Daisuke Kawahara

Associate professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University

Title: NLP Technologies for Picking Wheat from a Mixture of Wheat and Chaff


Journalists create news texts, and Natural Language Processing (NLP)

has made a progress by using these texts as a corpus since the

1990s. Since the 2000s, various social networking services have

emerged, and not only journalists but also everyone began to generate

texts especially on the Web. As a result, there are now an

overwhelming amount of texts that everyone can easily access, but it

becomes difficult to grasp an overview of an interested topic and make

decisions. In this talk, I will introduce NLP technologies that

support people to obtain relevant information and make decisions. In

particular, I will illustrate language resources and methodologies for

discourse analysis, temporal analysis, and emotion analysis.


Elena Erdmann

PhD candidate TU Darmsdat, journalist German newsroom of Zeit Online

Title: Natural Language Processing in the Newsroom


How can the latest methods from Natural Laguage Processing be used to enhance journalistic investigation? In a cooperation between research training school AIPHES and the German Online Newsoutlet Zeit Online we study how these methods can be applied in journalism.

As a computer scientist gone data journalist, I will give some insights about the use of methods from Natural Language Processing and Data Science in the Newsroom of Zeit Online. I will discuss the different domains in which we already use Natural Language Processing today and point out practical problems and limitations that we face in our everyday work at the Newsroom. I will talk about opportunities for future research and highlight some promising approaches from the AIPHES research group.