AUEB’s Department of Informatics co-organizes the 1st Athens Natural Language Processing Summer School (September 18-25, 2019)


The Department of Informatics of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) co-organizes the 1st international Athens Natural Language Processing Summer School (AthNLP), which will take place at the campus of NCSR “Demokritos” from September 18 to 25, 2019. Natural Language Processing is a subfield of Artificial Intelligence that develops algorithms and computational models that allow computers to “understand” and generate natural language text and/or spoken language. Examples of applications developed by the Natural Language Processing Group of AUEB’s Department of Informatics include information extraction from legal and biomedical documents, opinion mining from product reviews, systems that answer questions by searching for answers in scientific journals etc.

The instructors of the Summer School are distinguished Natural Language Processing researchers from universities, research centers, and information technology companies around the world. The School will be attended by approximately 100 participants, selected from approximately 260 who applied to participate. The central lectures of the Summer School will be video-recorded and will be made freely available after the completion of the School.

The Summer School is co-organized by the Department of Informatics of AUEB, the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of NCSR “Demokritos”, the Institute for Language and Speech Processing of the Research Center “Athena”, and the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences of Heriot-Watt University. The Scientific Committee of the School comprises Ion Androutsopoulos (Associate Professor, AUEB), Andreas Vlachos (Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge), Anastasia Krithara (Associate Researcher, NCSR “Demokritos”), Yannis Konstas (Lecturer, Heriot-Watt), Haris Papageorgiou (Research Director, RC “Athena”) and Georgios Petasis (Researcher, NCSR “Demokritos”). Dr. Vlachos and Dr. Konstas are also alumni of AUEB’s Department of Informatics. The Summer School is organized in cooperation with Lisbon Machine Learning School.

The Summer School is supported by several sponsors and academic supporters, including AUEB’s Education and Lifelong Learning Center and AUEB’s MSc in Data Science.