Goran Glavaš

Hi, I’m Goran, a postdoc at TakeLab, and I like NLP. I like other things too, but this is kind of supposed to be my professional page, so I figured I’d mention NLP first. When not dealing with this weird combination of math, language, and programming, I play futsal or I swim. Sometimes I even dance salsa! Contact me if you’d like to discuss NLP, sports, weather, world politics, love, meaning of life, or haiku poetry (ok, maybe not haiku poetry :).

Work experience
Postdoctoral researcher at TakeLab, FER, University of Zagreb
     May 2014 – present
Research assistant at TakeLab, FER, University of Zagreb
     May 2011 – April 2014
Software engineer at Secom d.o.o.
     October 2010 – April 2011
Education
2010 –2014: PhD in Computer Science (natural language processing)
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb
Dissertation: Information extraction and retrieval based on event graphs
2008 – 2010: M.Sc. in Software Engineering
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb
Master thesis: Information system for tracking of marine mammals
2005 – 2008: B.Sc. in Software Engineering
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb
Bachelor thesis: Database for tracking financial business activities of a company
2001 – 2005: Highschool education
Gymnasium “Andrija Mohorovičić”, Rijeka
Matriculation thesis: “Principles of predicate logic”
Teaching
Publications
2015
Glavaš, G., Šnajder, J. Resolving Entity Coreference in Croatian with a Constrained Mention-Pair Model, Proceedings of the Workshop on Balto-Slavic Natural Language Processing (BSNLP 2015), Hissar, 17-23.
Glavaš, G., Štajner, S. Simplifying Lexical Simplification: Do We Need Simplified Corpora?, Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2015), Beijing, 63-68.
Glavaš, G. TakeLab: Medical Information Extraction and Linking with MINERAL, Proceedings of the Workshop on Semantic Evaluations (SemEval 2015), Denver, 389-393.
Glavaš, G., Karan, M., Šnajder, J., Dalbelo Bašić, B., Vulić, I., Moens, M.F. TKLBLIIR: Detecting Twitter Paraphrases with TweetingJay, Proceedings of the Workshop on Semantic Evaluations (SemEval 2015), Denver, 70-74.
2014
Glavaš, G., Šnajder, J. Constructing Coherent Event Hierarchies from News Stories, Proceedings of the 9th Workshop on Graph-based Methods for Natural Language Processing (TextGraphs-9), EMNLP, Doha, 34-38.
Glavaš, G., Šnajder, J., Kordjamshidi, P., Moens, M.F., HiEvents: A Corpus for Extracting Event Hierarchies from News Stories, 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2014), May 2014, pp. 3678 – 3783.
Glavaš, G., Šnajder, J., Construction and Evaluation of Event Graphs, Natural Language Engineering, Vol. 20, 2014., in press.
Glavaš, G., Šnajder, J., Event Graphs for Information Retrieval and Multi-Document Summarization, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 41, 2014., pp. 6904-6916.
Skukan, L., Glavaš, G., Šnajder, J. HeidelTime.Hr: Extracting and Normalizing Temporal Expressions in Croatian, Proceedings of the Ninth Language Technologies Conference, Information Society (IS-JT 2014), Ljubljana, 99-103.
Biđin, S., Šnajder, J., Glavaš, G. Predicting Croatian Phrase Sentiment Using a Deep Matrix-Vector Model, Proceedings of the Ninth Language Technologies Conference, Information Society (IS-JT 2014), Ljubljana, 95-98.
Baksa, K., Dolović, D., Glavaš, G., Šnajder, J. Named Entity Recognition in Croatian Tweets, Proceedings of the Ninth Language Technologies Conference, Information Society (IS-JT 2014), Ljubljana, 85-89.

2013

Karan, M., Glavaš, G., Šarić, F., Šnajder, J., Dalbelo Bašić, B., CroNER: Recognizing Named Entities in Croatian Using Conditional Random Fields, Informatics, Vol. 37, December 2013., pp. 165–172.
Glavaš, G., Šnajder, J., Event-Centered Information Retrieval Using Kernels on Event Graphs, 8th Workshop on Graph-Based Methods for Natural Language Processing in conjunction with Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2013), October 2014., pp. 1–5.
Glavaš, G., Štajner, S., Event-Centered Simplification of News Stories, Student Research Workshop at Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP 2013), September 2013., pp. 71–78, best paper award
Glavaš, G., Šnajder, J., Recognizing Identical Events with Graph Kernels, 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2013), August 2013., pp. 797–803.
Glavaš, G., Korenčić, D., Šnajder, J., Aspect-Oriented Opinion Mining from User Reviews in Croatian, 4thWorkshop on Balto-Slavonic Natural Language Processing (BSNLP 2013) in conjunction with 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational
Linguistics (ACL 2013), August 2013., pp. 18–22.
Glavaš, G., Šnajder, J., Exploring Coreference Uncertainty of Generically Extracted Event Mentions, Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing (CICLing 2013), March 2013., pp. 408–422.

2012

Glavaš, G., Šnajder, J., Dalbelo Bašić, B., Are You for Real? Learning Event Factuality in Croatian Texts, Conference on Data Mining and Data Warehouses (SiKDD 2012), October 2012.
Glavaš, G., Karan, M., Šarić, F., Šnajder, J., Mijić, J., Šilić, A., Dalbelo Bašić, B., “Cro-NER: A State-of-the-Art Named Entity Recognition and Classification for Croatian”, 8th Language Technologies Conference (IS-LTC 2012), October 2012., pp. 73–78.
Marović, M., Šnajder, J., Glavaš, G., Event and Temporal Relation Extraction from Croatian Newspaper Texts, 8th Language Technologies Conference (IS-LTC 2012), October 2012., pp. 141–146.
Glavaš, G., Šnajder, J., Dalbelo Bašić, B., Semi-Supervised Acquisition of Croatian Sentiment Lexicon, 15th International Conference on Text, Speech, and Dialogue (TSD 2012), rujan 2012., str. 166–173.
Glavaš, G., Fertalj, K., Šnajder, J., From Requirements to Code: Syntax-Based Requirements Analysis for Data-Driven Application Development, 17th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language Processing to Information Systems (NLDB 2012), lipanj 2012., str. 339–344.
Šarić, F., Glavaš, G., Karan, M., Šnajder, J., Dalbelo Bašić, B., TakeLab Systems for Measuring Semantic Text Similarity, The First Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM 2012), lipanj 2012., str. 441–448.
Glavaš, G., Šnajder, J., Dalbelo Bašić, B., Experiments on Hybrid Corpus-Based Sentiment Lexicon Acquisition, Workshop on Innovative Hybrid Approaches to Processing Textual Data in conjunction with 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2012), travanj 2012., str. 1–9.

2011

Glavaš, G., Fertalj, K., Solving the Class Responsibility Assignment Problem Using Metaheuristic Approach, Journal of Computing and Information Technology, Vol. 19 (Number 4), prosinac 2011., str. 275–283.
Glavaš, G., Fertalj, K., Metaheuristic Approach to Class Responsibility Assignment Problem, 33rd International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces (ITI 2011), lipanj 2011., str. 591–596.

2010

Martinović, A., Glavaš, G., Juribašić, M., Sutić, D., Kalafatić, Z., Real-Time Detection and Recognition of Traffic Signs, 33rd International Convention MIPRO (2010), svibanj 2010., str. 247–252.