Short Term Scientific Mission @ KU Leuven

TakeLab’s Goran Glavaš spent two months at the renowned Language Intelligence and Information Retrieval (LIIR) research group at KU Leuven in Belgium as part of the MUMIA COST Action short term scientific mission (STSM) grant where he carried out research in collaboration with LIIR members under the supervision of Prof. Marie-Francine Moens.

At TakeLab, we believe in collaboration with some of the leading groups in the areas of natural language processing and information retrieval. In line with this belief, TakeLab’s Goran Glavaš was awarded a short-term scientific mission (STSM) grant by the COST Action MUMIA (Multilingual and Multifaceted Interactive Information Access) in duration of two months to join the Language Intelligence and Information Retrieval (LIIR) group at KU Leuven in Belgium, one of the top NLP and IR groups in Europe.

During September and October, as a visiting scholar Goran worked together with Dr. Parisa Kordjamshidi and Prof. Marie-Francine Mooens on developing the hierarchical event-oriented representations of news stories which would facilitate information retrieval in news domain.

Apart from the scientific benefits of the visit, the STSM was a great opportunity to explore Leuven, the hometown of world-famous Stella Artois beer, as well as other Belgian cities, such as Antwerpen, Brugge, and Gent.