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Språkbanken's research unit develops state-of-the-art language technology and pursues theoretical and practical aims within different research areas. Our research focuses both on language technology itself (creating comprehensive, high-quality resources that are needed to develop tools and algorithms) and on questions from other disciplines.

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ICALL - Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning

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ALZ-RJ-Cognitive Decline

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Cassandra: Explaining and predicting short-term language change in Modern Swedish

2021–2024

Linguists often try to explain language change, but all our explanations are necessarily post hoc and thus difficult to evaluate. What happens if we turn to the future instead of the past and try to predict language change?

  • Aleksandrs (Sasha) Berdicevskis
  • Yvonne Adesam
  • Nina Tahmasebi
  • Evie Coussé
  • linguistics
  • computational linguistics
  • language change
  • language evolution
  • sociolinguistics
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Catta

2021–    

Developing tools for systematic studies of text classification

  • Niklas Zechner
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    SwedishGlue: a benchmark suite for language models

    2020–2021

    The purpose of this project is to create high-quality test sets for att enable all actors within Swedish NLP to evaluate and compare language models.

    • Markus Forsberg
    • Yvonne Adesam
    • Aleksandrs (Sasha) Berdicevskis
    • Dana Dannélls
    • Felix Morger
    • Gerlof Bouma
    • Magnus Sahlgren
    • Love Börjeson
    • Johanna Bergman
    • evaluation
    • language models
    • bias

    Argumentation analysis and technology

    2020–    

    A joint project between Språkbanken Text, FLoV and CLASP, with the purpose of creating and exploring methods for argumentation technology.

    • Anna Lindahl
    • Stian Rødven Eide
    • Axel Almquist
    • Bill Noble
    • Christine Howes
    • Ellen Breitholtz
    • Vladislav Maraev
    • Martin Kaså
    • linguistics
    • computational linguistics
    • argumentation
    • text
    • dialogue
    • pragmatics
    • semantics
    • politics
    • forum
    • online discussion
    • argumentation technology
    • argument mining

    Rumour mining

    2020–2023
    • Jacobo Rouces
    • Lars Borin
    • Mia-Marie Hammarlin
    • Fredrik Miegel
    • digital humanities

    Text classification of medical publications about person-centred care

    2019–2021

    Computerised text classification is used to help identify documents on the topic of patient-centred care.

    • Niklas Zechner

      Hot och hat mot journalister

      2019–2023

      Under vilka förutsättningar försvagas yttrandefrihet och demokrati av hat och hot mot journalister online?

      • Peter Ljunglöf
      • Oscar Björkenfeldt
      • Måns Svensson

        Svenskt språkdatalabb

        2019–2021

        Målet med Svenskt Språkdatalabb är att skapa en nationell kunskapsnod inom språkteknologi, och ta fram svenska referensdatamängder för NLP som sedan tillgängliggörs med öppen access i AI Innovation of Swedens datafabrik.

        • Peter Ljunglöf
        • Aleksandrs (Sasha) Berdicevskis

          Towards Computational Lexical Semantic Change Detection

          2019–2022

          In this project, we aim to find automatic, corpus-based methods for detecting semantic change and lexical replacement for Swedish and English.

          • Nina Tahmasebi
          • Simon Hengchen
          • Richard Johansson
          • Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm

            Evaluation and refinement of an enhanced OCR-process for mass digitisation

            2019–2020

            The purpose of this project is to fine-tune and evaluate a test platform for OCR-production that was developed by Kungliga biblioteket (KB) in cooperation with the Norwegian software company Zissor in 2017.

            • Dana Dannélls
            • Lars Björk
            • Torsten Johansson
            • OCR

            The rise of complex verb constructions in Germanic

            2018–    

            The project studies the rise of complex verb constructions in Germanic.

            • Evie Coussé
            • Gerlof Bouma
            • Nicoline van der Sijs
            • Dirk-Jan de Kooter
            • Trude Dijkstra

              Milage: Multilingual Automated Grammar Extraction

              2018–2022
              • Shafqat Mumtaz Virk
              • Markus Forsberg
              • Harald Hammarström

                DReaM: The Dictionary/Grammar Reading Machine

                2018–2020

                A Multilingual Annotated Corpus of Grammars for the World's Languages

                • Shafqat Mumtaz Virk
                • Markus Forsberg
                • Harald Hammarström

                  L2 profiles for Swedish

                  2018–2021

                  The L2 P project studies lexical and grammatical competence in second language learner Swedish through two corpora: coursebooks and essays.

                  • Elena Volodina
                  • Therese Lindström Tiedemann
                  • Yousuf Ali Mohammed
                  • David Alfter
                  • ICALL
                  • NLP4CALL
                  • språklig komplexitet
                  • SLA
                  • second language learning
                  • CEFR profiles

                  SweLL - Infrastructure for L2 Swedish

                  2017–2020

                  The main focus of this project is on producing data, tools and workflows for research an and evaluation of L2 Swedish.

                  • Elena Volodina
                  • Yousuf Ali Mohammed
                  • Arild Matsson
                  • Mats Wirén
                  • Beáta Megyesi
                  • Julia Prentice
                  • Gunlög Sundberg
                  • Lena Granstedt
                  • Monica Reichenberg
                  • Lisa Rudebeck
                  • Second language infrastructure
                  • Swedish as a second language
                  • essay annotation
                  • correction annotation
                  • pseudonymization

                  Linguistic and extra-linguistic parameters for early detection of cognitive impairment

                  2016–2019
                  • Dimitrios Kokkinakis
                  • Kristina Lundholm Fors
                  • Malin Antonsson
                  • Marie Eckerström
                  • Charalambos Themistocleous
                  • language disorders

                  Digital LSI

                  2015–2021

                  Digitization of Grierson’s Linguistic Survey of India (LSI; 1903-1927)

                  • Lars Borin
                  • Shafqat Mumtaz Virk
                  • Anju Saxena
                  • Bernard Comrie

                    Language Technology Linked Open Data at Språkbanken

                    2014–2014

                    This project aims to make lexical resources for language technology available in the form of linked open data.

                    • Lars Borin
                    • Dana Dannélls
                    • Markus Forsberg
                    • LOD
                    • Semantiska webben
                    • länkad data

                    Koala – Korp's linguistic annotations

                    2014–2017

                    Improved annotations for the Korp corpus infrastructure.

                    • Yvonne Adesam
                    • Lars Borin
                    • Gerlof Bouma
                    • Markus Forsberg
                    • Richard Johansson

                      Corpus-driven induction of linguistic knowledge

                      2014–2018

                      We will apply corpus-driven methods as a way to expand and correct existing hand-crafted linguistic resources, and conversely we will use hand-crafted resources as additional sources of supervision when learning meaning representations automatically.

                      • Richard Johansson
                      • Luis Nieto Piña

                        MAÞiR

                        2014–2017

                        Developing automatic annotation tools for Old Swedish texts.

                        • Gerlof Bouma
                        • Yvonne Adesam

                          A free cloud service for OCR

                          2013–2014
                          • Dana Dannélls
                          • Lars Borin
                          • Gerlof Bouma
                          • OCR
                          • historiskt material

                          SweCcn -- a Swedish constructicon

                          2013–2016

                          The aim of this project is to develop a Swedish so-called constructicon, a database of Swedish constructions.

                          • Lars Borin
                          • Dana Dannélls
                          • Markus Forsberg
                          • Leif-Jöran Olsson
                          • Jonatan Uppström
                          • Benjamin Lyngfelt
                          • Kristian Blensenius
                          • Linnea Bäckström
                          • Anna Ehrlemark
                          • Per Malm
                          • Joel Olofsson
                          • Julia Prentice
                          • Rudolf Rydstedt
                          • Emma Sköldberg
                          • Sofia Tingsell
                          • Lexicography
                          • integrerad lexikonresurs
                          • constructicon

                          Towards a Knowledge-Based Culturomics

                          2013–2018

                          The main aim of this research program is to advance the state of the art in language technology resources and methods for semantic processing of Swedish text, in order to provide researchers and others with more sophisticated tools for working with the information contained in large volumes of digitized text, e.g., by being able to correlate and compare the content of texts and text passages on a large scale.

                          • Jacobo Rouces
                          • Lars Borin
                          • Nina Tahmasebi
                          • Dimitrios Kokkinakis
                          • Pierre Nugues
                          • Richard Johansson
                          • Dubhashi Devdatt
                          • culturomics

                          Funktionella somatiska symtom

                          2013–2014

                          Tolkning och förståelse av funktionella symtom i primärvården

                          • Dimitrios Kokkinakis
                          • Eva Lidén
                          • Elisabeth Björk Brämberg
                          • Sylvia Määttä
                          • Staffan Svensson

                            PINCORE

                            2012–2016

                            Person-Centred Information and Communication for patients undergoing Colo-Rectal Cancer Surgery

                            • Dimitrios Kokkinakis

                              META-NORD

                              2011–2013

                              The META-NORD project aims to establish an open linguistic infrastructure in the Baltic and Nordic countries.

                              • Lars Borin
                              • Markus Forsberg

                                Akademiska ordlistor

                                2011–2014
                                  • Lexicography
                                  • second language learning
                                  • NLP4CALL

                                  A System Architecture for ICALL

                                  2011–2013
                                  • Lars Borin
                                  • Elena Volodina
                                  • Hrafn Loftsson
                                  • Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir
                                  • ICALL
                                  • NLP4CALL
                                  • Swedish as a second language
                                  • Second language infrastructure
                                  • second language learning
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                                  MedEval

                                  2011–2012

                                  En svensk medicinsk testkollektion

                                  • Karin Friberg Heppin
                                  • Anni Järvelin

                                    Swedish FrameNet++ (SweFN++)

                                    2011–    

                                    The goal of the SweFN++ project is to build an open-content -- i.e., freely available and modifiable -- integrated lexical resource for Swedish -- so far lacking -- to be used as a basic infrastructural component in Swedish language technology (LT) research and in the development of LT applications for Swedish.

                                    • Lars Borin
                                    • Dana Dannélls
                                    • Dimitrios Kokkinakis
                                    • Markus Forsberg
                                    • Jonatan Uppström
                                    • Leif-Jöran Olsson
                                    • Malin Ahlberg
                                    • Maria Toporowska Gronostaj
                                    • Karin Friberg Heppin
                                    • Richard Johansson
                                    • lexikon
                                    • lexikal semantik
                                    • modern
                                    • integrerad lexikonresurs
                                    • framenet

                                    MOLTO - Multilingual Online Translation

                                    2010–2013

                                    MOLTO's goal is to develop a set of tools for translating texts between multiple languages in real time with high quality. Languages are separate modules in the tool and can be varied; prototypes covering a majority of the EU's 23 official languages will be built.

                                    • Dana Dannélls
                                    • Generation
                                    • translation
                                    • multilingual
                                    • cultural heritage
                                    • GF

                                    Digital areal linguistics

                                    2010–2014

                                    The goal of this project is to create a database of comparable lexical items in a number of representative languages spoken in the Himalayan region in India and to use this database for investigating the Himalayas as a linguistic area.

                                    • Lars Borin
                                    • Taraka Rama
                                    • Anju Saxena
                                    • Bernard Comrie
                                    • language technology
                                    • areal linguistics
                                    • linguistic typology
                                    • computational linguistics
                                    • Lexicography

                                    Kelly - KEywords for Language Learning for Young and adults alike

                                    2009–2011
                                    • Elena Volodina
                                    • Sofie Johansson Kokkinakis
                                    • ICALL
                                    • NLP4CALL
                                    • second language learning
                                    • CEFR profiles
                                    • Swedish as a second language

                                    CONPLISIT

                                    2009–2010

                                    Consumption patterns and life-style in Swedish literature – novels 1830-1860

                                    • Lars Borin
                                    • Markus Forsberg
                                    • Christer Ahlberger