Lectures, Seminars and Conference Talks


April/2016
Are language technologies a Nemesis for human languages?
Invited talk at Spanish Language and Book Day, Singapore [slides]
Sept/2015
Complex vector spaces: an exploratory study
International Workshop on Embeddings and Semantics (IWES), Alicante, Spain.
Sept/2015
Vector Spaces for Cross-language NLP Applications
Tutorial at INTERSPEECH 2015, Dresden, Germany [slides]
July/2015
Automated Simultaneous Interpretation: Hints of a Cognitive Framework for MT
The Fourth Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation (HyTra-4), Beijing, China.
Dec/2014
Vector Spaces for Cross-language NLP Applications
Tutorial at Asia-Pacific Singnal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, Siem Reap, Cambodia [slides]
March/2014
Vector Spaces and Cognition
TALP Research Centre, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona
August/2013
AIDA: Artificial Intelligent Dialogue Agent
The 14th SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue (demo session) , Metz, France
May/2013
Natural Language Processing and its applications to e-commerce, marketing and on-line consumer satisfaction analysis
Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management, Singapore
August/2012
An Introduction to Multidimensional Scaling
HTL-NLU Study Group, Fusionopolis, Singapore
July/2012
IRIS: a Chat-oriented Dialogue System based on the Vector Space Model
The 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (demo session) , Jeju, Korea
July/2012
Movie-DiC: a Movie Dialogue Corpus for Research and Development
The 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (poster session) , Jeju, Korea
May/2012
I2R-NICT Joint Efforts on Human-Robot Spoken Dialogue Technologies
Joint I2R-NICT Workshop 2012 , Fusionopolis, Singapore
April/2012
An Empirical Evaluation of Stop Word Removal in Statistical Machine Translation
Joint Workshop on Exploiting Synergies between Information Retrieval and Machine Translation , Avignon, France
Nov/2011
Evaluation of Spanish Segmentation Strategies for Spanish-Chinese Transliteration
Named Entities Workshop (NEWS 2011) , Chiang Mai, Thailand [slides]
Nov/2011
Enhancing scarce-resource language translation through pivot combinations
The 5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing , Chiang Mai, Thailand [slides]
Sep/2011
From Information to Knowledge: Memory vs. Inference
Knowledge-leveraged Computational Thinking through Natural Language Processing and Statistical Logic , Shonan, Japan [slides]
Jun/2011
A Semantic Feature for Statistical Machine Translation
Fifth Workshop on Syntax, Semantics and Structure in Statistical Translation (SSST-5) , Portland, Oregon, USA [slides]
Jun/2011
AM-FM: A Semantic Framework for Translation Quality Assessment
The 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics , Portland, Oregon, USA [slides]
Jun/2010
Uso de mapas semánticos para la búsqueda crosslingüe de oraciones paralelas
I Congreso Español de Recuperación de Información (CERI 2010) , Madrid, Spain [slides]
May/2010
Integration of statistical collocation segmentations in a phrase-based SMT
14th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation , Saint-Raphaël, France
Nov/2009
On the incidence of POS on polarity identification of user-generated-contents in Spanish
First Workshop on Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis , Seville, Spain [slides]
Apr/2009
Non-linear semantic mapping for cross-language document search
4th workshop on the Future of the Web Search: Semantic Search , Ibiza, Spain [slides]
Mar/2009
Semantic mapping for related term identification
10th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics , Mexico City, Mexico [slides]
Dec/2008
Space Reduction Techniques for Data Analysis
MEDIAPRO Group, Barcelona, Spain
Dec/2008
Multidimensional Scaling and Cross-language Information Retrieval
Lunch-Seminars at Telefonica i+d, Barcelona [slides]
Sep/2008
Word association models and search strategies for discriminative word alignment
12th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation , Hamburg, Germany [poster]
Jul/2008
Exploring MDS projections for cross-language information retrieval
31st Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference , Singapore [poster]
Jul/2008
Multidimensional Scaling and Cross-language Information Retrieval
School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore [slides]
Feb/2008
Exploring Spanish-morphology effects on Chinese-Spanish SMT
Workshop on Mixing Approaches to Machine Translation , Donostia, Spain [slides]
Feb/2008
Lines of Research in Barcelona Media's Information Management Group
Barcelona Media Innovation Centre, Barcelona, Spain [link]
Sep/2007
The UPC's n-gram based Statistical Machine Translation System
Chinese and Oriental Languages Information Processing Society (COLIPS), Singapore [link]
Aug/2007
Statistical Machine Translation: State of the Art and Future Challenges
School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore [slides]
Jul/2007
SPSA vs. Simplex in statistical machine translation optimization
Sixth International Congress on Industrial Applied Mathematics (ICIAM07) and GAMM Annual Meeting , Zurich, Switzerland
Jul/2007
Introduction to Statistical Machine Translation
8th summer school of the European Masters in Language and Speech, Brno, Czech Republic [link]
May/2007
La Traducción Automática Estadística: Estado Actual del Arte y Retos Futuros
V Jornadas de Ingeniería de Telecomunicaciones, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas, Venezuela [slides]
Dec/2006
A feasibility study for Chinese-Spanish statistical machine translation
5th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing (ISCSLP) , Singapore [slides]
Nov/2006
Chinese-Spanish statistical machine translation experiments
4tas Jornadas de Tecnologías del Habla , Zaragoza, España [poster]
Sep/2006
A Neural Stochastic Optimization Framework for Oil Parameter Estimation
Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning , IDEAL06
Sep/2006
CHISPA-MT: un consorcio para la traducción automática entre chino y castellano
XXII Congreso de la Sociedad Española para el Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural , Zaragoza, España [slides]
Sep/2006
A learning computational engine for history matching
10th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery (ECMOR), EAGE , Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jul/2006
Introduction to Statistical Machine Translation
7th summer school of the European Masters in Language and Speech, Utrecht, The Netherlands [link]
Jun/2006
UPC's bilingual n-gram translation system
TC-STAR workshop on Speech-to-Speech Translation , Barcelona, Spain
Jun/2006
Investigación y Desarrollo en Tecnologías de Traducción Automática
8va Edición del Internet Global Congress, Barcelona, Spain [slides]
Sep/2005
Bilingual n-gram statistical machine translation
Proceedings of the X Machine Translation Summit , Pukhet, Thailand [slides]
Jul/2005
La Traducción Automática del Habla
"El Futuro de los Sistemas de Diálogo", Soria, Spain [link]
Nov/2002
3D Seismic pattern recognition by using Hopfield neural networks
XI Congreso Venezolano de Geofísica, Caracas, Venezuela
May/2002
Content addressable memories for seismic attribute pattern recognition
64th Conference of the European Association of Geophysicists and Engineers (EAGE), Florence, Italy
Nov/2001
¿Qué Hace un Ingeniero Electrónico en Caracterización de Yacimientos?
Semana de la Carrera de Ingeniería Electrónica, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela
Nov/2001
Atributos Sísmicos
Semana de la Carrera de Ingeniería Geofísica, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela
Sep/2001
Nonlinear estimation of missing logs from existing well log data
71st Annual Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), San Antonio TX, USA
May/2001
Técnicas de Estimación y Clasificación
"Atributos Sísmicos para la Caracterización de Yacimientos", PDVSA CIED, Caracas, Venezuela
Jul/2000
Well log estimates and confidence intervals by using artificial neural networks
70th Annual Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), Calgary, Canada
May/2000
Seismic Inversion with an Infinite Impulse Response Convolutional Model
X Congreso Venezolano de Geofísica, Caracas, Venezuela
May/2000
Petrophysical Estimation from Seismic Attributes by Using Artificial Neural Networks
X Congreso Venezolano de Geofísica, Caracas, Venezuela
Nov/1994
An analytical approach to quasi-perfect reconstruction filter banks for audio coding
97th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), San Francisco CA, USA