Analysis of Image Captions in Scientific Publications

21 May, 2019

On 28 May from 13 till 14.30, in F322 (Växjö) we will have a talk by a visiting professor to the iInstitute, Christian Wartena from University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover.

In the project NOA of the Technischen Informationsbibliothek (TIB) and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover we collect images with a free license from open access publications in order to make them available via Wikimedia Commons and thus to increase the potentials to reuse scientific images. In order to annotate and describe the content of the images techniques from image recognition are not suited.  Instead we analyze the captions and the passages referring to the image. We will show what specific problems the extraction of keywords from captions provides and how we solved them. Especially we will show, what role the imagery and concreteness of words, two notions form psycholinguistics, can play and how we can determine these values for arbitrary words.

Welcome!

For more information contact: Koraljka Golub – koraljka.golub@lnu.se

Seminar on Machine Learning in Industry on Friday May 10th

9 May, 2019

On Friday May 10, at 13.15-15.00, in D1136, Jonas Lundberg has three guest lecturers from industry giving a presentation about how machine learning is used in their companies.

It’s a part a course and is open for all students in Computer Science and Media Technology but we would also like to know staff  from DISA to attend the meeting if you are curios to know more about what is being done in industry

Each presenter will also present an exciting machine learning project they are currently working on.

Presenters:

  1. Antonina Danylenko, Viaplay, Stockholm
  2. Welf Löwe, Linnaeus university about collaborations with Softwerk, Växjö
  3. Linus Gustafsson, Fortnox, Växjö

If you have any questions please contact Jonas Lundberg – jonas.lundberg@lnu.se

//Diana

PhD course INNOVATIVE APPLICATIONS OF RESEARCH AND SCIENCE (4.5 credits)

29 April, 2019

The findings, experiences, and ideas that emerge from research have traditionally been utilised through academic publication and teaching programmes. However, academic impact alone is no longer enough for a successful research career. With the growing emphasis in the research funding landscape on maximising impact beyond academia, it is increasingly important that
researchers reach wider society by embedding non-academic impact strategies in their projects, by working with a range of non-academic partners, and by using ever more innovative methods of dissemination and utilisation. This course showcases a range of approaches researchers can employ to ensure that their research has impact and relevance beyond universities. It will also provide students with tools that will help them best communicate the value of their work to research funders and potential investors.

Lecturers and content

You will be provided with knowledge around idea development within research. Particular emphasis will be given to developing an understanding of ’research impact’ and how to embed this in your projects.

Eligibility and further details

The course is offered to PhD students in all disciplines from Karlstad University, Linnaeus University, Mid Sweden University and Örebro University. The course consists of three mandatory seminars in the autumn of 2019 (Karlstad Sep 11-12th, Kalmar Oct 22-24th and Stockholm Nov 21st). The innovation office Fyrklövern covers the cost of your course travel and accommodation. The course is taught in English.

How to Apply?
Please send your application to fyrklovern.doktorand@kau.se by 11th May. You should provide your name, department, contact details, and a short description (max. 100 words) of your research project. Please ensure that you obtain your supervisor’s approval for attending the course, and also state their name in your application email.

For more information please contact: Mathias Gaunitz – mathias.gaunitz@lnu.se or 0470-70 89 79

Forskningsseminarium: Han vill använda AI för effektivare psykologisk behandling mot psykisk ohälsa

27 March, 2019

Viktor Kaldo, leg psykolog och forskare, berättar om sina studier kring psykologisk behandling via internet och hur man kan använda sig av AI för att effektiviseras vårdprocesser och hjälpa fler patienter med psykisk ohälsa.

Datum och tid: Fredag den 12 april klockan 10.30-12.00
Plats: Universitetskajen (Nya universitetsbygget i hamnen, Kalmar)
Hus/sal: , Hus Vita, våning 2, sal Azur,
Adress/vägbeskrivning: Norra Kajplanen 6 se karta, Följ skylten mot Hus Vita genom en gång mitt i bygget som ligger på hamnsidan nära turistbyrån, gå sedan in genom entrén till plan 2.

Anmäl dig genom att skicka ett mejl till ehalsoinstitutet@lnu.se  (senast  10/4)
Forskningsseminariet går även att se på distans då det streamas live på https://lnu.se/mot-linneuniversitetet/aktuellt/nyheter/ehalsoinstitutet-live/

Open Science Hackathon April 6-7

5 March, 2019

What all geeks in Växjö have been waiting for…🤪

On the 6th-7th of April, Open.Science.Hack will take place at Linnaeus University, Sweden, a 24h-hackathon promoting open source and open science.

The event is organized by different local IT networks, including the student organizations Kodkollektivet and SPIIK.com, the female network WiTech IT-network Sverige, the IT forum #vxodev, and researchers at Linnaeus University, SwedenOpen.Science.Hack will gather students, business professionals, and researchers passionate about IT. The event will be held in English and is free of charge.

#Openscience is a massive, global movement towards making scientific research available and accessible to everyone.

Registrations for Open.Science.Hack are OPEN!!! Register yourself for the Team Matching event on the 22nd of March:
https://opensciencehack.eventbrite.com

In case you want to attend Open.Science.Hack (6.-7.4.2019) but you can not make it to the Team Matching event, send the organization team (open.science.hack@gmail.com) a short profile about yourself and we will match you with a team.

**FIND YOUR TEAM!**
Every team in the hackathon should consist of at least one:
🎓 (PhD) student
💼 researcher/business professional
👩 woman

For updated information see the event on facebook.

BAL-ADRIA Summer School on Digital Humanities, 16-22 June 2019, Zadar, Croatia

4 March, 2019

The BAL-ADRIA* Summer School on Digital Humanities will be held in the period of 16 to 22 June 2019, in Zadar, Croatia (*Baltic-Adriatic). It is organized by Linnaeus University (LNU) and University of Zadar, in collaboration with DARIAH-EU, Uppsala University, and Data Intensive Sciences and Applications Centre of Excellence at LNU.

This instance of the summer school covers

  • the theory of digital humanities research methods
  • the practice of fundamentals of programming for digital humanities.

For more information and to register, please visit http://baladria.unizd.hr

Welcome!

Doktorandkurs i sommar – Designing Human Technology

28 February, 2019

Dags att skicka in din anmälan till en spännande doktorandkurs i sommar! Deadline 1/3 2019!

Den tvärvetenskapliga doktorandkursen ”Designing Human Technology”, DHT 7.0, om hur man designar teknik för (och med) människor, äger rum för sjunde året i rad, denna gång i Estland, med Tallinn University som värd, i samarbete med Roskilde Universitet (Danmark) och Trento University (Italien) samt med medverkande seniorforskare från Danmark, Sverige, Finland, Norge, Estland och Italien. Kursen hålls 16-18/6 på en ö i vid estniska västkusten i form av internat under 3 dagar, motsvarar 3,5 ECTS, och brukar vara mycket uppskattad av medverkande doktorander från olika delar av Europa. Ingen kursavgift, samt gratis mat och logi under de tre dagarna tack vare EU-finansiering. Resan till och från Tallinn måste doktoranderna dock hitta egen finansiering för.

Se mer information om kursen på http://dht2019.tlu.ee/

DISA at ICAME 40

28 January, 2019

The 40th Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME) will be held at Université de Neuchâtel in Switzerland, June 1 – 5. ICAME is one of the most important ongoing conference series on corpus linguistics, and since this is the 40th installment it is something of an anniversary. The theme this year is “Language in Time, Time in Language”.

This year we are happy to see that we have many of our researchers connected to DISA present to represent us and the research conducted at Linnaeus University.

The conference activities connected to DISA LNU are:

  • Jukka Tyrkkö will be organizing a workshop called “Big data and the study of language and culture: Parliamentary discourse across time and space” together with Minna Korhonen and Haidee Kruger.
  • Mikko Laitinen is presenting a paper on variation in indefinite pronouns in historical American English called “Towards the Inevitable Demise of Everybody?” together with Emily Öhman and Tanja Säily.
  • Magnus Levin and Jenny Ström Herold will present on echoic binomials in an English-German-Swedish perspective as a part of the “Languages in Time, Time in Languages: Phraseological perspectives” workshop.
  • Mikko Laitinen, Jukka Tyrkkö, Magnus Levin, Alexander Lakaw and Daniel Sundberg will be presenting a paper on the use of American English and British English in the Nordic context through the Nordic Tweet Stream.

For more information about the research within the research group for Data Intensive Digital Humanities, visit their website.

/Diana

PhD course: eHealth – improved data to and from patients, 3 credits

2 January, 2019

In April 2019 we will give a new course for PhD-students in eHealth. The course will give an introduction to eHealth and health informatics including benefits and challenges with eHealth, examples of applications in use, register based epidemiology, decision support systems, overview and examples of research within the interdisciplinary field of health informatics.

Teaching in this course will be lectures online (via mymoodle) as well as 2 seminars where students will present and discuss papers from this field of research.

This course will be given in collaboration with  the eHealth Institute. We welcome PhD-students from DISA as well as other PhD-students at Linnaeus University who are interested in eHealth and health informatics.

  • Pace: Half time, distance learning with approximately 2 meetings on campus in Kalmar
  • Language: English
  • When: April 2019 (preliminary 1/4 – 28/4)
  • Contact: If you are interested in this course, please send an e-mail to Tora Hammar, tora.hammar@lnu.se

The eHealth Institute, Department of medicine and optometry, Linnaeus University will be responsible for the course.

//Diana

Call for papers: ACM Transactions on Data Science

19 November, 2018

Data Science relies on the massive volumes of diverse data generated from all forms of human activity and interaction with the environment to make decisions and to solve problems. Traditional methods for managing and processing data have been scaled to address its growth, but new approaches are required to deal with these heterogeneous, high velocity, very large data sources of varying quality, coverage, and semantics. There are challenges at every stage. Addressing these challenges requires innovations in a wide range of computing sub-disciplines, from computer architecture to human computer interaction, and from data analytics to recommendations. ACM Transactions on Data Science (TDS) will serve as the premier forum for describing and advancing the state of the art on this important topic.

Scope

The scope of the TDS includes cross-disciplinary innovative research ideas, algorithms, systems, theory and applications for data science. Papers that address challenges at every stage, from acquisition on, through data cleaning, transformation, representation, integration, indexing, modeling, analysis, visualization, and interpretation while retaining privacy, fairness, provenance, transparency, and provision of social benefit, within the context of big data, fall within the scope of the journal.

The objective of the journal is to provide a forum for cross-cutting research results that contribute to data science. Papers that address core technologies without clear evidence that they propose multi/cross-disciplinary technologies and approaches designed for management and processing of large volumes of data, and for data-driven decision making will be out of scope of this journal.

Editor-in-Chief
Beng Chin Ooi, National University of Singapore

Senior Associate Editors
Mike Franklin, University of Chicago
H.V. Jagadish, University of Michigan
Hong Mei, Beijing Institute of Technology and Peking University
Renée J. Miller, University of Toronto
Jeannette M. Wing, Columbia University

For further information or to submit your manuscript.