Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) was established in 1990 as a public university with a strong dedication to excellence in research and teaching. It is one of the two Spanish universities in the world Top 200 (Times Higher Education ranking - THE - 2017), the 17th highest ranked among those under 50 years (THE2017), and 5th among young universities in the world that progress most quickly (THE2015, Young Universities Summit). UPF is also 1st in Spain in teaching and research performance (U-Ranking, BBVA Foundation & Ivie, 2017) in quality output (excellence rate), normalized impact and percentage of collaborative papers with foreign institutions.

In CONNEXIONs, UPF participates through the Natural Language Processing Group (UPF-TALN) of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC). DTIC has an important track record of active participation and in EU projects, including coordination (a total of 66 FP7 projects and 10 other projects in non-FP7 program such as CIP, Ambient Assisted Living and the Lifelong Learning Program, and, up to now 21 H2020 projects). DTIC is the Spanish university department with the largest number of ERC grants (12), and is part of the FET Flagship initiative “The Human Brain Project”. It is the only Spanish ICT department that has been awarded the “Maria de Maeztu” excellence by the Spanish government for the quality and relevance of its pioneering scientific research, and as the top IT research concentration in Spain.

UPF-TALN (http://www.taln.upf.edu/) has been founded in 2005 by its current director Prof. Leo Wanner. During the 12 years of its existence it has gained widely acknowledged expertise in a number of areas in Natural Language Processing, including text analysis, content (concept and concept relation) extraction from multilingual material, multilingual text generation and summarization, and language resources acquisition. UPF-TALN has a solid record of coordination of and participation in large scale European and national RTD projects.

For more information on UPF, please visit our website: www.upf.edu

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