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Language and Information Society

LYS (Language and Information Society, www.grupolys.org) is an interdisciplinary research group of University of Corunna (code G00079) accredited as a Competitive Reference Group by the Regional Government of Galicia. It is formed by professors and researchers from the fields of Linguistics and Computer Science who have long been working in the area known as Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing and Language Engineering. External evaluations of the LYS Group were conducted in 2012, 2015 and 2018 by the National Agency of Evaluation and Prospective (ANEP) and as a result it has been rated as Excellent, internationally comparable quality in its scientific field.

Members of the LYS Group are part of the European network Foundations of Trustworthy AI - Integrating Learning, Optimization and Reasoning (TAILOR). Formerly, LYS Group has been the co-ordinator of the Galician Network on Linguistic Resources for a Knowledge Society (RELISCO) and a partner of ESF Research Networking Programme: Evaluating Information Access Systems (ELIAS), Spanish Network on Resources for Language Technologies (ReTeLe), Spanish Network on Multilingual and Multimodal Information Processing (TIMM), Galician Network on Lexicography (RELEX). Galician Network on Language Processing and Information Retrieval (RedPLIR) and Galician Network on Corpus Linguistics (Rede_Corpus). It is also a member of the Research Center on Information and Communication Technologies (CITIC) of University of Corunna since July 2017.

With respect to international co-operation, members of LYS group form part of the project CLASS: Development of an interdisciplinary master program on Computational Linguistics at Central Asian universities (Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education 585845-EPP-1-2017-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP).

In the field of educational co-operation, members of LYS group participate in the project coordinated by the IES Fernando Wirtz in A Coruña Creation of a pretrained language model using self-attention techniques to explore architectures that allow its use in natural language processing appllications in Galician language both in education and business, founded by the Xunta de Galicia call for technological or scientific innovation projects in the field of vocational education.

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