IJCoL · Italian Journal
of Computational Linguistics

Vol. 6, n. 1 · June 2020

The first volume of the sixth year of the Italian Journal of Computational Linguistics (IJCoL) promoted by the Associazione Italiana di Linguistica Computazionale (AILC) reports original research results that have been presented at CLiC-it 2019 held in Bari, in November 2019. The articles collected in this miscellaneous volume document a first selection of papers that turned out to be particularly promising in the context of the conference. The articles were evaluated through an iterative peer–review process carried out by different committees: as a contribution to the CLiC-it conference; as a candidate for the CLiC-it 2019 “Best Young Paper” and “Distinguished Young Paper” awards; finally, in its extended version, as a scientific journal article.
The investigated topics cover recent and fruitful developments in computational linguistics research, ranging from the construction of cognitively motivated models and algorithms for the analysis of meaning, to the use of word embeddings for diachronic lexical studies of the Latin language, and methods of linguistic profiling applied to investigate similarities and differences across textual genres and linguistic registers; the volume closes with two papers focusing on the application of NLP methods and techniques within different scenarios, ranging from film subtitling to the recognition of hate expressions in social media.


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Editorial Note
Roberto Basili, Simonetta Montemagni.

Biodiversity in NLP: modelling lexical meaning with the Fruit Fly Algorithm
Simon Preissner, Aurélie Herbelot.

Building and Comparing Lemma Embeddings for Latin. Classical Latin versus Thomas Aquinas.
Rachele Sprugnoli, Giovanni Moretti, Marco Passarotti.

Lost in Text: A Cross-Genre Analysis of Linguistic Phenomena within Text
Chiara Buongiovanni, Francesco Gracci, Dominique Brunato, Felice Dell’Orletta.

Towards Automatic Subtitling: Assessing the Quality of Old and New Resources
Alina Karakanta, Matteo Negri, Marco Turchi.

“Contro L’Odio”: A Platform for Detecting, Monitoring and Visualizing Hate Speech against Immigrants in Italian Social Media
Arthur T. E. Capozzi, Mirko Lai, Valerio Basile, Fabio Poletto, Manuela Sanguinetti, Cristina Bosco, Viviana Patti, Giancarlo Ruffo, Cataldo Musto, Marco Polignano, Giovanni Semeraro, Marco Stranisci.