LETITIA PARCALABESCU

Letitia Parcalabescu

Contact

+49 6221 54-3483
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Institut für Computerlinguistik
Im Neuenheimer Feld 325
D-69120 Heidelberg
Germany

About me:

Since January 1st, 2019 I am working under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Anette Frank at the Department of Computational Linguistics at Heidelberg University. My research is focused on Multimodal Learning, specifically on integrating vision and language for achieving multimodal understanding.

Feel free to check out my personal web page.

NEWS

AI Coffee Break with Letitia YouTube Channel

31st May 2020

Ms. Coffee Bean The birth of Ms. Coffee Bean.

Multi3Generation COST action

7th March 2021

Anette Frank and Letitia Parcalabescu are participating in the newly established COST Action Multi3Generation: Multi-task, Multilingual, Multi-modal Language Generation, initiated by Isabelle Augenstein. We are members of the management committee as representatives for Germany. We are looking forward to collaborating in this great network activity.

Ask-me-anything session

26th February 2022

☕⚔️🍵 We had a pair-AMA session with Sanyam Bhutani Sanyam Bhutani hosted by Weights & Biases's Head of Data Science, Dr. Bryan Bischof. We talked about educational content, videos in ML and about the AI and ML community in general. Check it out by clicking on the arrow. 👉

AI misconceptions

30th Movember 2021

We had a conversation about AI (mis)conceptions at EAVI - Media Literacy for Citizenship. Check out the textual summary or the recording. 👉

Machine Learning Street Talk

25th July 2021

Co-hosting the 44th and 57th episodes of the Machine Learning Street Talk YouTube channel and podcast.

Invited Talk @Stuts2020

19th November 2020

Co-hosting the 44th and 57th episodes of the Machine Learning Street Talk YouTube channel and podcast.

PUBLICATIONS

2022
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Neural Natural Language Generation: A Survey on Multilinguality, Multimodality, Controllability and Learning

Erdem, E., Kuyu, M., Yagcioglu, S., Frank, A., Parcalabescu, L., Plank, B., Babii, A., Turuta, O., Erdem , A., Calixto, I., Lloret, E., Apostol, E., Truica, C., Sandrih, B., Gatt, A., Martincic-Ipsic, S., Berend, G., Korvel , G. (2022)

Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), 1131-1207

VALSE💃: A Task-Independent Benchmark for Vision and Language Models Centered on Linguistic Phenomena

Parcalabescu, L., Cafagna, M., Muradjan, L., Frank, A., Calixto, I., Gatt, A. (2022)

Proceedings of the 60th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics.
2021
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What is Multimodality?

Parcalabescu, L., Trost, N., Frank, A. (2021)

Proceedings of the First Workshop on Multimodal Semantic Representations (MMSR), Groningen, The Netherlands (Online), 1-10

Seeing Past Words: Testing the Cross-Modal Capabilities of Pretrained V&L Models

Parcalabescu, L., Gatt, A., Frank, A., Calixto, I. (2021)

Proceedings of the First Workshop on Multimodal Semantic Representations (MMSR), Groningen, The Netherlands (Online), 32-44

Grounding Plural Phrases: Countering Evaluation Biases by Individuation

Suter, J., Parcalabescu, L., Frank, A. (2021)

Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Advances in Language and Vision Research (ALVR 2021) at NAACL 2021, Online, 22-28
2020
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AMR Similarity Metrics from Principles

Opitz, J., Parcalabescu, L., Frank, A. (2020)

Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 522-538

Exploring Phrase Grounding without Training: Contextualisation and Extension to Text-Based Image Retrieval

Parcalabescu, L., Frank, A. (2020)

Proceedings of the Workshop on Multimodal Learning (In conjunction with CVPR 2020), Seattle, WA, USA.
2018
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WEADE: a workflow for enrichment analysis and data exploration

Trost, N., Rempel, E., Ermakova, O., Tamirisa, S., Parcalabescu, L., Boutros, M., Lohmann, J., Lohmann, I. (2018)

PloS one.

TEACHING

SS 22
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Methods for Learning without Annotated Data

WS 21/22
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Experimente gestalten fürs Maschinelle Lernen

SS 21
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Methods for Learning without Annotated Data

WS 20/21
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Experimente gestalten fürs Maschinelle Lernen

Einführung in die Nutzung computerlinguistischer Ressourcen

Programmierprüfung

SS 20
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Methods for Learning without Annotated Data

Einführung in die Nutzung computerlinguistischer Ressourcen

Programmierprüfung

WS 19/20
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Integrating Vision and Language: Achievements and Challenges in Multimodal Machine Learning

Mi. 16:15 - 17:45

CURRICULUM VITAE

Employment

2021 - today

Co-Founder Explanation Mark

Science Communication, Parcalabescu u. Trost GbR

2019 - today

Academic Employee

Department of Computational Linguistics (ICL), Heidelberg University

2017 - 2018

HiWi at COS

Web Programming at the Centrum for Organismal Studies (COS) Heidelberg University; http://beta-weade.cos.uni-heidelberg.de

2017

Tutor AlDa Course

Tutoring the Algorithms and Data Structures course at Heidelberg University

2016

Tutor Python Course

Tutoring the Python course at Heidelberg University

2015 - 2016

HiWi at HCI

Research and software programming for ilastik at the Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI), Heidelberg University

Education

2019

Qualifying Studies for Research in NLP

Department of Computational Linguistics (ICL), Heidelberg University

2017 - 2018

M.Sc. Physics

Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, Heidelberg University, Germany

2015 - 2017

B.Sc. Applied Computer Science

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Heidelberg University, Germany

2013 - 2016

B.Sc. Physics

Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, Heidelberg University, Germany

DAAD Scholarship Holder

DAAD Vollstipendium für Absolventen Deutscher Auslandschulen

2013

Highschool Graduation

Liceul Teoretic "Johannes Honterus", Brașov, Romania