Montse Maritxalar


IXA ikerkuntza taldea/research group

Lengoaia eta Sistema Informatikoak saila

Department of Computer Languages and Systems

e-mail: montse.maritxalar at 

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Informatika fakultatea

Computer Science Faculty

























Montse Maritxalar is a member of the IXA group, created in 1988. The IXA Group was created with the aim of promoting the modernisation of Basque through the development of computational resources for this language. In the last years, IXA has been involved in more than sixty projects (projects as a member of IXA), and has regularly participated in the organization committees of several national and international conferences. This group works on different research areas of Computational Linguistics. Publications of IXA can be consulted here.

Montse Maritxalar (PhD Computer Science, University of the Basque Country, 1999) is Associate Professor of Computer Science. She has been member of the Organizing Committees for SEPLN’90, CALISCE’96, CALISCE'03 and SEPLN'09. She was also a member of the Organising Committee of the workshop named "NLP for Educational Resources" that was held in conjunction with the RANLP2007 Conference. The PhD program of the IXA research group includes the course "Language and Education" given by Montse Maritxalar and some members of the group on Computer Supported Learning Galan. Moreover, she taught a pre-symposium course before the Symposium of Social Communication (Santiago de Cuba, January of 2007) about the Application of Computational Linguistics in Education PLN_y_educacion.pdf. Montse's curriculum as reviewer includes conferences and workshops related to computational linguistics and education: Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing Conference (RANLP), Sociedad Espaņola para el Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural Conference (SEPLN), and, recently,  Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications (BEA), and Workshop on NLP for computer-assisted language learning.

Montse Maritxalar's research focus on

  • Short Answer Scoring
  • Question Generation
  • Automatic exercise generation
  • Learner corpora
  • Error diagnosis and remediation

Lastly, she has participated in the semeval task about student response analysis and organized and participated in the semeval task about interpretability of semantic similarity. Nowadays, she is a member of the Management Committee of the "European Network for Combining Language Learning with Crowdsourcing Techniques" cost action research network.

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For further information about her publications please consult here