> Eneko Agirre

Eneko Agirre


Courses on CS

  Artificial Intelligence (in Basque)


Master course on NLP

  Advanced Semantics (English and Basque)

  Deep Learning and NLP (English)

Weekly schedule

Full Professor
Head of the HiTZ research center

IXA NLP research group
Computer Science Faculty
University of the Basque Country

tel: +34 943 015 019

My research interests include the following:   
  • Processing of Basque
  • Combinations of deep learning and knowledge-based techniques to learn representations
  • Lexical semantics and compositionality, including relatedness/similarity among concepts, words, phrases and sentences, as well as closely related Word Sense Disambiguation and Named Entity Disambiguation  
  • Multi- and cross-lingual semantic resources and their semi-automatic acquisition
  • Domain adaptation of NLP tools and resources
  • Applications of semantic processing to IR, CLIR, QA and MT

Blog in Basque and English about my research group: IXA NLP group.

You can check my list of projects and publications (also in Google Scholar) including a book on WSD:

Word Sense Disambiguation: Algorithms and applications (Springer)
Agirre, Eneko; Edmonds, Philip (Eds.) 2006 and 2007.

Recent talks, awards and projects:   

Recent activities:   

PhD students and alumni:

  • Ander Salaberria (2020-)
  • Jon Ander Campos (2019-)
  • Andoni Azpeitia (2017-)
  • Mikel Artetxe (2016-)
  • Iņigo Lopez-Gazpio (2018, assistant professor at Deusto University)
  • Josu Goikoetxea (2017, assistant professor at University of the Basque Country)
  • Ander  Barrena (2017, senior researcher at University of the Basque Country)
  • Aitor Gonzalez-Agirre (2017, senior researcher at BSC)
  • Xabier Saralegi (2017, senior researcher at Elhuyar Foundation)
  • Nicolai Erbs (2015,  Data Analyst at WordCloud Gmbh)
  • Ander Intxaurrondo (2015, senior researcher at BSC)
  • Aitziber Atutxa (2014, Associate Professor at the University of the Basque Country)
  • Arantxa Otegi (2012, senior researcher at University of the Basque Country)
  • Beņat Zapirain (2011, at Department of Education, Basque Government)
  • Oier Lopez de Lacalle (2009, senior researcher at University of the Basque Country)
  • Elisabete Pociello (2008, senior researcher at Elhuyar Foundation)
  • Mikel Lersundi (2006, Associate Professor at the University of the Basque Country)
  • David Martinez (2004, senior researcher at IBM Watson)

Visiting students and professors:

  • 2020 Ahmed Sabir (from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in Barcelona)
  • 2020 Jiawei Zhao (from Massey University in Auckland)
  • 2019 Ivana Kvapilikova (from Charles University in Prague)
  • 2018 Andrea Amelio Ravelli (from University of Florence)
  • 2015 Roland Roller (from University of Sheffield)
  • 2015 Marten Postma (from VUA)
  • 2010 Wauter Bosma (from VUA)
  • 2008 Pierpaolo Basile (from University of Bari)
  • 2007 Mark Stevenson (from University of Sheffield)
  • 2007 Alfio Gliozzo (from FBK, Trento)


Past activities, projects, awards, resources:

A cartoon (by Olariaga in berria.eus) in Basque about WSD : "- Where the heck is ...? - What? Does not the tree allow you to see the baso" Where baso is ambiguous between glass and wood

by Olariaga in berria.eus