Registration opens for the Second Joint Research Seminar of the HYBRIDS Project

By Irene Larraz, Newtral

Scheduled from April 8th to 11th, this event will delve into the methods, techniques, and research approaches related to Hybrid Intelligence Foundations, including presenting the doctoral consortium’s preliminary deliverables and thesis proposals.

The HYBRIDS Project opens the registration for the Second Joint Research Seminar (JRS II). This event aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of Hybrid Intelligence Foundations. It emphasizes machine learning, deep learning methods, symbolic knowledge formalization strategies, and hybrid systems integration. These approaches are designed to enhance the quality and interpretability of language models to provide researchers with the knowledge and tools they need to tackle misinformation. 

The training activities of the JRS II, scheduled from April 8th to 11th, promise a diverse and enriching experience for participants. Among the presentations of the partners, José Ramom Pichel Campos, from Imaxin, will delve into the “Core Foundations and Professional Applications of Hybrid approaches for Natural Language Processing (NLP)”, offering valuable insights into the intersection of machine learning and linguistic analysis. Patricia Martín Rodilla, from the Universidade da Coruña, will lead the “Discourse Analysis Foundations” session, providing attendees with a deeper understanding of language structures and communication patterns. 

In another session, Gaël Dias, from UNICAEN, will explore the realm of “Advanced machine learning algorithms tailored for social and humanistic research”. At the same time, UEVORA’s professor Paulo Quaresma will discuss Large Language Models. Renata Vieira’s guest, Cassia Trojahn from the University of Toulouse will guide participants through the “Foundations on Ontology Building from Texts”, unraveling the intricacies of constructing meaningful knowledge structures from textual data. 

These training sessions are poised to empower attendees with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complexities of Hybrid Intelligence Foundations.


Transversal Skills

The program will also emphasize essential skills such as Data Management, covering Data Management Plans, Data Sharing, Data Repositories, Open Data, and Fair Data Management Policies.

The seminar kicks off on April 8th with a welcome session, followed by presentations and discussions on the preliminary deliverables of the doctoral consortium. Subsequent days include working group discussions and presentations on various topics.

Part of the event, starting from April 9th at 14:30 (CET), will be open to the public with online participation. We invite the public, researchers, and industry professionals to join us online to explore cutting-edge developments in Hybrid Intelligence Foundations. For more information and registration details, visit the HYBRIDS Project website.

If interested in attending, please complete your registration by visiting and providing your personal information along with details about your institution. The deadline for registration is until April 3, 2024.


About the HYBRIDS project

The HYBRIDS project is supported by the Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (HE MSCA) and co-funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) HE funding guarantee. The project covers a range of topics related to disinformation, abusive language, and public discourse, including automatic characterization of micro-level structures in social media discourse, measuring the impact of political discourse on public opinion, identifying the stance of argumentative opinions, analyzing political propagation campaigns on social media, detecting hate speech against immigrants, identifying toxic bots on Twitter, detecting hyperpartisan political news, generating hybrid data for online harassment detection, claim verification for fact-checking, detecting harassment on social media, and cross-lingual claim detection for fact-checking.

Coordinated by the  Research Centre on Intelligent Technologies of the University of Santiago de Compostela (CiTIUS), it involves partner universities, leading research centres, non-profit organisations, and innovation companies across Europe: Université de Caen (France), Universidade da Coruña (Spain), Universidade de Évora (Portugal), Radboud Universiteit (the Netherlands), Queen Mary University of London (UK), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (Spain), Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy), GESIS-Leibniz-Institut fur Sozialwissenschaften (Germany), Fondazione Openpolis ETS (Italy), Fundación Universidad Empresa Gallega (Spain), Factoria de software e multimedia S.L. (IMAXIN, Spain), Industrieanlagen Betriebsgesellschaft MBH (IABG, Germany), and Newtral (Spain).