The Center for Human Language Technology and Bioinformatics (HULTIG) was founded in 2003 by Gaël Harry dias, then Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics of the University of Beira Interior (UBI), Covilhã, Portugal. Dr. Gaël Dias remained in charge of the center until June 2011, when he moved to the University of Caens Basse-Normandie, France, where he began his teaching and research work. He currently runs the HULTECH - GREYC group there.
Since July 2011, HULTIG has been directed by Dr. João Paulo Cordeiro, professor at the Computer Department of the UBI, who was one of the first members of HULTIG since 2004.
Over time HULTIG has promoted cutting-edge research in the fields of Natural Language Processing, in areas such as Text Search, Information Retrieval and Extraction, Automatic Summarization, Cognitive Sciences and Bioinformatics. It also promotes interdisciplinary and applied research, having collaborated with HULTIG relevant national and international research institutions, such as: Carnegie Mellon University, North Texas University, Massashusetts Institute of Technology, Microsoft, Caens University, Porto University, INESC-TEC, among others.
The wealth of any institution lies in the people who populate it. Even those who pass by leave something of themselves and always take something with them. They contribute to our scientific and cultural enrichment and develop as well. As Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said:
"(...) Those who pass by do not go alone, they do not leave us alone. They leave a little of themselves, they take a little of us (...)"
Several researchers and students have collaborated significantly with HULTIG over time. Several have concluded their Masters and Doctorates here. Others have worked or work in research lines and programs. All of them, without exception, have been very important and so here is a small mural of the people who have been HULTIG:
Professors and Researchers:
Célia Nunes, Fátima Simões, Gaël Dias, João Cordeiro, Paulo Osório, Ricardo Campos, Sebastião Pais.
Dinko Lambov, Isabel Marcelino, João Cordeiro, José Moreno, Ricardo Campos, Raicho Mukelov, Rumen Moraliyski, Sebastião Pais.
Ângelo Santos, Bruno Fernandes, Cláudia Santos, Daniel Rodrigues, David Machado, Elsa Alves, João Gouveia, Henrique Mendes, Leopoldo Ismael, Manuel Lourenço, Nuno Guimarães, Sérgio Costa, Sebastião Pais, Ruben Costa, Sónia Bastos, Tiago Barbosa
Bruno Conde, Bruno Martins, Cármen Barroso, Daniel Malaca, Fernando Cunha, Hélio Santos, Hugo Costa, José Chantre, Luís Almeida, Victor Gonçalves.