Prof. Dr. Gülşen Cebiroğlu Eryiğit


Hi!!! I'm the coordinator of ITU NLP Team and an associate professor at the Department of AI & Data Engineering of Computer and Informatics Faculty of Istanbul Technical University. Within this web page, you may find some information about my research areas, my publications, the courses that I teach, some pages in order to guide my current and future students, and some personal material. For further information, please don't hesitate to send me an email from gulsen.cebiroglu [at] itu [dot] edu [dot] tr . Thank you for visiting.


Research Areas

My main research area is Natural Language Processing and the application of Machine Learning techniques into this area. I'm the national representative of CLARIN (an EU FP7 infrastructure project) in Turkey. I'm a member of ACL(Association of Computational Linguistics) and its special interest groups on natural language learning(SIGNLL). I'm also a founding member of the ITU Natural Language Processing Research Group.

Short Bio

Gülşen Eryiğit is a Professor at Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey, founder of the ITU Turkish NLP Pipeline ( servicing more than 150 researchers, founding member of the ITU Natural Language Processing Group, member of the ITU Learning from Big Data Group. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Computer Engineering Department, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, in 2002 and 2007, respectively. In 2006, she worked as a visiting student researcher at Växjö University, Sweden where she worked in the first ranked team of Conll shared tasks in 2006 and 2007 on multi-lingual dependency parsing. In 2007, she won Siemens Excellence award for her PhD thesis.  
Her current research focuses on natural language processing of Turkish. In this field, she acted as a reviewer or co-author of various publications in prestigious journals and conferences. She was the Turkey’s representative in CLARIN (EU 7th Framework Programme, CLARIN - Common language resources and technology infrastructure). Recently, she conducted two research projects: one EU Cost Action project “Parsing Web2.0 Sentences” funded by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and one national project “Turkish Mobile Personal Assistant” funded by Turkey’s Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. She was the NLP coordinator of one interdisciplinary research project “A Signing Avatar System for Turkish to Turkish Sign Language Machine Translation” funded by TUBITAK. She is serving as a consultant or technical advisor to several companies. She has been a reviewer for many research and industrial proposals for European Commission (H2020 and Cost Action Programs), TUBITAK, Turkey’s Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology and Swiss National Science Foundation.

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BLG505- Natural Language Processing (Introduction)

BLG233E - Data Structures and Laboratory


BLG252E- Object Oriented Programming
BLG621-Statistical Methods in NLP



funded by Research Funding Agencies

funded under University-Industry Relationships

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Some Selected Professional Activities (for full list)

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Administrative Duties


    • UYZS Technical Infrastructure and Platforms Working Group Member (2022-...)
    • ITU Turkish Teaching Application and Research Center Director (2021-...)
    • ITU Artificial Intelligence and Data Engineering Department Erasmus Coordinator (2022-...)
    • ITU Faculty of Computer and Informatics Engineering, Executive Board Member (2020-2023)
    • ITU Artificial Intelligence and Data Engineering Department Vice Chair (2020-2022)
    • ITU Faculty of Computer and Informatics Engineering, Faculty Board Member (2019-2022)
    • ITU Faculty of Computer and Informatics Engineering, Scholarship Committee Member (2020-2022)
    • YZV Curriculum Evaluation and Development Commission Member (2021-2022)
    • ITU Appointment and Promotion Criteria Revision Commission Member (2021-2021)
    • ITU Publication Committee Member (2020-2021)
    • ITU International R&I Cooperations: Due Diligence and Determination of Strategies, Project Coordinator (2020-...)
    • ITU Computer Engineering Department Vice Chair (2019-2020)
    • ITU - IBU (International Balkan University) Dual-Diploma Computer Engineering Program Coordinator (2019-2020)
    • ITU Faculty of Computer and Informatics Engineering, Appointment and Promotion Commission - Member (2017-2020)
    • Natural Language Processing Group Coordinator (2016-..)
    • Language Technologies and Social Robotic Lab. Coordinator (2016-..)
    • Public Relations Committee of the Department - Member (2018-2019)
    • Computer Engineering Graduate Program PhD Proficiency Board (2015-2018)
    • Computer Engineering Dep. Research Lab-2 Coordinator (2015-2016)
    • Faculty Board Member (2014-2017)
    • Computer Engineering Graduate Program Admission Board (2013-2016)
    • ITU-SUNY Binghamton Dual-Diploma Computer Engineering Program Co-Coordinator (2011-2014)
    • Public Relations Committee of the Department - Member (2008-2012)
    • Social Organizations Commission of the Department - Member (2006 - 2008)
    • Natural Language Processing Reading Group - Coordinator (June 2004 - September 2004)
    • Representative of the Department’s Research Assistants (December 2004 - January 2006)
    • Assessment and Evaluation Commission of the Department - Member (Spring 2004)
    • Program Improvement Commission of the Department - Member (Spring 2003)


    Recent Publications

    Below you will find some recent publications. Please follow this link or google scholar in order to see the full list of publications.

    • Berke Oral and Erdem Emekligil and Seçil Arslan and Gülşen Eryiğit. 2019. Extracting complex relations from banking documents. In ECONLP 2019 - 2nd Workshop on Economics and Natural Language Processing EMNLP-IJCNLP.
    • Zahra Azin and Gülşen Eryiğit. 2019. Towards Turkish abstract meaning representation. In Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Student Research Workshop, pages 43–47, Florence, Italy, July. Association for Computational Linguistics.
    • Zeynep Yirmibeşoğlu and Gülşen Eryiğit. 2018. Detecting code-switching between Turkish-English language pair. In Proceedings of the 2018 EMNLP Workshop W-NUT: The 4th Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text, pages 110–115. Association for Computational Linguistics.
    • Tuğba Pamay and Gülşen Eryiğit. 2018. Turkish Coreference Resolution. In International Conference on INnovations in Intelligent SysTems and Applications, INISTA, Thessaloniki, July
    • Gülşen Eryiğit, Cihat Eryiğit, Serpil Karabüklü, Meltem Kelepir, Aslı Özkul, Tuğba Pamay, Dilara Torunoğlu-Selamet, Hatice Köse, 2019. Building the first comprehensive machine-readable Turkish sign language resource: methods, challenges and solutions. Language Resources and Evaluation. (indexed in SCI-Expanded)
    • Umut Sulubacak and Gülşen Eryiğit. 2018. Implementing universal dependency, morphology and multiword expression annotation standards for Turkish language processing. Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering& Computer Sciences, (accepted for publication 9 January 2018 DOI: 10.3906/elk-1706-81):1–23.
    • Fatih Samet Çetin and Gülşen Eryiğit. 2017. Türkçe Hedef Tabanlı Duygu Analizi için Alt Görevlerin İncelenmesi: Hedef Terim, Hedef Kategori ve Duygu Sınıfı Belirleme (Investigation of Aspect Based Turkish Sentiment Analysis Subtasks- Identification of Aspect Term, Aspect Category and Sentiment Polarity). Bilişim Teknolojileri Dergisi (kabul tarihi: Aralık 2017), Gazi üniversitesi.
    • Joakim Nivre et al. (including Gülşen Eryiğit). 2017. Universal Dependencies 2.1, November. LINDAT/CLARIN digital library at the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics (ÚFAL), Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University - Corpus - Project code: 15-10472S; Project name: Morphologically and Syntactically Annotated Corpora of Many Languages
    • Mathieu Constant, Gülşen Eryiğit, Johanna Monti, Lonneke van der Plas, Carlos Ramisch and Michael Rosner. 2017. Multiword Expression Processing: A Survey. Computational Linguistics, (accepted for publication 2 June 2017):1–56.
    • Gözde Güll İşgüder Şahin, Erdem Emekligil, Seçil Arslan, Onur Ağın and Gülşen Eryiğit. 2017. Relation extraction via one-shot dependency parsing on inter-sentential, higher-order and nested relations. Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, (accepted for publication 13 July 2017):1–23.
    • Gökhan Çelikkaya and Gülşen Eryiğit. 2017. Use of NLP Techniques for an Enhanced Mobile Personal Assistant: The Case of Turkish. International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications in Engineering, (accepted for publication 5 June 2017):1–11.
    • Gülşen Eryiğit and Dilara Torunoğlu-Selamet. 2017. Social media text normalization for Turkish. Natural Language Engineering, (accepted for publication 11 April 2017 doi:10.1017/S1351324917000134):1–41.
    • Gökhan Akın Şeker and Gülşen Eryiğit. 2017. Extending a CRF-based named entity recognition model for Turkish well formed text and user generated content. Semantic Web Journal, doi:10.3233/SW-170253.(bibtex)(pdf)
    • Cihat Eryiğit, Hatice Köse, Meltem Kelepir and Gülşen Eryiğit. 2016. Building machine-readable knowledge representations for Turkish sign language generation. Knowledge-Based Systems, doi:10.1016/j.knosys.2016.04.014.(bibtex)(pdf)
    • Umut Sulubacak, Memduh Gokirmak, Francis Tyers, Çağrı Çöltekin, Joakim Nivre, and Gülşen Eryiğit. 2016a. Universal dependencies for Turkish. In Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics , COLING’16, Osaka, Japan, December. (bibtex)(pdf)
    • Maria Pontiki, Dimitrios Galanis, Haris Papageorgiou, Ion Androutsopoulos, Suresh Manandhar, Mohammad AL-Smadi, Mahmoud Al-Ayyoub, Yanyan Zhao, Bing Qin, Orphée De Clercq, Véronique Hoste, Marianna Apidianaki, Xavier Tannier, Natalia Loukachevitch, Evgeny Kotelnikov, Nuria Bel, Salud María Jiménez-Zafra and Gülşen Eryiğit. 2016. SemEval-2016 task 5: Aspect based sentiment analysis. In Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation, SemEval’16, San Diego, California, June.(bibtex) (pdf)

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Address: İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi Ayazağa Kampüsü, Elektrik-Elektronik Fakültesi, Bilgisayar Müh. Bölümü 3303 nolu oda, 34469 İstanbul / Türkiye
Tel:        +90 - 212 - 2853503 
Fax:      +90 - 212 - 2853679
Email:    gulsen (dot) cebiroglu @  (remove the spaces and replace (dot) with .)

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©2009 Gülşen Cebiroğlu Eryiğit , Last revised September 2009