Language And Computation Day 2014
Here is a provisional programme to be finalised nearer the day:
- 09:45 Welcome; Recent activities of the LAC group
- 10:00 Fawaz Alarfaj Searching entities at web-scale
- 10:20 Ans Alghamdi Active Expert Learning for Digital Humanities
- 10:40 Maha Althobaiti Combining Minimal Supervision Methods for Arabic Named Entity Recognition
- 11:00 [Coffee]
- 11:30 Steven Zimmerman Shedding the light on entities in a massive text processing pipeline
- 11:50 Jon Chamberlain Groupsourcing: Problem Solving, Social Learning and Knowledge Discovery on Social Networks
- 12:10 Richard Sutcliffe and Chris Fox C@MERATA at MediaEval 2014 - Extracting Answer Passages from Classical Music Scores using Natural Language Descriptions
- 12:30 [Lunch]
- 14:00 Jochen L Leidner (Thomson Reuters) Research and Development in Information Access at Thomson Reuters Corporate R&D
- 15:00 James Rynn A Framework for Named Entity Linking (Undergraduate Placement Programme)
- 15:20 [Coffee]
- 15:40 Ayman AlHelbawy Collective Approaches for Named Entity Disambiguation
- 16:00 Kakia Chatsiou Crowdsourcing Collections of Cultural Heritage: the Song Catchers Project
- We plan to have a quick drink on campus afterwards and more drinks later in Wivenhoe.
- Welcome and Recent Activities of the LAC group
- This talk will give an introduction to the group and an overview of what the group has been up to since the last LAC day.
- Jon Chamberlain - Groupsourcing: Problem Solving, Social Learning and Knowledge Discovery on Social Networks
- Increasingly social networks are being used for citizen science, where members of the public contribute knowledge to scientific endeavours. Tasks can be presented and solved using human computation, termed groupsourcing, with users benefiting from community tuition and experts gaining knowledge from the crowd. This talk gives details of a prototype that utilises groupsourcing to solve image classification tasks, to support social learning and to facilitate knowledge discovery in the domain of marine biology.
- Jochen L Leidner (Director, Research - Corporate Research & Development, London, Thomson Reuters) - Research and Development in Information Access at Thomson Reuters Corporate R&D
- Thomson Reuters is a modern information company. In this talk, I characterise the nature of carrying out research, development and innovation activities as part of its Corporate R&D group that add value to end customers and translate into additional revenue. A couple of R&D projects in the are of natural language processing, information retrieval and applied machine learning will be described, covering the legal, scientific, financial and news areas. The talk will conclude with a cautious outlook of what the near future may hold. Additionally, I will attempt a comparison of doing research in a company with pursuing academic research at a university.
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