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DH Practical Session: "Active Annotation for Handling Named Entities in Humanities Domain"

Event date: 
Wednesday, 4 December, 2013 - 10:00 to 12:00

Speakers: Asif Ekbal and Sriparna Saha (Indian Institute of Technology Patna)

Abstract: The entities mentioned in collections of scholarly articles in the Humanities (and in other scholarly domains) belong to different types from those familiar from news corpora, hence new resources need to be annotated to create supervised taggers for tasks such as ne extraction.
However, in such domains there is a great need for making the best use possible of the annotators. One technique designed for this purpose is active annotation.
In our talk we will discuss on our joint works on active annotation for annotating corpora of articles about Archaeology.

Biographies:

Asif Ekbal is an Assistant Professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India. Before joining IIT Patna, he worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in University of Trento, Italy and Heidelberg University, Germany.
His research interests include named entity extraction, anaphora resolution, machine transliteration, machine learning to NLP and biotext mining.

Sriparna Saha is an Assistant Professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India.
Before joining IIT Patna, he worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in University of Trento, Italy and Heidelberg University, Germany.
Her research focuses on multiobejctive optimization, NLP and pattern recognition.

Location: 
Sala 211, Edificio Nord