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HLTRI Seminars Dr. Sophia Ananiadou

Dr. Sophia Ananiadou
    The University of Manchester
    School of Computer Science
    Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre

Delivering Text Mining Services for the Biosciences

Seminar on Nov 13, 2007, 2:00 p.m.
Engineering and Computer Science South 3.910

Dr. Ananiadou will present the role and vision of the UK National Centre for Text Mining. NaCTeM is providing text mining services for the Biosciences. These services range from terminology management to advanced information retrieval, semantic querying, relation mining and are customised for different users. The Centre is also building bio-resources and annotated corpora.

Dr. Ananiadou will also discuss recent work on building a biolexicon by leveraging existing bio-resources, combining them within a common, standardized lexical, terminological, framework and employing advanced NL technologies to discover new terms, concepts, relations and linguistic lexical information from text. In particular, she will discuss term normalisation techniques, named entity recognition and a smart dictionary look up. Lastly, Dr. Ananiadou will present how they have combined these approaches to build a semantically enriched information retrieval system for biology.

Sophia Ananiadou is Reader in Text Mining in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester and Deputy Director of the National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM). She is the main developer of the terminology management services provided by NaCTeM. Her current research includes building bio-resources, advanced IR systems, the text-mining-based visualisation of the provenance of biochemical networks and text mining for systematic reviews. She is recipient of the IBM UIMA innovation award in 2006 and 2007, for her work on the interoperability of text-mining tools.

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