natural language processing

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[New Paper] Information extraction from tables in literature

About two months ago, a paper that resulted from my Ph.D. work has been published in the International Journal of Document Analysis and Recognition. The paper is titled “A framework for information extraction from tables in biomedical literature”.

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Building Named Entity Recognizer (NER) using Conditional Random Fields (CRF)

Named entity recognizer is a program that recognizes named entity in text. The named entities could be anything from locations, company or person’s names, drug or disease names, etc.

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Ideas for the future

I would like to state a couple of ideas that I have been thinking in the past number of days regarding what I do, which generally is natural language processing and machine learning. They may be something I am already working on and some ideas for the future and future directions. Only time will tell […]

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Awarded best paper award on NLDB 2018 conference

A paper called “Classification of Intangible Social Innovation Concepts” that was submitted and accepted for presentation at 23rd International Conference on Natural Language & Information Systems (NLDB2018) and was held in Paris, France from 13th to 15th June 2018, received one of the best paper award. In total 3 papers were awarded as the best papers with no […]

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Impressions from HealTAC2018 conference

On 18th and 19th April 2018, the first UK health text analytics conference (HealTAC) took place in Manchester.  The main conference venue was Pendulum hotel, located on Stackville street, close to the north University of Manchester campus, the former UMIST. I had a pleasure to participate and help with a certain organisational things, as a […]

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Moment when my idea became a web standard

This is the story how one schema I worked on as a side project suddenly found its place in W3C recommendation. In November 2015, I went with my supervisor to Japan. In small cities of Mishima and Ito, about 1 hour train ride from Tokyo was held Biomedical Linked Annotation Hackathon (BLAH2) to which my supervisor […]

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Marvin – A tool for semantic annotation released

During the last week I have released a version of Marvin – a tool for semantic annotations, that is able to annotate text using various sources, such as UMLS (using MetaMap), DBPedia, using some SPARQL interface, WordNet and probably most importantly SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization System ) format for representing lexicons, dictionaries and terminologies. Primarily, the […]

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Expirience from Lisbon Machine Learning Summer School

I have participated on Lisbon Machine Learning Summer School (LxMLS), which took place on July 16-23  at Instituto Superior Técnico, a leading Engineering and Science school in Portugal. It is organized jointly by IST, the Instituto de Telecomunicações and the Spoken Language Systems Lab – L2F of INESC-ID. It was quite a great experience, on the […]

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Marvin – semantic annotator

We created Marvin, an semantic text annotation tool that uses external resources such as DBPedia and WordNet to annotate semantically text. Marvin is built in java and can be used as a standalone application or as a library. Marvin semantic annotator already has a lot of knowledge, which will make anyone probably depressed and therefore […]

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xgoogle python library upgrade for google image search

Couple of days ago I realized that I need some library that will allow me search google and especially face images. I was previously working a bit with the Google API, however Google offers only 100 requests per day and there are some other limitations. It is very good API if you pay and want […]