Bahareh Rahmanzadeh Heravi

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Rapid evolution of the World Wide Web with its underlying sources of data, knowledge, services and applications continually attempts to support a variety of users, with different backgrounds, requirements and capabilities. In such an environment, it is highly unlikely that a single user interface will prevail and be able to fulfill the requirements of each(More)
Increasingly, news breaks on social media, where ordinary citizens post images and videos and their own commentary in the form of text. This user generated content (UGC) is newsworthy information and invaluable for newsrooms. In order to incorporate this data into a news story, the journalist needs to process, compile and verify information on the social(More)
Automation of business transactions between trading partners is an important factor in today's global business. XML based E-Business standards are developed to provide a shared understanding on what information to share, when and how between trading partners. However these standards can only capture the syntax of the transactions and not the semantics. This(More)
Named Entity rEcognition and Linking (NEEL) from text is an essential task in many Natural Language Processing (NLP) applications because it enables a better understanding of the content. However in the context of Social Media , NEEL is challenging due to the higher level of writing mistakes, fast language dynamics and often lack of context. To this end, we(More)
Social media, in particular Twitter, have been widely adopted in newsrooms for various purposes, including sourcing news leads and content, disseminating stories, soliciting user comments and driving traffic to corporate websites. This paper investigates the ways in which journalists use social media for sourcing and verification, and their attitudes(More)
In course of a breaking news event, such as natural calamity, political uproar etc., a massive crowd sourced data is generated over social media which makes social media platforms an important source of information in such scenarios. The value of the information being propagated via social media is being increasingly realised by the news organisations and(More)
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