Emanuele Pianta

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The continuous expansion of the multilingual information society has led in recent years to a pressing demand for multilingual linguistic resources suitable to be used for different applications. In this paper we present the WordNet Domains Hierarchy (WDH), a language-independent resource composed of 164, hierarchically organized, domain labels (e.g.(More)
We present TextPro, a suite of modular Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools for analysis of Italian and English texts. The suite has been designed so as to integrate and reuse state of the art NLP components developed by researchers at FBK. The current version of the tool suite provides functions ranging from tokenization to chunking and Named Entity(More)
In this paper we illustrate and evaluate an approach to the creation of high quality linguistically annotated resources based on the exploitation of aligned parallel corpora. This approach is based on the assumption that if a text in one language has been annotated and its translation has not, annotations can be transferred from the source text to the(More)
In this article we illustrate and evaluate an approach to create high quality linguistically annotated resources based on the exploitation of aligned parallel corpora. This approach is based on the assumption that if a text in one language has been annotated and its translation has not, annotations can be transferred from the source text to the target using(More)
This paper presents the annotation guidelines and specifications which have been developed for the creation of the Italian TimeBank, a language resource composed of two corpora manually annotated with temporal and event information. In particular, the adaptation of the TimeML scheme to Italian is described, and a special attention is given to the(More)
In this article, we present ongoing work on an advanced patent processing service PATExpert. The central assumption underlying PATExpert is that in order to meet the needs of the users of patent processing services, recourse must be made to the content of patent material. We introduce a content representation schema for patent documentation and sketch the(More)
In this paper we present work in progress for the creation of the Italian Content Annotation Bank (I-CAB), a corpus of Italian news annotated with semantic information at different levels. The first level is represented by temporal expressions, the second level is represented by different types of entities (i.e. person, organizations, locations and(More)
Current practice of Web site development does not address explicitly the problems related to multilingual sites. The same information, as well as the same navigation paths, page formatting and organization, are expected to be provided by the site independently from the chosen language. This is typically ensured by adopting personal conventions on the way(More)
This paper describes an on-going annotation effort which aims at adding a manual annotation layer connecting an existing annotated corpus such as the English ACE-2005 Corpus to Wikipedia. The annotation layer is intended for the evaluation of accuracy of linking to Wikipedia in the framework of a coreference resolution system.
The combination of different search techniques can improve the results given by each one. In the ongoing R&D project PATExpert1, four different search techniques are combined to perform a patent search. These techniques are: metadata search, keyword-based search, semantic search and image search. In this paper we propose a general architecture based on web(More)