Hamish Cunningham

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Much progress has been made in the provision of reusable data resources for Natural Language Engineering, such as grammars, lexicons, thesauruses. Although a number of projects have addressed the provision of reusable algorithmic resources (or 'tools'), takeup of these resources has been relatively slow. This paper describes GATE, a General Architecture for(More)
In this paper we present GATE, a framework and graphical development environment which enables users to develop and deploy language engineering components and resources in a robust fashion. The GATE architecture has enabled us not only to develop a number of successful applications for various language processing tasks (such as Information Extraction), but(More)
Inadequate presentation of tumor antigens by host professional antigen-presenting cells (APCs), including dendritic cells (DCs), is one potential mechanism for the escape of tumors from the host immune system. Here, we show that human cancer cell lines release a soluble factor or factors that dramatically affect DC maturation from precursors without(More)
With large datasets such as Linked Open Data available, there is a need for more user-friendly interfaces which will bring the advantages of these data closer to the casual users. Several recent studies have shown user preference to Natural Language Interfaces (NLIs) in comparison to others. Although many NLIs to ontologies have been developed, those that(More)
In this paper we present recent work on GATE, a widely-used framework and graphical development environment for creating and deploying Language Engineering components and resources in a robust fashion. The GATE architecture has facilitated the development of a number of successful applications for various language processing tasks (such as Information(More)
The University of She eld NLP group took part in MUC-7 using the LaSIE-II system, an evolution of the LaSIE (Large Scale Information Extraction) system rst created for participation in MUC-6 [9] and part of a larger research e ort into information extraction underway in our group. LaSIE-II was used to carry out all ve of the MUC-7 tasks and was, in fact,(More)
This article describes Information Extraction (IE), the process of deriving disambiguated quantifiable data from natural language texts in service of some pre-specified precise information need. The article: covers the origins of IE and the factors relevant to its deployment Preprint submitted to Elsevier Science 18th November 2004 in applications contexts;(More)
Natural Language Interfaces are increasingly relevant for information systems fronting rich structured data stores such as RDF and OWL repositories, mainly because of the conception of them being intuitive for human. In the previous work, we developed FREyA, an interactive Natural Language Interface for querying ontologies. It uses syntactic parsing in(More)
This paper presents a controlled language for ontology editing and a software implementation, based partly on standard NLP tools, for processing that language and manipulating an ontology. The input sentences are analysed deterministically and compositionally with respect to a given ontology, which the software consults in order to interpret the input’s(More)