Helka Folch

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The increasing use of methods in natural language processing (NLP) which are based on huge corpora require that the lexical, morpho-syntactic and syntactic homogeneity of texts be mastered. We have developed a methodology and associate tools for text calibration or "profiling" within the ELRA benchmark called "Contribution to the construction of(More)
Very large corpora are increasingly exploited to improve Natural Language Processing (NLP) Systems. This however implies that the lexical, morpho−syntactic and syntactic homogeneity of the data used are mastered. This control in turn requires the development of tools aimed at text calibration or profiling. We are implementing such profiling tools and(More)
We describe a novel biotope at 633 to 762 m depth on a vertical wall in the Whittard Canyon, an extensive canyon system reaching from the shelf to the deep sea on Ireland's continental margin. We explored this wall with an ROV and compiled a photomosaic of the habitat. The assemblage contributing to the biotope was dominated by large limid bivalves, Acesta(More)
OCEAN is a tool for a posteriori visual data mining that uses the output of a text miner to help users better explore a document space. Clustered documents are transformed into a hierarchical 3D representation analog to Reconfigurable Disk Trees. An intermediary document representation allows for interface customization and offers a generic approach to 3D(More)
In 2009, the Marine Biodiscovery Laboratory was set-up at the Marine Institute with funds from the Marine Institute and the Beaufort Marine Biodiscovery Research Programme. The Marine Biodiscovery Laboratory has already processed over 130 marine specimens from coastal zones and from the Deep Sea (≤3,000 m) within the Marine Irish Exclusive Economic Zone.(More)
Our work carried out as part of the Scriptorium project has confronted us with a variety of problems which shed light on important issues related to corpus architectural design, such as the definition of fine-grained textual units, extraction of relevant subsections of the corpus, and in particular linking techniques enabling , text annotation with(More)
A reduction in inflammatory cell apoptosis is an important concept in the maintenance of inflammation and a potential target for the resolution of inflammation in many inflammatory diseases. Dysregulation of apoptosis has been implicated in a range of diseases, including tumors, neurodegenerative disorders and autoimmunity, and may also be implicated in(More)
Reaginic antibodies (IgE and some IgG subclasses) and mast cells play important roles in the induction of type I immediate hypersensitivity reactions. These antibodies bind through their Fc fragment to high affinity receptors (FcεRI) present in the membrane of mast cells and basophils. The cross-linking of the receptor initiates a coordinated sequence of(More)
In order to acquire the concepts related to a professional domain, 4600 web pages are structured into 900 hierarchical clusters by TEMIS. The design of the 3D interface for exploring these classes is described together with a qualitative evaluation by six professionals.The interface is defined through an XML language for virtual world design. Scene graph(More)