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Accurate and reliable documentation of Language Resources is an undisputable need: documentation is the gateway to discovery of Language Resources, a necessary step towards promoting the data economy. Language resources that are not documented virtually do not exist: for this reason every initiative able to collect and harmonise metadata about resources(More)
Sentiment analysis tends to focus on the polarity of words, combining their values to detect which portion of a text is opinionated. CLIPEval wants to promote a more holistic approach, looking at psychological researches that frame the connotations of words as the emotional values activated by them. The implicit polarity of events is just one aspect of(More)
In this paper we present a method to automatically identify linguistic contexts which contain possible causes of emotions or emotional states from Italian newspaper articles (La Repubblica Corpus). Our methodology is based on the interplay between relevant linguistic patterns and an incremental repository of common sense knowledge on emotional states and(More)
Action verbs, which are highly frequent in speech, cause disambiguation problems that are relevant to Language Technologies. This is a consequence of the peculiar way each natural language categorizes Action i.e. it is a consequence of semantic factors. Action verbs are frequently “general”, since they extend productively to actions belonging to different(More)
Action verbs have many meanings, covering actions in different ontological types. Moreover, each language categorizes action in its own way. One verb can refer to many different actions and one action can be identified by more than one verb. The range of variations within and across languages is largely unknown, causing trouble in all translation tasks.(More)
Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune intraepithelial blistering skin disease characterized by the presence of circulating autoantibodies directed against surfaces of keratinocytes. Diagnosis is generally based on clinical features, histology, direct and indirect immunofluorescence and ELISA. This study describes a new BIOCHIP mosaic-based indirect(More)
A tremendous amount of information was published over the past decades in relation to the role of vitamins in various neoplastic diseases. In particular, several studies showed an inverse relationship between selected vitamins intake and cancer risk. In this review we will focus on the role played by vitamins in melanoma with particular regard to vitamin A,(More)
The in vitro effects of 8-MOP (concentrations of 20, 100 and 500 ng/ml) alone or in combination with UVA on mediator release from human basophils and skin mast cells (HSMC), activated with immunological and non-immunological stimuli, were investigated. With respect to basophils activated with anti-IgE serum, the results of this study show that: (i) 8-MOP(More)