Kalina Bontcheva

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A web services based architecture for Language Resources utilizing existing technology such as XML, SOAP, WSDL and UDDI is presented. The web services architecture creates a pervasive information infrastructure that enables straightforward access to two kinds of Language Resources: traditional information sources and language processing resources. Details(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)
Twitter is the largest source of microblog text, responsible for gigabytes of human discourse every day. Processing microblog text is difficult: the genre is noisy, documents have little context, and utterances are very short. As such, conventional NLP tools fail when faced with tweets and other microblog text. We present TwitIE, an open-source NLP pipeline(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)
Part-of-speech information is a pre-requisite in many NLP algorithms. However, Twitter text is difficult to part-of-speech tag: it is noisy, with linguistic errors and idiosyncratic style. We present a detailed error analysis of existing taggers, motivating a series of tagger augmentations which are demonstrated to improve performance. We identify and(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)
Applying natural language processing for mining and intelligent information access to tweets (a form of microblog) is a challenging, emerging research area. Unlike carefully authored news text and other longer content, tweets pose a number of new challenges, due to their short, noisy, context-dependent, and dynamic nature. Information extraction from tweets(More)
This paper presents an SVM-based learning system for information extraction (IE). One distinctive feature of our system is the use of a variant of the SVM, the SVM with uneven margins, which is particularly helpful for small training datasets. In addition, our approach needs fewer SVM classifiers to be trained than other recent SVM-based systems. The paper(More)
Nous nous intéressons dans cet article aux méthodes superficielles de résolution d’anaphores et de construction des chaı̂nes de référence, que nous avons développées comme modules du système d’extraction d’information ANNIE. La module ”orthomatcher” traite la coréférence orthographique des noms propres et le module de résolution d’anaphores traite les(More)