Maria Liakata

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MOTIVATION Scholarly biomedical publications report on the findings of a research investigation. Scientists use a well-established discourse structure to relate their work to the state of the art, express their own motivation and hypotheses and report on their methods, results and conclusions. In previous work, we have proposed ways to explicitly annotate(More)
The basis of science is the hypothetico-deductive method and the recording of experiments in sufficient detail to enable reproducibility. We report the development of Robot Scientist "Adam," which advances the automation of both. Adam has autonomously generated functional genomics hypotheses about the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and experimentally tested(More)
As breaking news unfolds people increasingly rely on social media to stay abreast of the latest updates. The use of social media in such situations comes with the caveat that new information being released piecemeal may encourage rumours, many of which remain unverified long after their point of release. Little is known, however, about the dynamics of the(More)
Many practical tasks require accessing specific types of information in scientific literature; e.g. information about the objective, methods, results or conclusions of the study in question. Several schemes have been developed to characterize such information in full journal papers. Yet many tasks focus on abstracts instead. We take three schemes of(More)
This paper addresses the problem of determining the best answer in Community-based Question Answering websites by focussing on the content. Previous research on this topic relies on the exploitation of community feedback on the answers, which involves rating of either users (e.g., reputation) or answers (e.g. scores manually assigned to answers). We propose(More)
The spread of false rumours during emergencies can jeopardise the well-being of citizens as they are monitoring the stream of news from social media to stay abreast of the latest updates. In this paper, we describe the methodology we have developed within the PHEME project for the collection and sampling of conversational threads, as well as the tool we(More)
This paper presents a three-way perspective on the annotation of discourse in scientific literature. We use three different schemes, each of which focusses on different aspects of discourse in scientific articles, to annotate a corpus of three full-text papers, and compare the results. One scheme seeks to identify the core components of scientific(More)
The increase of interest in using social media as a source for research has motivated tackling the challenge of automatically geolocating tweets, given the lack of explicit location information in the majority of tweets. In contrast to much previous work that has focused on location classification of tweets restricted to a specific country, here we(More)