Names, nouns, terms, concepts, meanings and other words

Renata Viera

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, Brasil

Mardi 27/09/2011 à 10h00

Amphithéatre F107, INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes, Montbonnot


In this talk I will present the research of the NLP group at PUC-RS. We deal with corpus processing for information extraction for a variety of applications, such as ontology engineering and competitive intelligence. Central to our research is the identification of specific vocabulary and its organization in a variety of structures. From my thesis work, I will also comment on a special word: "the".


Renata Vieira is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science of Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). She teaches logic, artificial intelligence, natural language processing and ontologies. She received a PhD degree from Edinburgh University in 1998 in the field of Computational Linguistics. She is co-founder and a member of the Committee for Natural Language Processing of the Brazilian Computer Society and a member of the Executive Committee of the Association for Computational Linguists. She leads the natural language processing research group at PUCRS whose work is related to anaphora resolution, information extraction, ontology learning from corpora, ontology mapping, controlled vocabularies and named entities recognition.

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