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With Dr Anna Gentile (IBM Research Almaden).
Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 12:00 PM   Absolutely Free   Online
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Dr Anna Lisa Gentile from IBM Research will talk about real world use cases for human-in-the-loop information extraction with subject matter experts.


Information Extraction (IE) techniques enables us to distill knowledge from the abundantly available unstructured content. Some of the basic IE methods include the automatic extraction of relevant entities from text (e.g. places, dates, people, ...), understanding relations among them, building semantic resources (dictionaries, ontologies) to inform the extraction tasks, & connecting extraction results to standard classification resources. IE techniques cannot decouple from human input - at bare minimum, some of the data needs to be manually annotated by a human so that automatic methods can learn patterns to recognize certain types of information.

The human-in-the-loop paradigm applied to IE techniques focuses on how to better take advantage of human annotations (the recorded observations) & how much interaction with the human is needed for each specific extraction task.

This talk will explore different real world use cases of "Experts in the Loop", including building dictionaries, understanding data centers, & managing drug package inserts in the Pharmaceutical Domain.


Anna Lisa is a researcher in the Intelligence Augmentation group at IBM Research Almaden, USA. Her research is principally focused on studying methods & techniques for semantic annotation of unstructured & semi-structured content.

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