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  • NL Seminar-UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD'S COMPOSITIONAL CONCEPTS

    Fri, Aug 07, 2015 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

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    Speaker: Marius Pasca, Google

    Talk Title: UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD'S COMPOSITIONAL CONCEPTS

    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: Compositional topics ("Swiss passport", "German grammar") of interest to Web users may be available as entries within structured knowledge resources. But such topics are not necessarily connected to, let alone represented in relation to, entries of the constituent topics ("Switzerland" and "Passport", or "German language" and "Grammar") from which their approximate meaning could be aggregated. Web documents - more precisely, encyclopedic articles - and Web search queries are shown to be useful in complementary tasks relevant to understanding compositional topics. The tasks are the decomposition of potentially compositional topics into zero, one or more constituent topics; and the interpretation of the role ("issued by", "of") played by constituents ("Swiss", "German") within ambiguous compositional phrases that might refer to compositional topics.





    Biography: Marius Pasca is a research scientist at Google in Mountain View, California. Current research interests include factual information extraction from unstructured text within documents and queries, and its applications to Web search.

    Host: Nima Pourdamghani and Kevin Knight

    More Info: http://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - 11th Flr Conf Rms1135 & 1137 Marina Del Rey

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Peter Zamar

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