UTCS Colloquium/AI: Sameer S. Pradhan/BBN Technologies: OntoNotes: A Unified Relational Semantic Representation ACES 2.402 Friday August 29 2008 11:00 a.m.

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Aug 29, 2008 11:00am - 12:00pm

There is a signup schedule for this event (UT EID required).
Type of Event: UTCS Colloquium/AI

Speaker/Afiliation: Sameer S.

Pradhan/BBN Technologies

Date/Time: Friday August 29 2008 11:00 a


Location: ACES 2.402

Host: Ray Mooney

Talk Title

: OntoNotes: A Unified Relational Semantic


The OntoNotes project is creating a corpus of large-scale
accurate and integrated annotation of multiple levels of the

semantic structure in text. Such rich integrated
annotation covering m

any levels will allow for richer cross-level
models enabling significa

ntly better automatic semantic analysis.
At the same time it demands a
robust efficient scalable mechanism
for storing and accessing these

complex inter-dependent annotations.
We describe a relational database

representation that captures both
the inter- and intra-layer dependenci

es and provide details of an
object-oriented API for efficient multi-ti

ered access to this data.

The OntoNotes project is funded by DARPA u

nder the GALE program
and is a collaborative effort between BBN Technol

ogies University of
Colorado University of Pennsylvania and Informati

on Sciences
Institute at the University of Southern California.

Speaker Bio:
Sameer Pradhan completed his PhD in Computer Science at the

University of Colorado Boulder in 2005 under the guidance of

s. Wayne Ward James H. Martin and Daniel Jurafsky. He is
currently wo

rking as a Scientist at BBN Technologies . His prior
academic pursuits

include a Master of Science in Industrial
Engineering from Alfred Unive

rsity NY and a Bachelor''s degree
in Production Engineering from Victo

ria Jubilee Technical Institute