Invited talks programme
All invited talks are in the Middleton Room, from 16:15-17:15 (Monday 16:30 - 17:30). They will consist of a 45 min talk with 15 min for discussion. The invited talks are free and open to all participants.
This page will be updated with more details nearer the time.
- Monday 16 May: Valentin Tablan, Ian Roberts, GATE team
Title: Introduction to GATECloud.net
Abstract: Presentation and demo of the new GATE Cloud service. Included in the current offering are on-demand servers with preinstalled GATE software, such as the Teamware collaborative annotation platform, and the multi-paradigm Mímir indexing server. Highly scalable parallel annotation services are also provided which work with pre-defined analysis pipelines or with user-supplied ones.
- Tuesday 17 May: Matthew Broadbent, South London and Maudsley Hospital.
Title: GATE for Life Sciences: extracting information from electronic health records
Abstract: The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Biomedical Research Centre (SLAM BRC) has built a system to extract clinical data from local electronic records for health-related research. An estimated 80% of the value of these data lies in free text entries made by nurses, doctors etc. in day-to-day practice. With over 175,000 records, automated information extraction is essential. Several GATE applications have already been built to extract specific variables from free text. Output from these applications is being used successfully in a number of research projects. There is an increasing understanding of how to maximise the benefits of GATE given the particular characteristics of the data, including more suitable application ‘rules’, improved development methods and post-processing. On that basis, GATE is fast becoming an essential component in the BRC's plans. Some significant projects are dependent on the output of a number of new applications currently under development.
- Wednesday 18 May: Dhaval Thakkar, Leeds University and Jarred McGinnis, Press Association, London.
Title: GATE and the Press Association
Abstract: This talk will have two parts. Dhaval Thakker will discuss his work with Press Association (PA) images using GATE to identify named entities and relationships found in image captions. Jarred McGinnis will discuss the future plans the organisation has for GATE, as well as describing some of the open issues that the GATE platform and language engineering research could address.
- Thursday 19 May: GATE Team
Title: GATE demos and closing session
Abstract: In this closing slot, we will first demonstrate a GATE application that involves many of the steps detailed in the the GATE Process. Second, we will demonstrate FREYA: an interactive Natural Language Interface for querying ontologies using the United States geography domain.