Two weeks ago Agora team member Marieke visited the Eurecom research lab in France to discuss ideas for entity recognition and event presentation. We have collaborated before with them on the organisation of the DeRiVE workshop and we thought to take this one step further. They are currently doing some very interesting things with Named Entity Recognition and Disambiguation through their NERD project, which also happens to be one of the focus points of Marieke’s research at the moment in order to automatically generate event descriptions from text. No tangible results yet, but some very fruitful code and data exchange.
Here is also a slideshow of the context and current status of Agora as presented by Marieke: