Hamish Cunningham

Also published as: H. Cunningham


2013

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AnnoMarket: An Open Cloud Platform for NLP
Valentin Tablan | Kalina Bontcheva | Ian Roberts | Hamish Cunningham | Marin Dimitrov
Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: System Demonstrations

2010

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Identification of the Question Focus: Combining Syntactic Analysis and Ontology-based Lookup through the User Interaction
Danica Damljanovic | Milan Agatonovic | Hamish Cunningham
Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10)

Most question-answering systems contain a classifier module which determines a question category, based on which each question is assigned an answer type. However, setting up syntactic patterns for this classification is a big challenge. In addition, in the case of ontology-based systems, the answer type should be aligned to the queried knowledge structure. In this paper, we present an approach for determining the answer type semi-automatically. We first identify the question focus using syntactic parsing, and then try to identify the answer type by combining the head of the focus with the ontology-based lookup. When this combination is not enough to make conclusions automatically, the user is engaged into a dialog in order to resolve the answer type. User selections are saved and used for training the system in order to improve its performance over time. Further on, the answer type is used to show the feedback and the concise answer to the user. Our approach is evaluated using 250 questions from the Mooney Geoquery dataset.

2008

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A Framework for Identity Resolution and Merging for Multi-source Information Extraction
Milena Yankova | Horacio Saggion | Hamish Cunningham
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)

In the context of ontology-based information extraction, identity resolution is the process of deciding whether an instance extracted from text refers to a known entity in the target domain (e.g. the ontology). We present an ontology-based framework for identity resolution which can be customized to different application domains and extraction tasks. Rules for identify resolution, which compute similarities between target and source entities based on class information and instance properties and values, can be defined for each class in the ontology. We present a case study of the application of the framework to the problem of multi-source job vacancy extraction

2006

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Creating Tools for Morphological Analysis of Sumerian
Valentin Tablan | Wim Peters | Diana Maynard | Hamish Cunningham
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)

Sumerian is a long-extinct language documented throughout the ancient MiddleEast, arguably the first language for which we have written evidence, and is a language isolate (i.e. no related languages have so far been identified). The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (ETCSL), based at theUniversity of Oxford, aims to make accessible on the web over 350 literary workscomposed during the late third and early second millennia BCE. The transliterations and translations can be searched, browsed and read online using the tools of the website. In this paper we describe the creation of linguistic analysis and corpus search tools for Sumerian, as part of the development of the ETCSL. This is designed to enable Sumerian scholars, students and interested laymen to analyse the texts online and electronically, and to further knowledge about the language.

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User-friendly ontology authoring using a controlled language
Valentin Tablan | Tamara Polajnar | Hamish Cunningham | Kalina Bontcheva
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)

In recent years, following the rapid development in the Semantic Web and Knowledge Management research, ontologies have become more in demand in Natural Language Processing. An increasing number of systems use ontologies either internally, for modelling the domain of the application, or as data structures that hold the output resulting from the work of the system, in the form of knowledge bases. While there are many ontology editing tools aimed at expert users, there are very few which are accessible to users wishing to create simple structures without delving into the intricacies of knowledge representation languages. The approach described in this paper allows users to create and edit ontologies simply by using a restricted version of the English language. The controlled language described within is based on an open vocabulary and a restricted set of grammatical constructs. Sentences written in this language unambiguously map into a number of knowledge representation formats including OWL and RDF-S to allow round-trip ontology management.

2005

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Perceptron Learning for Chinese Word Segmentation
Yaoyong Li | Chuanjiang Miao | Kalina Bontcheva | Hamish Cunningham
Proceedings of the Fourth SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing

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Using Uneven Margins SVM and Perceptron for Information Extraction
Yaoyong Li | Kalina Bontcheva | Hamish Cunningham
Proceedings of the Ninth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL-2005)

2004

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Automatic Language-Independent Induction of Gazetteer Lists
Diana Maynard | Kalina Bontcheva | Hamish Cunningham
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’04)

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Large Scale Experiments for Semantic Labeling of Noun Phrases in Raw Text
Louise Guthrie | Roberto Basili | Fabio Zanzotto | Kalina Bontcheva | Hamish Cunningham | David Guthrie | Jia Cui | Marco Cammisa | Jerry Cheng-Chieh Liu | Cassia Farria Martin | Kristiyan Haralambiev | Martin Holub | Klaus Macherey | Fredrick Jelinek
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’04)

2003

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Experiments with geographic knowledge for information extraction
Dimitar Manov | Atanas Kiryakov | Borislav Popov | Kalina Bontcheva | Diana Maynard | Hamish Cunningham
Proceedings of the HLT-NAACL 2003 Workshop on Analysis of Geographic References

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OLLIE: On-Line Learning for Information Extraction
Valentin Tablan | Kalina Bontcheva | Diana Maynard | Hamish Cunningham
Proceedings of the HLT-NAACL 2003 Workshop on Software Engineering and Architecture of Language Technology Systems (SEALTS)

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NE Recognition Without Training Data on a Language You Don’t Speak
Diana Maynard | Valentin Tablan | Hamish Cunningham
Proceedings of the ACL 2003 Workshop on Multilingual and Mixed-language Named Entity Recognition

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Multilingual adaptations of a reusable information extraction tool
Diana Maynard | Hamish Cunningham | Kalina Bontcheva
Demonstrations

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Robust Generic and Query-based Summarization
Horacio Saggion | Kalina Bontcheva | Hamish Cunningham
Demonstrations

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Event-Coreference across Multiple, Multi-lingual Sources in the Mumis Project
Horacio Saggion | Jan Kuper | Hamish Cunningham | Thierry Declerck | Peter Wittenburg | Marco Puts | Eduard Hoenkamp | Franciska de Jong | Yorick Wilks
Demonstrations

2002

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Using GATE as an Environment for Teaching NLP
Kalina Bontcheva | Hamish Cunningham | Valentin Tablan | Diana Maynard | Oana Hamza
Proceedings of the ACL-02 Workshop on Effective Tools and Methodologies for Teaching Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics

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Using a text engineering framework to build an extendable and portable IE-based summarisation system
Diana Maynard | Kalina Bontcheva | Horacio Saggion | Hamish Cunningham | Oana Hamza
Proceedings of the ACL-02 Workshop on Automatic Summarization

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GATE: an Architecture for Development of Robust HLT applications
Hamish Cunningham | Diana Maynard | Kalina Bontcheva | Valentin Tablan
Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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Extracting Information for Automatic Indexing of Multimedia Material
Horacio Saggion | Hamish Cunningham | Diana Maynard | Kalina Bontcheva | Oana Hamza | Christian Ursu | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’02)

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A Unicode-based Environment for Creation and Use of Language Resources
Valentin Tablan | Cristian Ursu | Kalina Bontcheva | Hamish Cunningham | Diana Maynard | Oana Hamza | Tony McEnery | Paul Baker | Mark Leisher
Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’02)

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How feasible is the reuse of grammars for Named Entity Recognition?
Katerina Pastra | Diana Maynard | Oana Hamza | Hamish Cunningham | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’02)

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EMILLE, A 67-Million Word Corpus of Indic Languages: Data Collection, Mark-up and Harmonisation
Paul Baker | Andrew Hardie | Tony McEnery | Hamish Cunningham | Rob Gaizauskas
Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’02)

2001

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Using HLT for Acquiring, Retrieving and Publishing Knowledge in AKT
Kalina Bontcheva | Christopher Brewster | Fabio Ciravegna | Hamish Cunningham | Louise Guthrie | Robert Gaizauskas | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the ACL 2001 Workshop on Human Language Technology and Knowledge Management

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The Automatic Generation of Formal Annotations in a Multimedia Indexing and Searching Environment
Thierry Declerck | Peter Wittenburg | Hamish Cunningham
Proceedings of the ACL 2001 Workshop on Human Language Technology and Knowledge Management

2000

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Software Infrastructure for Language Resources: a Taxonomy of Previous Work and a Requirements Analysis
Hamish Cunningham | Kalina Bontcheva | Valentin Tablan | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’00)

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Experience using GATE for NLP R&D
Hamish Cunningham | Diana Maynard | Kalina Bontcheva | Valentin Tablan | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the COLING-2000 Workshop on Using Toolsets and Architectures To Build NLP Systems

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An Experiment in Unifying Audio-Visual and Textual Infrastructures for Language Processing Research and Development
Kalina Bontcheva | Hennie Brugman | Hamish Cunningham | Albert Russel | Peter Wittenburg
Proceedings of the COLING-2000 Workshop on Using Toolsets and Architectures To Build NLP Systems

1998

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Implementing a Sense Tagger in a General Architecture for Text Engineering
Hamish Cunningham | Mark Stevenson | Yorick Wilks
New Methods in Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning

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University of Sheffield: Description of the LaSIE-II System as Used for MUC-7
K. Humphreys | R. Gaizauskas | S. Azzam | C. Huyck | B. Mitchell | H. Cunningham | Y. Wilks
Seventh Message Understanding Conference (MUC-7): Proceedings of a Conference Held in Fairfax, Virginia, April 29 - May 1, 1998

1997

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Software Infrastructure for Natural Language Processing
Hamish Cunningham | Kevin Humphreys | Robert Gaizauskas | Yorick Wilks
Fifth Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing

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GATE - a General Architecture for Text Engineering
Hamish Cunningham | Kevin Humphreys | Robert Gaizauskas | Yorick Wilks
Fifth Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing: Descriptions of System Demonstrations and Videos

1996

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TIPSTER-Compatible Projects at Sheffield
Hamish Cunningham | Kevin Humphreys | Robert Gaizauskas | Yorick Wilks
TIPSTER TEXT PROGRAM PHASE II: Proceedings of a Workshop held at Vienna, Virginia, May 6-8, 1996

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GATE-a General Architecture for Text Engineering
Hamish Cunningham | Yorick Wilks | Robert J. Gaizauskas
COLING 1996 Volume 2: The 16th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

1995

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University of Sheffield: Description of the LaSIE System as Used for MUC-6
R. Gaizauskas | T. Wakao | K. Humphreys | H. Cunningham | Y. Wilks
Sixth Message Understanding Conference (MUC-6): Proceedings of a Conference Held in Columbia, Maryland, November 6-8, 1995