Miguel J. Rodrigues


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MoRS at SemEval-2017 Task 3: Easy to use SVM in Ranking Tasks
Miguel J. Rodrigues | Francisco M. Couto
Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval-2017)

This paper describes our system, dubbed MoRS (Modular Ranking System), pronounced ‘Morse’, which participated in Task 3 of SemEval-2017. We used MoRS to perform the Community Question Answering Task 3, which consisted on reordering a set of comments according to their usefulness in answering the question in the thread. This was made for a large collection of questions created by a user community. As for this challenge we wanted to go back to simple, easy-to-use, and somewhat forgotten technologies that we think, in the hands of non-expert people, could be reused in their own data sets. Some of our techniques included the annotation of text, the retrieval of meta-data for each comment, POS tagging and Named Entity Recognition, among others. These gave place to syntactical analysis and semantic measurements. Finally we show and discuss our results and the context of our approach, which is part of a more comprehensive system in development, named MoQA.


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Extraction of Regulatory Events using Kernel-based Classifiers and Distant Supervision
Andre Lamurias | Miguel J. Rodrigues | Luka A. Clarke | Francisco M. Couto
Proceedings of the 4th BioNLP Shared Task Workshop