Das Institut für Informatik lädt herzlich ein zum Informatik-Kolloquium

Web-Scale Domain-Specific Information Extraction
Prof. Dr. Ulf Leser, Institute for Computer Science Humboldt Universität zu Berlin 

Wann: Freitag, den 13. Januar 2017 um 14:00 Uhr
Wo: Mathematikon, Konferenzraum 05.104, 5. OG

Abstract: Information Extraction (IE) from unstructured texts is a technology with growing importance in many applications. Three important challenges to IE are the achievement of high quality results, scalability of methods to very large corpora, and integration of IE results with other data for downstream analysis. In this talk, we will highlight recent advances and open questions in these areas by drawing from extensive experiences in developing and applying IE for biomedical research.

About the speaker: Prof. Ulf Leser holds the chair ‘Knowledge Management in Bioinformatics‘ at the Humboldt University Berlin. The group on "Knowledge Management in Bioinformatics" has a proven record of successful research and applications especially in biomedical databases, scientific workflows, statistical analysis of high-throughput experiments, and biomedical text mining. It gathers more than 15 years experience in managing and analyzing biomedical data set, especially from high-throughput experiments. Previous and current projects in this area are concerned with analysis and management of proteins and their function, phenotype data, cancer-related knowledge bases, protein-protein-interaction networks, and sequence / microarray / ChIP-Chip / ChIP-seq data sets. The group has developed several popular integrated biomedical databases (e.g. IXDB, COLUMBA) and biomedical search engines (GeneView, Alibaba). The group currently consists of 12 scientists, all of which work on topics related to biomedical data and biomedical knowledge management. Prof. Leser currently is part of six publicly funded projects in biomedical research and a member of two publicly funded Graduate Schools and one research unit.

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