Horizons for Information Societies
Seminar #7

The 7th seminar on Horizons for Information Societies was about data processing. Mr Picard () presented his research on the automatic construction of knowledge resources at (France) and at the .

See also: previous seminar (#6), next seminar (#8).



Slides of the presentation:

Date: 17 May 2007 (14:30-15:30)
Location: , Tokyo, Japan
Language: English
Registration fees: None
Organization: Dr ()


Automatic Extraction from Web Corpora of Characteristic Properties of a Concept
by Mr

Abstract: The goal of our project is to automate the construction of knowledge resources. Our framework starts with a concept (e.g. museums, singers), and extracts from web corpora properties linking this concept to other ones. The initial concept is described by its name (e.g. museum) and by the name of instances (e.g. The Louvre). Based on this information, we use search engines to build texts corpora from the web, and apply text mining techniques to extract properties from those corpora. Our aim is to build resources usable by information retrieval dialoguing agents.

Speaker: Mr Picard is a doctor student at Jospeh Fourier University of Grenoble (France). He conducts his research at 's laboratory in Lannion (France), and joined the for a 3-months internship under the supervision of . His current research topics deal with text mining, web content mining, and knowledge extraction.