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Come hear from Oren Etzioni - University of Washington

SPEAKER: Oren Etzioni - Professor of Computer Science at the University of Washington

We are very excited that the twelfth distinguished speaker in this series will be Oren Etzioni. Doors open at 6:30pm, talk begins at 7:00pm. Drinks and light food provided.

TITLE: Open Information Extraction

ABSTRACT: Information Extraction (IE) is the task of mapping unstructured text to semantic representations. IE is often formulated as a machine-learning problem where an extractor for a particular relation (e.g., seminar speaker) is learned from labeled training examples. My talk will provide an overview of Open IE---an approach to scaling IE to the Web where the set of potential relations is not known in advance, making a standard machine learning approach impossible. I will demonstrate two applications of IE: sentiment analysis at and Seattle restaurant reviews at revminer.

Oren Etzioni is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Washington. He is the author of over 100 technical papers on data mining, search, and information extraction, and the founder of three companies: Netbot, was the first online-comparison-shopping (acquired by Excite in 1997); His second company, Farecast, advised people when to buy their air tickets to avoid buyer’s remorse.
Farecast was acquired by Microsoft in 2008 and became the foundation for Bing Travel. Third,, founded in 2010, utilizes both data- and text- mining to minimize regret for online shoppers.

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  • Stephen

    Outstanding talk!

    March 29, 2013

  • Guillermo

    Tom, Oren said he'd make his slides available to us--did he? Could you please link to them here? The video of the presentation is great for those who couldn't make it, but we who could would really appreciate having access to the slides. Thanks!

    March 15, 2013

  • Kiran R.

    I really liked Oren's presentation. Being an industry outsider, I learnt quite a lot from this presentation. Thank you Oren and Tom.

    March 14, 2013

  • Sanjay S.

    Thanks for the video..

    Seeking Position as Software Developer/Architect/Mgr.

    March 14, 2013

  • Vishal

    Awesome session and presentation.

    March 14, 2013

  • Xiang W.

    Could you please kindly share the presentation aslo, thanks?

    March 13, 2013

  • Tom J.

    The video recording of this meetup with Oren Etzioni is now available. There are a few spots without audio due to a dead mic... sorry - Enjoy!

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • JeffD

    11/10, for content and delivery. And. for openie!

    March 12, 2013

  • Ram N.

    could not make it in person. can you post the webcast url?

    March 12, 2013

  • Tom J.

    Just as with previous BDA meetups, the event will be recorded. The URL for that webcast will be posted here.

    2 · March 12, 2013

  • Tom J.

    You're welcome to park in the gararge under the Adobe building at Park and Almaden. Enter from either street. Go to the East Tower Lobby.

    March 12, 2013

  • Krishna K.

    is anyone recording this talk? will the presentations be uploaded?

    March 12, 2013

  • Sumit R.

    Can someone share parking options for this meetup. I have been to this area and I don't think street parking is an option. Can we use Adobe's parking?

    March 12, 2013

    • Scott S.

      Attendees CAN use the indoor parking at Adobe. Print out your RSVP and present it to the parking attendant. You will also want to show it to security when you check in for the meeting.

      March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Folks,
    Has the attendance-waitlist been updated?

    March 12, 2013

    • Eddie H.

      It should update automatically as people change their status' unless the signup window has closed.

      March 12, 2013

  • Ana Maria P.

    Unfortunately I won't be able to make it after all ..

    March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Look forward to this meetup! In case you're new to big data, join a study group on "intro to artificial intelligence", "Robotics", or "Machine Learning":

    March 11, 2013

  • Andy B.

    This is exactly what I am looking for in my research. I hope to have a chance to make it!

    March 11, 2013

  • Ginny

    Unfortunately I will need to miss this one!

    March 10, 2013

  • TS W.

    Completely on-topic and relevant to what we're doing at Diffbot.

    March 6, 2013

  • Lisa Y


    February 26, 2013

  • jay w.

    thanks, and I will attend.

    January 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies - out of country

    January 25, 2013

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