The intersection of Semantic Web and NLP

The intersection of Semantic Web and NLP; DBpedia Spotlight & more!

Cartic Ramakrishnan and Pablo Mendes will present applications drawn from a variety of domains such as Biomedical Informatics, Social Network Analysis and others. Pablo will discuss DBpedia Spotlight in depth.


Cartic Ramakrishnan is a Research Scientist at Datapop. He develops NLP and Machine Learning solutions to a variety of problems in Computational Advertising. He has a background in NLP and Machine Learning applied to Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web research. Prior to Datapop, Cartic did his post doctoral research at the Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California. Cartic has also worked at IBM Research (summer 2006) and the National Library of Medicine (summer 2002, 2004). Cartic received his computer science doctorate in 2008, graduating from the Kno.e.sis Center at Wright State University.

Pablo Mendes is Research Associate at the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany. Pablo has worked for 5 years as a Research Assistant at the University of Georgia and at the Kno.e.sis Center at Wright State University. He also worked as an intern at Yahoo! Search in California (summer 2008) and Yahoo! Research Barcelona (summer 2009). In the last two years Pablo worked at the Freie Universität Berlin conducting research within the European-funded LOD2 Project and the European Network of Excellence PlanetData. His research focuses on the extraction, integration and exploration of (structured and unstructured) information on the Web and, in particular, of Linked Data. Automation;




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  • Hung T.

    A couple of members from overseas has asked about the availability of the video. We currently do not have them online yet. But when they are the organizers will post something.

    December 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    is there a link to a video of the talk ?

    November 7, 2012

  • Cartic

    November 6, 2012

  • Ali

    Informative and interesting presentation.

    November 5, 2012

  • Ali

    Presentation by both speakers was very informative.
    Also, I'd like to request a link to the slides if possible.
    Thanks for a great evening.

    November 5, 2012

  • Mathaeus D.

    Great meetup!

    November 5, 2012

  • Eric F.

    Great presentations tonight from Carthic & Pablo! Thanks gentlemen!

    November 5, 2012

  • Anas T.

    How can i attend the event?

    is it online meeting, what time will begin? i am living in Syria

    October 25, 2012

    • Hung T.

      Anas thanks for your interest! We will let you know if we're recording a stream of this event. stay tuned

      1 · October 25, 2012

    • Alan B.

      Hi there Anas. To give you an update, the event will be recorded, but not live streamed. We'll be posting a link to the talk on the meetup page. Thanks for your interest and your question.

      November 5, 2012

  • MLaNuit

    This sounds like a very exciting event!

    October 22, 2012

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