Keynote

Wir freuen uns am diesjährigen LSWT Hans Uszkoreit begrüßen zu dürfen.

23.09. Hans Uszkoreit - Big Data and Text Analytics

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    Abstract - Deutsch

    Das Gebiet der Textanalytik wird mit einer rapide anwachsenden Menge an Texten konfrontiert. In seinem Vortrag argumentiert Hans Uszkoreit, dass Big Data im Bereich Sprachverarbeitung nicht nur als eine große Herausforderung aufzufassen ist, sondern als Chance, im großen Maße Wissen in Form von 'Smart Data' zu extrahieren. Unter den vielseitigen Verwendungszwecken von Smart Data finden sich neue Anwendungen der Wissensextraktion aber auch Verbesserungen von domänenspezifischen Sprachmodellen. Es gehört zu den Herausforderungen unserer Zeit, adäquat mit unserer Hinterlassenschaft umzugehen: der unüberschaubaren Masse an Text im World Wide Web. Durch die Kombination von skalierbaren statistischen Modellen mit intelligenten regelbasierten Systemen eröffnet sich die vielversprechende Perspektive, einen fein-granularen, vielseitig einsetzbaren, translingualen "Wissensgraphen" zu produzieren, der ein weites Spektrum an Anwendungen bedient. Hans Uszkoreit wird bestehende neue Anwendungen vorstellen und mit einem Ausblick auf die Möglichkeiten schließen, die sich durch Big "Smart" Data ergeben. Invited talk: Big Data and Text Analytics

    Abstract - English

    Text analytics is faced with rapidly increasing volumes of language data. In his talk, Hans Uszkoreit will show that big language data are not only a challenge for language technology but also an opportunity for obtaining application-specific language models that can cope with the long tail of linguistic creativity. It is the challenge of our time to deal with our legacy: the immense amount of text published on the ever-growing World Wide Web. Combining scalable statistical models with "smart" rule-based approaches opens up a promising perspective on the possibility of creating a fine-granular, versatile-useful, provenance-aware, translingual knowledge graph with a range of applications. Hans Uszkoreit will explain existing applications and give an outlook on what we can expect from big "smart" data.

    Biography

    Hans Uszkoreit serves as scientific director at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) where he heads the DFKI Language Technology Lab. He has more than 30 years of experience in language technology which are documented in more than 180 international publications. Uszkoreit is Coordinator of the European Network of Excellence META-NET with 60 research centers in 34 countries and he leads several national and international research projects.

    He is a co-founder of XtraMind Technologies GmbH, Saarbruecken (now part of attensity inc.), acrolinx gmbh, Berlin and Yocoy Technologies GmbH, Berlin. From 2005-2011, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the international initiative dropping knowledge.

    His current research interests are information extraction, atomatic translation and other advanced applications of language and knowledge technologies as well as computer models of human language understanding and production.

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