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Dr. Reno Kriz Joins the HLTCOE

September 10, 2021

On August 15, 2021 Dr. Reno Kriz was appointed to the Human Language Technology Center of Excellence as Research Scientist. Reno comes to us from the Computer Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied under Chris Callison-Burch and Marianna Apidianaki. Reno’s dissertation investigated generation- and retrieval-based techniques for text simplification. At the […]

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Dr. Dawn Lawrie Appointed to WSE’s Computer Science Dept.

June 29, 2021

HLTCOE Senior Research Scientist Dawn Lawrie was honored this month with an appointment as Associate Research Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Whiting School of Engineering. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Lawrie on this recognition of her research in cross-lingual information retrieval and related topics.

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Building OCR/NER Test Collections

March 16, 2020

Named entity recognition (NER) identifies spans of text that contain names.  Many researchers have reported the results of NER on text created through optical character recognition (OCR) over the past two decades.  Unfortunately, the test collections that support this research are annotated with named entities after OCR has been run.  This means that the collection […]

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