Elsevier/NUS CodeJam24 registration open

WING is participating in the organization of the SgCodeJam24.  Perhaps we’ll field some teams as well (Min is exempted).
Any takers?
Wednesday, 13 July 2011

New version of Dice Translator Firefox Extension

The DiCE Firefox team of Zhen Ming, Amulya and Biyan have released a new version of their popular Firefox tooltip translator client, updated for Firefox 5!  You should be able to try it out shortly from Firefox’s Add On collection page when it comes out of review.
Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Mendeley uses ParsCit

Dr Kris Jack of Mendeley informed us that their widely known and used scholarly research company, is using our LPGL open-source ParsCit software as a key building block in their product.  We are so flattered!  Perhaps ParsCit will be of help to you?Friday, 03 June 2011

CSIDM International Review Panel visits WING

Mari Ostendorf, Dan Roth and Hongjiang Zhang of the appointed review board for CSIDM gave their distinguished speaker seminars in the morning on this Thursday at NUS, and in the afternoon graciously lent WING their ears to listen to the group’s projects from WING students and staff.  We thank them for their insightful comments!
Friday, 03 June 2011

NEC researchers Itaru Hosomi and Kai Ishikawa visit WING

NLP Principal Researchers Itaru Hosomi and Kai Ishikawa visited WING and learned about the group’s endeavors on 27 April 2011.  They also presented a talk at the earlier CHIME text processing seminar on how they use NLP technology to interpret and act on customer feedback on their consumer electronics products through their customer relationship management call centers.
Wednesday, 04 May 2011

New Journal Works

Our group members have been hard at work at publishing journal articles and book chapters. Aobo, Vu and Min have put together an article for the special issue of LREJ on Perspectives on Crowdsourcing Annotations for Natural Language Processing, for those interested in the nuances between wisdom of the crowds, games with a purpose, mechanized labor and how they offer an alternative to traditional annotation tasks.  In other work, Simone Teufel (Univ. of Cambridge) and Min have completed a book chapter on Robust Argumentative Zoning for Sensemaking in Scholarly Documents, to appear in the upcoming Springer Hot Topics volume on Advanced Language Technologies for Digital Libraries (ALT4DL)
Friday, 15 April 2011

NUS SMS corpus

Tao Chen has been working hard in resurrecting our NUS SMS Corpus project and has enlarged it by over four times, collecting both English and Chinese SMS.  This corpus is completely free of charge to the public as a result of sponsorship from our CSIDM project.  Please help contribute SMS to our corpus for the public advancement of this very interesting and personal form of communication.
Friday, 15 April 2011

JCDL 2011 Shorts

This coming JCDL will feature Kaz‘s appearance in Ottawa to present his work on scholarly paper recommendation and our past FYP student, Khang Duy Ly, in our joint work on product review summarization via subtopics and facets.  Kaz will also be there for the JCDL doctoral consortium.  Please stop by and say hi if you are in Ottawa for JCDL in June.
Friday, 15 April 2011

Goodbyes – April 2011

Our four UROP students for the past year are defending their theses and leaving our group for bigger and better things.

We’ll miss the trio of Shawn, Low Wee and Yipeng, all buddies since before NUS, who have been hard at work on practical information extraction, word sense disambiguation and cloud based record linkage.  Tamisa Huangwongsri has also finished her UROP on Word Segmentation and is looking forward to her next summer internship.  Good luck all!
Friday, 15 April 2011

Hellos – April 2011

We welcome two new RAs to WING: Bac Sy Vo and Praveen Bysani.  Bac is working on our Global Asia Institute, helping to develop a Google Scholar based analytics package.  Praveen is working with us on several topics related to summarization and information extraction.  Saravanan S, a new intern from Hindustan University has been working on scientific document retrieval/crawling.  Finally we have a new UROP student, Sudhanshu Khemka, working with us and Prof. Tiow Seng Tan from our graphics group on GPU based IR.  We look forward to their hard and fruitful works!

Friday, 15 April 2011