Research Presentation, Oct. 13: Fine-Grained Semantic Annotation of Morphological Descriptions in Biodiversity Domain

Dr. Hong Chui, University of Arizona, presents “Fine Grained Semantic Annotation of Morphological Descriptions in Biodiversity Domain” on Oct. 13 from 11:00–12:00 p.m. in the Gregory Conference Room of the Goldstein Library.

Dr. Hong Chui will be visiting on Oct. 13-14. Her research:

  • focuses on the application of machine learning techniques on the management of the many kinds of information associated with biodiversity.
  • has led to a number of peer-reviewed publications and presentations at refereed conferences, and she was honored with the prestigious Berner Nash Memorial Award for outstanding doctoral dissertation.
  • Has led to academic honors including the Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Poster Award from the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE).

“In this talk, I will describe the linguistic features of morphological descriptions and the language processing methods that have been applied,” she said. “I will set a heuristic rule based markup algorithm in the context of the previous research and their results, and tentatively draw a conclusion that morphological descriptions are more complicated syntactically than many had expected. I will then present a set of most recent results using unsupervised machine learning methods and a general-purpose parser (Stanford Parser) that are significantly better than those produced by the heuristic rule based method.”