[Begging pardon if you read this multiple times]
I would like to announce with great pleasure the StrepHit IEG project
Of course, you are all invited to attend.
The event will be held in a special day: Wikipedia's birthday!
Below you can find the details.
Schedule: 15 January 2016, 11:00 am, Luigi Stringa Conference Room
Location: Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Via Sommarive 18, Povo, Trento, Italy -
Abstract: We kick-off StrepHit, a project funded by the Wikimedia
Foundation through the Individual Engagement Grants program.
StrepHit is a Natural Language Processing pipeline that understands human
language, extracts facts from text and produces Wikidata statements with
It will enhance the data quality of Wikidata by suggesting references to
validate statements, and will help Wikidata become the gold-standard hub of
the Open Data landscape.
Speaker's bio: Marco Fossati is a researcher with a double background in
Natural Languages and Information Technologies. He works at the Data and
Knowledge Management (DKM) research unit at Fondazione Bruno Kessler,
Trento, Italy. He is member of the DBpedia Association board of trustees,
founder and representative of its Italian chapter. He has interdisciplinary
skills both in linguistics and in programming. His research focuses on
bridging the gap between Natural Language Processing techniques and Large
Scale Structured Knowledge Bases in order to drive the Web of Data towards
its full potential.
See you in Trento and long live Wikipedia!