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Natural Language Processing for Semantic Assistance in Web Portals

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TitleNatural Language Processing for Semantic Assistance in Web Portals
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
Refereed DesignationRefereed
AuthorsBakalov, F., B. Sateli, R. Witte, M. - J. Meurs, and B. König-Ries
Conference NameIEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2012)
Date Published09/2012
Conference LocationPalermo, Italy
Type of WorkPaper

Web portals are a major class of web-based content management systems. They can provide users with a single point of access to a multitude of content sources and applications. However, further analysis of content brokered through a portal is not supported by current portal systems, leaving it to their users to deal with information overload. We present the first work examining the integration of natural language processing into web portals to provide users with semantic assistance in analyzing and interpreting content. This integration is based on the portal standard JSR286 and open source NLP frameworks. Two application scenarios, news analysis and biocuration, highlight the feasibility and usefulness of our approach.


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Part of this work has been funded by Genome Canada and Génome Qubec. The work on the integration of portal technology with NLP was sponsored by the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards program and carried out in the framework of the Minerva Portals Project in cooperation IBM Deutschland Research & Development GmbH.

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