Asst. Prof. Dr. Selma TEKİR
Address: IZTECH Computer Engineering Dept., Gulbahce, 35430 Urla, İzmir, Turkey
Office: Room 014
Understanding human language has been a sub-challenge on the way of intelligent machines. Semantics is the study of meaning in Natural Language Processing (NLP). My main research interest is semantics. Specifically, I’m working on machine learning for NLP, NLP applications, the combination of NLP with symbolic reasoning. To reason about language, seeking an automatic mapping between an NLP-based semantic representation and a logic representation is an important future direction.
Automatic News Story Construction
Every day, thousands of local and global news become online. Each arriving news piece gets its meaning through its connections with some other news. Understanding the present situation requires an analysis in light of past. Thus, organizing news content in a coherent set of articles to form a story is a fundamental requirement.
I’m also involved in automatic story construction. It is a challenging task subject to some key issues. Firstly, data may come from multiple sources and could include overlaps. Moreover, it must be processed in an online fashion. Time-span may become another difficulty as long ranging stories must be supported as well as short-ranging ones. Visualization is another concern because stories gain meaning in the eyes of the beholder.