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Manuela Speranza

  • Phone: +39 0461 314521
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Short bio

I have been working at ITC-irst, now FBK, since 2000. First, I worked on the SI-TAL (Integrated System for the Automatic Treatment of Language) and on the Edamok projects. From 2004 2006 I worked on the Ontotext project. From 2007 to 2012 I worked on the projects Qall-me, LiveMemories and Meta-Net. More recently, I have worked on the European projects MateCat and NewsReader.

My main interests include evaluation methodologies (see NER 2007, Entity Recognition 2009, NER 2011, EVENTI 2014 and FactA 2016 at EVALITA and TimeLine: Cross-Document Event Ordering at SemEval-2015), entity annotation (see I-CAB), event, temporal information, and co-reference annotation (see the NewsReader MEANTIME corpus), event factuality and negation annotation (see Fact-Ita Bank), and computational lexicography (see MultiWordNet and WordNet Domains).
I was also involved in the overall organization of EVALITA 2007, EVALITA 2009 and EVALITA 2011.

Research interests
corpus annotation evaluation methodologies computational lexicography
Publications
  1. M. Speranza; B. Magnini,
    Merging global and specialized linguistic ontologies,
    Ontology and the Lexicon. A Natural Language Perspective,
    Cambridge,
    Cambridge University Press,
    2010
    , pp. 224 -
    238
  2. S. M. Bernaola Biggio; M. Speranza; R. Zanoli,
    Entity Mention Detection using a Combination of Redundancy-Driven Classifiers,
    2010
    , (Seventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation,
    Valletta Malta,
    da 17/05/2010 a 23/05/2010)
  3. Bernardo Magnini; Manuela Speranza; Vikash Kumar,
    Towards Interactive Question Answering: An Ontology-Based Approach,
    Workshop on Semantic Computing and Multimedia Systems at ICSC 2009,
    2009
    , pp. 612-
    617
    , (Workshop on Semantic Computing and Multimedia Systems at ICSC 2009,
    Berkeley, California, USA,
    14/09/2009)
  4. Manuela Speranza; Roberto Gretter,
    Assessing Answer Quality in Task-oriented Question Answering,
    In this paper we present a method to evaluate Question Answering systems in restricted domain applications, which present peculiar features with respect to open domain Question Answering. While the answers provided by the system are still evaluated manually as in QA evaluation based on Information Retrieval, we propose to assess the overall quality of answers rather than concentrating merely on answers’ correctness. We propose to evaluate each answer from different perspectives, i.e. not only from the point of view of the exactness of the answer, but of the data provided as well, while at the same time taking into consideration aspects connected to comprehensibility and answer presentation.,
    2009
  5. Bernardo Magnini; Amedeo Cappelli; Fabio Tamburini; Cristina Bosco; Alessandro Mazzei; Vincenzo Lombardo; F. Bertagna; N. Calzolari; Antonio Toral; Valentina Bartalesi; Rachele Sprugnoli; Manuela Speranza,
    LREC 2008,
    2008
    , (LREC 2008,
    Marrakech, Morocco,
    28/05/2008 - 30/05/2008)
  6. M. Speranza,
    in «INTELLIGENZA ARTIFICIALE»,
    vol. 4,
    n. 2,
    2007
    , pp. 66 -
    68
  7. Luisa Bentivogli; Anna Fioravanti; Patrizia Fontanive; Emanuele Pianta; Manuela Speranza,
    Linee guida per la creazione della Scheda Ontologica e per l´annotazione della coreferenza globale delle entità presenti in I-CAB,
    2007
  8. E. Saquete; P. Martinez-Barco; R. Munoz; M. Negri; M. Speranza; R. Sprugnoli,
    Multilingual Extension of a Temporal Expression Normalizer using Annotated Corpora,
    EACL 2006 Workshop on Cross-Language Knowledge Induction,
    2006
    , pp. 1-
    8
    , (EACL 2006 Workshop on Cross-Language Knowledge Induction,
    Trento, Italy,
    03/04/2006)
  9. B. Magnini; E. Pianta; C. Girardi; M. Negri; L. Romano; M. Speranza; V. Bartalesi; R. Sprugnoli,
    I-CAB: the Italian Content Annotation Bank,
    5th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2006),
    2006
    , pp. 963-
    968
    , (5th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2006),
    Genova, Italy,
    24/05/2006 - 26/05/2006)
  10. E. Saquete; P. Martinez-Barco; R. Munoz; M. Negri; M. Speranza; R. Sprugnoli,
    Automatic resolution rule assignment to multilingual temporal expressions using annotated corpora,
    TIME 2006 International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning,
    2006
    , pp. 218-
    224
    , (TIME 2006 International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning,
    Budapest, Hungary,
    15/06/2006 - 17/06/2006)

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