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Manuela Speranza

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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
  1. Bernardo Magnini; Manuela Speranza,
    Integrating Generic and Specialized Wordnets,
    RANLP 2001 - Recent advances in Natural Language Processing,
    , pp. 149-
    , (RANLP 2001 - Recent advances in Natural Language Processing,
    Tzigov Chark, Bulgaria,
    05/09/2001 - 07/09/2001)
  2. Bernardo Magnini; Manuela Speranza,
    A Plug-in Approach for an Integrated Consultation of Generic and Specialized Wordnets,
    Although generic (i.e. domain independent) and specialized (i.e. domain specific) lexical resources are usually developed with different aims, an integrated consultation of the two resources would be useful for many practical purposes. We describe a plug-in approach which takes into account our intuitions about an integrated consultation. The model is based on the definition of plug-in relations that are established to consider possible overlapping and inconsistencies between the two resources. As a consequence, the inheritance of linguistic oriented information makes the specialized resources usable in existing wordnet based applications. The approach has been experimented connecting ItalWordNet, a generic lexical database, and Economic-WordNet, a specialized wordnet for the economic and financial domain,
  3. J. Cancila; R. Marinelli; A. Zampolli; Bernardo Magnini; Christian Girardi; Manuela Speranza,
    ItalWordNet: a large semantic database for the automatic treatment of the Italian language,
    Questo articolo descrive le caratteristiche principali della base di dati semantica ItalWordNet,in via di sviluppo nell`ambito di un progetto nazionale italiano, SI-TAL, il cui scopo è quello di realizzare un insieme di risorse e tools integrati (compatibili) per il trattamento automatico della lingua italiana scritta e parlata. All`interno di SI-TAL, ItalWordNet sarà la risorsa lessicale di riferimento, contenente informazioni semantiche in relazione a circa 130.000 sensi di parole raggrepati in synset e collegati all`inglese per mezzo di relazioni `di equivalenza` con synset di una versione non strutturata del WordNet elaborato da George Miller e i suoi collaboratori di Princeton,