College of Liberal Arts

Friday Tech Forum: Shalmaneser and GeoDia

Erk and Rabinowitz to present instructional projects

Friday Nov 20, 2009 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Mezes Hall, Basement Auditorium (MEZ B0.306)

Katrin Erk, Assistant Professor of Linguistics, will present Shalmaneser, a system for automatic word sense disambiguation and semantic role labeling for English. To turn it into a teaching tool for exploring automatic lexical semantic analysis and machine learning, her team has made it highly configurable and has extended it with a graphical user interface.  Erk will also discuss her findings from incorporating Shalmaneser into her Introduction to Computational Linguistics course.

Adam Rabinowitz, Assistant Professor of Classics, will present GeoDia, an interactive spatial timeline of the ancient Mediterranean, from roughly 3000 BC to 300 AD.  He and his project team will discuss the interface itself, preliminary results of their current beta test, and future plans for user-generated content interfaces using the same combination of a timeline, a map, and material in DASe.


These presentations are part of the Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services monthly "Friday Technology Forum" presentations, which showcase the ways faculty put technology to work in the classroom.

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