Mr Jake Vasilakes

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Overview

I am a first year PhD student at the National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM) in the Department of Computer Science under the supervision of Prof Sophia Ananiadou. I am broadly interested in knowledge extraction from scientific literature including relation extraction, event mining, and automatic knowledge base construction. More specifically, I am exploring ways to automatically extract context around scientific claims, both subjective (e.g. linguistic modality, hedging) and objective (e.g. statistical metrics such as p-values and statistical power).

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2015 - Master in Science, Automatic Generation of Wide-scale Semantic Representations in NLTK, University of Edinburgh (2014 - 2015)
  • 2013 - Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy of Language, Loyola University

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