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I am a PhD student in the School of Computer Science and Statistics (SCSS) at Trinity College Dublin. I work for the Adapt Center which is funded by Science Foundation Ireland as well as a number of industry partners.
I am currently conducting research into the use of Named Entity Disambiguation as an Information Extraction tool for Cultural Heritage collections. This research can be cited as a specific example of Digital Humanities at work.
Typically when we perform entity disambiguation, we do so with the aid of information contained in a Knowledge Base such as Wikipedia, DBpedia or YAGO. However, these general Knowledge Bases are unsuitable for working with the kinds of specialized archives we see in cultural heritage. I am interested in discovering new ways of working with these collections given their unique characteristics.
Sometimes I like to make interesting things.