Ahmed Ragheb - Seminar Talk - 20th November 2013

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Research Seminar Talk

Title: UIMA - The Open Architecture That Helps Watson Understand Human Language

The open source Unstructured Information Management Architecture (Apache UIMA) that IBM Research donated to the Apache Foundation in 2006 is what makes WatsonÂ’s hundreds of independent algorithms work together.

UIMA is an architectural and software framework that supports creation, discovery, composition, and deployment of a broad range of analysis capabilities. It provides a run-time environment in which developers can plug in and run their UIMA component implementations, along with other independently-developed components, and with which they can build and deploy UIM applications.

In this talk, we'll get introduced to the framework and what it provides to the natural language processing community of researchers and engineers.

About the Speaker:
Ahmed Ragheb is a software engineer working for the IBM Watson Division. He has spent the last 8 years developing software for IBM's Natural Language Processing and Data Analytics portfolio. He is currently working on question classification for use in question answering systems, an integral component of IBM Watson Engagement Advisor.