Dr Raheel Nawaz

Visiting Fellow @ National Centre for Text Mining

Operations Director @ MIC Skills and Employability

Principal Advisor @ Learning Platforms

 

 

 

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Research Interests

Text Mining, Discourse Analysis and Interpretation, Virtual Learning Environments, Theory of Learning

 

Publications

Sophia Ananiadou, Paul Thompson, Raheel Nawaz, John McNaught and Douglas Kell (2014). "Event Based Text Mining for Biology and Functional Genomics". Briefings in Functional Genomics (In Press)

Paul Thompson, Raheel Nawaz and Sophia Ananiadou (2014). "Enriching events with discourse information". Language Resources and Evaluation (Under Review)

Paul Thompson, Raheel Nawaz, Ioannis Korkontzelos and Sophia Ananiadou (2013). "News Search Using Discourse Analytics". Digital Heritage International Congress 2013

Raheel Nawaz, Paul Thompson and Sophia Ananiadou (2013). "Negated Bio-events: Analysis and Identification". BMC Bioinformatics 2013, 14:14

Raheel Nawaz, Paul Thompson, Sophia Ananiadou (2013), "Towards Event-Based Discourse Analysis of Biomedical Text". CICLing 2013

Raheel Nawaz, Paul Thompson, Sophia Ananiadou (2013), "Something Old, Something New: Identifying Knowledge Source in Bio-Events". CICLing 2013

Riza Batista-Navarro, Georgios Kontonatsios, Claudiu Mihăilă, Paul Thompson, Raheel Nawaz, Ioannis Korkontzelos, Sophia Ananiadou (2013), "Supporting Discourse Phenomena in an Interoperable NLP Framework". CICLing 2013

Maria Liakata, Paul Thompson, Anita de Waard, Raheel Nawaz and Sophia Ananiadou (2012). "Comparing Three Models of Scientific Discourse Annotation for Enhanced Knowledge Extraction". Workshop on Detecting Structure in Scholarly Discourse (DSSD), ACL 2012: Jeju Island, Korea, pp. 37-46 (link)

Raheel Nawaz, Paul Thompson and Sophia Ananiadou (2012). "Meta-Knowledge Annotation at the Event Level: Comparison between Abstracts and Full Papers". Third Workshop on Building and Evaluating Resources for Biomedical Text Mining (BioTxtM 2012), LREC 2012: Istanbul, Turkey. pp. 24-31 (link)

Raheel Nawaz, Paul Thompson and Sophia Ananiadou (2012). "Identification of Manner in Bio-Events".Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2012): Istanbul, Turkey. pp 3305-3310 (link)

Paul Thompson, Raheel Nawaz*, John McNaught and Sophia Ananiadou (2011). "Enriching a biomedical event corpus with meta-knowledge annotation". BMC Bioinformatics 2011, 12:393 (link)

Xinglong Wang, Rafal Rak, Angelo Restificar, Chikashi Nobata, C.J. Rupp, Riza Theresa B. Batista-Navarro, Raheel Nawaz and Sophia Ananiadou (2011). "Detecting experimental techniques and selecting relevant documents for protein-protein interactions from biomedical literature". BMC Bioinformatics 2011, 12:8. (link)

Xinglong Wang, Rafal Rak, Angelo Restificar, Chikashi Nobata, C.J. Rupp, Riza Theresa B. Batista-Navarro, Raheel Nawaz and Sophia Ananiadou (2010). "NaCTeM Systems for BioCreative III PPI Tasks". BioCreative III Workshop (BioCreative 2010): Bethesda, MD, USA. (pdf)

Raheel Nawaz, Paul Thompson and Sophia Ananiadou (2010). "Event Interpretation: A Step towards Event-Centred Text Mining". First International Workshop on Automated Motif Discovery in Cultural Heritage and Scientific Communication Texts (AMICUS 2010), CLARIN/DARIAH 2010: Vienna, Austria.

Sophia Ananiadou, Paul Thompson and Raheel Nawaz (2010). "Improving Search Through Event-based Biomedical Text Mining". First International Workshop on Automated Motif Discovery in Cultural Heritage and Scientific Communication Texts (AMICUS 2010), CLARIN/DARIAH 2010: Vienna, Austria.

Raheel Nawaz, Paul Thompson and Sophia Ananiadou (2010). "Evaluating a Meta-Knowledge Annotation Scheme for Bio-Events". Workshop on Negation and Speculation in Natural Language Processing (NeSp-NLP 2010), ACL 2010: Uppsala, Sweden. pp 69-77 (pdf)

Raheel Nawaz, Paul Thompson, John McNaught and Sophia Ananiadou (2010). "Meta-Knowledge Annotation of Bio-Events". Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2010): Valletta, Malta. pp 2498-2507. (pdf)

* equal contribution

 

Peer-Review / Programme Committee Activities

(2014) 4th Evaluating Resources for Biomedical Text Mining Workshop, LREC 2014, Reykjavik.

(2013) 7th Linguistic Annotation Workshop & Interoperability with Discourse, ACL 2013, Sofia.

(2012) 3rd Evaluating Resources for Biomedical Text Mining Workshop, LREC 2012, Istanbul.

(2011) Detecting Structure in Scholarly Discourse Workshop, ACL 2011, Jeju.

 

Honours and Awards

(2009) Peter Jones Prize for achieving the highest overall score among all MSc candidates in the Computer Science department at the University of Manchester. (link)

(2009) Fully funded BBSRC scholarship

(1999) National Debates Champion (English)

(1998) National Debates Champion (Urdu)

(1995) National Quiz Champion

(1993) Regional Quiz Champion


Theses and Dissertations

Enriching Events with Meta-knowledge: PhD Thesis supervised by Professor Sophia Ananiadou at the University of Manchester

Terminology Based Query Expansion for Improved Information Retrieval: MSc Dissertation supervised by Professor Sophia Ananiadou at the University of Manchester

Wavelet Based Approaches for Digital Image Compression: MSc Dissertation supervised by Professor M N Jaffari at the National University of Science and Technology

Design and Implementation of PC Based Oscilloscope: BSc Dissertation supervised by Dr Raza Rahim at the National University of Science and Technology