Our research group at the University of Tokyo has been granted a
five-year project on advanced NLP by the Ministry of Education, Culture,
Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in Japan.
The project, aNT (advanced NLP and Text Mining), started in April 2006,
and its technological focus is on deep parsing and knowledge-based
processing with a strong emphasis on combining these with machine
learning techniques. From an application standpoint, we aim to develop
intelligent text management systems (information extraction,
semantically enriched text, information retrieval, etc.), particularly
for biomedical domains, along with a general set of NLP tools that are
both adaptable for other domains and interoperable with tools developed
by other groups.
The forum is organized by aNT to present the research results of the
first year and exchange ideas with on-going projects outside.