UIMA Award


For the third time, Dr Ananiadou has received a UIMA Innovation Award.

The topic of the award is:
Enhanced Comparator of Natural Language Processing Tools using UIMA


  • Junichi Tsujii (Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Tokyo and School of Computer Science, University of Manchester)
  • Yoshinobu Kano (Research Associate, Department of Computer Science, University of Tokyo

This proposal is based on a jointly developed software platform (U-Compare) which allows users to configure their own workflow, compare possible combinations of UIMA components and visualize the results based on our shared type system.

The aim of the current proposal is to enhance U-Compare by:

  • expanding its type system
  • transferring more NLP/TM components and linguistic resources into its environment to meet broader requirements of biomedical NLP
  • providing an interface of NLP components enhanced with machine learning software.

The enhanced U-Compare will allow users to choose the best of breed tools and resources from a large repository of UIMA compliant NLP tools for different tasks.

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