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Nice results from the OpeNER Hackathon

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Some IXA members participated in the Natural Language Processing, Text Mining and Big Data Hackathon organised by our colleagues from the OpeNER project. And they obtained excellent results:

  • 10 projects were organized.
  • Three projects were tied for third place.
  • The project presented by Iñaki San Vicente (“Last Minute”) finished second 😉
  • The winning “Napoleon” was a mix organized by German Rigau 😉




Hackathon_OpeNERAs  the blog of the project NewsReader reports:

During this hackathon, some 50 participants (amongst others developers, linguists, designers and historians) got together to put current state-of-the-art language technology through a little stress test in some actual use cases.
The app ideas that the different teams came up with varied from analysing hotel reviews and visualising the results in different ways, to mining tweets for gaining insights into neighbourhood complaints, to measuring opinions on particular issues from newswire. Not all teams managed to build a working version of their app during the day, but most people left the meeting inspired and definitely with a bunch of new experiences and new contacts. […]

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