Martin Krallinger

Martin Krallinger is head of the Biomedical Text Mining Unit of the Spanish National Cancer Research Center and collaborator of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center.

Among the specific research questions that he has addressed during his scientific career are biomedical named entity recognition and annotation standards (chemical compounds and mutations), information extraction systems (adverse reactions, protein-interactions), semantic annotation of documents with biomedical ontology concepts, text-mining assisted biocuration workflows, interoperability standards and formats for text annotations (BioC) and text-bound annotation infrastructures (MyMiner). He is one of the main organizers of BioCreative community assessment challenges for the evaluation of biomedical natural language processing tools.

He has organized text mining tutorials and lectures at various international events, as well as several Spanish hospitals and universities, some of them are listed below:

  • An Introduction to Bioinformatics Infrastrutures: Text Mining and Information Extraction. Applications for Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. Plant Bioinformatics, Systems and Synthetic Biology Summer School 2009, University of Nottingham, UK
  • The Literature Text Mining Approach In Cancer Research, (2015) The Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
  •  Tutorial on Bio Text Mining, Workshop on Advances in BioText Mining (BioTM 2010), Ghent, Belgium
  • Applications of Text Mining Tools in Biology, tutorial at the Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC) 2010, Bangalore, India.
  • Text Mining for the BioCuration Workflow workshop at the 3rd International Biocuration conference, Berlin, Germany (2009).
  • Tutorial on Evaluation of Biomedical Literature Text Mining Systems at the Second International Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine (SMBM), together with Alex Morgan (Stanford University), Jena Germany (2006).

Aitor Gonzalez-Agirre

Aitor Gonzalez-Agirre is a post-doctoral researcher professor of computational linguistics at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). He is part of the Plan the Impulso de las Tecnologías del Lenguajes (PlanTL), a plan to promote the number, quality and availability of language infrastructures in Spanish and other spanish co-official languages. He has previous experience organizing popular tasks, such as Semantic Textual Similarity at SemEval/*SEM 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, including other related tasks including Typed-Similarity at SemEval-2013 and Interpretable STS at SemEval-2015 and 2016. He has also been involved in the creation and enrichment of multilingual lexical knowledge bases and other resources such as the Multilingual Central Repository 3.0 (MCR) and eXtended WordNet Domanins (XWD).