Student, Somerville College
Room 404, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD
Large-scale Semantic Networks, Knowledge Representation, Semantic Relatedness, Relation Extraction
I am a final year DPhil student working on automatically building large-scale semantic networks. The basis of the networks is either plain text or Wikipedia articles, which contain hyperlinks to other articles. As applications, I look at measuring semantic relatedness of word pairs and paraphrasing noun compounds. Within this work, I have collaborated with Brian Harrington, Johanna Völker (Mannheim, Germany) and Sebastian Rudolph (Karlsruhe, Germany).
Previously, I graduated from Oxford with a Master of Studies in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology, after reading for undergraduate degrees in Business Mathematics at the University of Cologne and Medieval German Literature and Language at the University of Bonn. During my undergraduate degrees I was fortunate to work on a research project on adapting graph theoretical algorithms to political networks with Prof. M. Juenger at Cologne University as well as on a large-scale project on Middle High German Grammar with Prof. T. Klein at the University of Bonn.
Within the department, I was the president of the Computer Science Graduate Society (CoGS) until autum 2011 and a tutor in Computational Linguistics and Information Retrieval. Outside my work, I enjoy being part of the Oxford University Salsa Team and the Somerville College Boat Club.
Building Semantic Networks from Plain Text and Wikipedia with Application to Semantic Relatedness and Noun Compound Paraphrasing
Pia−Ramona Wojtinnek‚ Johanna Völker and Stephen Pulman
In International Journal of Semantic Computing (IJSC). Special Issue on Semantic Knowledge Representation.. 2012.
Creating a Standardized Markup Language for Semantic Networks
Brian Harrington and Pia−Ramona Wojtinnek
In Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing. 2011.
Semantic Relatedness from Automatically Generated Semantic Networks
Pia−Ramona Wojtinnek and Stephen Pulman
In Johan Bos and Stephen Pulman, editors, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS11). Pages 390−394. Oxford‚ UK. 2011. ACL SIGSEM. ACL.