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Towards Evidence-Based Discovery


Understand both human and automated methods to synthesize evidence from text.

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Project PI(s)

PI: Catherine Blake
Project Contact: Catherine Blake
Funded by: National Science Foundation

Research Area(s)

Given the ever growing universe of information resources, informatics tools, and scholarly communication options that need to be understood, assessed, and coordinated, the e-Science initiatives at CIR…

Socio-technical Data Analytics
Faculty, researchers and students in the Socio-technical Data Analytics Group design, develop, and evaluate new technologies in order to better understand the dynamic interplay between information, pe…

Project Team

Catherine Blake (PI)
Wu Zheng (Graduate Assistant)


Hoon Park, D., & Blake, C. (2012, July) Identifying comparative sentences in full-text scientific articles. In Proceedings of the Association of Computational Linguistics, Workshop on Detecting Structure in Scholarly Discourse (pp. 1-9), Jeju, South Korea.
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AbdelRahman, S. E., & Blake, C. (2012, June). UIUC_RuleBased: Sbdlrhmn: A rule-based human interpretation system for semantic textual similarity task. Workshop on Semantic Evaluation at SemEval 2012: Semantic Evaluation Exercises, Montreal, Canada.
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Blake, C. L. (2011). Text mining. Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, 45, 121-155. doi:10.1002/aris.2011.1440450110
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Blake, C., Zheng, W., Painter, K., & Weyerhaeuser, W. (2010) The Role of Semantics in Recognizing Textual Entailment. Paper presented at the Text Analysis Conference (TAC) 2010 Recognizing Textual Entailment Track (RTE-6), Gaithersburg, MD.
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