Natural Language Technologies: Named entities recognition and temporal expression recognition and analysis

Internet and Web 2.0 technologies have led to an increase of information available in different forms. The Information Retrieval techniques are one of the ways to organize and improve access to this information. In recent years there have appeared some commercial software services that allow the extraction of keywords and named entities (NE). These services have been integrated into many applications and can be expected that with the advance of software as a service, they are relevant to improving interoperability and semantic capabilities in the near future.

Accessibility in Education

During the last years Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has increasingly become indispensable in everyday life of people. Dealing with the educational sector, the use of e-Learning systems has exponentially increased, mainly thanks to Internet. Sometimes Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) or Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) as Moodle, aTutor or dotLRN among others are used for authoring and reusing or re-purposing contents as well as virtual spaces for student interaction (such as discussion forums, live chat rooms and live web-conferences).

Application of Information Extraction and Retrieval to biomedical domain

During the last years, biomedicine has witnessed a huge development. Large amounts of experimental and computational biomedical data have been generated along with new discoveries, which are accompanied by an exponential increase in the number of biomedical publications describing these discoveries. Nowadays, biomedical professionals are not able to keep themselves up to date with, for example, all the publications related with adverse drug reactions.

Methodological frameworks for developing accessible web applications

The Web is the main tool for being able to act as citizens in the Information Society in which we are immersed. Through it you access to multiple services, yet many of these services are not accessible to everyone. The accessibility barriers affect in a higher degree to people with disabilities, but there are many other user groups at risk of exclusion.

Question Answering systems

In contrast with traditinal Search Engines that returns documents, Question Answering (QA) systems return precise and high quality information nuggets to information needs posed as questions. QA systems are achieving a reasonable degree of performance for factual questions (Who?, Where?, What? ...) whose answer can be retrieved from a open domain information repository. Questions with temporal restrictions, definitions, opinions or explanations are among the new challenges for QA technology. 

Conceptual modelling, integrity constrains and business rules

It is generally accepted in the information system (IS) field that IS quality is highly dependent on the decisions made early in the development life cycle. For this reason, the first phase in the database systems development methodology is crucial and it can affect to the information management, the adaptability to changes and the information systems integration. Our research is based on the study and   extension proposal of conceptual models with the aim to integrate, validate, and refine conceptual schemes for several models.

PANDORA: CASE Platform for DB development and learning via Internet

Database Design discipline involves so different aspects as conceptual and logical modelling knowledge or domain understanding. That implies a great effort to carry out the real world abstraction task and represent it through a data model. CASE tools emerge in order to automating the database development process. These platforms try to help to the database designer in different database design phases.

Improving the access and visibility of the multilingual information in the Region of Madrid

MAVIR Consortium is a research network co-funded by the Regional Government of Madrid under the IV Plan Regional de Investigación Científica e Innovación Tecnológica (IV PRICIT) integrating a multi-disciplinar team made of scientists, engineers, linguists and documentalists working together on two main areas:Human Language Technologies and Scientific Communication via WWW. The thematic network suggested includes 25 doctors organised in 6 research groups (UNED, UAM, UC3M, UEM, UPM and CINDOC) of the CM that from a multi-discipline perspective complement in various dimensions: academic vs.

Adapting APEINTA to eReader devices and IP conexions

Adaptation of APEINTA project so students can use eReader devices (specifically iPads) into the classroom for real-time captioning. Moreover, a feasibility study of new ways of communications based on VoIP between the teacher and APEINTA will be carried out.

DISUIPA: Development of a customizable platform for public Internet access for people with disabilities

The main objective of the project is developing a universal platform for Internet access via wireless public access networks, through which you can easily manage and monitor the provision of such services, with compliance with all universal accessibility standards, allowing access from any user terminal (personal computers, PDAs, smart phones, etc..) being used by any person, irrespective of any disabilities or impairments that may possess, across the adequate terminals.