SWAP - Semantic Web Access and Personalization Research Group

Pierpaolo Basile
Assistant Professor (Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato - B)

University of Bari Aldo Moro
Department of Computer Science
Via E.Orabona, 4 - 70126 BARI, Italy
Phone: +39 080 5442301
e-mail: nome.cognome___AT___uniba.it
Ricevimento studenti: martedý 11:30-13:30 stanza 758 - VII piano
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Main Research Interests

Natural Language Processing

  • Statistical methods for Natural Language Processing
  • Word Sense Disambiguation
  • Distributional Semantic Models
  • Sentiment Analysis

Intelligent Information Access

  • Natural Language Processing for Information Retrieval
  • Information Filtering
  • Recommender Systems
  • Machine Learning Techniques for Recommender Systems


Short CV

  • MAY 2009 - Receive the Ph.D. in Computer Science form University of Bari. Ph.D. thesis title: "Word Sense Disambiguation and Intelligent Information Access"
  • From MAY 2008 to JULY 2008 - Summer Internship at the University of Basque Country (IXA research group). Research topic: combination of unsupervised Word Sense Disambiguation algorithms.
  • NOVEMBER 2005 - Start the Ph.D. in Computer Science at University of Bari. My supervisor is Prof. Giovanni Semeraro.
  • JULY 2005 - Receive the degree in Computer Science from University of Bari. Thesis title: "JIGSAW: a Word Sense Disambiguation algorithm."

Summer schools:

  • WebBar 2007: 3rd BiCi International PhD School on Advanced Retrieval and Web Mining. Varenna (Como), Italy. 27-31 August, 2007.
  • ESSLLI 2006: 18th European Summer School in. Logic, Language and Information. University of Malaga. 31 July - 11 August, 2006.

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  • ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics)
  • AI*IA (Associazione Italiana per l'Intelligenza Artificiale);
  • SIGLEX (the ACL special interest group on the lexicon).



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