Dear all,

This is a kind reminder for the upcoming StrepHit IEG project kick-off
Schedule: 15 January 2016, 11:00 am

**Important update:** the location has moved to downtown Trento.
**New location:** Aula Grande - Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Via S.Croce 77,
Trento, Italy -

The seminar will be streamed online, a link will be shared as soon as it is

See you in Trento!


2015-12-23 17:03 GMT+01:00 Marco Fossati <>:

> [Begging pardon if you read this multiple times]
> Hi everyone,
> I would like to announce with great pleasure the StrepHit IEG project
> kick-off seminar.
> Of course, you are all invited to attend.
> The event will be held in a special day: Wikipedia's birthday!
> Below you can find the details.
> Schedule: 15 January 2016, 11:00 am, Luigi Stringa Conference Room
> Location: Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Via Sommarive 18, Povo, Trento, Italy
> -
> Abstract: We kick-off StrepHit, a project funded by the Wikimedia
> Foundation through the Individual Engagement Grants program.
> StrepHit is a Natural Language Processing pipeline that understands human
> language, extracts facts from text and produces Wikidata statements with
> reference URLs.
> It will enhance the data quality of Wikidata by suggesting references to
> validate statements, and will help Wikidata become the gold-standard hub of
> the Open Data landscape.
> Link:
> Speaker's bio: Marco Fossati is a researcher with a double background in
> Natural Languages and Information Technologies. He works at the Data and
> Knowledge Management (DKM) research unit at Fondazione Bruno Kessler,
> Trento, Italy. He is member of the DBpedia Association board of trustees,
> founder and representative of its Italian chapter. He has interdisciplinary
> skills both in linguistics and in programming. His research focuses on
> bridging the gap between Natural Language Processing techniques and Large
> Scale Structured Knowledge Bases in order to drive the Web of Data towards
> its full potential.
> See you in Trento and long live Wikipedia!
> Cheers,
> Marco
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