NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING LAB

NEWS

NEWS

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2021
  • Congratulations Samantha Mahendran and Jeff Smith for their papers being accepted to the AMIA Summit!
    • Extracting Adverse Drug Events from Clinical Notes Samantha Mahendran and Bridget T. McInnes. In Proceedings of the 2020 American Medical Informatics Summit.
    • Psuedo-data generation for the extraction of Problems, Treatments and Tests. Jeff Smith, Evan French, William Cramer, Ozlem Uzuner and Bridget T. McInnes. In Proceedings of the 2020 American Medical Informatics Summit.

2020

  • Congratulations Samantha Mahendran and Cora Lewis for their system being accepted to present at the SSM4H Workshop! You can read about their system here:




  • Congratulations Samantha Mahendran and Gabby Gurdin for the participation in the CLEF 2020 ChEMU Shared Task! You can read about their system here:


2019





  • Congratulations Gabrielle Gurdin and Jorge Vargas for their poster being accepted to the Grace Hopper Conference!!
    • Quantifying the Sentiment of Online Drug Reviews. Gabrielle Gurdin, Jorge Vargas, Nastassja A. Lewinski and Bridget T. McInnes. Grace Hopper Celebration, 2019. (poster presentation).

  • Congratulations Sam Henry and Clint Cuffy on particiatping in the 2019 n2c2/OHNLP Shared Task! You can read their system description here:
    • Unsupervised Text Similarity. Clint Cuffy, Sam Henry and Bridget T. McInnes. The 2019 n2c2/OHNLP Shared-Task and Workshop, Washington, D.C.

  • Congratulations Amy Olex for her AMIA poster!!
    • Untapped Potential of Clinical Text for Opioid Surveillance, Amy L. Olex, Tamas Gal, Majid Afshar, Dmitriy Dligach, Niranjan Karnik, Travis Oakes, Brihat Sharma, Meng Xie, Bridget McInnes, Julian Solway, Abel N. Kho, William Cramer, and F. G. Moeller. In Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Annual Symposium, 2019.

2018

  • Congratulations Capstone and VIP Team for presenting at the VCU College of Engineering Science Expo!!
    Action shot of the Capstone Team: Robert Grizzard, David Langston and Alfred Anderson!
    Capstone 2018 [View Image]
    Parital Group shot of the VIP Team: Abigail Byram, Brandon Watts, Yadu Pillai, Perray Saravanane, Andriy Mulyar and Cristian Romero-Fuentes!
    Capstone 2018 [View Image]

  • Congratulations NLP Lab and Nanoinformatics VIP Team on their poster presentations at the VCU Undergraduate Research Symposium!!!
    Congratulations Abbie Byram and Brandon Watts!
    Brandon Watts and Abbie Byram 2018 [View Image]
    Congratulations Robert Grizzard!
    Robert Grizzard 2018 [View Image]
    Congratulations Clint Cuffy!
    Clint Cuffy 2018 [View Image]
    Congratulations Andriy Mulyar!
    Andriy Mulyar 2018 [View Image]
    Congratulations Megan Charity!
    Clint Cuffy 2018 [View Image]
    Congratulations Robert Kalish, Jacob Jaminet and Perray Saravanane!
    Clint Cuffy 2018 [View Image]

  • Congratulations Clint Cuffy on being highlighted in the 2018 Research Week Undergraduate Researchers!Clint Cuffy 2018 [View Image]

  • Congratulations Abigail Byram on winning School of Engineering Computer Science best TA Award!!Abigail Byram 2018 [View Image]

2017
  • Congratulations Clint Cuffy, Jeffrey Smith and Jennifer Fore for their presentations at the Dean's Undergraduate Research Symposium. With a Special Congratulations to Clint Cuffy for winning second place which was a prize of $200!!
    Congratulations 2nd place winner Clint Cuffy!
    ClintCuffyDURI2017 [View Image]
    Congratulations Jennifer Fore on her awesome presentation!
    JenniferForeDURI2017 [View Image]
    Congratulations Jeffrey Smith on his awesome presentation!
    JeffSmithDURI2017 [View Image]


  • Congratulation Ali Senhaji on his internship presentation for his research on document classification for the Framework for Nanotechnology Discovery. Ali worked in the lab Spring-Summer of 2017! Stay tuned for a paper describing his work!

    Ali also won the Erasmus+ Scholarship study at the University of Eastern Finland next semester (Spring 2018).

    Way to go Ali!!
    Ali Senhaji 2017 [View Image]

  • Congratulations Brandon Watts on winning Cap Tech Best Use of Natural Language Processing award at Ram Hacks!! Go read about his development of a Natural Live Polling application to identify relevant information from twitter and predict information about the population and try it out on his GitHub site!


  • 26 September 2017: Dr. McInnes will be speaking at the Women Building Bio Conference with Dr. Lewinski and Dean Boyan on Next Generation Inspiration: Leadership, pass it on.


  • NLP@VCU has two papers accepted to BioNLP year! Congratulations Sam Henry and Clint Cuffy!
    • Evaluating Feature Extraction Methods for Knowledge-based Biomedical Word Sense Disambiguation. Sam Henry, Clint Cuffy and Bridget McInnes. In Proceedings of the 16th Workshop on Biomedical Natural Language Processing (BioNLP) at the Association of Computational Linguistics, 2017.
    • Improving Correlation with Human Judgments by Integrating Semantic Similarity with Second--Order Vectors. Bridget McInnes and Ted Pedersen. In Proceedings of the 16th Workshop on Biomedical Natural Language Processing (BioNLP) at the Association of Computational Linguistics, 2017.



  • Congratulations Alex Mcquilkin and Henry Roberts for the Dean's Early Initiative (DERI) presentations!
    Congratulations Alex Mcquilkin and his Graduate Student mentor Sam Henry!
    DERI 2017 [View Image]
    Congratulations Henry Roberts!
    DERI 2017 [View Image]

  • Congratulations Graduating NLPers: Edwin Lobo, Rashed Rashed, Josh Ramer, Kyle Ellis, Payal Shah and Jordan Tang!
    VIP Team Members: Edwin Lobo and Rashed Rashed
    Graduation [View Image]
    Capstone Team Members: Kyle Ellis and Payal Shah
    Graduation [View Image]

  • Congratulations Sam Henry for winning the School of Engineering Graduate Teaching Award!SamHenryGTA2017 [View Image]

  • Congratulations Clint Cuffy on winning an Undergraduate Research Summer Fellowship for his proposal on Identifying relations in biomedical text for literature-based discovery!

  • Congratulations to the Backlog Boys and Girls of the CIT for their awesome presentation on the VCU Biomedical Visualization Project. You can see their presentation here. Stay tuned for the release of their system!
    Thank you Nick, Grant, Jocelyn, George, Reece, Luke, Amelia, and Jack!
    CIT 2017 [View Image]

  • Congratulations to the 2017 Capstone and VIP Nanoinformatics Teams for their presentations at the VCU Senior Design Expo!Capstone_2017 [View Image]
  • Congratulations Kyle Ellis, Payal Shah and Jordan Tang! You can read more about their project here!VIP_2017 [View Image]
  • Congratulations Yilong Wang, Megan Charity, Jasmine Norman, Ali Senhaji, Jeffrey Smith and Clint Cuffy! You can read more about the VIP Nanoinformatics team here and here!

  • Congratulations Sam Henry on being awarded the Computer Science Teaching Assistant of the year two years in a row!Sam_Henry_2017 [View Image]

  • The VCU NLP lab has three posters accepted at the VCU Undergraduate Research Symposium!Clint_Cuffy_UROP_2017 [View Image]
  • Congratulations Clint Cuffy on his UROP Symposium poster!Megan_Charity_UROP_2017 [View Image]
  • Congratulations Megan Charity on her UROP Symposium poster!Josh_Ramer_UROP_2017 [View Image]
  • Congratulations Josh Ramer on his UROP Symposium poster!

  • Congratulations Megan Charity on her CAPWIC poster presentation!Megan_Charity_CAPWIC_2017 [View Image]

2016
  • NanoNLP in Engineering Weekly! See the full article here!Nanoinformatics [View Image]

  • Congratulations Sam Henry on finishing his PhD Preliminary Examination!

  • Congratulations Sam Henry on his abstract "Semantic Relatedness for Literature Based Discovery" being accepted to the American Medical Informatics Association Graduate Student Consortium!


  • Congratulations Gabby Jones for giving an impressive presentation at the 2016 DERI symposium!Gabby Jones 2016 DERI Symposium [View Image]

  • Congratulations Marley Hodson, Tanin Izadi, Ivan Jimenez, Ryan Murphy, Gabrielle Jones, Bridget McInnes and Nastassja Lewinski for their abstract being accepted at the 2016 nanoTOX conference!

  • Congratulations Gerard Briones, Ellen Korcovelos, Ryan Murphy and Keith Herbert for presenting their research at the VCU Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 20, 2016!Gerard Briones [View Image] Ryan Murphy [View Image] Ellen Korcovelos [View Image]

  • The VCU NLP Lab had three SemEval 2016 papers accepted this year! Congratulations Gerard Briones and Sam Henry!
    • VCU-TSA at Semeval-2016 Task 4: Sentiment Analysis in Twitter. Gerard Briones, Kasun Amarasinghe and Bridget McInnes.
    • VRep at Semeval-2016 Task 1 and Task 2: A System for Interpretable Semantic Similarity. Sam Henry and Allison Sands.
    • VCU at Semeval-2016 Task 14: Evaluating Similarity Measures for Semantic Taxonomy Enrichment. Bridget McInnes.


  • Congratulations Sam Henry on being awarded the Computer Science Teaching Assistant of the year! Here is the VCU NLP Lab celebrating with Sam!Mountain View [View Image]

  • Congratulations Ellen Korcovelos and Megan Davis for their first place finishes at the CAPWIC 2016 poster competition and flash talk! You can see Ellen's poster here and view Megan's flash talk here.Mountain View [View Image]

2015
  • Ellen Korcovelos presented her work on the Prediction of Lexical Anomalies (POLA) at the VCU Fall 2015 Undergraduate Research Symposium! You can see her poster here.



  • Dr. McInnes gave a talk at the Department of Biostatistics, Virginia Commonwealth University.

  • Dr. McInnes gave a talk at the Hermitage Technical Center to computer science high school students.

  • New semantic similarity paper!

2014
  • New semantic similarity paper!


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