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José Pedro Paixão

  • Master in Informatics and Computing Engineering
  • Researcher
  • Labs SAPO/UP
  • 4Followers
  • 4Following

Research interests

Text MiningInformation RetrievalInformation ExtractionNatural Language Processing

About

I'm a Master in Informatics and Computing Engineering from Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto and I currently work on Oporto's University Sapo Laps (Sapo Labs UP) as a researcher. My research work focuses on Natural Language Processing, Information Extraction and Information Retrieval. I'm currently responsible for two projects: Verbetes (http://services.sapo.pt/Metadata/Service/InformationRetrieval/Verbetes?culture=PT) and SemanticLists (http://services.sapo.pt/Metadata/Service/InformationRetrieval/SemanticLists?culture=PT). Of my earlier work I give focus on OntoExtract (http://www.ontoextract.pt.vu/) which was my master final thesis. It's a system that automatically extracts public entities (people and companies) information from news, and tries to extract roles or professions that people might perform on those companies. With the information it gathers from the news it then tries to obtain more data from other sources (like Wikipedia) and generate a public profile of each (facebook alike). Feel free to read more about it on the link. I'm also very interested in music: I play violin since I was 3 years old. I figure that my passion for music and the ability to express myself through music is motivated by the same reasons I like programming and informatics: the ability to create something new in my own way.

Followers (4)

  • Jorge Teixeira

    Jorge TeixeiraFEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

  • Nima Shafii

    Nima ShafiiUniversity of Aveiro

  • Luis Sarmento

    Luis Sarmento

  • Marcelo Petry

    Marcelo PetryUniversidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Following (4)

  • Jorge Teixeira

    Jorge TeixeiraFEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

  • Nima Shafii

    Nima ShafiiUniversity of Aveiro

  • Luis Sarmento

    Luis Sarmento

  • Marcelo Petry

    Marcelo PetryUniversidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Professional experience

Researcher

Labs SAPO/UP

February 2011 - Present

Education

Master in Informatics and Computing Engineering

Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

September 2004 - September 2010(6 years)

Ensino Secundário

Escola Secundária Fontes Pereira de Melo

September 2001 - June 2004(3 years)