NLP Ecosystem Workshop


Monday, May 2, 2011 - 21:00 to Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 21:00


San Diego Supercomputer Center Auditorium B211, UCSD campus, La Jolla, CA

View agenda with recordings of Day 1 talks and panel discussions


Wendy W. Chapman, Michael Conway, and Lucila Ohno-Machado



  • Understand the disparate and overlapping initiatives in developing and disseminating shareable NLP tools and annotated data
  • Determine what gaps exist between current efforts and an ideal software/data ecosystem
  • Outline future needs for integrating our efforts, data, and tools and determine how iDASH could facilitate those needs.

Invited talks Keynote: Building a Software Ecosystem
    James Herbsleb, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University Rethinking Distribution of Knowledge and Software in Academia
   Marcio von Muhlen, PhD, UCSD Workshop topics

  • Update on Goals and Progress of NLP Initiatives for Normalization and Shared Resources
  • Relevant Projects—the makings of a software ecosystem:
    • common information models
    • text and annotation repository
    • annotation services
    • interoperable NLP modules
    • evaluation workbench
    • cloud computing