About Myself

Some weeks ago Roland started a new position in the Text Analytics (LT) group at DFKI in Berlin. He will focus on information extraction from clinical data. Moreover Roland is about to finish his PhD in the natural language processing group at the University of Sheffield. His thesis concerns the extraction of related information from biomedical literature using distant supervision, a machine learning technique which labels automatically its own training examples using known facts. The main focus of his thesis is the usage of the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) as knowledge base. Roland's PhD is supervised by Dr. Mark Stevenson and Prof. Rob Gaizauskas.

Research Interests

information extraction, natural language processing, biomedical & clinical text processing
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05.08.2016Talk at SMBM 2016
24.06.2016Accepted paper for the 7th International Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine (SMBM) in Potsdam, Germany
12.05.2016MACSS-Annotation Workshop at DFKI
07.03.2016MACSS Kick-off Meeting at Charité in Berlin
08.02.2016I passed my PhD viva! :-)
15.12.2015PhD thesis submitted: 'Detecting Biomedical Relations using Distant Supervision'
20.11.2015Short presentation 'Information Extraction for Clinical Data' during the Field Trip of German Canadian Concourse 2015 at Charité Berlin.
10.2015Starting a new job in the Text Analytics group at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH) in Berlin.
10.2015Short article for newsletter of BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group: Detecting adverse-drug effects in natural language using limited training data
08.2015Accepted paper for Louhi 2015 in Lisbon.
07.2015Accepted as ACL Student Volunteer.
06.2015Accepted papers for ACL and BioNLP in Beijing.
04.2015Giving a talk in the Sheffield NLP research group: 'Improving the quality of distantly labelled training data for relation extraction.'