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18 April 2012

From Natural Language Processing to Crashing Helicopters: The Importance of Modelling Information Attributes

Presented By Dr Tom Jackson, Department of Information Science, Loughborough University
  • 3.00pm
  • N112, Haslegrave Building

About this event

Abstract: Understanding, modelling and measuring information attributes has been a key research challenge for many decades dating back to Shannon's work in 1948. With the ever increasing volumes of information come complexity and uncertainty, and the need to fully understand their impact on humans to improve their efficeincy an effectiveness. The presentation looks at modelling information attributes and the challenges ahead of measuring their values and the importance of this work with a helicopter flight demonstration. The talk concludes by discussing the role of natural language processing and its value within the workplace to aid analysis of volumes of information.