From 5 Sep 2016 I am working as a Lecturer at the Nottingham Trent University
Regent Court (West), 211 Portobello,
Department of Computer Science
University of Sheffield,
Shefffield, UK, S1 4DP
I am a computer science researcher in the OAK research lab of the Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, UK. My general research interests include Information Extraction, disambiguation, lexical semantics and Semantic Web.
My current research focuses on mining and exploiting background knowledge from (mostly web-based) data resources (e.g., Wikipedia, Wiktionary, DBpedia and Linked Data in general) to support various NLP tasks, such as semantic relatedness, disambiguation, and information extraction.
Details of my research can be found here.Key publications:
- Zhang, Z., Gentile, A., Augenstein, I., Blomqvist, E., Ciravegna, F. (2015). An Unsupervised Data-driven Method to Discover Equivalent Relations in Large Linked Datasets. To appear in: the Semantic Web Journal, special issue on Ontology and Linked Data Matching
- Zhang, Z.. (2014). Towards efficient and effective semantic table interpretation. Proceedings of the 13th International Semantic Web Conference, 487-502
- Zhang, Z., Gentile, A., Augenstein, I., Blomqvist, E., Ciravegna, F. (2013). Mining Equivalent Relations from Linked Data. (Short paper) The 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL2013
- Zhang, Z., Gentile, A., Ciravegna, F. (2012). Recent advances in lexical semantic relatedness - a survey. In the Journal of Natural Language Engineering, Volume 19(4), pp. 411-479. Cambridge Universtiy Press
- Zhang. Z., Gentile, A., Ciravegna, F. (2011). Harnessing different knowledge sources to measure semantic relatedness under a uniform model. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP2011)