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Ágnes Sándor

Agnes Sandor OLnet Fellow

Name

Ágnes Sándor

Project Title

Integrating Human & Machine Document Annotation for Sensemaking

Project Summary

This project involved the collaboration between The Open University's Knowledge Media Institute's Hypermedia Discourse Group (Simon Buckingham Shum, Anna De Liddo and Michelle Bachler) and Ágnes Sándor (Xerox Research Centre Europe, Parsing & Semantics Group).

This research project investigated the overlaps and complementarities between the outputs from human analysts making sense of 120 OER project reports, using KMi's Cohere semantic annotation and knowledge mapping tool, and machine annotation of the corpus by the Xerox Incremental Parser (XIP). XIP's output was imported into Cohere to explore ways to visualize the combined human+machine output, and then some of the analysts were interviewed on video to elicit their views on XIP's annotations.

Dates visited OU UK

4 October - 12 November 2010 and attendance at CSCW conference 11-15 Feb 2012

Institution

Xerox Research Centre Europe, France

Biographic information

Ágnes Sándor is a Research Scientist in the Parsing and Semantics Department of Xerox Research Centre Europe.  She holds a PhD in linguistics. Her research area is automatic discourse analysis.

Main Output

The fellowship made possible the integration of knowledge mapping, human and machine annotation of the OER project reports in order to then summarize the main issues and challenges of the OER movement.

Outputs

  • 2 Blog posts
  • KMI Seminar - video of presentation open access
  • Journal paper in Special issue of the CSCW Journal on "Collective Intelligence in Organizations"
  • Preparation of Workshop for the CSCW conference in Seattle, February 11. 2012.
  • Video submission accepted for the CSCW conference in Seattle, February 15. 2012.

References

Buckingham Shum, S (2010), 'OLnet Expert Fellow Ágnes Sándor: report', olnet.org, 12 November [online] http://olnet.org/node/512 (Accessed 14 December 2011)

Buckingham Shum, S (2010), 'Collaboration with Ágnes Sándor, Xerox', Simon.BuckinghamShum.net, 12 November [online] http://people.kmi.open.ac.uk/sbs/2010/11/collaboration-with-agnes-sandor-xerox/ (Accessed 14 December 2011)

Buckingham Shum, S (2011), 'OLnet@PARC: Contested Collective Intelligence', olnet.org, 5 April [online] http://olnet.org/node/582 (Accessed 14 December 2011)

Buckingham Shum, S; Sándor, Á; De Liddo, A; Bachler, M (2010) 'Integrating Human and Machine Document Annotation for Sensemaking', KMI Podium, 11 November [online] http://stadium.open.ac.uk/stadia/preview.php?s=29&whichevent=1567 (Accessed 14 December 2011)

De Liddo, A; Sándor, Á; Buckingham Shum, S (2011) 'Contested Collective Intelligence: Rationale, Technologies, and a Human-Machine Annotation Study'. In press.  Special issue of the CSCW Journal on "Collective Intelligence in Organizations"

De Liddo, A; Sándor, Á; Buckingham Shum, S (2012) Workshop 'Collective Intelligence as Community Discourse and Action, CSCW conference in Seattle, February 11. 2012. http://events.kmi.open.ac.uk/cscw-ci2012/

De Liddo, A; Sándor, Á; Buckingham Shum, S (2012) 'Cohere+XIP: Human Annotation Harnessing Machine Annotation Power'. Video submission accepted for the CSCW conference in Seattle, February 15. 2012. http://www.slideshare.net/AnnaDeLiddo1/cscw2012videostoryboard

Update Since Fellowship

Ágnes says, "I have remained in close contact with the Open University, continuing to work on our ideas on combining human and machine annotation for collective intelligence."