<Lucas Sterckx | Researcher at IDLab - UGent

I'm a PhD student at IDlab of Ghent University since 2013 advised by Chris Develder and Thomas Demeester.

My interests lie in the fields of natural language processing and information extraction. In the past I worked on natural language processing for lyrics and poetry, keyphrase extraction, knowledge base population and statistical and neural machine translation.

In January 2016, I had the opportunity to visit the University of North Texas and work with prof. Cornelia Caragea on keyphrase extraction from noisy labeled documents. This stay was supported by a Travel Grant for a short stay abroad by the FWO.

From February to April 2017, I was a visiting researcher at the Machine Intelligence Lab at Cambridge University under the supervision of prof. Bill Byrne to work on statistical and neural machine translation for text simplification and automated annotation. This stay was supported by a Travel Grant for a long stay abroad by the FWO.


Publications

Break it Down for Me: A Study in Automated Lyric Annotation

L. Sterckx, J. Naradowsky, B. Byrne, T. Demeester and C. Develder
EMNLP 2017
pdf, poster

Creation and Evaluation of Large Keyphrase Extraction Collections with Multiple Opinions

L. Sterckx, T. Demeester, J. Deleu and C. Develder
Language Resources and Evaluation
pdf

Supervised Keyphrase Extraction as Positive Unlabeled Learning

L. Sterckx, C. Caragea, T. Demeester and C. Develder
EMNLP 2016
pdf, poster

Knowledge Base Population using Semantic Label Propagation

L. Sterckx, T. Demeester, J. Deleu and C. Develder
Knowledge Based Systems
pdf

An Automated End-To-End Pipeline for Fine-Grained Video Annotation using Deep Neural Networks

B. Vandersmissen, L. Sterckx, T. Demeester, A. Jalalvand, W. De Neve and R. Van de Walle
ICMR 2016 (Demo)

Ghent University-IBCN Participation in TAC-KBP 2015 Cold Start Slot Filling task

L. Sterckx, T. Demeester, J Deleu and C Develder
TAC 2015
pdf, poster

Topical Word Importance for Fast Keyphrase Extraction

L. Sterckx, T. Demeester, J. Deleu and C. Develder
WWW 2015 (Poster Session)
pdf, poster

When Topic Models Disagree: Keyphrase Extraction with Multiple Topic Models

L. Sterckx, T. Demeester, J. Deleu and C. Develder
WWW 2015 (Poster Session)
pdf, poster

Using Active Learning and Semantic Clustering for Noise Reduction in Distant Supervision

L. Sterckx, T. Demeester, J. Deleu and C. Develder
AKBC Workshop at NIPS 2014
pdf, poster

Ghent University-IBCN Participation in TAC-KBP 2014 Slot Filling and Coldstart Tasks

M. Feys, L. Sterckx, L. Mertens, J. Deleu, T. Demeester and C. Develder
TAC 2014
pdf

Assessing Quality of Unsupervised Topics in Song Lyrics

L. Sterckx, T. Demeester, J Deleu, L. Mertens and C Develder
ECIR 2014
pdf, poster

Talks

Knowledge Base Population from Text and Graphs

Cambridge Language Technology Lab, Seminar - February 2017
slides

Distributed Representations of Relation Paths to Bootstrap Relation Extractors

UCL Machine Reading Lab, Internal Workshop - July 2016
slides