I am a Senior Researcher at INESC-ID, where I
Information and Decision Support Systems Research Unit
Data Management and
Information Retrieval Group. I am also a collaborator at LASIGE.
Ongoing research projects/activities:
Research Interests: Web Engineering and NLP: information retrieval and text mining, information integration (mainly biologic and geographic). Biomedical Informatics. Digital libraries:
archiving and preserving the web.
I am interested in various aspects of web engineering. My
current projects are related to web data integration,
information retrieval and digital libraries. In the long term, I
envision a world where all knowledge-centered organizations
operate in a similar way to that of today´s publishers, where
specialized workers cooperate in activities of gathering,
editing and publishing customized information. In this world,
millions of networked devices are used to produce, and access
information. "Static documents" will still exist, but most
information will be continuously updated and monitored by these
devices, which will take actions (or make decisions) upon
analysis of the information's contents.
In my research projects, we experiment and develop new
technologies, which we attempt to validate using the engineering
method. We evaluate existing systems and technologies
extensively and then formulate and test solutions to hypotheses.
Validation of the hypotheses is made by analysis and evaluation
of the prototypes of the information systems that we build. We
then iteratively improve the solutions based on what we learned
from the previous prototype. Projects are highly
inter-disciplinary, demanding knowledge of natural language
processing, algorithms and data structures, database systems,
networking and distributed systems, and user interface design.