Marek Rei

I am a member of Churchill College in the University of Cambridge and a PhD student in the Computer Laboratory, working in the Natural Language and Information Processing Group. The area of my research is text mining and information retrieval from biomedical texts, with supervisor Ted Briscoe.

Before that, in 2008-2009 I did an MPhil course in the Computer Lab, called Computer Speech, Text and Internet Technology. The topic of my dissertation was Adaptive Interactive Information Extraction.

I also studied three years in Tallinn University of Technology where I got my bachelor's degree with the thesis Creating a Model for Audiovisual Speech in Estonian.

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Research interests

Text mining, information retrieval, information extraction, machine learning, entailment, semantics

Other interests

Piano, guitar, ballroom/latin dancing, nature, geocaching, good movies, good books


Parser lexicalisation through self-learning Marek Rei and Ted Briscoe In Proceedings of the 2013 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2013). Atlanta, United States, 2013

Minimally supervised dependency-based methods for natural language processing Marek Rei PhD thesis, University of Cambridge Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2013

Unsupervised Entailment Detection between Dependency Graph Fragments [pdf][dataset] Marek Rei and Ted Briscoe In Proceedings of the 2011 Workshop on Biomedical Natural Language Processing (BioNLP-11). Portland, United States, 2011

Intelligent Information Access from Scientific Papers [Springer][draft pdf] Ted Briscoe, Karl Harrison, Andrew Naish-Guzman, Andy Parker, Marek Rei, Advaith Siddharthan, David Sinclair, Mark Slater and Rebecca Watson Current Challenges in Patent Information Retrieval, edited by Mihai Lupu, Katja Mayer, John Tait and Anthony J. Trippe. Springer, Dordrecht, 2011

Combining Manual Rules and Supervised Learning for Hedge Cue and Scope Detection [pdf] Marek Rei and Ted Briscoe The 14th Conference on Natural Language Learning (CoNLL-10). Uppsala, Sweden, 2010

Adaptive Interactive Information Extraction [pdf] Marek Rei MPhil thesis Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, 2009