Recent work on information extraction has suggested that fast, interactive tools can be highly effective; however, creating a usable system is challenging, and few publically available tools exist. In this paper we present IKE, a new extraction tool that performs fast, interactive bootstrapping to develop high-quality extraction patterns for targeted relations, and provides novel solutions to these usability concerns. In particular, it uses a novel query language that is expressive, easy to understand, and fast to execute - essential requirements for a practical system - and is the first interactive extraction tool to seamlessly integrate symbolic and distributional methods for search. An initial evaluation suggests that relation tables can be populated substantially faster than by manual pattern authoring or using fully automated tools, while retaining accuracy, an important step towards practical knowledge-base construction.
Gliding is an efficient and versatile way to traverse large distances whilst expending as little energy as possible. Work done in the field of biomimetic robotics has demonstrated further benefits to gliding in increasing trajectory control and reducing landing impact loads. A small-scale micro-glider was built to fit a specific design envelope with the objective of maximizing its glide range. A linear dynamics model was used to design and predict the gliding performance of the robot. Once manufactured, it achieved a glide distance of 1.8m and the performance was accurately captured by the dynamics model.
Computer vision systems can be applied to a wide variety of tasks, but some of the most interesting are those related with security and surveillance. Within this group, our application for Video Surveillance for Road Traffic Monitoring can be placed. We propose a solution based on machine learning and video analysis techniques that involves the whole process: database evaluation, background estimation, foreground segmentation, video stabilization and object tracking. As a result of this, our system will be able to monitorize some basic parameters of traffic flow as vehicles counting or speed estimation.
C. Carmona, A. Flores, A. Hernández, A. Imbernon, A. Mosella