Structured Information Extraction

Background
Microblogging today has become a very popular communication tool among Internet users. Millions of users share information on different aspects of life everyday in popular websites such as Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. This leads to a rich repository of data. One can curate this unstructured information to obtain meaningful structured data. Attempts have been made to generate structured information about natural disaster events from twitter. Another interesting venture is to summarise characters from a book.

Research Areas
Structured Information Extraction from the web
Structured Information Extraction as a tool for Summarisation