Better Extraction from Text Towards Enhanced Retrieval (BETTER)

Program Manager

John Beieler

Program Information

IARPA-BAA-18-05

BETTER logo 72dpiThe Better Extraction from Text Towards Enhanced Retrieval (BETTER) Program will develop methods for extracting increasingly fine-grained semantic information, with a focus of events in the form of who-did-what-to-whom-whenwhere, across multiple languages and problem domains. This extracted information will be applied to an information retrieval task. An additional area of focus is human-in-the-loop computation. Performer systems will need the ability to incorporate human judgments for metrics such as relevancy and accuracy of extracted or retrieved information.

Research Area(s)

  • Human language technology
  • Natural language processing
  • Information extraction
  • Information retrieval
  • Active learning
  • Multilingual processing