Matthew Ekstrand-Abueg

I am a Ph.D. candidate at Northeastern University, working in Javed A. Aslam's research group in Information Retrieval. My specific interests lie in the use of intelligently applying NLP processes and statistical methods to web-scale data for text retrieval, rather than document retrieval. My goal is to create structured data from unstructured text in both semi-supervised and unsupervised fashions to answer entity-based and natural language questions.

My primary project involves semi-supervised creation of document and text collections for evaluation of retrieval and summarization algorithms and high-recall guided search.