Nora Hollenstein

I am a PhD candidate at DS3Lab at ETH Zurich with a background in Natural Language Processing (NLP). After an MSc in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh, I worked at IBM for a few years on various IBM Watson projects in Germany and Switzerland. The focus of my work lies in enhancing NLP applications with cognitive data such as eye-tracking and brain activity recordings. My long-term goal is to reduce the amount of manual annotation work for training machine learning systems for NLP by passively supervising these systems with brain activity data.

Activities

Here's a short overview of my current research activities:

  • Upcoming talk at UZH about improving NLP with human data
  • Check out the WIRED article about our work using eye-tracking for NLP!
  • Zurich Cognitive Language Processing Corpus of eye-tracking and EEG data available here!
  • Check out the open master thesis topics at DS3Lab. Contact us if interested!
  • We got a special award for the best CoNLL paper on research inspired by human language learning!

Publications & Teaching

Most recent publication:
Hollenstein, Nora, and Ce Zhang. "Entity Recognition at First Sight: Improving NER with Eye Movement Information." arXiv:1902.10068 (2019).

Courses
I've taught the course Ontology Learning as a guest lecturer at the Institute for Computational Linguistics, University of Zurich.
And I'm currently a teaching assitant for Information Retrieval at ETH Zurich.

Contact

Email
noraho@ethz.ch

Address
CAB E 61.2 • Universit√§tstrasse 6 • 8092 Zurich