Portrait of Hoifung Poon

Hoifung Poon

Researcher

About

I have been a researcher in the Natural Language Processing group since August, 2011. My long-term passion is in machine reading, which aims to automate language understanding and knowledge extraction at the web scale. This is a key agenda toward the exciting prospect of machine science for automating scientific discovery processes, and can have significant impact on search and many other applications. My current research focuses on developing algorithms to address the challenges in machine learning and natural language processing, and applying them to extract knowledge from biomedical literature.

Projects

Literome

In the Literome Project, we have developed an automatic curation system to extract genomic knowledge from PubMed articles and make this knowledge available on Azure to facilitate exploration and computation in precision medicine. For more details, check out our Azure site.

Publications

2015

2013

2010

2009