Annalina Caputo
Annalina Caputo
Dublin City University

Tech and app areas:

  • Machine Learning
  • Data Technologies
  • Content Analytics and Preservation
  • Digital Content 


Dr. Annalina Caputo is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing, Dublin City University.

She has a MSc and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy. During her Ph.D. she completed a visiting period at the Glasgow Information Retrieval Group, School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow.

Prior to this appointment, Annalina held an EDGE COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action research fellowship in the ADAPT centre at Trinity College Dublin, with a secondment in Ryanair,  in the domain of Temporal Aware Personalised Information Retrieval.

Annalina research focuses on problems related to text representation and its impact on intelligent information access. She has worked on different ways of representing text through Word Sense Disambiguation, Entity Linking, Distributional Semantics and Word Embeddings.

During her career, she has defined numerous theories, which were subsequently implemented in proof-of-concept prototypes also available as open-source projects. She has participated in different evaluation campaigns in the areas of Information Retrieval (CLEF 2008-2009, Kaggle Allen AI Science Challenge), Lexical Semantics (SemEval 2012, *SEM 2013, SemEval 2015) and Entity Scoring and Linking (WSDM Cup 2017, NEEL 2015).

Annalina has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications. She has co-organised two evaluation campaigns (Question Answering for Frequently Asked Questions and Named Entity rEcognition and Linking in Italian Tweets Tasks) at EVALITA 2016 and co-organized the 1st Workshop on Temporal Dynamics in Digital Libraries at the 21st International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries.

Dr. Annalina’s research interest is in the areas of Natural Language Processing, Information Access and Retrieval, Personalisation and Machine Learning.