Open Polarity Enhanced Named Entity Recognition

Type of project: European  |  Start date: 01/07/2012  |  End date: 30/06/2014

The OPENER project had the goal of reusing and repurposing existing language resources and data sets to provide a set of underlying technologies to the broader community.

OPENER focused on the provision of a supplementary sentiment lexicon with culturally normalised and graduated values.

Named Entity Recognition and Classification (NERC) was also be tackled by leveraging Linked Data, with the aim of bringing multilingual NERC up to par with the state of the art in dominant languages.

The scope of OPENER was restricted to Spanish, English, French, German, Dutch and Italian.

The general research of the project was oriented towards a generic application domain and, later, refined and validated in the Tourism domain.

This was achieved in conjunction with and End User Advisory Board composed of European Tourism Promotion Agencies, an online Tourism Portal and other interested parties.

Furthermore, OPENER employed proven techniques from the Open Source community and developed an online development community, thus ensuring the long term viability beyond the project timeframe.

So that the benefits of the project can be adopted and extensible to new domains and languages, OPENER strived to make the tools and techniques resulting from the project available under Open Source or Hybrid Licenses.


Funding programme:
7th Framework Programme

Funding body:
European Commission

Grant agreement:


CNR-ILC Research Unit Chair:
Monica Monachini

Valeria Quochi
Paola Baroni
Francesca Frontini
Irene Russo