Main area of research
Natural language & AI
Ekaterina "Katja" Kruchinina (nee Buyko) is a Research Manager in the Natural Language Understanding department at Nuance. Her principal research responsibilities are in NLU, machine learning, corpus annotation and evaluation of NLU systems. Ekaterina joined Nuance as a Senior Research Scientist in 2012. Before joining Nuance, she worked as a research associate at the JulieLab at the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena. She received her Phd supervised by Prof. Dr. Udo Hahn (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena) and Prof. Ted Briscoe (University of Cambridge) with a dissertation titled "Event Extraction from Biomedical Texts Using Trimmed Dependency Graphs" in 2012. Ekaterina developed the relation extraction system JReX that was ranked second during the BioNLP 2009 Shared Task on Event Extraction (at NAACL-HLT 2009). Ekaterina speaks Russian, German, English and French.