I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta.

My research interests are in web data management, particularly on semistructured data, information extraction and integration, and on text analytics. I was a founding member and principal investigator of the NSERC Business Intelligence Network, working on information extraction from text.

I teach databases, information extraction and retrieval, and programming. Assignments, code and lectures are available on my Teaching blog.

I recently served as associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE) and Computational Intelligence.

Occasionally, I serve as a reviewer for ACM Computing Reviews.

My students and I contribute often open source research code. Some recent projects:

  • EXEMPLAR (relation extraction)
  • WNED (named entity disambiguation)
  • PRIMA (IR on the Internet archive)
  • LECTOR+ (information extraction from Wikipedia)



I am thrilled to count on the generous support of Diffbot.


in person: Office: ATH 4-51
e-mail: denilson@ualberta.ca
phone: 780-492-2285

Denilson Barbosa
Department of Computing Science
2-21 Athabasca Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E8