No, sorry, Rich, I have no relation to STICS, just forwarded the notice, expecting some interest here. Contact them, especially since they say they invite
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I just tried to paste a string into stics, but got nothing out. What should I do after pasting the string in and then pressing the button? Here is the string
A controller of an
library is configured to
store information regarding operation of the
library in a memory; to
reserve at least one data
cartridge; and to operate a data
drive and the memory to transfer at least a portion of the information
stored in the memory to the reserved data
Any idea on how to get it into stics for a sample sentence?
Rich AT EnglishLogicKernel DOT com
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FYI. Don’t recall if this was posted here: apologies if so.
We are proud to announce the public service of our STICS search engine,
developed at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, presented already as a Demo at SIGIR 2014.
By extending the Google slogan of "things, not strings" to support also entity categories, STICS provides powerful functionality for querying and analyzing news and other text corpora in terms of entities, semantic classes, and text phrases. STICS is based
on state-of-the-art methods for named entity recognition and disambiguation (AIDA ), linking them to knowledge bases like YAGO and the Wikipedia category system. The online service currently has indexed 1,000,000 news articles since June 2013, with more
than 22 million entity occurrences of 300,000 distinct entities.
You can search, for example, for presidents of the United States and the JFK airport, and see how STICS distinguishes between JFK and JFK:
We are looking forward to your feedback!
The STICS team
at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics
 J. Hoffart, M. A. Yosef, I. Bordino, H. FÃ¼rstenau, M. Pinkal, M. Spaniol, B. Taneva, S. Thater, G. Weikum. Robust Disambiguation of Named Entities in Text. EMNLP 2011 (
http://www.mpi-inf.mpg.de/yago-naga/aida - source available under the CC-BY-SA-NC license )
 J. Hoffart, D. Milchevski, G. Weikum. STICS: Searching with Strings, Things, and Cats. Demo at SIGIR 2014. (
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