Lei studied for a BSc in Computer Science at the University of Leeds and MEng in Advanced Software Engineering, with an emphasis in natural language processing, at the University of Sheffield. Hethen joined the NLP research group of Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield as aresearch associate. Since 2010, Lei is a technical officer and responsible for providing IT support andsoftware application development at Archaeology Data Service. Lei is especially interested in textmining and web technologies.
Ray Moore, Catherine Hardman, Jen Mitcham, Michael Charno, Lei Xia, Julian Richards. To Posterity
and Beyond: Bridging the Gap Between Data Creation and Sustainability. In Proceedings of The
Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), Southampton, 2012.
Lei Xia, Stuart Jeffrey, Julian Richard. The Transatlantic Archaeology Gateway: Bridging the Digital
Ocean In Proceedings of The Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology
(CAA), Beijing, 2011
Gentile A, Zhang Z, Xia L. and Iria J. Cultural Knowledge for Named Entity Disambiguation: a graph-
based Semantic Relatedness approach. In Serdica Journal of Computing 2010
Zhang Z, Gentile A, Xia L, Iria J, and Chapman S. A Random Graph Walk based Approach to Compute
Semantic Relatedness Using Knowledge from Wikipedia. In Proceedings of LREC2010, Malta, May
Gentile A, Zhang Z, Xia L, and Iria J. Semantic Relatedness approach for Named Entity
Disambiguation. In 6th Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries - IRCDL 2010, Padua, Italy, 28-
29 January 2010.
Anna Lisa Gentile, Ziqi Zhang, Lei Xia and Jose Iria, Graph-based Semantic Relatedness for Named
Entity Disambiguation. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Software, Services &
Semantic Technologies (S3T). October 2009.
J. Iria, Lei Xia and J. Magalhaes. Exploiting Cross-Media Correlations in the Categorization of
Multimedia Web Documents. In Proceedings of the IJCAI'09 Workshop on Cross-Media Information
Access and Mining, Pasadena, USA, July 2009.
L Xia, Anna Lisa Gentile, J Iria, J Munro. Improving Patient Opinion Mining through Multi-step
Classification. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue
(TSD’09). September 2009.
Z. Zhang, L Xia, M Greenwood, J Iria. Too Many Whales: Improving the diversity of automatic
term recognition using absorbing random walks. In Proceedings, International Conference Recent
Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP’09), September 2009.
A-S, Dadzie, J Iria, D Petrelli, L Xia. The XMediaBox: Sensemaking through the Use of Knowledge
Lenses. In Proceedings of the 6th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC’09), June 2009.
L Xia, J. Iria. An Approach to Modeling Heterogeneous Resources for Information Extraction. In
Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC08),
J Magalhaes, A. Chakravarthy, A.-S. Dadzie, L Xia, J Iria, M Greenwood, D Petrelli, F Ciravegna. Large
scale cross-media knowledge sharing and reuse. In Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop
on Content-based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI’08), London, UK, June 2008.
J Iria, L Xia, Z Zhang. WIT: Web People Search Disambiguation using Random Walks. In Proceedings
of the 4th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluations (SemEval’07), June 2007.
L Xia, Survey and Evaluation of Clustering and Classification Data Mining Techniques 2007.
L Xia, J Busse, A Dadzie. Deliverable X-Media Public Issue Resolution Demonstrator, X-Media Project
European Commission ITS under EU Grant Number ITS-FPO6-026978.
C Giuliano, A Lavelli, J Iria, L Xia, M Greenwood, S Blohm. Evaluation of IE from Text Technologies, X-
Media Project European Commission ITS under EU Grant Number ITS-FPO6-026978.
L Xia, J Iria, A Lavelli, L Romano, C Giuliano, S Blohm. Deliverable Final Library of technologies for
information extraction, X-Media Project European Commission ITS under EU Grant Number ITS-
J Magalhaes, A Lavelli, S Nikolopoulos, L Xia, J Iria, C Preisach, M Mozina. Deliverable First Prototype
for Cross-Media Knowledge Acquisition Methods and Architecture, X-Media Project European
Commission ITS under EU Grant Number ITS-FPO6-026978.
S Nikolopoulos, J Magalhaes, J Iria, L Xia, A Lavelli, L Romano, M Mozina, R Vieux, Y Kompatsiaris, J
Benois-Pineau. Evaluation of Cross-Media KA Techniques, X-Media Project European Commission ITS
under EU Grant Number ITS-FPO6-026978.