Projects

Weapons Identification project

Create an ontology including non-language visual recognition properties to assess threat posed in situations where guns are visually identified automatically.

The Lexical Field of LAUGH in Kesey’s One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

This is a multi-lingual multidisciplinary project on the semantics of the lexical field LAUGH (laugh, smile, grin, etc.), including semantics, literature, computational linguistics, translation studies, phonology, and humor research. The project compares the translations of lemmata in the field in a growing number of languages to analyze the semantics of the field.

Hybrid Artificial Intelligence for Humor Detection and Generation

This family of projects aims to create  artificial intelligence systems to detect and generate humor using a unique hybrid probabilistic/machine-learning and knowledge-based systems. One application is the detection of potential conversational joke setups in in-game player dialogue and the insertion of appropriate and funny punchlines through NPC replies or environmental manipulation.

Patient-Centered Ontology Development and Evaluation for a Personal Health Information System

This project is creating a medical ontology and the methods and tools to evaluate it against existing medical knowledge bases. The intended application is a personal health information system (PHIS) for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers.

Tolkien Online Corpus Project 

This project is creating an online corpus of J.R.R. Tolkien’s major works, including The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, in a transformative fashion by annotating and and presenting the texts to analyze their stylistics and semantics.