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Subjectivity Word Sense Disambiguation

Description: This paper investigates a new task, subjectivity word sense disambiguation (SWSD), which is to automatically determine which word instances in a corpus are being used with subjective senses, and which are being used with objective senses.
Date: August 2009
Creator: Akkaya, Cem; Wiebe, Janyce M. & Mihalcea, Rada, 1974-
Item Type: Paper

Using Encyclopedic Knowledge for Automatic Topic Identification

Description: This paper presents a method for automatic topic identification using an encyclopedic graph derived from Wikipedia. The system is found to exceed the performance of previously proposed machine learning algorithms for topic identification, with an annotation consistency comparable to human annotations.
Date: May 2009
Creator: Coursey, Kino High; Mihalcea, Rada, 1974- & Moen, William E.
Item Type: Paper

Topic Identification Using Wikipedia Graph Centrality

Description: This paper presents a method for automatic topic identification using a graph-centrality algorithm applied to an encyclopedic graph derived from Wikipedia. When tested on a data set with manually assigned topics, the system is found to significantly improve over a simpler baseline that does not make use of the external encyclopedic knowledge.
Date: May 2009
Creator: Coursey, Kino High & Mihalcea, Rada, 1974-
Item Type: Paper

Robocamp: Encouraging Young Women to Embrace STEM

Description: This presentation discusses Robocamp, a special summer camp that was created by the University of North Texas (UNT) Computer Science and Engineering department. Robocamp successfully promotes engineering among high school women.
Date: February 2009
Creator: Akl, Robert G.; Keathly, David & Garlick, Ryan
Item Type: Presentation

Real-Time Systems: An Introduction and the State-of-the-Art

Description: This encyclopedia article gives an overview of the broad area of real-time systems. This task is daunting because real-time systems are everywhere, and yet no generally accepted definition differentiates real-time systems from non-real-time systems.
Date: March 16, 2009
Creator: Kavi, Krishna M.; Akl, Robert G. & Hurson, Ali
Item Type: Book Chapter

Robocamp: Encouraging Young Women to Embrace STEM

Description: This paper describes the efforts and results of a plan for actively recruiting students to undergraduate computer science and engineering programs at the University of North Texas (UNT). Such recruitment of students is critical to the country's efforts to increase the number of engineering professionals, and is a priority for the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department at UNT.
Date: February 2009
Creator: Akl, Robert G. & Keathly, David
Item Type: Paper

Impact Resistant Flexible Body Device

Description: Patent relating to an impact resistant device that can be worn as body armor to protect the wearer from high velocity projectiles.
Date: August 13, 2008
Creator: Biermann, Paul J.; Roberts, Jack C. & Reidy, Richard F.
Item Type: Patent

Tantra: A fast PRNG algorithm and its implementation

Description: This paper discusses Tantra. Tantra is a novel Pseudorandom number generator (PRNG) design that provides a long sequence high quality pseudorandom numbers at very high rate both in software and hardware implementations.
Date: June 2009
Creator: Gomathisankaran, Mahadevan & Lee, Ruby Bei-Loh
Item Type: Paper

The Decomposition of Human-Written Book Summaries

Description: In this paper, the authors evaluate the extent to which human-written book summaries can be obtained through cut-and-paste operations from the original book. The authors analyze the effect of the parameters involved in the decomposition algorithm, and highlight the distinctions in coverage obtained for different summary types.
Date: March 2009
Creator: Ceylan, Hakan & Mihalcea, Rada, 1974-
Item Type: Paper