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Characterizing Humour: An Exploration of Features in Humorous Texts

Description: This paper investigates the problem of automatic humor recognition, and provides an in-depth analysis of two of the most frequently observed features of humorous text: human-centeredness and negative polarity. Through experiments performed on two collections of humorous texts, the authors show that these properties of verbal humor are consisted across different data sets.
Date: February 2007
Creator: Mihalcea, Rada, 1974- & Pulman, Stephen
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Using Wikipedia for Automatic Word Sense Disambiguation

Description: This paper describes a method for generating sense-tagged data using Wikipedia as a source of sense annotations. Through word sense disambiguation experiments, the authors show that the Wikipedia-based sense annotations are reliable and can be used to construct accurate sense classifiers.
Date: April 2007
Creator: Mihalcea, Rada, 1974-
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Grid-based Coordinated Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks

Description: This paper discusses grid-based coordinated routing in wireless sensor networks and compares the energy available in the network over time for different grid sizes. The authors explore the quality of service of wireless sensor networks, how the coordinator nodes are elected, and the size of the grid area that will minimize the total energy consumption and extend the lifetime of the network.
Date: January 2007
Creator: Akl, Robert G. & Sawant, Uttara
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

AC 2007-1844: An Innovative Mechanical and Energy Engineering Curriculum

Description: This paper discusses the addition of a new Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering at the University of North Texas (UNT). Those involved see the curriculum for this new program as a new model of engineering education that parallels the innovations of UNTs current Learning to Learn (L2L) project-oriented concept course with the addition of innovative approaches for mechanical engineering and emphasis on energy engineering education.
Date: 2007
Creator: Michaelides, Efstathios & Mirshams, Reza
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Machiavelli's 'The Prince' as a Satire: An Exploratory Look at Machiavelli's Works to Determine His True Political Inclinations

Description: This paper discusses a research study on Machiavelli's 'The Prince' as a satire. The author argues that 'The Prince' challenges all of Machiavelli's other works and what we know of his life, and that this inconsistency and the knowledge of Machiavelli's opinions give evidence that perhaps 'The Prince' is a satire.
Date: March 29, 2007
Creator: Kniatt, Stacey & Johnson, Ken
Partner: UNT Honors College

Comparison of Digital Asset Management Systems (work area E)

Description: Paper for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This paper describes examinations of various digital asset management systems' (DAMS) capabilities and functions. Evaluation is based on the documentation relating to each package.
Date: March 21, 2007
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward & Polyakov, Serhiy
Partner: UNT Libraries

Installation and Testing of Selected Digital Asset Management Systems (work area E)

Description: Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This report contains installation procedures for the Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) identified as the most suitable candidates for the deployment by the Texas Heritage Digitization Initiative (THDI) partners.
Date: April 3, 2007
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward & Polyakov, Serhiy
Partner: UNT Libraries

Metadata: Batch Editing of MARC Records (work area D)

Description: Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This reports workflows developed for the conversion of two sets of metadata records and serves the following objectives: research different avenues for the batch import and export of MARC records from popular integrated library systems, identify tools/software which aids in batch editing of MARC records, and document workflow for batch editing MARC records.
Date: May 2, 2007
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward & Polyakov, Serhiy
Partner: UNT Libraries

OAI Static Repositories

Description: Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This report gives an overview of the Open Archive Initiative (OAI) static repositories' and their restrictions and conformation rules. Also, intermediation with a Static Repository Gateway, workflows and best practices, and interfaces for the creation of metadata for OAI static repositories
Date: May 31, 2007
Creator: Polyakov, Serhiy & Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries

XML to Lucene to SRW

Description: Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This report documents procedures of parsing XML records into Lucene index and making those records available via SRW.
Date: February 15, 2007
Creator: Polyakov, Serhiy
Partner: UNT Libraries

Wikify! Linking Documents to Encyclopedic Knowledge

Description: This paper introduces the use of Wikipedia as a resource for automatic keyword extraction and word sense disambiguation, and shows how this online encyclopedia can be used to achieve state-of-the-art results on both these tasks.
Date: November 2007
Creator: Mihalcea, Rada, 1974- & Csomai, Andras
Partner: UNT College of Engineering