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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-
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

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-
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

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-
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

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.
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

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
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Unremarkable on the Face of It

Description: This paper was part of a series by the Smithsonian Photography Initiative 'Click! Photography Changes Everything'. This paper discusses family photographs and how sometimes seemingly unremarkable snapshots can be truly remarkable.
Date: December 3, 2009
Creator: O'Connor, Brian Clark
Partner: UNT College of Information

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
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Maya: A Novel Block Encryption Function

Description: This paper discusses a novel block encryption function.
Date: May 2009
Creator: Gomathisankaran, Mahadevan & Lee, Ruby Bei-Loh
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Enabling Large Scale Scientific Computations for Expressed Sequence Tag Sequencing over Grid and Cloud Computing Clusters

Description: This paper discusses expressed sequence tag sequencing over grid and cloud computing clusters, specifically for biological applications. In this paper, the authors propose a Web service framework for high-level job scheduling that is developed for scientific applications.
Date: September 2009
Creator: Pallickara, Sangmi Lee; Pierce, Marlon; Dong, Qunfeng & Kong, ChinHua
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

The Geography of HIV in Harris County, Texas, 1999-2003

Description: Paper discussing the geography of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Harris County, Texas and the factors associated with areas of high prevalence.
Date: April 2, 2009
Creator: Jezari, Arianna & Oppong, Joseph R.
Partner: UNT Honors College