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Natural Language Question Answering System

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Natural Language Question Answering System

Selected Publications

START and Omnibase

Boris Katz, Gary Borchardt and Sue Felshin. Natural Language Annotations for Question Answering. Proceedings of the 19th International FLAIRS Conference (FLAIRS 2006), May 2006, Melbourne Beach, FL.
Boris Katz, Sue Felshin, Deniz Yuret, Ali Ibrahim, Jimmy Lin, Gregory Marton, Alton Jerome McFarland and Baris Temelkuran. Omnibase: Uniform Access to Heterogeneous Data for Question Answering. Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems (NLDB 2002), June, 2002.
Boris Katz. Annotating the World Wide Web Using Natural Language. Proceedings of the 5th RIAO Conference on Computer Assisted Information Searching on the Internet (RIAO '97), 1997.
Boris Katz. Using English for Indexing and Retrieving. Proceedings of the 1st RIAO Conference on User-Oriented Content-Based Text and Image Handling (RIAO '88), 1988.
Boris Katz and Beth Levin. Exploiting Lexical Regularities in Designing Natural Language Systems. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING '88), 1988.

Question Answering

Boris Katz, Gary Borchardt, Sue Felshin, Yuan Shen and Gabriel Zaccak. Answering English Questions using Foreign-Language, Semi-Structured Sources. Proceedings of the First IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2007), 439-445, September 2007, Irvine, CA.
Boris Katz, Gary Borchardt, Sue Felshin and Federico Mora. Harnessing Language in Mobile Environments. Proceedings of the First IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2007), 421-428, September 2007, Irvine, CA.
Boris Katz, Gregory Marton, Gary Borchardt, Alexis Brownell, Sue Felshin, Daniel Loreto, Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, Ben Lu, Federico Mora, Stephan Stiller, Ozlem Uzuner, and Angela Wilcox. External Knowledge Sources for Question Answering. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Text REtrieval Conference (TREC2005), November 2005, Gaithersburg, MD.
Boris Katz, Gary Borchardt and Sue Felshin. Syntactic and Semantic Decomposition Strategies for Question Answering from Multiple Resources. Proceedings of the AAAI 2005 Workshop on Inference for Textual Question Answering, 35-41, July 2005, Pittsburgh, PA.
Boris Katz, Jimmy Lin, Daniel Loreto, Wesley Hildebrandt, Matthew Bilotti, Sue Felshin, Aaron Fernandes, Gregory Marton, and Federico Mora. Integrating Web-based and Corpus-based Techniques for Question Answering. Proceedings of the Twelfth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2003), November 2003, Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Jimmy Lin, Boris Katz. Question Answering from the World Wide Web using Knowledge Annotation and Knowledge Mining Techniques. Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2003), November 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Stefanie Tellex, Boris Katz, Jimmy Lin, Gregory Marton, and Aaron Fernandes. Quantitative Evaluation of Passage Retrieval Algorithms for Question Answering. Proceedings of the 26th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2003), July 2003, Toronto, Canada. (Best Student Paper)
Boris Katz and Jimmy Lin. Selectively Using Relations to Improve Precision in Question Answering. Proceedings of the EACL-2003 Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Question Answering, April, 2003.
Boris Katz, Jimmy Lin, Chris Stauffer, and Eric Grimson. Answering Questions about Moving Objects in Surveillance Videos. Proceedings of 2003 AAAI Spring Symposium on New Directions in Question Answering, March, 2003.
Jimmy Lin, Aaron Fernandes, Boris Katz, Gregory Marton, and Stefanie Tellex. Extracting Answers from the Web Using Knowledge Annotation and Knowledge Mining Techniques. Proceedings of the Eleventh Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2002), November, 2002.
Boris Katz, Jimmy Lin, and Sue Felshin. Gathering Knowledge for a Question Answering System from Heterogeneous Information Sources. Proceedings of the ACL 2001 Workshop on Human Language Technology and Knowledge Management, July, 2001.
Boris Katz and Jimmy Lin. REXTOR: A System for Generating Relations from Natural Language. Proceedings of the ACL 2000 Workshop of Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval (NLP&IR), October, 2000.

The Semantic Web

David Karger, Boris Katz, Jimmy Lin, and Dennis Quan. Sticky Notes for the Semantic Web. Proceedings of the 2003 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2003), January, 2003.
Boris Katz, Jimmy Lin, and Dennis Quan. Natural Language Annotations for the Semantic Web. Proceedings of the International Conference on Ontologies, Databases, and Application of Semantics (ODBASE 2002), October, 2002.
Boris Katz and Jimmy Lin. Annotating the Semantic Web Using Natural Language. Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on NLP and XML (NLPXML-2002) at COLING 2002, September, 2002.

Other Publications

Tom Yeh, Brandyn White, Jose San Pedro, Boris Katz, and Larry S. Davis. A Case for Query by Image and Text Content: Searching Computer Help using Screenshots and Keywords. Proceedings of the 20th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2011), March 2011, Hyderabad, India.
Boris Katz, Federico Mora, Gary Borchardt and Sue Felshin. STARTMobile: An Intelligent Phone Assistant in 2006 (STARTMobile: Using Language to Connect People to Mobile Devices). Infolab Research Group, MIT CSAIL, 2006.
Jimmy Lin, Dennis Quan, Vineet Sinha, Karun Bakshi, David Huynh, Boris Katz, and David R. Karger. What Makes a Good Answer? The Role of Context in Question Answering. Proceedings of the Ninth IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT 2003), September 2003, Zurich, Switzerland.
Jimmy Lin, Dennis Quan, Vineet Sinha, Karun Bakshi, David Huynh, Boris Katz, and David Karger. The Role of Context in Question Answering Systems. Proceedings of the 2003 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2003), April, 2003.
Boris Katz, Deniz Yuret, Jimmy Lin, Sue Felshin, Rebecca Schulman, Adnan Ilik. Blitz: A Preprocessor for Detecting Context-Independent Linguistic Structures. Proceedings of the 5th Pacific Rim Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI '98), November, 1998.
Gary C. Borchardt. Thinking between the Lines: Computers and the Comprehension of Causal Descriptions, MIT Press, 1994.
Gary C. Borchardt. Causal Reconstruction. A. I. Memo 1403, MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, 1993.
Gary C. Borchardt. Understanding Causal Descriptions of Physical Systems. Proceedings of the AAAI Tenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-92), 2–8, July 1992, San Jose, CA.