Kenneth J. (Ken) Barker  Kenneth J. (Ken) Barker photo       

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Manager - Natural Language Analytics
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA
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2015

Relational Path Mining in Structured Knowledge
Bornea, Mihaela and Barker, Ken
Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Knowledge Capture, 2015
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Medical Concept Resolution
Aggarwal, Nitish and Barker, Ken and Weltya, Chris
International Semantic Web Conference, 2015
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2012

Focused Grounding for Markov Logic Networks.
Glass, Michael Robert and Barker, Ken
FLAIRS Conference, 2012
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Query driven hypothesis generation for answering queries over nlp graphs
Welty, Chris and Barker, Ken and Aroyo, Lora and Arora, Shilpa
International Semantic Web Conference, pp. 228--242, 2012
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Combining structured and unstructured knowledge sources for question answering in watson
Barker, Ken
International Conference on Data Integration in the Life Sciences, pp. 53--55, 2012
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2011

Bootstrapping Relation Extraction Using a Parallel Corpus
Glass, Michael and Barker, Ken
IJCAI Workshop on Formalisms and Methodology for Learning by Reading, 2011
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Bootstrapping relation extraction using parallel news articles
Glass, Michael and Barker, Ken
Proceedings of the IJCAI workshop on learning by reading and its applications in intelligent question-answering, Barcelona, 2011
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Improving Recall on Conjunctive Queries against Text Documents using Query-Driven Hypothesis Generation
Barker, Ken and Fan, James and Welty, Chris
IJCAI Wkshp: Formalisms/Methodology for Learning by Reading, 2011
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2010

Building an end-to-end text reading system based on a packed representation
Kim, Doo Soon and Barker, Ken and Porter, Bruce
Proceedings of the NAACL HLT 2010 First International Workshop on Formalisms and Methodology for Learning by Reading, pp. 10--14
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Improving the quality of text understanding by delaying ambiguity resolution
Kim, Doo Soon and Barker, Ken and Porter, Bruce
Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics, pp. 581--589, 2010
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2009

A Scalable Problem-Solver for Large Knowledge-Bases
Chaw, Shaw-Yi and Barker, Ken and Porter, Bruce and Tecuci, Dan and Yeh, Peter Z
2009 21st IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, pp. 461--468
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Report on the Fourth International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP 2007)
Sleeman, Derek and Barker, Ken and Corsar, David
AI Magazine 30(1), 126, 2009
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Constructing a semantic interpreter using distributional analysis
Glass, Michael and Barker, Ken and Kumar, Rekha and Ravi, Guhan and Porter, Bruce
Proceedings of the 8th Conference of the Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics, Sapporo, 2009
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Automatic interpretation of loosely encoded input
Fan, James and Barker, Ken and Porter, Bruce
Artificial Intelligence 173(2), 197--220, Elsevier, 2009
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Towards the open advancement of question answering systems
Ferrucci, David and Nyberg, Eric and Allan, James and Barker, Ken and Brown, Eric and Chu-Carroll, Jennifer and Ciccolo, Arthur and Duboue, Pablo and Fan, James and Gondek, David and others
IBM, Armonk, NY, IBM Res. Rep, 2009
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Knowledge integration across multiple texts
Kim, Doo Soon and Barker, Ken and Porter, Bruce
Proceedings of the fifth international conference on Knowledge capture, pp. 49--56, 2009
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2007

Report on the Fourth International Conference on Knowledge Capture
Sleeman, Derek and Barker, Ken and Corsar, David
AI Magazine, 2007
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AURA: enabling subject matter experts to construct declarative knowledge bases from science textbooks
Barker, Ken and Chaudhri, Vinay K and Chaw, Shaw Yi and Clark, Peter E and Hansch, Daniel and John, Bonnie E and Mishra, Sunil and Pacheco, John and Porter, Bruce and Spaulding, Aaron and others
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, pp. 1960, 2007
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Towards an Ontology-Independent Problem Solver
Chaw, Shaw-Yi and Barker, Ken and Porter, Bruce and Yeh, Peter Z
2007 - userweb.cs.utexas.edu, Computer Science Department, University of Texas at Austin
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Learning by reading: A prototype system, performance baseline and lessons learned
Barker, Ken and Agashe, Bhalchandra and Chaw, Shaw Yi and Fan, James and Friedland, Noah and Glass, Michael and Hobbs, Jerry and Hovy, Eduard and Israel, David and Kim, Doo Soon and others
AAAI, pp. 280--286, 2007
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Capturing and answering questions posed to a knowledge-based system
Clark, Peter and Chaw, Shaw-Yi and Barker, Ken and Chaudhri, Vinay and Harrison, Philip and Fan, James and John, Bonnie and Porter, Bruce and Spaulding, Aaron and Thompson, John and others
Proceedings of the 4th international conference on Knowledge capture, pp. 63--70, 2007
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2006

Flexible Semantic Matching for Link Analysis: A Proposal
Yeh, Peter Z and Porter, Bruce and Barker, Ken
2006 - aaai.org
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A unified knowledge based approach for sense disambiguation and semantic role labeling
Yeh, Peter Z and Porter, Bruce and Barker, Ken
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, pp. 305, 2006
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2005

Indirect anaphora resolution as semantic path search
Fan, James and Barker, Ken and Porter, Bruce
Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on Knowledge capture, pp. 153--160, 2005
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2004

A Question-Answering System for AP Chemistry: Assessing KR&R Technologies.
Barker, Ken and Chaudhri, Vinay K and Chaw, Shaw Yi and Clark, Peter and Fan, James and Israel, David J and Mishra, Sunil and Porter, Bruce W and Romero, Pedro and Tecuci, Dan and others
KR, pp. 488--497, 2004
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Mining transformation rules for semantic matching
Yeh, Peter and Porter, Bruce and Barker, Ken
ECML/PKDD 2nd International Workshop on Mining Graphs, Trees, and Sequences, pp. 83--94, 2004
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Towards a Quantitative, Platform-Independent Analysis of Knowledge Systems.
Friedland, Noah S and Allen, Paul G and Witbrock, Michael J and Matthews, Gavin and Salay, Nancy and Miraglia, Pierluigi and Angele, J{"u}rgen and Staab, Steffen and Israel, David J and Chaudhri, Vinay K and others
KR, pp. 507--515, 2004
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A Question-Answering System for AP Chemistry: Assessing KR&R Technologies.
Barker, Ken and Chaudhri, Vinay K and Chaw, Shaw Yi and Clark, Peter and Fan, James and Israel, David J and Mishra, Sunil and Porter, Bruce W and Romero, Pedro and Tecuci, Dan and others
KR, pp. 488--497, 2004
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A Question-Answering System for AP Chemistry: Assessing KR&R Technologies.
Barker, Ken and Chaudhri, Vinay K and Chaw, Shaw Yi and Clark, Peter and Fan, James and Israel, David J and Mishra, Sunil and Porter, Bruce W and Romero, Pedro and Tecuci, Dan and others
KR, pp. 488--497, 2004
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2003

Transformation rules for knowledge-based pattern matching
Yeh, Peter and Porter, Bruce and Barker, Ken
The University of Texas at Austin, Computer Sciences Technical Report UT-AI-TR-03-299, 2003
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Enabling domain experts to convey questions to a machine: a modified, template-based approach
Clark, Peter and Chaudhri, Vinay and Mishra, Sunil and Thom{'e}r{'e}, J{'e}r{^o}me and Barker, Ken and Porter, Bruce
Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on Knowledge Capture, pp. 13--19, 2003
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The knowledge required to interpret noun compounds
Fan, James and Barker, Ken and Porter, Bruce W
IJCAI, pp. 1483--1485, 2003
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Using transformations to improve semantic matching
Yeh, Peter Z and Porter, Bruce and Barker, Ken
Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on Knowledge capture, pp. 180--189, 2003
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2002

ISI, USC
Clark, Peter and Barker, Ken and Porter, Bruce and Souther, Art and Chaudhri, Vinay and Mishra, Sunil and Thomere, Jerome and Blythe, Jim and Kim, Jihie and Hayes, Pat and others
2002 - userweb.cs.utexas.edu
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A Modified Template-Based Approach to Question-Answering from Knowledge Bases
Clark, Peter and Barker, Ken and Porter, Bruce and Souther, Art and Chaudhri, Vinay and Mishra, Sunil and Thomere, Jerome and Blythe, Jim and Kim, Jihie and Hayes, Pat and others
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, 2002
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A web-based ontology browsing and editing system
Thom{'e}r{'e}, J{'e}r{^o}me and Barker, Ken and Chaudhri, Vinay and Clark, Peter and Eriksen, Michael and Mishra, Sunil and Porter, Bruce and Rodriguez, Andres
AAAI/IAAI, pp. 927--934, 2002
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2001

More Thoughts On Views Working Note 22
Clark, Peter and Thompson, John and Barker, Ken and Fan, James and others
2001 - userweb.cs.utexas.edu
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Representing roles and purpose
Fan, James and Barker, Ken and Porter, Bruce and Clark, Peter
Proceedings of the 1st international conference on Knowledge capture, pp. 38--43, 2001
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Knowledge entry as the graphical assembly of components
Clark, Peter and Thompson, John and Barker, Ken and Porter, Bruce and Chaudhri, Vinay and Rodriguez, Andres and Thom{'e}r{'e}, J{'e}r{^o}me and Mishra, Sunil and Gil, Yolanda and Hayes, Pat and others
Proceedings of the 1st international conference on Knowledge capture, pp. 22--29, 2001
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A library of generic concepts for composing knowledge bases
Barker, Ken and Porter, Bruce and Clark, Peter
Proceedings of the 1st international conference on Knowledge capture, pp. 14--21, 2001
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2000

Using noun phrase heads to extract document keyphrases
Barker, Ken and Cornacchia, Nadia
Conference of the Canadian Society for Computational Studies of Intelligence, pp. 40--52, 2000
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Using Views in a Knowledge-Base Working Note 19
Clark, Peter and Thompson, John and Barker, Ken and Fan, James
2000 - userweb.cs.utexas.edu
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1999

More alike than not-an analysis of word frequencies in four general-purpose text corpora
Copeck, Terry and Barker, Ken and Delisle, Sylvain and Szpakowicz, Stan
1999 - Citeseer, Citeseer
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Object-oriented analysis: getting help from robust computational linguistic tools
Delisle, Sylvain and Barker, Ken and Biskri, Isma{"i}l
1999 - Citeseer, Citeseer
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1998

Flexible Summarization
Delannoy, Jean-Fran{c{c}}ois and Barker, Ken and Copeck, Terry and Laplante, Martin and Matwin, Stan and Szpakowicz, Stan
AAAI Spring Symposium Workshop on Intelligent Text Summarization, pp. 93--100, 1998
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The design of a configurable text summarization system
Barker, Ken and Chali, Yllias and Copeck, Terry and Matwin, Stan and Szpakowicz, Stan
Univ. Ottawa, School of Information Technology and Engineering, 1998
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Test-driving TANKA: Evaluating a semi-automatic system of text analysis for knowledge acquisition
Barker, Ken and Delisle, Sylvain and Szpakowicz, Stan
Conference of the Canadian Society for Computational Studies of Intelligence, pp. 60--71, 1998
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Semiautomatic recognition of semantic relationships in English technical texts.
Barker, Ken
1998 - ruor.uottawa.ca, University of Ottawa (Canada)
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A trainable bracketer for noun modifiers
Barker, Ken
Conference of the Canadian Society for Computational Studies of Intelligence, pp. 196--210, 1998
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Semi-automatic recognition of noun modifier relationships
Barker, Ken and Szpakowicz, Stan
Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and 17th International Conference on Computational Linguistics-Volume 1, pp. 96--102, 1998
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1997

Preliminary validation of a text summarization algorithm
Szpakowicz, Stan and Barker, Ken and Copeck, Terry and Delannoy, JF and Matwin, Stan
Technical Report, Technical report, University of Ottawa, 1997
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Noun modifier relationship analysis in the TANKA system
Barker, Ken
Ottawa: University of Ottawa, Citeseer, 1997
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What is technical text?
Copeck, Terry and Barker, Ken and Delisle, Sylvain and Szpakowicz, Stan and Delannoy, Jean-Fran{c{c}}ois
Language Sciences 19(4), 391--423, Elsevier, 1997
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Systematic construction of a versatile case system
Barker, Ken and Copeck, Terry and Szpakowicz, Stan and Delisle, Sylvain
Natural Language Engineering 3(04), 279--315, Cambridge Univ Press, 1997
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1996

Natural Language Processing for Prolog Programmers Michael A. Covington
Barker, Ken and Szpakowicz, Stan
1996 - anthology.aclweb.org
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WordNet-based word sense disambiguation that works for short texts
Szpakowicz, Stan and Matwin, Stan and Barker, Ken
submitted to Computational Linguistics, 1996

The assessment of semantic cases using English positional, prepositional and adverbial case markers
Barker, Ken
Technical Report, Citeseer, 1996
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Experimental validation of a semi-automatic text analyzer
Barker, Ken and Delisle, Sylvain
Technical Report, TR-96-01, Department of Computer Science, University of Ottawa, 1996
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Interactive semantic analysis of technical texts
Delisle, Sylvain and Barker, Ken and Copek, Terry and Szpakowicz, Stan
Computational Intelligence 12(2), 273--306, Wiley Online Library, 1996
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1994

Clause-level relationship analysis in the TANKA system
Barker, Ken
Department of Computer Science, University of Ottawa, TR-94-07, Citeseer, 1994
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From text to Horn clauses: Combining linguistic analysis and machine learning
Delisle, Sylvain and Barker, Ken and Delannoy, Jean-Fran{c{c}}ois and Matwin, Stan and Szpakowicz, Stan
PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIENNIAL CONFERENCE-CANADIAN SOCIETY FOR COMPUTATIONAL STUDIES OF INTELLIGENCE, pp. 9--16, 1994
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1993

An Empirically Grounded Case System
Barker, Ken and Copeck, Terry and Delisle, Sylvain and Szpakowicz, Stan
submitted to the International Journal of Lexicography, 1993


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SHAKEN: A Knowledge Base Authoring Environment for Subject Matter Experts
Chaudhri, Vinay and Garvey, Tom and Narayanan, Srinivas and Stickel, Mark and Thomere, Jerome and Tyson, Mabry and Porter, Bruce and Barker, Ken and Souther, Art and Fan, James Junmin and others
academia.edu, 0
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