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Publications in Encoding Commonsense Knowledge

Jerry R. Hobbs
Information Sciences Institute
University of Southern California
Marina del Rey, California


                        

All publications except books are available from the author: hobbs@isi.edu

Hobbs, Jerry R., Alicia Sagae, and Suzanne Wertheim, 2012.  ``Toward a Commonsense Theory of Microsociology: Interpersonal Relationships", in M. Donnelly and G. Guizzardi (eds.), Formal Ontology in Information Systems: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference (FOIS 2012), IOS Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 249-262.

Montazeri, Niloofar, and Jerry R. Hobbs, 2012. "Axiomatizing Change-of-State Words", in M. Donnelly and G. Guizzardi (eds.), Formal Ontology in Information Systems: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference (FOIS 2012), IOS Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 221-234.

Gordon, Andrew S., Jerry R. Hobbs, and Michael T. Cox, 2011. "Anthropomorphic Self-Models for Metareasoning Agents", in Michael T. Cox and Anita Raja (eds.), Metareasoning:  Thinking about Thinking, The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, pp. 295-305.  

Hobbs, Jerry R., and Niloofar Montazeri, 2011.  "The Deep Lexical Semantics of Event Words", to appear in R. Osswald (ed.), Concepts, Types and Frames. [pdf, 483K]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 2011. " `the', 'a', and '' ", to appear in V. Kordoni (ed.), Festschrift for Hans Uszkoreit, CSLI Publications. [pdf, 178K]

Hobbs, Jerry R., and Rutu Mulkar-Mehta, 2011. "Toward a Formal Theory of Information Structure",  to appear in S. Artmann (ed.), Evolution of Semantic Systems, Springer. [pdf, 257K]

Hobbs, Jerry R., and Alicia Sagae, 2011.  "A Commonsense Theory of Microsociology:  Interpersonal Relationships", to appear in Proceedings of the 10th Symposium on Logical Formalizations of Commonsense Reasoning, AAAI Spring Symposium Series. [pdf, 27K]

Gordon, Andrew S., and Jerry R. Hobbs, 2011.  "A Commonsense Theory of Mind-Body Interaction", to appear in Proceedings of the 10th Symposium on Logical Formalizations of Commonsense Reasoning, AAAI Spring Symposium Series. [pdf, 712K]

Mulkar-Mehta, Rutu, Jerry R. Hobbs, and Eduard Hovy, 2011.  "Applications and Discovery of Granularity  Structures in Natural Language Discourse", to appear in Proceedings of the 10th Symposium on Logical Formalizations of Commonsense Reasoning, AAAI Spring Symposium Series. [pdf, 108K]

Montazeri, Niloofar, and Jerry R. Hobbs, 2011.  "Elaborating a Knowledge Base for Deep Lexical Semantics", in J. Bos and S. Pulman (eds.), Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2011), January 2011, pp. 195-204.  [pdf, 393K]

Ovchinnikova, Ekaterina, Niloofar Montazeri, Theodore Alexandrov, Jerry R. Hobbs, Michael C. McCord, and Rutu Mulkar-Mehta, 2011.  "Abductive Reasoning with a Large Knowledge Base for Discourse Processing", in J. Bos and S. Pulman (eds.), Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2011), January 2011, pp. 225-234. [pdf, 120K]

Mulkar-Mehta, Rutu, Jerry R. Hobbs, and Eduard Hovy, 2011.  "Granularity in Natural Language Discourse", in J. Bos and S. Pulman (eds.), Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2011), January 2011, pp. 360-364. [pdf, 221K]

Montazeri, Niloofar, and Jerry R. Hobbs, 2010.  "Synonymy and Near-Synonymy in Deep Lexical Semantics", Proceedings of Workshop on Computational Approaches to Synonymy, Helsinki, Finland, October 2010.  [pdf, 393K]

Hobbs, Jerry R., and Andrew Gordon, 2010.  "Goals in a Formal Theory of Commonsense Psychology", in A. Galton and R. Mizoguchi (eds.), Formal Ontology in Information Systems: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference (FOIS 2010), IOS Press, Amsterdam, pp. 59-72. [pdf, 58K]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 2009.  ``Word Meaning and World Knowledge", to appear in C. Maienborn, K. von Heusinger, P. Portner, and N. van Leusen (eds.), Handbook of Semantics, chapter VI, article 33, Mouton de Gruyter.  [pdf, 222K]

Hobbs, Jerry R., and Andrew Gordon, 2008.  ``The Deep Lexical Semantics of Emotions", Proceedings, LREC 2008 Workshop on Sentiment Analysis: Emotion, Metaphor, Ontology, and Terminology, Marrakech, Morocco, May 2008. [pdf, 99K]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 2008.  ``Deep Lexical Semantics", Proceedings, 9th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics (CICLing-2008), Haifa, Israel, February 2008. [pdf, 130K]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 2006. ``The Origin and Evolution of Language: A Plausible, Strong AI Account'', in Michael Arbib, editor, Action to Language via the Mirror Neuron System, Cambridge University Press (for the theory of mind in the evolution of meaning), pp. 48-88.  [doc, 325KB] [pdf, 798KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 2006.  "IKRIS Scenarios Inter-Theory (ISIT)", Final Report for IKRIS Project. [pdf, 51KB]

Alexandre, Francois R.J., Ram Nevatia, Jerry R. Hobbs, and Robert C. Bolles, 2005.  ``VERL:  An Ontology Framework for Representing and Annotating Video Events",  IEEE Multimedia, Volume 12, October-December 2005, pp. 76-86.  [pdf, 1.04M]

Hobbs, Jerry R., and Andrew S. Gordon, 2005.  ``Encoding Knowledge of Commonsense Psychology", Proceedings, 7th International Symposium on Logical Formalizations of Commonsense Reasoning, Corfu, Greece, pp. 107-114, May 2005.  [ps, 243K] [pdf, 175K]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 2005.  ``An Ontology of Information Structure", Proceedings, 7th International Symposium on Logical Formalizations of Commonsense Reasoning, Corfu, Greece, pp. 99-106, May 2005. [ps, 256K] [pdf, 186K]

Pan, Feng, and Jerry R. Hobbs, 2005.  ``Temporal Aggregates in OWL-Time", Proceedings,  Workshop on Natural Language-based Knowledge Representations: New Perspectives, Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society International Conference (FLAIRS 2005), Clearwater Beach, FL, May 2005.  [pdf, 127K]

Hobbs, Jerry R., and Andrew S. Gordon, 2005.  ``Toward a Large-Scale Formal Theory of Commonsense Psychology for Metacognition", Proceedings, AAAI Spring Symposium on Metacognition in Computation, Stanford, CA, pp. 49-54, March 2005.  [doc, 339K] [pdf, 587K]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 2005. ``Toward a Useful Notion of Causality for Lexical Semantics'', Journal of Semantics, Vol. 22, pp. 181-209. [ps, 305KB] [pdf, 244K]

Gordon, Andrew S., and Jerry R. Hobbs, 2004.  ``Formalizations of Commonsense Psychology", AI Magazine, Winter 2004, pp. 49-62. [pdf, 253KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., and Feng Pan, 2004. ``An Ontology of Time for the Semantic Web'', ACM Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing, Vol. 3, No. 1, March 2004. [doc, 667KB] [pdf, 4.9MB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 2003. ``Causality and Modality: The Case of `Would''', an earlier version of ``Toward a Useful Notion of Causality for Lexical Semantics''. [ps,249KB] [pdf, 247KB]

Gordon, Andrew, and Jerry R. Hobbs, 2003. ``Coverage and Competency in Formal Theories: A Commonsense Theory of Memory'', Proceedings, AAAI Spring Symposium on Logical Formalizations of Commonsense Reasoning, Stanford, California, March 2003. [ps,159KB] [pdf, 163KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., and Jame Pustejovsky, 2003. ``Annotating and Reasoning about Time and Events'', Proceedings, AAAI Spring Symposium on Logical Formalizations of Commonsense Reasoning, Stanford, California, March 2003. [pdf, 165KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R. and Srini Narayanan, 2002. ``Spatial Representation and Reasoning'', Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science, MacMillan, London, United Kingdom. [ps,153KB] [pdf, 107KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 2002. ```the''', Proceedings, 2002 International Symposium on reference Resolution for Natural Language Processing, pp. 45-49, Alicante, Spain, June 2002. [ps,186KB] [pdf, 112KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 2002. ``Towards an Ontology for Time for the Semantic Web'', Proceedings, LREC 2002 Workshop on Annotation Standards for Temporal Information in Natural Language, pp. 28-35, Las Palmas, Spain, May 2002. [ps,146KB] [pdf, 114KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R. and Vladik Kreinovich, 2001. ``Optimal Choice of Granularity in Commonsense Estimation: Why Half Orders of Magnitude'', Proceedings, Joint 9th IFSA World Congress and 20th NAFIPS International Conference, Vacouver, British Columbia, pp. 1343-1348, July 2001. [ps,169KB] [pdf, 181KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 2001. ``Causality'', Proceedings, Common Sense 2001, Fifth Symposium on Logical Formalizations of Commonsense Reasoning, pp. 145-155, New York University, New York, New York, May 2001.

Hobbs, Jerry R., 2000. ``Half Orders of Magnitude'', KR-2000 Workshop on Semantic Approximation, Granularity, and Vagueness, Breckenridge, Colorado, April 2000; possibly to appear in Christopher Habel, ed. Resolution and Granularity. [ps,307KB] [pdf, 162KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 2000. ``The Ontological Ascent'', probably not to appear in Y. Wilks, ed., Ontologies. [ps,158KB] [pdf, 157KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., and Andrew Kehler, 1997. ``A Theory of Parallelism and the Case of VP Ellipsis'', Proceedings, 35th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pp. 394-401, Madrid, Spain, July 1997. [ps,150KB] [pdf, 166KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1995. ``Monotone Decreasing Quantifiers in a Scope-Free Logical Form'', in K. van Deemter and S. Peters (Eds.), Semantic Ambiguity and Underspecification, CSLI Lecture Notes No. 55, pp. 55-76, Stanford, California, 1995. [ps,237KB] [pdf, 190KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1995. ``Sketch of an Ontology Underlying the Way We Talk about the World'', International Journal of Human-Machine Sutdies, Vol. 43, pp. 819-830. [ps,130KB] [pdf, 134KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1994. ``The Origin and Evolution of Language: A Plausible, Strong AI Account'', Proceedings, Language Origins Society Meeting, Berkeley, California, July 1994. [ps,90KB] [pdf, 101KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., and Costanza Navarretta, 1993. ``Methodology for Knowledge Acquisition'', unpublished manuscript.

Hobbs, Jerry R., Douglas E. Appelt, John Bear, Mabry Tyson, and David Magerman, 1991. ``The TACITUS System: The MUC-3 Experience'', SRI Technical Note 511, SRI International, Menlo Park, California. November 1991. [ps,257KB] [pdf, 188KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1990. ``Artificial Intelligence and Collective Intentionality (A Reply to John Searle)'', in Intentions in Communication, P. Cohen, J. Morgan, and M. Pollack, editors, Bradford Books (MIT Press), Cambridge, Massachusetts, pp. 445-460. [pdf, 14MB] [reply by Grosz&Sidner, 1.6MB]

Tyson, Mabry, and Jerry R. Hobbs, 1990. ``Domain-Independent Task Specification in the TACITUS Natural Language System'', Technical Note 488, Artificial Intelligence Center, SRI International, May 1990. [ps,188KB] [pdf, 223KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1989. ``World Knowledge and Word Meaning'', in Theoretical Issues in Natural Language Processing, Y. Wilks, editor, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Hillsdale, N.J., pp. 16-21. [ps,76KB] [pdf, 79KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., William Croft, Todd Davies, Douglas Edwards, and Kenneth Laws, 1987. ``Commonsense Metaphysics and Lexical Semantics'', Computational Linguistics, vol. 13, nos. 3-4, July-December 1987, pp. 241-250. [pdf, 2.1MB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., (1986) ``Overview of the TACITUS Project'', Computational Linguistics, Vol. 12, No. 3. [ps,48KB] [pdf, 48KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., William Croft, Todd Davies, Douglas Edwards, and Kenneth Laws, 1986. ``Commonsense Metaphysics and Lexical Semantics'', Proceedings, 24th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, New York, June 1986., pp. 231-240.

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1986. ``Sublanguage and Knowledge'', in Ralph Grishman and Richard Kittredge, (Eds.), Analyzing Language in Restricted Domains: Sublanguage Description and Processing, pp. 53-68, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Hillsdale, New Jersey.

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1985. ``Granularity'', Proceedings, Ninth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 432-435. Los Angeles, California. August 1985. Also in Readings in Qualitative Reasoning about Physical Systems, Daniel S. Weld and Johan de Kleer (Eds.), Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc., San Mateo, California, pp. 542-545, 1989. [ps,109KB] [pdf, 129KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1985, ``The Logical Notation: Ontological Promiscuity'', manuscript (108 pp.). [ps,694KB] [pdf, 641KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R. 1985. ``Ontological Promiscuity.'' Proceedings, 23rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pp. 61-69. Chicago, Illinois, July 1985. [ps,180KB] [pdf, 184KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., Tom Blenko, Bill Croft, Greg Hager, Henry A. Kautz, Paul Kube, and Yoav Shoham, 1985. ``Commonsense Summer: Final Report'', Report No. CSLI-85-35, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University, Stanford, California.

Hobbs, Jerry R. and Robert C. Moore, eds. 1985. Formal Theories of the Commonsense World, Ablex Publishing Corp., Norwood, New Jersey.

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1984. ``Sublanguage and Knowledge'', Technical Note 329, Artificial Intelligence Center, SRI International, Menlo Park, California, June 1984.

Hobbs, Jerry R. (1977) ``From `Well-Written' Algorithm Descriptions into Code'', Research Report 77-1, Department of Computer Sciences, City College, City University of New York. July 1977.

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1976. ``A Computational Approach to Discourse Analysis''. Research Report 76-2, Department of Computer Sciences, City College, City University of New York. December 1976.

Hobbs, Jerry R. 1974. ``A Model for Natural Language Semantics, Part I: The Model.'' Research Report #36, Department of Computer Science, Yale University. October 1974.




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