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USC ISI Leads IARPA Contract to Develop Hybrid Forecasting Systems

Project to combine machine learning and human forecasting to predict geopolitical events.Read More

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In Memoriam: Bob Braden, Legendary Internet Pioneer and ISI Fellow Emeritus

Robert â&euroBobâ&euro Braden, a legendary internet pioneer and fellow emeritus at USC Viterbi's Information Sciences Institute (ISI), has died. He was 84.

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CIS Team Members Honored with ISI Meritorious Service Awards

ISI Computing and Information Services (CIS) team members Amir Hashmani, Jerry Li and Ken Johnson have been recognized with ISI Meritorious Service Awards for their extraordinary efforts in executing an important government- mandated cybersecurity compliance project.

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ISI Researchers Apply AI to Large-scale Integrated Modeling with New DARPA Award

USC Viterbi's Information Sciences Institute researchers are leveraging artificial intelligence to create an ambitious new computer modeling and predictive analysis tool thanks to a new $13 million Defense Research Projects Award (DARPA) award.

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USC ISI to Develop Translation and Information-Retrieval System for Uncommon Languages

January 8, 2018

A team of researchers from the Information Sciences Institute at USC Viterbi has received a $16.7 million grant from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to develop an automated information translation and summarization tool to quickly translate obscure languages.

Principal investigator and ISI research team leader Scott Miller, ISI computer scientist  Jonathan May, ISI research lead  Elizabeth Boschee—with senior advisors Prem Natarajan, ISI's Michael Keston executive director and research professor of computer science, and  Kevin Knight, ISI research director and Dean’s professor of computer science—are leading a team of about 30 researchers, including academics from the University of Massachusetts, Northeastern University, MIT, RPI, and the University of Notre Dame.

The ISI team’s project is called SARAL, which stands for Summarization and domain-Adaptive Retrieval (a Hindi word whose translations include “simple” and “ingenious”), and includes experts in machine translation, speech recognition, morphology, information retrieval, representation, and summarization.

“The overall objective is to provide a Google- like capability, except the queries are in English but the retrieved documents are in a low-resource foreign language,” says Miller, who is based at ISI’s newest office in Boston, MA.Read More

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Feature Story

USC ISI to Develop Translation and Information-Retrieval System for Uncommon Languages

January 8, 2018

A team of researchers from the Information Sciences Institute at USC Viterbi has received a $16.7 million grant from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to develop an automated information translation and summarization tool to quickly translate obscure languages.

Principal investigator and ISI research team leader Scott Miller, ISI computer scientist  Jonathan May, ISI research lead  Elizabeth Boschee—with senior advisors Prem Natarajan, ISI's Michael Keston executive director and research professor of computer science, and  Kevin Knight, ISI research director and Dean’s professor of computer science—are leading a team of about 30 researchers, including academics from the University of Massachusetts, Northeastern University, MIT, RPI, and the University of Notre Dame.

The ISI team’s project is called SARAL, which stands for Summarization and domain-Adaptive Retrieval (a Hindi word whose translations include “simple” and “ingenious”), and includes experts in machine translation, speech recognition, morphology, information retrieval, representation, and summarization.

“The overall objective is to provide a Google- like capability, except the queries are in English but the retrieved documents are in a low-resource foreign language,” says Miller, who is based at ISI’s newest office in Boston, MA.Read More