Artificial Intelligence


IARPA Director Visits ISI and Receives AI Update

May 15, 2011

Dr. Lisa Porter, Director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), and several program directors visited ISI on May 11, 2011, as part of a tour of the West Coast.

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ISI Experts Work on IBM Watson Jeopardy! Project

February 18, 2011

Faculty members from the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering's Information Sciences Institute were among scientists from eight universities who collaborated with IBM to advance the Question Answering (QA) technology behind the IBM Watson computing system.

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Out of Africa, into Grammatical English

January 21, 2011

Most world languages don't have the abundant resources of texts in electronic form that computer scientists have used to create the now widely-used machine translation systems that turn (for example) English into Chinese. Now, Kevin Knight of ISI, who helped pioneer these earlier systems, is working as part of a multi-university team in a five-year effort to find less statistical, more semantic points of attack on 'low-density' languages, starting with some spoken in Africa.

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ISI's Shortipedia Wins Prize at 2010 Semantic Web Challenge

November 21, 2010

The Knowledge Technologies Group at the USC Information Sciences Institute has created a system that configures facts contributed by human users through a wiki site into a form that the digital Semantic Web system can understand and reason about.

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Kristina Lerman Leads ISI Group Probing Social Networking Threats

November 19, 2010

The Air Force Office of Science Research working through a UCLA-headquartered Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative is funding a $1.4 million study of "Inferring Structure and Forecasting Dynamics of Evolving Networks."

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ISI Grad Students Show Off Their Stuff

October 26, 2010

An Information Sciences Institute tradition entered its fifth year on October 22, when young researchers spent the day presenting their work to colleagues and teachers.

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