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Luz, Saturnino
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
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Saturnino Luz is a lecturer in computer science at Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland), where he currently teaches courses in artificial intelligence, information management, and human-computer interaction. He also conducts research in cooperation with the computational linguistics and machine learning research groups.

The overall goal of his research is to develop novel technologies that might improve the quality of interaction between humans and computers. His interests include a variety of subjects, such as spoken language recognition and processing, computer-supported collaborative work, dialogue systems, software agents, and applications of categorial logics to natural language parsing. Over the past few years, he has worked on inference engines and knowledge representation modules for dialogue systems, developed a system for Internet-based access to large, distributed corpora, and collaborated on projects on spoken language dialogue systems and in the European Network for Intelligent Information Interfaces (i3net). Recently, Luz has been working on interfaces to enable users to retrieve information from multimedia records, on desktop as well as handheld computers.

Despite the fact that a great deal of his work is concerned with making the interaction between humans and computers easier and more natural, Luz sees no problem with writing his papers in LaTeX, editing HTML code in Emacs, or compiling a C program by typing a command line (though he admits that this last one might seem somewhat "unnatural").

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- 10 of 15 reviews

   Why only us: language and evolution
Berwick R., Chomsky N., The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016. 224 pp.  Type: Book (978-0-262034-24-1)

Although it underlies all our scientific and philosophical endeavors, human language ability remains one of science’s greatest puzzles. Generalizations regarding the functioning of language, the mechanisms that enable infants...

Aug 18 2016  
  Ambient commons: attention in the age of embodied information
McCullough M., The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2013. 368 pp.  Type: Book (978-0-262018-80-7)

Ambient commons is an investigation of human attention against the backdrop of an increasing intermingling of information technology with the (physical) environment. The author builds on elements drawn from a variety of discipli...

Oct 22 2013  
  Emotion recognition using speech features
Krothapalli S., Koolagudi S., Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2013. 136 pp.  Type: Book (978-1-461451-42-6)

This short book is part of a series that aims to provide “concise summaries of cutting-edge research and practical applications.” As such, it fulfills one’s expectations quite well. The book is a hybrid, c...

Apr 19 2013  
   Mining of massive datasets
Rajaraman A., Ullman J., Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2011. 326 pp.  Type: Book (978-1-107015-35-7)

It has become commonplace to assert the growing importance of large datasets in modern information systems. Consequently, the demand for algorithms and methods that can deal with such data efficiently is increasing. However, there are ...

Jul 30 2012  
  Syntactic discriminative language model rerankers for statistical machine translation
Carter S., Monz C. Machine Translation 25(4): 317-339, 2011.  Type: Article

Machine translation technology has reached a level of maturity that allows for its use in a variety of applications. However, in many cases, the quality of machine translation output still leaves a lot to be desired. In the case of sta...

Apr 5 2012  
  Learning human multimodal dialogue strategies
Rieser V., Lemon O. Natural Language Engineering 16(1): 3-23, 2010.  Type: Article

Although humans can usually maintain a dialog quite effortlessly, managing even domain-specific human-machine dialog is fraught with difficulties. Rieser and Lemon’s paper addresses this issue. It is well known that humans em...

Oct 18 2010  
  Resources, co-evolution and artifacts: theory in CSCW (Computer Supported Cooperative Work Series)
Ackerman M., Halverson C., Erickson T., Kellogg W., Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., Secaucus, NJ, 2007. 332 pp.  Type: Book (9781846289002)

This collection of papers on various aspects of computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) ranges from detailed case studies to more theoretical works. Like most collections of papers, it strives for cohesion without quite achieving it...

May 27 2008  
  Efficient update of indexes for dynamically changing Web documents
Lim L., Wang M., Padmanabhan S., Vitter J., Agarwal R. World Wide Web 10(1): 37-69, 2007.  Type: Article

The World Wide Web has transformed the ways in which we do information retrieval. From its initial focus, on relatively stable and well-structured textual collections, the discipline has grown to encompass much broader issues, and deal...

Aug 13 2007  
  Probabilistic parsing strategies
Nederhof M., Satta G. Journal of the ACM 53(3): 406-436, 2006.  Type: Article

Probabilistic parsing is an area of natural language processing that has attracted considerable attention from researchers in the last decade. This growing interest has been fostered by widespread availability of corpora (or treebanks)...

May 29 2007  
  Hermeneutics, information and representation
Chalmers M. European Journal of Information Systems 13(3): 210-220, 2004.  Type: Article

A reader with a computer science background may be forgiven for finding Chalmers’ paper somewhat inaccessible at first. Expressions such as “semiology,” “philosophical hermeneutics,” an...

May 3 2005  
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