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Danny Bobrow

Daniel G. Bobrow is a Research Fellow at PARC. He has also been President of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Editor-in-chief of the journal Artificial Intelligence, recipient of the ACM Software Systems Award, and a fellow of both the ACM and AAAI.

Danny was a lead in the PARC-Xerox Eureka project, one of the most successful fielded examples of a community knowledge sharing system. Eureka supports 20,000 Xerox service technicians in capturing, validating, and sharing their experience, with a current knowledge base of over 90,000 tips. Prior to that, Danny wrote one of the first MIT doctoral theses in Artificial Intelligence on natural language question answering, and is currently working on a natural language-based, broad-coverage system for question answering. An earlier version of this technology was the basis for a successful PARC enabled spin-out. Bobrow is also exploring how encoded knowledge of a domain can lead to deeper understanding of texts, and how texts can be used as the basis for a machine to learn new skills from reading texts. Danny has over 100 published papers, books, and issued patents.

 

PARC publications

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2014

A Simulation and Modeling based Reliability Requirement Assessment Methodology

26th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology (DTM)

17 August 2014

2012

Placing qualitative reasoning in the design process

26th International Workshop on Qualitative Reasoning

16 July 2012

2011

English access to structured data

IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC)

19 September 2011

Communal knowledge sharing: the Eureka story

Chapter in Making work visible: ethnographically grounded case studies of work practice, edited by Margaret H. Szymanski and Jack Whalen

April 2011

Accessing structured health information through English queries and automatic deduction

AI and Health Communication; Papers from the 2011 AAAI Spring Symposium

21 March 2011

Deducing answers to English questions from structured data

Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) 2011

16 February 2011

2010

2009

Going from X to Y

TLS XII

13 November 2009

Linguistic processing for access to implicit content

Machine Reading, DARPA kickoff meeting

10 August 2009

Extended paths

Spatial Relations: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

7 March 2009

2008

2007

Textual inference logic: take two

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Contexts and Ontologies: Representation and Reasoning (C&O:RR)

21 August 2007

PARC's Bridge question answering system

GEAF Workshop

13 July 2007

Precision-focused textual inference

ACL-PASCAL Workshop on Textual Entailment and Paraphrasing

28 June 2007

2005

A basic logic for textual inference

Proceedings of the AAAI Workshop on Inference for Textual Question Answering

9 July 2005

2004

2003

Model-based computing for design and control of reconfigurable systems

AI Magazine, Special Issue on Qualitative Reasoning

Winter 2003

Entailment, intensionality and text understanding

Workshop on Text Meaning

31 May 2003

Knowledge tracking: answering implicit questions

AAAI Spring Symposium 2003 on New Directions in Question Answering

27 March 2003

2002

Scalability of redundancy detection in focused document collections

First International Workshop on Scalable Natural Language Understanding (SCANALU 2002)

23 May 2002

Community knowledge sharing in practice: the Eureka story

Reflections, the Journal of the Society for Organizational Learning

1 January 2002

2001

Preventing existence

Proceedings of the International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS-2001)

17 October 2001

2000

Knowledge ecologies - introduction

Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

4 January 2000

1999

Future of technology trends and impact on learning

NIST Adaptive Learning Systems Workshop

17 November 1999

Applications of artificial intelligence (Editorial)

Artificial Intelligence - Special Issue on Applications of Artificial Intelligence

October 1999

1998

Artificial intelligence 40 years later

Artificial Intelligence

August 1998

Moving practice: from classrooms to MOO rooms

Computer Supported Cooperative Work: The Journal of Collaborative Computing

March 1998

Computing with continuous change

Science of Computer Programming

January 1998

Network community design: a social - technical design circle

Computer Supported Cooperative Work: The Journal of Collaborative Computing

January 1998

1996

The social-technical design circle

CSCW '96

16 November 1996

1995

Modeling time in hybrid systems: how fast is "instantaneous"?

Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-95)

20 August 1995

Programming in hybrid constraint languages

Hybrid Systems II

1 January 1995

1994

1993

1992

WYSIWIS revised: early experiences with multi-user interfaces

Readings in Groupware and Computer Supported Cooperative Work

1992

Narrow views, old talks, new beginnings

Computational Intelligence

May 1992

1991

CLOS: integrating object-oriented and functional programming

Communications of the ACM - Special issue on Lisp

September 1991

Multiple approaches to multiple agent problem solving

Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI'91)

24 August 1991

Design for conversation: lessons from Cognoter

International Journal of Man-Machine Studies - Special Issue: Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Groupware, Part 1

February 1991

1987

WYSIWIS revised: early experiences with multi-user interfaces

ACM Transactions on Office Information Systems

April 1987

1986

Expert systems: perils and promise

Communications of the ACM

September 1986

 

 

 

 

 

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SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award
One of the most influential Operating Systems papers that were published in the last ten years.