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Research Interests

Professor Birnbaum's research and teaching focus on applied Artificial Intelligence, natural language processing (NLP), intelligent information systems, social media data analytics, machine learning, with applications to media and journalism.  A key focus is on methods for the automatic generation of content by machine, including specifically the automatic generation of narratives from data.  Another important area of research is intelligent information systems, including models of automatic and contextual search and information diversity.  A third focus is on preference predication and recommendation using social media data.

Education/Academic qualification

Computer Science, PhD, Yale University

… → 1986

Computer Science, MS, Yale University

… → 1980

BS, Yale University

… → 1977

Research interests

  • Case-based reasoning
  • Computer vision
  • Educational software
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Machine learning
  • Natural language processing


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