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Chris Welty
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Knowledge is power.
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Dr. Chris Welty is a Sr. Research Scientist at Google in New York, and an Endowed Professor of Cognitive Systems at the VU University, Amsterdam.  His main area of interest is using structured semantic information to improve semantic processing of unstructured information, such as using freebase to help improve web search. His latest work is on using crowdsourcing to form a new theory of truth based on diversity of perspectives.

Before Google, Dr. Welty was a member of the technical leadership team for IBM's Watson - the question answering computer that destroyed the all-time best Jeopardy! champions in a widely televised contest. He appeared on the broadcast, discussing the technology behind Watson, as well as many articles in the popular and scientific press.  His proudest moment was being interviewed for StarTrek.com about the project.  He is a recipient of the AAAI Feigenbaum Prize for his work.

Welty was one of the first to call attention to the new paradigm of Cognitive Computing that is emerging in computation, and previously has played a seminal role in the development of the Semantic Web and Ontologies, and co-developed OntoClean, the first formal methodology for evaluating ontologies. He is on the editorial board of AI Magazine, the Journal of Applied Ontology, the Journal of Web Semantics, and the Semantic Web Journal.

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CrowdTruth with Lora Aroyo, Watson with the #originalWatsonTeam, and OntoClean with Nicola Guarino
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Research in Knowledge, Semantics, Language for Machines
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Semantic Web, Question Answering, NLP, Ontology, Cognitive Computing
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  • Google
    Sr. Research Scientist, 2014 - present
  • IBM Research
    Computer Science, 2002 - 2014
  • Vassar College
    Asst. Professor, 1994 - 2002
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New York State - Padova, Italy - Troy, NY

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Summarize away
 
The Google Brain Team (g.co/brain) is open-sourcing #TensorFlow model code for summarization research. Learn more on the Google Research blog, linked below
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Often find myself trying to explain the difference.
 
TL;DR Tim Berners-Lee didn't create the Internet. Vint Cerf didn't create the web. It's complicated. :-)
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This photo #NeilArmstrong took of me on the moon was very spontaneous. He said "Stop right there" and I turned and he took the photo.

If you look closely you can see the strap still in motion below my left hand. #Apollo11
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...Assistant Editors have proud fathers, too.
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Heard about this today in the Netherlands, it is meant mainly as as platform to explore genetics.


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Scamming criminals out of money seems like a victimless crime...
 
The Dark Web: a Paradise for Scammers - No honor among thiefs! - http://buff.ly/22yWNXj #tor #deepweb #fraud
Introduction Journalists and laymen of matter believe that black markets hosted on the dark web are places where criminals can do their business in total s
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Try writing about my favorite breakfast topping, and this is what you get. There will be a movie, I learned, about the "Great Maple Syrup Heist of 2012". Cohen brothers I hope.


A trucking company is offering a $10,000 reward for the return of about $150,000 of maple syrup that was stolen from a holding facility in Montreal.
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Attending the 2016 Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics in Berlin? As a leader in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and a Platinum Sponsor of the conference, Google will be on hand at #acl2016 to showcase research interests that include syntax, semantics, discourse, conversation, multilingual modeling, sentiment analysis, question answering, summarization, and generally building better learners using labeled and unlabeled data, state-of-the-art modeling, and learning from indirect supervision.Check out our research being presented, below.
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This is a travesty beyond reckoning
 
The New York Post has plenty to say as the Campbell Apartment changes hands. #W42ST
With its dress code, high beamed ceiling, and expansive window of century-old leaded glass, the Campbell Apartment is a strange place indeed for a bar brawl. But a winner-take-all war has raged for…
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cawelty@gmail, I only have your Cyc email. I'm not really on fb or Twitter
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Very nice thai fast food. Usual dishes made quick, and a nice selection of ice teas. A pleasant surprise. Not really a five star place, but for a quick nick hard to beat
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Lots of spices from everywhere, focus on Mediterranean products.
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reviewed 11 months ago
Probably the best restaurant in kalamaki
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It's not on the beach, but one of the few truly nice hotels in kalamaki.
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Very good food, small place, not a lot of choices but all good. Now serving alcohol, now open for dinner (Sept 2015)
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Had a great time with the kayaks we rented here. Great service and everything was provided.
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Very touristy but still nice
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