Mark Sammons

I am a Research Assistant Professor working with Dan Roth at the Cognitive Computation Group of the Computer Science department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. You can email me at mssammon (at) illinois (dot) edu.

Research Interests

My primary research interests are in Natural Language Processing and applied Machine Learning, with a focus on integrating diverse information sources in the context of Textual Entailment. My work has focused on: developing a Textual Entailment framework that can easily incorporate new resources; designing appropriate inference procedures for recognizing textual entailment; and identifying and developing automated approaches to recognize and represent implicit content in natural language text. I have worked on identifying inference subtasks in textual inference; incorporating background knowledge via constraints into coreference resolution; spelling correction systems; and on an end-to-end Event extraction system for Machine Reading. Recently, I have been collaborating with researchers in social science and the humanities to apply NLP to investigate research questions in those fields.


Invited talks

I was invited to speak at the Semantics for Textual Inference workshop at the Linguistics Summer Institute (Boulder, CO, 2011). I gave two presentations:

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