Readings

We will require reading and writing short critiques of two or three papers per week. One paper will be assigned in class for everyone to read. Each week we will have a list of readings and you may choose one or two readings from the list (or one of your own choosing that is relevant to the week's theme). You should write a one-page review of the reading.

SES # TOPICS READINGS
1 Introduction to Common Sense for Interactive Applications

Lieberman, Henry, Hugo Liu, Push Singh, and Barbara Barry. "Beating Common Sense into Interactive Applications." AI Magazine 25, no. 4 (2004): 63-76.

and also choose at least one (1) from below:

Minsky, Marvin. "Commonsense-based Interfaces." Communications of the ACM 43, no. 8 (2000): 66-73.

Singh, P., M. Minsky, and I. Eslick. "Computing Commonsense." BT Technology Journal 22, no. 4 (2004): 201-210.

2 Common Sense in Languages and Cultures

Anacleto, Junia, Henry Lieberman, Marie Tsutsumi, Vânia Neris, Aparecido Carvalho, Jose Espinosa, and Silvia Zem-Mascarenhas. "Can Common Sense Uncover Cultural Differences in Computer Applications?" IFIP World Computer Conference. Santiago, Chile. August 2006. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

and also choose at least one (1) from below:

Chung, Hyemin. "GlobalMind - Bridging the Gap Between Different Cultures and Languages with Common-sense Computing." MIT MS Thesis. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, August 2006.

Buy at Amazon Musa, Rami, Madleina Scheidegger, Andrea Kulas, and Yoan Anguilet. "GloBuddy, a Dynamic Broad Context Phrase Book." In Modeling and Using Context (Proceedings of the 4th International and Interdisciplinary Conference, CONTEXT 2003, Stanford, CA, USA, June 23-25, 2003). Edited by Patrick Blackburn, Chiara Ghidini, Roy M. Turner, and Fausto Giunchiglia. New York, NY: Springer, 2003, pp. 467-474. ISBN: 9783540403807.

Buy at Amazon Chung, J., R. Kern, and H. Lieberman. "Topic Spotting Common Sense Translation Assistant." In CHI '05 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York, NY: ACM Press, 2005, pp. 1280-1283. ISBN: 9781581139983.

Lieberman, Henry, Alexander Faaborg, José Espinosa, and Tom Stocky. "Common Sense on the Go: Giving Mobile Applications an Understanding of Everyday Life." British Telecom Technology Journal 22, no. 4 (2004): 241-252.

3 Applications Survey: Recommendation, Games

Shen, Edward, Henry Lieberman, and Francis Lam. "What Am I Gonna Wear: Scenario-Oriented Recommendation." (Forthcoming.)

and also choose at least one (1) from below:

Lieberman, Henry, Dustin Smith, and Alea Teeters. "Common Consensus: A Web-based Game for Collecting Commonsense Goals." (Forthcoming.)

Lieberman, Henry, and Sybil Shearin. "Intelligent Profiling by Example." In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. New York, NY: ACM Press, 2001, pp. 145-151. ISBN: 1581133251.

4 Educational Applications

Anacleto, J. C., A. F. P. De Carvalho, V. P. A. Neris, M. S. Godoi, S. Zem-Mascarenhas, and A. Talarico Neto. "How Can Common Sense Support Instructors with Distance Education?" In XVII Simpósio Brasileiro de Informática na Educação. Brasília, Brazil: SBIE, 2006, pp. 217-226. ISBN: 8576690942.

and also choose at least one (1) from below:

Marcus, A. "Culture Class vs. Culture Clash." Interactions 9, no. 3 (2002): 25-28.

Matocha, J., T. Camp, and R. Hooper. "Extended Analogy: An Alternative Lecture Method." SIGCSE Bulletin 30, no. 1 (1998): 262-266.

Stamm, S. "Mixed Nuts: Atypical Classroom Techniques For Computer Science Courses." Crossroads 10, no. 4 (2004): 3. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

5 Applications Survey: Inferring User Goals (Goose, Roadie, Creo/Miro/Adeo, etc.)

Buy at Amazon Lieberman, H., and J. Espinosa. "A Goal-oriented Interface to Consumer Electronics Using Planning and Commonsense Reasoning." In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. New York, NY: ACM Press, 2005, pp. 226-233. ISBN: 9781595932877. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader. PDF)

and also choose at least one (1) from below:

Morgan, Bo. "Learning Perception Lattices to Compare Generative Explanations of Human-language Activity Stories." MIT, 2006. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

Faaborg, A., and H. Lieberman. "A Goal-oriented Web Browser." In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Edited by R. Grinter, T. Rodden, P. Aoki, E. Cutrell, R. Jeffries, and G. Olson. New York, NY: ACM Press, 2006, pp. 751-760. ISBN: 1595933727.

Buy at Amazon Liu, Hugo, Henry Lieberman, and Ted Selker. "Goose: A Goal-oriented Search Engine with Commonsense." In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 2003, pp. 253-263. ISBN: 9783540437376.

Buy at Amazon Lieberman, H., and Ashwani Kumar. "Providing Expert Advice by Analogy for On-line Help." In Proceedings of the IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology. Washington, DC: IEEE Computer Society, 2005, pp. 26-32. ISBN: 9780769524160.

6 No Meeting

Lieberman, H., and H. Liu. "Adaptive Linking between Text and Photos Using Common Sense Reasoning." In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems. Edited by P. D. Bra, P. Brusilovsky, and R. Conejo. Lecture Notes In Computer Science 2347 (2002): 2-11.

and also choose at least one (1) from below:

Stocky, T., A. Faaborg, and H. Lieberman. "A Commonsense Approach to Predictive Text Entry." In CHI '04 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York, NY: ACM Press, 2004, pp. 1163-1166. ISBN: 1581137036.

Buy at Amazon Mueller, E. T. "A Calendar with Common Sense." In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. New York, NY: ACM Press, 2000, pp.198-201. ISBN: 9781581131345.

Buy at Amazon Lieberman, H., A. Faaborg, W. Daher, and J. Espinosa. "How to Wreck a Nice Beach You Sing Calm Incense." In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. New York, NY: ACM Press, 2005, pp. 278-280. ISBN: 1581138946. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader. PDF)

7 Tutorial on Commonsense Tools: OMCS, ConceptNet, EventNet, etc.

Liu, H., and P. Singh. "ConceptNet - A Practical Commonsense Reasoning Tool-Kit." BT Technology Journal 22, no. 4 (2004): 211-226.

and also choose at least one (1) from below:

Singh, P., and W. Williams. "LifeNet: A Propositional Model of Ordinary Human Activity." In Proceedings of the Workshop on Distributed and Collaborative Knowledge Capture at K-CAP 2003. New York, NY: ACM Press, 2003. ISBN: 1581135831.

Buy at Amazon Espinosa, Jose, and Henry Lieberman. "EventNet: Inferring Temporal Relations between Commonsense Events." In Proceedings of the 4th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Edited by Alexander Gelbukh, Álvaro de Albornoz, and Hugo Terashima-Marín. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 2005. ISBN: 9783540298960.

Eslick, I., and H. Liu. "Langutils: A Natural Language Toolkit for Common Lisp." In Proceedings of the International Lisp Conference (ILC'2005), 2005.

8 Related Work (Cyc, Thought Treasure, Semantic Web, Conventional KR, etc.)

Lenat, D. B. "CYC: A Large-scale Investment in Knowledge Infrastructure." Communications of the ACM 38, no. 11 (1995): 33-38.

and also choose at least one (1) from below:

Mueller, E.T. "ThoughtTreasure: A Natural Language/Commonsense Platform." 1998.

Davis, R., H. Shrobe, and P. Szolovits. "What Is a Knowledge Representation?" AI Magazine 14, no. 1 (1993): 17-33.

Miller, G. A., et al. "Five Papers on WordNet."

Berners-Lee, Tim, James Hendler, and Ora Lassila. "The Semantic Web." Scientific American 284, no. 5 (2001): 28-37.

9 Common Sense Inference

Davis, E., and L. Morgenstern. "Introduction: Progress in Formal Commonsense Reasoning." Artificial Intelligence 153, no. 1-2 (2004): 1-12. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

and also choose at least one (1) from below:

McCarthy, J. "Programs with Common Sense." Teddington Conference on the Mechanization of Thought Processes, 1958.

———. "Applications of Circumscription to Formalizing Common-sense Knowledge." Artificial Intelligence 28, no. 1 (1986): 89-116.

Buy at Amazon Mueller, Erik. Commonsense Reasoning. San Francisco, CA: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2006. ISBN: 9780123693884.

Lenat, Doug. "The Dimensions of Context-Space." Austin, TX: CyCorp, 1998. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 2.7 MB)

Cohen, William. "WHIRL: A Word-based Information Representation Language." Artificial Intelligence 118, no. 1-2 (2000): 163-196. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

Choose something from this conference: 2005 Symposium on Formalization of Commonsense Reasoning, Corfu, Greece, May 2005.

10 Project Workshop & Critique  
11 Improving Knowledge Collection and Knowledge Quality

Chklovski, T., and Y. Gil. "Improving the Design of Intelligent Acquisition Interfaces for Collecting World Knowledge from Web Contributors." In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Knowledge Capture. New York, NY: ACM Press, 2005, pp. 35-42. ISBN: 1595931635. (PDF)

and also choose at least one (1) from below:

Buy at Amazon Matuszek, Cynthia, M. Witbrock, R. Kahlert, J. Cabral, D. Schneider, P. Shah, and D. Lenat. "Searching for Common Sense: Populating Cyc from the Web." In Proceedings of the Twentieth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Pittsburgh, PA: AAAI Press, 2005. ISBN: 9781577352365. (PDF)

Buy at Amazon von Ahn, L., and Dabbish, L. "Labeling Images with a Computer Game." In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York, NY: ACM Press, 2004, pp. 319-326. ISBN: 9781581137026. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

Richardson, S. D., W. B. Dolan, and L. Vanderwende. "MindNet: Acquiring and Structuring Semantic Information from Text." In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computational Linguistics. Vol. 2. Association for Computational Linguistics (1998): 1098-1102.

Vanderwende, Lucy. "Volunteers Created the Web." In Knowledge Collection from Volunteer Contributors: Papers from the 2005 Spring Symposium. Edited by Timothy Chklovski, Pedro Domingos, Henry Lieberman, Rada Mihalcea, and Push Singh. Menlo Park, CA: AAAI Press, 2005, pp. 84-90. ISBN: 9781577352297.

12 Applications Survey: Affect, Personality, Viewpoints (Empathy Buddy, WWTT, Aesthetiscope, etc.)

Buy at Amazon Liu, H., H. Lieberman, and T. Selker. "A Model of Textual Affect Sensing Using Real-world Knowledge." In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. New York, NY: ACM Press, 2003, pp. 125-132. ISBN: 9781581135862.

and also choose at least one (1) from below:

Buy at Amazon Liu, Hugo, and Pattie Maes. "What Would They Think? A Computational Model of Attitudes." In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Intelligent User Interface. New York, NY: ACM Press, 2004, pp. 38-45. ISBN: 9781581138153. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader. PDF)

Buy at Amazon Mueller, Erik T., and Dyer, Michael G. "Towards a Computational Theory of Human Daydreaming." In Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1986, pp. 120-129. ISBN: 9780898599428.

Buy at Amazon Binsted, K., and G. Ritchie. "An Implemented Model of Punning Riddles." In Proceedings of the Twelfth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Vol. 1. Menlo Park, CA: AAAI Press, 1994, pp. 633-638. ISBN: 9780262611022.

Liu, Hugo, and Pattie Maes. "The Aesthetiscope: Visualizing Aesthetic Readings of Text in Color Space." In Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference. Menlo Park, CA: AAAI Press, 2005, pp. 74-79. ISBN: 9781577352341.

13 Project Workshop & Critique (cont.)  
14 Final Project Presentations