Dr Brian Davis

Computer Science, Hamilton Institute

Lecturer

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Biography

I am currently a Lecturer in Computer Science, Maynooth University, where  along with my research activities I am charged with delivering modules in Computer Science at both the undergraduate and masters levels.  Prior to taking up my appointment at Maynooth Univeristy, I was a Research Fellow, Adjunct Lecturer and Research Unit Leader at the INSIGHT Center for Data Analytics, NUI Galway (NUIG). Since June 2014, I led the Knowledge Discovery Unit (KDU, 4 PhDs, 2 MSc, 3 PostDoc, 4 RAs), focusing on the specific research areas of: Natural Language Processing, Data Visualization and Knowledge Discovery from heterogeneous data sources (text and graph). I was charged with managing the SW1 work package of the SFI Insight Grant.   In addition, I was Principle Investigator of two SFI co-funded Targeted Projects (Elsevier and DataLive, respectively) and furthermore I am Coordinator of a 3 year Horizon 2020 Innovation Action – SSIX - Social Sentiment Financial Indexes.  My core expertise intersects with Natural Language Processing, Ontology Engineering and Data Visualization.  Currently, within my unit we are exploring distributional semantic models for concept detection, relation classification and re-ranking of object classification in images  co-operation with Insight@DCU. Other research interests include: NLP for social media, cross lingual opinion mining from social media for the finance and political domains and combining visualization and textualisation using Natural Language Generation.   While I have diversified my research interests in recent years, information extraction continues to be a core interest of mine having over eight years research experience in Ontology Based Information Extraction and Semantic Annotation.  I continue to be very passionate about NLP frameworks (completing all certification exams for the GATE - General Architecture for Text Engineering framework). I am particularly interested in conducting more research into Open Architectures for Text Generation. 

Research Interests

I am currently a Lecturer in Computer Science, Maynooth University, where  along with my research activities I am charged with delivering modules in Computer Science at both the undergraduate and masters levels..  Prior to taking up my appointment at Maynooth Univeristy, I was a Research Fellow, Adjunct Lecturer and Research Unit Leader at the INSIGHT Center for Data Analytics, NUI Galway (NUIG). Since June 2014, I led the Knowledge Discovery Unit (KDU, 4 PhDs, 2 MSc, 3 PostDoc, 4 RAs), focusing on the specific research areas of: Natural Language Processing, Data Visualization and Knowledge Discovery from heterogeneous data sources (text and graph). I was charged with managing the SW1 work package of the SFI Insight Grant.   In addition, I was Principle Investigator of two SFI co-funded Targeted Projects (Elsevier and DataLive, respectively) and furthermore I am Coordinator of a 3 year Horizon 2020 Innovation Action – SSIX - Social Sentiment Financial Indexes.

My core expertise intersects with Natural Language Processing, Ontology Engineering and Data Visualization.  Currently, within my unit we are exploring distributional semantic models for concept detection, relation classification and re-ranking of object classification in images  co-operation with Insight@DCU. Other research interests include: NLP for social media, cross lingual opinion mining from social media for the finance and political domains and combining visualization and textualisation using Natural Language Generation.   While I have diversified my research interests in recent years, information extraction continues to be a core interest of mine having over eight years research experience in Ontology Based Information Extraction and Semantic Annotation.  I continue to be very passionate about NLP frameworks (completing all certification exams for the GATE - General Architecture for Text Engineering framework). I am particularly interested in conducting more research into Open Architectures for Text Generation. 

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2009 'Human Language Technologies'
Bontcheva, Kalina and Davis, Brian and Funk, Adam and Li, Yaoyong and Wang, Ting (2009) 'Human Language Technologies' In: Semantic Knowledge Management: Integrating Ontology Management, Knowledge Discovery, and Human Language Technologies. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. [Details]
2009 'Natural Language Generation from Ontologies'
Bontcheva, Kalina and Davis, Brian (2009) 'Natural Language Generation from Ontologies' In: Semantic Knowledge Management: Integrating Ontology Management, Knowledge Discovery, and Human Language Technologies. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Classification of composite semantic relations by a distributional-relational model'
Barzegar, Siamak and Davis, Brian and Handschuh, Siegfried and Freitas, Andre (2018) 'Classification of composite semantic relations by a distributional-relational model'. Data and Knowledge Engineering, 117 :319-335 [Details]
2017 'CNLs for the Semantic Web: A State of the Art'
Safwat, Hazem and Davis, Brian (2017) 'CNLs for the Semantic Web: A State of the Art'. Lang. Resour. Eval, 51 (1):191-220 [DOI] [Details]
2010 'Towards Controlled Natural Language for Semantic Annotation'
Davis, Brian and Dantuluri, Pradeep and Handschuh, Siegfried and Cunningham, Hamish (2010) 'Towards Controlled Natural Language for Semantic Annotation'. Int. J. Semant. Web Inf. Syst, 6 (4):64-91 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Social impact assessment of scientist from mainstream news and weblogs'
Timilsina, Mohan and Khawaja, Waqas and Davis, Brian and Taylor, Mike and Hayes, Conor (2017) 'Social impact assessment of scientist from mainstream news and weblogs'. Social Network Analysis and Mining, 7 (1) [Details]
2013 'Enabling discourse representation and meta-consensus in online deliberation using Internet technologies'
Liston, Vanessa and Davis, Brian and Harris, Clodagh and O’Toole, Mark and Lee, Deirdre (2013) 'Enabling discourse representation and meta-consensus in online deliberation using Internet technologies'. Policy and Internet, 5 (4):462-485 [Details]
2008 'Infrastructure for dynamic knowledge integration—Automated biomedical ontology extension using textual resources'
Nov\'a\vcek, V\'\it and Laera, Loredana and Handschuh, Siegfried and Davis, Brian (2008) 'Infrastructure for dynamic knowledge integration—Automated biomedical ontology extension using textual resources'. Journal of biomedical informatics, 41 (5):816-828 [Details]
2005 'The case for virtual register machines'
Gregg, David and Beatty, Andrew and Casey, Kevin and Davis, Brian and Nisbet, Andy (2005) 'The case for virtual register machines'. Science of Computer Programming, 57 (3):319-338 [IR Link] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2017 'LRE journal CNL introduction'
Davis, Brian and Kuhn, Tobias and Kaljurand, Kaarel (2017) 'LRE journal CNL introduction' Language Resources and Evaluation, . [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2018 SemR-11: A Multi-Lingual Gold-Standard for Semantic Similarity and Relatedness for Eleven Languages
Barzegar, Siamak and Davis, Brian and Zarrouk, Manel and Handschuh, Siegfried and Freitas, Andr\'e (2018) SemR-11: A Multi-Lingual Gold-Standard for Semantic Similarity and Relatedness for Eleven Languages Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-2018) [Details]
2018 Semantic Relation Classification: Task Formalisation and Refinement
Silva, Vivian S and H\"urliman, Manuela and Davis, Brian and Handschuh, Siegfried and Freitas, Andr\'e (2018) Semantic Relation Classification: Task Formalisation and Refinement Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon (CogALex-V). 2016 [Details]
2018 Rewriting Simplified Text into a Controlled Natural Language
Hazem Safwat and Manel Zarrouk and Brian Davis (2018) Rewriting Simplified Text into a Controlled Natural Language Controlled Natural Language - Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop, CNL 2018, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland, August 27-28, 2018 , pp.85-91 [Details]
2018 Implicit and Explicit Aspect Extraction in Financial Microblogs
Gaillat, Thomas and Stearns, Bernardo and Sridhar, Gopal and McDermott, Ross and Zarrouk, Manel and Davis, Brian (2018) Implicit and Explicit Aspect Extraction in Financial Microblogs Proceedings of the First Workshop on Economics and Natural Language Processing , pp.55-61 [Details]
2016 Dublin City University and Partners' participation in the INS and VTT Tracks at TRECVid 2016
O'Connor, Noel E and Zhou, Jiang and Mohedano, Eva and Smeaton, Alan F and Du, Jinhua and Afli, Haithem and H\"urlimann, Manuela and Ganguly, Debasis and Giro-i-Nieto, Xavier and Li, Wei and others (2016) Dublin City University and Partners' participation in the INS and VTT Tracks at TRECVid 2016 TRECVid 2016 [Details]
2016 Social Sentiment Indices Powered by X-Scores
Davis, Brian and Cortis, Keith and Vasiliu, Laurentiu and Koumpis, Adamantios and McDermott, Ross and Handschuh, Siegfried (2016) Social Sentiment Indices Powered by X-Scores ALLDATA [Details]
2016 In or out? Real-time monitoring of BREXIT sentiment on Twitter
Byrne, David and Cavallini, Angelo and McDermott, Ross and H\"urlimann, Manuela and Caroli, Frederico and Khaled, Malek Ben and Freitas, Andr\'e and Zarrouk, Manel and Vasiliu, Laurentiu and Davis, Brian and others (2016) In or out? Real-time monitoring of BREXIT sentiment on Twitter Semantics [Details]
2018 The SSIX Corpora: Three Gold Standard Corpora for Sentiment Analysis in English, Spanish and German Financial Microblogs
Gaillat, Thomas and Zarrouk, Manel and Freitas, Andr\'e and Davis, Brian (2018) The SSIX Corpora: Three Gold Standard Corpora for Sentiment Analysis in English, Spanish and German Financial Microblogs Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-2018) [Details]
2018 Engineering an Aligned Gold-Standard Corpus of Human to Machine Oriented Controlled Natural Language
Safwat, Hazem and Davis, Brian and Zarrouk, Manel (2018) Engineering an Aligned Gold-Standard Corpus of Human to Machine Oriented Controlled Natural Language 2018 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI) , pp.421-427 [Details]
2018 WWW'18 Open Challenge: Financial Opinion Mining and Question Answering
Maia, Macedo and Handschuh, Siegfried and Freitas, Andr\'e and Davis, Brian and McDermott, Ross and Zarrouk, Manel and Balahur, Alexandra (2018) WWW'18 Open Challenge: Financial Opinion Mining and Question Answering Companion of the The Web Conference 2018 on The Web Conference 2018 , pp.1941-1942 [Details]
2018 Sensemaking of complex sociotechnical systems: the case of governance dashboards
Vornhagen, Heike and Davis, Brian and Zarrouk, Manel (2018) Sensemaking of complex sociotechnical systems: the case of governance dashboards Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research: Governance in the Data Age [Details]
2018 A Multilingual Test Collection for the Semantic Search of Entity Categories
Sales, Juliano Efson and Barzegar, Siamak and Franco, Wellington and Bermeitinger, Bernhard and Cunha, Tiago and Davis, Brian and Freitas, Andr\'e and Handschuh, Siegfried (2018) A Multilingual Test Collection for the Semantic Search of Entity Categories Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-2018) [Details]
2018 Multilingual semantic relatedness using lightweight machine translation
Barzegar, Siamak and Davis, Brian and Handschuh, Siegfried and Freitas, Andre (2018) Multilingual semantic relatedness using lightweight machine translation Semantic Computing (ICSC), 2018 IEEE 12th International Conference on , pp.108-114 [Details]
2018 Indra: A word embedding and semantic relatedness server
Sales, Juliano Efson and Souza, Leonardo and Barzegar, Siamak and Davis, Brian and Freitas, Andr\'e and Handschuh, Siegfried (2018) Indra: A word embedding and semantic relatedness server Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-2018) [Details]
2017 Predicting citations from mainstream news, weblogs and discussion forum
Hayes, Conor and Taylor, Mike and Timilsina, Mohan and Davis, Brian (2017) Predicting citations from mainstream news, weblogs and discussion forum IEEE/ACM International Conference of Web Intelligence [Details]
2017 Semeval-2017 task 5: Fine-grained sentiment analysis on financial microblogs and news
Cortis, Keith and Freitas, Andr\'e and Daudert, Tobias and Huerlimann, Manuela and Zarrouk, Manel and Handschuh, Siegfried and Davis, Brian (2017) Semeval-2017 task 5: Fine-grained sentiment analysis on financial microblogs and news Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval-2017) , pp.519-535 [Details]
2017 Composite Semantic Relation Classification
Barzegar, Siamak and Freitas, Andre and Handschuh, Siegfried and Davis, Brian (2017) Composite Semantic Relation Classification International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems , pp.406-417 [Details]
2017 Predicting citations from mainstream news, weblogs and discussion forums
Timilsina, Mohan and Davis, Brian and Taylor, Mike and Hayes, Conor (2017) Predicting citations from mainstream news, weblogs and discussion forums Proceedings of the International Conference on Web Intelligence , pp.237-244 [Details]
2016 Semantic Relatedness for All (Languages): A Comparative Analysis of Multilingual Semantic Relatedness Using Machine Translation
Handschuh, Siegfried and Davis, Brian (2016) Semantic Relatedness for All (Languages): A Comparative Analysis of Multilingual Semantic Relatedness Using Machine Translation Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management: 20th International Conference, EKAW 2016, Bologna, Italy, November 19-23, 2016, Proceedings [Details]
2016 A compositional-distributional semantic model for searching complex entity categories
Sales, Juliano Efson and Freitas, Andr\'e and Davis, Brian and Handschuh, Siegfried (2016) A compositional-distributional semantic model for searching complex entity categories Proceedings of the Fifth Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics , pp.199-208 [Details]
2016 A Twitter Sentiment Gold Standard for the Brexit Referendum
H\"urlimann, Manuela and Davis, Brian and Cortis, Keith and Freitas, Andr\'e and Handschuh, Siegfried and Fern\'andez, Sergio (2016) A Twitter Sentiment Gold Standard for the Brexit Referendum Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Semantic Systems , pp.193-196 [Details]
2016 Extracting semantic knowledge from unstructured text using embedded controlled language
Safwat, Hazem and Gruzitis, Normunds and Davis, Brian and Enache, Ramona (2016) Extracting semantic knowledge from unstructured text using embedded controlled language Semantic Computing (ICSC), 2016 IEEE Tenth International Conference on , pp.87-90 [Details]
2016 Semantic indexing of wearable camera images: Kids' Cam concepts
Smeaton, Alan F and McGuinness, Kevin and Gurrin, Cathal and Zhou, Jiang and O'Connor, Noel E and Wang, Peng and Davis, Brian and Azevedo, Lucas and Freitas, Andre and Signal, Louise and others (2016) Semantic indexing of wearable camera images: Kids' Cam concepts Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Workshop on Vision and Language Integration Meets Multimedia Fusion , pp.27-34 [Details]
2016 Semantic relatedness for all (languages): A comparative analysis of multilingual semantic relatedness using machine translation
Freitas, Andr\'e and Barzegar, Siamak and Sales, Juliano Efson and Handschuh, Siegfried and Davis, Brian (2016) Semantic relatedness for all (languages): A comparative analysis of multilingual semantic relatedness using machine translation European Knowledge Acquisition Workshop , pp.212-222 [Details]
2016 Towards predicting academic impact from mainstream news and weblogs: A heterogeneous graph based approach
Timilsina, Mohan and Davis, Brian and Taylor, Mike and Hayes, Conor (2016) Towards predicting academic impact from mainstream news and weblogs: A heterogeneous graph based approach Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining , pp.1388-1389 [Details]
2015 Dinfra: A one stop shop for computing multilingual semantic relatedness
Barzegar, Siamak and Sales, Juliano Efson and Freitas, Andre and Handschuh, Siegfried and Davis, Brian (2015) Dinfra: A one stop shop for computing multilingual semantic relatedness Proceedings of the 38th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval , pp.1027-1028 [Details]
2015 Linse: A distributional semantics entity search engine
Sales, Juliano Efson and Freitas, Andr\'e and Handschuh, Siegfried and Davis, Brian (2015) Linse: A distributional semantics entity search engine Proceedings of the 38th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval , pp.1045-1046 [Details]
2015 Distributional semantics and unsupervised clustering for sensor relevancy prediction
Leggieri, Myriam and Davis, Brian and Breslin, John G (2015) Distributional semantics and unsupervised clustering for sensor relevancy prediction Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), 2015 International , pp.210-215 [Details]
2015 On developing extraction rules for mining informal scientific references from Altmetric data sources
Khawaja, Waqas and Taylor, Michael and Davis, Brian (2015) On developing extraction rules for mining informal scientific references from Altmetric data sources International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems , pp.443-447 [Details]
2015 Embedded controlled language to facilitate information extraction from eGov policies
Safwat, Hazem and Gruzitis, Normunds and Enache, Ramona and Davis, Brian (2015) Embedded controlled language to facilitate information extraction from eGov policies Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications \& Services [Details]
2014 A brief state of the art of CNLs for ontology authoring
Safwat, Hazem and Davis, Brian (2014) A brief state of the art of CNLs for ontology authoring International Workshop on Controlled Natural Language , pp.190-200 [Details]
2014 Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Semantic Web and Information Extraction
Maynard, Diana and van Erp, Marieke and Davis, Brian (2014) Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Semantic Web and Information Extraction Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Semantic Web and Information Extraction [Details]
2013 Proceedings of the Joint Workshop on NLP\&LOD and SWAIE: Semantic Web, Linked Open Data and Information Extraction
Maynard, Diana and van Erp, Marieke and Davis, Brian and Osenova, Petya and Simov, Kiril and Georgiev, Georgi and Nakov, Preslav (2013) Proceedings of the Joint Workshop on NLP\&LOD and SWAIE: Semantic Web, Linked Open Data and Information Extraction Proceedings of the Joint Workshop on NLP\&LOD and SWAIE: Semantic Web, Linked Open Data and Information Extraction [Details]
2012 Multilingual verbalisation of modular ontologies using GF and lemon
Davis, Brian and Enache, Ramona and Van Grondelle, Jeroen and Pretorius, Laurette (2012) Multilingual verbalisation of modular ontologies using GF and lemon International Workshop on Controlled Natural Language , pp.167-184 [Details]
2011 Squeezing lemon with GATE
Davis, Brian and Badra, Fadi and Buitelaar, Paul and Wunner, Tobias and Handschuh, Siegfried (2011) Squeezing lemon with GATE Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Multilingual Semantic Web-Volume 775 , pp.74-79 [Details]
2010 Classifying Action Items for Semantic Email
Scerri, Simon and Gossen, Gerhard and Davis, Brian and Handschuh, Siegfried (2010) Classifying Action Items for Semantic Email LREC [Details]
2010 Engineering a controlled natural language into semantic mediawiki
Dantuluri, Pradeep and Davis, Brian and Ludwick, Pierre and Handschuh, Siegfried (2010) Engineering a controlled natural language into semantic mediawiki International Workshop on Controlled Natural Language , pp.53-72 [Details]
2010 A Use Case for Controlled Languages as Interfaces to Semantic Web Applications
Dantuluri, Pradeep and Davis, Brian and Handschuh, Siegfried (2010) A Use Case for Controlled Languages as Interfaces to Semantic Web Applications LREC [Details]
2009 On designing controlled natural languages for semantic annotation
Davis, Brian and Dantuluri, Pradeep and Dragan, Laura and Handschuh, Siegfried and Cunningham, Hamish (2009) On designing controlled natural languages for semantic annotation International Workshop on Controlled Natural Language , pp.187-205 [Details]
2009 Semanta--Semantic Email in Action
Scerri, Simon and Giurgiu, Ioana and Davis, Brian and Handschuh, Siegfried (2009) Semanta--Semantic Email in Action European Semantic Web Conference , pp.883-887 [Details]
2009 Semanta--semantic email made easy
Scerri, Simon and Davis, Brian and Handschuh, Siegfried and Hauswirth, Manfred (2009) Semanta--semantic email made easy European Semantic Web Conference , pp.36-50 [Details]
2009 Semanta Supporting E-mail Workflows in Business Processes
Scerri, Simon and Davis, Brian and Handschuh, Siegfried (2009) Semanta Supporting E-mail Workflows in Business Processes Commerce and Enterprise Computing, 2009. CEC'09. IEEE Conference on , pp.483-484 [Details]
2009 Controlled natural language for semantic annotation
Davis, Brian and Varma, Pradeep and Handschuh, Siegfried and Dragan, Laura and Cunningham, Hamish (2009) Controlled natural language for semantic annotation European Semantic Web Conference , pp.816-820 [Details]
2009 On controlled natural languages: Properties and prospects
Wyner, Adam and Angelov, Krasimir and Barzdins, Guntis and Damljanovic, Danica and Davis, Brian and Fuchs, Norbert and Hoefler, Stefan and Jones, Ken and Kaljurand, Kaarel and Kuhn, Tobias and others (2009) On controlled natural languages: Properties and prospects International Workshop on Controlled Natural Language , pp.281-289 [Details]
2008 Semantically Enhanced Passage Retrieval for Business Analysis Activity
Thai, VinhTuan and Davis, Brian and O'Riain, Se\'an and O'Sullivan, David and Handschuh, Siegfried (2008) Semantically Enhanced Passage Retrieval for Business Analysis Activity ECIS , pp.1906-1916 [Details]
2008 A linguistic light approach to multilingualism in lexical layers for ontologies
Troussov, Alexander and Judge, John and Sogrin, Mikhail and Akrout, Amine and Davis, Brian and Handschuh, Siegfried (2008) A linguistic light approach to multilingualism in lexical layers for ontologies Computer Science and Information Technology, 2008. IMCSIT 2008. International Multiconference on , pp.375-379 [Details]
2008 Evaluating the Ontology underlying sMail-the Conceptual Framework for Semantic Email Communication
Scerri, Simon and Mencke, Myriam and Davis, Brian and Handschuh, Siegfried (2008) Evaluating the Ontology underlying sMail-the Conceptual Framework for Semantic Email Communication LREC [Details]
2008 The path towards semantic email: Summary and outlook
Scerri, Simon and Handschuh, Siegfried and Davis, Brian (2008) The path towards semantic email: Summary and outlook Proceedings of EMAIL-08: the AAAI Workshop on Enhanced Messaging [Details]
2008 Roundtrip ontology authoring
Davis, Brian and Iqbal, Ahmad Ali and Funk, Adam and Tablan, Valentin and Bontcheva, Kalina and Cunningham, Hamish and Handschuh, Siegfried (2008) Roundtrip ontology authoring International Semantic Web Conference , pp.50-65 [Details]
2008 Linguistically Light Lexical Extensions for Ontologies
Davis, Brian and Handschuh, Siegfried and Troussov, Alexander and Judge, John and Sogrin, Mikhail (2008) Linguistically Light Lexical Extensions for Ontologies LREC [Details]
2007 Improving email conversation efficiency through semantically enhanced email
Scerri, Simon and Davis, Brian and Handschuh, Siegfried (2007) Improving email conversation efficiency through semantically enhanced email Database and Expert Systems Applications, 2007. DEXA'07. 18th International Workshop on , pp.490-494 [Details]
2007 CLOnE: Controlled Language for Ontology Editing
Funk, Adam and Tablan, Valentin and Bontcheva, Kalina and Cunningham, Hamish and Davis, Brian and Handschuh, Siegfried (2007) CLOnE: Controlled Language for Ontology Editing . In: Aberer, Karl and Choi, Key-Sun and Noy, Natasha and Allemang, Dean and Lee, Kyung-Il and Nixon, Lyndon and Golbeck, Jennifer and Mika, Peter and Maynard, Diana and Mizoguchi, Riichiro and Schreiber, Guus and Cudr\'e-Mauroux, Philippe eds. The Semantic Web Berlin, Heidelberg, , pp.142-155 [Details]
2006 Search interface based on natural language query templates
Kruk, Sebastian Ryszard and Samp, Krystian and O’Nuallain, Caoimhin and Davis, Brian and McDaniel, Bill and Grzonkowski, Slawomir (2006) Search interface based on natural language query templates Proceedings of IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet [Details]
2006 Trust models for community-aware identity management. Identity, Reference and the Web IRW2006
Choi, Hee-Chul and Kruk, Sebastian R and Grzonkowski, S and Stankiewicz, K and Davis, B and Breslin, John G (2006) Trust models for community-aware identity management. Identity, Reference and the Web IRW2006 WWW2006 Workshop, Scotland [Details]
2006 Further use of controlled natural language for semantic annotation of wikis
Davis, Brian and Handschuh, Siegfried and Cunningham, Hamish and Tablan, Valentin (2006) Further use of controlled natural language for semantic annotation of wikis Proceedings of the 1st Semantic Authoring and Annotation Workshop at ISWC2006, Athens, Georgia, USA [Details]
2003 The case for virtual register machines
Davis, Brian and Beatty, Andrew and Casey, Kevin and Gregg, David and Waldron, John (2003) The case for virtual register machines Proceedings of the 2003 workshop on Interpreters, virtual machines and emulators , pp.41-49 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 A survey of optimisations for the java virtual machine
Davis, Brian and Waldron, John (2003) A survey of optimisations for the java virtual machine Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on Principles and practice of programming in Java , pp.181-183 [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
2016 Challenges and opportunities for detecting and measuring diffusion of scientific impact across heterogeneous altmetric sources.
Davis, Brian and Hulpus, Ioana (2016) Challenges and opportunities for detecting and measuring diffusion of scientific impact across heterogeneous altmetric sources. Conference Paper [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2013 On applying controlled natural languages for ontology authoring and semantic annotation.
Davis, Brian Patrick (2013) On applying controlled natural languages for ontology authoring and semantic annotation. Thesis [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
2013 D12. 2 User studies for BI's explanation engine.
Herko ter Horst, Fra and van Haandel, Emiel and Gulpers, Menno and van Aart, Joris and Daanen, Jeroen and Fledderman, Jouri and van Grondelle, Jeroen and Kaljurand, Kaarel and Unger, Christina and Davis, Brian and others (2013) D12. 2 User studies for BI's explanation engine. Technical Publication [Details]
2007 Controlled language IE components version 2.
Funk, Adam and Davis, Brian and Tablan, Valentin and Bontcheva, Kalina and Cunningham, Hamish (2007) Controlled language IE components version 2. Technical Publication [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
2018 Controlled Natural Language: Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop, CNL 2018, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland, August 27-28, 2018.
Davis, B and Keet, CM and Wyner, A (2018) Controlled Natural Language: Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop, CNL 2018, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland, August 27-28, 2018. Workshops [Details]
2014 Controlled Natural Language: 4th International Workshop, CNL 2014, Galway, Ireland, August 20-22, 2014, Proceedings.
Davis, Brian and Kaljurand, Kaarel and Kuhn, Tobias (2014) Controlled Natural Language: 4th International Workshop, CNL 2014, Galway, Ireland, August 20-22, 2014, Proceedings. Workshops [Details]

Report

  Year Publication
2012 Towards Controlled Natural Language for Semantic Annotation.
Davis, Brian and Dantuluri, Pradeep and Handschuh, Siegfried and Cunningham, Hamish (2012) Towards Controlled Natural Language for Semantic Annotation. Report [Details]
2008 Conceptual data structure tools.
V\"olkel, M and Haller, H and Bolinder, W and Davis, B and Edlund, H and Groth, K and Gudjonsdottir, R and Kotelnikov, M and Lanner\"o (2008) Conceptual data structure tools. Report [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Association for Computational Linguistics(ACL) Member 08-FEB-19 /
Association for Computing Machinery(ACM) Member 09-FEB-18 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Special Interest Group on Controlled Natural Languages Member 2014 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
NUI Galway Research Fellow 01-AUG-15 / 01-AUG-17

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2018 NUI Galway (CELT) Postgraduate Diploma (Part-time) Academic Practice
2018 NUI Galway Diploma in Arts (Online)(Part-time) Italian (Intermediate Level)
2017 NUI Galway (CELT) Postgraduate Certificate (Part-time) Teaching and Learning
2016 NUI Galway Diploma in Arts (Online) (Part-time) Italian (Beginners)
2013 NUI Galway(DERI) Ph.D. in Engineering by Research (Full-time) Informatics
2004 Trinity College Dublin M.Sc in Computer Science by Research (Full-time) Computer Science
2001 Dublin City University B.Sc. Applied Computational Linguistics & German Computational Linguistics, Computer Science, Linguistics, Language

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
Irish Functional Functional Functional
Italian Functional Functional Functional
German Functional Functional Functional
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Basic Basic Basic

Reviews

  Journal Role
Acm Computing Surveys Reviewer
Language Resources And Evaluation Guest Editor
Natural Language Engineering Reviewer
Web Semantics Reviewer

Recent Postgraduates

  Graduation Student Name University Degree Thesis
2015 Myriam Leggieri NUI Galway PhD in Computer Science ontextualising sensors with linked data to improve relevancy, data quality and network adaptability
2019 Siamak Bazegar NUI Galway PhD in Computer Science
2016 Juliano Sales NUI Galway Masters by Research A Compositional-distributional semantic model for searching complex entity categories