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  • Ensembles in Adversarial Classification for Spam 

    Chinavle, Deepak; Kolari, Pranam; Oates, Tim; Finin, Tim (ACM, 2009-11-02)
    The standard method for combating spam, either in email or on the web, is to train a classifier on manually labeled instances. As the spammers change their tactics, the performance of such classifiers tends to decrease ...
  • What Does it Mean for a URI to Resolve 

    Sachs, Joel; Finin, Tim (AAAI, 2010-03-22)
    Amongst the best practices that constitute Linked Data, one of the foremost is to use only HTTP-URIs as identifiers for RDF resources. This is so that the URI will resolve in a Linked Data browser to give information about ...
  • SAT: an SVM-based Automated Trust Management System for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks 

    Li, Wenjia; Joshi, Anupam; Finin, Tim (IEEE, 2011-11-01)
    Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs) are extremely vulnerable to a variety of misbehaviors because of their basic features, including lack of communication infrastructure, short transmission range, and dynamic network topology. ...
  • Preserving Privacy in Context-Aware Systems 

    Jagtap, Pramod; Joshi, Anupam; Finin, Tim; Zavala, Laura (IEEE, 2011-10-09)
    Recent years have seen a confluence of two major trends – the increase of mobile devices such as smart phones as the primary access point to networked information and the rise of social media platforms that connect people. ...
  • Playing to Program: Towards an Intelligent Programming Tutor for RUR-PLE 

    desJardins, Marie; Ciavolino, Amy; Deloatch, Robert; Feasley, Eliana (AAAI, 2011-08-09)
    Intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) provide students with a one-on-one tutor, allowing them to work at their own pace, and helping them to focus on their weaker areas. The RUR Python Learning Environment (RUR-PLE), a ...
  • Information Integration and Analysis: A Semantic Approach to Privacy 

    Oberoi, Madan; Jagtap, Pramod; Joshi, Anupam; Finin, Tim; Kagal, Lalana (IEEE, 2011-10-09)
    The balance between privacy and security concerns is a hotly debated topic, especially as government (and private) entities are able to gather and analyze data from several disparate sources with ease. This ability to do ...
  • Extensible Dynamic Form Approach for Supplier Discovery 

    Kang, Yan; Kim, Jaewook; Peng, Yun (IEEE, 2011-08-03)
    In this paper we propose a new form architecture called eXtensible Dynamic Form (XDF) to facilitate data collection process of supplier discovery. This architecture provides users with flexibility to dynamically extend the ...
  • Content-based prediction of temporal boundaries for events in Twitter 

    Iyengar, Akshaya; Finin, Tim; Joshi, Anupam (IEEE, 2011-10-09)
    Social media services like Twitter, Flickr and YouTube publish high volumes of user generated content as a major event occurs, making them a potential data source for event analysis. The large volume and noisy content of ...
  • ATM: Automated Trust Management for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks Using Support Vector Machine 

    Li, Wenjia; Joshi, Anupam; Finin, Tim (IEEE, 2011-06-06)
    Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs) are extremely susceptible to various misbehaviors and a variety of trust management schemes have been proposed to detect and mitigate them. Most schemes rely on a set of pre-defined weights ...
  • Improving Binary Classification on Text Problems using Differential Word Features 

    Martineau, Justin; Finin, Tim; Joshi, Anupam; Patel, Shamit (ACM, 2009-11-02)
    We describe an efficient technique to weigh word-based features in binary classification tasks and show that it significantly improves classification accuracy on a range of problems. The most common text classification ...
  • A Probabilistic Approach to Distributed System Management 

    Schauer, Randy; Joshi, Anupam (ACM, 2010-06-15)
    Large-scale distributed systems are playing an increasing role in computational research, production operations, information processing, and application hosting. The continuous management of such systems is a critical ...
  • Social and Semantic Computing in Support of Citizen Science 

    Sachs, Joel; Finin, Tim (2011-08-05)
    We describe our ongoing work on using social media as a platform for citizen science. Building on our previous work of facilitating citizen science observations, and using RDF to integrate them with existing biodiversity ...
  • owl:sameAs and Linked Data: An Empirical Study 

    Ding, Li; Shinavier, Joshua; Finin, Tim; McGuinness, Deborah L. (2010-04-26)
    Linked Data is a steadily growing presence on the Web. In Linked Data, the description of resources can be obtained incrementally by dereferencing the URIs of resources via the HTTP protocol. The use of owl:sameAs further ...
  • Opaque Attribute Alignment 

    Sleeman, Jennifer; Alonso, Rafael; Li, Hua; Pope, Art; Badia, Antonia (2012-04-01)
    Ontology alignment describes a process of mapping ontological concepts, classes and attributes between different ontologies providing a way to achieve interoperability. While there has been considerable research in this ...
  • Finding Semantic Web Ontology Terms from Words 

    Han, Lushan; Finin, Tim; Yesha, Yelena (2009-10-27)
    The Semantic Web was designed to unambiguously define and use ontologies to encode data and knowledge on the Web. Many people find it difficult, however, to write complex RDF statements and queries because it requires ...
  • Entity Disambiguation for Knowledge Base Population 

    Dredze, Mark; McNamee, Paul; Rao, Delip; Gerber, Adam; Finin, Tim (2010-08-23)
    The integration of facts derived from information extraction systems into existing knowledge bases requires a system to disambiguate entity mentions in the text. This is challenging due to issues such as non-uniform ...
  • Approaches for Automatically Enriching Wikipedia 

    Syed, Zareen; Finin, Tim (AAAI, 2010-06-11)
    We have been exploring the use of Web-derived knowledge bases through the development of Wikitology - a hybrid knowledge base of structured and unstructured information extracted from Wikipedia augmented by RDF data from ...
  • A Policy Driven Semantic Approach to Data Usage Management 

    Joshi, Anupam; Finin, Tim; Joshi, Karuna Pande; Oberoi, Madan (2012-04-17)
    As the amount of information available on the web has increased, several privacy and security issues around the use of such information have arisen. Government (and private) entities are able to gather and analyze data ...
  • Policy Driven Negotiations for Managing Virtualized Services on the Cloud 

    Joshi, Karuna Pande; Joshi, Anupam; Finin, Tim; Yesha, Yelena (2010-06-10)
    This detailed abstarct presents our approach of using policy driven negotiations for managing Virtualized services on the cloud. We present the option of declaring "hard" and "soft" constraints . In addition constraints ...
  • Towards a Declarative Framework For Managing Application and Network Adaptations 

    Kodeswaran, Palanivel Andiappan; Joshi, Anupam (IEEE, 2009-12-01)
    Cross layer optimizations are increasingly being used in a variety of applications to improve application performance. However most of these implementations are ad hoc and performed on a per application basis. In this paper ...

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