David Martin

David Martin
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Main area of research
Natural language & AI

David Martin is part of the Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning group. His research interest is in the area of Natural Language & AI.

Prior to joining Nuance, David worked as a researcher in the Artificial Intelligence Center of SRI International, as a technical lead at Siri, Inc. and Apple, and as a software designer/developer at Mark V Systems. He has conducted and led research on a broad range of AI technologies, primarily in knowledge representation and reasoning, software agents, intelligent personal assistance, and natural language processing. Martin has been a leading figure in research on Semantic Web services, in which he co-led the development of Semantic Web services specification languages OWL-S (OWL for Services) and SWSL (Semantic Web Services Language), both of which became W3C Member Submissions. He was a major contributor to the foundational technology used in Siri and to its development as a product at Siri, Inc. and Apple. He was a co-developer of the Open Agent Architecture, a pioneering software agent framework released as open source and used in many research and prototyping efforts, and a contributor to the information extraction system FASTUS and its commercialization as Discern Communications. David has co-edited 2 books, authored about 30 peer-reviewed research publications, presented a number of keynote presentations and tutorials at conferences, played numerous organizational roles for conferences and workshops, and co-invented 5 patents.

Selected articles

EXISTStential aspects of SPARQL (poster)

The SPARQL 1.1 Query Language permits patterns inside FILTER expressions using the EXISTS construct, specified by using substitution. Substitution destroys some of the aspects of

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EXISTStential aspects of SPARQL

The SPARQL 1.1 Query Language permits patterns inside FILTER expressions using the EXISTS construct, specified by using substitution. Substitution destroys some of the aspects of

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Ontologies in Enterprise Applications: Dimensional Comparison

Many important categories of applications such as information integration, data analytics, and personal assistance require access to a general store of knowledge. The usefulness of

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CogMap: A Cognitive Support Approach to Property and Instance Alignment

CogMap: A Cognitive Support Approach to Property and Instance Alignment The iterative user interaction approach for data integration proposed by Falconer and Noy can be

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Semantic web services: advancement through evaluation

In this book, the editors present an overall overview and comparison of the main current evaluation initiatives for SWS. The presentation is divided into four

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