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

Bringing semantics to web services with OWL-S

Current industry standards for describing Web Services focus on ensuring interoperability across diverse platforms, but do not provide a good foundation for automating the use

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Semantic web services, part 1

Computer science is in the midst of the biggest shift in its brief, half-century history. Whether by fascination, by genuine delivered value, or by perceived

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Issues in algorithm characterization for link analysis

To meet the intelligence community’s need for link analysis tools that work together, researchers are currently investigating ways of building workflows of these tools using

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Putting web services in context

When considering the full range of Web service-related activities, it becomes clear that dealing with context is a major challenge, requiring greater expressiveness, reasoning capabilities,

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Using rules to define the semantics of privacy policies

Semantic Web technology is a promising approach to a wide variety of Web-based applications in business, finance, government, and education. Typically, these applications involve several

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