Richard Bergmair's Publications

Bergmair, Richard. 2010. Monte Carlo Semantics: Robust Inference and Logical Pattern Processing with Natural Language Text.” Ph.D. thesis, Cambridge, England: University of Cambridge.

Bergmair, Richard. 2009. A Proposal on Evaluation Measures for RTE.” In Proceedings of the 2009 Workshop on Applied Textual Inference (TextInfer), 10–17. Suntec, Singapore: Association for Computational Linguistics.

Bergmair, Richard. 2008. McPIET at RTE-4: Robust Inference and Logical Pattern Processing Based on Integrated Deep and Shallow Semantics.” In Proceedings of the Text Analysis Conference (TAC ’08). NIST, Gaithersburg, MD.

==> The Monte Carlo Pseudo Inference Engine for Text (McPIET) addresses the RTE problem within a new theoretic framework for robust inference and logical pattern processing based on integrated deep and shallow semantics.

In this report we outline, in some detail, this new theoretic framework, and we will use it to shed some light on the informativity and robustness characteristics for the extreme cases of deep and shallow processing. Unsurprisingly, it will turn out that there is a tradeoff between informativity and robustness.

We will be able to characterize an important new notion of a degree of validity, and provide some evidence to suggest that this concept plays a crucial role in the robustness of shallow inference. At the same time our framework still supports informationally rich semantic representations and background theories, which play the central role in the informativity of deep inference.

Within our new theory we can then pose, from a completely new perspective, the problem of deep/shallow integration, and also propose a solution to it, which we will call Monte Carlo Semantics. <==

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Bergmair, Richard. 2007b. Some Notes on the Economics and Evaluation of Automatic Retrieval and Filtering of Communication Goods.” Invited address, SCCH, Hagenberg, Austria, September.

Bergmair, Richard. 2007a. A Comprehensive Bibliography of Linguistic Steganography.” In Proceedings of the SPIE International Conference on Security, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents IX, edited by Edward J. Delp and Ping Wah Wong. Vol. 6505. San Jose, CA: SPIE International Society for Optics and Photonics.

Bergmair, Richard. 2006. Closed Domain Question Answering Using Fuzzy Semantics.” M.Phil. thesis, Cambridge, England: University of Cambridge.

Bergmair, Richard, and Ulrich Bodenhofer. 2006. Syntax-Driven Analysis of Context-Free Languages with Respect to Fuzzy Relational Semantics.” In Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, 2075–82. Vancouver, BC: IEEE.

Bergmair, Richard, and Stefan Katzenbeisser. 2005. Content-Aware Steganography: About Lazy Prisoners and Narrow-Minded Wardens.” In Proceedings of the 8th Information Hiding Conference, edited by Jan L. Camenisch, Christian S. Collberg, Neil F. Johnson, and Phil Sallee, 4437:109–23. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin: Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Bergmair, Richard, and Stefan Katzenbeisser. 2004. Towards Human Interactive Proofs in the Text-Domain.” In Proceedings of the 7th Information Security Conference, edited by Kan Zhang and Yuliang Zheng, 3225:257–67. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin: Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Bergmair, Richard. 2004c. Some Experimental Results on Feed-Forward Networks for Text Classification.”

Bergmair, Richard. 2004b. Towards Linguistic Steganography: A Systematic Investigation of Approaches, Systems, and Issues.” B.Sc. thesis, Leonding, Austria: University of Derby.

Bergmair, Richard. 2004a. Ethical Lessons Learned from Computer Science.” ACM Crossroads 10 (3): 6.

Bergmair, Richard. 2003. A Summary of Traditional Approaches to Natural Language Processing.” Diplom-HTL-Ingenieur thesis, Leonding, Austria: Höhere Technische Bundeslehranstalt Leonding.