Spring 2015 ScheduleI'm not teaching Spring 2015. Instead, I'll be focusing on my "other" job as Associate Provost. I may be in my office in SC 292 or in my office in Parrish Hall. Either way, if you'd like to meet with me, the best thing to do is send me an email, give me a call, or try to track me down in one of my two offices.
My research area is in the area of computational linguistics, or natural language processing. I have focused my work in two major areas: computational morphology and semantic disambiguation. In particular, I have spent a lot of time looking at how these problems are the same/different across different languages.
To find out more about my work in semantics, see:
- S. Clark'13, R. Wicentowski. SwatCS: Combining simple classifiers with estimated accuracy. In Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation, pp. 425-429, 2013.
- R. Wicentowski, M. Sydes. Emotion Detection in Suicide Notes using Maximum Entropy Classification". In Biomedical Informatics Insights, Vol 5, Suppl 1, pp. 51-60, 2012.
- R. Wicentowski, M. Kelly'10, R. Lee'10. "SWAT: Cross-Lingual Lexical Substitution using Local Context Matching, Bilingual Dictionaries and Machine Translation". In Proceedings of SemEval-2010: 5th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluations, 2010.
- R. Wicentowski, M. Sydes. "Using Implicit Information to Identify Smoking Status in Smoke-Blind Medical Discharge Summaries". In The Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), Vol 15, No 1, 2008.
- G. Dahl'08, A. Frassica'09, R. Wicentowski. "SW-AG: Local Context Matching for English Substitution". In Proceedings of SemEval-2007: 4th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluations, pp. 304-307, 2007.
- P. Katz'07, M. Singleton'07, R. Wicentowski. "SWAT-MP: The SemEval-2007 Systems for Task 5 and Task 14". In Proceedings of SemEval-2007: 4th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluations, pp. 307-313, 2007.
- R. Wicentowski, M. Sydes. "Identifying Smoking Status From Implicit Information in Medical Discharge Summaries". In The i2b2 Workshop on Challenges in Natural Language Processing for Clinical Data, The Annual Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association: i2b2 Workshop on Challenges in Natural Language Processing for Clinical Data, 2006.
- R. Wicentowski, E. Thomforde'04 and A. Packel'04. "The Swarthmore College SENSEVAL3 System". In SENSEVAL-3: Third International Workshop on the Evaluation of Systems for the Semantic Analysis of Text, pp. 257-261, 2004.
- R. Wicentowski, G. Ngai, D. Wu, M. Carpuat, E. Thomforde'04 and A. Packel'04. "Joining forces to resolve lexical ambiguity: East meets West in Barcelona". In SENSEVAL-3: Third International Workshop on the Evaluation of Systems for the Semantic Analysis of Text, pp. 262-264, 2004.
- R. Florian and R. Wicentowski. "Unsupervised Italian Word Sense Disambiguation using Wordnets and Unlabeled Corpora". In Word Sense Disambiguation: Recent Successes and Future Directions, Proceedings of the 40th Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pp. 67-73, 2002.
- D. Yarowsky, S. Cucerzan, R. Florian, C. Schafer and R. Wicentowski. "The Johns Hopkins SENSEVAL2 System Descriptions". In Proceedings of SENSEVAL2, pp. 163-166, 2001.
To find out more about my work in morphology, see:
- R. Wicentowski. "Multilingual Noise-Robust Supervised Morphological Analysis using the WordFrame Model". In Proceedings of Seventh Meeting of the ACL Special Interest Group on Computational Phonology (SIGPHON), pp. 70-77, 2004.
- D. Yarowsky, G. Ngai and R. Wicentowski. "Inducing Multilingual Text Analysis Tools via Robust Projection across Aligned Corpora". In Proceedings of HLT 2001, First International Conference on Human Language Technology Research (ISBN: 1-55860-786-2), pp. 161-168, 2001
- D. Yarowsky and R. Wicentowski. "Minimally supervised morphological analysis by multimodal alignment". In Proceedings of the 38th Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ISBN: 1-55860-731-5), pp. 207-216, 2000.
For my doctoral thesis, I developed a multilingual, minimally supervised morphological analyzer for Spanish, Portuguese, French, Catalan, Occitan, Italian, Romanian, Latin, English, German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic, Czech, Polish, Russian, Irish, Welsh, Greek, Hindi, Sanskrit, Estonian, Finnish, Turkish, Uzbek, Tamil, Basque, Tagalog, Swahili, and Klingon.
I have also published in areas outside of natural language processing:
- A. Danyluk, M. Jipping, R. Price Jones, D. Reed, B. Richards, and R. Wicentowski. "Small or Liberal Arts Colleges Adapting to CS2013: Making It Work". In Proceedings of 46th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, March 2015.
- B. Tomasik, J.H. Kim, M. Ladlow, M. Augat, D. Tingle, R. Wicentowski, and D. Turnbull. "Using Regression to Combine Data Sources for Semantic Music Discovery". In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR '09), October 2009.
- R. Wicentowski and T. Newhall. "Using Image Processing Projects to Teach CS1 Topics". In Proceedings of 36th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, February 2005.
If you're interested collaborating with me, send me email.
- Ph.D. Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University, 2002
- M.S. Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1995
- B.S. Computer Science, Rutgers University, 1993
Selected Past Courses
- CS 21: Introduction to Computer Science (Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Spring 2009, Spring 2008)
- CS 33: Computer Organization (Fall 2011, Fall 2008)
- CS 35: Data Structures and Algorithms (Spring 2004)
- CS 37: Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Spring 2008)
- CS 65: Natural Language Processing (Fall 2014, Fall 2012, Fall 2010, Fall 2008)
- CS 67: Information Retrieval (Spring 2009)
- CS 91: Software Engineering: iOS Development (Spring 2011)
- CS 97: Senior Conference (Spring 2005, Spring 2003)