Category Archives: research

UP thesis related to text summarization — research

From 2003.03.28:

Automated Newspaper Article Summarizer

Description: Limited to online World News text articles only, this
summarizer utilizes the algorithms presented by R. Barzilay and M.
Elhadad in their paper Using Lexical Chains for Text Summarization
(1997). The techniques and methods they primarily used are Text
Segmentation, Lexical Chains Computation and Sentence Selection and
Extraction. The summarizer also uses the WordNet Lexical Database as its
knowledgebase for word sense disambiguation and a Part-of-Speech Tagging
Algorithm for the selection of candidate words from the input text. The
algorithms used are based on shallow Linguistic Analysis Approach, which
doesn’t require a full semantic interpretation of the texts to produce
its summary.

Group Members: Marco Carmelo Solomon, Paul John Serrano, Gerardo
Dapulano Jr.

Voice-only apps without speech recognition

On the wear-hard mailing list, uberborg Doug Sutherland mentions

Developing Voice-only Applications in the Absence of Speech Recognition Technology


Caiviar is an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System based on CAPI.
It runs on Linux and Windows systems, and supports Text-To-Speech
(most notably Realspeak and Festival), multithreading, Barge In,
3 Party Conference, G3 Fax etc. It has a very simple interface,
allowing fast creation of Telephony applications, like e.g. Voiceboxes,
Authentication systems, automatic Callcenters etc. Languages supported
include Java, C++ and Perl. The source code for Caiviar is freely


Wearable computing position in Ateneo! =D

On the Compsat2003 Yahoogroups, Cha Gascon has this extremely wonderful post:

A Call for Applicants

The department chair of DISCS, Dr. Mercedes “Didith” T. Rodrigo,
is seeking for an undergraduate student, preferably not a senior, who
is willing to dedicate his/her time and effort to undertake a
designated task. That is, to search for wearable computing gadgets,
paraphernalia and related technologies here in the Philippines and
abroad (something like the wearable computer gadgets that Sacha Chua
has, featured in the poster of “Reboot” Compsat Launch Party),
which may have relevance in computer science, technologies that may be
of use with the department and the students and has potential for
further research and development. This is an official position in the

Must have the following:

– internet access (to research wearable technologies online)

– know-how in online ordering / purchasing of computer gadgets

– compare prices, recommend products and technologies

– willing to compile reports, price comparisons and summaries

– willing to do extensive canvassing of wearable gadgets and

technologies, where and how they could be bought here in the
Philippines and abroad

– willing to go shopping!!

The chosen one will receive a salary from the department however the
exact price wasn’t disclosed to us.

Interested applicants may email me at cha_gascon @ Please
include your name, contacts, how you could be an asset with the
department in relation to the task stated above. Apply ASAP. Email to
me, not to the egroup so as to avoid inbox clutter.

Wonderful wonderful wonderful wonderful wonderful wonderful wonderful! =)
I am sooooo excited. =D

Computer accessibility and wearable computing

Panthera Altaica is into wearable computing because of computer accessibility.
Hmmm. Interesting. From e-mail:

I’m working on a interface that’s is basicaly a suped up CLI based on
Multi User Forth(RPN, stack), Perl(CPAN, moduals) and HTML 4(programs
control the information that is display not how to display the
information). It should allow the quick intery of commands and the
commands should be independant from the UI.

I’m plaining on a Forth and Lisp displays for the stack for the
demostration. I still only have vagist ideas on how to handle the
File system, text, images.