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Dan I. Moldovan
Professor-Computer Science
Office MailstopMail Box: EC31, Room No.: ECSS 3.410 
Email Address  moldovan@utdallas.edu    Primary Phone Number 972-883-4838    Fax Number (972) 883-2399    URL Faculty Homepage    Media Contact
 Professional Preparation
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 DegreeMajorInstitutionYear
 Ph.D.Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceColumbia University1978
 M.S.Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceColumbia University1974
 Diploma EngineerElectrical EngineeringPolytechnic Institute of Bucharest1969
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Current Research
  • Direct the InterVoice Research Center in the Human Language Technology Research Institute at UTD.
  • Co-direct the development of a state-of-the-art Question Answering system that achieved the best performance at TREC-8 (1999), TREC-9 (2000), TREC-11 (2002), TREC-12 (2003) and TREC-13 (2004) QA competitions
  • Develop a Knowledge Acquisition from Text (KAT) system that discovers concepts and relations for the purpose of extending WordNet interactively with domain-specific knowledge.
  • Develop Word Sense Disambiguation (WSD) methods for open text.
  • Develop a new technology for Semantic Indexing and Retrieval of texts that uses word semantics for the purpose of increasing the conciseness and the relevance of the information retrieved.
  • Develop a tool for transforming WordNet into a knowledge base by disambiguating the glosses and transforming them in logical and semantic forms.
  • Develop a Distributed Question Answering system using a Distributed Java Virtual Machine environment. Study the scalability of some Applied Natural Language Processing algorithms on parallel and distributed computers.
Previous Research
  • Worked on Parallel Processing applied to Natural Language Processing including inferences, acquisition of linguistic patterns, and parsers.
  • Studied marker-propagation as a new computational paradigm for Artificial Intelligence problems.
  • Parallel processing of Rule Based Systems.
  • Design of systolic arrays and other array processors.
  • Mapping computational algorithms into parallel architectures.
  • Microprocessor-based real-time systems.
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2007
Mitchell Bowden, Marian Olteanu, Pasin Suriyentrakorn, Thomas d'Silva, Dan Moldovan, Multilingual Question Answering through Intermediate Translation: LCC's PowerAnswer at QA@CLEF 2007 Evaluation of Multilingual and Multi-modal Information Retrieval In book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ed. C. Peters et al Springer Berlin / Heidelberg Publisher Vol. 4730 (2007) 310-317
Category: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Magazine/newsletter articles
2007
Marta Tatu, Brandon Iles, Dan Moldovan, Automatic Answer Validation Using COGEX Evaluation of Multilingual and Multi-modal Information Retrieval In book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ed. C. Peters et al Springer Berlin / Heidelberg Publisher Vol. 4730 (2007) 494-501
Category: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Magazine/newsletter articles
2007
D. Moldovan, C. Clark, S. Harabagiu and D. Hodges, "COGEX: A Semantically and Contextually Enriched Logic Prover for Question Answering", Journal of Applied Logic, Vol. 5(1), March 2007, 49-69
Category: Journal of Applied Logic
Magazine/newsletter articles
2006
D. Moldovan and R. Girju, "Learning the Semantics of Noun Compounds," Computing Meaning, Vol. 4, Kluwer, Harry Bunt, editor, 2006
Category: Computing Meaning
Magazine/newsletter articles
2006
R. Girju, A. Badulescu, and D. Moldovan, "Automatic Discovery for Part-Whole Relations," Computational Linguistics, Vol. 32(1) March 2006, 83-135
Category: Computational Linguistics
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
09/1981-05/1986Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Computer Engineering University of Southern California
09/1979-08/1981Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Electrical Engineering Colorado State University
08/2001-PresentProfessorDepartment of Computer Science The University of Texas at Dallas
08/1994-07/1998ChairmanDepartment of Computer Science and Engineering Southern Methodist University
08/1993-08/2001ProfessorDepartment of Computer Science and Engineering Southern Methodist University
08/1993-08/2001Director Parallel and Distributed Computer Systems LaboratorySouthern Methodist University
05/1986-08/1994Director Parallel Knowledge Processing LaboratoryUniversity of Southern California
05/1985-08/1993Associate ProfessorDepartment of Computer Engineering University of Southern California
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Major Projects
  • Extended WordNet
  • Computational Lexical Semantics
  • Ontologies and Semantic Technologies
  • Knowledge Acquisition from Text
  • Distributed Natural Language Processing 

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