Doug DowneyMy research interests include natural language processing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. I'm focused on learning from large data sets, and in particular extracting information from the Web to power new Web search capabilities. See my research page for more detail.


Quick research links:
See our common-sense question answering demo, built on BERT fine-tuned on the SWAG task.
Web Information Extraction, our NSF-funded project focused on scaling and integrating knowledge extracted automatically from the Web.
A Definition Modeling demo (see also paper) -- generates a natural language definition for a given word, based on its embedding.

ddowney@eecs.northwestern.edu
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