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Summarization & Personal Information Management


Timing: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1.30 pm to 2.50 pm
Location: Gates Hillman Center (GHC), Room No. 4211

The problem of information overload in personal communication media such as email, instant messaging, and on-line forums is a well documented phenomenon. Much work addressing this problem has been conducted separately in the human-computer interaction (HCI) community, the information sciences community, and the computational linguistics community.

However, in each case, while important advancements in scientific knowledge have been achieved, the work suffers from an “elephant complex”, where each community focuses mainly on just the part of the problem most visible from their own perspective.

The purpose of this course is to bring these threads together to examine the issue of managing personal communication data from an integrated perspective.