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Privacy preserving record linkage in the presence of missing values (2017)
Journal Article
Chi, Y., Hong, J., Jurek, A., Liu, W., & O'Reilly, D. (2017). Privacy preserving record linkage in the presence of missing values. Information Systems, 71, 199-210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.is.2017.07.001

© 2017 The problem of record linkage is to identify records from two datasets, which refer to the same entities (e.g. patients). A particular issue of record linkage is the presence of missing values in records, which has not been fully addressed. An... Read More about Privacy preserving record linkage in the presence of missing values.

A novel ensemble learning approach to unsupervised record linkage (2017)
Journal Article
Chi, Y., Jurek, A., Hong, J., Yuan, C., & Liu, W. (2017). A novel ensemble learning approach to unsupervised record linkage. Information Systems, 71, 40-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.is.2017.06.006

© 2017 Record linkage is a process of identifying records that refer to the same real-world entity. Many existing approaches to record linkage apply supervised machine learning techniques to generate a classification model that classifies a pair of r... Read More about A novel ensemble learning approach to unsupervised record linkage.

The event calculus in probabilistic logic programming with annotated disjunctions (2017)
Presentation / Conference
McAreavey, K., Bauters, K., Liu, W., & Hong, J. (2017, May). The event calculus in probabilistic logic programming with annotated disjunctions. Paper presented at AAMAS 2017 - the 16th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems

We propose a new probabilistic extension to the event calculus using the probabilistic logic programming (PLP) language ProbLog, and a language construct called the annotated disjunction. This is the first extension of the event calculus capable of h... Read More about The event calculus in probabilistic logic programming with annotated disjunctions.

Managing different sources of uncertainty in a BDI framework in a principled way with tractable fragments (2017)
Journal Article
Bauters, K., McAreavey, K., Liu, W., Hong, J., Godo, L., & Sierra, C. (2017). Managing different sources of uncertainty in a BDI framework in a principled way with tractable fragments. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 58, 731-755. https://doi.org/10.1613/jair.5287

The Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI) architecture is a practical approach for modelling large-scale intelligent systems. In the BDI setting, a complex system is represented as a network of interacting agents – or components – each one modelled based on... Read More about Managing different sources of uncertainty in a BDI framework in a principled way with tractable fragments.

Tweet for behavior change: Using social media for the dissemination of public health messages (2017)
Journal Article
Gough, A., Hunter, R., Ajao, O., Jurek, A., McKeown, G., Hong, J., …kee, F. (2017). Tweet for behavior change: Using social media for the dissemination of public health messages. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 3(1), https://doi.org/10.2196/publichealth.6313

Background: Social media public health campaigns have the advantage of tailored messaging at low cost and large reach, but little is known about what would determine their feasibility as tools for inducing attitude and behavior change. Objective: Th... Read More about Tweet for behavior change: Using social media for the dissemination of public health messages.

A collaborative multiagent framework based on online risk-aware planning and decision-making (2017)
Journal Article
Palomares, I., Killough, R., Bauters, K., Liu, W., & Hong, J. (2017). A collaborative multiagent framework based on online risk-aware planning and decision-making

Planning is an essential process in teams of multiple agents pursuing a common goal. When the effects of actions undertaken by agents are uncertain, evaluating the potential risk of such actions alongside their utility might lead to more rational dec... Read More about A collaborative multiagent framework based on online risk-aware planning and decision-making.

Context-dependent combination of sensor information in Dempster–Shafer theory for BDI (2016)
Journal Article
Calderwood, S., McAreavey, K., Liu, W., & Hong, J. (2017). Context-dependent combination of sensor information in Dempster–Shafer theory for BDI. Knowledge and Information Systems, 51(1), 259-285. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10115-016-0978-0

© 2016, The Author(s). There has been much interest in the belief–desire–intention (BDI) agent-based model for developing scalable intelligent systems, e.g. using the AgentSpeak framework. However, reasoning from sensor information in these large-sca... Read More about Context-dependent combination of sensor information in Dempster–Shafer theory for BDI.

Uncertain information combination for decision making in smart grid BDI agent systems (2016)
Journal Article
Calderwood, S., McAreavey, K., Liu, W., & Hong, J. (2016). Uncertain information combination for decision making in smart grid BDI agent systems. https://doi.org/10.2053...81.9083.20346.2016.0003

In a smart grid SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system, sensor information (e.g. temperature, voltage, frequency, etc.) from heterogeneous sources can be used to reason about the true system state (e.g. faults, attacks, etc.). Before... Read More about Uncertain information combination for decision making in smart grid BDI agent systems.

Probabilistic planning in agentspeak using the POMDP framework (2016)
Journal Article
Godo, L., Bauters, K., McAreavey, K., Hong, J., Chen, Y., Liu, W., …Sierra, C. (2016). Probabilistic planning in agentspeak using the POMDP framework. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-26860-6_2

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. AgentSpeak is a logic-based programming language, based on the Belief- Desire-Intention paradigm, suitable for building complex agent-based systems. To limit the computational complexity, agents i... Read More about Probabilistic planning in agentspeak using the POMDP framework.

A survey of location inference techniques on Twitter (2015)
Journal Article
Ajao, O., Hong, J., & Liu, W. (2015). A survey of location inference techniques on Twitter. Journal of Information Science, 41(6), 855-864. https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551515602847

© The Author(s) 2015. The increasing popularity of the social networking service, Twitter, has made it more involved in day-to-day communications, strengthening social relationships and information dissemination. Conversations on Twitter are now bein... Read More about A survey of location inference techniques on Twitter.

Sarcasm detection on Czech and English Twitter (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Ptácek, T., Habernal, I., & Hong, J. (2014, August). Sarcasm detection on Czech and English Twitter. Paper presented at COLING 2014

This paper presents a machine learning approach to sarcasm detection on Twitter in two languages – English and Czech. Although there has been some research in sarcasm detection in languages other than English (e.g., Dutch, Italian, and Brazilian Port... Read More about Sarcasm detection on Czech and English Twitter.

CAN (PLAN)+: Extending the operational semantics of the BDI architecture to deal with uncertain information (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Bauters, K., Liu, W., Hong, J., Sierra, C., & Godo, L. (2014, July). CAN (PLAN)+: Extending the operational semantics of the BDI architecture to deal with uncertain information. Paper presented at UAI

The BDI architecture, where agents are modelled based on their beliefs, desires and intentions, provides a practical approach to develop large scale systems. However, it is not well suited to model complex Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SC... Read More about CAN (PLAN)+: Extending the operational semantics of the BDI architecture to deal with uncertain information.

From inconsistency handling to non-canonical requirements management: A logical perspective (2012)
Journal Article
Mu, K., Hong, J., Jin, Z., & Liu, W. (2013). From inconsistency handling to non-canonical requirements management: A logical perspective. International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, 54(1), 109-131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijar.2012.07.006

As a class of defects in software requirements specification, inconsistency has been widely studied in both requirements engineering and software engineering. It has been increasingly recognized that maintaining consistency alone often results in som... Read More about From inconsistency handling to non-canonical requirements management: A logical perspective.

CSFinder: A cold-start friend finder in large-scale social networks
Presentation / Conference
Salem, Y., Hong, J., & Liu, W. CSFinder: A cold-start friend finder in large-scale social networks. Paper presented at Big Data (Big Data), 2015 IEEE International Conference on

Recommending users for a new social network user to follow is a topic of interest at present. The existing approaches rely on using various types of information about the new user to determine recommended users who have similar interests to the new u... Read More about CSFinder: A cold-start friend finder in large-scale social networks.


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