"only as an æsthetic phenomenon
is existence and the world justified"

- nietzsche

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::: A.I. R E S E A R C H :::
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hugo :: & publications  
   

sentiment
& affect

taste &
æsthetics

semantics
& common
sense

forthcoming

 
     
Superconsumer, a postmodern romance
Hugo Liu (2006), Nada, Vol. 8, Portugal (in Portuguese) nada.com.pt [portuguese trans.] [english version]
 
     

A corpus-based approach to finding happiness
Rada Mihalcea &
Hugo Liu (forthcoming), Computational approaches for analysis of weblogs, AAAI Spring Symposium 2006, to appear. [paper]

 


refereed journal articles
 
     

Rendering aesthetic impressions of text in color space
Hugo Liu & Pattie Maes (2006), to appear Spring 2006, International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools Volume 15. World Scientific Press. (36 pp.) [paper]

 
     
 
Unraveling the taste fabric of social networks
Hugo Liu, Pattie Maes, Glorianna Davenport (2006), International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems 2(1), 42-71, Hershey, PA: Idea Academic Publishers. [paper]
 
     
Self-reflexive performance: dancing with the computed audience of culture
Hugo Liu and Glorianna Davenport (2005), to appear December 2005, International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media 1(3). Intellect Ltd. [paper].
 
     
ConceptNet: a practical commonsense reasoning toolkit
Hugo Liu and Push Singh (2004), BT Technology Journal 22(4), 211-226. Kluwer Academic Publishers. [paper]
 
     
Teaching machines about everyday life
Push Singh, Barbara Barry, and Hugo Liu (2004), BT Technology Journal 22(4), 227-240. Kluwer Academic Publishers. [paper]
 


book chapters & magazine articles
 
     
Taste fabrics and the beauty of homogeneity
Hugo Liu, Glorianna Davenport, Pattie Maes (2006), to appear Spring 2006, Association of Information Systems SIG SEMIS Bulletin 3(1).
 
     
NLP (natural language processing) for NLP (natural language programming)
Rada Mihalcea,
Hugo Liu & Henry Lieberman (2006), A Gelbukh (Ed.) Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing, LNCS 3878, 319-330, Springer. [paper]
 
     
Feasibility studies for programming in natural language
Henry Lieberman and Hugo Liu (2005), to appear Winter 2005, Lieberman, Paterno, Wulf (Eds.): End-User Development, Kluwer-Springer. [paper]
 
     
Beating common sense into interactive applications
Henry Lieberman, Hugo Liu, Push Singh, and Barbara Barry (2004), Artificial Intelligence Magazine, 25(4), 63-76. AAAI Press. [paper]
 
     
Commonsense reasoning in and over natural language
Hugo Liu
and Push Singh. (2004), M Negoita, RJ Howlett, LC Jain (Eds.): Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, LNCS 3215, 293-306, Springer. [paper]
 
     

Unpacking meaning from words
Hugo Liu (2003), Blackburn et al. (Eds.): Modeling and Using Context, LNCS 2680, 218-232, Springer. [paper]

 
     
Awarded "Best AI Paper"
GOOSE: a goal-oriented search engine with commonsense
Hugo Liu, Henry Lieberman, Ted Selker (2002), De Bra, Brusilovsky, Conejo (Eds.): Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems, LNCS 2347, 253-263, Springer. [paper] [slides]
 
     
Adaptive linking between text and photos using common sense reasoning
Henry Lieberman and Hugo Liu (2002), De Bra, Brusilovsky, Conejo (Eds.): Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems, LNCS 2347, 2-11, Springer. [paper]
 


refereed conference, symposium & workshop papers
 
     
Synesthetic Recipes: foraging for food with the family, in taste-space
Hugo Liu & Matthew Hockenberry, and Ted Selker (2005), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2005, Los Angeles. [paper]
 
     
Langutils: a natural language toolkit for common lisp
Ian Eslick
and Hugo Liu (2005), Proceedings of the International Lisp Conference (ILC'2005), Stanford, CA, June 2005. [paper]
 
     
The Aesthetiscope: visualizing aesthetic readings of text in color space
Hugo Liu and Pattie Maes (2005b), Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (AI in Music & Art Special Track), 74-79. Menlo Park, Calif.: AAAI Press. [paper] [talk slides]
 
     
Programmatic semantics for natural language interfaces
Hugo Liu and Henry Lieberman (2005b), Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2005, April 5-7, 2005, Portland, OR, USA, 1597-1600 ACM Press. [paper]
 
     
InterestMap: harvesting social network profiles for recommendations
Hugo Liu and Pattie Maes (2005a), Proceedings of IUI Beyond Personalization 2005: A Workshop on the Next Stage of Recommender Systems Research, January 9, 2005, San Diego, CA, USA, 54-59. [paper]
 
     
Metafor: visualizing stories as code
Hugo Liu and Henry Lieberman (2005a), Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2005, January 9-12, 2005, San Diego, CA, USA, 305-307. ACM Press. [paper]
 
     
Articulation, the letter, and the spirit in the aesthetics of narrative
Hugo Liu (2004), Proceedings of the 2004 ACM Workshop on Story Representation, Mechanism, and Context (SRMC'04). October 2004, New York. [paper]
 
     
Toward a programmatic semantics of natural language
Hugo Liu and Henry Lieberman (2004), Proceedings of VL/HCC'04: the 20th IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, 281-282. September 26-29, 2004, Rome. IEEE Computer Society Press.
[paper]
 
     
What Would They Think? a computational model of attitudes
Hugo Liu
and Pattie Maes (2004),
Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2004, January 13–16, 2004, Madeira, Funchal, Portugal, 38-45, ACM Press.
[paper]
 
     
Visualizing the affective structure of a text document
Hugo Liu, Ted Selker, Henry Lieberman (2003), Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2003, April 5-10, 2003, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA, 740-741, ACM Press. [paper] [slides]
 
     
"Outstanding Paper Award"
A model of textual affect sensing using real-world knowledge
Hugo Liu, Henry Lieberman, Ted Selker (2003), Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2003, January 12-15, 2003, Miami, FL, USA, 125-132. ACM Press. [paper]
 
     
MAKEBELIEVE: using commonsense to generate stories
Hugo Liu, Push Singh (2002), Proceedings of the Eighteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2002, July 28 - August 1, 2002, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 957-958, AAAI Press. [paper] [slides]
 
     
Robust photo retrieval using world semantics
Hugo Liu and Henry Lieberman (2002), Proceedings of the LREC 2002 Workshop on Creating and Using Semantics for Information Retrieval and Filtering: State-of-the-art and Future Research, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, 15-20, LREC Press [paper] [slides]
 


theses
 
     
Computing Point-of-View: Modeling and Simulating Judgments of Taste
Hugo Liu (2006), forthcoming in May 2006, Ph.D. Dissertation, Program in Media Arts & Sciences, School of Architecture & Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. [proposal pdf]
 
     
Semantic Understanding and Commonsense Reasoning in an Adaptive Photo Agent
Hugo Liu (2002), Master's Thesis, School of EECS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. [doc] [pdf] [slides]
 


invited speaking engagements
 
 

Viewpoint representations for artificial intelligence
(7 Dec 2005), Plenary at EPIA'05: 12th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Covilha, Portugal.

 
  Computing point-of-view and viewpoint-driven search
(26 Oct 2005), America On-Line Headquarters, Dulles, Washington DC.
 
  English: the lightest weight programming language of them all
(4 Dec 2004), Lightweight Languages 2004 [archived webcast]
 
  Reasoning about emotions
(29 Jan 2004), TechLink Research Symposium, MIT Sloan School, Cambridge, MA.
 
  Uncommon ways to model published content
(5 Dec 2003), Time-Life UnCommon Sense Publishers Workshop, New York City.
 
  The web of finding food: browse, search, modify & eat
(16 Oct 2002), Finding Food, Cambridge, MA.
 
  Intelligent photo retrieval using commonsense semantics
(8 Apr 2002), Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Palo Alto, CA.
 


recent press
 
Automated programming: the next wave of developer power tools
(May/June 2006), IEE Software Magazine. [url]
 
The synesthetic cookbook
(11 Dec 2005), The Year in Ideas Issue, New York Times Magazine. [url]
 
Cutting edge: natural language programming
(Nov/Dec 2005 issue), Oracle Magazine.
 
Speaking the same language
(July 2005 issue), Technology Review.
 
MIT's metaphor for software engineering
(May 2005 issue), Optimize Magazine.
 
Natural programming
(April 2005), MIT Technology Insider Magazine.
 
English to code converter
(25 March 2005), Slashdot. [url]
 
Tool turns english into code outline
(14 March 2005), Technology Research News. [url]
 
Product pointer
(February 2005 issue), Technology Review. [url]
 
Digital Serendipity
(November 2004), MIT Technology Insider Magazine.
 
     

                                                                           

H U G O . . L I U ...
PH.D. CANDIDATE, MEDIA ARTS & SCI.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT, MIT MEDIA LAB
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hugo at media dot mit dot edu