'Natural Language Interface with Knowledge Nodes.' Undergraduate Research Project Application Form.

INSTRUCTIONS - PROFESSORS: Fill out Sections A & B then submit this form online. (You will receive an email copy of the form. The Office for Undergraduate Research in Science will also post the project online, indicating whether the project is open for students to apply or taken.) DONE

INSTRUCTIONS - STUDENTS: You may receive this form by email, or you may download it after it has been posted. Either way, print this form. Complete and sign Section C on the hardcopy. Ask your supervisor to sign Section D. Take it to the department corresponding to the course number in Section A (this may or may not be your own department). Do not register for a '396' course on Minerva until you receive departmental permission.

INSTRUCTIONS - DEPARTMENTS: After the unit chair/director/designate approves (or not) this project, notify student. If approved, please give student permission to register on Minerva, and fax this form (with signatures) to the Office for Undergraduate Research in Science.

QUESTIONS OR FEEDBACK? Contact Victor Chisholm by email, or phone 514-398-5964.

SECTION A: SUPERVISOR INFORMATION

Name: Joseph Vybihal

Email: jvybihal [at] cs.mcgill.ca (jvybihal at cs dot mcgill dot ca)

Phone:

Website:  

Supervisor's department: Computer Science

Course number: COMP396 (Computer Science)

SECTION B: PROJECT INFORMATION

Term: Winter 2010-2011

Project start date: January 4, 2011

Project end date: April 8, 2011

Project title: Natural Language Interface with Knowledge Nodes

Project description: Using the knowledge node architecture build a natural language interface that can understand and follow a lengthy conversion typed at a command line. Sentence understanding, context understanding, following the development of a conversation, constructing an understanding of the topic of discussion, and temporal reasoning. Automatic way to enter new information and concepts into the system using the NLI.

Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.

Other prerequisite, if applicable: COMP 206, C++, data structures course

Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): Final report (50-100%), code(0-50%), site update(0-10%)

Other project information:

Project status - This project is: Taken; however students may contact the professor to discuss other possible '396' projects this term.

How students can apply: N/A; this project is filled.

If other, please specify:

Ethics, safety, and training

Which of the following, if any, is involved? None

Animal subjects [ ]

Human subjects [ ]

Biohazardous substances [ ]

Radioactive materials [ ]

Handling chemicals [ ]

Using lasers [ ]

Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students.

SECTION C: STUDENT INFORMATION

Do not complete this section unless/until the student is identified.

Name:

McGill ID:

Email (first.last [at] mail.mcgill.ca):

Phone:

Program (E.g., B.Sc. Maj. Chem. Min. Biol.):

Level (U0 / U1 / U2 / U3):

Student signature - I have not applied for another '396' course in this term:

SECTION D: APPROVALS.

Do not complete this section unless/until the student is identified.

Supervisor: I give my permission for the student identified in section C to register for this project under my supervision.

Supervisor's signature:

Date:

Unit chair/director/designate: I certify that this project conforms to departmental requirements for 396 courses.

Unit chair/director/designate's name:

Unit chair/director/designate's signature:

Date: