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Michael Minock

Research Interests: Natural Language Interfaces, Knowledge Representation and Databases.
Teaching Interests: Databases, AI, Logic, Python, Algorithms, Thesis Supervision.

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Associate professor at Department of Computing Science
Location
MIT-huset, Umeå universitet, MIT.D.426 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

Research Interests

I have long worked at the boundary between AI and relational databases, in particular within cooperative query answering, explanation, information integration and natural language interfaces. I recently concluded a VR project (2015-04953) investigating semantic tractability and deduction in natural language interfaces to databases (2016-2019). I also coordinated the EU project spacebook that involved both spatial databases and speech-based interfaces (2011-2014).

Relational databases have always impressed me because they have proven their usefulness in the real world and, at the same time, are rooted in logic. And if one takes full database query languages (e.g. those performing counts and other aggregation operations), then it is not merely first-order logic, but  higher-order logic. My current research focusses on using logical properties of query languages to facilitate the construction and learning of natural language interfaces to databases.

Most of my publications may be downloaded. Just click on them under "Publications" and then go to "Open Access in DiVA" in the upper right corner and you should be able to download a pdf. 

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Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Finite State Methods and Natural Language Processing, FSMNLP 2017, Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) 2021 : 75-79
Minock, Michael J
Proceedings of the Software Demonstrations of the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), 2017: Demonstration session : 1-4
Minock, Michael
Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Finite State Methods and Natural Language Processing (FSMNLP) : 75-79
Minock, Michael
The Sixth Swedish Language Technology Conference (SLTC) Umeå University, 17-18 November, 2016
Minock, Michael
Advanced Information Systems Engineering Workshops, CAiSE 2015, Springer 2015 : 339-350
Cohen, Mika; Minock, Michael; Oskarsson, Daniel; et al.
Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Extending Database Technology, EDBT 2015, OpenProceedings.org, University of Konstanz, University Library 2015 : 541-544
Cohen, Mika; Minock, Michael; Oskarsson, Daniel; et al.
The Fifth Swedish Language Technology Conference, 13-14 November 2014, Uppsala
Minock, Michael
Minock, Michael; Mollevik, Johan; Åsander, Mattias
Data & Knowledge Engineering, Vol. 86 : 295-305
Minock, Michael; Mollevik, Johan
Proceedings of the GeoHCI Workshop: in conjunctionwith ACM CHI 2013 : 30-32
Minock, Michael; Mollevik, Johan
Natural Language Processing and Information Systems: 18th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems, NLDB 2013, Salford, UK, June 19-21, 2013. Proceedings, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg 2013 : 396-399
Minock, Michael; Mollevik, Johan; Åsander, Mattias; et al.
UMINF, 12.18
Minock, Michael; Mollevik, Johan; Åsander, Mattias
Proceedings of the 1st workshop on Question Answering over Linked Data (QALD-1) : 38-43
Granberg, Johan; Minock, Michael
Natural language processing and information systems: 14th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems, NLDB 2009, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg 2010 : 192-206
Cimiano, Philipp; Minock, Michael
Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, Springer Netherlands 2010, Vol. 35, (2) : 245-260
Minock, Michael
Natural language processing and information systems: 15th international conference on applications of natural language to information systems, NLDB 2010 : 177-187
Minock, Michael
Data & Knowledge Engineering, Vol. 69, (3) : 290-302
Minock, Michael
Natural language processing and information systems : 177-187
Minock, Michael J
 Swedish Artificial Intelligence Society (SAIS) : 21-26
Minock, Michael
13th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems (NLDB-2008) : 12-
Minock, Michael; Olofsson, Peter; Näslund, Alexander
33rd International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB-2007) : -
Minock, Michael
Research on Language and Computation: Formal Issues in Natural Language Generation, Vol. 4, (1) : 28-
Minock, Michael
11th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems (NLDB-2006) : 6-
Minock, Michael
in proceedings of Knowledge and Reasoning in Question Answering (KRAQ-2005) : -
Minock, Michael
Workshop on Guarded Logics, European Summer School in Logic Language and Information (ESSLLI-04) : -
Minock, Michael
Knowledge Representation Meets Databases (KRDB-03) : -
Minock, Michael
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Springer 2002 : 545-548
Minock, Michael J; Kraus, Hansi