Alexander Yates


Office: 303A Wachman Hall
Mailing: 324 Wachman Hall
1805 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington (Seattle, WA), 2007.

MS, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington (Seattle, WA), 2003.

B.A., Applied Mathematics, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), 2001.


Research / Professional Interests :

Natural Language Processing, Information Extraction from the Web, Text and Data Mining, Probabilistic Models, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning.

Teaching Topics/Interests:

Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Algorithms and Data Structures, Program Design, Databases, Complexity Theory.

Selected Publications:

  1. Fei Huang and Alexander Yates. "Distributional Representations for
    Handling Sparsity in Supervised Sequence Labeling
    ". Proceedings of the
    Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL),

  2. Alexander Yates and Oren Etzioni. "Unsupervised Methods for Determining
    Object and Relation Synonyms on the Web
    ". Journal of Artificial
    Intelligence Research (JAIR) 34, March, 2009, pages 255-296.

  3. Oren Etzioni, Michael Cafarella, Doug Downey, Ana-Maria Popescu, Tal
    Shaked, Stephen Soderland, Daniel Weld, and Alexander Yates.
    "Unsupervised Named-Entity Extraction from the Web: An Experimental
    ". Artificial Intelligence, 165(1):91-134, 2005.

  4. Oren Etzioni, Craig Knoblock, Rattapoom Tuchinda, Alexander Yates. "To
    Buy or Not To Buy:  Mining Airfare Data to Minimize Ticket Purchase
    ". Proceedings of the Ninth ACM SIGKDD International Conference on
    Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), 2003.