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Kathleen McCoy

Kathleen McCoy

Department Chair
101 J Smith Hall
Newark, Delaware 19716
P: 302-831-2711
mccoy@cis.udel.edu

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EDUCATION

PhD | Dept. of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1985.
MS | Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1982.
BS | Magna Cum Laude in Computer and Information Sciences, University of Delaware, 1980.

SHORT BIO

Accessible Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Generation and Understanding, Discourse Phenomena, User Modeling and User-Adaptive Interaction, Rehabilitation Engineering, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Assistive Technology

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Accessible Computing
  • AI/NLP/Info. Retrieval/Data Mining

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

  1. “Topic Model Stability for Hierarchical Summarization”, John Miller and Kathleen McCoy. To appear in Proceedings of the EMNLP2017 Workshop on New Frontiers in Summarization, Copenhagen, Denmark, September, 2017.
  2. “Enabling text readability awareness during the micro planningn phase of NLG applications”, Priscilla Moraes, Kathleen McCoy, and Sandra Carberry. In Proceedings of the 9th International Natural Language Generation Conference, pages 121-131, Edinburgh, Scotland, September, 2016. http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/InteractionLab/INLG2016/proceedings/pdf/INLG21.pdf
  3. “Evaluating the Accessibility of Line Graphs through Textual Summaries for Visually Impaired Users”, Priscilla Moraes, Gabriel Sina, Kathleen F. McCoy, and Sandra Carberry. In Proceedings of the 16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS ’14, pp. 83–90, October 20-22, 2014, Rochester, NY, USA. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2661334.2661368
  4. “Identifying Important Features for Graph Retrieval”, Zhuo Li, Sandra Carberry, Hui Fang, and Kathleen McCoy. In Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Coling 2014, pp. 600–609, Dublin, Ireland, August, 2014. http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/C14-1057
  5. “Infographics Retrieval, a New Methodology”, Zhuo Li, Sandra Carberry, Hui Fang, Kathleen F. McCoy, and Kelly Peterson. In Natural Language Processing and Information Systems, 19th International Conference on Application of Natural Language to Information Systems, NLDB 2014, Montpellier, France, June 18-20, 2014. Proceedings, Elisabeth Metais, Mathieu Roche and Maguelonne Teisseire (eds), pages 101-113, Springer, 2014. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-07983-7_15
  6. “Adapting Graph Summaries to the Users’ Reading Levels”, Priscilla Moraes, Kathleen McCoy and Sandra Carberry. In Proceedings of the 8th International Natural Language Generation Conference, INLG-2014, pages 64-73, Philadelphia, PA, June, 2014. http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W14-4409
  7. “Generating Summaries of Line Graphs”, Priscilla Moraes, Gabriel Sina, Kathleen McCoy and Sandra Carberry. In Proceedings of the 8th International Natural Language Generation Conference, INLG-2014, pages 95-98, Philadelphia, PA, June, 2014. http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W14-4413
  8. “Experimental Design to Improve Topic Analysis Based Summarization”, John E. Miller and Kathleen F. McCoy. In Proceedings of the 8th International Natural Language Generation Conference, INLG-2014, pages 74-82, Philadelphia, PA, June, 2014. http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W14-4410
  9. “Proceedings of the 8th International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG)”, Margaret Mitchell, Kathleen McCoy, David McDonald, and Aoife Cahill, Association for Computational Linguistics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2014. http://aclweb.org/anthology/W14-4400
  10. “Team UDEL KBGen 2013 Challenge”, Keith Butler, Priscilla Moraes, Ian Tabolt, and Kathleen F. McCoy. In Proceedings of the 14th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation, pages 206-207, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 2013. http://anthology.aclweb.org//W/W13/W13-2132.pdf

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