Alan RitterAssistant Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
The Ohio State University
Office: 595 Dreese Lab
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=unXtH3IAAAAJ
Much of human knowledge is encoded in text. Broadly I am interested in getting computers to better understand natural language. My research uses machine learning to extract knowledge from large heterogeneous text corpora, for example Twitter and the Web. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Washington and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon.
Here is a demo of one of my research projects, that automatically extracts a calendar of popular events in the near future from Twitter.A note to prospective students