TONY VEALE - Kratek življenjepis


TONY VEALE - Short Biography
Tony Veale is an associate professor in the School of Computer Science at University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland. He has been a researcher in the areas of Computational Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence since 1988, both in industry and in academia. He received his Ph.D (on the computational treatment of metaphor) from Trinity College, Dublin in 1996. He has since divided his career between academia and industry. In the latter, he has developed text-understanding and machine translation systems for Hitachi (in particular, the translation of English into American Sign language, ASL), as well as natural-language-processing tools for the CYC project in Cycorp at Austin, Texas, and patented web-based question-answering technology for Intelliseek (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Coreintellect (Dallas, Texas), where he held the position of Chief Scientist. During his tenure on the CYC project he developed a model of analogical reasoning for CYC and contributed to the DARPA-funded High-Performance-Knowledge-Bases (HPKB) and Rapid-Knowledge-Formation (RKF) projects. He was, from 2002 -- 2007, the academic coordinator for UCD's international degree programme in Software Engineering at Shanghai's Fudan university. He is the author of Exploding The Creativity Myth: The Computational Foundations of Linguistic Creativity (Bloomsbury Academic, 2012), co-author of Metaphor: A Computational Perspective from Morgan Claypool (with Ekaterina Shutova and Beata Beigman Klebanov) and co-author (with Mike Cook) of a forthcoming book on creative Twitterbots from MIT Press. He is a founder member of the international Association for Computational Creativity (ACC), and organized the ACC's annual conference -- The International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC) -- in UCD in May 2012. He was scientific leader of the EC's coordination action on Computational Creativity (PROSECCO) from 2013 to 2016.