Visiting Research Scientist
Dr. Ritwik Bose is a Visiting Research Scientist at IHMC as of April 2022. He also is an assistant professor in the computer science department at Knox College. He has taught courses in natural language processing, introduction to computer science, software engineering and science fiction and human identity.
He was a double major in math and computer science at Colgate University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He earned a master’s degree from Stony Brook University and a master’s degree from University of Rochester; and Ph.D. in computer science from University of Rochester.
His current research projects focus on extracting linguistic and common-sense knowledge from memes. Existing work focuses only on trying to identify whether instances of memes are examples of hate-speech. The immediate goal is to create an annotated corpus of memes to enable further research into extracting common-sense knowledge from memes. Under the supervision of Professor James Allen, his research focused on the integration of statistical word sense hints into a logic-driven semantic parsing system. The output of statistical Word Sense Disambiguation (WSD) systems, while statistically more accurate, fails to capture sentence-wide semantic restrictions which are better described through the logic-based TRIPS parser. His research focuses on the optimal usage of such hints in the semantic parsing pipeline.