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David D. Lewis ( is interested in information retrieval, NLP, and machine learning. He recently completed a Ph.D. in CS under Bruce Croft (UMass Amherst), and is now an RA at the Center for Information and Language Studies (UChicago) working on stochastic parsing, phrase clustering, and text representations for inductive learning. He has consulted for several firms, served on workshop program committees, and helped with the DARPA MUC and TREC evaluations. David would like to hear of open faculty or research positions in text-based systems.

Larry Bookman ( just got his Ph.D. in CS from Brandeis University, working under Rick Alterman and Dave Waltz on a two-tier model of semantic memory for text comprehension. Larry also taught for several years at Northeastern University, and he's interested in getting back to Boston. His research interests include text understanding, summarization, case-based reasoning, NLP, information retrieval, and connectionist models, as well as AI in general.