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Dr. Vinay K. Chaudhri is a program director in the Artificial
Intelligence (AI) Center at SRI International. His research focuses on
the science and engineering of large knowledge base systems and spans
knowledge representation and reasoning, question answering, knowledge
acquisition, and innovative applications. His most recent work has
been on creating an intelligent textbook in biology that answers a
student’s questions and leads to significant learning gains. He has
co-edited a volume on the Theory and Application of conceptual
modeling, and two special issues of AI Magazine — one on Question
Answering Systems, and another on Application of AI to Contemporary
and Emerging Education Challenges. He has taught a course on Knowledge Representation and Reasoning at Stanford University.
He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Toronto where he was a Connaught Scholar and a Fellow of Massey College. He also holds a Masters in Industrial and Management Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur , and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra .
The goal of SHAKEN project is to enable subject matter experts , without any assistance from AI technologists, to assemble the models of processes and mechanisms so that questions about them can be answered by declarative inference and simulation.
The goal of the project is to demonstrate the current state-of-the-art in knowledge representation by attempting to answer the questions in an advance placement test in chemistry.
The goal of this project is to build a generic knowledge acquisition capability for Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Using the system, the scientists will be able to formulate their knowledge in the three science domains, and the high school students will be able to pose Advanced-Placement style questions and get user appropriate explanations.
As part of DARPAs Personalized Assistant that Learns (PAL) program, SRI and team members are working on developing a next-generation "Cognitive Agent that Learns and Organizes" (CALO).
The goal of the project is to enable rapid construction of knowledge bases by knowledge engineers.
The Goal of this project is to develop knowledge base tools that can be used with multiple knowledge representation systems.
The AURA system enables graduate students in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology to author knowledge from a science textbook, and support high school students to formulate questions against that knowledge to obtain answers.
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Vinay K Chaudhri, Britte Cheng, Adam Overholtzer, Jeremy Roschelle, Aaron Spaulding, Peter Clark, Mark Greaves, Dave Gunning. Inquire Biology: A Textbook that Answers Questions. AI Magazine, vol. 34, no. 3, September 2013. [PDF, Details]
Brandon Bennett and Vinay K Chaudhri and Nikhil Dinesh. A Vocabulary of Topological and Containment Relations for a Practical Biology Ontology, in Conference on Spatial Information Theory, September 2013. [PDF, Details]
Yorke-Smith, N. and Heymans, S. and Chaudhri, V. Responding to Hypothetical Questions in an Intelligent Tutoring Agent, in Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS'13), St Paul, MN, May 2013. [Details]
Vinay K. Chaudhri and Nikhil Dinesh and Daniela Inclezan. Three lessons in creating a knowledge base to enable explanation, reasoning and dialog, in Second Annual Conference on Advances in Cognitive Systems, 2013. [PDF, Details]