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Paul Thompson received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1986. His graduate research was on probabilistic information retrieval. He has worked in the field of information studies for over 25 years. He has published numerous papers, journal articles, and book chapters, and has served as a reviewer for various conferences, journals, and the National Science Foundation. From 1986-1988, he was an assistant professor at Drexel University's College of Information Studies. From 1988-1993, he was a member of PRC, Inc.'s (now part of Northrop Grumman) artificial intelligence development group, where he conducted research in natural language understanding and information retrieval. From 1993 until 2001, he worked for West Publishing Company (now West Group), conducting research on natural language understanding, information retrieval, machine learning / text categorization, and text mining. After joining Dartmouth College's Thayer School of Engineering and Institute for Security, Technology, and Society in 2001, he continued his earlier research and began new research in the areas of semantic hacking, the application of Semantic Web technology to sensor networks, and question answering. He is currently a research associate professor in the Computer Science Department at Dartmouth College. His current research focus is in deception detection, computational linguistics, and information retrieval.
Last Updated: 4/9/09