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Biography

Tony Veale is a senior lecturer in the department 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 obtained a B.Sc (hons) in Computer Science from University College Cork (UCC) in 1988, and an M.Sc in Computer Science in 1990, before joining Hitachi Dublin Laboratory in 1990. He received his Ph.D in Computer Science from Trinity College, Dublin in 1996. He has 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 in Cycorp inc. 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 unique international degree programme in Software Engineering, which UCD delivers in Shanghai at Fudan university; he continues to deliver courses on this degree. He is the author of Exploding The Creativity Myth: The Computational Foundations of Linguistic Creativity (Bloomsbury Academic, 2012) and a founder member of the international Association for Computational Creativity (ACC). He organized the ACC's annual conference, The International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC) in UCD in May 2012.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2008.
Title: Visiting Senior Fellowship
Year: 1989.
Title: Memorex Telex Research Scholarship

Associations

Association: Association for Computational Creativity (ACC), Function/Role: Founder member
Association: Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Function/Role: Member
Association: Association for Applied Computational Linguistics (ACL), Function/Role: Member

Patents

Patent 6,584,470 : Multi-layered semiotic mechanism for answering natural language questions using document retrieval combined with information extraction
   

Conference Contributions

Tony Veale; (2008) Cognitive Linguistics. [Plenary Lecture], Spanish Cognitive Linguistics Association   (SCOLA), Castillon, Spain , 21-OCT-08 - 25-OCT-08.
Tony Veale; (2009) Research Symposium on Danish WordNet and WordNets. [Invited Oral Presentation], DanNet symposium, Copenhagen, Denmark , 12-MAR-09 - 12-MAR-09.
Tony Veale; (2009) International Conference on Natural Language Processing. [Plenary Lecture], ICON 2009, Hyderabad, India , 15-DEC-09 - 17-DEC-09.
Tony Veale; (2010) The focus of this conference is on the interdisciplinary research on how experience and creativity are modeled in cognition. [Plenary Lecture], International Conference on Cognition, Experience and Creativity, Gandhinigar, Gujarat, India , 29-OCT-10 - 31-OCT-10.
Tony Veale; (2010) Forum for Information Retrieval and Evaluation. [Plenary Lecture], FIRE 2010, Gandhinigar, Gujarat, India , 22-FEB-10 - 24-FEB-10.
Tony Veale (2012) Annual Conference of the ACC: International Conference on Computational Creativity. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], International Conference on Computational Creativity, UCD, Dublin , 30-MAY-12 - 01-JUN-12.
Tony Veale; (2007) Cognitive Linguistics and Language-Guided Ontology Construction. [Invited Lecture], Ibersid 2007: XII International Conference on Information and Documentation Systems, Zaragoza, Spain , 03-OCT-07.
Tony Veale, Pablo Gervas, Alison Pease; (2005) Computational Creativity Workshop held as part of IJCAI 2005. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Computational Creativity Workshop, Edinburgh, Scotland , 30-JUL-05 - 31-JUL-08.
Tony Veale; (2004) Language Resources for Linguistic Creativity. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], LREC Workshop on Language Resources for Linguistic Creativity, Lisbon, Portugal , 29-MAY-04.
Tony Veale, Pablo Gervas, Alison Pease; (2004) 2004 Workshop on computational creativity. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Computational Creativity Workshop, held as part of European Case-based Reasoning conference ECCBR-04, Madrid, Spain , 30-AUG-04.
Tony Veale; (2004) The processing of Metaphor and Metonymy: from Computers to Neuropsychology. [Invited Lecture], THE ESF Conference: PROCESSING OF METAPHOR AND METONYMY: FROM COMPUTERS TO NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, Granada, Spain , 24-APR-04 - 29-APR-04.
Veale, T. & M. T. Keane.; (1997) A Computational Treatment of Creative Cognition. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Mind II: Computational Models of Creative Cognition, Dublin, DCU , 01-SEP-97.
Veale, T.; (2003) Investigating the Cognitive Linguistic aspects of Humour comprehension and generation. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Theme Session on Cognitive Linguistics and Humour and the 2003 International Conference on Cognitive Linguistics, Logrono, Spain, July 25th, 2003, Logrono Spain , 25-JUL-03.
 

Employment

Employer: Hitachi Dublin Laboratory
Position: Natural Language Engineer/Researcher, Group lead
Employer: Dublin City University
Position: Lecturer
Employer: Cycorp, inc. (Austin, Texas)
Position: Natural Language Engineer/Researcher, Technology lead
Employer: Coreintellect (Dallas, Texas)
Position: Chief Scientist
Employer: Intelliseek (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Position: AI Consultant

Education

Year 1996 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1990 Institution: University College Cork
Qualification: MSc Subject:
Year 1988 Institution: University College Cork
Qualification: BSc Subject:
 

Consultancy

Client: LEXICOM Project, Spain
     

Publications

Books

Tony Veale (2012) Exploding The Creativity Myth: The Computational Foundations of Linguistic Creativity. London: Bloomsbury Academic. Available Online [Details]

Book Chapters

Tony Veale, Charles Forceville, Kurt Keyaerts (2013) 'E Unis Pluribum: Using Mental Agility to Achieve Creative Duality in Word, Image and Sound' In: Veale, T., Feyaerts, K. J. and Forceville, C. J (eds). Creativity and the Agile Mind: A Multi-Disciplinary Study of a Multi-Faceted Phenomenon. Amsterdam: Mouton De Gruyter. [Details]
Tony Veale, Yanfen Hao (2013) 'Talking Points in Linguistic Creativity' In: Tony Veale, Kurt Keyaerts, Charles Forceville (eds). Creativity and the Agile Mind: A Multi-Disciplinary Study of a Multi-Faceted Phenomenon. Amsterdam: Mouton De Gruyter. , pp.99-116 [Details]
Tony Veale, Charles Forceville, Kurt Feyaerts (2013) 'Creativity and the Agile Mind' In: Tony Veale, Kurt Feyaerts, Charles Forceville (eds). Creativity and the Agile Mind: A Multi-Disciplinary Study of a Multi-Faceted Phenomenon (Applications of Cognitive Linguistics). Amsterdam: Mouton de Gruyter. , pp.15-36 [Details]
Tony Veale (2013) 'Strategies and tactics for ironic subversion' In: Marta Dynel (eds). Developments in Linguistic Humour Theory. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [Details]
Tony Veale (2014) 'The ABCs of XYZs: Creativity and Conservativity in Humorous Epithets' In: J. Manjaly, B. Indurkhya (eds). Cognition, Experience, and Creativity. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan. [Details]
Tony Veale, Guofu Li (2014) 'Analogy as an Organizational Principle in the Construction of Large Knowledge-Bases' In: Henri Prade, Gilles Richard (eds). Computational Approaches to Analogical Reasoning: Current Trends. Studies in Computational Intelligence. Berlin: Springer. [Details]
Stephen Howell and Tony Veale (2011) 'Serious Linguistic Games as Intelligent Tutoring Systems' In: Stephen Howell and Tony Veale (eds). Handbook of Research on Improving Learning and Motivation through Educational Games: Multidisciplinary Approaches. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. , pp.726-758 [Details]
Tony Veale (2012) 'A Computational Exploration of Creative Simile' In: F. MacArthur, J. L. O. Martínez, M. S. García and A. M. P. Píriz (eds). Metaphor in Use: Context, Culture, and Communication. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [Details]
Tony Veale (2012) 'The Agile Cliché: Using Flexible Stereotypes as Building Blocks in the Construction of an Affective Lexicon' In: Oltramari, A., Vossen, P., Qin, L. & Hovy, E (eds). New Trends of Research in Ontologies and Lexical Resources. Berlin: Springer: Theory and Applications of Natural Language Processing. [Details]
Guofu Li and Tony Veale; (2011) 'Analogical Cliques in Ontology Construction: Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS), Vol. 128' In: Fred, A.; Dietz, J.L.G.; Liu, K.; Filipe, J (eds). Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. Berlin: Springer Verlag. Available Online [Details]
Forceville, Charles, Veale, Tony and Feyaerts, Kurt; (2010) 'Balloonics: The Visuals of Balloons in Comics' In: Joyce Goggin and Dan Hassler-Forest (eds). The RISE and REASON of Comics and Graphic Literature: Critical Essays on the Form. Jefferson, NC, USA: McFarland. , pp.56-73 Available Online [Details]
Tony Veale and Cristina Butnariu; (2010) 'Harvesting and Understanding On-line Neologisms' In: Alexander Onysko and Sascha Michel (eds). Cognitive Perspectives on Word Formation [Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs ; 221]. Berlin: DeGruyter. , pp.393-416 Available Online [Details]
Veale, T.; (2009) 'Hiding in Plain Sight: Figure-Ground Reversals in Humour' In: Brône, Geert and Vandaele, Jeroen (eds). Cognitive Poetics: Goals, Gains and Gaps. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. , pp.279-288 Available Online [Details]
Veale, T.; (2007) 'Dynamic creation of analogically-motivated terms and categories in lexical ontologies' In: Judith Munat (eds). Lexical Creativity, Texts and Contexts. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. , pp.189-212 [Details]
Veale, T; (2006) 'Computability as a test on linguistic theories' In: G. Kristiansen, M. Achard, R. Dirven and F. Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez (eds). Cognitive Linguistics: Current Applications and Future Perspectives. The Hague: Mouton DeGruyter. [Details]
Keane, M.T, Veale, T. & Costello, F.; (2000) 'La complessità computazionale nella scienza cognitiva: Il caso del ragionamento analogico e della combinazione di concetti' In: (Eds.), P. Cherubini, P. Giretta, & A. Mazzocco (eds). Ragionamento: psicologia e logica. Firenze: Giunti. , pp.185-207 [Details]
Veale, T., O'Donoghue, D. & Keane, M. T.; (1999) 'Computability as a limiting cognitive constraint: Complexity concerns in metaphor comprehension about which cognitive linguists should be aware' In: Ed. M. Hiraga, C. Sinha and S. Wilcox. John Benjamins: Amsterdam/Philadelphia (eds). Cultural, Psychological and Typological Issues in Cognitive Linguistics. , pp.129-155 [Details]

Edited Books

Tony Veale, Kurt Feyaerts, Charles Forceville (Ed.). (2013) Creativity and the Agile Mind: A Multi-Disciplinary Study of a Multi-Faceted Phenomenon (Applications of Cognitive Linguistics). Amsterdam: Mouton De Gruyter. Available Online [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Antonio Reyes, Paolo Rosso, Tony Veale (2013) 'A multidimensional approach for detecting irony in twitter'. Language Resources And Evaluation, 47 :239-268. [Details]
Tony Veale (2013) 'Humorous Similes'. Humor, 26 (1):3-22. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Yanfen Hao and Tony Veale; (2010) 'An Ironic Fist in a Velvet Glove: Creative Mis-Representation in the Construction of Ironic Similes'. Journal of Minds and Machines, 20 (4):635-650. Available Online [Details]
Tony Veale, Pablo Gervás and Rafael Pérez y Pérez; (2010) 'Computational Creativity: A Continuing Journey. Introduction to the special issue on Computational Creativity. Minds and Machines'. Journal of Minds and Machines, 20 (4):483-488. Available Online [Details]
Veale, T. and Hao, Y.; (2008) 'Context in Lexical Ontologies'. Knowledge Engineering Review, 23 (1). [Details]
Veale, T.; (2006) 'An analogy-oriented type hierarchy for linguistic creativity'. Journal of Knowledge-Based Systems, 19 (7):471-479. [Details]
Veale, T., Feyaerts, K., and Brône G. ; (2006) 'The Cognitive Mechanisms of Adversarial Humor'. Humor, 19 (3):305-338. [Details]
Hayes, J., Veale, T. and Seco N; (2005) 'Creative discovery in the lexical validation gap'. Journal of Computer Speech and Language, 19 (4):513-523. [Details]
Veale, T; (2006) 'Re-Representation and Creative Analogy: A Lexico-Semantic Perspective'. New Generation Computing, 24 (3):223-240. [Details]
Veale, T.; (2004) 'Incongruity in Humor: Root Cause or Epiphenomenon?'. Humor, 17 (4). [Details]
Veale, T & O'Donoghue. D; (2000) 'Computation and Blending'. Cognitive Linguistics, 11 (3/4):253-281. [Details]
Veale, T., A. Conway & B. Collins.; (1998) 'The Challenges of Cross-Modal Translation: English to Sign Language Translation in the ZARDOZ System'. Machine Translation, 13 (1). [Details]
Cunningham, P., T. Veale & A. Conway.; (1993) 'TWIG: An Intelligent Document Indexing System'. Journal of Expert Systems in Management, . [Details]
Veale, T. & M. T. Keane; (1992) 'Conceptual Scaffolding: A spatially founded meaning representation for metaphor comprehension'. Computational Intelligence, 8 (3). [Details]

Other Journals

Cardoso, A., Veale, T., Wiggins, G.; (2009) 'Converging on the divergent: the history (and future) of the international joint workshops in computational creativity' AI Magazine 30 (3) :15-22. Available Online [Details]
Veale, T.; (2008) 'Figure-Ground Duality in Humour: A Multi-Modal Perspective' Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 4 (1) :63-81. Available Online [Details]
Veale, T.; (2004) 'Unweaving the analogical rainbow with lightweight lexical ontologies' Quarterly Report of the AISB 188 (1) . [Details]
Veale, T.; (2002) 'How to Blend Concepts and Influence People: Computational Models of Conceptual Integration' Theoria et Historia Scientiarum 1 (1) . [Details]

Conference Publications

Tony Veale (2013) Less Rhyme, More Reason: Knowledge-based Poetry Generation with Feeling, Insight and Wit . In: Mary-Lou Maher eds. ICCC: International Conference on Computational Creativity Sydney, Australia, [Details]
Tony Veale (2013) Once More, With Feeling! Using Creative Affective Metaphors to Express Information Needs ICCC: International Conference on Computational Creativity Sydney, Australia, [Details]
Tony Veale, Guofu Li (2013) Creating Similarity: Lateral Thinking for Vertical Similarity Judgments ACL: Annual Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics Sofia, Bulgaria, [Details]
Tony Veale (2014) Coming Good and Breaking Bad: Generating Transformative Character Arcs For Use in Compelling Stories . In: Simon Colton, Nada Lavrac eds. ICCC: International Conference on Computational Creativity Ljubljana, Slovenia, , 10-JUN-14 - 13-JUN-14 [Details]
Tony Veale, Guofu Li (2014) Running With Scissors: Cut-Ups, Boundary Friction and Creative Reuse ICCBR: International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning Cork, Ireland, , 30-SEP-14 - 02-OCT-14 [Details]
Tony Veale and Guofu Li (2011) Creative Introspection and Knowledge Acquisition: Learning about the world thru introspective questions and exploratory metaphors AAAI'2011, the 25th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence [Details]
Tony Veale (2011) Exploiting Readymades in Linguistic Creativity: A System Demonstration of the Jigsaw Bard ACL'2011, the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies [Details]
Tony Veale (2011) We Can Re-Use It For You Wholesale Serendipity and Objets Trouvés in Linguistic Creativity ICCC'2011, the 2nd International Conference on Computational Creativity [Details]
Tony Veale (2011) Creative Language Retrieval: A Robust Hybrid of Information Retrieval and Linguistic Creativity ACL'2011, the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologie [Details]
Tony Veale (2012) A Context-sensitive, Multi-faceted model of Lexico-Conceptual Affect ACL'2012, the 50th Annual Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics [Details]
Tony Veale (2012) The Soul of a New Cliché: Conventions and Meta-Conventions in the Creative Linguistic Variation of Familiar Forms Turing Centenary Conference [Details]
Tony Veale and Guofu Li (2012) Specifying Viewpoint and Information Need with Affective Metaphors: A System Demonstration of Metaphor Magnet ACL'2012, the 50th Annual Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics [Details]
Tony Veale and Yanfen Hao (2012) In the Mood for Affective Search WWW'2012, The World-Wide-Web Conference [Details]
Tony Veale (2012) Seeing the Best and Worst of Everything on the Web with a Two-level, Feature-rich Affect Lexicon WWW'2012, The World-Wide-Web Conference [Details]
Tony Veale (2012) Teaching WordNet to Sing like an Angel and Cry like a Baby: Learning Affective Stereotypical Behaviors from the Web GWC'2012, the Global WordNet Conference [Details]
Tony Veale and Yanfen Hao; (2010) Detecting Ironic Intent in Creative Comparisons ECAI 2010, the 19th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence Lisbon, Portugal, Available Online [Details]
Guofu Li, Alejandra Lopez-Fernandez and Tony Veale; (2010) UCD-Goggle: A Hybrid System for Noun Compound Paraphrasing SEM-EVAL 2010, the 5th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation at ACL 2010 Uppsala, Sweden, , 15-JUL-10 - 17-JUL-10 , pp.230-233 Available Online [Details]
Tony Veale and Mourad El Mouddeb; (2010) Similarity, Comparability And Analogy In WordNet: Squaring The Analogical Circle With Mondrian . In: Bhattacharyya, P., Vossen, P. and Fellbaum, C eds. The 5th Global WordNet Conference (GWC 2009) Mumbai, India, , 29-JAN-10 - 31-JAN-10 Available Online [Details]
Cristina Butnariu, Su Nam Kim, Preslav Nakov, Diarmuid OSeaghdha, Stan Szpakowicz, Tony Veale; (2010) SemEval-2010 Task 9: The Interpretation of Noun Compounds Using Paraphrasing Verbs and Prepositions SemEval 2010, the ACL workshop on Semantic Evaluations Uppsala, Sweden, , 11-JUL-10 - 16-JUL-10 , pp.39-44 Available Online [Details]
Cristina Butnariu, Su Nam Kim, Preslav Nakov, Diarmuid OSeaghdha, Stan Szpakowicz, Tony Veale; (2009) SemEval-2010 Task 9: The Interpretion of Noun Compounds Using Paraphrasing Verbs and Prepositions North American Association for Computational Linguistics Workshop on Semantic Evaluations: Recent Achievements and Future Directions (SEW-2009) , pp.100-105 Available Online [Details]
Costello, F., Veale, T., Dunne, S.; (2006) Using WordNet to automatically deduce relations between words in nuon-noun compounds In Proceedings of COLING-ACL'06: The 21st International Conference on Computational Linguistics and 44th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics [Details]
Collins, B., Cunningham, P. & T. Veale.; (1996) Adaptation-Guided Retrieval in EBMT: A Case-Based Approach to Machine Translation Proceedings of EWCBR '96, Advances in Case-Based Reasoning, Ian Smith & Boi Faltings *, , pp.91-104 [Details]
Cunningham, P. & T. Veale.; (1991) Organizational issues arising from the integration of the Concept Network & Lexicon in a Text Understanding System Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence.(1991) *, [Details]
Veale, T., Cunningham, P.; (1991) A Conceptual Framework for Semantic Integrity in large Knowledge-based Systems Proceedings of the 1991 Irish Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science conference, AICS'91 *, [Details]
Veale, T., Li, Guofu, Hao, Y.; (2009) Growing Finely-Discriminating Taxonomies from Seeds of Varying Quality and Size . In: Timothy Baldwin and Valia Kordoni eds. EACL 2009, The 12th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics Athens, Greece, , 30-MAR-09 - 03-APR-09 , pp.835-842 Available Online [Details]
Veale, T., Li, Guofu; (2009) ONTOLOGICAL CLIQUES - Analogy as an Organizing Principle in Ontology Construction . In: Jan L. G. Dietz eds. IC3K/KEOD, The International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management Madeira, Portugal, , 06-OCT-09 - 08-OCT-09 Available Online [Details]
Veale, T., Hao, Y.; (2009) Support Structures for Linguistic Creativity: A Computational Analysis of Creative Irony in Similes . In: Niels Taatgen and Hedderik van Rijn eds. CogSci 2009, the 31st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society Amsterdam, , 01-AUG-09 - 04-AUG-09 , pp.1376-1381 Available Online [Details]
Veale, T. and Hao, Y.; (2008) Acquiring Naturalistic Concept Descriptions from the Web . In: Witt, Rehm, Schmidt, Choukri, Burnard eds. LREC 2008, the 6th international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation Marrakech, Morocco, , 31-MAY-08 - 01-JUN-08 , pp.1-5 Available Online [Details]
Veale, T. and Hao, Y.; (2008) Talking Points in Metaphor: A Concise Usage-based Representation for Figurative Processing . In: M. Ghallab, C.D. Spyropoulos, N. Fakotakis and N. Avouris eds. ECAI 2008, the 18th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence Patras, Greece, , 20-JUL-08 - 25-AUG-08 , pp.1-5 Available Online [Details]
Butnariu, C. and Veale, T.; (2008) A Concept-Centered Approach to Noun-Compound Interpretation . In: Harold Somers eds. COLING 2008, the 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics Manchester, , 19-AUG-08 - 22-AUG-08 , pp.6-10 Available Online [Details]
Veale, T. and Hao, Y.; (2008) A Fluid Knowledge Representation for Understanding and Generating Creative Metaphors . In: Harold Somers eds. COLING 2008, The 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics Manchester, , 18-AUG-08 - 22-AUG-08 , pp.1-5 Available Online [Details]
Veale, T., Hao, Y. and Li, G.; (2008) Multilingual Harvesting of Cross-Cultural Stereotypes . In: Johanna Moore, Simone Teufel, James Allan, and Sadaoki Furui eds. ACL 2008, the 46th annual meeting of the association of Computational Linguistics Columbus, Ohio, , 16-JUN-08 - 18-JUN-08 , pp.1-5 Available Online [Details]
Veale, T. and Hao, Y.; (2008) Enriching WordNet with Folk Knowledge and Stereotypes . In: Christiane Fellbaum and Piek Vossen eds. The 4th Global WordNet Conference Szeged, Hungary, , 22-JAN-08 - 25-JAN-08 [Details]
Butnariu, C and Veale, T.; (2008) On the categorization of Cause and Effect in WordNet . In: Christiane Fellbaum and Piek Vossen eds. The 4th Global WordNet Conference Szeged, Hungary, , 22-JAN-08 - 25-JAN-08 [Details]
Veale, T. and Hao, Y.; (2007) Learning to Understand Figurative Language: From Similes to Metaphors to Irony CogSci 2007: the 29th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society Nashville, Tennessee, , 01-AUG-07 - 04-AUG-07 Available Online [Details]
Butnariu, C. and Veale, T.; (2007) A hybrid model for detecting semantic relations between noun pairs in text SemEval-2007, The 4th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluations, at ACL-2007 Prague, Available Online [Details]
Veale, T. and Hao, Y.; (2007) Syntagmatics and Ontological Categorization ICLC'2007: the 10th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference Krakow, , 14-JUL-07 - 20-JUL-07 Available Online [Details]
Veale, T. and Hao, Y.; (2007) Making Lexical Ontologies Functional and Context-Sensitive . In: John Carroll, Eva Hajičová eds. ACL 2007, the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics Prague, , 21-JUN-07 - 28-JUN-07 , pp.57-64 Available Online [Details]
Veale, T.; (2007) A robust semantics for Metaphor, Simile and Analogy IJCAI'2007 Workshop on Modeling and Representation in Computational Semantics Hyerabad, India, , 06-JAN-07 - 08-JAN-07 Available Online [Details]
Veale, T. and Hao, Y.; (2007) Ironic Comparisons: A Large-Scale Analysis of Simile ICLC'2007: the 10th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference Krakow, , 14-JUL-07 - 20-JUL-07 Available Online [Details]
Veale, T. and Hao, Y.; (2007) Comprehending and Generating Apt Metaphors: A Web-driven, Case-based Approach to Figurative Language AAAI'07: the 22nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence [Details]
Yu, Q. and Veale, T.; (2006) Creative Puzzle Generation from Factual Content AICS2006, the 17th Irish conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Belfast, Available Online [Details]
Veale, T. and Chen, S.; (2006) Learning to Extract Semantic Content from the Orthographic Structure of Chinese Words AICS2006, the 17th Irish conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Available Online [Details]
Hao, Y. and Veale, T.; (2006) Understanding Metaphor Using a Corpus-trained Fluid Category System AICS2006, the 17th Irish conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Belfast, Available Online [Details]
Veale, T.; (1998) Pragmatic Pressures in Metaphor Appreciation. Computation for Metaphors, Analogy, and Agents: Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence , Springer Verlag: Berlin Pragmatic Pressures in Metaphor Appreciation. Computation for Metaphors, Analogy, and Agents: Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence , Springer Verlag: Berlin [Details]
Veale, T. (1996).; (1996) A Metaphor-based Model of Conceptual Deep-Cases for Prepositional Attachment Proceedings of CSNLP96, the 1996 Conference on Cognitive Science of Natural Language Processing. Dublin City University, Ireland, September 1996 Dublin City University, Ireland, [Details]
Veale, T., B. Smyth, D. ODonoghue & M. T. Keane.; (1996) Representational Myopia in Cognitive Mapping Proceedings of the 1996 AAAI workshop on Source of the Power in Cognitive Theories, Portland, Oregon, August 1996 Portland, Oregon, [Details]
Veale, T. & M. T. Keane.; (1997) The Competence of Sub-Optimal Structure Mapping on Hard Analogies IJCAI97, the Int. Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Nagoya, Japan, 1997 Nagoya, Japan, [Details]
Veale T. & A. Way.; (1997) Gaijin: A Template-Driven Bootstrapping Approach to Example-Based Machine Translation Proceedings of NeMNLP97, New Methods in Natural Language Processing, Sofia, Bulgaria, September 1997 , Bulgaria, [Details]
Veale, T., Seco, N, Hayes, J.; (2004) Creative Discovery in Lexical Ontologies COLING'2004, the 20th International Conference on Computational Linguistics [Details]
Veale, T.; (2004) WordNet sits the S.A.T.: A Knowledge-Based Approach to Lexical Analogy In the proceedings of ECAI'2004, the 16th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence *, [Details]
Veale, T., Seco, N, Hayes, J.; (2004) An Intrinsic Information Content Metric for Semantic Similarity in WordNet In the proceedings of ECAI'2004, the 16th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Valencia, Spain Valenica, Spain, [Details]
Veale, T.; (2004) Tapping the Entrenched Creativity of Lexical Ontologies In the proceedings of the workshop on Computational Creativity, held as part of ECCBR'2004, August 2004 Madrid, Spain, [Details]
Veale, T.; (2004) Polysemy and Category Structure in WordNet: An Evidential Approach In the proceedings of LREC'2004, the 4th international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation Lisbon, Portugal, [Details]
Veale, T.; (2004) Paths to Creativity in Lexical Ontology In the proceedings of the 2nd Global WordNet Conference, Brno, Czech Republic, January 2004 Brno, Czech Republic, [Details]
Veale, T.; (2004) Creative Information Retrieval In the proceedings of CICLing 2004, Seoul, February 2004 Seoul, [Details]
Veale, T. & M. T. Keane.; (1996) Catastrophes of Goal Activation in the Appreciation of Disparagement Humour Proceedings of IWCH96, the First International Workshop on Computational Humor, (1996) *, [Details]
Veale, T. & B. Collins.; (1996) Space, Schematization & Metaphor in Sign: Sign Language Translation in the Zardoz System Proceedings of AMTA96, The second conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas, Montrèal.(1996) Montreal, [Details]
Collins, B., P. Cunningham & T. Veale.; (1996) Adaptation Guided Retrieval for Example-Based Machine Translation AMTA96, The second conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas, Montrèal.(1996) Montreal, [Details]
Nuno Seco, Tony Veale and Jer Hayes; (2004) The Paradoxical Role of Similarity in Creative Reasoning In Proceeding of 1st Workshop on Language Resources for Linguistic Creativity, at the 4th international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. Lisbon, Portugal(2004) Lisbon, Portugal, [Details]
Nuno Seco, Tony Veale and Jer Hayes.; (2004) Concept creation in Lexical Ontologies In the proceedings of LREC'2004, the 4th international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon, Portugal, [Details]
Jer Hayes, Tony Veale and Nuno Seco; (2004) Interpreting noun-noun compounds: exploiting lexical resources to create a truly large-scale model The 1st Workshop on Language Resources for Linguistic Creativity, at the 4th international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon, Portugal, [Details]
Jer Hayes, Tony Veale and Nuno Seco.; (2004) Enriching WordNet Via Generative Metonymy and Creative Polysemy In the proceedings of LREC'2004, the 4th international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon, Portugal, [Details]
Hayes, J, Veale, T, Seco, N.; (2004) Creative Discovery in the Lexical Validation Gap In the proceedings of the workshop on Computational Creativity, held as part of ECCBR'2004, Madrid, Spain, August 2004 Madrid, Spain, [Details]
Hayes, J, Veale, T.; (2004) The Bible is the Christian Koran: Discovering Simple Analogical Compounds In the proceedings of the workshop on Computational Creativity, held as part of ECCBR'2004, Madrid, Spain, August 2004 Madrid, Spain, [Details]
Veale, T.; (1997) Creativity as Pastiche: A Computational Model of Dynamic Blending and Textual Collage, with Special Reference to the Use of Blending in Cinematic Narratives In the proceedings of ICLC'97, the 1997 conference of The International Cognitive Linguistics Association, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Amsterdam, The Netherlands, [Details]
Veale, T. & P. Cunningham.; (1992) Competitive Hypothesis Resolution in TWIG: A Blackboard-Driven Text-Understanding System Proceedings of ECAI'92, the 10th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence(1992) *, [Details]
Veale, T. & M. T. Keane.; (1992) Conceptual Scaffolding: Using metaphors to build knowledge structures Proceedings of ECAI92, the 10th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence(1992) *, [Details]
Veale, T. & M. T. Keane.; (1993) A Connectionist Model of Semantic Memory for Metaphor Interpretation 1993 Workshop on Neural Architectures and Distributed AI, October 19-20, the Center for Neural Engineering, U.S.C. California.(1993) U.S.C. California, [Details]
Veale, T. & M. T. Keane.; (1994) Belief Modeling, Intentionality and Perlocution in Metaphor Comprehension Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Atlanta, Georgia(1994) Atlanta, Georgia, [Details]
Veale, T. & M. T. Keane.; (1994) Metaphor and Memory and Meaning in Sapper: A Hybrid Model of Metaphor Interpretation Proceedings of the workshop on Hybrid Connectionist Systems of ECAI94, the 11th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, (1994). *, [Details]
Veale, T. & A. Conway.; (1994) Cross-modal comprehension in Zardoz, an English to Sign Language translation system 7th International Workshop on Natural Language Generation, Maine, 1994 Maine, [Details]
Veale, T, D ODonoghue & M. T. Keane.; (1995) Epistemological Issues in Metaphor Comprehension: A Comparative Analysis of Three Models of Metaphor Interpretation ICLC95, the 4th conference of The International Cognitive Linguistics Association, Albuquerque NM. 1995 Albuquerque NM, [Details]
Conway, A. & T. Veale. (1995).; (1995) Building signs: Representing space and structure in automatic sign synthesis ICLC95, the 1995 conference of The International Cognitive Linguistics Association, Albuquerque, NM. 1995 Albuquerque, NM, [Details]
Veale, T. & M. T. Keane.; (1996) No Laughing Matter: The Cognitive Structure of Humour, Metaphor and Creativity proceedings of IWCH96, the First International Workshop on Computational Humor (1996) *, [Details]
Veale, T. (1998).; (1998) Soft Approaches to Structural Alignment in the Sub-Graph Isomorphism Problem Proc. of the IASTED International Conference on Soft Computing and Artificial Intelligence, Cancun, Mexico, May 1998 Cancun, Mexico, [Details]
Veale, T.; (1998) Pragmatic Pressures in Metaphor Appreciation CMA2, An International Workshop on Computation for Metaphors, Agents and Analogy, Aizu, Japan, April 1998. (to be published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series).(1998) Aizu, Japan, [Details]
Veale, T.; (1998) 'Just in Time' Analogical Mapping, An Iterative-Deepening Approach to Structure-Mapping Proceedings of ECAI'98, the Thirteenth European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Brighton, UK, August 1998 Brighton, UK, [Details]
Veale, T. & M. T. Keane.; (1998) Principal Differences in Structure-Mapping Proceedings of Advances in Analogical Research, (1998) *, [Details]
Hayes, J. & T. Veale.; (1999) A Structure Mapping Model of Conceptual Combination Proceedings of the 1999 International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Sweden.(1999) Sweden, [Details]
ODonoghue, D. & T. Veale.; (1999) How to blend concepts and influence people Proceedings of the 1999 International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Sweden (presented in the theme session Conceptual Blending: Representations, Principles and Processes). (1999) Sweden, [Details]
Tony Veale. (2002).; (2002) Meta-Knowledge Annotation for Efficient Natural-Language Question-Answering AICS2002, the 13th Irish conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science *, [Details]
Tony Veale; (2002) Compromise in Multi-Agent Blends Proceedings of TWWT 2002, The Way We Think, Anders Hougaard and Steffen Nordahl Lund (2002) *, [Details]
Tony Veale.; (2003) The Analogical Thesaurus: An Emerging Application at the Juncture of Lexical Metaphor and Information Retrieval Proceedings of IAAI 2003, the 2003 International Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence *, [Details]
Tony Veale.; (2003) Dynamic Type Creation in Metaphor Interpretation and Analogical Reasoning: A Case-Study with WordNet Proceedings of ICCS2003, the 2003 International Conference on Conceptual Structures, Dresden, Germany.(2003) Dresden, Germany, [Details]
Tony Veale.; (2003) Systematicity and the Lexicon in Creative Metaphor Proceedings of the ACL Workshop on Figurative Language and the Lexicon, the 2003 Applied Computational Linguistics Conference, Sapporo, Japan Sapporo, Japan, [Details]
Tony Veale.; (2003) Qualia Extraction from WordNet Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Creative Systems, held as part of IJCAI03, the 2003 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence.(2003) *, [Details]
Kim, H., Chen, S. Veale, T.; (2006) Analogical Reasoning with a Synergy of HowNet and WordNet The 3rd Global WordNet Conference [Details]
Veale, T.; (2006) Surfing the Lexical Zeitgeist with Wikipedia and WordNet ECAI'2006, the 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence [Details]
Veale, T.; (2006) A typology of Lexical Analogy in WordNet The 3rd Global WordNet Conference [Details]
                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

My research interests revolve around the creative use and comprehension of language, as exemplified by the following topics:

Computational Creativity;
Analogical Reasoning and Lexical Analogies;
Metaphor and other forms of figurative language (such as irony, humor);
Ontologies (in particular, Lexical Ontologies), their use and construction;
Multilingual language resources
WordNet and other large-scale lexical resources;
Language-oriented educational computer games. 

I am a funded investigator in the SFI CSET "Next Generation Localization" and a member of the Centre for Next Generation Localization (CNGL)

I am also funded by the Korean NRF's World-Class-University (WCU) programme to spend one semester a year at KAIST (the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology).
 
I am the author of the monograph Exploding The Creativity Myth: The Computational Foundations of Linguistic Creativity (Bloomsbury Academic, 2012).

I have delivered courses on my research at the 2005 and 2007 ESSLLI summer schools:

2005: Computational treatments of Metaphor
2007: Enriched Lexical Ontologies

and at the 2011 Autumn School in Computational Creativity in Helsinki, Finland.
 
Slides for these courses are available from Afflatus.UCD.ie


Research Projects

Sponsor : Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Title : IT-Life
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-06 / 31-JAN-07
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : KAIST/KOREA/UCD Collaboration
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-05 / 01-APR-06
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Explanation - Based Business Intelligence Systems
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-03 / 31-DEC-04
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Research Visit to Coimbra, Portugal
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-03 / 30-APR-04
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : KNOW-BEST: Knowledge - Based Educational Systems for Testing
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-04 / 30-SEP-07
Sponsor : Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Title : IT - LIFE
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-07 / 31-JAN-08
Sponsor : Flemish Academic Centre for Science and the Arts
Title : The Agile Mind - Towards an Empiracal Account of Creativity in Science and Art
Start Date / End Date : 01-FEB-08 / 30-SEP-08
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Next Generation Localisation
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-07 / 30-OCT-08

Recent Postgraduates

 

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

I believe the key to good teaching is to allow a student to forge connections between ideas by presenting the material in the form of an engaging narrative. One must be capable of inventing apt metaphors and analogies in context to present complex ideas in a grounded and intuitive fashion.
 

Enhancement of Teaching

I update my course materials every year in response to feedback from the previous year's students. For instance, my AI course on the UCD/Fudan International BSc has evolved from a traditional course on search techniques to a course on the Semantic Web, in which the history, technology and uses of Semantic Web ontologies are discussed and implemented. My desire to remain up-to-date and relevant in my area of teaching reflects the needs of students who wish to be engage with industrially-relevant material. I teach a group-structured course on Software Engineering (Software Project III) in which I invent a new project brief every year. My goal with these projects is to provide an engaging educational experience in which the students feel they are developing a commercially viable product. With the low barriers to entry for smartphone apps, one must be constantly surveying the industry to find up-to-date project material. This course is a delicate balance of structured and self-regulated learning. I believe -- based on direct feedback from engaged students -- that I have found the right balance of content and delivery.

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

Upon joining UCD in 2002, I was tasked with running the UCD/Fudan International BSc. in Software Engineering. The first task was the creation of a suitable curriculum for the degree, which I designed in cooperation with Fudan. Since then, the curriculum must occasionally be updated to reflect the needs of the students. For example, I initially imported the successful UCD concept of a final year project, making this a group rather than individual project. Students formed their own groups of 4 or 5 members, and developed a concept suggested by their UCD supervisors. However, since UCD lecturers are present in Fudan for just one semester at a time, and dispersed across different semesters, the final project proved unworkable. UCD lecturers could not provide the year-long supervision that was needed. A lecturer needs to be present to make a difference. I negotiated a curriculum change with Fudan whereby the final project was replaced by three new UCD modules. This did not entail the assignment of more lecturers to the degree. Two of the new modules are designed Advanced Topics (I and II): these are 4th-year modules whose content reflects the research-interests of the UCD lecturer. These modules thus serve to promote current research interests in UCD.

Developing as a Teacher

I have been teaching Computer Science and related topics since 1994. Over the years, I have benefited from seeing the teaching style of my colleagues, but I have especially benefited from experiencing the best international speakers on the conference circuit. I have taught a wide variety of CS topics since 1994, at Trinity College, Dublin (1994); Dublin City University (1995-1999), UCD (2002-present). Each has provided the opportunity to hone my teaching skills, to undergraduates, post-graduates, and professionals (in DCU I delivered multiple night courses to industry professionals). Upon joining DCU in 1995, I benefited from a two-day professional teaching course with audio-video feedback. This course cemented the key values of clarity, engagement and approachability. I have also benefited from the cultural diversity of my teaching responsibilities, since I have had to adapt my teaching style to Chinese students (in Fudan) and Korean students (in KAIST). Feedback from summer/autumn schools where I have delivered courses to international audiences has also been an invaluable learning tool for me.

Innovation & Leadership

I helped set up the UCD International BSc in Software Engineering in 2002, and was the first UCD lecturer to teach at Fudan. Over the years I have adapted and evolved my teaching style to a multicultural audience, and have developed specific courses to bridge cultural gaps in the understanding and use of science.

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Julie Berndsen, UCD  (as part of the Next Generation Localization CSET)

Fintan Costello, UCD

Mel O'Cinneide, UCD
 
Mark Keane, UCD 

 

External Collaborators

The PROSECCO consortium (PROSECCO-network.eu).

Kurt Feyaerts and Geert Brone of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Charles Forceville of the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Francisco Ruiz de Mendoza of the university of Rioja, Spain

Key-Sun Choi of the Korean Institute of Advanced Science and Technology, Korea

Josef van Genabith of Dublin City University, as part of the Next Generation Localization CSET

Vincent Wade,Trinity College Dublin, as part of the Next Generation Localization CSET