Woody Haynes

(a.k.a. Sherwood K. Haynes II)

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Woody received a Ph.D. in Computer Science in December of 2002 from the Illinois Institute of Technology, specializing in Computational Linguistics and Computational Lexicography..

Woody received his M.S. in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology in June, 1995 and a B.S. in Mathematics from Michigan State University in January, 1972.

Woody used to run competitively before his knees turned to gravel.  He fondly looks back on his 5 Chicago marathons and his affiliation with the Riis Park Striders.

Woody pretends to swim competitively in Illinois Masters Swimming meets.  His 200 IM mixed relay team appears below after its third place finish in the Evanston Masters meet in March, 2001.  Thanks to very cooperative competition at the 2001 Illinois State Meet, Woody took 1st place in the 50-54 male division in the 1650 freestyle and 3rd places in the 50 and 200 breaststroke.  Woody also won the 50-54 male division of the Park Ridge 1500m in 2002.

Employment History

April 1994 - present SKH Consulting, Chicago, IL - Independent consultant working primarily with the energy industry on the development and deployment of customer information systems.
January 1977 - April 1994 Planmetrics, Inc. (a.k.a. On-Line Decisions), Chicago IL.- Development of proprietary systems to support financial and resource modeling for the energy industry (known under the acronym GPOS).. Management, system consulting, and development of such models.  
November 1972 - December 1976 Control Data Corporation, Sunnyvale Operations - Development & maintenance of the Scope Operating System for CDC 6000 machines. 
February 1969 - September 1972 Michigan State University, High Energy Physics Group - Conversion, development, and implementation of data transformation and analysis software.
Summer 1967, 1968 Michigan State University, Cyclotron Laboratory - Computer room and stock room lackey.

Papers & Publications

Haynes, S. 2003, Book Review of  Lexicography and Natural Language Processing: A Festschrift in Honour of B.T.S. Atkins. Computational Linguistics, v29.2, to appear.

Haynes, S. 2002, Word Sense Disambiguation Using a Biased Corpus of WordNet Examples, Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL.

Haynes, S. 2002, Stemming and Stopwording Effects on Word Frequency, Proceedings of the Thirteenth Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference: MAICS 2002, S. Conlon, ed., Chicago, IL, pp71-75

Haynes, S. 2001, Semantic Tagging Using WordNet Examples, Proceedings of SENSEVAL-2: Second International Workshop on Evaluating Word Sense Disambiguation Systems, Toulouse, France, pp 79-82.

Haynes, W. 2001, Panel Discussion: What kind of sense distinctions are hardest for systems to make?  SENSEVAL-2: Second International Workshop on Evaluating Word Sense Disambiguation Systems., Toulouse, France.

Haynes, S. 1996, The IIT Parse of Collins English Dictionary, 1st Edition, Technical Report, Department of Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL.

Haynes, S., Strutz, R., Evens, M., 1995, Grafting Excluded Information into the Parse of the CED, Proceedings of the 1995 Midwest Artifical Intelligence and Cognitive Science Society Conference, Carbondale, IL, pp 88-92

Conlon, S., Dardaine, J., D'Souza, A., Evens, M., Haynes, S., Kim, J., & Strutz, R. 1994. The IIT Lexical Database: Dream and Reality. Current Issues in Computational Linguistics: In Honor of Don Walker. Linguistica Computazionale, Vol. IX. Antonio Zampolli, Nicoletta Calzolari, & Martha Palmer (eds.)  Giardini Editori, Pisa, distributed in the US by Kluwer Academic Publishers. Norwell, ME, pp. 201-225.

Haynes, S., 1993, A CEDy Story, A Tale of Two Parses, Technical Report, Department of Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL.

Contact Information

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