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Hargraves, Orin



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research overview

  • Orin Hargraves’s chief areas of expertise are the English language, with expert knowledge of dialectal differences between British and American. Most projects he is engaged in result in the publication of reference books and software (dictionaries and other lexical databases), ontologies, and in the production of successively refined inputs to natural language processing (NLP) systems for applications including event detection, information extraction, machine translation, and question answering.


  • Lexical databases including dictionaries, corpora, WordNet, FrameNet, VerbNet, PropBank; Event detection, lexical analysis, lexicography, lexicology


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courses taught

  • LING 3430 - Semantics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2023
    Theoretical and practical study of meaning in natural language. Considers both semantic theories and semantic phenomena from diverse languages.
  • WRTG 3020 - Topics in Writing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Through sustained inquiry into a selected topic or issue, students will practice advanced forms of academic writing. Emphasizes analysis, criticism and argument. Taught as a writing workshop, places a premium on substantive, thoughtful revision. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).

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