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Tony Abou-Assaleh

Tony Abou-Assaleh
Tony Abou-Assaleh
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(905) 688-5550 ext. 5234
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Recent M.Sc. Student Thesis
Current M.Sc. Student Thesis

Research Interests

  • Relaxed Unification Formalism and Unification in First-Order Logic
  • Probabilistic Logic: Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Natural Language Processing: Unification Grammars and Question Answering
  • Autonomous Agents and Artificial Life
  • Artificial Neural Networks and Evolutionary Computation
  • Unsupervised Learning and Reinforcement Learning
  • Detection of Malicious Code
  • Knowledge and Information Management Systems


  • MMath University of Waterloo
  • BSc Brock University

Recent Publications

Peer-reviewed Conference Papers

  • Tony Abou-Assaleh, Nick Cercone, and Vlado Kešelj.
    "Question-Answering with Relaxed Unification".
    In Proceedings of the Conference of the Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics, PACLING'05. Tokyo, Japan. August 24-27, 2005.
  • Tony Abou-Assaleh, Nick Cercone, and Vlado Kešelj.
    "A Probabilistic Evaluation Function for Relaxed Unification".
    In Proceedings of the 29th IEEE Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2005. Edinburgh, Scotland. July 25-28, 2005.

Non-refereed Conference Contributions

  • Tony Abou-Assaleh, Nick Cercone, Jon Doyle, Vlado Kešelj, and Chris Whidden.
    "DalTREC 2005 QA System Jellyfish: Mark-and-Match Approach to Question Answering".
    In Proceedings of the Fourtheenth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2005), Gaithersburg, Maryland, November 2005.

Technical Reports

  • Tony Abou-Assaleh, Oliver Baltzer, Chris Jordan, Philip O'Brien, and Hathai Tanta-ngai.
    "Collaborative, Distributed Information Management and Retrieval Architecture for the Enterprises".
    Technical Report #CS2005-13, Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University. August 2005.


  • Tony Abou-Assaleh.
    "Applying Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar With Relaxed Unification to Question Answering".
    Ph.D. Thesis Proposal. Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University. April 2005.

Recent M.Sc. Graduate Student Thesis

Current M.Sc. Graduate Student Thesis