I am an application programmer and researcher. I have been an NSERC postgraduate scholar, and hold a PhD in Computing from the School of Computing at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
- I received my BScH from Queen's University in
2001, my MSc in 2002, and my PhD in 2010.
- My PhD research focused on the semantics of natural languages, with the overall goal of enriching the amount of detail that occurs in a computer generated story.
I am currently interested in the following topics:
- The enrichment of semantic content generated for storytelling
- Semantic representations suitable for Natural Language Processing
- Improvements to Speech Synthesis technologies
I have been involved with the following research
- The Computational Linguistics Laboratory, School
- The Cree Database Project, Language and Linguistics
- The Morpho-Syntactic Research Group, Language
- Thomas, C. (2008). Towards a User-Friendly Semantic Formalism for Natural Language Generation. The ACM Crossroads Student Magazine, 15:2, pp. 17-23. [ HTML ]
- Lessard, G., Levison, M., Thomas, C. (2007). The Contribution of Natural Language Generation and Corpus Data to the Study of Derivational Productivity. In ATALA Workshop on Morphological Productivity. Paris, France. November 10, 2007.
- Lessard, G., Levison, M., Thomas, C. (2007). Using Lexical Transformations to Expand Machine-Readable Lexicons. In Proceedings of the Workshop of the GLDV Working Group on Lexicography at the Biennial Spring Conference of the GLDV, pages 75-81. April 2007.
- Thomas, C., Levison, M., Lessard, G. (2004). Experiments in Prosody for the Generation of Oral French. In Proceedings of InSTIL/ICALL2004 - NLP and Speech Technologies in Advanced Language Learning Systems, pages 123-126. Venice, Italy. June 17-19, 2004. [ HTML ]
- Thomas, C. (2003). Automatic Generation of French Speech. The ACM Crossroads Student Magazine, 9:3, pp. 24-27. [ HTML ]
- Levison, M., Thomas, C. (2002). Jigsaw Puzzles: Problem B. In: Proceedings of ALLC-ACH, pages 62-64. Tuebingen, Germany. July 2002. [ HTML ]
- Thomas, C. (2010). The Algorithmic Expansion of Stories. Unpublished PhD Thesis, School of Computing, Queen's University. October 2010.
- Thomas, C. (2009). An Exploration of Semantic Formalisms - Part II: A Brief Survey of Other Semantic Formalisms. Technical Report No. 555, School of Computing, Queen's University. [ PDF ]
- Thomas, C. (2009). An Exploration of Semantic Formalisms - Part I: A Comparison of First Order Predicate Calculus, Intensional Logic and Conceptual Structures. Technical Report No. 554, School of Computing, Queen's University. [ PDF ]
- Thomas, C., Levison, M., Lessard, G. (2003). Generating Oral French. Unpublished paper. [ HTML ]
- Thomas, C. (2002). A Prosodic Transcription Mechanism for Natural Language Generation. Unpublished MSc Thesis, School of Computing, Queen's University. October 2002.
My CV is available on request
To contact me, please send an email to craig (at) craigthomas (dot) ca