||PROFILE — Alessandro Oltramari
Psychology Office: FMS341
Psychology Phone: 412-268-6284
Dr. Oltramari received his Ph.D. from University of Trento (Italy) in Cognitive Science and Education, in co-tutorship with the Institute for Cognitive Science and Technology of the Italian National Research Council (ISTC-CNR). He also has a B.S. and M.S. in Philosophy of Science (University of Padua - Italy). He has worked as a research scientist at the Laboratory for Applied Ontology (ISTC-CNR) in Trento since 2000. Alessandro has been a Visiting Research Associate at Princeton University (WordNet group) in 2005 and 2006. His primary interests are in ontology, cognitive science, lexical semantics. Most of his research questions center around how cognitive mechanisms and knowledge representation "collaborate" in performing complex human tasks. Alessandro's research activity at CMU mainly deals with integrating ontologies and ACT-R models for high-level event recognition and reasoning. In general, extending cognitive architectures with large knowledge bases represents a brand new area of research in Artificial General Intelligence.
Oltramari, Lebiere. Mechanism Meet Content: Integrating Cognitive Architectures and Ontologies. Proc. of AAAI 2011 Fall Symposium of "Advances in Cognitive Systems" (Arlington, Virginia, November 4-6 November 2011).
Oltramari, A. A Tutoring Methodology for the Enrichment of Ontologies. Cahiers de Lexicologie, Classique Garnier, 99, 2, 2011.
Oltramari, A. Representation, Presentations, and Conceptual Schemas. "Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning", Chapter 1717, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011.
Oltramari, Lebiere, 2011. Extending Cognitive Architectures with Semantic Resources. Proc. of "The Fourth Conference on Artificial General Intelligence" (AGI 2011, Mountain View, California, USA, August 3-6). Forthcoming as part of "Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence".
Oltramari, 2011. Representations, Presentations, and Conceptual Schemas. In Seel, Norbert M. (ed.), "Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning", 1st Edition (Available: December 16, 2011).
Huang, Calzolari, Gangemi, Lenci, Oltramari, Prévot (Editors), 2010. Ontology and the Lexicon. Cambridge University Press.
Prévot, Oltramari, Borgo, 2010. Interfacing ontologies and lexical resources. In Huang, Calzolari, Gangemi, Lenci, Oltramari, Prévot (Editors), Chapter 11, pp. 229-245. Ontology and the Lexicon. Cambridge University Press.
Ovchinnikova, Vieu, Oltramari, Borgo. Data-driven and Ontological Analysis of FrameNet for Natural Language Processing. (Forthcoming in) Proc. of LREC 2010 (7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation), 17 -23 May, La Valletta, Malta.
Ferrario, Oltramari (Editors), 2009. Formal Ontologies Meet Industry. IOS Press.
Trypuz, Oltramari, Vieu, 2007. Ontology of Actions and Mental Entities. Proc. of Workshop on “Concepts, Actions and Objects: Functional and Neural Perspectives”, 19-22 April 2007, Rovereto), Italy.
Ferrario, Oltramari, 2004. Towards a Computational Ontology of Mind. In Varzi, Vieu (editors). Proc. of FOIS 2004 (3rd International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems). 4-6 November, Turin, Italy, pp. 267-277, IOS Press.
Gangemi, Guarino, Masolo, Oltramari, 2003. Sweetening WordNet with DOLCE. AI Magazine 24, 3, Fall 2003, pages 13-24. AAAI Press.
Oltramari, 2002. The Psychophysical chimaera. Proc. of TSC2002 (International Conference “Towards a Science of Consciousness”), 8th April, Tucson, USA.
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