RESEARCH INTERESTS:

 

Artificial Intelligence

Robotics

Temporal and Spatial Representation and Reasoning

Knowledge Representation

Natural Language Processing

Database Systems

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

 

Almeida, M.J. (2006) Incomplete Timestamps in Temporal Databases,

            in Proceedings of the 2nd International Advanced Database Conference,

            US Education Service, pp. 93-98.

 

Almeida, M.J. (2003) Ambiguity and Persistence in the Interval Algebra,

            in Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence,

            CSREA Press, pp. 394-399.

 

Almeida, M.J. (2000) An Outline of Yoruba Grammar, Technical Report, African Languages

Machine Translation Project, UMES.

 

Almeida, M.J. (1999) A System for Reasoning with Nonconvex Intervals,

            in Proceedings of TIME-99, IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 8-16.

 

Almeida, M.J. (1997) An Event-Based Approach to Spatial Information,

            in Spatial Information Theory - A Theoretical Basis for GIS,

            Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1329, Springer-Verlag, pp. 441-454.

 

Almeida, M.J. (1997) Review of Alice ter Meulenís Representing Time in Natural Language

(Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, 1995), in Minds and Machines, Vol.7, pp. 438-442.

 

Almeida, M.J. (1995) Some Temporal Properties of Motion Situations,

            in Proceedings of the Workshop on Spatial and Temporal Reasoning, IJCAI -95,

            Montreal, Canada, pp. 97-106.

 

Almeida, M.J. (1995) Time in Narratives,

            in Deixis in Narrative: A Cognitive Science Perspective, J.F. Duchan, G.A. Bruder &

            L.E. Hewitt (eds.), Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp. 159-189.

 

Almeida, M.J. (1994) Review of Norbert Hornsteinís As Time Goes By: Tense and Universal

            Grammar  (Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, 1990), in Minds and Machines, Vol.4, No.1,

            pp. 103-108.

 

Almeida, M.J. & Almeida, E.P. (1993) NewsAnalyzer - An Automated Assistant for the

            Analysis of Newspaper Text, in Conference Abstracts of the 1993 Joint International

            Conference of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and the Association for

Literary and Linguistic Computing, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., pp. 3-6.

 

Almeida, M.J. (1992) An Approach to the Representation of Iterative Situations,

            in Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Conference of the American Association for

            Artificial Intelligence, San Jose, CA, pp. 291-295.

 

Almeida, M.J. (1989) A Theory of the Aspectual Progressive,

            in Proceedings of the Eleventh Cognitive Science Society Conference,

            University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, pp. 244-251.

 

Almeida, M.J. (1987) Reasoning about the Temporal Structure of Narratives, Department

            of Computer Science Technical Report 87-10, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.