Author: Jack G. Conrad
Senior Research Scientist with Thomon Reuters Research & Development
Jack\'s research areas fall under a broad spectrum of Information Retrieval topics. Some of these include document clustering and deduplication for knowledge management systems, resource selection in massive data
environments, and document structure analysis for legal texts. Jack has researched and implemented resource
discovery techniques for applications in an operational environment consisting of tens of thousands of databases
and has developed and evaluated algorithms for real-time fuzzy duplicate detection in large document repositories.
He has authored numerous technical papers and has several patents pending. Jack completed his graduate studies in English (Linguistics) at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver and in Computer Science (Information Retrieval) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. His undergraduate fields of study were Electrical Engineering and English at Marquette University in Milwaukee.
Conrad, Jack G., Schriber, Cindy P. (2006): Managing déjà vu: Collection building for the identification of nonidentical duplicate doc. In JASIST - Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 57 (7) pp. 921-932. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asi.20363
Conrad, Jack G., Claussen, Joanne R. S. (2003): Early user-system interaction for database selection in massive domain-specific online env. In ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 21 (1) pp. 94-131. https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/635484.635488
Conrad, Jack G., Yang, Changwen, Claussen, Joanne S. (2002): Effective collection metasearch in a hierarchical environment: global vs. localized retrie. In: Proceedings of the 25th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval , 2002, . pp. 371-372. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/564376.564449
Conrad, Jack G., Utt, Mary Hunter (1994): A System for Discovering Relationships by Feature Extraction from Text Databases. In: Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval , 1994, . pp. 260-270. https://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/ir/188490/p260-conrad/p260-conrad.pdf
Conrad, Jack G., Dabney, Daniel P. (2001): Automatic Recognition of Distinguishing Negative Indirect History Language in Judicial Opi. In: Proceedings of the 2001 ACM CIKM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management November 5-10, 2001, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. pp. 287-294. https://
Conrad, Jack G., Guo, Xi S., Schriber, Cindy P. (2003): Online duplicate document detection: signature reliability in a dynamic retrieval environm. In: Proceedings of the 2003 ACM CIKM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management November 2-8, 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. pp. 443-452. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/956863.956946