Award Lays Tracks for ktrain

February, 2022
IDA document: D-32878
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Research Summary/Research Insights
Division: Information Technology and Systems Division
Arun S. Maiya, Dale Visser See more authors
The 2016 Larry D. Welch Award winner for best external publication was the short computer science paper titled “Mining Measured Information from Text,” by IDA researchers Arun S. Maiya, Dale Visser, and Andrew Wan. The paper was the first and only computer science publication to date to win the Welch Award. In this summary, Maiya and Visser reflect upon MQSearch, the method they developed to effectively extract measured quantities from text. MQSearch was one in an ongoing series of machine-learning tools developed to aid researchers, the most recent being the ktrain library.