FREDRIC C. GEY
Research Interests: Information Access,
Social Science Information Systems, Semantic Mapping
UC Data Archive & Technical Assistance [UC DATA]
(2005-present) Information Scientist
multilingual information access for European and East Asian languages.
Work on syntaxes for semantic mapping between economic classification systems.
Workshop co-chair (with the National Institute of Informatics of
geographic visual interfaces to
(Summer 2010, JAPAN) Visiting Researcher, National Institute of
(Summer 2007, JAPAN) Visiting Researcher, National Institute of
(1989-2005): Assistant Director, UC DATA (retired June 2005)
Co-manager of social science and health statistics databases for the UC Berkeley Campus. Metadata consultant for unique online digital libraries of Census data available on the web PI and project manager for preservation and archiving of historical census data. Member of the Expert committee of the DDI Alliance, a consortium of social science data archives working on a common standard for XML representation and archiving of numeric Social Science data..
Principal investigator and project manager for numerous multi-million dollar, multi-year government software information systems research and development projects.
GRANTS/CONTRACTS as PI, Co-PI or Senior Investigator since 1996 ($3.616 million total as PI or Co-PI):
NEH (National Endowment for Humanities) (with IMLS)
2007-2010 Context and
2006-2009 Bringing Lives to Light: Biography in Context $398,000 (co-PI)
2004-2006: Support for the Learner: What, Where, When, and Why $240,000 (co-PI)
2002-2004 Going Places in the Catalog: Improved Geographic Access $242,000 (co-PI)
1999-2002: Seamless Searching of Numeric and Textual Resources $243,000 (co-PI)
National Science Foundation (Computer & Information Science and Engineering Division)
2006-2010, Semantics Management and Semantics Service (Eco-informatics Project),
1996-2000, Probabilistic Retrieval Using the Method of Logistic Regression $300,000 (PI).
DARPA TIDES program: and Information Management Program
1999-2004 Translingual Information Management Using Domain Ontologies $430,000 (co-PI)
1997-2001, Search Support for Unfamiliar Metadata Vocabularies , $1,147,000 (co-PI)
2002-2004: Historical Census Rescue Project $196,000 (PI)
2000-2001 Impact of Welfare Reform on
Agricultural and Rural
University of California Institute for
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS (since 1999):
Gey, “Syntaxes for Mapping Between Classification Systems,”
F Gey, “Dynamic Change in Classification Systems: A Preliminary Model for Instance-based
F. Gey, N. Kando, and R. Larson. “The Crucial Role of Semantic Discovery and
Markup in Geo-temporal Search.” In Proceedings of the Third Workshop on
Exploiting Semantic Annotations in Information Retrieval (ESAIR),
F Gey, N Kando and R Larson, “An Evaluation of Geographic
and Temporal Search,” in Proceedings of workshop LWA2010 - Lernen, Wissen,
Adaptivität. 4.-6. Oktober 2010,
Diana Santos ... Fredric C. Gey, et al, “GikiCLEF: Crosscultural Issues in Multilingual
Information Access.” Proceedings of LREC 2010, Language Resources and
McCetal09 J McCarthy,
et al (F Gey), “Data Modeling and Harmonization with OWL: Opportunities and
Lessons Learned,” Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on
Semantic Web Enabled
F Gey, “Romanization – An Untapped Resource for Out-of-Vocabulary Machine Translation
for CLIR,” Proceedings of the SIGIR 2009 Workshop: Information Access in a
GeKaKa09 F Gey, N Kando and J Karlgren, editors, Proceedings of the SIGIR 2009 Workshop: Information Access in a Multilingual World: Transitioning from Research to Real-World Applications, Boston, July 23, 2009, 61pp.
GeyLa08 F Gey and Larson, R, “Relevance Levels in Patent Mining,” Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Evaluating Information Access, Tokyo, Japan, Dec 16, 2008, pp 57-59.
R Larson and F Gey, “Patent Mining: A Baseline Approach,” Proceedings of the
7th NTCIR Workshop on Evaluation of Asian Language Information Access
Technologies, ISBN: 978-4-86049-044-7,
Gey, F, R Shaw, R Larson and B Pateman, “Biography as Events in Time and Space”
Proceedings of ACM Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 2008 Conference,
GeEtal08a F Gey, R Shaw, R Larson, M Buckland, B Pateman and D Melia, “Marking Up Cultural Materials for Time and Geography” European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL) Workshop on Intelligent Access to Cultural Heritage," Aarhus, Denmark, September 18, 2008.
Gey, F, DK Evans and N Kando, “A Japanese-English Technical Lexicon for
Translation and Language Research,” Proceedings of the Language Resources
and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2008),
Mandl, T, F Gey et al, “An Evaluation Resource for Geographic Information
Retrieval,” Proceedings of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
Gey, F, “Search Between Chinese and Japanese Text Collections,” Proceedings
of the 6th NTCIR Workshop on Evaluation of Asian Language
Information Access Technologies, ISBN: 978-4-86049-039-3,
Gey, F et al, “Challenges to Multilingual Geographic Information Retrieval in
GeoCLEF,” Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Evaluation of
Information Access (EVIA), ISBN: 978-4-86049-040-9,
BuEtal07 M Buckland, A Chen, F Gey, R Larson, R Mostern & V Petras 2007‚”Geographic Search: Catalogs, Gazetteers, and Maps.” College & Research Libraries, Vol 68, no. 5 (Sept 2007): pp 376-387.
GeyEtal07a Gey, F et al, “GeoCLEF 2006: the CLEF 2006 Cross-Language Geographic Information Retrieval Track Overview” Evaluation of Multilingual and Multi-Modal Information Retrieval, Revised Selected Papers from the CLEF 2006 Workshop, Alicante, Spain, Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LCNS 4730, Summer 2007, pp 852-876.
BuChGeLa06 M Buckland, A Chen, F Gey & R Larson, 2006. “Search Across Different Media: Numeric Data Sets and Text Files.” Information Technology and Libraries. December 2006, pp 181-189.
Gey, F, “Real-World Understanding for Multilingual Statistical Tables,” Proceedings
of the SIGIR-2006 Workshop on New Directions in Multilingual Information
OlGe06 Olken, F and F Gey, “Social Science Data Librarianship: A University Curriculum,” Presented at IASSIST 2006, Conference of International Association of Social Science Information Science and Technology, Ann Arbor May 2006, available at http://hpcrd.lbl.gov/staff/olken/ssdl/iassist_ssdl_curriculum.pdf.
05b Gey, F, “How
Similar are Chinese and Japanese for Cross-Language Information Retrieval?”
Proceedings of the 5th NTCIR Workshop on Evaluation of Asian
Language Information Access Technologies, ISBN: 4-86049-033-9,
Gey 05a Gey, F, “Searching a Russian Document Collection using English, Chinese and Japanese Queries,” in Multilingual Information Access for Text, Speech and Images, Springer Computer Science Series LNCS 3491 / 2005, pp.200-206.
GePeKa 05 Gey, F, N Kando and C Peters, “Cross-language Information Retrieval, the Way Ahead”, introduction to the special issue on Cross-Language Information Retrieval, edited by Gey, Kando and Peters, Information Processing & Management, Volume 41, Issue 3, May 2005, Pages 415-431. ()
04 Gey, F, C Jiang, J Stiles
ChGe 04 Chen, A and F Gey, “Multilingual Information Retrieval Using Machine Translation, Relevance Feedback and Decompounding,” Information Retrieval. V. 7(1-2): 149-182 (2004).
BrSpGeWi 04 Brady, H, M Sprague, F Gey and M Wiseman, Seasonal Employment and Welfare Use in California’s Agricultural and Rural counties, California Policy Research Center Report, June 2004, 24 pages, available at http://www.ucop.edu/cprc/seasonal.pdf.
Ge 04 F Gey, Chinese and Korean Topic Search of Japanese News Collections, Working Notes of the Fourth NTCIR Workshop on Asian Language Retrieval and Question Answering, Tokyo Japan, June 2004, pp 214-218.
ChGe04 Chen, A and F Gey, “Combining Query Translation and Document Translation in Cross-Language Retrieval” in Comparative Evaluation of Multilingual Information Access Systems: 4th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, Springer Computer Science Series LNCS 3237 / 2004, pp. 108-121.
PePeGe 04 Petras, V, N Perelman and F Gey, “UC Berkeley at CLEF-2003 – Russian Language Experiments and Domain-Specific Cross-Language Retrieval,” in Comparative Evaluation of Multilingual Information Access Systems: 4th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, Springer Computer Science Series LNCS 3237 / 2004, pp.401-411.
ChGe03 Chen, A and F Gey, “Building an Arabic Stemmer for Information Retrieval,” The Eleventh Text Retrieval Conference, TREC-2002, NIST Special Publication 500-251, May 2003, pp. 631-639. (see http://trec.nist.gov/)
OaGe03 Oard, D and F Gey, “The TREC-2002 Arabic-English CLIR Track,” The Eleventh Text Retrieval Conference, TREC-2002, NIST Special Publication 500-251, May 2003, pp. 17-26.
GeChJa 03 Gey, F, A Chen and H Jiang, “Multilingual Information Retrieval,” entry in Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Second Edition Revised and Expanded, Marcel Dekker, Inc., Spring 2003. pp 1895-1905.
FrPoGePe 02 James C. French, Allison L. Powell, Fredric C. Gey, Natalia Perelman: Exploiting Manual Indexing to Improve Collection Selection and Retrieval Effectiveness. Information Retrieval. V. 5(4): (2002), pp 323-351
Gey 02 Gey, F, “Prospects for Machine Translation of the Tamil Language,” in Proceedings of Tamil Internet 2002, K Kalyanasundaram, Ed., International Forum for Information Technology in Tamil, San Francisco, September 2002, pp 221-225.
GeJaPe02 Gey, F, H Jiang and N Perelman, “Working with Russian Queries for the GIRT, Bilingual and Multilingual Tasks at CLEF”, Evaluation of Cross-Language Information Retrieval Systems, Springer Computer Science Series LNCS 2406 , 2002, pp 235-243.
LaGeCh 02 Larson, R, F Gey and A Chen, “Harvesting Translingual Vocabulary Mappings for Multilingual Digital Libraries,” in Proceedings of the Joint Conference on Digital Library Research, Portland, Oregon, July 2002, pp 185-190.
02 Brady, H, M Sprague, F Gey and M Wiseman, “Seasonal
Employment Dynamics and Welfare Use in Rural and Agricultural California Counties,”
in Rural Dimensions of Welfare Reform, Weber,
02 Gey, F, A Chen, R Larson
and M Buckland, “Translingual
vocabulary mappings for multilingual information access”, Proceedings ACM SIGIR-2002,
PoFrGePe 01 Powell, A, J French, F Gey and N Perelman, “Exploiting a Controlled Vocabulary to Improve Retrieval Effectiveness” Proceedings of ACM CIKM-2001, Tenth International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2001, pp 199-206.
01 Gey, F, M Buckland, A Chen, and R Larson, “Entry Vocabulary – A
Technology to Enhance Digital Search,” Proceedings of HLT-2001, First
International Conference on Human Language Technology, March 18-21, 2001,
GeChJiKi 00 Fredric Gey, Aitao Chen, Hailing Jiang and Kazauki Kishida “Lessons Learned from the University of California Participation in the First NTCIR Workshop,” Japan Information Processing Society Journal, V. 41, No. 8, August 2000, pp 910-912 (in Japanese).
KiNoChGe 99 Kim, Y, B Norgard, A Chen and F Gey “Using Ordinary Language to Access Metadata of Diverse Types of Information Resources: Trade Classification and Numeric Data” Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science, Washington DC, Oct 31-Nov 4, 1999, pp 172-180.
Contact: e-mail: email@example.com Ph.(510) 643-1298, FAX (510) 643-8292
Archive & Technical Assistance,
Service/Synergistic Activities: External curriculum
reviewer of new graduate information technology curriculum,
Memberships and Awards:
Life member, IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers), member since 1969
Association for Computing Machinery, since 1964 – Service Award in 1999 as Chair of SIGIR 1999, the 22nd International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval. International Association for Social Science Information and Technology (IASSIST), since 1990.