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Mary Freiman

Mary Freiman

Senior Research Scientist

Mary provides expertise in the areas of language analysis, natural language processing, situation awareness, agent building, and cognitive modeling. Mary creates agents that communicate with team members using natural language to build an understanding of the situation and complete complex tasks. She holds an M.S. in Human Language Technology from the University of Arizona, and a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Arizona.

Notable Publications

Demir, M., McNeese, N., Cooke, N., Ball, J., Myers, C., & Freiman, M. (2015). Synthetic Teammate Communication and Coordination With Humans. Proceedings of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society International Annual Meeting 2015. Los Angeles, CA.

Rodgers, S., Myers, C., Ball, J. & Freiman, M. 2013; 19(3). Toward a Situation Model in a Cognitive Architecture. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 19(3), 313-345.

Freiman, M. & Ball, J. (2011). Automatic Verb Valency Pattern Recognition. Proceedings of the Second Annual Meeting of the BICA Society, Arlington, Virginia, USA, November 4-6, 2011. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications 233:111.

Ball, J., Freiman, M., Rodgers, S. & Myers, C. (2010). Toward a Functional Model of Human Language Processing. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 1583-1588. Portland, OR: Cognitive Science Society.

Ball, J., Myers, C., Heiberg, A., Cooke, N., Matessa, M., Freiman, M. & Rodgers, S. (2010).

The Synthetic Teammate Project. Computational & Mathematical Organization Theory, 16:(3), 271


Freiman, M. & Ball, J. (2010). Improving the Reading Rate of Double-R language. In D. D. Salvucci & G. Gunzelmann (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (pp. 67-72). Philadelphia, PA: Drexel University.

Ball, J., Myers, C., Heiberg, A., Cooke, N., Matessa, M., Freiman, M. (2009). The Synthetic Teammate Project. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation. Sundance, UT.

Freiman, M. & Ball, J. (2008). Computational Cognitive Modeling of Reading Comprehension at the Word Level. Proceedings of the 38th Western Conference on Linguistics, 34-45. Davis, CA: University of California, Davis.

For more information about Mary’s publications, please contact aptima_info@aptima.com.