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DARPA's Sematic Forensics (SemaFor) Research Program

This presentation by Dr. William Corvey of DARPA was delivered virtually at Deepfakes Day 2022 on August 30, 2022.

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This presentation describes the Sematic Forensics (SemaFor) Research Program at DARPA.

Dr. William Corvey joined DARPA as a program manager in the Information Innovation Office (I2O) in June 2020 to develop, execute, and transition programs in human language technology, artificial intelligence, and related areas.

Prior to joining DARPA, Corvey served as a computational linguist with the United States Department of Defense. In this role he performed human language technology R&D, including multilingual natural language processing, information retrieval, and machine learning, with experience in knowledge-based, statistical, and neural techniques for automated linguistic analysis.

Corvey received a joint doctorate in linguistics and cognitive science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a master’s degree in linguistics also from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish literature and English creative writing, cum laude, from Rhodes College. Corvey has multiple research publications in the area of computational linguistics.