Dr. Finley Lacatusu is Vice President (Operations) of Language Computer Corporation. A 2007 recipient of a Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas, Dr. Lacatusu’s areas of expertise include multi-document summarization, automatic topic representation, and complex question-answering. While at LCC, he has been the driving force behind the development of LCC’s GistTexter multi-document summarization system and was responsible for LCC’s participation in the 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 Document Understanding Conference (DUC) Summarization evaluations.
Sean Monahan is Vice President of Engineering at LCC. Sean graduated from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) with degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics, and received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. Sean's areas of expertise include customizable information extraction, entity coreference, knowledge base population, and content management. Sean was responsible for developing LCC products including IndexManager, On-Demand NLP, CiceroCustom Entity, and Dossier Generation. Sean has participated in evaluations such as TREC and ACE, and led LCC's slot filling effort at TAC-KBP 2010.