I am a PhD student in the Artificial
of the School of Computer
at the University of Manchester.
My research is under the supervision of Professor David Bree and Dr. David Rydeheard.
I was born in Huangshan, Anhui,
P. R. China, on 9 July, 1979. In 1996, I left home, hoping to know
how a computer works. I got my BSc degree in Anhui University in 2000, and my MSc
degree in the University of Science
and Technology of China in 2003, and then came to Manchester. After
these years of playing around with the computers, I realise that
computers are really good at following the simple orders, but are never
able to understand what we really need. Well, it is not fair to blame
them for not understanding us. In fact, we don't really know the answer
Now I am hoping to know
the answers to these questions:
- What is the meaning of blue
in blue sky, blue flowers, blue paint, or blueprint?!
- Is there a clear boundary between blue and purple?
- Can you draw some intermediate shapes between linear to ovate?
- W hy do you call today's cloud cumulonimbus instead of cumulus? (HELP! DICTIONARY!!!)
Ok, seriously, I am interested in the semantics of descriptions for
continuous quantities in natural languages. I am not a semanticist at
all, instead, my semantics is what is really happening in nature,
which I term practical
semantics, See here for more details.
On top of the practical semantics, I am interested formal knowledge
representation, similarity measurement for information integration and
- Shenghui Wang, David Rydeheard and Jeff Z. Pan. The
Semantic Processing of Continuous Quantities for
Discrete Terms in Ontologies. In Journal of Logic and
Computation, Special Issue on Natural Language and Knowledge
Representation. To appear.
- Shenghui Wang and Jeff Z. Pan. Integrating and Querying
Parallel Leaf Shape Descriptions. In Proc. of the 5th
International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2006):668-681. Electronic Edition
- Shenghui Wang and Jeff Z. Pan. Ontology-based
Representation and Query of Colour Descriptions from Botanical Documents.
Conferences (2) 2005: 1279-1295. Electronic
Edition (link) BibTeX
- Shenghui Wang. Logic-based representation and integration of colour descriptions from botanical
documents. In Proceedings of
Tenth ESSLLI Student Session, pages 411-422, Edinbough,
- Mary McGee Wood and Shenghui Wang. Motivation for "ontology" in parallel-text
information extraction. In Proceedings
of ECAI-2004 Workshop on Ontology Learning and Population (ECAI-OLP), Poster, Valencia,
- Hiking, cycling, camping, ...
- Playing badminton, doing yoga
- Traveling (not alone all the time)
- Eating a lot (in both quality and quantity)