Publications

Computer Science

(Major Contributor to Papers Prefixed with an Asterisk *)

"The Effects of OCR Error on the Extraction of Private Information". Kazem Taghva, Russell Beckley, and Jeffrey Coombs. In 7th IAPR Workshop on Document Analysis Systems (DAS 2006), volume 3872 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Nelson, New Zealand, February 2006.

"Arabic Stemming Without A Root Dictionary." Kazem Taghva, Rania Elkhoury, and Jeffrey Coombs.  In Proc. ITCC 2005 Intl. Conf. on Information Technology: Coding and Computing, Las Vegas, NV, April 2005.

* "Address Extraction Using Hidden Markov Models." Kazem Taghva, Jeffrey Coombs, and Ray Pereda. In Proc. IS\&T/SPIE 2005 Intl. Symp. on Electronic Imaging Science and Technology, San Jose, CA, January 2005.

"Language Model-based Retrieval from Farsi Documents" Kazem Taghva, Jeffrey Coombs, Ray Pereda, and Thomas Nartker. Proc. ITCC 2004 Intl. Conf. on Information Technology: Coding and Computing, Las Vegas, NV, April 2004.

"Farsi Searching and Display Technologies.” Kazem Taghva and Ron Young and Jeffrey Coombs and Russell Beckley and Mohammad Sadeh and Ray Pereda, Proc. of the 2003 Symp. on Document Image Understanding Technology Greenbelt, MD, April 2003.

"Ontology-based Classification of Email." Kazem Taghva and Julie Borsack and Jeffrey Coombs and Allen Condit and Steve Lumos and Tom Nartker. Proc. Intl. Conf. on Information Technology: Computers and Communications, pages 194-198 Las Vegas, NV, April 2003.

* "Do Thesauri Enhance Rule-Based Categorization for OCR Text?" Kazem Taghva and Jeffrey Coombs. Proc. of the IS&T/SPIE 2003 Intl. Symp. on Electronic Imaging Science and Technology, volume 5010, pages 111-119 Santa Clara, CA, January 2003. (Synopsis of my Master’s Thesis.)

A Method for Calculating Term Similarity on Large Document Collections.” Wolfgang W. Bein and Jeffrey S. Coombs and Kazem Taghva. Proc. Intl. Conf. on Information Technology: Computers and Communications, pages 199-204 Las Vegas, NV, April 2003.

* “Hairetes: A Search Engine for OCR Documents” Kazem Taghva and Jeffrey Coombs Proc. of the 5th /IAPR Intl. Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, pages 412-422 Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science Princeton, NJ, August 2002.

* Thesaurus-aided learning for rule-based categorization of OCR texts. Jeffrey Coombs. M.S. Thesis in Computer Science, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2002).

Philosophy

(Sole Author)

"The Ontological Source of Logical Possibility in Catholic Second Scholasticism" in The Medieval Heritage in Early Modern Metaphysics and Modal Theory, 1400-1700. 2003 (New Synthese Historical Library, 53) edited by Russell L. Friedman, and Lauge Olaf Nielsen. [Word]

"Modal Voluntarism in Descartes's Jesuit Predecessors," in Philosophy of Technology: Annual Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 70 (1996): 237-247. [Word]

"Was Bartolomé de Las Casas a Post-Colonial?" in the Proceedings of the Semiotic Society of America 1996.

"What's the Matter with Matter: Materia Propositionum in the Post-medieval Period" in
Studies on the History of Logic: Proceedings of III. Symposium on the History of Logic (Berlin-New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1996):187-196.

"Jeronimo Pardo On The Necessity Of Scientific Propositions" in Vivarium 33, 1 (1995):9-26.

"John Poinsot on How to Be, Know and Love a Non-existent Possible" in American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly: Special Issue on John Poinsot [John of Saint Thomas] 67 (Summer 1994): pp. 321-336. [Word]

"The Possibility of Created Entities in Seventeenth-Century Scotism" in The Philosophical Quarterly: Special Issue: Philosophers and Philosophies 43 (1993): pp. 447-459.

"The Antichrist Necessarily will be a Being: A Modal Sophism in 16th Century Logic Texts" in Sophisms in Medieval Logic and Grammar: Acts of the Ninth European Symposium for Medieval Logic and Semantics held at St. Andrews, June 1990 ed. by Stephen Read. Dordrecht-Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1993, pp. 319-332.

The articles "Abraham Calovius" (pp. 112-113), "Johann Clauburg" (pp. 152-153), "Rudolf Goclenius" (pp. 312-313), and "Scholasticism, Post-Medieval II: 17th Century" (pp. 806-809) in Handbook of Metaphysics and Ontology (Munich: Philosophia Verlag, 1991).

"John Mair and Domingo de Soto on the Reduction of Iterated Modalities," Estudios de Historia de la Logica, pp. 161-181. Edd. I. Angelelli and A. d'Ors. (Actas del II Simposio de Historia de la Logica: Pamplona, Spain, 25-27 May 1987) Pamplona: Eunate, 1990.

The Truth and Falsity of Modal Propositions in Renaissance Nominalism. Ph.D Thesis. University of Texas at Austin, 1990.

“Successful and Unsuccessful Moral Reasoning in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics.” M.A. Thesis, University of Utah, 1981.