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Timo Honkela

Born August 4, 1962, Kalajoki, died May 5, 2020

Master of Arts 1989 (computer science), University of Oulu
PhD 1998 (information technology), Helsinki University of Technology

Professor of Research into Digital Materials, University of Helsinki and the National Library of Finland, 2014–
Chief Research Scientist 2006–13, Helsinki University of Technology/Aalto University
Acting Professor 2003–05, Helsinki University of Technology
CEO and Director of Research 2000–02, Gurusoft Oy
Professor 1998–2000, Helsinki School of Arts and Design
Researcher 1994–99, Helsinki University of Technology
Researcher 1990–94, Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)
Researcher 1987–89, Sitra
Research Associate and Lecturer 1985–87, University of Oulu

Research themes:
Computational semantics and pragmatics, socio-cognitive modelling, the philosophy of artificial intelligence and its applications in the humanities and social sciences

Publications, research projects and other academic activity

Written by Timo Honkela (Kaija Hartikainen, ed.)
Translated by Matthew Billington

Most Important Publications from the perspective of the Humanities

T Honkela, S Kaski, K Lagus, T Kohonen (1997). WEBSOM – self-organizing maps of document collections. Proceedings of WSOM 97, 4-6

N Janasik, T Honkela, H Bruun (2009).Text mining in qualitative research – application of an unsupervised learning method. Organizational Research Methods 12 (3), 436-460

T Honkela, A Hyvärinen, JJ Väyrynen (2010). WordICA – emergence of linguistic representations for words by independent component analysis. Natural Language Engineering 16 (03), 277-308

T Honkela, V Könönen, T Lindh‐Knuutila, MS Paukkeri (2008). Simulating processes of concept formation and communication. Journal of Economic Methodology 15 (3), 245-259

T Honkela, AM Vepsäläinen (1991). Interpreting imprecise expressions: Experiments with Kohonenäs self-organizing maps and associative memory. Proceedings of ICANN 1991

G Legrady, T Honkela (2002). Pockets full of memories: an interactive museum installation. Visual Communication 1 (2), 163-169

H Zhang, E Augilius, T Honkela, J Laaksonen, H Gamper, H Alene (2011). Analyzing emotional semantics of abstract art using low-level image features. Proceedings of IDA 2012, 413-423

T Honkela (2007). Philosophical aspects of neural, probabilistic and fuzzy modeling of language use and translation. Proceedings of IJCNN 2007, 2881-2886

T Honkela, J Raitio, K Lagus, IT Nieminen, N Honkela, M Pantzar (2012).

Subjects on objects in contexts: Using GICA method to quantify epistemological subjectivity. Proceedings of IJCNN 2012, 1-9

T Honkela, Z Izzatdust, K Lagus (2012). Text mining for wellbeing: Selecting stories using semantic and pragmatic features. Proceedings of ICANN 2012, 467-474

AM Rusanen, O Lappi, T Honkela, M Nederström (2008). Conceptual coherence in philosophical education – visualizing initial conceptions of philosophy students with self-organizing maps. Proceedings of CogSci 2008, 64-70

O Kohonen, S Katajamäki, T Honkela (2005). In search for volta: Statistical analysis of word patterns in Shakespeare’s sonnets. Proceedings of AMKLC 2005, 44-47

T Lindh-Knuutila, T Honkela (2015).Exploratory analysis of semantic categories: comparing data-driven and human similarity judgments. Computational Cognitive Science 1 (1), 1-25


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