Neil Duncan McIntyre

Learn More
Computational story telling has sparked great interest in artificial intelligence, partly because of its relevance to educational and gaming applications. Traditionally, story generators rely on a large repository of background knowledge containing information about the story plot and its characters. This information is detailed and usually hand crafted. In(More)
In this paper we develop a story generator that leverages knowledge inherent in corpora without requiring extensive manual involvement. A key feature in our approach is the reliance on a story planner which we acquire automatically by recording events, their participants, and their precedence relationships in a training corpus. Contrary to previous work our(More)
Britain's first medical marriage was between George Hoggan and Frances Morgan, in 1874. George was a naval engineer before he studied medicine; he showed great promise in research before his death, aged 54, after a long illness. Frances was arguably the most gifted of the early medical women. She was the first British woman to obtain an MD in Europe and the(More)
scholastic medicine became antiquated and its remains lived on among the people as superstitions and under such guises as dream books and astrological calendars. How the frontiers between these two branches of knowledge changed, were blurred and redefined is shown in Paul Diepgen's contribution Die Volksmedizin und wissenschaftliche Heilkunde of 1936. The(More)
In 1885 William Osler (1849-1919) expressed his opposition to women-only medical schools in Canada arguing there was no market for female practitioners. He believed women were not strong enough for clinical practice. He was unhappy that the Johns Hopkins University was forced to accept women when its Medical School opened in 1893. At Oxford he continued to(More)