Boris Katz

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Boris Katz
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BornOctober 5th, 1947
Kishinev, Moldavian SSR, Soviet Union
Alma materMoscow State University
Known forSTART
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science

Boris Katz, born in Kishinev, Moldavian SSR, Soviet Union (now Chișinău, Moldova) is a principal research scientist (computer scientist) at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and head of the Laboratory's InfoLab Group. His research interests include natural language processing and understanding, machine learning and intelligent information access. His brother Victor Kac is a mathematician at MIT.

He was able to get out of the USSR with the help of U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, before the end of the cold war.[1]

Over the last several decades,[2] Boris Katz has been developing the START natural language system that allows the user to access various types of information using English.

Past works[edit]


  1. ^ Clara Katz; Soviet émigré saved ailing granddaughter
  2. ^ "The START Natural Language Question Answering System". Retrieved 2016-11-05.
  3. ^ "A Knowledge Entry System for Subject Matter Experts". Artificial Intelligence Center. SRI International. Retrieved 2013-06-13.

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