Research related to FACTORIE is described in several publications. These include:

If you know of a paper that uses Factorie but is not mentioned here, let us know.


Factorie has been released under the Apache License 2.0, and is free to use for commercial or academic purposes. However, please acknowledge its use with a citation:

Andrew McCallum, Karl Schultz, Sameer Singh. “FACTORIE: Probabilistic Programming via Imperatively Defined Factor Graphs”. Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2009.

  Author = {Andrew McCallum and Karl Schultz and Sameer Singh}, 
  Booktitle = {Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS)}, 
  Title = { {FACTORIE}: Probabilistic Programming via Imperatively Defined Factor Graphs}, 
  Year = {2009}}


Research and development of FACTORIE is supported in part by the UMass Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval; in part by Google, in part by the National Science Foundation under NSF grant #IIS-0803847, #IIS-0326249 and #CNS-0551597; in part by Army prime contract number W911NF-07-1-0216 and University of Pennsylvania subaward number 103-548106; and in part by SRI International subcontract #27-001338 and ARFL prime contract #FA8750-09-C-0181. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are the authors’ and do not necessarily reflect those of the sponsors.