CSE 588
206-543-9196
weldcs.washington.edu
Areas of interest: 

Artificial intelligence, internet systems, human computer interaction, natural language processing

2018

Active Learning with Unbalanced Classes & Example-Generation Queries

C. Lin,  Mausam, D.S. WeldAAAI Conference on Human Computation , 2018 .
 

Intelligible Artificial Intelligence

D.S. Weld, G. BansalArXiv e-prints , 2018 .
 

StaQC: A Systematically Mined Question-Code Dataset from Stack Overflow

Z. Yao, D. Weld, C.W. P., S. H.Proceedings of the Web Conference (WWW18) , 2018 .
 

A Coverage-Based Utility Model for Identifying Unknown Unknowns

G. Bansal, D.S. WeldAAAI , 2018 .
 

2017

TriviaQA: A Large Scale Distantly Supervised Challenge Dataset for Reading Comprehension

M. Joshi, E. Choi, D.S. Weld, L. ZettlemoyerACL , 2017 .
 

2016

MicroTalk: Using Argumentation to Improve Crowdsourcing Accuracy

R. Drapeau, L.B. Chilton, J. Bragg, D.S. WeldFourth AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP 2016)AAAI Press , 2016 .
 

Effective Crowd Annotation for Relation Extraction

A. Liu, S. Soderland, J. Bragg, C.H. Lin, X. Ling, D.S. Weld15th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL 2016) , 2016 .
 

Optimal Testing for Crowd Workers

J. Bragg,  Mausam, D.S. Weld15th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2016) , 2016 .
 

Toward Automatic Bootstrapping of Online Communities Using Decision-theoretic Optimization

S.W. Huang, J. Bragg, I. Cowhey, O. Etzioni, D. WeldComputer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)ACM , 2016 .
 

Re-active Learning: Active Learning with Relabeling

C.H. Lin,  Mausam, D.S. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 2016 .
 

2015

University of Washington System for 2015 KBP Cold Start Slot Filling

S. Soderland, N. Hawkins, G. Kim, D.S. WeldText Analysis Conference (TAC) KBP , 2015 .
 

Artificial Intelligence and Collective Intelligence

D.S. Weld,  Mausam, C. Lin, J. BraggThe Collective Intelligence Handbook (Thomas Malone & Michael Bernstein, eds.)MIT Press , 2015 .
 

Reactive Learning: Actively Trading Off Larger Noisier Training Sets Against Smaller Cleaner Ones

C.H. Lin,  Mausam, D.S. WeldICML Workshop on Crowdsourcing and Machine Learning and ICML Active Learning Workshop , 2015 .
 

Learning on the Job: Optimal Instruction for Crowdsourcing

J. Bragg,  Mausam, D.S. WeldICML ’15 Workshop on Crowdsourcing and Machine Learning , 2015 .
 

Design Challenges for Entity Linking

X. Ling, S. Singh, D.S. WeldTransactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics  3 , 2015 .
 

Exploiting Parallel News Streams for Unsupervised Event Extraction

C. Zhang, S. Soderland, D.S. WeldTransactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL)  3 , 2015 .  

Crawled parallel news streams are available at

http://www.cs.washington.edu/ai/clzhang/sentences.tokens.gz http://www.cs.washington.edu/ai/clzhang/sentences.articleIDs.gz

The github url of this project: https://github.com/zhangcongle/NewsSpikeRe

 

Extreme Extraction: Only One Hour per Relation

R. Hoffmann, L. Zettlemoyer, D.S. WeldCoRR  abs/1506.06418 , 2015 .
 

2014

Parallel Task Routing for Crowdsourcing

J. Bragg, A. Kolobov,  Mausam, D.S. WeldAAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing , 2014 .
 

To Re(label), or Not To Re(label)

C.H. Lin,  Mausam, D.S. WeldAAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing , 2014 .
 

Type-Aware Distantly Supervised Relation Extraction with Linked Arguments

M. Koch, J. Gilmer, S. Soderland, D.S. WeldConference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) , 2014 .

Context Representation for Named Entity Linking

X. Ling, S. Singh, D.S. Weld3rd Pacific Northwest Regional NLP Workshop , 2014 .

2013

Joint Crowdsourcing of Multiple Tasks

A. Kolobov,  Mausam, D.S. WeldConference on Human Computation & Crowdsourcing (HCOMP) Works in Progress TrackAAAI Press , 2013 .
 

Open Information Extraction to KBP Relation in 3 Hours

S. Soderland, J. Gilmer, R. Bart, O. Etzioni, D.S. WeldText Analysis Conference - Knowledge Base Propagation (KBP) , 2013 .

Crowdsourcing Multi-Label Classification for Taxonomy Creation

J. Bragg,  Mausam, D.S. WeldConference on Human Computation & Crowdsourcing (HCOMP)AAAI Press , 2013 .   Awarded Best Paper
 

Towards a Language for Non-Expert Specification of POMDPs for Crowdsourcing

C.H. Lin,  Mausam, D.S. WeldConference on Human Computation & Crowdsourcing (HCOMP) Works in Progress TrackAAAI Press , 2013 .
 

Harvesting Parallel News Streams to Generate Paraphrases of Event Relations

C. Zhang, D.S. WeldConference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) , 2013 .

Joint Coreference Resolution and Named-Entity Linking with Multi-pass Sieves

H. Hajishirzi, L. Zilles, D.S. Weld, L. ZettlemoyerConference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) , 2013 .
 

Extracting Meronyms for a Biology Knowledge Base using Distant Supervision

X. Ling, P. Clark, D.S. WeldACM Workshop on Automatic Knowledge-Base ConstructionACM , 2013 .
 

POMDP-based control of workflows for crowdsourcing

P. Dai, C. Lin,  Mausam, D.S. WeldArtificial Intelligence  202 , 2013 .
 

Cascade: Crowdsourcing Taxonomy Creation

L.B. Chilton, G. Little, D. Edge, D.S. Weld, J.A. LandayCHI , 2013 .

2012

Discovering Hidden Structure in Factored MDPs

A. Kolobov,  Mausam, D.S. WeldArtificial Intelligence  189 , 2012 .
 

A Theory of Goal-Oriented MDPs with Dead Ends

A. Kolobov,  Mausam, D. WeldConference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI) , 2012 .
 

Crowdsourcing Control: Moving Beyond Multiple Choice

C.H. Lin,  Mausam, D.S. WeldConference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence , 2012 .
 

Dynamically Switching between Synergistic Workflows for Crowdsourcing

C.H. Lin,  Mausam, D.S. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 2012 .

Personalized Online Education — A Crowdsourcing Challenge

D.S. Weld, E. Adar, L. Chilton, R. Hoffmann, E. Horvitz, M. Koch, J. Landay, C. Lin,  Mausam4th Human Computation Workshop (HCOMP-12) , 2012 .
 

Reverse Iterative Deepening for Finite-Horizon MDPs with Large Branching Factors

A. Kolobov, P. Dai,  Mausam, D.S. WeldICAPS , 2012 .
 

ReGroup: Interactive Machine Learning for On-Demand Group Creation in Social Networks

S. Amershi, J. Fogarty, D.S. WeldProceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI-12) , 2012 .
 

Ontological Smoothing for Relation Extraction with Minimal Supervision

C. Zhang, R. Hoffmann, D.S. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 2012 .
 

Fine-Grained Entity Recognition

X. Ling, D.S. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 2012 .

LRTDP vs. UCT for Online Probabilistic Planning

A. Kolobov,  Mausam, D.S. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 2012 .
 

2011

Execution Control for Crowdsourcing

D. Weld,  Mausam, P. DaiUIST , 2011 .
 

Topological Value-Iteration Algorithms

P. Dai,  Mausam, J. Goldsmith, D. WeldJAIR  42 , 2011 .
 

Human Intelligence Needs Artificial Intelligence

D. Weld,  Mausam, P. DaiHuman Computation Workshop , 2011 .
 

Artificial Intelligence for Artificial Artificial Intelligence

P. Dai,  Mausam, D. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 2011 .
 

Knowledge-Based Weak Supervision for Information Extraction of Overlapping Relations

R. Hoffmann, C. Zhang, X. Ling, L. Zettlemoyer, D. WeldProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) , 2011 .

Towards Scalable MDP Algorithms

A. Kolobov,  Mausam, D. WeldTwenty-Second International Joint Conference on Artificial IntelligenceAAAI Press , 2011 .

Heuristic Search for Generalized Stochastic Shortest Path MDPs

A. Kolobov,  Mausam, D. Weld, H. GeffnerInternational Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling , 2011 .
 

Systematic Nonlinear Planning

D. WeldAI Magazine  32 :1 , 2011 .
 

2010

Learning First-Order Horn Clauses from Web Text

S. Schoenmackers, J. Davis, O. Etzioni, D. WeldConference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing , 2010 .
 

Automatically generating personalized user interfaces with Supple

K.Z. Gajos, D.S. Weld, J.O. WobbrockArtificial Intelligence  174 :12-13 , 2010 : 910-950 .

Decision-Theoretic Control for Crowdsourced Workflows

P. Dai,  Mausam, D. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 2010 .
 

Temporal Information Extraction

X. Ling, D. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 2010 .

SixthSense: Fast and Reliable Recognition of Dead Ends in MDPs

A. Kolobov,  Mausam, D. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 2010 .
 

Learning 5000 Relational Extractors

R. Hoffmann, D. WeldAnnual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics , 2010 .
 

Open Information Extraction using Wikipedia

F. Wu, D. WeldAnnual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics , 2010 .
 

Machine Reading at the University of Washington

H. Poon, J. Christensen, P. Domingos, O. Etzioni, R. Hoffmann, C. Kiddon,  Mausam, A. Ritter, S. Soderland, D. Weld, F. Wu, T. Lin, X. Ling, S. SchoenmackersAnnual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics , 2010 .
 

Classical Planning in MDP Heuristics: With a Little Help from Generalization

A. Kolobov,  Mausam, D. WeldInternational Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling , 2010 .
 

Panlingual Lexical Translation via Probabilistic Inference

Mausam, S. Soderland, O. Etzioni, D. Weld, J. Bilmes, K. Reiter, M. Skinner, M. SammerArtificial Intelligence , 2010 .
 

2009

Focused Topological Value Iteration

P. Dai,  Mausam, D. WeldInternational Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling , 2009 .
 

Compiling a Massive, Multilingual Dictionary via Probabilistic Inference

Mausam, S. Soderland, O. Etzioni, D. Weld, M. Skinner, J. BilmesAnnual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics , 2009 .
 

ReTrASE: Intergating Paradigms for Approximate Probabilistic Planning

A. Kolobov,  Mausam, D. WeldInternational Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 2009 .
 

Domain-Independent, Automatic Partitioning for Probabilistic Planning

P. Dai,  Mausam, D. WeldInternational Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 2009 .
 

Amplifying Community Content Creation with Mixed Initiative Information Extraction

R. Hoffmann, S. Amershi, K. Patel, F. Wu, J. Fogarty, D. WeldConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009 .
 

2008

Open Information Extraction from the Web

O. Etzioni, S. Soderland, D. Weld, M. BankoCommunications of the ACM , 2008 .
 

Scaling Textual Inference to the Web

S. Schoenmackers, O. Etzioni, D. WeldConference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing , 2008 .
 

Partitioned External Memory Value Iteration

P. Dai,  Mausam, D. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 2008 .
 

Augmenting Wikipedia-Extraction with Results from the Web

F. Wu, R. Hoffmann, D. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 2008 .
 

Information Extraction from Wikipedia: Moving Down the long Tail

F. Wu, R. Hoffmann, D. WeldKnowledge Discovery and Data Mining , 2008 .
 

Intelligence in Wikipedia

D. Weld, F. Wu, E. Adar, S. Amershi, J. Fogarty, R. Hoffmann, K. Patel, M. SkinnerAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 2008 .
 

Predictability and Accuracy in Adaptive User Interfaces

K. Gajos, K. Everitt, D. Tan, M. Czerwinski, D. WeldConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2008 .
 

Automatically Refining the Wikipedia Infobox Ontology

F. Wu, D. WeldInternational World Wide Web Conference , 2008 .
 

Evaluating Visual Cues for Window Switching on Large Screens

R. Hoffmann, P. Baudisch, D. WeldConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2008 .
 

Improving the Performance of Motor-Impaired Users with Automatically-Generated, Ability-Based Interfaces

K. Gajos, J. Wobbrock, D. WeldConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2008 .
 

Recovering from Errors during Programming by Demonstration

J.H. Chen, D. WeldInternational Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 2008 .
 

Planning with Durative Actions in Stochastic Domains

Mausam, D. WeldJournal of Artificial Intelligence Research  31 , 2008 : 33 - 82 .
 

2007

Assieme: Finding and Leveraging Implicit References in a Web Search Interface for Programmers

R. Hoffmann, J. Fogarty, D. WeldSymposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 2007 .
 

Automatically Generating User Interfaces Adapted To User's Motor And Vision Capabilities

K. Gajos, J. Wobbrock, D. WeldSymposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 2007 .
 

Autonomously Semantifying Wikipedia

F. Wu, D. WeldACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management , 2007 .
 

A Hybridized Planner for Stochastic Domains

Mausam, P. Bertoli, D. WeldInternational Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 2007 .
 

When is temporal planning really temporal?

W. Cushing, S. Kambhampati,  Mausam, D. WeldInternational Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 2007 .
 

Evaluating Temporal Planning Domains

W. Cushing, S. Kambhampati, K. Talamadupula, D. Weld,  MausamInternational Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling , 2007 .
 

2006

Automatically Generating Custom User Interfaces for Users With Physical Disabilities

K. Gajos, J.J. Long, D. WeldACM SIGACCESS Conference on Assistive Technologies , 2006 .
 

Exploring the Design Space for Adaptive Graphical User Interfaces

K.Z. Gajos, M. Czerwinski, D.S. Tan, D.S. WeldProceedings of Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI)Proceedings of Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI) , 2006 .

Probabilistic Temporal Planning with Uncertain Durations

Mausam, D. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 2006 .
 

Challenges for Temporal Planning with Uncertain Durations

Mausam, D. WeldInternational Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling , 2006 .
 

2005

Preference Elicitation for Interface Optimization

K. Gajos, D. WeldSymposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 2005 .
 

Unsupervised Named-Entity Extraction from the Web: An Experimental Study

O. Etzioni, M. Cafarella, D. Downey, A.M. Popescu, S. Soderland, D. Weld, A. Yates, T. ShakedArtificial Intelligence , 2005 .
 

Concurrent Probabilistic Temporal Planning

Mausam, D. WeldInternational Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling , 2005 .
 

2004

WebScale Information Extraction in KnowItAll (Preliminary Results)

O. Etzioni, M. Cafarella, D. Downey, S. Kok, A.M. Popescu, T. Shaked, S. Soderland, D. Weld, A. YatesInternational World Wide Web Conference , 2004 .
 

SUPPLE: Automatically Generating User Interfaces

K. Gajos, D. WeldInternational Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 2004 .
 

Solving Concurrent Markov Decision Processes

Mausam, D. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 2004 .
 

2003

A Reliable Natural Language Interface To Household Appliances

A. Yates, O. Etzioni, D. WeldInternational Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 2003 .
 

Research on Statistical Relational Learning at the University of Washington

P. Domingos, Y. Abe, C. Anderson, A. Doan, D. Fox, A. Halevy, G. Hulten, H. Kautz, T. Lau, L. Liao, J. Madhavan, D. Mausam, M. Richardson, S. Sanghai, D. Weld, S. WolfmanProc. of the IJCAI-2003 Workshop on Learning Statistical Models from Relational Data , 2003 .
 

2002

Relational Markov models and their application to adaptive Web navigation

C. Anderson, P. Domingos, D. WeldKnowledge Discovery and Data Mining , 2002 .