Natural Language Processing

2017

Deep Semantic Role Labeling: What Works and What's Next

L. He, K. Lee, M. Lewis, L. ZettlemoyerConference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2017.

2016

Learning Prototypical Event Structure from Photo Albums

A. Bosselut, J. Chen, D. Warren, H. Hajishirzi, Y. ChoiConference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2016.
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LSTM CCG Parsing

M. Lewis, K. Lee, L. ZettlemoyerConference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL), 2016.

Summarizing Source Code using a Neural Attention Model

S. Iyer, Y. Konstas, A. Cheung, L. ZettlemoyerAnnual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2016.
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Global Neural CCG Parsing with Optimality Guarantees

K. Lee, M. Lewis, L. ZettlemoyerConference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Process (EMNLP), 2016.  *Best Paper Award*

Situation Recognition: Visual Semantic Role Labeling for Image Understanding

M. Yatskar, L. Zettlemoyer, A. FarhadiProceedings of the Conference of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016.
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Human-in-the-Loop Parsing

L. He, J. Michael, M. Lewis, L. ZettlemoyerConference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2016.

Are Elephants Bigger than Butterflies? Reasoning about Sizes of Objects

H. Bagherinezhad, H. Hajishirzi, Y. Choi, A. FarhadiAssociation for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2016.

Document-level Sentiment Inference with Social, Faction, and Discourse Context

E. Choi, H. Rashkin, L. Zettlemoyer, Y. ChoiConference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2016.

A Theme-Rewriting Approach for Generating Algebra Word Problems

R. Koncel-Kedziorski, I. Konstas, L. Zettlemoyer, H. HajishirziConference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2016.

Globally Coherent Text Generation with Neural Checklist Models

C. Kiddon, L. Zettlemoyer, Y. ChoiProceedings of the 2016 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language ProcessingAssociation for Computational Linguistics, 2016.

Globally Coherent Text Generation with Neural Checklist Models

C. Kiddon, L. Zettlemoyer, Y. ChoiConference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2016.

2015

Entity Analysis with Weak Supervision: Typing, Linking, and Attribute Extraction

X. LingComputer Science and EngineeringUniversity of Washington PhD, 2015.
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Relation Extraction: from Ontological Smoothing to Temporal Correspondence

C. ZhangComputer Science and EngineeringUniversity of Washington PhD, 2015.
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Open Extraction of Fine-Grained Political Opinion

D. Bamman, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2015.

Mise en Place: Unsupervised Interpretation of Instructional Recipes

C. Kiddon, G.Thandavam Ponnuraj, L. Zettlemoyer, Y. ChoiProceedings of the 2015 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language ProcessingAssociation for Computational Linguistics, 2015.

Bayesian Optimization of Text Representations

D. Yogatama, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2015.

Extractive Summarization by Maximizing Semantic Volume

D. Yogatama, F. Liu, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2015.

Improved Transition-based Parsing by Modeling Characters instead of Words with LSTMs

M. Ballesteros, C. Dyer, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2015.

A Utility Model of Authors in the Scientific Community

Y. Sim, B.R. Routledge, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2015.

Transition-Based Dependency Parsing with Stack Long Short-Term Memory

C. Dyer, M. Ballesteros, W. Ling, A. Matthews, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2015.
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Sparse Binary Word Vector Representations

M. Faruqui, Y. Tsvetkov, D. Yogatama, C. Dyer, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2015.
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Frame-Semantic Role Labeling with Heterogeneous Annotations

M. Kshirsagar, S. Thomson, N. Schneider, J. Carbonell, N.A. Smith, C. DyerProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2015.
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A Supertag-Context Model for Weakly-Supervised CCG Parser Learning

D. Garrette, C. Dyer, J. Baldridge, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning, 2015.
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The Media Frames Corpus: Annotations of Frames Across Issues

D. Card, A.E. Boydstun, J.H. Gross, P. Resnik, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2015.
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Learning Word Representations with Hierarchical Sparse Coding

D. Yogatama, M. Faruqui, C. Dyer, N.A. SmithProceedings of the International Conference on Machine Learning, 2015.
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Design Challenges for Entity Linking

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

Retrofitting Word Vectors to Semantic Lexicons

M. Faruqui, J. Dodge, S.Kumar Jauhar, C. Dyer, E. Hovy, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2015.  

\ \textbf{Best student paper award.}

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Toward Abstractive Summarization Using Semantic Representations

F. Liu, J. Flanigan, S. Thomson, N. Sadeh, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2015.
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Transforming Dependencies into Phrase Structures

L. Kong, A.M. Rush, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2015.
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A Corpus and Model Integrating Multiword Expressions and Supersenses

N. Schneider, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2015.
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Contextualized Sarcasm Detection on Twitter

D. Bamman, N.A. SmithProceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, 2015.
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Modeling User Arguments, Interactions, and Attributes for Stance Prediction in Online Debate Forums

M. Qiu, Y. Sim, N.A. Smith, J. JiangProceedings of the SIAM Conference on Data Mining, 2015.
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AD$^3$: Alternating Directions Dual Decomposition for MAP Inference in Graphical Models

A.F.T. Martins, M.A.T. Figueiredo, P.M.Q. Aguiar, N.A. Smith, E.P. XingJournal of Machine Learning Research 16, 2015.
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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

Weakly-Supervised Grammar-Informed Bayesian CCG Parser Learning

D. Garrette, C. Dyer, J. Baldridge, N.A. SmithProceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2015.
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The Utility of Text: The Case of Amicus Briefs and the Supreme Court

Y. Sim, B.R. Routledge, N.A. SmithProceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2015.

Question-Answer Driven Semantic Role Labeling: Using Natural Language to Annotate Natural Language

L. He, M. Lewis, L. ZettlemoyerConference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2015.
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Psychological language on twitter predicts county-level heart disease mortality

J.C. Eichstaedt, H.Andrew Schwartz, M.L. Kern, G. Park, D.R. Labarthe, R.M. Merchant, S. Jha, M. Agrawal, L.A. Dziurzynski, M. Sap,  othersPsychological science 26, 2015.

Refer-to-as Relations as Semantic Knowledge

S. Feng, S. Ravi, R. Kumar, P. Kuznetsova, W. Liu, A.C. Berg, T.L. Berg, Y. ChoiAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2015.

Robot Programming by Demonstration with Situated Spatial Language Understanding

M. Forbes, R.P.N. Rao, L. Zettlemoyer, M. CakmakInternational Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2015.

Segment-Phrase Table for Semantic Segmentation, Visual Entailment and Paraphrasing

H. Izadinia, F. Sadeghi, S.Kumar Divvala, H. Hajishirzi, Y. Choi, A. FarhadiInternational Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015.  (oral)

Scalable Semantic Parsing with Partial Ontologies

E. Choi, T. Kwiatkowski, L. ZettlemoyerAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2015.

Personalized Mathematical Word Problem Generation

O. Polozov, E. O'Rourke, A.M. Smith, L. Zettlemoyer, S. Gulwani, Z. PopovićInternational Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2015.

Déjà Image-Captions: A Corpus of Expressive Image Descriptions in Repetition

J. Chen, P. Kuznetsova, D. Warren, Y. ChoiNorth American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL), 2015.

Broad-coverage CCG Semantic Parsing with AMR

Y. Artzi, K. Lee, L. ZettlemoyerConference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2015.  *Best Paper Award*

Learning to Name Objects

V. Ordonez, W. Liu, J. Deng, Y. Choi, A.C. Berg, T.L. BergCommunications of the ACM (CACM), 2015.  (invited article)

Event Detection and Factuality Assessment with Non-Expert Supervision

K. Lee, Y. Artzi, Y. Choi, L. ZettlemoyerConference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2015.
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Mise en Place: Unsupervised Interpretation of Instructional Recipes

C. Kiddon, G.Thandavam Ponnuraj, L. Zettlemoyer, Y. ChoiConference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2015.

Joint A CCG Parsing and Semantic Role Labeling

M. Lewis, L. He, L. ZettlemoyerConference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2015.
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2014

Conditional Random Field Autoencoders for Unsupervised Structured Prediction

W. Ammar, C. Dyer, N.A. SmithAdvances in Neural Information Processing Systems 27, 2014.  

\ \textbf{Selected for oral presentation (top 5% of accepted papers).}

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Diffusion of Language Change in Social Media

J. Eisenstein, B. O'Connor, N.A. Smith, E.P. XingPLoS ONE, 2014.
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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.

Unsupervised Discovery of Biographical Structure from Text

D. Bamman, N.A. SmithTransactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics 2:2014, 2014.
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A Dependency Parser for Tweets

L. Kong, N. Schneider, S. Swayamdipta, A. Bhatia, C. Dyer, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2014.
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Tracking the Development of Media Frames within and across Policy Issues

A.E. Boydstun, D. Card, J.H. Gross, P. Resnik, N.A. Smith, 2014.
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A Step Towards Usable Privacy Policy: Automatic Alignment of Privacy Statements

F. Liu, R. Ramanath, N. Sadeh, N.A. SmithProceedings of the International Conference on Computational Linguistics, 2014.
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CMU: Arc-Factored, Discriminative Semantic Dependency Parsing

S. Thomson, B. O'Connor, J. Flanigan, D. Bamman, J. Dodge, S. Swayamdipta, N. Schneider, C. Dyer, N.A. SmithProceedings of the International (COLING) Workshop on Semantic Evaluations, 2014.
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Weakly-Supervised Bayesian Learning of a CCG Supertagger

D. Garrette, C. Dyer, J. Baldridge, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning, 2014.
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Overview of the 2014 NLP Unshared Task in PoliInformatics

N.A. Smith, C. Cardie, A.L. Washington, J.D. WilkersonProceedings of the ACL 2014 Workshop on Language Technologies and Computational Social Science, 2014.
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Context-dependent Semantic Parsing for Time Expressions

K. Lee, Y. Artzi, J. Dodge, L. ZettlemoyerProceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 1: Long Papers)Association for Computational Linguistics, 2014.

Unsupervised Alignment of Privacy Policies using Hidden Markov Models

R. Ramanath, F. Liu, N. Sadeh, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2014.
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Linguistic Structured Sparsity in Text Categorization

D. Yogatama, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2014.
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Distributed Representations of Geographically Situated Language

D. Bamman, C. Dyer, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2014.
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A Discriminative Graph-Based Parser for the Abstract Meaning Representation

J. Flanigan, S. Thomson, J. Carbonell, C. Dyer, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2014.  

\ \textbf{Nominated for best paper award.}

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Simplified Dependency Annotations with GFL-Web

M.T. Mordowanec, N. Schneider, C. Dyer, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, companion volume, 2014.
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Making the Most of Bag of Words: Sentence Regularization with Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers

D. Yogatama, N.A. SmithProceedings of the International Conference on Machine Learning, 2014.
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A Bayesian Mixed Effects Model of Literary Character

D. Bamman, T. Underwood, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2014.
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Phrase Dependency Machine Translation with Quasi-Synchronous Tree-to-Tree Features

K. Gimpel, N.A. SmithComputational Linguistics 40:2, 2014.
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Comprehensive Annotation of Multiword Expressions in a Social Web Corpus

N. Schneider, S. Onuffer, N. Kazour, E. Danchik, M.T. Mordowanec, H. Conrad, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, 2014.
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Narrative Framing of Consumer Sentiment in Online Restaurant Reviews

D. Jurafsky, V. Chahuneau, B.R. Routledge, N.A. SmithFirst Monday 19:4, 2014.
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Discriminative Lexical Semantic Segmentation with Gaps: Running the MWE Gamut

N. Schneider, E. Danchik, C. Dyer, N.A. SmithTransactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics 2, 2014.
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Dynamic Models of Streaming Text

D. Yogatama, C. Wang, B.R. Routledge, N.A. Smith, E.P. XingTransactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics 2, 2014.
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Frame-Semantic Parsing

D. Das, D. Chen, A.F.T. Martins, N. Schneider, N.A. SmithComputational Linguistics 40:1, 2014.
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Learning to Solve Arithmetic Word Problems with Verb Categorization

M.J. Hosseini, H. Hajishirzi, O. Etzioni, N. KushmanConference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2014.

Open Question Answering Over Curated and Extracted Knowledge Bases

A. Fader, O. Etzioni, L. ZettlemoyerConference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), 2014.
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See No Evil, Say No Evil: Description Generation from Densely Labeled Images

M. Yatskar, M. Galley, L. Vanderwende, L. ZettlemoyerJoint Conference on Lexical and Computation Semantics (*SEM), 2014.

TreeTalk: Composition and compression of trees for image descriptions

P. Kuznetsova, V. Ordonez, T.L. Berg, Y. ChoiTransactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL) 2, 2014.

Learning to Automatically Solve Algebra Word Problems

N. Kushman, Y. Artzi, L. Zettlemoyer, R. BarzilayAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2014.

ConnotationWordNet: Learning Connotation over the Word+Sense Network

J.Seok Kang, S. Feng, L. Akoglu, Y. ChoiAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2014.

Learning from Unscripted Deictic Gesture and Language for Human-Robot Interactions

C. Matuszek, L. Bo, L. Zettlemoyer, D. FoxConference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2014.

Developing Age and Gender Predictive Lexica over Social Media

M. Sap, G. Park, J.C. Eichstaedt, M.L. Kern, D.J. Stillwell, M. Kosinski, L.H. Ungar, H.Andrew SchwartzProceedings of the 2014 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP)Association for Computational Linguistics, 2014.

Context Representation for Named Entity Linking

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

Keystroke Patterns as Prosody in Digital Writings: A Case Study with Deceptive Reviews and Essays

R. Banerjee, S. Feng, J.Seok Kang, Y. ChoiEmpirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2014.

Introduction to the special issue on learning semantics.

A. Bordes, L. Bottou, R. Collobert, D. Roth, J. Weston, L. ZettlemoyerMachine Learning 94, 2014.

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.
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Harvesting Parallel News Streams to Generate Paraphrases of Event Relations

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

Measuring Ideological Proportions in Political Speeches

Y. Sim, B.D.L. Acree, J.H. Gross, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2013.
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Translating into Morphologically Rich Languages with Synthetic Phrases

V. Chahuneau, E. Schlinger, C. Dyer, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2013.
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Learning Topics and Positions from Debatepedia

S. Gottipati, M. Qiu, Y. Sim, J. Jiang, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2013.
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A Sparse and Adaptive Prior for Time-Dependent Model Parameters

D. Yogatama, B.R. Routledge, N.A. Smith, 2013.
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Predicting the NFL Using Twitter

S. Sinha, C. Dyer, K. Gimpel, N.A. SmithProceedings of the ECML/PKDD Workshop on (Machine Learning and Data Mining for) Sports Analytics, 2013.
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Testing the Etch-a-Sketch Hypothesis: A Computational Analysis of Mitt Romney's Ideological Makeover During the 2012 Primary vs. General Elections

J.H. Gross, B. Acree, Y. Sim, N.A. Smith, 2013.  

Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association

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Learning to Extract International Relations from Political Context

B. O'Connor, B. Stewart, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2013.
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Learning Latent Personas of Film Characters

D. Bamman, B. O'Connor, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2013.
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A Framework for (Under)specifying Dependency Syntax without Overloading Annotators

N. Schneider, B. O'Connor, N. Saphra, D. Bamman, M. Faruqui, N.A. Smith, C. Dyer, J. BaldridgeProceedings of the ACL Linguistic Annotation Workshop, 2013.
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Turning on the Turbo: Fast Third-Order Non-Projective Turbo Parsers

A.F.T. Martins, M. Almeida, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2013.
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A Penny for your Tweets: Campaign Contributions and Capitol Hill Microblogs

T. Yano, D. Yogatama, N.A. SmithProceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, 2013.
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Improved Part-of-Speech Tagging for Online Conversational Text with Word Clusters

O. Owoputi, B. O'Connor, C. Dyer, K. Gimpel, N. Schneider, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2013.
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Knowledge-Rich Morphological Priors for Bayesian Language Models

V. Chahuneau, N.A. Smith, C. DyerProceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2013.  

\ \textbf{Nominated for best paper award.}

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Supersense Tagging for Arabic: the MT-in-the-Middle Attack

N. Schneider, B. Mohit, C. Dyer, K. Oflazer, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2013.
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A Simple, Fast, and Effective Reparameterization of IBM Model 2

C. Dyer, V. Chahuneau, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2013.
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New Alignment Methods for Discriminative Summarization

D. Bamman, N.A. Smith, 2013.
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Linguistic Structure Prediction with the Sparseptron

N.A. Smith, A.F.T. MartinsACM Crossroads 19:3, 2013.
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Paraphrase-Driven Learning for Open Question Answering

A. Fader, L. Zettlemoyer, O. EtzioniAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2013.
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Modeling Missing Data in Distant Supervision for Information Extraction.

A. Ritter, L. Zettlemoyer,  Mausam, O. EtzioniTransactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL) 1, 2013.
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Success with Style: Using Writing Style to Predict the Success of Novels

V.Ganjigunte Ashok, S. Feng, Y. ChoiEmpirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2013.

Understanding and Quantifying Creativity in Lexical Composition

P. Kuznetsova, J. Chen, Y. ChoiEmpirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2013.

Where Not to Eat? Improving Public Policy by Predicting Hygiene Inspections Using Online Reviews

J. Kang, P. Kuznetsova, M. Luca, Y. ChoiEmpirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2013.

Weakly Supervised Learning of Semantic Parsers for Mapping Instructions to Actions.

Y. Artzi, L. ZettlemoyerTransactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL) 1, 2013.
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Weakly Supervised Learning of Semantic Parsers for Mapping Instructions to Actions

Y. Artzi, L. ZettlemoyerTransactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics 1, 2013.

Lightly Supervised Learning of Procedural Dialog Systems

S. Volkova, P. Choudhury, C. Quirk, B. Dolan, L.S. ZettlemoyerAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2013.

Scaling semantic parsers with on-the-fly ontology matching

T. Kwiatkowski, E. Choi, Y. Artzi, L. ZettlemoyerConference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2013.

BabyTalk: Understanding and Generating Simple Image Descriptions

G. Kulkarni, V. Premraj, V. Ordonez, S. Dhar, S. Li, Y. Choi, A.C. Berg, T.L. BergIEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI) 35, 2013.

Automatic Idiom Identification in Wiktionary

G. Muzny, L. ZettlemoyerConference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2013.
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3D Wikipedia: using online text to automatically label and navigate reconstructed geometry

B.C. Russell, R. Martin-Brualla, D.J. Butler, S.M. Seitz, L. ZettlemoyerACM Trans. Graph. (SIGGRAPH Asia) 32, 2013.
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“Can you give me another word for hyperbaric?”: Improving speech translation using targeted clarification questions

N.Fazil Ayan, A. Mandal, M. Frandsen, J. Zheng, P. Blasco, A. Kathol, F. Béchet, B. Favre, A. Marin, T. Kwiatkowski, M. Ostendorf, L. Zettlemoyer, P. Salletmayr, J. Hirschberg, S. StoyanchevIEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)IEEE, 2013.

Connotation Lexicon: A Dash of Sentiment Beneath the Surface Meaning

S. Feng, J.Seok Kang, P. Kuznetsova, Y. ChoiAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2013.

Learning Distributions over Logical Forms for Referring Expression Generation.

N. FitzGerald, Y. Artzi, L.S. ZettlemoyerConference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2013.
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Learning to Relate Literal and Sentimental Descriptions of Visual Properties.

M. Yatskar, S. Volkova, A. Celikyilmaz, B. Dolan, L.S. ZettlemoyerNorth American Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL), 2013.

Generalizing Image Captions for Image-Text Parallel Corpus

P. Kuznetsova, V. Ordonez, A.C. Berg, T.L. Berg, Y. ChoiAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2013.

From Large Scale Image Categorization to Entry-Level Categories

V. Ordonez, J. Deng, Y. Choi, A.C. Berg, T.L. BergIEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2013.   Awarded Best Paper

2012

Automatic Categorization of Privacy Policies: A Pilot Study

W. Ammar, S. Wilson, N. Sadeh, N.A. SmithCarnegie Mellon University:CMU-LTI-12-019, 2012.
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Mapping the Geographical Diffusion of New Words

J. Eisenstein, B. O'Connor, N.A. Smith, E.P. XingProceedings of the NIPS Workshop on Social Network and Social Media Analysis: Methods, Models and Applications, 2012.
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pycdec: A Python Interface to cdec

V. Chahuneau, N.A. Smith, C. DyerPrague Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics 98, 2012.
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Empirical Risk Minimization for Probabilistic Grammars: Sample Complexity and Hardness of Learning

S.B. Cohen, N.A. SmithComputational Linguistics 38:3, 2012.
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Open Domain Event Extraction from Twitter

A. Ritter,  Mausam, O. Etzioni, S. ClarkKDD, 2012.
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Coarse Lexical Semantic Annotation with Supersenses: An Arabic Case Study

N. Schneider, B. Mohit, K. Oflazer, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2012.
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Transliteration by Sequence Labeling with Lattice Encodings and Reranking

W. Ammar, C. Dyer, N.A. SmithProceedings of the ACL Named Entities Workshop, 2012.
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Word Salad: Relating Food Prices and Descriptions

V. Chahuneau, K. Gimpel, B.R. Routledge, L. Scherlis, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Natural Language Learning, 2012.
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A Probabilistic Model for Canonicalizing Named Entity Mentions

D. Yogatama, Y. Sim, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2012.
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Discriminative Learning for Joint Template Filling

E. Minkov, L. ZettlemoyerAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2012.

Discovering Factions in the Computational Linguistics Community

Y. Sim, N.A. Smith, D.A. SmithProceedings of the ACL Workshop on Rediscovering Fifty Years of Discoveries, 2012.
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Entity Linking at Web Scale

T. Lin,  Mausam, O. EtzioniJoint Workshop on Automatic Knowledge Base Construction and Web-scale Knowledge Extraction, 2012.

Textual Predictors of Bill Survival in Congressional Committees

T. Yano, N.A. Smith, J.D. WilkersonProceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2012.
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Rel-grams: A Probabilistic Model of Relations in Text

N. Balasubramanian, S. Soderland,  Mausam, O. EtzioniJoint Workshop on Automatic Knowledge Base Construction and Web-scale Knowledge Extraction (AKBC-WEKEX) at NAACL, 2012.

Structured Ramp Loss Minimization for Machine Translation

K. Gimpel, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2012.
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An Exact Dual Decomposition Algorithm for Shallow Semantic Parsing with Constraints

D. Das, A.F.T. Martins, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics, 2012.
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Concavity and Initialization for Unsupervised Dependency Parsing

K. Gimpel, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2012.
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Graph-Based Lexicon Expansion with Sparsity-Inducing Penalties

D. Das, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2012.
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The CMU-Oxford Translation System for the NIST Open Machine Translation 2012 Evaluation

C. Dyer, N.A. Smith, G. Morehead, P. Blunsom, A. Levenberg, 2012.
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Recall-Oriented Learning of Named Entities in Arabic Wikipedia

B. Mohit, N. Schneider, R. Bhowmick, K. Oflazer, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2012.
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Censorship and Content Deletion in Chinese Social Media

D. Bamman, B. O'Connor, N.A. SmithFirst Monday 17:3, 2012.
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Ontological Smoothing for Relation Extraction with Minimal Supervision

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

Syntactic Stylometry for Deception Detection

S. Feng, R. Banerjee, Y. ChoiAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2012.

Distributional Footprints of Deceptive Product Reviews

S. Feng, L. Xing, A. Gogar, Y. ChoiInternational Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), 2012.

Fine-Grained Entity Recognition

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

J. Dodge, A. Goyal, X. Han, A. Mensch, M. Mitchell, K. Stratos, K. Yamaguchi, Y. Choi, H. Daumé, A.C. Berg, T.L. BergNorth American Chapter of the Association of Computational Linguistics (NAACL), 2012.

Characterizing Stylistic Elements in Syntactic Structure

S. Feng, R. Banerjee, Y. ChoiEmpirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2012.

A Probabilistic Model of Syntactic and Semantic Acquisition from Child-Directed Utterances and their Meanings

T. Kwiatkowski, S. Goldwater, L. Zettlemoyer,  SteedmanProceedings of the Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), 2012.

Collective Generation of Natural Image Descriptions

P. Kuznetsova, V. Ordonez, A.C. Berg, T.L. Berg, Y. ChoiAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2012.

2011

Computational Text Analysis for Social Science: Model Complexity and Assumptions

B. O'Connor, D. Bamman, N.A. SmithProceedings of the NIPS Workshop on Computational Social Science and the Wisdom of Crowds, 2011.
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The CMU-ARK German-English Translation System

C. Dyer, K. Gimpel, J.H. Clark, N.A. SmithProceedings of the EMNLP Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation, 2011.
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Structured Databases of Named Entities from Bayesian Nonparametrics

J. Eisenstein, T. Yano, W.W. Cohen, N.A. Smith, E.P. XingProceedings of the EMNLP Workshop on Unsupervised Learning in NLP, 2011.
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Unsupervised Bilingual POS Tagging with Markov Random Fields

D. Chen, C. Dyer, S.B. Cohen, N.A. SmithProceedings of the EMNLP Workshop on Unsupervised Learning in NLP, 2011.
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Quasi-Synchronous Phrase Dependency Grammars for Machine Translation

K. Gimpel, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2011.
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Bootstrapping Semantic Parsers from Conversations

Y. Artzi, L. ZettlemoyerConference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2011.

Predicting a Scientific Community's Response to an Article

D. Yogatama, M. Heilman, B. O'Connor, C. Dyer, B.R. Routledge, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2011.
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Lexical Generalization in CCG Grammar Induction for Semantic Parsing

T. Kwiatkowski, L. Zettlemoyer, S. Goldwater, M. SteedmanProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2011.

Unsupervised Structure Prediction with Non-Parallel Multilingual Guidance

S.B. Cohen, D. Das, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2011.
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Structured Sparsity in Structured Prediction

A.F.T. Martins, N.A. Smith, P.M.Q. Aguiar, M.A.T. FigueiredoProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2011.
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Generative Models of Monolingual and Bilingual Gappy Patterns

K. Gimpel, N.A. SmithProceedings of the EMNLP Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation, 2011.
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Dual Decomposition with Many Overlapping Components

A.F.T. Martins, N.A. Smith, P.M.Q. Aguiar, M.A.T. FigueiredoProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2011.
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An Augmented Lagrangian Approach to Constrained MAP Inference

A.F.T. Martins, P.M.Q. Aguiar, M.A.T. Figueiredo, N.A. Smith, E.P. XingProceedings of the International Conference on Machine Learning, 2011.
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Author Age Prediction from Text using Linear Regression

{D. Nguyen, N.A. Smith, C.P. RoséProceedings of the ACL Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities, 2011.
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Discovering Sociolinguistic Associations with Structured Sparsity

J. Eisenstein, N.A. Smith, E.P. XingProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2011.
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Better Hypothesis Testing for Statistical Machine Translation: Controlling for Optimizer Instability

J.H. Clark, C. Dyer, A. Lavie, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, companion volume, 2011.
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Part-of-Speech Tagging for Twitter: Annotation, Features, and Experiments

K. Gimpel, N. Schneider, B. O'Connor, D. Das, D. Mills, J. Eisenstein, M. Heilman, D. Yogatama, J. Flanigan, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, companion volume, 2011.
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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.
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Semi-Supervised Frame-Semantic Parsing for Unknown Predicates

D. Das, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2011.
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Unsupervised Word Alignment with Arbitrary Features

C. Dyer, J.H. Clark, A. Lavie, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2011.
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Linguistic Structure Prediction

N.A. SmithSynthesis Lectures on Human Language TechnologiesMorgan and Claypool, 2011.
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Online Learning of Structured Predictors with Multiple Kernels

A.F.T. Martins, N.A. Smith, E.P. Xing, P.M.Q. Aguiar, M.A.T. FigueiredoProceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics, 2011.
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Products of Weighted Logic Programs

S.B. Cohen, R.J. Simmons, N.A. SmithTheory and Practice of Logic Programming 11:2–3, 2011.
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Favor Short Dependencies: Parsing with Soft and Hard Constraints on Dependency Length

J. Eisner, N.A. SmithTrends in Parsing Technology: Dependency Parsing, Domain Adaptation, and Deep ParsingSpringer 43, 2011.
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Language of Vandalism: Improving Wikipedia Vandalism Detection via Stylometric Analysis

M. Harpalani, M. Hart, S. Signh, R. Johnson, Y. ChoiAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2011.

Learning General Connotation of Words using Graph-based Algorithms

S. Feng, R. Bose, Y. ChoiEmpirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2011.

Gender Attribution: Tracing Stylometric Evidence Beyond Topic and Genre

R. Sarawgi, K. Gajulapalli, Y. ChoiConference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL)Association for Computational Linguistics, 2011.

Composing Simple Image Descriptions Using Web-scale N-grams

S. Li, G. Kulkarni, T.L. Berg, A.C. Berg, Y. ChoiConference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL)Association for Computational Linguistics, 2011.

Finding Deceptive Opinion Spam by Any Stretch of the Imagination

M. Ott, Y. Choi, C. Cardie, J.T. HancockAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2011.

Baby talk: Understanding and generating simple image descriptions

G. Kulkarni, V. Premraj, S. Dhar, S. Li, Y. Choi, A.C. Berg, T.L. BergIEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2011.

2010

Online Multiple Kernel Learning for Structured Prediction

A.F.T. Martins, N.A. Smith, E.P. Xing, P.M.Q. Aguiar, M.A.T. FigueiredoProceedings of the NIPS Workshop on New Directions in Multiple Kernel Learning, 2010.
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Augmenting Dual Decomposition for MAP Inference

A.F.T. Martins, N.A. Smith, E.P. Xing, P.M.Q. Aguiar, M.A.T. FigueiredoProceedings of the International Workshop on Optimization for Machine Learning, 2010.
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Discovering Demographic Language Variation

B. O'Connor, J. Eisenstein, E.P. Xing, N.A. SmithProceedings of the NIPS Workshop on Machine Learning for Social Computing, 2010.
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Empirical Risk Minimization with Approximations of Probabilistic Grammars

S.B. Cohen, N.A. SmithAdvances in Neural Information Processing Systems 23, 2010.
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Covariance in Unsupervised Learning of Probabilistic Grammars

S.B. Cohen, N.A. SmithJournal of Machine Learning Research 11, 2010.
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A Latent Variable Model for Geographic Lexical Variation

J. Eisenstein, B. O'Connor, N.A. Smith, E.P. XingProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2010.
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Turbo Parsers: Dependency Parsing by Approximate Variational Inference

A.F.T. Martins, N.A. Smith, E.P. Xing, P.M.Q. Aguiar, M.A.T. FigueiredoProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2010.
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Inducing Probabilistic CCG Grammars from Logical Form with Higher-order Unification

T. Kwiatkowski, L. Zettlemoyer, S. Goldwater, M. SteedmanProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2010.

Nonparametric Word Segmentation for Machine Translation

T.L. Nguyen, S. Vogel, N.A. SmithProceedings of the International Conference on Computational Linguistics, 2010.  

\ \textbf{Best paper finalist.}

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SEMAFOR: Frame Argument Resolution with Log-Linear Models

D. Chen, N. Schneider, D. Das, N.A. SmithProceedings of the International (ACL) Workshop on Semantic Evaluations, 2010.
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Viterbi Training for PCFGs: Hardness Results and Competitiveness of Uniform Initialization

S.B. Cohen, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2010.
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Visualizing Topical Quotations Over Time to Understand News Discourse

N. Schneider, R. Hwa, P. Gianfortoni, D. Das, M. Heilman, A.W. Black, F.L. Crabbe, N.A. SmithCarnegie Mellon University:CMU-LTI-10-013, 2010.
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Good Question! Statistical Ranking for Question Generation

M. Heilman, N.A. SmithProceedings of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics Human Language Technologies Conference, 2010.
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Movie Reviews and Revenues: An Experiment in Text Regression

M. Joshi, D. Das, K. Gimpel, N.A. SmithProceedings of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics Human Language Technologies Conference, 2010.
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Extracting Simplified Statements for Factual Question Generation

M. Heilman, N.A. SmithProceedings of the AIED Workshop on Question Generation, 2010.
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Aggressive Online Learning of Structured Classifiers

A.F.T. Martins, K. Gimpel, N.A. Smith, E.P. Xing, P.M.Q. Aguiar, M.A.T. FigueiredoCarnegie Mellon University:CMU-ML-10-109, 2010.
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Shedding (a Thousand Points of) Light on Biased Language

T. Yano, P. Resnik, N.A. SmithProceedings of the NAACL-HLT Workshop on Creating Speech and Language Data With Mechanical Turk, 2010.
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Probabilistic Frame-Semantic Parsing

D. Das, N. Schneider, D. Chen, N.A. SmithProceedings of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics Human Language Technologies Conference, 2010.
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Rating Computer-Generated Questions with Mechanical Turk

M. Heilman, N.A. SmithProceedings of the NAACL-HLT Workshop on Creating Speech and Language Data With Mechanical Turk, 2010.
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Softmax-Margin CRFs: Training Log-Linear Models with Cost Functions

K. Gimpel, N.A. SmithProceedings of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics Human Language Technologies Conference, 2010.
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Softmax-Margin Training for Structured Log-Linear Models

K. Gimpel, N.A. SmithCarnegie Mellon University:CMU-LTI-10-008, 2010.
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Tree Edit Models for Recognizing Textual Entailments, Paraphrases, and Answers to Questions

M. Heilman, N.A. SmithProceedings of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics Human Language Technologies Conference, 2010.
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Variational Inference for Adaptor Grammars

S.B. Cohen, D.M. Blei, N.A. SmithProceedings of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics Human Language Technologies Conference, 2010.
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From Tweets to Polls: Linking Text Sentiment to Public Opinion Time Series

B. O'Connor, R. Balasubramanyan, B.R. Routledge, N.A. SmithProceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, 2010.
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What's Worthy of Comment? Content and Comment Volume in Political Blogs

T. Yano, N.A. SmithProceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, 2010.
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Text-Driven Forecasting

N.A. Smith, 2010.
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Machine Reading: from Wikipedia to the Web

F. WuComputer Science & Engineering PhD, 2010.

2009

Leveraging Structural Relations for Fluent Compressions at Multiple Compression Rates

{S. Chaudhuri, N.K. Gupta, N.A. Smith, C.P. RoséProceedings of the Joint Conference of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing, companion volume, 2009.
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Feature-Rich Translation by Quasi-Synchronous Lattice Parsing

K. Gimpel, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2009.
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Concise Integer Linear Programming Formulations for Dependency Parsing

A.F.T. Martins, N.A. Smith, E.P. XingProceedings of the Joint Conference of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing, 2009.  

\ \textbf{Best paper award.}

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Paraphrase Identification as Probabilistic Quasi-Synchronous Recognition

D. Das, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Joint Conference of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing, 2009.
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Variational Inference for Grammar Induction with Prior Knowledge

S.B. Cohen, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Joint Conference of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing, companion volume, 2009.
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Reinforcement Learning for Mapping Instructions to Actions

S.R.K. Branavan, H. Chen, L. Zettlemoyer, R. BarzilayProceeding of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2009.  *Best Paper Award*

Learning Context-dependent Mappings from Sentences to Logical Form

L. Zettlemoyer, M. CollinsProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2009.

Ranking Automatically Generated Questions as a Shared Task

M. Heilman, N.A. SmithProceedings of the AIED Workshop on Question Generation, 2009.
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Question Generation via Overgenerating Transformations and Ranking

M. Heilman, N.A. SmithCarnegie Mellon University:CMU-LTI-09-013, 2009.
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Polyhedral Outer Approximations with Application to Natural Language Parsing

A.F.T. Martins, N.A. Smith, E.P. XingProceedings of the International Conference on Machine Learning, 2009.
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Summarization with a Joint Model for Sentence Extraction and Compression

A.F.T. Martins, N.A. SmithProceedings of the NAACL-HLT Workshop on Integer Linear Programming for Natural Language Processing, 2009.
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From Episodes to Sagas: Understanding the News by Identifying Temporally Related Story Sequences

R. Balasubramanyan, F. Lin, W.W. Cohen, M. Hurst, N.A. SmithProceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, 2009.
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Predicting Response to Political Blog Posts with Topic Models

T. Yano, W.W. Cohen, N.A. SmithProceedings of the North American Association for Computational Linguistics Human Language Technologies Conference, 2009.
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Preference Grammars: Softening Syntactic Constraints to Improve Statistical Machine Translation

A. Venugopal, A. Zollmann, N.A. Smith, S. VogelProceedings of the North American Association for Computational Linguistics Human Language Technologies Conference, 2009.
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Predicting Risk from Financial Reports with Regression

S. Kogan, D. Levin, B.R. Routledge, J.S. Sagi, N.A. SmithProceedings of the North American Association for Computational Linguistics Human Language Technologies Conference, 2009.
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Shared Logistic Normal Distributions for Soft Parameter Tying in Unsupervised Grammar Induction

S.B. Cohen, N.A. SmithProceedings of the North American Association for Computational Linguistics Human Language Technologies Conference, 2009.
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Nonextensive Information Theoretic Kernels on Measures

A.F.T. Martins, N.A. Smith, E.P. Xing, M.A.T. Figueiredo, P.M.Q. AguiarJournal of Machine Learning Research 10, 2009.
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Cube Summing, Approximate Inference with Non-Local Features, and Dynamic Programming without Semirings

K. Gimpel, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2009.
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2008

The Shared Logistic Normal Distribution for Grammar Induction

S.B. Cohen, N.A. SmithProceedings of the NIPS Workshop on Speech and Language: Unsupervised Latent-Variable Models, 2008.
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Logistic Normal Priors for Unsupervised Probabilistic Grammar Induction

S.B. Cohen, K. Gimpel, N.A. SmithAdvances in Neural Information Processing Systems 21, 2008.
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Dynamic Programming Algorithms as Products of Weighted Logic Programs

S.B. Cohen, R.J. Simmons, N.A. SmithProceedings of the International Conference on Logic Programming, 2008.  

\ \textbf{Best student paper award.}

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A Generative Model for Parsing Natural Language to Meaning Representations

W. Lu, H.T. Ng, W.S. Lee, L. ZettlemoyerProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2008.

Stacking Dependency Parsers

A.F.T. Martins, D. Das, N.A. Smith, E.P. XingProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2008.
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Wider Pipelines: $N$-Best Alignments and Parses in MT Training

A. Venugopal, A. Zollmann, N.A. Smith, S. VogelProceedings of the Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas, 2008.
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Question Generation as a Competitive Undergraduate Course Project

N.A. Smith, M. Heilman, R. HwaProceedings of the NSF Workshop on the Question Generation Shared Task and Evaluation Challenge, 2008.
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Nonextensive Entropic Kernels

A.F.T. Martins, M.A.T. Figueiredo, P.M.Q. Aguiar, N.A. Smith, E.P. XingProceedings of the International Conference on Machine Learning, 2008.
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Competitive Grammar Writing

J. Eisner, N.A. SmithProceedings of the ACL Workshop on Issues in Teaching Computational Linguistics, 2008.
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Rich Source-Side Context for Statistical Machine Translation

K. Gimpel, N.A. SmithProceedings of the ACL Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation, 2008.  

\ \textbf{Five-year retrospective best paper award.}

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SOUR CREAM: Toward Semantic Processing of Recipes

D. Tasse, N.A. SmithCarnegie Mellon University:CMU-LTI-08-005, 2008.
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Relative Keyboard Input System

D.R. Rashid, N.A. SmithProceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, 2008.
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2007

Weighted and Probabilistic Context-Free Grammars Are Equally Expressive

N.A. Smith, M. JohnsonComputational Linguistics 33:4, 2007.
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What is the Jeopardy Model? A Quasi-Synchronous Grammar for QA

M. Wang, N.A. Smith, T. MitamuraProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning, 2007.  

\ \textbf{Nominated for best paper award.}

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Joint Morphological and Syntactic Disambiguation

S.B. Cohen, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning, 2007.
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Computationally Efficient M-Estimation of Log-Linear Structure Models

N.A. Smith, D.L. Vail, J.D. LaffertyProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2007.
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Probabilistic Models of Nonprojective Dependency Trees

D.A. Smith, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning, 2007.
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2006

Novel Estimation Methods for Unsupervised Discovery of Latent Structure in Natural Language Text

N.A. SmithDepartment of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University, 2006.  

Supervised by Jason Eisner

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Annealing Structural Bias in Multilingual Weighted Grammar Induction

N.A. Smith, J. EisnerProceedings of the International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2006.
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Vine Parsing and Minimum Risk Reranking for Speed and Precision

M. Dreyer, D.A. Smith, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference on Natural Language Learning, 2006.
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2005

Parsing with Soft and Hard Constraints on Dependency Length

J. Eisner, N.A. SmithProceedings of the International Workshop on Parsing Technologies, 2005.
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Compiling Comp Ling: Practical Weighted Dynamic Programming and the Dyna Language

J. Eisner, E. Goldlust, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Human Language Technology Conference and Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2005.
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Context-Based Morphological Disambiguation with Random Fields

N.A. Smith, D.A. Smith, R.W. TrombleProceedings of the Human Language Technology Conference and Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2005.
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Guiding Unsupervised Grammar Induction Using Contrastive Estimation

N.A. Smith, J. EisnerProceedings of the IJCAI Workshop on Grammatical Inference Applications, 2005.
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Contrastive Estimation: Training Log-Linear Models on Unlabeled Data

N.A. Smith, J. EisnerProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2005.  

\ \textbf{Nominated for best paper award.}

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2004

Dyna: A Declarative Language for Implementing Dynamic Programs

J. Eisner, E. Goldlust, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, companion volume, 2004.
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Annealing Techniques for Unsupervised Statistical Language Learning

N.A. Smith, J. EisnerProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2004.
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Bilingual Parsing with Factored Estimation: Using English to Parse Korean

D.A. Smith, N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2004.
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2003

The Web as a Parallel Corpus

P. Resnik, N.A. SmithComputational Linguistics 29:3, 2003.
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2002

From Words to Corpora: Recognizing Translation

N.A. SmithProceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2002.
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An Adjective Analysis

N.A. SmithJohns Hopkins University, 2002.
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2001

Ellipsis Happens, and Deletion is How

N.A. SmithUniversity of Maryland Working Papers in LinguisticsDepartment of Linguistics, University of Maryland 11, 2001.  

Undergraduate honors thesis, supervised by Norbert Hornstein

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Detection of Translational Equivalence

N.A. SmithDepartment of Computer Science, University of Maryland College Park:4253, 2001.  

Undergraduate honors thesis, supervised by Philip Resnik

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2000

Cairo: An Alignment Visualization Tool

N.A. Smith, M.E. JahrProceedings of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, 2000.
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1999

Statistical Machine Translation

Y. Al-Onaizan, J. Cuřin, M. Jahr, K. Knight, J. Lafferty, D. Melamed, N.A. Smith, F.J. Och, D. Purdy, D. YarowskyJohns Hopkins University:42, 1999.
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