computational language understanding lab


  2018 (1)
A Test of the Risk Perception Attitude Framework as a Message Tailoring Strategy to Promote Diabetes Screening Health Communication. Rains, S. A.; Hingle, M. D.; Surdeanu, M.; Bell, D.; and Kobourov, S. Health Communication, Accepted for publication. 2018.
A Test of the Risk Perception Attitude Framework as a Message Tailoring Strategy to Promote Diabetes Screening Health Communication [pdf]Paper   bibtex
  2017 (13)
Representations of Time Expressions for Temporal Relation Extraction with Convolutional Neural Networks. Lin, C.; Miller, T.; Dligach, D.; Bethard, S.; and Savova, G. In BioNLP 2017, pages 322--327, Vancouver, Canada,, 8 2017. Association for Computational Linguistics
Representations of Time Expressions for Temporal Relation Extraction with Convolutional Neural Networks [link]Paper   bibtex
Unsupervised Domain Adaptation for Clinical Negation Detection. Miller, T.; Bethard, S.; Amiri, H.; and Savova, G. In BioNLP 2017, pages 165--170, Vancouver, Canada,, 8 2017. Association for Computational Linguistics
Unsupervised Domain Adaptation for Clinical Negation Detection [link]Paper   bibtex
Recurrent Neural Network Architectures for Event Extraction from Italian Medical Reports. Viani, N.; Miller, T. A.; Dligach, D.; Bethard, S.; Napolitano, C.; Priori, S. G.; Bellazzi, R.; Sacchi, L.; and Savova, G. K. In ten Teije, A.; Popow, C.; Holmes, J. H.; and Sacchi, L., editor(s), Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: 16th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, AIME 2017, Vienna, Austria, June 21-24, 2017, Proceedings, pages 198--202, Cham, 2017. Springer International Publishing
Recurrent Neural Network Architectures for Event Extraction from Italian Medical Reports [link]Paper   doi   bibtex
Towards generalizable entity-centric clinical coreference resolution . Miller, T.; Dligach, D.; Bethard, S.; Lin, C.; and Savova, G. Journal of Biomedical Informatics , 69: 251 - 258. 2017.
Towards generalizable entity-centric clinical coreference resolution  [link]Paper   doi   bibtex
Neural Temporal Relation Extraction. Dligach, D.; Miller, T.; Lin, C.; Bethard, S.; and Savova, G. In Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Volume 2, Short Papers, pages 746--751, Valencia, Spain, 4 2017. Association for Computational Linguistics
Neural Temporal Relation Extraction [link]Paper   bibtex
SemEval-2017 Task 12: Clinical TempEval. Bethard, S.; Savova, G.; Palmer, M.; and Pustejovsky, J. In Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval-2017), pages 565--572, Vancouver, Canada, 8 2017. Association for Computational Linguistics
SemEval-2017 Task 12: Clinical TempEval [link]Paper   bibtex
Tell Me Why: Using Question Answering as Distant Supervision for Answer Justification. Sharp, R.; Surdeanu, M.; Jansen, P.; Valenzuela-Escarcega, M. A; Clark, P.; and Hammond, M. In Proceedings of the 21st Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL 2017), pages 69--79, 2017.
Tell Me Why: Using Question Answering as Distant Supervision for Answer Justification [link]Paper   bibtex
Framing QA as Building and Ranking Intersentence Answer Justifications. Jansen, P.; Sharp, R.; Surdeanu, M.; and Clark, P. Computational Linguistics, . 2017.
Framing QA as Building and Ranking Intersentence Answer Justifications [link]Paper   bibtex
Learning what to read: Focused machine reading. Noriega-Atala, E.; Valenzuela-Escarcega, M. A; Morrison, C.; and Surdeanu, M. In Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, pages 2895--2900, 2017.
Learning what to read: Focused machine reading [pdf]Paper   bibtex
A scaffolding approach to coreference resolution integrating statistical and rule-based models. Lee, H.; Surdeanu, M.; and Jurafsky, D. Natural Language Engineering, 1--30. 2017.
A scaffolding approach to coreference resolution integrating statistical and rule-based models [pdf]Paper   bibtex
Swanson linking revisited: Accelerating literature-based discovery across domains using a conceptual influence graph. Hahn-Powell, G.; Valenzuela-Escarcega, M. A; and Surdeanu, M. Proceedings of ACL 2017, System Demonstrations, 103--108. 2017.
Swanson linking revisited: Accelerating literature-based discovery across domains using a conceptual influence graph [link]Paper   bibtex
Focused Reading: Reinforcement Learning for What Documents to Read. Noriega-Atala, E.; Valenzuela-Escarcega, M. A.; Morrison, C. T.; and Surdeanu, M. In Proceedings of the Interactive Machine Learning and Semantic Information Retrieval Workshop at ICML, 2017, 2017.
Focused Reading: Reinforcement Learning for What Documents to Read [pdf]Paper   bibtex
Large-scale automated reading with Reach discovers new cancer driving mechanisms. Valenzuela-Escarcega, M. A.; Babur, O.; Hahn-Powell, G.; Bell, D.; Hicks, T.; Noriega-Atala, E.; Wang, X.; Surdeanu, M.; Demir, E.; and Morrison, C. T. In Proceedings of the Sixth BioCreative Challenge Evaluation Workshop, pages 201-203, 2017.
Large-scale automated reading with Reach discovers new cancer driving mechanisms [pdf]Paper   bibtex
  2016 (12)
What's in an Explanation? Characterizing Knowledge and Inference Requirements for Elementary Science Exams. Jansen, P.; Balasubramanian, N.; Surdeanu, M.; and Clark, P. In Proceedings of COLING 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: Technical Papers, pages 2956--2965, Osaka, Japan, December 2016. The COLING 2016 Organizing Committee
What's in an Explanation? Characterizing Knowledge and Inference Requirements for Elementary Science Exams [link]Paper   What's in an Explanation? Characterizing Knowledge and Inference Requirements for Elementary Science Exams [link] data   bibtex
Proceedings of the Clinical Natural Language Processing Workshop (ClinicalNLP). Rumshisky, A.; Roberts, K.; Bethard, S.; and Naumann, T. The COLING 2016 Organizing Committee, Osaka, Japan, 12 2016.
Proceedings of the Clinical Natural Language Processing Workshop (ClinicalNLP) [link]Paper   bibtex   buy
Facing the most difficult case of Semantic Role Labeling: A collaboration of word embeddings and co-training. Do, Q. N. T.; Bethard, S.; and Moens, M. In Proceedings of COLING 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: Technical Papers, pages 1275--1284, Osaka, Japan, 12 2016. The COLING 2016 Organizing Committee [Acceptance rate 32%]
Facing the most difficult case of Semantic Role Labeling: A collaboration of word embeddings and co-training [link]Paper   bibtex
Why Do They Leave: Modeling Participation in Online Depression Forums. Sadeque, F.; Pedersen, T.; Solorio, T.; Shrestha, P.; Rey-Villamizar, N.; and Bethard, S. In Proceedings of The Fourth International Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Social Media, pages 14--19, Austin, TX, USA, 11 2016. Association for Computational Linguistics
Why Do They Leave: Modeling Participation in Online Depression Forums [link]Paper   bibtex
Analysis of Anxious Word Usage on Online Health Forums. Rey-Villamizar, N.; Shrestha, P.; Sadeque, F.; Bethard, S.; Pedersen, T.; Mukherjee, A.; and Solorio, T. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on Health Text Mining and Information Analysis, pages 37--42, Auxtin, TX, 11 2016. Association for Computational Linguistics
Analysis of Anxious Word Usage on Online Health Forums [link]Paper   bibtex
Visualizing the Content of a Children's Story in a Virtual World: Lessons Learned. Do, Q. N. T.; Bethard, S.; and Moens, M. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Uphill Battles in Language Processing: Scaling Early Achievements to Robust Methods, pages 39--42, Austin, TX, 11 2016. Association for Computational Linguistics
Visualizing the Content of a Children's Story in a Virtual World: Lessons Learned [link]Paper   bibtex
SnapToGrid: From Statistical to Interpretable Models for Biomedical Information Extraction. Valenzuela-Escarcega, M. A.; Hahn-Powell, G.; Bell, D.; and Surdeanu, M. In Proceedings of the 2016 Workshop on Biomedical Natural Language Processing (BioNLP 2016), 2016.
SnapToGrid: From Statistical to Interpretable Models for Biomedical Information Extraction [link]Paper   bibtex
This before That: Causal Precedence in the Biomedical Domain. Hahn-Powell, G.; Bell, D.; Valenzuela-Escarcega, M. A.; and Surdeanu, M. In Proceedings of the 2016 Workshop on Biomedical Natural Language Processing (BioNLP 2016), 2016.
This before That: Causal Precedence in the Biomedical Domain [link]Paper   bibtex
Creating Causal Embeddings for Question Answering with Minimal Supervision. Sharp, R.; Surdeanu, M.; Jansen, P.; Clark, P.; and Hammond, M. In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2016.
Creating Causal Embeddings for Question Answering with Minimal Supervision [link]Paper   Creating Causal Embeddings for Question Answering with Minimal Supervision [link] data and code   bibtex
An Investigation of Coreference Phenomena in the Biomedical Domain. Bell, D.; Hahn-Powell, G.; Valenzuela-Escarcega, M. A.; Hahn-Powell, G.; and Surdeanu, M. In Proceedings of the 10th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 2016.
An Investigation of Coreference Phenomena in the Biomedical Domain [pdf]Paper   An Investigation of Coreference Phenomena in the Biomedical Domain [link] code   bibtex
Odin's Runes: A Rule Language for Information Extraction. Valenzuela-Escarcega, M. A.; Hahn-Powell, G.; and Surdeanu, M. In Proceedings of the 10th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 2016.
Odin's Runes: A Rule Language for Information Extraction [pdf]Paper   Odin's Runes: A Rule Language for Information Extraction [link] code   bibtex
Towards Using Social Media to Identify Individuals at Risk for Preventable Chronic Illness. Bell, D.; Fried, D.; Huangfu, L.; Surdeanu, M.; and Kobourov, S. In Proceedings of the 10th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 2016.
Towards Using Social Media to Identify Individuals at Risk for Preventable Chronic Illness [pdf]Paper   Towards Using Social Media to Identify Individuals at Risk for Preventable Chronic Illness [link] code   bibtex
  2015 (7)
Identifying meaningful citations. Valenzuela, M.; Ha, V.; and Etzioni, O. In Proceedings of the "Scholarly Big Data: AI Perspectives, Challenges, and Ideas" Workshop at the Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2015.
Identifying meaningful citations [pdf]Paper   bibtex
A Domain-independent Rule-based Framework for Event Extraction. Valenzuela-Escarcega, M. A.; Hahn-Powell, G.; Hicks, T.; and Surdeanu, M. In Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 7th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing of the Assian Federation of Natural Language Processing: Software Demonstrations (ACL-IJCNLP), 2015.
A Domain-independent Rule-based Framework for Event Extraction [pdf]Paper   A Domain-independent Rule-based Framework for Event Extraction [link] code   bibtex
Two Practical Rhetorical Structure Theory Parsers. Surdeanu, M.; Hicks, T.; and Valenzuela-Escarcega, M. A. In Proceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT): Software Demonstrations, 2015.
Two Practical Rhetorical Structure Theory Parsers [pdf]Paper   Two Practical Rhetorical Structure Theory Parsers [link] code   bibtex
Diamonds in the Rough: Event Extraction from Imperfect Microblog Data. Intxaurrondo, A.; Agirre, E.; de Lacalle, O. L.; and Surdeanu, M. In Proceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT), 2015.
Diamonds in the Rough: Event Extraction from Imperfect Microblog Data [pdf]Paper   Diamonds in the Rough: Event Extraction from Imperfect Microblog Data [link] data   bibtex
Spinning Straw into Gold: Using Free Text to Train Monolingual Alignment Models for Non-factoid Question Answering. Sharp, R.; Jansen, P.; Surdeanu, M.; and Clark, P. In Proceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT), 2015.
Spinning Straw into Gold: Using Free Text to Train Monolingual Alignment Models for Non-factoid Question Answering [pdf]Paper   Spinning Straw into Gold: Using Free Text to Train Monolingual Alignment Models for Non-factoid Question Answering [link] data and some code   bibtex
Higher-order Lexical Semantic Models for Non-factoid Answer Reranking. Fried, D.; Jansen, P.; Hahn-Powell, G.; Surdeanu, M.; and Clark, P. Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 3: 197--210. 2015.
Higher-order Lexical Semantic Models for Non-factoid Answer Reranking [link]Paper   bibtex   abstract
Description of the odin event extraction framework and rule language. Valenzuela-Escarcega, M. A; Hahn-Powell, G.; and Surdeanu, M. arXiv preprint arXiv:1509.07513, . 2015.
Description of the odin event extraction framework and rule language [link]Paper   bibtex
  2014 (7)
Discourse Complements Lexical Semantics for Non-factoid Answer Reranking. Jansen, P.; Surdeanu, M.; and Clark, P. In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2014.
Discourse Complements Lexical Semantics for Non-factoid Answer Reranking [pdf]Paper   Discourse Complements Lexical Semantics for Non-factoid Answer Reranking [link] code and data   Discourse Complements Lexical Semantics for Non-factoid Answer Reranking [link] slides   bibtex
The Stanford CoreNLP Natural Language Processing Toolkit. Manning, C. D.; Surdeanu, M.; Bauer, J.; Finkel, J.; Bethard, S. J.; and McClosky, D. In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2014.
The Stanford CoreNLP Natural Language Processing Toolkit [pdf]Paper   The Stanford CoreNLP Natural Language Processing Toolkit [link] code   bibtex
Analyzing the Language of Food on Social Media. Fried, D.; Surdeanu, M.; Kobourov, S.; Hingle, M.; and Bell, D. In Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, 2014.
Analyzing the Language of Food on Social Media [pdf]Paper   Analyzing the Language of Food on Social Media [link] supplmental material   Analyzing the Language of Food on Social Media [link] demo   bibtex
Overview of the English Slot Filling Track at the TAC2014 Knowledge Base Population Evaluation. Surdeanu, M.; and Heng, J. In Proceedings of the TAC-KBP 2014 Workshop, 2014.
Overview of the English Slot Filling Track at the TAC2014 Knowledge Base Population Evaluation [pdf]Paper   bibtex
Event Extraction Using Distant Supervision. Reschke, K.; Jankowiak, M.; Surdeanu, M.; Manning, C. D.; and Jurafsky, D. In Proceedings of the 9th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 2014.
Event Extraction Using Distant Supervision [pdf]Paper   Event Extraction Using Distant Supervision [link] data   Event Extraction Using Distant Supervision [pdf] slides   bibtex
On the Importance of Text Analysis for Stock Price Prediction. Lee, H.; MacCartney, B.; Surdeanu, M.; and Jurafsky, D. In Proceedings of the 9th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 2014.
On the Importance of Text Analysis for Stock Price Prediction [pdf]Paper   On the Importance of Text Analysis for Stock Price Prediction [link] data   On the Importance of Text Analysis for Stock Price Prediction [pdf] slides   bibtex
Extracting Latent Attributes from Video Scenes Using Text as Background Knowledge. Tran, A.; Surdeanu, M.; and Cohen, P. In Proceedings of the Third Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM), 2014.
Extracting Latent Attributes from Video Scenes Using Text as Background Knowledge [pdf]Paper   Extracting Latent Attributes from Video Scenes Using Text as Background Knowledge [pdf] slides   bibtex
  2013 (7)
Selectional Preferences for Semantic Role Classification. Zapirain, B.; Agirre, E.; Marquez, L.; and Surdeanu, M. Computational Linguistics, 39(3). 2013.
Selectional Preferences for Semantic Role Classification [link]Paper   bibtex
Deterministic coreference resolution based on entity-centric, precision-ranked rules. Lee, H.; Chang, A.; Peirsman, Y.; Chambers, N.; Surdeanu, M.; and Jurafsky, D. Computational Linguistics, 39(4). 2013.
Deterministic coreference resolution based on entity-centric, precision-ranked rules [link]Paper   bibtex
Identifying Patent Monetization Entities. Surdeanu, M.; and Jeruss, S. In Proceedings of the XIV International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL), 2013.
Identifying Patent Monetization Entities [pdf]Paper   bibtex
Overview of the TAC2013 Knowledge Base Population Evaluation: English Slot Filling and Temporal Slot Filling. Surdeanu, M. In Proceedings of the TAC-KBP 2013 Workshop, 2013.
Overview of the TAC2013 Knowledge Base Population Evaluation: English Slot Filling and Temporal Slot Filling [pdf]Paper   Overview of the TAC2013 Knowledge Base Population Evaluation: English Slot Filling and Temporal Slot Filling [pdf] slides sf   Overview of the TAC2013 Knowledge Base Population Evaluation: English Slot Filling and Temporal Slot Filling [pdf] slides tsf   bibtex
Removing Noisy Mentions for Distant Supervision. Intxaurrondo, A.; Surdeanu, M.; de Lacalle, O. L.; and Agirre, E. In Proceedings of the 29th "Congreso de la Sociedad EspaƱola para el Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural" (SEPLN 2013), 2013.
Removing Noisy Mentions for Distant Supervision [pdf]Paper   bibtex
Transmitting Narrative: An Interactive Shift-Summarization Tool for Improving Nurse Communication. Forbes, A.; Surdeanu, M.; Jansen, P.; and Carrington, J. In Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE Workshop on Interactive Visual Text Analytics, 2013.
Transmitting Narrative: An Interactive Shift-Summarization Tool for Improving Nurse Communication [pdf]Paper   bibtex
Bayesian modeling of scenes and captions. Colin R. Dawson, L. D. P.; and Barnard, K. In Proceedings of the 2013 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2013), Workshop on Vision and Language (WVL), 2013.
Bayesian modeling of scenes and captions [pdf] slides   bibtex