computational language understanding lab


2016

Peter Jansen, Niranjan Balasubramanian, Mihai Surdeanu, and Peter Clark. What's in an Explanation? Characterizing Knowledge and Inference Requirements for Elementary Science Exams. In Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING), 2016. [pdf] [bib] [data]

Rebecca Sharp, Mihai Surdeanu, Peter Jansen, Peter Clark and Michael Hammond. Creating Causal Embeddings for Question Answering with Minimal Supervision. In Proceedings of the conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2016. [pdf] [bib] [code and data]

Gustave Hahn-Powell, Dane Bell, Marco A. Valenzuela-Escarcega, and Mihai Surdeanu. This before That: Causal Precedence in the Biomedical Domain. In Proceedings of the 2016 Workshop on Biomedical Natural Language Processing (BioNLP 2016), 2016. [pdf] [bib]

Marco A. Valenzuela-Escarcega, Gustave Hahn-Powell, Dane Bell, and Mihai Surdeanu. SnapToGrid: From Statistical to Interpretable Models for Biomedical Information Extraction. In Proceedings of the 2016 Workshop on Biomedical Natural Language Processing (BioNLP 2016), 2016. [pdf] [bib]

Marco A. Valenzuela-Escarcega, Gustave Hahn-Powell, and Mihai Surdeanu. Odin's Runes: A Rule Language for Information Extraction. In Proceedings of the 10th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 2016. [pdf] [bib] [code]

Dane Bell, Gustave Hahn-Powell, Marco A. Valenzuela-Escarcega, and Mihai Surdeanu. An Investigation of Coreference Phenomena in the Biomedical Domain. In Proceedings of the 10th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 2016. [pdf] [bib] [code]

Dane Bell, Daniel Fried, Luwen Huangfu, Mihai Surdeanu, and Stephen Kobourov. Towards Using Social Media to Identify Individuals at Risk for Preventable Chronic Illness. In Proceedings of the 10th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 2016. [pdf] [bib] [code]

2015

Marco A. Valenzuela-Escarcega, Vu Ha, and Oren Etzioni. Identifying meaningful citations. In Proceedings of the "Scholarly Big Data: AI Perspectives, Challenges, and Ideas" Workshop at the Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2015. [pdf], [bib]

Marco A. Valenzuela-Escarcega, Gustave Hahn-Powell, and Mihai Surdeanu. Description of the Odin Event Extraction Framework and Rule Language. arXiv:1509.07513, 2015.

Marco A. Valenzuela-Escarcega, Gustave Hahn-Powell, Thomas Hicks, and Mihai Surdeanu. A Domain-independent Rule-based Framework for Event Extraction. 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. [pdf] [bib] [code]

Daniel Fried, Peter Jansen, Gustave Hahn-Powell, Mihai Surdeanu, and Peter Clark. Higher-order Lexical Semantic Models for Non-factoid Answer Reranking. Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL), 3, 2015. [pdf] [bib]

Mihai Surdeanu, Thomas Hicks, and Marco A. Valenzuela-Escarcega. Two Practical Rhetorical Structure Theory Parsers. Proceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies: Software Demonstrations (NAACL HLT), 2015. [pdf] [bib] [code]

Rebecca Sharp, Peter Jansen, Mihai Surdeanu, and Peter Clark. Spinning Straw into Gold: Using Free Text to Train Monolingual Alignment Models for Non-factoid Question Answering. Proceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT), 2015. [pdf] [bib] [code and some data]

Ander Intxaurrondo, Eneko Agirre, Oier Lopez de Lacalle, and Mihai Surdeanu. Diamonds in the Rough: Event Extraction from Imperfect Microblog Data. Proceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT), 2015. [pdf] [bib] [data]

2014

Mihai Surdeanu and Heng Ji. Overview of the English Slot Filling Track at the TAC2014 Knowledge Base Population Evaluation. Proceedings of the TAC-KBP 2014 Workshop, 2014. [pdf] [bib]

Daniel Fried, Mihai Surdeanu, Stephen Kobourov, Melanie Hingle, and Dane Bell. Analyzing the Language of Food on Social Media. In Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData), 2014. [pdf] [supplemental material] [bib] [demo]

Daniel Fried, Mihai Surdeanu, Stephen Kobourov, Melanie Hingle, and Dane Bell. Analyzing the Language of Food on Social Media arXiv:1409.2195, 2014. [demo]

Anh Tran, Mihai Surdeanu, and Paul Cohen. Extracting Latent Attributes from Video Scenes Using Text as Background Knowledge. In Proceedings of the Third Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM), 2014. [pdf] [bib] [slides, by Anh Tran]

Christopher D. Manning, Mihai Surdeanu, John Bauer, Jenny Finkel, Steven J. Bethard, and David McClosky. The Stanford CoreNLP Natural Language Processing Toolkit. In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2014. [pdf] [code] [bib]

Heeyoung Lee, Mihai Surdeanu, Bill MacCartney, and Dan Jurafsky. On the Importance of Text Analysis for Stock Price Prediction. In Proceedings of the 9th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 2014. [pdf] [data] [slides, by Heeyoung Lee] [bib]

Kevin Reschke, Martin Jankowiak, Mihai Surdeanu, Christopher D. Manning, and Daniel Jurafsky. Event Extraction Using Distant Supervision. In Proceedings of the 9th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 2014. [pdf] [data] [slides, by Kevin Reschke] [bib]

Peter Jansen, Mihai Surdeanu, and Peter Clark. Discourse Complements Lexical Semantics for Non-factoid Answer Reranking. In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2014. [pdf] [code and data] [bib] [slides]

2013

Colin R. Dawson, Luca Del Pero, Clayton T. Morrison, Mihai Surdeanu, Gustave Hahn-Powell, Zachary Chapman and Kobus Barnard. Bayesian modeling of scenes and captions. 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. [slides]

Mihai Surdeanu. Overview of the TAC2013 Knowledge Base Population Evaluation: English Slot Filling and Temporal Slot Filling. Proceedings of the TAC-KBP 2013 Workshop, 2013. [pdf] [slides SF] [slides TSF] [bib]

Angus Forbes, Mihai Surdeanu, Peter Jansen, and Jane Carrington. Transmitting Narrative: An Interactive Shift-Summarization Tool for Improving Nurse Communication. Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE Workshop on Interactive Visual Text Analytics, 2013. [pdf] [bib]

Ander Intxaurrondo, Mihai Surdeanu, Oier Lopez de Lacalle, and Eneko Agirre. Removing Noisy Mentions for Distant Supervision. Proceedings of the 29th "Congreso de la Sociedad Española para el Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural" (SEPLN 2013), 2013. [pdf] [bib]

Mihai Surdeanu and Sara Jeruss. Identifying Patent Monetization Entities. Proceedings of the XIV International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL), 2013. [pdf] [bib] [slides]

Heeyoung Lee, Angel Chang, Yves Peirsman, Nathanael Chambers, Mihai Surdeanu and Dan Jurafsky. Deterministic coreference resolution based on entity-centric, precision-ranked rules. Computational Linguistics 39(4), 2013. [bib]

Benat Zapirain, Eneko Agirre, Lluis Marquez and Mihai Surdeanu. Selectional Preferences for Semantic Role Classification. Computational Linguistics 39(3), 2013. [bib]