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ACL
2006
10 years 4 months ago
Improving QA Accuracy by Question Inversion
This paper demonstrates a conceptually simple but effective method of increasing the accuracy of QA systems on factoid-style questions. We define the notion of an inverted questio...
John M. Prager, Pablo Ariel Duboué, Jennife...
ACL
2006
10 years 4 months ago
Utilizing Co-Occurrence of Answers in Question Answering
In this paper, we discuss how to utilize the co-occurrence of answers in building an automatic question answering system that answers a series of questions on a specific topic in ...
Min Wu, Tomek Strzalkowski
ACL
2006
10 years 4 months ago
LexNet: A Graphical Environment for Graph-Based NLP
This interactive presentation describes LexNet, a graphical environment for graph-based NLP developed at the University of Michigan. LexNet includes LexRank (for text summarizatio...
Dragomir R. Radev, Günes Erkan, Anthony Fader...
ACL
2006
10 years 4 months ago
Learning Accurate, Compact, and Interpretable Tree Annotation
We present an automatic approach to tree annotation in which basic nonterminal symbols are alternately split and merged to maximize the likelihood of a training treebank. Starting...
Slav Petrov, Leon Barrett, Romain Thibaux, Dan Kle...
ACL
2006
10 years 4 months ago
Using Machine Learning to Explore Human Multimodal Clarification Strategies
We investigate the use of machine learning in combination with feature engineering techniques to explore human multimodal clarification strategies and the use of those strategies ...
Verena Rieser, Oliver Lemon
ACL
2006
10 years 4 months ago
From Prosodic Trees to Syntactic Trees
This paper describes an ongoing effort to parse the Hebrew Bible. The parser consults the bracketing information extracted from the cantillation marks of the Masoetic text. We fir...
Andi Wu, Kirk Lowery
ACL
2006
10 years 4 months ago
Ontologizing Semantic Relations
Many algorithms have been developed to harvest lexical semantic resources, however few have linked the mined knowledge into formal knowledge repositories. In this paper, we propos...
Marco Pennacchiotti, Patrick Pantel
ACL
2006
10 years 4 months ago
Combining Association Measures for Collocation Extraction
We introduce the possibility of combining lexical association measures and present empirical results of several methods employed in automatic collocation extraction. First, we pre...
Pavel Pecina, Pavel Schlesinger
ACL
2006
10 years 4 months ago
Names and Similarities on the Web: Fact Extraction in the Fast Lane
In a new approach to large-scale extraction of facts from unstructured text, distributional similarities become an integral part of both the iterative acquisition of high-coverage...
Marius Pasca, Dekang Lin, Jeffrey Bigham, Andrei L...
ACL
2006
10 years 4 months ago
A Finite-State Model of Human Sentence Processing
It has previously been assumed in the psycholinguistic literature that finite-state models of language are crucially limited in their explanatory power by the locality of the prob...
Jihyun Park, Chris Brew
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