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ACL
2012
9 years 18 days ago
A Computational Approach to the Automation of Creative Naming
In this paper, we propose a computational approach to generate neologisms consisting of homophonic puns and metaphors based on the category of the service to be named and the prop...
Gözde Özbal, Carlo Strapparava
ACL
2012
9 years 18 days ago
MIX Is Not a Tree-Adjoining Language
The language MIX consists of all strings over the three-letter alphabet {a, b, c} that contain an equal number of occurrences of each letter. We prove Joshi’s (1985) conjecture ...
Makoto Kanazawa, Sylvain Salvati
ACL
2012
9 years 18 days ago
Toward Automatically Assembling Hittite-Language Cuneiform Tablet Fragments into Larger Texts
This paper presents the problem within Hittite and Ancient Near Eastern studies of fragmented and damaged cuneiform texts, and proposes to use well-known text classification metr...
Stephen Tyndall
ACL
2012
9 years 18 days ago
Text-level Discourse Parsing with Rich Linguistic Features
In this paper, we develop an RST-style textlevel discourse parser, based on the HILDA discourse parser (Hernault et al., 2010b). We significantly improve its tree-building step b...
Vanessa Wei Feng, Graeme Hirst
ACL
2012
9 years 18 days ago
A Context-sensitive, Multi-faceted Model of Lexico-Conceptual Affect
Since we can ‘spin’ words and concepts to suit our affective needs, context is a major determinant of the perceived affect of a word or concept. We view this re-profiling as a...
Tony Veale
ACL
2012
9 years 18 days ago
String Re-writing Kernel
Learning for sentence re-writing is a fundamental task in natural language processing and information retrieval. In this paper, we propose a new class of kernel functions, referre...
Fan Bu, Hang Li, Xiaoyan Zhu
ACL
2012
9 years 18 days ago
Corpus-based Interpretation of Instructions in Virtual Environments
Previous approaches to instruction interpretation have required either extensive domain adaptation or manually annotated corpora. This paper presents a novel approach to instructi...
Luciana Benotti, Martin Villalba, Tessa A. Lau, Ju...
ACL
2012
9 years 18 days ago
Learning Translation Consensus with Structured Label Propagation
In this paper, we address the issue for learning better translation consensus in machine translation (MT) research, and explore the search of translation consensus from similar, r...
Shujie Liu, Chi-Ho Li, Mu Li, Ming Zhou
ACL
2012
9 years 18 days ago
Discriminative Pronunciation Modeling: A Large-Margin, Feature-Rich Approach
We address the problem of learning the mapping between words and their possible pronunciations in terms of sub-word units. Most previous approaches have involved generative modeli...
Hao Tang, Joseph Keshet, Karen Livescu
ACL
2012
9 years 18 days ago
Collective Generation of Natural Image Descriptions
We present a holistic data-driven approach to image description generation, exploiting the vast amount of (noisy) parallel image data and associated natural language descriptions ...
Polina Kuznetsova, Vicente Ordonez, Alexander C. B...
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