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ACL
2012
9 years 2 months ago
You Had Me at Hello: How Phrasing Affects Memorability
Understanding the ways in which information achieves widespread public awareness is a research question of significant interest. We consider whether, and how, the way in which th...
Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Justin Cheng, Jo...
ACL
2012
9 years 2 months ago
Using Rejuvenation to Improve Particle Filtering for Bayesian Word Segmentation
We present a novel extension to a recently proposed incremental learning algorithm for the word segmentation problem originally introduced in Goldwater (2006). By adding rejuvenat...
Benjamin Börschinger, Mark Johnson
ACL
2012
9 years 2 months ago
Higher-order Constituent Parsing and Parser Combination
This paper presents a higher-order model for constituent parsing aimed at utilizing more local structural context to decide the score of a grammar rule instance in a parse tree. E...
Xiao Chen, Chunyu Kit
ACL
2012
9 years 2 months ago
A Ranking-based Approach to Word Reordering for Statistical Machine Translation
Long distance word reordering is a major challenge in statistical machine translation research. Previous work has shown using source syntactic trees is an effective way to tackle ...
Nan Yang, Mu Li, Dongdong Zhang, Nenghai Yu
ACL
2012
9 years 2 months ago
Character-Level Machine Translation Evaluation for Languages with Ambiguous Word Boundaries
In this work, we introduce the TESLACELAB metric (Translation Evaluation of Sentences with Linear-programming-based Analysis – Character-level Evaluation for Languages with Ambi...
Chang Liu, Hwee Tou Ng
ACL
2012
9 years 2 months ago
Combining Textual Entailment and Argumentation Theory for Supporting Online Debates Interactions
Blogs and forums are widely adopted by online communities to debate about various issues. However, a user that wants to cut in on a debate may experience some difficulties in ext...
Elena Cabrio, Serena Villata
ACL
2012
9 years 2 months ago
SITS: A Hierarchical Nonparametric Model using Speaker Identity for Topic Segmentation in Multiparty Conversations
One of the key tasks for analyzing conversational data is segmenting it into coherent topic segments. However, most models of topic segmentation ignore the social aspect of conver...
Viet-An Nguyen, Jordan L. Boyd-Graber, Philip Resn...
ACL
2012
9 years 2 months ago
FLOW: A First-Language-Oriented Writing Assistant System
Writing in English might be one of the most difficult tasks for EFL (English as a Foreign Language) learners. This paper presents FLOW, a writing assistance system. It is built ba...
Mei-hua Chen, Shih-Ting Huang, Hung-ting Hsieh, Ti...
ACL
2012
9 years 2 months ago
A Comprehensive Gold Standard for the Enron Organizational Hierarchy
Many researchers have attempted to predict the Enron corporate hierarchy from the data. This work, however, has been hampered by a lack of data. We present a new, large, and freel...
Apoorv Agarwal, Adinoyi Omuya, Aaron Harnly, Owen ...
ACL
2012
9 years 2 months ago
Entailment-based Text Exploration with Application to the Health-care Domain
We present a novel text exploration model, which extends the scope of state-of-the-art technologies by moving from standard concept-based exploration to statement-based exploratio...
Meni Adler, Jonathan Berant, Ido Dagan
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