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EACL
2006
ACL Anthology
8 years 8 months ago
Using Reinforcement Learning to Build a Better Model of Dialogue State
Given the growing complexity of tasks that spoken dialogue systems are trying to handle, Reinforcement Learning (RL) has been increasingly used as a way of automatically learning ...
Joel R. Tetreault, Diane J. Litman
EACL
2006
ACL Anthology
8 years 8 months ago
Weakly Supervised Approaches for Ontology Population
We present a weakly supervised approach to automatic Ontology Population from text and compare it with other two unsupervised approaches. In our experiments we populate a part of ...
Hristo Tanev, Bernardo Magnini
EACL
2006
ACL Anthology
8 years 8 months ago
Latent Variable Models for Semantic Orientations of Phrases
We propose models for semantic orientations of phrases as well as classification methods based on the models. Although each phrase consists of multiple words, the semantic orienta...
Hiroya Takamura, Takashi Inui, Manabu Okumura
EACL
2006
ACL Anthology
8 years 8 months ago
Generating Spatio-Temporal Descriptions in Pollen Forecasts
We describe our initial investigations into generating textual summaries of spatiotemporal data with the help of a prototype Natural Language Generation (NLG) system that produces...
Ross Turner, Somayajulu Sripada, Ehud Reiter, Ian ...
EACL
2006
ACL Anthology
8 years 8 months ago
Theoretical Evaluation of Estimation Methods for Data-Oriented Parsing
We analyze estimation methods for DataOriented Parsing, as well as the theoretical criteria used to evaluate them. We show that all current estimation methods are inconsistent in ...
Willem H. Zuidema
EACL
2006
ACL Anthology
8 years 8 months ago
Developments in Affect Detection in E-drama
We report work1 in progress on adding affect-detection to an existing program for virtual dramatic improvisation, monitored by a human director. To partially automate the director...
Li Zhang, John A. Barnden, Robert J. Hendley, Alan...
EACL
2006
ACL Anthology
8 years 8 months ago
Phrase-Based Backoff Models for Machine Translation of Highly Inflected Languages
We propose a backoff model for phrasebased machine translation that translates unseen word forms in foreign-language text by hierarchical morphological abstractions at the word an...
Mei Yang, Katrin Kirchhoff
EACL
2006
ACL Anthology
8 years 8 months ago
Unifying Synchronous Tree Adjoining Grammars and Tree Transducers via Bimorphisms
We place synchronous tree-adjoining grammars and tree transducers in the single overarching framework of bimorphisms, continuing the unification of synchronous grammars and tree t...
Stuart M. Shieber
EACL
2006
ACL Anthology
8 years 8 months ago
Bayesian Network, a Model for NLP?
The NLP systems often have low performances because they rely on unreliable and heterogeneous knowledge. We show on the task of non-anaphoric it identification how to overcome the...
Davy Weissenbacher
EACL
2006
ACL Anthology
8 years 8 months ago
Lexicalising Word Order Constraints for Implemented Linearisation Grammar
This paper presents a way in which a lexicalised HPSG grammar can handle word order constraints in a computational parsing system, without invoking an additional layer of represen...
Yo Sato
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