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EMNLP
2010
9 years 9 months ago
Maximum Entropy Based Phrase Reordering for Hierarchical Phrase-Based Translation
Hierarchical phrase-based (HPB) translation provides a powerful mechanism to capture both short and long distance phrase reorderings. However, the phrase reorderings lack of conte...
Zhongjun He, Yao Meng, Hao Yu
EMNLP
2010
9 years 9 months ago
Translingual Document Representations from Discriminative Projections
Representing documents by vectors that are independent of language enhances machine translation and multilingual text categorization. We use discriminative training to create a pr...
John Platt, Kristina Toutanova, Wen-tau Yih
EMNLP
2010
9 years 9 months ago
On Dual Decomposition and Linear Programming Relaxations for Natural Language Processing
This paper introduces dual decomposition as a framework for deriving inference algorithms for NLP problems. The approach relies on standard dynamic-programming algorithms as oracl...
Alexander M. Rush, David Sontag, Michael Collins, ...
EMNLP
2010
9 years 9 months ago
Word Sense Induction Disambiguation Using Hierarchical Random Graphs
Graph-based methods have gained attention in many areas of Natural Language Processing (NLP) including Word Sense Disambiguation (WSD), text summarization, keyword extraction and ...
Ioannis P. Klapaftis, Suresh Manandhar
EMNLP
2010
9 years 9 months ago
A Probabilistic Morphological Analyzer for Syriac
We define a probabilistic morphological analyzer using a data-driven approach for Syriac in order to facilitate the creation of an annotated corpus. Syriac is an under-resourced S...
Peter McClanahan, George Busby, Robbie Haertel, Kr...
EMNLP
2010
9 years 9 months ago
Automatic Analysis of Rhythmic Poetry with Applications to Generation and Translation
We employ statistical methods to analyze, generate, and translate rhythmic poetry. We first apply unsupervised learning to reveal word-stress patterns in a corpus of raw poetry. W...
Erica Greene, Tugba Bodrumlu, Kevin Knight
EMNLP
2010
9 years 9 months ago
Using Unknown Word Techniques to Learn Known Words
Unknown words are a hindrance to the performance of hand-crafted computational grammars of natural language. However, words with incomplete and incorrect lexical entries pose an e...
Kostadin Cholakov, Gertjan van Noord
EMNLP
2010
9 years 9 months ago
Uptraining for Accurate Deterministic Question Parsing
It is well known that parsing accuracies drop significantly on out-of-domain data. What is less known is that some parsers suffer more from domain shifts than others. We show that...
Slav Petrov, Pi-Chuan Chang, Michael Ringgaard, Hi...
EMNLP
2010
9 years 9 months ago
What's with the Attitude? Identifying Sentences with Attitude in Online Discussions
Mining sentiment from user generated content is a very important task in Natural Language Processing. An example of such content is threaded discussions which act as a very import...
Ahmed Hassan, Vahed Qazvinian, Dragomir R. Radev
EMNLP
2010
9 years 9 months ago
Enhancing Domain Portability of Chinese Segmentation Model Using Chi-Square Statistics and Bootstrapping
Almost all Chinese language processing tasks involve word segmentation of the language input as their first steps, thus robust and reliable segmentation techniques are always requ...
Baobao Chang, Dongxu Han
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