Full Paper Oral Presentations

Tree Edit Models for Recognizing Textual Entailments, Paraphrases, and Answers to Questions
Michael Heilman and Noah A. Smith

Good Question! Statistical Ranking for Question Generation
Michael Heilman and Noah A. Smith

Unsupervised Modeling of Twitter Conversations
Alan Ritter, Colin Cherry and Bill Dolan

The viability of web-derived polarity lexicons
Leonid Velikovich, Sasha Blair-Goldensohn, Kerry Hannan and Ryan McDonald

Some Empirical Evidence for Annotation Noise in a Benchmarked Dataset
Beata Beigman Klebanov and Eyal Beigman

Why Synchronous Tree Substitution Grammars?
Andreas Maletti

Improving the Multilingual User Experience of Wikipedia Using Cross-Language Name Search
Raghavendra Udupa and Mitesh Khapra

Reformulating Discourse Connectives for Non-Expert Readers
Advaith Siddharthan and Napoleon Katsos

Convolution Kernels for Opinion Holder Extraction
Michael Wiegand and Dietrich Klakow

Minimally-Supervised Extraction of Entities from Text Advertisements
Sameer Singh, Dustin Hillard and Chris Leggetter

Urdu Word Segmentation
Nadir Durrani and Sarmad Hussain

Visual Information in Semantic Representation
Yansong Feng and Mirella Lapata

Topic Models for Image Annotation and Text Illustration
Yansong Feng and Mirella Lapata

Streaming First Story Detection with application to Twitter
Saša Petrović, Miles Osborne and Victor Lavrenko

Unsupervised Induction of Semantic Roles
Joel Lang and Mirella Lapata

Cross-lingual Induction of Selectional Preferences with Bilingual Vector Spaces
Yves Peirsman and Sebastian Padó

Multi-Prototype Vector-Space Models of Word Meaning
Joseph Reisinger and Raymond J. Mooney

Dialogue-Oriented Review Summary Generation for Spoken Dialogue Recommendation Systems
Jingjing Liu, Stephanie Seneff and Victor Zue

Distributed Training Strategies for the Structured Perceptron
Ryan McDonald, Keith Hall and Gideon Mann

Using Confusion Networks for Speech Summarization
Shasha Xie and Yang Liu

Products of Random Latent Variable Grammars
Slav Petrov

An Efficient Algorithm for Easy-First Non-Directional Dependency Parsing
Yoav Goldberg and Michael Elhadad

Variational Inference for Adaptor Grammars
Shay B. Cohen, David M. Blei and Noah A. Smith

Learning Translation Boundaries for Phrase-Based Decoding
Deyi Xiong, Min Zhang and Haizhou Li

Automatic Evaluation of Topic Coherence
David Newman, Jey Han Lau, Karl Grieser and Timothy Baldwin

Learning Words and Their Meanings from Unsegmented Child-directed Speech
Bevan Jones, Mark Johnson and Michael C. Frank

Term Weighting Schemes for Latent Dirichlet Allocation
Peter A. Chew and Andrew T. Wilson

Learning to Link Entities with Knowledge Base
Zhicheng Zheng, Fangtao Li, Minlie Huang and Xiaoyan Zhu

Contextual Information Improves OOV Detection in Speech
Carolina Parada, Mark Dredze, Denis Filimonov and Frederick Jelinek

Appropriately Handled Prosodic Breaks Help PCFG Parsing
Zhongqiang Huang and Mary Harper

Subword Variation in Text Message Classification
Robert Munro and Christopher D. Manning

Online Learning for Interactive Statistical Machine Translation
Daniel Ortiz-Martínez, Ismael García-Varea and Francisco Casacuberta

Everybody loves a rich cousin: An empirical study of transliteration through bridge languages
Mitesh M. Khapra, A Kumaran and Pushpak Bhattacharyya

Taxonomy Learning Using Word Sense Induction
Ioannis P. Klapaftis and Suresh Manandhar

Linguistic Steganography Using Automatically Generated Paraphrases
Ching-Yun Chang and Stephen Clark

An extractive supervised two-stage method for sentence compression
Dimitrios Galanis and Ion Androutsopoulos

Syntactic/Semantic Structures for Text Entailment Recognition
Yashar Mehdad, Alessandro Moschitti and Fabio Massimo Zanzotto

Enabling Monolingual Translators: Post-Editing vs. Options
Philipp Koehn

Statistical Machine Translation of Texts with Misspelled Words
Nicola Bertoldi, Mauro Cettolo and Marcello Federico

Unsupervised Model Adaptation using Information-Theoretic Criterion
Ariya Rastrow, Frederick Jelinek, Abhinav Sethy and Bhuvana Ramabhadran

Qme! : A Speech-based Question-Answering system on Mobile Devices
Taniya Mishra and Srinivas Bangalore

From Baby Steps to Leapfrog: How “Less is More“ in Unsupervised Dependency Parsing
Valentin Spitkovsky, Hiyan Alshawi and Daniel Jurafsky

Learning about Voice Search for Spoken Dialogue Systems
Rebecca Passonneau, Susan L. Epstein, Tiziana Ligorio, Joshua B. Gordon and Pravin Bhutada

Stream-based Translation Models for Statistical Machine Translation
Abby Levenberg, Chris Callison-Burch and Miles Osborne

Learning Dense Models of Query Similarity from User Click Logs
Fabio De Bona, Stefan Riezler, Keith Hall, Massimiliano Ciaramita, Amaç Herdağdelen and Maria Holmqvist

Clinical Information Retrieval using Document and PICO Structure
Florian Boudin, Jian-Yun Nie and Martin Dawes

An Unsupervised Aspect-Sentiment Model for Online Reviews
Samuel Brody and Noemie Elhadad

A Direct Syntax-Driven Reordering Model for Phrase-Based Machine Translation
Niyu Ge

Automatic Domain Adaptation for Parsing
David McClosky, Eugene Charniak and Mark Johnson

Detecting Emails Containing Requests for Action
Andrew Lampert, Robert Dale and Cecile Paris

Using Mostly Native Data to Correct Errors in Learners' Writing
Michael Gamon

Interpretation and Transformation for Abstracting Conversations
Gabriel Murray, Giuseppe Carenini and Raymond Ng

Optimal Parsing Strategies for Linear Context-Free Rewriting Systems
Daniel Gildea

Training Paradigms for Correcting Errors in Grammar and Usage
Alla Rozovskaya and Dan Roth

Bayesian Inference for Finite-State Transducers
David Chiang, Jonathan Graehl, Kevin Knight, Adam Pauls and Sujith Ravi

Hitting the Right Paraphrases in Good Time
Stanley Kok and Chris Brockett

Automatic Metaphor Interpretation as a Paraphrasing Task
Ekaterina Shutova

Expected Sequence Similarity Maximization
Cyril Allauzen, Shankar Kumar, Wolfgang Macherey, Mehryar Mohri and Michael Riley

Probabilistic Frame-Semantic Parsing
Dipanjan Das, Nathan Schneider, Desai Chen and Noah A. Smith

Context-free reordering, finite-state translation
Chris Dyer and Philip Resnik

Prenominal Modifier Ordering via Multiple Sequence Alignment
Aaron Dunlop, Margaret Mitchell and Brian Roark

Cheap, Fast and Good Enough: Automatic Speech Recognition with Non-Expert Transcription
Scott Novotney and Chris Callison-Burch

Latent SVMs for Semantic Role Labeling using LTAG Derivation Trees
Yudong Liu, Gholamreza Haffari and Anoop Sarkar

Extracting Parallel Sentences from Comparable Corpora using Document Level Alignment
Jason R. Smith, Chris Quirk and Kristina Toutanova

Discriminative Learning over Constrained Latent Representations
Ming-Wei Chang, Dan Goldwasser, Dan Roth and Vivek Srikumar

Accurate Non-Hierarchical Phrase-Based Translation
Michel Galley and Christopher D. Manning

Improved Models of Distortion Cost for Statistical Machine Translation
Spence Green, Michel Galley and Christopher D. Manning

Automatic Diacritization for Low-Resource Languages Using a Hybrid Word and Consonant CMM
Robbie Haertel, Peter McClanahan and Eric K. Ringger

The Best Evaluation Metric for Phrase-Based Statistical MT System Optimization
Daniel Cer, Christopher D. Manning and Daniel Jurafsky

Coreference Resolution in a Modular, Entity-Centered Model
Aria Haghighi and Dan Klein

Unsupervised Syntactic Alignment with Inversion Transduction Grammars
Adam Pauls, Dan Klein, David Chiang and Kevin Knight

Type-Based MCMC
Percy Liang, Michael I. Jordan and Dan Klein

Quantifying the Limits and Success of Extractive Summarization Systems Across Domains
Hakan Ceylan, Rada Mihalcea, Umut Özertem, Elena Lloret and Manuel Palomar

Painless Unsupervised Learning with Features
Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick, Alexandre Bouchard-Côté, John DeNero and Dan Klein

Model Combination for Machine Translation
John DeNero, Shankar Kumar, Ciprian Chelba and Franz Och

Evaluating Hierarchical Discourse Segmentation
Lucien Carroll

Joint Inference for Knowledge Extraction from Biomedical Literature
Hoifung Poon and Lucy Vanderwende

Joint Parsing and Alignment with Weakly Synchronized Grammars
David Burkett, John Blitzer and Dan Klein

Dependency Tree-based Sentiment Classification using CRFs with Hidden Variables
Tetsuji Nakagawa, Kentaro Inui and Sadao Kurohashi

Formatting Time-Aligned ASR Transcripts for Readability
Maria Shugrina

Multi-document Summarization via Budgeted Maximization of Submodular Functions
Hui Lin and Jeff Bilmes

Relaxed Marginal Inference and its Application to Dependency Parsing
Sebastian Riedel and David A. Smith

Not All Seeds Are Equal: Measuring the Quality of Text Mining Seeds
Zornitsa Kozareva and Eduard Hovy

Extracting Glosses to Disambiguate Word Senses
Weisi Duan and Alexander Yates

Can Recognising Multiword Expressions Improve Shallow Parsing?
Ioannis Korkontzelos and Suresh Manandhar

Chart Mining-based Lexical Acquisition with Precision Grammars
Yi Zhang, Timothy Baldwin, Valia Kordoni, David Martinez and Jeremy Nicholson

Short Paper Oral Presentations

Ensemble Models for Dependency Parsing: Cheap and Good?
Mihai Surdeanu and Christopher D. Manning

Arabic Mention Detection: Toward Better Unit of Analysis
Yassine Benajiba and Imed Zitouni

Reranking the Berkeley and Brown Parsers
Mark Johnson and Ahmet Engin Ural

A Hybrid Morphologically Decomposed Factored Language Models for Arabic LVCSR
Amr El-Desoky Mousa, Ralf Schlüter and Hermann Ney

An Exploration of Off Topic Conversation
Whitney L. Cade, Blair A. Lehman and Andrew Olney

Is Arabic Part of Speech Tagging Feasible Without Word Segmentation?
Emad Mohamed and Sandra Kübler

Improving Data Driven Dependency Parsing using Clausal Information
Phani Gadde, Karan Jindal, Samar Husain, Dipti Misra Sharma and Rajeev Sangal

Enlarged Search Space for SITG Parsing
Guillem Gascó, Joan-Andreu Sánchez and José-Miguel Benedí

Softmax-Margin CRFs: Training Log-Linear Models with Cost Functions
Kevin Gimpel and Noah A. Smith

Bitext-Based Resolution of German Subject-Object Ambiguities
Florian Schwarck, Alexander Fraser and Hinrich Schütze

A Treebank Query System Based on an Extracted Tree Grammar
Seth Kulick and Ann Bies

Classification of Prosodic Events using Quantized Contour Modeling
Andrew Rosenberg

Making Conversational Structure Explicit: Identification of Initiation-response Pairs within Online Discussion
Yi-Chia Wang and Carolyn P. Rosé

An MDL-based approach to extracting subword units for grapheme-to-phoneme conversion
Sravana Reddy and John Goldsmith

Language identification of names with SVMs
Aditya Bhargava and Grzegorz Kondrak

A Simple Approach for HPSG Supertagging Using Dependency Information
Yao-zhong Zhang, Takuya Matsuzaki and Jun'ichi Tsujii

Automatic Generation of Personalized Annotation Tags for Twitter Users
Wei Wu, Bin Zhang and Mari Ostendorf

“cba to check the spelling”: Investigating Parser Performance on Discussion Forum Posts
Jennifer Foster

Integrating Joint n-gram Features into a Discriminative Training Framework
Sittichai Jiampojamarn, Colin Cherry and Grzegorz Kondrak

Investigations into the Crandem Approach to Word Recognition
Rohit Prabhavalkar, Preethi Jyothi, William Hartmann, Jeremy Morris and Eric Fosler-Lussier

Engaging learning groups using Social Interaction Strategies
Rohit Kumar and Carolyn P. Rosé

Summarizing Microblogs Automatically
Beaux Sharifi, Mark-Anthony Hutton and Jugal Kalita

Extracting Phrase Patterns with Minimum Redundancy for Unsupervised Speaker Role Classification
Bin Zhang, Brian Hutchinson, Wei Wu and Mari Ostendorf

Constraint-Driven Rank-Based Learning for Information Extraction
Sameer Singh, Limin Yao, Sebastian Riedel and Andrew McCallum

Using Entity-Based Features to Model Coherence in Student Essays Using Entity-Based Features to Model Coherence in Student Essays
Jill Burstein, Joel Tetreault and Slava Andreyev

Full and Short Paper Posters

Language Identification: The Long and the Short of the Matter
Timothy Baldwin and Marco Lui

Efficient Parsing of Well-Nested Linear Context-Free Rewriting Systems
Carlos Gómez-Rodríguez, Marco Kuhlmann and Giorgio Satta

Testing a Grammar Customization System with Sahaptin
Scott Drellishak

Fast Query for Large Treebanks
Sumukh Ghodke and Steven Bird

Generating Expository Dialogue from Monologue: Motivation, Corpus and Preliminary Rules
Paul Piwek and Svetlana Stoyanchev

Utility Evaluation of Cross-document Information Extraction
Heng Ji, Zheng Chen, Jonathan Feldman, Antonio Gonzalez, Ralph Grishman and Vivek Upadhyay

The Effect of Ambiguity on the Automated Acquisition of WSD Examples
Mark Stevenson and Yikun Guo

Crowdsourcing the evaluation of a domain-adapted named entity recognition system
Asad B. Sayeed, Timothy J. Meyer, Hieu C. Nguyen, Olivia Buzek and Amy Weinberg

A Comparative Study of Word Co-occurrence for Term Clustering in Language Model-based Sentence Retrieval
Saeedeh Momtazi, Sanjeev Khudanpur and Dietrich Klakow

Information Content Measures of Semantic Similarity Perform Better Without Sense-Tagged Text
Ted Pedersen

Improving Blog Polarity Classification via Topic Analysis and Adaptive Methods
Feifan Liu, Dong Wang, Bin Li and Yang Liu

Improving Semantic Role Labeling with Word Sense
Wanxiang Che, Ting Liu and Yongqiang Li

Inducing Synchronous Grammars with Slice Sampling
Phil Blunsom and Trevor Cohn

Generalizing Hierarchical Phrase-based Translation using Rules with Adjacent Nonterminals
Hendra Setiawan and Philip Resnik

Towards Cross-Lingual Textual Entailment
Yashar Mehdad, Matteo Negri and Marcello Federico

Two monolingual parses are better than one (synchronous parse)
Chris Dyer

Putting the User in the Loop: Interactive Maximal Marginal Relevance for Query-Focused Summarization
Jimmy Lin, Nitin Madnani and Bonnie Dorr

Improving Semantic Role Classification with Selectional Preferences
Beñat Zapirain, Eneko Agirre, Lluís Màrquez and Mihai Surdeanu

Evaluation Metrics for the Lexical Substitution Task
Sanaz Jabbari, Mark Hepple and Louise Guthrie

Using Gaussian Mixture Models to Detect Figurative Language in Context
Linlin Li and Caroline Sporleder

Word Sense Subjectivity for Cross-lingual Lexical Substitution
Fangzhong Su and Katja Markert

Extending the METEOR Machine Translation Metric to the Phrase Level
Michael Denkowski and Alon Lavie

Improving Phrase-Based Translation with Prototypes of Short Phrases
Frank Liberato, Behrang Mohit and Rebecca Hwa

Movie Reviews and Revenues: An Experiment in Text Regression
Mahesh Joshi, Dipanjan Das, Kevin Gimpel and Noah A. Smith

Improved Extraction Assessment through Better Language Models
Arun Ahuja and Doug Downey

Generalizing Syntactic Structures for Product Attribute Candidate Extraction
Yanyan Zhao, Bing Qin, Shen Hu and Ting Liu

Creating Local Coherence: An Empirical Assessment
Annie Louis and Ani Nenkova

Time-Efficient Creation of an Accurate Sentence Fusion Corpus
Kathleen McKeown, Sara Rosenthal, Kapil Thadani and Coleman Moore

Word Alignment with Stochastic Bracketing Linear Inversion Transduction Grammar
Markus Saers, Joakim Nivre and Dekai Wu

Task-based Evaluation of Multiword Expressions: a Pilot Study in Statistical Machine Translation
Marine Carpuat and Mona Diab

Predicting Human-Targeted Translation Edit Rate via Untrained Human Annotators
Omar F. Zaidan and Chris Callison-Burch

For the sake of simplicity: Unsupervised extraction of lexical simplifications from Wikipedia
Mark Yatskar, Bo Pang, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil and Lillian Lee

The Simple Truth about Dependency and Phrase Structure Representations: An Opinion Piece
Owen Rambow

Query Ambiguity Revisited: Clickthrough Measures for Distinguishing Informational and Ambiguous Queries
Yu Wang and Eugene Agichtein