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Meetings Mondays 15:00 and bi-weekly Wednesday mornings


* Mark Johnson: Why Doesn't EM Find Good HMM POS-Taggers? (Ondřej)

Winter 2009/2010

date speaker paper
Nov 16 Martin Popel
Nov 9 Jana Straková
Nov 2 Zdeněk Žabokrtský
Oct 26 Ondřej Bojar
Oct 19 Eda Bejček
Oct 12 Pavel Schlesinger Gibbsův sampling (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibbs_sampling)

Summer 2009

Winter 2008/2009

date speaker paper
Mon Jan 5 Martin Popel Thorsten Brants, Ashok C. Popat, Peng Xu, Franz J. Och, Jeffrey Dean: Large Language Models in Machine Translation, 2007
Mon Dec 1 Jan Ptáček Improving Statistical MT through Morphological Analysis
Mon Nov 24 Pavel Češka A TAG-based noisy channel model of speech repairs
Wed Nov 19 Ondřej Bojar Forest Reranking: Discriminative Parsing with Non-Local Features by Liang Huang (see Google Tech Talks), Forest-Based Translation by Haitao Mi and Liang Huang and Qun Liu
Mon Nov 10 Zdeněk Žabokrtský Katja Filippova and Michael Strube: Sentence Fusion via Dependency Graph Compression, 2008
Mon Nov 3 Jiří Mírovský Alexander E. Richman and Patrick Schone: Mining Wiki Resources for Multilingual Named Entity Recognition, ACL, Columbus, 2008.
Wed Oct 20 Jan Raab Libin Shen, Giorgio Satta, and Aravind K. Joshi: Guided Learning for Bidirectional Sequence Classification, ACL, Prague, 2007.

A source of inspiration: http://www.statmt.org/ued/?n=Public.WeeklyMeeting Edinburgh Reading Group

Summer 2008

date speaker paper
Mar 17 Pavel Schlesinger Aria Haghighi and Dan Klein: Unsupervised Coreference Resolution in a Nonparametric Bayesian Model, ACL, Prague, 2007.
Mar 31 Pavel Schlesinger Unsupervised Coreference Resolution in a Nonparametric Bayesian Model, 2nd part :-)
Apr 28 Pavel Straňák Diana McCarthy, Rob Koeling, Julie Weeds and John Carroll: Unsupervised Acquisition of Predominant Word Senses in Computational Linguistics 33 (4), 2007

Winter 2007/2008

Nov 26 Markéta Lopatková Friedrich Otto: Restarting Automata (Notes for a Course), Technical Report, Universitat kassel, 2004.
Nov 19 Dan Zeman Anil Kumar Singh (अनिल कुमार सिंह), Jagadeesh Gorla: Identification of Languages and Encodings in a Multilingual Document Identification of Languages and Encodings in a Multilingual Document. In: Proceedings of the 3rd ACL SIGWAC Workshop on Web as Corpus, pp. 95-108. Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 2007.
Nov 12 Otakar Smrž M. Nowak, N. Komarova, P. Niyogi. Computational and Evolutionary Aspects of Language. Nature, Vol. 417, pp. 611-617, 2002.
Nov 5 Jan Ptáček Philipp Koehn; Hieu Hoang: Factored Translation Models, EMNLP & CoNLL, Prague, 2007.
Oct 29 Miroslav Spousta David Talbot; Miles Osborne Smoothed Bloom Filter Language Models: Tera-Scale LMs on the Cheap http://www.aclweb.org/anthology-new/D/D07/D07-1049.pdf
Oct 17 Zdeněk Žabokrtský Mary Hearne, John Tinsley, Ventsislav Zhechev, Andy Way (2007): Capturing Translational Divergences with a Statistical Tree-to-Tree Aligner HearneEtAl_TMI_07.pdf

Summer 2007

Winter 2006/2007

Nov 15 Glöckner, Ingo; Sven Hartrumpf; and Hermann Helbig (2006): Automatic knowledge acquisition by semantic analysis and assimilation of textual information gloeckner.ps - plná verze

Summer 2006

Mar 1 Ondřej Bojar D. Chiang: A Hierarchical Phrase-Based Model for Statistical Machine Translation, ACL, Ann Arbor, 2005.
Mar 8 Zdeněk Žabokrtský S. Kahan: The Meaning-Text Theory.
Mar 15 Pavel Schlesinger N. A. Smith and J. Eisner: Contrastive Estimation: Training Log-Linear Models on Unlabeled Data. ACL, Ann Arbor, 2005.
Mar 22 Pavel Pecina D. Ravichandran, P. Pantel and E.Hovy: Randomized Algorithms and NLP: Using Locality Sensitive Hash Functions for High Speed Noun Clustering, ACL, Ann Arbor, 2005.
Apr 5 Pavel Straňák Keh-Jiann Chen, Chi-Ching Luo, Ming-Chung Chang, Feng-Yi Chen, Chao-Jan Chen, Chu-Ren Huang: Sinica Treebank: Design criteria, representational issues and implementation.
Apr 12 Zdeněk Žabokrtský P. Sgall: Prague School Typology. In Masayoshi Shibatani and Theodora Bynon (eds), Approaches to Language Typology. Clarendon Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, 1995.
Apr 19 Barbora Hladká B. Scholkopf and A.J. Smola: A Short Introduction to Learning Method with Kernels.
May 3 Otakar Smrž
May 10 Barbora Hladká B. Scholkopf and A.J. Smola: A Short Introduction to Learning Method with Kernels.

Winter 2005/2006

Oct 19 Kiril Ribarov Non-projective Dependency Parsing using Spanning Tree Algorithms.
Oct 26 Petr Podveský K. Crammer and Y. Singer: Ultraconservative on-line algorithms for multiclass problems, JMLR, 2003.
Nov 2 Jiří Havelka L. Georgiadis: Arborescence optimization problems solvable by Edmonds’ algorithm.
Nov 9 Barbora Hladká
Nov 16 Pavel Pecina B. Moore: Discriminative Framework for Bilingual Word Alignment, HLT/EMNLP, Vancouver, 2005.
Nov 23 Otakar Smrž Noah A. Smith, David A. Smith, Roy W. Tromble: Context-Based Morphological Disambiguation with Random Fields.
Nov 30 Václav Novák J. Eisner and D. Karakos: Bootstrapping Without the Boot, HLT/EMNLP, Vancouver, 2005.
Dec 7 Pavel Schlesinger B. Taskar, D. Klein, M. Collins, D. Koller and C. Manning: Max-Margin Parsing, EMNLP, Barcelona, 2004.
Dec 14 Daniel Zeman D. Zeman, Z. Zabokrstky: Improving Parsing Accuracy by Combining Diverse Dependecy Parsers, IWPT, Vancouver, 2005.
Jan 4 Ondřej Bojar Franz Och: Tutorial, MT Summit, 2005.
Jan 11 Jiří Semecký M. Carpuat and D. Wu: Word Sense Disambiguation vs. Statistical Machine Translation.

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