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Reading Group

Official name of this course is NPFL095 Modern Methods in Computational Linguistics. It is a continuation of informal Reading Group (RG) meetings. For inspiration see the wishlist. Requirements for getting credits: presenting one paper, writing a report about another presented paper, and active participation in the discussions (which is conditioned by reading the papers in advance and attending the meetings).

Contact popel at ufal.mff.cuni.cz
Mailing list rg at ufal.mff.cuni.cz
List Archive http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/mailman/listinfo/rg
Meetings Mondays 15:10, room S1

Spring&Summer 2011

date speaker paper
May 23 Nathan Green
May 16 Zdeněk Žabokrtský Federico Sangati, Willem Zuidema: Unsupervised methods for head assignments. EACL 2009
May 9 Ximena Gutiérrez Jason R. Smith Chris Quirk and Kristina Toutanova: Extracting Parallel Sentences from Comparable Corpora using Document Level Alignment
May 2 Lasha Abzianidze Bill MacCartney, Christopher D. Manning (2007): Natural Logic for Textual Inference comments by Ximena Gutiérrez
Apr 25 no RG - Easter
Apr 18 Nathan Green Slav Petrov, Pi-Chuan Chang, Michael Ringgaard, Hiyan Alshawi (2010): Uptraining for Accurate Deterministic Question Parsing
Apr 11 Kateřina Topilová McDonald et al. (2005): Non-Projective Dependency Parsing using Spanning Tree Algorithms comments by Lasha Abzianidze
Apr 4 Loganathan Ramasamy Jason Naradowsky and Sharon Goldwater. Proceedings of IJCAI, 2009. Improving morphology induction by learning spelling rules. comments by Eda Bejček
Mar 28 Angelina Ivanovna Gerard de Melo, Gerhard Weikum (2010): Untangling the Cross-Lingual Link Structure of Wikipedia comments by Nathan Green
Mar 21 no RG - Lindat kick-off meeting
Mar 14 Eda Bejček Dennis Reidsma, Jean Carletta (2008): Reliability Measurement without Limitscomments by Nathan Green
Mar 7 Martin Popel Reliability measures (no paper to read for this meeting)
Feb 28 startup meeting

Autumn&Winter 2010/2011

date speaker paper
Jan 10 Last meeting of this semester - credits for NPFL095
Jan 3 Radoslav Klíč Richard Wicentowski (2004): Multilingual Noise-Robust Supervised Morphological Analysis using the WordFrame Model comments by Martin Kirschner , Comments by Loganathan
Dec 20 Lasha Abzianidze Philippe de Groote: Towards a Montagovian account of dynamics, 2008. Intro Slides, Main Slides comments by Srdjan Prodanovic
Dec 13 Srdjan Prodanovic Tom M. Mitchell, Svetlana V. Shinkareva, Andrew Carlson, Kai-Min Chang, Vicente L. Malave, Robert A. Mason, Marcel Adam Just Predicting Human Brain Activity Associated with the Meanings of Nouns PDF PPT presentation slides , 2008
Dec 6 Karel Vandas Nicola Ueffing, Gholamreza Haffari and Anoop Sarkar: Transductive learning for statistical machine translation, ACL 2007 comments by Bushra Jawaid
Nov 29 Bushra Jawaid Steve DeNeefe, Ulf Hermjakob and Kevin Knight: Overcoming Vocabulary Sparsity in MT using Lattices , AMTA 2008, comments by Angelina Ivanova
Nov 22 Angelina Ivanova Gosse Bouma: Cross-lingual Ontology Alignment using EuroWordNet and Wikipedia, LREC 2010, comments by Lasha Abzianidze
Nov 15 Septina Larasati Linda Wiechetek, Francis M. Tyers, and Thomas Omma: Shooting at Flies in the Dark: Rule-Based Lexical Selection for a Minority Language Pair, IceTAL 2010, comments by Radoslav Klíč
Nov 8 Michal Novák Aria Haghighi and Dan Klein: Coreference Resolution in a Modular, Entity-Centered Model, HLT 2010, comments
Nov 1 Martin Kirschner Matteo Negri and Milen Kouylekov: A WordNet-based system for multi-way classification of semantic relations comments by Septina Larasati
Oct 25 Loganathan Ramasamy Kuzman Ganchev, Jennifer Gillenwater and Ben Taskar: Dependency Grammar Induction via Bitext Projection Constraints, ACL 2009, comments by David Mareček
Oct 18 Martin Popel Kevin Duh et al.: N-Best Reranking by Multitask Learning, ACL WMT 2010, comments by Karel Vandas
Oct 11 Eda Bejček Matthew Gerber and Joyce Y. Chai: Beyond NomBank: A Study of Implicit Arguments for Nominal Predicates, ACL 2010, comments by Martin Popel
Oct 4 startup meeting

Spring&Summer 2010

date speaker paper
May 24 Ondřej Bojar Kevin Gimpel and Noah A. Smith: Cube Summing, Approximate Inference with Non-Local Features, and Dynamic Programming without Semirings. In Proceedings of EACL, Athens, Greece, March/April 2009 slides
May 10 Martin Popel Ronald Rosenfeld: A Maximum Entropy Approach to Adaptive Statistical Language Modeling (cont.) Martinovy poznámky
May 3 Elizabeth Shriberg Automatic speaker recognition, feature selection, linear interpolation and its connotations, demography and stock market
Apr 26 Martin Popel Ronald Rosenfeld: A Maximum Entropy Approach to Adaptive Statistical Language Modeling
Apr 12 David Mareček Jens Nillson, Joakim Nivre, Johan Hall: Graph Transformations in Data-Driven Dependency Parsing
Mar 29 Martin Popel Jeff Bilmes and Katrin Kirchhoff: Factored Language Models and Generalized Parallel Backoff (plus tutorial)
Mar 22 Zdeněk Žabokrtský Deniz Yuret and Mehmet Ali Yatbaz: The Noisy Channel Model for Unsupervised Word Sense Disambiguation, Computational Linguistics 2010
Mar 15 Ondřej Bojar Philipp Koehn and Barry Haddow: Interactive Assistance to Human Translators using Statistical Machine Translation Methods, MT Summit XII, 2009.
Mar 8 startup meeting

Autumn&Winter 2009/2010

date speaker paper přečíst?
Dec 14 Martin Popel Wei Lu, Hwee Tou Ng, Wee Sun Lee: Natural Language Generation with Tree Conditional Random Fields
Dec 7 David Mareček Nivre, J.: Non-Projective Dependency Parsing in Expected Linear Time. ACL 2009
Nov 23, Nov 30 Jana Straková John Lafferty, Andrew McCallum and Fernando Pereira: Conditional Random Fields: Probabilistic Models for Segmenting and Labeling Sequence Data,
Hanna M. Wallach. Conditional Random Fields: An Introduction
Nov 9 Zdeněk Žabokrtský Eugene Charniak and Micha Elsner: EM Works for Pronoun Anaphora Resolution. EACL 2009
Oct 26, Nov 2 Ondřej Bojar Kevin Knight: Bayesian Inference with Tears. September 2009.
článek byl delší, ale čtivý a přesně takové jsou i Ondrovy poznámky k němu
Ano, i s úkoly
Oct 19 Eda Bejček Josh Schroeder, Trevor Cohn, and Philipp Koehn: Word Lattices for Multi-Source Translation. EACL 2009
přehledné rozdělení metod; dobře, že udělali tolik experimentů, škoda některých nepodložených interpretací; potřebná znalost Mojžíše; omezili množství trénovacích dat – chybí test, zda více dat není účinnější než více jazyků; klesá skutečně MAX s množstvím jazyků? (to je divné, neměly by se tedy vážit výsledky jednotlivých systémů (viz věta s “little benefit”, 2.1)? A nebo není příčinou spíš než přidání šestého jazyka přidání špatného jazyka (Table 6)? Jak by dopadly testy po dvojicích?); v závěru 2.3 vynechávají reordering s odkazem na diversitu zdrojových jazyků – to nemusí platit
Oct 15 Pavel Pecina Daniel David Walker, Eric K. Ringger: Model-based document clustering with a collapsed gibbs sampler, Fotky tabule
Oct 12 Pavel Schlesinger Gibbsův sampling (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibbs_sampling)

Spring&Summer 2009

Autumn&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.

Spring&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

Autumn&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

Spring&Summer 2007

Autumn&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

Spring&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.

Autumn&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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