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Proceedings of the 2008 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

D08-1 [bib]: Entire volume

D08-1000: Front Matter

D08-1001 [bib]: Jeremy Jancsary; Johannes Matiasek; Harald Trost
Revealing the Structure of Medical Dictations with Conditional Random Fields

D08-1002 [bib]: Alan Ritter; Stephen Soderland; Doug Downey; Oren Etzioni
It’s a Contradiction – no, it’s not: A Case Study using Functional Relations

D08-1003 [bib]: Yunyao Li; Rajasekar Krishnamurthy; Sriram Raghavan; Shivakumar Vaithyanathan; H. V. Jagadish
Regular Expression Learning for Information Extraction

D08-1004 [bib]: Omar Zaidan; Jason Eisner
Modeling Annotators: A Generative Approach to Learning from Annotator Rationales

D08-1005 [bib]: Ron Bekkerman; Koby Crammer
One-Class Clustering in the Text Domain

D08-1006 [bib]: Ben Sandbank
Refining Generative Language Models using Discriminative Learning

D08-1007 [bib]: Shane Bergsma; Dekang Lin; Randy Goebel
Discriminative Learning of Selectional Preference from Unlabeled Text

D08-1008 [bib]: Richard Johansson; Pierre Nugues
Dependency-based Semantic Role Labeling of PropBank

D08-1009 [bib]: Stefan Schoenmackers; Oren Etzioni; Daniel Weld
Scaling Textual Inference to the Web

D08-1010 [bib]: Qun Liu; Zhongjun He; Yang Liu; Shouxun Lin
Maximum Entropy based Rule Selection Model for Syntax-based Statistical Machine Translation

D08-1011 [bib]: Xiaodong He; Mei Yang; Jianfeng Gao; Patrick Nguyen; Robert Moore
Indirect-HMM-based Hypothesis Alignment for Combining Outputs from Machine Translation Systems

D08-1012 [bib]: Slav Petrov; Aria Haghighi; Dan Klein
Coarse-to-Fine Syntactic Machine Translation using Language Projections

D08-1013 [bib]: Jun Zhao; Kang Liu; Gen Wang
Adding Redundant Features for CRFs-based Sentence Sentiment Classification

D08-1014 [bib]: Carmen Banea; Rada Mihalcea; Janyce Wiebe; Samer Hassan
Multilingual Subjectivity Analysis Using Machine Translation

D08-1015 [bib]: Kevin Hsin-Yih Lin; Hsin-Hsi Chen
Ranking Reader Emotions Using Pairwise Loss Minimization and Emotional Distribution Regression

D08-1016 [bib]: David Smith; Jason Eisner
Dependency Parsing by Belief Propagation

D08-1017 [bib]: André Filipe Torres Martins; Dipanjan Das; Noah A. Smith; Eric P. Xing
Stacking Dependency Parsers

D08-1018 [bib]: Xinying Song; Shilin Ding; Chin-Yew Lin
Better Binarization for the CKY Parsing

D08-1019 [bib]: Katja Filippova; Michael Strube
Sentence Fusion via Dependency Graph Compression

D08-1020 [bib]: Emily Pitler; Ani Nenkova
Revisiting Readability: A Unified Framework for Predicting Text Quality

D08-1021 [bib]: Chris Callison-Burch
Syntactic Constraints on Paraphrases Extracted from Parallel Corpora

D08-1022 [bib]: Haitao Mi; Liang Huang
Forest-based Translation Rule Extraction

D08-1023 [bib]: Phil Blunsom; Miles Osborne
Probabilistic Inference for Machine Translation

D08-1024 [bib]: David Chiang; Yuval Marton; Philip Resnik
Online Large-Margin Training of Syntactic and Structural Translation Features

D08-1025 [bib]: Roger Levy
A Noisy-Channel Model of Human Sentence Comprehension under Uncertain Input

D08-1026 [bib]: Shaolin Qu; Joyce Chai
Incorporating Temporal and Semantic Information with Eye Gaze for Automatic Word Acquisition in Multimodal Conversational Systems

D08-1027 [bib]: Rion Snow; Brendan O’Connor; Daniel Jurafsky; Andrew Ng
Cheap and Fast – But is it Good? Evaluating Non-Expert Annotations for Natural Language Tasks

D08-1028 [bib]: Srinivas Bangalore; David Smith
HotSpots: Visualizing Edits to a Text

D08-1029 [bib]: Alex Baron; Marjorie Freedman
Who is Who and What is What: Experiments in Cross-Document Co-Reference

D08-1030 [bib]: Yassine Benajiba; Mona Diab; Paolo Rosso
Arabic Named Entity Recognition using Optimized Feature Sets

D08-1031 [bib]: Eric Bengtson; Dan Roth
Understanding the Value of Features for Coreference Resolution

D08-1032 [bib]: Yllias Chali; Shafiq Joty
Selecting Sentences for Answering Complex Questions

D08-1033 [bib]: John DeNero; Alexandre Bouchard-Côté; Dan Klein
Sampling Alignment Structure under a Bayesian Translation Model

D08-1034 [bib]: Weiwei Ding; Baobao Chang
Improving Chinese Semantic Role Classification with Hierarchical Feature Selection Strategy

D08-1035 [bib]: Jacob Eisenstein; Regina Barzilay
Bayesian Unsupervised Topic Segmentation

D08-1036 [bib]: Jianfeng Gao; Mark Johnson
A comparison of Bayesian estimators for unsupervised Hidden Markov Model POS taggers

D08-1037 [bib]: Dan Goldwasser; Dan Roth
Transliteration as Constrained Optimization

D08-1038 [bib]: David Hall; Daniel Jurafsky; Christopher D. Manning
Studying the History of Ideas Using Topic Models

D08-1039 [bib]: Saša Hasan; Juri Ganitkevitch; Hermann Ney; Jesús Andrés-Ferrer
Triplet Lexicon Models for Statistical Machine Translation

D08-1040 [bib]: Shinsuke Higuchi; Rafal Rzepka; Kenji Araki
A Casual Conversation System Using Modality and Word Associations Retrieved from the Web

D08-1041 [bib]: Fei Huang; Ahmad Emami; Imed Zitouni
When Harry Met Harri: Cross-lingual Name Spelling Normalization

D08-1042 [bib]: Rohit Kate
A Dependency-based Word Subsequence Kernel

D08-1043 [bib]: Jung-Tae Lee; Sang-Bum Kim; Young-In Song; Hae-Chang Rim
Bridging Lexical Gaps between Queries and Questions on Large Online Q&A Collections with Compact Translation Models

D08-1044 [bib]: Jimmy Lin
Scalable Language Processing Algorithms for the Masses: A Case Study in Computing Word Co-occurrence Matrices with MapReduce

D08-1045 [bib]: Yugo Murawaki; Sadao Kurohashi
Online Acquisition of Japanese Unknown Morphemes using Morphological Constraints

D08-1046 [bib]: Ramesh Nallapati; Christopher D. Manning
Legal Docket Classification: Where Machine Learning Stumbles

D08-1047 [bib]: Naoaki Okazaki; Yoshimasa Tsuruoka; Sophia Ananiadou; Jun’ichi Tsujii
A Discriminative Candidate Generator for String Transformations

D08-1048 [bib]: Marco Pennacchiotti; Diego De Cao; Roberto Basili; Danilo Croce; Michael Roth
Automatic induction of FrameNet lexical units

D08-1049 [bib]: Stephan Raaijmakers; Khiet Truong; Theresa Wilson
Multimodal Subjectivity Analysis of Multiparty Conversation

D08-1050 [bib]: Laura Rimell; Stephen Clark
Adapting a Lexicalized-Grammar Parser to Contrasting Domains

D08-1051 [bib]: Germán Sanchis-Trilles; Daniel Ortiz-Martínez; Jorge Civera; Francisco Casacuberta; Enrique Vidal; Hieu Hoang
Improving Interactive Machine Translation via Mouse Actions

D08-1052 [bib]: Libin Shen; Aravind Joshi
LTAG Dependency Parsing with Bidirectional Incremental Construction

D08-1053 [bib]: Lei Shi; Ming Zhou
Improved Sentence Alignment on Parallel Web Pages Using a Stochastic Tree Alignment Model

D08-1054 [bib]: Congkai Sun; Bin Gao; Zhenfu Cao; Hang Li
HTM: A Topic Model for Hypertexts

D08-1055 [bib]: Hirotoshi Taira; Sanae Fujita; Masaaki Nagata
A Japanese Predicate Argument Structure Analysis using Decision Lists

D08-1056 [bib]: David Vickrey; Aaron Bronzan; William Choi; Aman Kumar; Jason Turner-Maier; Arthur Wang; Daphne Koller
Online Word Games for Semantic Data Collection

D08-1057 [bib]: Stephen Wan; Robert Dale; Mark Dras; Cecile Paris
Seed and Grow: Augmenting Statistically Generated Summary Sentences using Schematic Word Patterns

D08-1058 [bib]: Xiaojun Wan
Using Bilingual Knowledge and Ensemble Techniques for Unsupervised Chinese Sentiment Analysis

D08-1059 [bib]: Yue Zhang; Stephen Clark
A Tale of Two Parsers: Investigating and Combining Graph-based and Transition-based Dependency Parsing

D08-1060 [bib]: Bing Zhao; Yaser Al-Onaizan
Generalizing Local and Non-Local Word-Reordering Patterns for Syntax-Based Machine Translation

D08-1061 [bib]: Partha Pratim Talukdar; Joseph Reisinger; Marius Pasca; Deepak Ravichandran; Rahul Bhagat; Fernando Pereira
Weakly-Supervised Acquisition of Labeled Class Instances using Graph Random Walks

D08-1062 [bib]: Nicholas Andrews; Naren Ramakrishnan
Seeded Discovery of Base Relations in Large Corpora

D08-1063 [bib]: Imed Zitouni; Radu Florian
Mention Detection Crossing the Language Barrier

D08-1064 [bib]: David Chiang; Steve DeNeefe; Yee Seng Chan; Hwee Tou Ng
Decomposability of Translation Metrics for Improved Evaluation and Efficient Algorithms

D08-1065 [bib]: Roy Tromble; Shankar Kumar; Franz Och; Wolfgang Macherey
Lattice Minimum Bayes-Risk Decoding for Statistical Machine Translation

D08-1066 [bib]: Markos Mylonakis; Khalil Sima’an
Phrase Translation Probabilities with ITG Priors and Smoothing as Learning Objective

D08-1067 [bib]: Vincent Ng
Unsupervised Models for Coreference Resolution

D08-1068 [bib]: Hoifung Poon; Pedro Domingos
Joint Unsupervised Coreference Resolution with Markov Logic

D08-1069 [bib]: Pascal Denis; Jason Baldridge
Specialized Models and Ranking for Coreference Resolution

D08-1070 [bib]: Razvan Bunescu
Learning with Probabilistic Features for Improved Pipeline Models

D08-1071 [bib]: Hal Daumé III
Cross-Task Knowledge-Constrained Self Training

D08-1072 [bib]: Mark Dredze; Koby Crammer
Online Methods for Multi-Domain Learning and Adaptation

D08-1073 [bib]: Nathanael Chambers; Daniel Jurafsky
Jointly Combining Implicit Constraints Improves Temporal Ordering

D08-1074 [bib]: Nianwen Xue
Automatic Inference of the Temporal Location of Situations in Chinese Text

D08-1075 [bib]: Roser Morante; Anthony Liekens; Walter Daelemans
Learning the Scope of Negation in Biomedical Texts

D08-1076 [bib]: Wolfgang Macherey; Franz Och; Ignacio Thayer; Jakob Uszkoreit
Lattice-based Minimum Error Rate Training for Statistical Machine Translation

D08-1077 [bib]: Arul Menezes; Chris Quirk
Syntactic Models for Structural Word Insertion and Deletion during Translation

D08-1078 [bib]: Alexandra Birch; Miles Osborne; Philipp Koehn
Predicting Success in Machine Translation

D08-1079 [bib]: Xiaojun Wan
An Exploration of Document Impact on Graph-Based Multi-Document Summarization

D08-1080 [bib]: Vivi Nastase
Topic-Driven Multi-Document Summarization with Encyclopedic Knowledge and Spreading Activation

D08-1081 [bib]: Gabriel Murray; Giuseppe Carenini
Summarizing Spoken and Written Conversations

D08-1082 [bib]: Wei Lu; Hwee Tou Ng; Wee Sun Lee; Luke S. Zettlemoyer
A Generative Model for Parsing Natural Language to Meaning Representations

D08-1083 [bib]: Yejin Choi; Claire Cardie
Learning with Compositional Semantics as Structural Inference for Subsentential Sentiment Analysis

D08-1084 [bib]: Bill MacCartney; Michel Galley; Christopher D. Manning
A Phrase-Based Alignment Model for Natural Language Inference

D08-1085 [bib]: Sujith Ravi; Kevin Knight
Attacking Decipherment Problems Optimally with Low-Order N-gram Models

D08-1086 [bib]: Xinhao Wang; Jiazhong Nie; Dingsheng Luo; Xihong Wu
Integrating Multi-level Linguistic Knowledge with a Unified Framework for Mandarin Speech Recognition

D08-1087 [bib]: Bo-June (Paul) Hsu; James Glass
N-gram Weighting: Reducing Training Data Mismatch in Cross-Domain Language Model Estimation

D08-1088 [bib]: Gregor Leusch; Evgeny Matusov; Hermann Ney
Complexity of Finding the BLEU-optimal Hypothesis in a Confusion Network

D08-1089 [bib]: Michel Galley; Christopher D. Manning
A Simple and Effective Hierarchical Phrase Reordering Model

D08-1090 [bib]: Matthew Snover; Bonnie Dorr; Richard Schwartz
Language and Translation Model Adaptation using Comparable Corpora

D08-1091 [bib]: Slav Petrov; Dan Klein
Sparse Multi-Scale Grammars for Discriminative Latent Variable Parsing

D08-1092 [bib]: David Burkett; Dan Klein
Two Languages are Better than One (for Syntactic Parsing)

D08-1093 [bib]: Sujith Ravi; Kevin Knight; Radu Soricut
Automatic Prediction of Parser Accuracy

D08-1094 [bib]: Katrin Erk; Sebastian Padó
A Structured Vector Space Model for Word Meaning in Context

D08-1095 [bib]: Einat Minkov; William W. Cohen
Learning Graph Walk Based Similarity Measures for Parsed Text

D08-1096 [bib]: Hinrich Schütze; Michael Walsh
A Graph-theoretic Model of Lexical Syntactic Acquisition

D08-1097 [bib]: Zhiheng Huang; Marcus Thint; Zengchang Qin
Question Classification using Head Words and their Hypernyms

D08-1098 [bib]: Baoli Li; Yandong Liu; Eugene Agichtein
CoCQA: Co-Training over Questions and Answers with an Application to Predicting Question Subjectivity Orientation

D08-1099 [bib]: Richard C. Wang; Nico Schlaefer; William W. Cohen; Eric Nyberg
Automatic Set Expansion for List Question Answering

D08-1100 [bib]: Ananlada Chotimongkol; Alexander Rudnicky
Acquiring Domain-Specific Dialog Information from Task-Oriented Human-Human Interaction through an Unsupervised Learning

D08-1101 [bib]: Juan Huerta
Relative Rank Statistics for Dialog Analysis

D08-1102 [bib]: Thamar Solorio; Yang Liu
Learning to Predict Code-Switching Points

D08-1103 [bib]: Saif Mohammad; Bonnie Dorr; Graeme Hirst
Computing Word-Pair Antonymy

D08-1104 [bib]: Chikara Hashimoto; Daisuke Kawahara
Construction of an Idiom Corpus and its Application to Idiom Identification based on WSD Incorporating Idiom-Specific Features

D08-1105 [bib]: Zhi Zhong; Hwee Tou Ng; Yee Seng Chan
Word Sense Disambiguation Using OntoNotes: An Empirical Study

D08-1106 [bib]: Mamoru Komachi; Taku Kudo; Masashi Shimbo; Yuji Matsumoto
Graph-based Analysis of Semantic Drift in Espresso-like Bootstrapping Algorithms

D08-1107 [bib]: Cory Barr; Rosie Jones; Moira Regelson
The Linguistic Structure of English Web-Search Queries

D08-1108 [bib]: Zhifei Li; David Yarowsky
Mining and Modeling Relations between Formal and Informal Chinese Phrases from Web Corpora

D08-1109 [bib]: Benjamin Snyder; Tahira Naseem; Jacob Eisenstein; Regina Barzilay
Unsupervised Multilingual Learning for POS Tagging

D08-1110 [bib]: Thamar Solorio; Yang Liu
Part-of-Speech Tagging for English-Spanish Code-Switched Text

D08-1111 [bib]: Yixuan Liu; Bin Wang; Fan Ding; Sheng Xu
Information Retrieval Oriented Word Segmentation based on Character Association Strength Ranking

D08-1112 [bib]: Burr Settles; Mark Craven
An Analysis of Active Learning Strategies for Sequence Labeling Tasks

D08-1113 [bib]: Markus Dreyer; Jason Smith; Jason Eisner
Latent-Variable Modeling of String Transductions with Finite-State Methods

D08-1114 [bib]: Amarnag Subramanya; Jeff Bilmes
Soft-Supervised Learning for Text Classification