EMNLP 2010: Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing — October 9-11, 2010 — MIT, Massachusetts, USA.

Welcome to EMNLP 2010

List of Accepted Papers

Alphabetically sorted by paper title
(August 10, 2010)

A Fast Decoder for Joint Word Segmentation and POS-Tagging Using a Single Discriminative Model
   Yue Zhang and Stephen Clark

A Fast Fertility Hidden Markov Model for Word Alignment Using MCMC
   Shaojun Zhao and Daniel Gildea

A Game-Theoretic Approach to Generating Spatial Descriptions
   Dave Golland, Percy Liang and Dan Klein

A Hybrid Morpheme-Word Representation for Machine Translation of Morphologically Rich Languages
   Minh-Thang Luong, Preslav Nakov and Min-Yen Kan

A Latent Variable Model for Geographic Lexical Variation
   Jacob Eisenstein, Brendan O'Connor, Noah A. Smith and Eric P. Xing

A Mixture Model with Sharing for Lexical Semantics
   Joseph Reisinger and Raymond Mooney

A multi-pass sieve for coreference resolution
   Karthik Raghunathan, Heeyoung Lee, Sudarshan Rangarajan, Nate Chambers, Mihai Surdeanu, Dan Jurafsky and Christopher Manning

A New Approach to Lexical Disambiguation of Arabic Text
   Rushin Shah, Paramveer S. Dhillon, Mark Liberman, Dean Foster, Mohamed Maamouri and Lyle Ungar

A Probabilistic Morphological Analyzer for Syriac
   Peter McClanahan, George Busby, Robbie Haertel, Kristian Heal, Deryle Lonsdale, Kevin Seppi and Eric Ringger

A Semi-Supervised Approach to Improve Classification of Infrequent Discourse Relations using Feature Vector Extension
   Hugo Hernault, Danushka Bollegala and Mitsuru Ishizuka

A Semi-Supervised Method to Lean and Construct Taxonomies using the Web
   Zornitsa Kozareva and Eduard Hovy

A Simple Domain-Independent Probabilistic Approach to Generation
   Gabor Angeli, Percy Liang and Dan Klein

A Tree Kernel-based Unified Framework for Chinese Zero Anaphora Resolution
   Fang KONG, Guodong ZHOU, Longhua QIAN and Qiaoming ZHU

A Unified Framework for Scope Learning via Simplified Shallow Semantic Parsing
   Junhui Li, Qiaoming Zhu and Guodong Zhou

An approach of generating personalized views from normalized electronic dictionaries : A practical Experiment on Arabic language
   Aida KHEMAKHEM, Bilel GARGOURI and Abdelmajid BEN HAMADOU

An Efficient Algorithm for Unsupervised Word Segmentation with Branching Entropy and MDL
   Valentin Zhikov, Hiroya Takamura and Manabu Okumura

An Investigation of Semantic Representation in Conversation Entailment
   Chen Zhang and Joyce Chai

Assessing Phrase-Based Translation Models with Oracle Decoding
   Guillaume Wisniewski, Alexandre Allauzen and François Yvon

Automatic Analysis of Rhythmic Poetry with Applications to Generation and Translation
   Erica Greene, Tugba Bodrumlu and Kevin Knight

Automatic Comma Insertion for Japanese Text Generation
   Masaki Murata, Tomohiro Ohno and Shigeki Matsubara

Automatic Detection and Classification of Social Events
   Apoorv Agarwal and Owen Rambow

Automatic Discovery of Manner Relations and its Applications
   Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan

Automatic Evaluation of Translation Quality for Distant Language Pairs
   Hideki Isozaki, Tsutomu Hirao, Kevin Duh, Katsuhito Sudoh and Hajime Tsukada

Automatically Producing Plot Unit Representations for Narrative Text
   Amit Goyal, Ellen Riloff and Hal Daume III

Better Punctuation Prediction with Dynamic Conditional Random Fields
   Wei Lu and Hwee Tou Ng

Classifying Dialogue Acts in One-on-one Live Chats
   Su Nam Kim, Lawrence Cavedon and Timothy Baldwin

Clustering-based Stratefied Seed Sampling for Semi-Supervised Semantic Relation Classification
   Longhua Qian and Guodong Zhou

Collective Cross-Document Relation Extraction Without Labelled Data
   Limin Yao, Sebastian Riedel and Andrew McCallum

Combining Unsupervised and Supervised Alignments for MT: An Empirical Study
   Jinxi Xu and Antti-Veikko Rosti

Confidence in Structured-Prediction using Confidence-Weighted Models
   Avihai Mejer and Koby Crammer

Context Comparison of Bursty Events in Web Search and Online Media
   Yunliang Jiang, Qiaozhu Mei and Xide Lin

Cross Language Text Classification by Model Translation and Semi-Supervised Learning
   Lei Shi, Rada Mihalcea and Mingjun Tian

Crouching Dirichlet, Hidden Markov Model: Unsupervised POS Tagging with Context Local Tag Generation
   Taesun Moon, Katrin Erk and Jason Baldridge

Dependency Parsing by Approximate Variational Inference
   Andre Filipe Torres Martins, Noah Smith, Eric Xing, Mario Figueiredo and Pedro Aguiar

Discriminative Instance Weighting for Domain Adaptation in Statistical Machine Translation
   George Foster, Cyril Goutte and Roland Kuhn

Discriminative Sample Selection for Statistical Machine Translation
   Sankaranarayanan Ananthakrishnan, Rohit Prasad, David Stallard and Prem Natarajan

Discriminative Word Alignment with a Function Word Reordering Model
   Hendra Setiawan, Philip Resnik and Chris Dyer

Domain Adaptation of Rule-based Annotators for Named-Entity Recognition Tasks
   Laura Chiticariu, Rajasekar Krishnamurthy, Yunyao Li, Frederick Reiss and Shivakumar Vaithyanathan

Dual Decomposition for Parsing with Non-Projective Head Automata
   Terry Koo, Alexander M. Rush, Michael Collins, Tommi Jaakkola and David Sontag

Effects of Empty Categories on Machine Translation
   Tagyoung Chung and Daniel Gildea

Efficient Graph-Based Semi-Supervised Learning of Structured Tagging Models
   Amarnag Subramanya, Slav Petrov and Fernando Pereira

Efficient Incremental Decoding for Tree-to-String Translation
   Liang Huang and Haitao Mi

Enhancing domain portability of Chinese segmentation model using chi-square statistics and bootstrapping
   Baobao Chang

Evaluating Models of Latent Document Semantics in the Presence of OCR Errors
   Daniel Walker, William B. Lund and Eric K. Ringger

Evaluating the Impact of Alternative Dependency Graph Encodings on Solving Event Extraction Tasks
   Ekaterina Buyko and Udo Hahn

Example-based Paraphrasing for Improved Phrase-Based Statistical Machine Translation
   Aurélien Max

Exploiting Conversation Structure in Unsupervised Topic Segmentation for Emails
   Shafiq Joty, Giuseppe Carenini, Gabriel Murray and Raymond Ng

Extracting Keyphrases via Topic Decomposition
   Zhiyuan Liu, Wenyi Huang, Yabin Zheng and Maosong Sun

Extracting Opinion Targets in a Single- and Cross-Domain Setting with Conditional Random Fields
   Niklas Jakob and Iryna Gurevych

Facilitating Translation Using Source Language Paraphrase Lattices
   Jinhua Du, Jie Jiang and Andy Way

Forest-based Tree to Tree Sequence Translation
   Hui Zhang, Min Zhang, Haizhou Li and Eng Siong Chng

Function-based question classification for general QA
   Fan Bu, Xingwei Zhu, Yu Hao and Xiaoyan Zhu

Further Meta-Evaluation of Broad-Coverage Surface Realization
   Dominic Espinosa, Rajakrishnan Rajkumar, Michael White and Shoshana Berleant

Fusing Eye Gaze with Speech Recognition Hypotheses to Resolve Exophoric References in Situated Dialogue
   Zahar Prasov and Joyce Y. Chai

Generating Confusion Sets for Context-Sensitive Error Correction
   Alla Rozovskaya and Dan Roth

Handling Noisy Queries In Cross Language FAQ Retrieval
   Danish Contractor, Govind Kothari, Tanveer Faruquie, L V Subramaniam and Sumit Negi

Hashing-based Approaches to Spelling Correction of Personal Names
   Raghavendra Udupa and Shaishav Kumar

Hierarchical Phrase-based Translation Grammars Extracted from Alignment Posterior Probabilities
   Adrià de Gispert, Juan Pino and William Byrne

Holistic Sentiment Analysis Across Languages: Multilingual Supervised Latent Dirichlet Allocation
   Jordan Boyd-Graber and Philip Resnik

Identifying Functional Relations in Web Text
   Thomas Lin, Mausam and Oren Etzioni

Improved Fully Unsupervised Parsing with Zoomed Learning
   Roi Reichart and Ari Rappoport

Improving Gender Classification of Blog Authors
   Arjun Mukherjee and Bing Liu

Improving Mention Detection Robustness to Noisy Input
   Radu Florian, John Pitrelli, Salim Roukos and Imed Zitouni

Improving Translation via Targeted Paraphrasing
   Philip Resnik, Olivia Buzek, Chang Hu, Yakov Kronrod, Alex Quinn and Benjamin B. Bederson

Incorporating Content Structure into Text Analysis Applications
   Christina Sauper, Aria Haghighi and Regina Barzilay

Inducing Probabilistic CCG Grammars from Logical Form with Higher-Order Unification.
   Tom Kwiatkowksi, Luke Zettlemoyer, Sharon Goldwater and Mark Steedman

Inducing Word Senses to Improve Web Search Results Clustering
   Roberto Navigli and Giuseppe Crisafulli

It Depends on the Translation: Unsupervised Dependency Parsing via Word Alignment
   Samuel Brody

Joint Inference for Bilingual Semantic Role Labeling
   Tao Zhuang and Chengqing Zong

Joint Training and Decoding Using Virtual Nodes for Cascaded Segmentation and Tagging Tasks
   Xian Qian, Qi Zhang, Xuanjing Huang and Lide Wu

Jointly Modeling Aspects and Opinions with a MaxEnt-LDA Hybrid
   Xin Zhao, Jing Jiang, Hongfei Yan and Xiaoming Li

Latent Descriptor Clustering for Unsupervised POS Induction
   Michael Lamar, Yariv Maron and Elie Bienenstock

Learning First-Order Horn Clauses from Web Text
   Stefan Schoenmackers, Jesse Davis, Oren Etzioni and Daniel Weld

Learning Recurrent Event Queries for Web Search
   Ruiqiang Zhang, Yuki Konda, Anlei Dong, Pranam Kolari, Yi Chang and Zhaohui Zheng

Learning the Relative Usefulness of Questions in Community QA
   Razvan Bunescu and Yunfeng Huang

Lessons Learned in Part-of-Speech Tagging Conversational Speech with Prosody
   Vladimir Eidelman, Zhongqiang Huang and Mary Harper

Maximum Entropy Based Phrase Reordering for Hierarchical Phrase-based Translation
   Zhongjun HE, Yao MENG and Hao YU

Measuring Distributional Similarity in Context
   Georgiana Dinu and Mirella Lapata

Minimum Error Rate Training by Sampling the Translation Lattice
   Samidh Chatterjee and Nicola Cancedda

Mining Name Translations from Entity Graph Mapping
   Gae-won You, Seung-won Hwang, Young-In Song, Long Jiang and Zaiqing Nie

Modeling Organization in Student Essays
   Isaac Persing, Alan Davis and Vincent Ng

Modeling Perspective using Adaptor Grammars
   Eric Hardisty, Jordan Boyd-Graber and Philip Resnik

Multi-document summarization using discriminative learning and A* search
   Ahmet Aker, Trevor Cohn and Robert Gaizauskas

Multi-level Structured Models for Document-level Sentiment Classification
   Ainur Yessenalina, Yisong Yue and Claire Cardie

Negative Training Data can be Harmful to Text Classification
   Xiao-Li Li, Bing Liu and See-Kiong Ng

Nouns are vectors, adjectives are matrices: Representing adjective-noun constructions in semantic space
   Marco Baroni and Roberto Zamparelli

On Dual Decomposition and Linear Programming Relaxations for Natural Language Processing
   Alexander M Rush, David Sontag, Michael Collins and Tommi Jaakkola

PEM: A Paraphrase Evaluation Metric Exploiting Parallel Texts
   Chang Liu, Daniel Dahlmeier and Hwee Tou Ng

"Poetic" Statistical Machine Translation: Rhyme and Meter
   Dmitriy Genzel and Jakob Uszkoreit

Positional Language Models for Clinical Information Retrieval
   Florian Boudin, Jian-Yun Nie and Martin Dawes

Practical Linguistic Steganography using Contextual Synonym Substitution and Vertex Colour Coding
   Ching-Yun Chang and Stephen Clark

Predicting The Semantic Compositionality of Prefix Verbs
   Shane Bergsma, Aditya Bhargava, Hua He and Grzegorz Kondrak

Relational Constraint-based Taxonomic Relation Classification
   Quang Do and Dan Roth

Resolving Event Noun Phrases to Their Verbal Mentions
   Bin Chen, Jian Su and Chew Lim Tan

SCFG Decoding Without Binarization
   Mark Hopkins and Greg Langmead

Self-training with Products of Latent Variable Grammars
   Zhongqiang Huang, Mary Harper and Slav Petrov

Soft Syntactic Constraints for Hierarchical Phrase-based Translation Using Latent Syntactic Distributions
   Zhongqiang Huang, Martin Cmejrek and Bowen Zhou

NLP on Spoken Documents without ASR
   Mark Dredze, Aren Jansen, Glen Coppersmith and Ken Church

SRL-based Verb Selection for ESL
   Xiaohua Liu, Bo Han, Kuan Li, Stephan Hyeonjun Stiller and Ming Zhou

Statistical Machine Translation with a Factorized Grammar
   Libin Shen, Bing Zhang, Spyros Matsoukas, Jinxi Xu and Ralph Weischedel

Staying Informed: Supervised and Semi-Supervised Multi-View Topical Analysis of Ideological Perspective
   Amr Ahmed and Eric Xing

Storing the Web in Memory: Space Efficient Language Models with Constant Time Retrieval
   David Guthrie and Mark Hepple

Summarizing Contrastive Viewpoints in Opinionated Text
   Michael Paul, ChengXiang Zhai and Roxana Girju

Tense Sense Disambiguation: a New Task and a Supervised Algorithm
   Roi Reichart and Ari Rappoport

The Necessity of Combining Adaptation Methods
   Ming-Wei Chang, Michael Connor and Dan Roth

Title Generation with Quasi-Synchronous Grammar
   Kristian Woodsend, Yansong Feng and Mirella Lapata

Top-Down Nearly-Context-Sensitive Parsing
   Eugene Charniak

Training continuous space language models: some practical issues
   Hai Son Le, Alexandre Allauzen, Guillaume Wisniewski and François Yvon

Translingual Document Representations from Discriminative Projections
   John Platt, Kristina Toutanova and Scott Wen-tau Yih

Two Decades of Unsupervised POS induction: How far have we come?
   Christos Christodoulopoulos, Sharon Goldwater and Mark Steedman

Simple Type-Level Unsupervised POS Tagging
   Yoong Keok Lee, Aria Haghighi and Regina Barzilay

Unsupervised discovery of negative categories in lexicon bootstrapping
   Tara McIntosh

Unsupervised Induction of Tree Substitution Grammars for Dependency Parsing
   Phil Blunsom and Trevor Cohn

Unsupervised Parse Selection for HPSG
   Rebecca Dridan and Timothy Baldwin

Uptraining for Accurate Deterministic Question Parsing
   Slav Petrov, Pi-Chuan Chang, Michael Ringgaard and Hiyan Alshawi

Using Parallel Corpora to Enhance Mention Detection
   Yassine Benajiba and Imed Zitouni

Using Universal Linguistic Knowledge to Guide Grammar Induction
   Tahira Naseem, Harr Chen, Regina Barzilay and Mark Johnson

Using Unknown Word Techniques To Learn Known Words
   Kostadin Cholakov and Gertjan van Noord

Utilizing Extra-sentential Context for Parsing
   Jackie Chi Kit Cheung and Gerald Penn

We’re Not in Kansas Anymore: Detecting Domain Changes in Streams
   Mark Dredze, Tim Oates and Christine Piatko

What a Parser can Learn from a Semantic Role Labeler, and Vice Versa
   Stephen Boxwell, Dennis Mehay and Chris Brew

What's with the Attitude? A study of Participant Attitude in Multi-Party Online Discussions
   Ahmed Hassan, Vahed Qazvinian and Dragomir Radev

WikiWars: A New Corpus for Research on Temporal Expressions
   Pawel Mazur and Robert Dale

Word Sense Induction & Disambiguation Using Hierarchical Random Graphs
   Ioannis Klapaftis and Suresh Manandhar

Word-based dialect identification with georeferenced rules
   Yves Scherrer and Owen Rambow