Publications

Language Computer has long been committed to publishing its research findings in academic journals and in the proceedings of peer-reviewed conferences. A sample of our recent publications is provided below.

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Metaphor

Mohler, Michael, Marc T. Tomlinson, and Bryan Rink. "Cross-lingual Semantic Generalization for the Detection of Metaphor." In Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing (CICLING 2015).

Mohler, Michael, Bryan Rink, David Bracewell and Marc Tomlinson, "A Novel Distributional Approach to Multilingual Metaphor Interpretation." The 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2014)

Bracewell, David B., Marc T. Tomlinson, Michael Mohler, and Bryan Rink. "A Tiered Approach to the Recognition of Metaphor." In Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing, pp. 403-414. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2014.

Mohler, Michael, Marc Tomlinson, David Bracewell, and Bryan Rink. "Semi-supervised methods for expanding psycholinguistics norms by integrating distributional similarity with the structure of wordnet." In Proceedings of the 9th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference. 2014.

David Bracewell. (2014). "The Needs of Metaphor". In Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction.

Michael Mohler, Marc Tomlinson, and David Bracewell, "Applying Textual Entailment to the Interpretation of Metaphor"; 2013 IEEE Seventh International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC). 2013

Michael Mohler, David Bracewell, David Hinote, and Marc Tomlinson, "Semantic Signatures for Example-Based Linguistic Metaphor Detection". 1st. Meta4NLP Workshop at NAACL 2013

David B. Bracewell, Marc T Tomlinson, and Michael Mohler; "Determining the conceptual space of metaphoric expressions." In Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing (CICLING) 2013.

Cognitive Insights

Marc Tomlinson and David Bracewell. "Capturing Cultural Differences in Expressions of Intentions". To appear in: The 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2014) . 2014

Marc Tomlinson, David Bracewell, Wayne Krug, Dave Hinote. "#impressme: The Language of Motivation in User Generated Content". To appear in Proceedings of the 15th Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing. 2014

Marc Tomlinson, David Bracewell, Wayne Krug, Dave Hinote, and Mary Draper "#mygoal: Finding Motivations on Twitter". Proceedings of the 9th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference. ELRA 2014

Marc T Tomlinson, Davod Hinote, and David B Bracewell; "Predicting Conscientiousness through Semantic Analysis of Facebook Posts." Workshop on Personality at ICWSM; 2013

Wayne Krug and Marc T Tomlinson; "Automated Non-Content Word List Generation Using hLDA."The Twenty-Sixth International FLAIRS Conference, 2013

Socio Insights

David Bracewell, and Marc Tomlinson. "In You We Follow: Determining the Group Leader in Dialogue." In Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction. 2013

David B Bracewell, Marc T Tomlinson, and Hui Wang; "Semi-supervised Modeling of Social Actions in Online Dialogue." 2013 IEEE Seventh International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC); 2013

David B. Bracewell, Marc Tomlinson, and Hui Wang, "Identification of Social Acts in Dialogue", In Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING) 2012.

David B. Bracewell and Marc Tomlinson, "The Language of Power and its Cultural Influence", In Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING) 2012.

David B. Bracewell and Marc Tomlinson, “The Social Actions of Successful Groups,” in Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2012), 2012.

David B. Bracewell, Marc Tomlinson, and Hui Wang, “A Motif Approach for Identifying Pursuit of Power in Social Discourse,” in Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2012), 2012.

David B. Bracewell, Marc Tomlinson, Mary Brunson, Jesse Plymale, Jiajun Bracewell, and Daniel Boerger, "Annotation of Adversarial and Collegial Social Actions in Discourse," in Proceedings of the 6th Linguistics Annotation Workshop (LAW VI), 2012.

Marc Tomlinson, David B. Bracewell, Mary Draper, Zewar Almissouri, Ying Shi, and Jeremy Bensley, "Pursuing Power in Arabic on-line discussion forums," in Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12), 2012.

David B. Bracewell, Marc Tomlinson, Ying Shi, Jeremey Bensley, and Mary Draper, “Who’s playing well with others: Determining collegiality in text,” in Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2011), 2011.

Information Extraction

David Bracewell, Dave Hinote, and Sean Monahan. (2014). "The Author Perspective Model for Classifying Deontic Modality in Events." In Proceedings of the 27th International FLAIRS Conference.

Sean Monahan, Dean Carpenter. 2012. Lorify: A Knowledge Base from Scratch. To Appear in Proceedings of the Textual Analysis Conference 2012. Contact us for an advanced copy.

Sean Monahan, John Lehmann, Timothy Nyberg, Jesse Plymale, Arnold Jung. 2011. Cross-Lingual Cross-Document Coreference with Entity Linking. In Proceedings of the Textual Analysis Conference 2011. http://www.nist.gov/tac/publications/2011/participant.papers/lcc.proceedings.pdf

John Lehmann, Sean Monahan, Luke Nezda, Arnold Jung, Ying Shi. 2010. LCC Approaches to Knowledge Base Population at TAC 2010. In Proceedings of the Textual Analysis Conference 2010. http://www.nist.gov/tac/publications/2010/participant.papers/lcc.proceedings.pdf

Luke Nezda, Andrew Hickl, John Lehmann, and Sarmad Fayyaz. 2006. What in the world is a Shahab? Wide Coverage Named Entity Recognition in Arabic. Proceedings of the 2006 Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2006). Genoa, Italy.

Mihai Surdeanu and Sanda Harabagiu. Infrastructure for Open-Domain Information Extraction. Proceedings of the Human Language Technology Conference (HLT 2002), March 2002, San Diego, California.

Question Answering

Kirk Roberts and Andrew Hickl. 2008. Scaling Answer Type Detection to Large Hierarchies. Proceedings of the 2008 Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2008). Marrakech, Morocco.

Andrew Hickl, Kirk Roberts, Bryan Rink, Jeremy Bensley, Tobias Jungen, Ying Shi, and John Williams. 2007. Question Answering with LCC's Chaucer-2 at TREC 2007. Proceedings of the 2007 Text Retrieval Conference (TREC 2007). Gaithersburg, MD.

Andrew Hickl, Patrick Wang, John Lehmann, and Sanda Harabagiu. 2006. Ferret: Interactive Question-Answering for Real-World Environments. Proceedings of the 2006 COLING-ACL Interactive Presentations Session. Sydney, Australia.

Sanda Harabagiu and Andrew Hickl. 2006. Methods for Using Textual Entailment in Open-Domain Question Answering. Proceedings of COLING-ACL 2006. Sydney, Australia.

Sanda Harabagiu, Finley Lacatusu, and Andrew Hickl. 2006. Answering Complex Questions with Random Walk Models. Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2006). Seattle, WA.

Finley Lacatusu, Andrew Hickl, and Sanda Harabagiu. 2006. The Impact of Question Decomposition on the Quality of Answer Summaries. Proceedings of the Seventh Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2006). Genoa, Italy.

Multi-Document Summarization

Sanda Harabagiu, Andrew Hickl, and Finley Lacatusu. 2007. Satisfying Information Needs with Multi-Document Summaries. Special Issue of Information Processing and Management.

Finley Lacatusu, Andrew Hickl, Kirk Roberts, Ying Shi, Jeremy Bensley, Patrick Wang, Bryan Rink, and Lara Taylor. 2006. GISTexter at DUC 2006: Multi-Strategy Multi-Document Summarization. Proceedings of the 2006 Document Understanding Conference (DUC 2006). New York, New York.

Finley Lacatusu, Andrew Hickl, Paul Aarseth, and Lara Taylor. Lite-GISTexter at DUC 2005. Document Understanding Conference 2005 (DUC 2005).

Sanda Harabagiu and Finley Lacatusu. Generating Single and Multi-Document Summaries with GISTexter. Document Understanding Conference 2002 (DUC 2002), July 2002.

Sanda Harabagiu and Steven Maiorano. Multi-Document Summarization with GISTexter. Proceedings of the Third LREC Conference 2002 (LREC 2002), June 2002, Canary Islands, Spain.

Textual Inference

Andrew Hickl. 2008. Using Discourse Commitments to Recognize Textual Entailment. Proceedings of the 22nd Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2008). Manchester.

Andrew Hickl and Jeremy Bensley. 2007. A Discourse Commitment-Based Framework for Recognizing Textual Entailment. Proceedings of the ACL-COLING Workshop on Textual Entailment and Paraphrasing (WTEP 2007). Prague.

Andrew Hickl and Sanda Harabagiu. 2007. Machine Reading through Textual and Knowledge Entailment. Proceedings of the 2007 AAAI Spring Symposium on Machine Reading. Palo Alto, CA.

Sanda Harabagiu, Andrew Hickl, and Finley Lacatusu. 2006. Negation, Contrast, and Contradiction in Text Processing. Proceedings of the Twenty-First National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-06). Boston, MA.