Jerry R. Hobbs

Also published as: J.R. Hobbs, Jerry Hobbs


2019

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Deep Natural Language Understanding of News Text
Jaya Shree | Emily Liu | Andrew Gordon | Jerry Hobbs
Proceedings of the First Workshop on Narrative Understanding

Early proposals for the deep understanding of natural language text advocated an approach of “interpretation as abduction,” where the meaning of a text was derived as an explanation that logically entailed the input words, given a knowledge base of lexical and commonsense axioms. While most subsequent NLP research has instead pursued statistical and data-driven methods, the approach of interpretation as abduction has seen steady advancements in both theory and software implementations. In this paper, we summarize advances in deriving the logical form of the text, encoding commonsense knowledge, and technologies for scalable abductive reasoning. We then explore the application of these advancements to the deep understanding of a paragraph of news text, where the subtle meaning of words and phrases are resolved by backward chaining on a knowledge base of 80 hand-authored axioms.

2015

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High-Precision Abductive Mapping of Multilingual Metaphors
Jonathan Gordon | Jerry Hobbs | Jonathan May | Fabrizio Morbini
Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Metaphor in NLP

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A Corpus of Rich Metaphor Annotation
Jonathan Gordon | Jerry Hobbs | Jonathan May | Michael Mohler | Fabrizio Morbini | Bryan Rink | Marc Tomlinson | Suzanne Wertheim
Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Metaphor in NLP

2014

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Abductive Inference for Interpretation of Metaphors
Ekaterina Ovchinnikova | Ross Israel | Suzanne Wertheim | Vladimir Zaytsev | Niloofar Montazeri | Jerry Hobbs
Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Metaphor in NLP

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Case, Constructions, FrameNet, and the Deep Lexicon
Jerry Hobbs
Proceedings of Frame Semantics in NLP: A Workshop in Honor of Chuck Fillmore (1929-2014)

2013

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Abduction for Discourse Interpretation: A Probabilistic Framework
Ekaterina Ovchinnikova | Andrew Gordon | Jerry Hobbs
Proceedings of the Joint Symposium on Semantic Processing. Textual Inference and Structures in Corpora

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ACL Lifetime Achievement Award: Influences and Inferences
Jerry R. Hobbs
Computational Linguistics, Volume 39, Issue 4 - December 2013

2012

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Coreference Resolution with ILP-based Weighted Abduction
Naoya Inoue | Ekaterina Ovchinnikova | Kentaro Inui | Jerry Hobbs
Proceedings of COLING 2012

2011

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Implementing Weighted Abduction in Markov Logic
James Blythe | Jerry Hobbs | Pedro Domingos | Rohit Kate | Raymond Mooney
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2011)

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Elaborating a Knowledge Base for Deep Lexical Semantics
Niloofar Montazeri | Jerry Hobbs
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2011)

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Abductive Reasoning with a Large Knowledge Base for Discourse Processing
Ekaterina Ovchinnikova | Niloofar Montazeri | Theodore Alexandrov | Jerry Hobbs | Michael C. McCord | Rutu Mulkar-Mehta
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2011)

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Granularity in Natural Language Discourse
Rutu Mulkar-Mehta | Jerry Hobbs | Eduard Hovy
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2011)

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Proceedings of the RANLP 2011 Workshop on Information Extraction and Knowledge Acquisition
Preslav Nakov | Zornitsa Kozareva | Kuzman Ganchev | Jerry Hobbs
Proceedings of the RANLP 2011 Workshop on Information Extraction and Knowledge Acquisition

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Annotating and Learning Event Durations in Text
Feng Pan | Rutu Mulkar-Mehta | Jerry R. Hobbs
Computational Linguistics, Volume 37, Issue 4 - December 2011

2010

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Proceedings of the NAACL HLT 2010 First International Workshop on Formalisms and Methodology for Learning by Reading
Rutu Mulkar-Mehta | James Allen | Jerry Hobbs | Eduard Hovy | Bernardo Magnini | Chris Manning
Proceedings of the NAACL HLT 2010 First International Workshop on Formalisms and Methodology for Learning by Reading

2008

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Augmenting WordNet for Deep Understanding of Text
Peter Clark | Christiane Fellbaum | Jerry R. Hobbs | Phil Harrison | William R. Murray | John Thompson
Semantics in Text Processing. STEP 2008 Conference Proceedings

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Refining the Meaning of Sense Labels in PDTB: “Concession”
Livio Robaldo | Eleni Miltsakaki | Jerry R. Hobbs
Semantics in Text Processing. STEP 2008 Conference Proceedings

2007

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On the Role of Lexical and World Knowledge in RTE3
Peter Clark | Phil Harrison | John Thompson | William Murray | Jerry Hobbs | Christiane Fellbaum
Proceedings of the ACL-PASCAL Workshop on Textual Entailment and Paraphrasing

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Deep Lexical Semantics: The Ontological Ascent
Jerry R. Hobbs
Proceedings of the 21st Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

2006

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Learning Event Durations from Event Descriptions
Feng Pan | Rutu Mulkar | Jerry R. Hobbs
Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computational Linguistics and 44th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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An Annotated Corpus of Typical Durations of Events
Feng Pan | Rutu Mulkar | Jerry R. Hobbs
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)

In this paper, we present our work on generating an annotated corpus for extracting information about the typical durations of events from texts. We include the annotation guidelines, the event classes we categorized, the way we use normal distributions to model vague and implicit temporal information, and how we evaluate inter-annotator agreement. The experimental results show that our guidelines are effective in improving the inter-annotator agreement.

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Extending TimeML with Typical Durations of Events
Feng Pan | Rutu Mulkar | Jerry R. Hobbs
Proceedings of the Workshop on Annotating and Reasoning about Time and Events

1998

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Information Extraction Research and Applications: Current Progress and Future Directions
Andrew Kehler | Jerry R. Hobbs | Douglas Appelt | John Bear | Matthew Caywood | David Israel | Megumi Kameyama | David Martin | Claire Monteleoni
TIPSTER TEXT PROGRAM PHASE III: Proceedings of a Workshop held at Baltimore, Maryland, October 13-15, 1998

1997

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A Theory of Parallelism and the Case of VP Ellipsis
Jerry R. Hobbs | Andrew Kehler
35th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and 8th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

1996

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SRI’s Tipster II Project
Jerry R. Hobbs | Douglas Appelt | John Bear | David Israel | Megumi Kameyama | Andrew Kehler | Mark Stickel | Mabry Tyson
TIPSTER TEXT PROGRAM PHASE II: Proceedings of a Workshop held at Vienna, Virginia, May 6-8, 1996

1995

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SRI International FASTUS SystemMUC-6 Test Results and Analysis
Douglas E. Appelt | Jerry R. Hobbs | John Bear | David Israel | Megumi Kameyama | Andy Kehler | David Martin | Karen Myers | Mabry Tyson
Sixth Message Understanding Conference (MUC-6): Proceedings of a Conference Held in Columbia, Maryland, November 6-8, 1995

1994

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Principles of Template Design
Jerry Hobbs | David Israel
Human Language Technology: Proceedings of a Workshop held at Plainsboro, New Jersey, March 8-11, 1994

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Data Access for Situation Handling (DASH)
J.R. Hobbs
Human Language Technology: Proceedings of a Workshop held at Plainsboro, New Jersey, March 8-11, 1994

1993

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The Generic Information Extraction System
Jerry R. Hobbs
Fifth Message Understanding Conference (MUC-5): Proceedings of a Conference Held in Baltimore, Maryland, August 25-27, 1993

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SRI: Description of the JV-FASTUS System Used for MUC-5
Douglas E. Appelt | Jerry R. Hobbs | John Bear | David Israel | Megumi Kameyama | Mabry Tyson
Fifth Message Understanding Conference (MUC-5): Proceedings of a Conference Held in Baltimore, Maryland, August 25-27, 1993

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FASTUS: A System for Extracting Information from Text
Jerry R. Hobbs | Douglas Appelt | John Bear | David Israel | Megumi Kameyalna | Mabry Tyson
Human Language Technology: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Plainsboro, New Jersey, March 21-24, 1993

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Session 5: Discourse
Jerry R. Hobbs
Human Language Technology: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Plainsboro, New Jersey, March 21-24, 1993

1992

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Robust Processing of Real-World Natural-Language Texts
Jerry R. Hobbs | Douglas E. Appelt | John Bear | Mabry Tyson
Third Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing

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SRI International FASTUS System MUC-4 Test Results and Analysis
Douglas E. Appelt | John Bear | Jerry R. Hobbs | David Israel | Mabry Tyson
Fourth Message Uunderstanding Conference (MUC-4): Proceedings of a Conference Held in McLean, Virginia, June 16-18, 1992

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SRI International: Description of the FASTUS System Used for MUC-4
Jerry R. Hobbs | Douglas Appelt | Mabry Tyson | John Bear | David Israel
Fourth Message Uunderstanding Conference (MUC-4): Proceedings of a Conference Held in McLean, Virginia, June 16-18, 1992

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Session 8A: Machine Translation
Jerry R. Hobbs
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Harriman, New York, February 23-26, 1992

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A National Resource Grammar
Jerry R. Hobbs
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Harriman, New York, February 23-26, 1992

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TACITUS: Research in Text Understanding
Jerry R. Hobbs
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Harriman, New York, February 23-26, 1992

1991

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SRI International’s TACITUS System: MUC-3 Test Results and Analysis
Jerry R. Hobbs
Third Message Uunderstanding Conference (MUC-3): Proceedings of a Conference Held in San Diego, California, May 21-23, 1991

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SRI International: Description of the TACITUS System as Used for MUC-3
Jerry R. Hobbs
Third Message Uunderstanding Conference (MUC-3): Proceedings of a Conference Held in San Diego, California, May 21-23, 1991

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Machine Translation Using Abductive Inference
Jerry R. Hobbs | Megumi Kameyama
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Pacific Grove, California, February 19-22, 1991

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TACITUS: The Abductive Commonsense Inference-based Text Understanding System
Jerry R. Hobbs
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Pacific Grove, California, February 19-22, 1991

1990

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Translation by Abduction
Jerry R. Hobbs | Megumi Kameyama
COLING 1990 Volume 3: Papers presented to the 13th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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Two Principles of Parse Preference
Jerry R. Hobbs | John Bear
COLING 1990 Volume 3: Papers presented to the 13th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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Making Abduction More Efficient
Douglas Appelt | Jerry R. Hobbs
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania, June 24-27,1990

1989

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TACITUS: A Message Understanding System
Jerry R. Hobbs | Douglas Appelt | John Bear | Mark Stickel | Mabry Tyson
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, October 15-18, 1989

1988

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Interpretation as Abduction
Jerry R. Hobbs | Mark Stickel | Paul Martin | Douglas Edwards
26th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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Localizing Expression of Ambiguity
John Bear | Jerry R. Hobbs
Second Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing

1987

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An Algorithm for Generating Quantifier Scopings
Jerry R. Hobbs | Stuart M. Shieber
Computational Linguistics, Formerly the American Journal of Computational Linguistics, Volume 13, Numbers 1-2, January-June 1987

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Commonsense Metaphysics and Lexical Semantics
Jerry R. Hobbs | William Croft | Todd Davies | Douglas Edwards | Kenneth Laws
Computational Linguistics, Formerly the American Journal of Computational Linguistics, Volume 13, Numbers 3-4, July-December 1987

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World Knowledge and Word Meaning
Jerry R. Hobbs
Theoretical Issues in Natural Language Processing 3

1986

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Overview of the TACITUS Project
Jerry R. Hobbs
Strategic Computing - Natural Language Workshop: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Marina del Rey, California, May 1-2, 1986

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Commonsense Metaphysics and Lexical Semantics
Jerry R. Hobbs | William Croft | Todd Davies | Douglas Edwards | Kenneth Laws
Strategic Computing - Natural Language Workshop: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Marina del Rey, California, May 1-2, 1986

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Commonsense Metaphysics and Lexical Semantics
Jerry R. Hobbs | William Croft | Todd Davies | Douglas Edwards | Kenneth Laws
24th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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The Finite String Newsletter: Site Report: Another From the DARPA Series, Overview of the TACITUS Project
Jerry R. Hobbs
Computational Linguistics. Formerly the American Journal of Computational Linguistics, Volume 12, Number 3, July-September 1986

1985

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Ontological Promiscuity
Jerry R. Hobbs
23rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

1984

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Building a Large Knowledge Base for a Natural Language System
Jerry R. Hobbs
10th International Conference on Computational Linguistics and 22nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

1983

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An Improper Treatment of Quantification in Ordinary English
Jerry R. Hobbs
21st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

1982

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DIALOGIC: A Core Natural-Language Processing System
Barbara Grosz | Norman Haas | Gary Hendrix | Jerry Hobbs | Paul Martin | Robert Moore | Jane Robinson | Stanley Rosenschein
Coling 1982: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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Natural Language Access to Structured Text
Jerry R. Hobbs | Donald E. Walker | Robert A. Amsler
Coling 1982: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computational Linguistics

1980

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Interactive Discourse: Influence of the Social Context: Panel Chair’s Introduction
Jerry R. Hobbs
18th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

1975

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A General System for Semantic Analysis of English and its Use in Drawing Maps from Directions
Jerry R. Hobbs
American Journal of Computational Linguistics (November 1975)