John Barnden

Also published as: John A. Barnden, J.A. Barnden


2018

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Integrating Question Classification and Deep Learning for improved Answer Selection
Harish Tayyar Madabushi | Mark Lee | John Barnden
Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

We present a system for Answer Selection that integrates fine-grained Question Classification with a Deep Learning model designed for Answer Selection. We detail the necessary changes to the Question Classification taxonomy and system, the creation of a new Entity Identification system and methods of highlighting entities to achieve this objective. Our experiments show that Question Classes are a strong signal to Deep Learning models for Answer Selection, and enable us to outperform the current state of the art in all variations of our experiments except one. In the best configuration, our MRR and MAP scores outperform the current state of the art by between 3 and 5 points on both versions of the TREC Answer Selection test set, a standard dataset for this task.

2015

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A New Approach to Automated Text Readability Classification based on Concept Indexing with Integrated Part-of-Speech n-gram Features
Abigail Razon | John Barnden
Proceedings of the International Conference Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing

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Modeling the interaction between sensory and affective meanings for detecting metaphor
Andrew Gargett | John Barnden
Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Metaphor in NLP

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SemEval-2015 Task 11: Sentiment Analysis of Figurative Language in Twitter
Aniruddha Ghosh | Guofu Li | Tony Veale | Paolo Rosso | Ekaterina Shutova | John Barnden | Antonio Reyes
Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2015)

2014

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Dimensions of Metaphorical Meaning
Andrew Gargett | Josef Ruppenhofer | John Barnden
Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon (CogALex)

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Mining Online Discussion Forums for Metaphors
Andrew Gargett | John Barnden
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14)

We present an approach to mining online forums for figurative language such as metaphor. We target in particular online discussions within the illness and the political conflict domains, with a view to constructing corpora of Metaphor in Illness Discussion, andMetaphor in Political Conflict Discussion. This paper reports on our ongoing efforts to combine manual and automatic detection strategies for labelling the corpora, and present some initial results from our work showing that metaphor use is not independent of illness domain.

2008

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Textual Entailment as an Evaluation Framework for Metaphor Resolution: A Proposal
Rodrigo Agerri | John Barnden | Mark Lee | Alan Wallington
Semantics in Text Processing. STEP 2008 Conference Proceedings

2007

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Don’t worry about metaphor: affect detection for conversational agents
Catherine Smith | Timothy Rumbell | John Barnden | Robert Hendley | Mark Lee | Alan Wallington | Li Zhang
Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics Companion Volume Proceedings of the Demo and Poster Sessions

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On the formalization of Invariant Mappings for Metaphor Interpretation
Rodrigo Agerri | John Barnden | Mark Lee | Alan Wallington
Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics Companion Volume Proceedings of the Demo and Poster Sessions

2006

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Exploitation in Affect Detection in Open-Ended Improvisational Text
Li Zhang | John A. Barnden | Robert J. Hendley | Alan M. Wallington
Proceedings of the Workshop on Sentiment and Subjectivity in Text

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Considerations on the nature of metaphorical meaning arising from a computational treatment of metaphor interpretation
A.M. Wallington | R. Agerri | J.A. Barnden | S.R. Glasbey | M.G. Lee
Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Inference in Computational Semantics (ICoS-5)

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Developments in Affect Detection in E-drama
Li Zhang | John A. Barnden | Robert J. Hendley | Alan M. Wallington
Demonstrations

2003

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Domain-transcending mappings in a system for metaphorical reasoning
John A. Barnden | Sheila R. Glasbey | Mark G. Lee | Alan M. Wallington
10th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

2002

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Reasoning in Metaphor Understanding: The ATT-Meta Approach and System
John Barnden | Sheila Glasbey | Mark Lee | Alan Wallington
COLING 2002: The 17th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: Project Notes

1992

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Reference and Computation
John Barnden
Computational Linguistics, Volume 18, Number 1, March 1992