Jonathan Weese


2014

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PARADIGM: Paraphrase Diagnostics through Grammar Matching
Jonathan Weese | Juri Ganitkevitch | Chris Callison-Burch
Proceedings of the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

2013

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Joshua 5.0: Sparser, Better, Faster, Server
Matt Post | Juri Ganitkevitch | Luke Orland | Jonathan Weese | Yuan Cao | Chris Callison-Burch
Proceedings of the Eighth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation

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Learning to translate with products of novices: a suite of open-ended challenge problems for teaching MT
Adam Lopez | Matt Post | Chris Callison-Burch | Jonathan Weese | Juri Ganitkevitch | Narges Ahmidi | Olivia Buzek | Leah Hanson | Beenish Jamil | Matthias Lee | Ya-Ting Lin | Henry Pao | Fatima Rivera | Leili Shahriyari | Debu Sinha | Adam Teichert | Stephen Wampler | Michael Weinberger | Daguang Xu | Lin Yang | Shang Zhao
Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Volume 1

Machine translation (MT) draws from several different disciplines, making it a complex subject to teach. There are excellent pedagogical texts, but problems in MT and current algorithms for solving them are best learned by doing. As a centerpiece of our MT course, we devised a series of open-ended challenges for students in which the goal was to improve performance on carefully constrained instances of four key MT tasks: alignment, decoding, evaluation, and reranking. Students brought a diverse set of techniques to the problems, including some novel solutions which performed remarkably well. A surprising and exciting outcome was that student solutions or their combinations fared competitively on some tasks, demonstrating that even newcomers to the field can help improve the state-of-the-art on hard NLP problems while simultaneously learning a great deal. The problems, baseline code, and results are freely available.

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PARMA: A Predicate Argument Aligner
Travis Wolfe | Benjamin Van Durme | Mark Dredze | Nicholas Andrews | Charley Beller | Chris Callison-Burch | Jay DeYoung | Justin Snyder | Jonathan Weese | Tan Xu | Xuchen Yao
Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 2: Short Papers)

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UMBC_EBIQUITY-CORE: Semantic Textual Similarity Systems
Lushan Han | Abhay L. Kashyap | Tim Finin | James Mayfield | Jonathan Weese
Second Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM), Volume 1: Proceedings of the Main Conference and the Shared Task: Semantic Textual Similarity

2012

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Processing Informal, Romanized Pakistani Text Messages
Ann Irvine | Jonathan Weese | Chris Callison-Burch
Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Language in Social Media

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Using Categorial Grammar to Label Translation Rules
Jonathan Weese | Chris Callison-Burch | Adam Lopez
Proceedings of the Seventh Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation

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Joshua 4.0: Packing, PRO, and Paraphrases
Juri Ganitkevitch | Yuan Cao | Jonathan Weese | Matt Post | Chris Callison-Burch
Proceedings of the Seventh Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation

2011

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Joshua 3.0: Syntax-based Machine Translation with the Thrax Grammar Extractor
Jonathan Weese | Juri Ganitkevitch | Chris Callison-Burch | Matt Post | Adam Lopez
Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation

2010

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Joshua 2.0: A Toolkit for Parsing-Based Machine Translation with Syntax, Semirings, Discriminative Training and Other Goodies
Zhifei Li | Chris Callison-Burch | Chris Dyer | Juri Ganitkevitch | Ann Irvine | Sanjeev Khudanpur | Lane Schwartz | Wren Thornton | Ziyuan Wang | Jonathan Weese | Omar Zaidan
Proceedings of the Joint Fifth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation and MetricsMATR

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cdec: A Decoder, Alignment, and Learning Framework for Finite-State and Context-Free Translation Models
Chris Dyer | Adam Lopez | Juri Ganitkevitch | Jonathan Weese | Ferhan Ture | Phil Blunsom | Hendra Setiawan | Vladimir Eidelman | Philip Resnik
Proceedings of the ACL 2010 System Demonstrations

2009

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Joshua: An Open Source Toolkit for Parsing-Based Machine Translation
Zhifei Li | Chris Callison-Burch | Chris Dyer | Sanjeev Khudanpur | Lane Schwartz | Wren Thornton | Jonathan Weese | Omar Zaidan
Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation

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Demonstration of Joshua: An Open Source Toolkit for Parsing-based Machine Translation
Zhifei Li | Chris Callison-Burch | Chris Dyer | Juri Ganitkevitch | Sanjeev Khudanpur | Lane Schwartz | Wren N. G. Thornton | Jonathan Weese | Omar F. Zaidan
Proceedings of the ACL-IJCNLP 2009 Software Demonstrations