Kristen Howell


2019

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Modeling Clausal Complementation for a Grammar Engineering Resource
Olga Zamaraeva | Kristen Howell | Emily M. Bender
Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics (SCiL) 2019

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Handling cross-cutting properties in automatic inference of lexical classes: A case study of Chintang
Olga Zamaraeva | Kristen Howell | Emily M. Bender Handling cross-cutting properties in automatic inference of lexical classes: A case study of Chintang
Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages Volume 1 (Papers)

2018

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Clausal Modifiers in the Grammar Matrix
Kristen Howell | Olga Zamaraeva
Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

We extend the coverage of an existing grammar customization system to clausal modifiers, also referred to as adverbial clauses. We present an analysis, taking a typologically-driven approach to account for this phenomenon across the world’s languages, which we implement in the Grammar Matrix customization system (Bender et al., 2002, 2010). Testing our analysis on testsuites from five genetically and geographically diverse languages that were not considered in development, we achieve 88.4% coverage and 1.5% overgeneration.

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Improving Feature Extraction for Pathology Reports with Precise Negation Scope Detection
Olga Zamaraeva | Kristen Howell | Adam Rhine
Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

We use a broad coverage, linguistically precise English Resource Grammar (ERG) to detect negation scope in sentences taken from pathology reports. We show that incorporating this information in feature extraction has a positive effect on classification of the reports with respect to cancer laterality compared with NegEx, a commonly used tool for negation detection. We analyze the differences between NegEx and ERG results on our dataset and how these differences indicate some directions for future work.

2017

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STREAMLInED Challenges: Aligning Research Interests with Shared Tasks
Gina-Anne Levow | Emily M. Bender | Patrick Littell | Kristen Howell | Shobhana Chelliah | Joshua Crowgey | Dan Garrette | Jeff Good | Sharon Hargus | David Inman | Michael Maxwell | Michael Tjalve | Fei Xia
Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages

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Inferring Case Systems from IGT: Enriching the Enrichment
Kristen Howell | Emily M. Bender | Michel Lockwood | Fei Xia | Olga Zamaraeva
Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages

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Computational Support for Finding Word Classes: A Case Study of Abui
Olga Zamaraeva | František Kratochvíl | Emily M. Bender | Fei Xia | Kristen Howell
Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages