Lance Ramshaw

Also published as: Lance A. Ramshaw


2016

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Large Multi-lingual, Multi-level and Multi-genre Annotation Corpus
Xuansong Li | Martha Palmer | Nianwen Xue | Lance Ramshaw | Mohamed Maamouri | Ann Bies | Kathryn Conger | Stephen Grimes | Stephanie Strassel
Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'16)

High accuracy for automated translation and information retrieval calls for linguistic annotations at various language levels. The plethora of informal internet content sparked the demand for porting state-of-art natural language processing (NLP) applications to new social media as well as diverse language adaptation. Effort launched by the BOLT (Broad Operational Language Translation) program at DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) successfully addressed the internet information with enhanced NLP systems. BOLT aims for automated translation and linguistic analysis for informal genres of text and speech in online and in-person communication. As a part of this program, the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) developed valuable linguistic resources in support of the training and evaluation of such new technologies. This paper focuses on methodologies, infrastructure, and procedure for developing linguistic annotation at various language levels, including Treebank (TB), word alignment (WA), PropBank (PB), and co-reference (CoRef). Inspired by the OntoNotes approach with adaptations to the tasks to reflect the goals and scope of the BOLT project, this effort has introduced more annotation types of informal and free-style genres in English, Chinese and Egyptian Arabic. The corpus produced is by far the largest multi-lingual, multi-level and multi-genre annotation corpus of informal text and speech.

2011

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Extreme Extraction – Machine Reading in a Week
Marjorie Freedman | Lance Ramshaw | Elizabeth Boschee | Ryan Gabbard | Gary Kratkiewicz | Nicolas Ward | Ralph Weischedel
Proceedings of the 2011 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

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CoNLL-2011 Shared Task: Modeling Unrestricted Coreference in OntoNotes
Sameer Pradhan | Lance Ramshaw | Mitchell Marcus | Martha Palmer | Ralph Weischedel | Nianwen Xue
Proceedings of the Fifteenth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning: Shared Task

2006

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OntoNotes: The 90% Solution
Eduard Hovy | Mitchell Marcus | Martha Palmer | Lance Ramshaw | Ralph Weischedel
Proceedings of the Human Language Technology Conference of the NAACL, Companion Volume: Short Papers

2004

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The Automatic Content Extraction (ACE) Program – Tasks, Data, and Evaluation
George Doddington | Alexis Mitchell | Mark Przybocki | Lance Ramshaw | Stephanie Strassel | Ralph Weischedel
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’04)

2001

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Experiments in Multi-Modal Automatic Content Extraction
Lance Ramshaw | Elizabeth Boschee | Sergey Bratus | Scott Miller | Rebecca Stone | Ralph Weischedel | Alex Zamanian
Proceedings of the First International Conference on Human Language Technology Research

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FactBrowser Demonstration
Scott Miller | Sergey Bratus | Lance Ramshaw | Ralph Weischedel | Alex Zamanian
Proceedings of the First International Conference on Human Language Technology Research

2000

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A Novel Use of Statistical Parsing to Extract Information from Text
Scott Miller | Heidi Fox | Lance Ramshaw | Ralph Weischedel
1st Meeting of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

1999

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A Statistical Parser for Czech
Michael Collins | Jan Hajic | Lance Ramshaw | Christoph Tillmann
Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

1998

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Algorithms That Learn to Extract Information BBN: TIPSTER Phase III
Scott Miller | Michael Crystal | Heidi Fox | Lance Ramshaw | Richard Schwartz | Rebecca Stone | Ralph Weischedel
TIPSTER TEXT PROGRAM PHASE III: Proceedings of a Workshop held at Baltimore, Maryland, October 13-15, 1998

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BBN: Description of the SIFT System as Used for MUC-7
Scott Miller | Michael Crystal | Heidi Fox | Lance Ramshaw | Richard Schwartz | Rebecca Stone | Ralph Weischedel | The Annotation Group
Seventh Message Understanding Conference (MUC-7): Proceedings of a Conference Held in Fairfax, Virginia, April 29 - May 1, 1998

1995

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Text Chunking using Transformation-Based Learning
Lance Ramshaw | Mitch Marcus
Third Workshop on Very Large Corpora

1994

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Exploring the Statistical Derivation of Transformational Rule Sequences for Part-of-Speech Tagging
Lance A. Ramshaw | Mitchell P. Marcus
The Balancing Act: Combining Symbolic and Statistical Approaches to Language

1993

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Coping with Ambiguity and Unknown Words through Probabilistic Models
Ralph Weischedel | Marie Meteer | Richard Schwartz | Lance Ramshaw | Jeff Palmucci
Computational Linguistics, Volume 19, Number 2, June 1993, Special Issue on Using Large Corpora: II

1991

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A Three-Level Model for Plan Exploration
Lance A. Ramshaw
29th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

1990

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On Deftly Introducing Procedural Elements into Unification Parsing
R. Bobrow | Lance Ramshaw
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania, June 24-27,1990

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Towards Understanding Text with a Very Large Vocabulary
Damaris Ayuso | R. Bobrow | Dawn MacLaughlin | Marie Meteer | Lance Ramshaw | Rich Schwartz | Ralph Weischedel
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania, June 24-27,1990

1989

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Portability in the Janus Natural Language Interface
Ralph M. Weischedel | Robert J. Bobrow | Damaris Ayuso | Lance Ramshaw
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 21-23, 1989

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A Proposal for SLS Evaluation
Sean Boisen | Lance Ramshaw | Damaris Ayuso | Madeleine Bates
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, October 15-18, 1989

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Porting to New Domains Using the Learner
Robert J. P. Ingna | Lance Ramshaw
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, October 15-18, 1989

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A Metaplan Model for Problem-Solving Discourse
Lance A. Ramshaw
Fourth Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

1986

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Research and Development in Natural Language Processing at BBN Laboratories in the Strategic Computing Program
Ralph Weischedel | Remko Scha | Edward Walker | Damaris Ayuso | Andrew Haas | Erhard Hinrichs | Robert Ingria | Lance Ramshaw | Varda Shaked | David Stallard
Strategic Computing - Natural Language Workshop: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Marina del Rey, California, May 1-2, 1986

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Out of the Laboratory: A Case Study with the IRUS Natural Language Interface
Ralph M. Weischedel | Edward Walker | Damaris Ayuso | Jos de Bruin | Kimberle Koile | Lance Ramshaw | Varda Shaked
Strategic Computing - Natural Language Workshop: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Marina del Rey, California, May 1-2, 1986

1984

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Problem Localization Strategies for Pramatics Processing in Natural-Language Front Ends
Lance A. Ramshaw | Ralph M. Weischedel
10th International Conference on Computational Linguistics and 22nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics