Mara Chinea Rios


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SymantoResearch at SemEval-2019 Task 3: Combined Neural Models for Emotion Classification in Human-Chatbot Conversations
Angelo Basile | Marc Franco-Salvador | Neha Pawar | Sanja Štajner | Mara Chinea Rios | Yassine Benajiba
Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation

In this paper, we present our participation to the EmoContext shared task on detecting emotions in English textual conversations between a human and a chatbot. We propose four neural systems and combine them to further improve the results. We show that our neural ensemble systems can successfully distinguish three emotions (SAD, HAPPY, and ANGRY) and separate them from the rest (OTHERS) in a highly-imbalanced scenario. Our best system achieved a 0.77 F1-score and was ranked fourth out of 165 submissions.


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Online optimisation of log-linear weights in interactive machine translation
Mara Chinea Rios | Germán Sanchis-Trilles | Daniel Ortiz-Martínez | Francisco Casacuberta
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14)

Whenever the quality provided by a machine translation system is not enough, a human expert is required to correct the sentences provided by the machine translation system. In such a setup, it is crucial that the system is able to learn from the errors that have already been corrected. In this paper, we analyse the applicability of discriminative ridge regression for learning the log-linear weights of a state-of-the-art machine translation system underlying an interactive machine translation framework, with encouraging results.