Proceedings of Human Language Technologies: The 2009 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Companion Volume: Short Papers

Mari Ostendorf, Michael Collins, Shri Narayanan, Douglas W. Oard, Lucy Vanderwende (Editors)


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2009
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Proceedings of Human Language Technologies: The 2009 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Companion Volume: Short Papers
Mari Ostendorf | Michael Collins | Shri Narayanan | Douglas W. Oard | Lucy Vanderwende

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Cohesive Constraints in A Beam Search Phrase-based Decoder
Nguyen Bach | Stephan Vogel | Colin Cherry

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Revisiting Optimal Decoding for Machine Translation IBM Model 4
Sebastian Riedel | James Clarke

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Efficient Extraction of Oracle-best Translations from Hypergraphs
Zhifei Li | Sanjeev Khudanpur

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Semantic Roles for SMT: A Hybrid Two-Pass Model
Dekai Wu | Pascale Fung

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Comparison of Extended Lexicon Models in Search and Rescoring for SMT
Saša Hasan | Hermann Ney

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A Simplex Armijo Downhill Algorithm for Optimizing Statistical Machine Translation Decoding Parameters
Bing Zhao | Shengyuan Chen

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Translation Corpus Source and Size in Bilingual Retrieval
Paul McNamee | James Mayfield | Charles Nicholas

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Large-scale Computation of Distributional Similarities for Queries
Enrique Alfonseca | Keith Hall | Silvana Hartmann

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Text Categorization from Category Name via Lexical Reference
Libby Barak | Ido Dagan | Eyal Shnarch

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Identifying Types of Claims in Online Customer Reviews
Shilpa Arora | Mahesh Joshi | Carolyn P. Rosé

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Towards Automatic Image Region Annotation - Image Region Textual Coreference Resolution
Emilia Apostolova | Dina Demner-Fushman

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TESLA: A Tool for Annotating Geospatial Language Corpora
Nate Blaylock | Bradley Swain | James Allen

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Modeling Dialogue Structure with Adjacency Pair Analysis and Hidden Markov Models
Kristy Elizabeth Boyer | Robert Phillips | Eun Young Ha | Michael Wallis | Mladen Vouk | James Lester

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Towards Natural Language Understanding of Partial Speech Recognition Results in Dialogue Systems
Kenji Sagae | Gwen Christian | David DeVault | David Traum

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Spherical Discriminant Analysis in Semi-supervised Speaker Clustering
Hao Tang | Stephen Chu | Thomas Huang

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Learning Bayesian Networks for Semantic Frame Composition in a Spoken Dialog System
Marie-Jean Meurs | Fabrice Lefèvre | Renato de Mori

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Evaluation of a System for Noun Concepts Acquisition from Utterances about Images (SINCA) Using Daily Conversation Data
Yuzu Uchida | Kenji Araki

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Web and Corpus Methods for Malay Count Classifier Prediction
Jeremy Nicholson | Timothy Baldwin

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Minimum Bayes Risk Combination of Translation Hypotheses from Alternative Morphological Decompositions
Adrià de Gispert | Sami Virpioja | Mikko Kurimo | William Byrne

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Generating Synthetic Children’s Acoustic Models from Adult Models
Andreas Hagen | Bryan Pellom | Kadri Hacioglu

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Detecting Pitch Accents at the Word, Syllable and Vowel Level
Andrew Rosenberg | Julia Hirschberg

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Shallow Semantic Parsing for Spoken Language Understanding
Bonaventura Coppola | Alessandro Moschitti | Giuseppe Riccardi

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Automatic Agenda Graph Construction from Human-Human Dialogs using Clustering Method
Cheongjae Lee | Sangkeun Jung | Kyungduk Kim | Gary Geunbae Lee

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A Simple Sentence-Level Extraction Algorithm for Comparable Data
Christoph Tillmann | Jian-ming Xu

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Learning Combination Features with L1 Regularization
Daisuke Okanohara | Jun’ichi Tsujii

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Multi-scale Personalization for Voice Search Applications
Daniel Bolaños | Geoffrey Zweig | Patrick Nguyen

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The Importance of Sub-Utterance Prosody in Predicting Level of Certainty
Heather Pon-Barry | Stuart Shieber

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Using Integer Linear Programming for Detecting Speech Disfluencies
Kallirroi Georgila

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Contrastive Summarization: An Experiment with Consumer Reviews
Kevin Lerman | Ryan McDonald

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Topic Identification Using Wikipedia Graph Centrality
Kino Coursey | Rada Mihalcea

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Extracting Bilingual Dictionary from Comparable Corpora with Dependency Heterogeneity
Kun Yu | Junichi Tsujii

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Domain Adaptation with Artificial Data for Semantic Parsing of Speech
Lonneke van der Plas | James Henderson | Paola Merlo

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Extending Pronunciation Lexicons via Non-phonemic Respellings
Lucian Galescu

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A Speech Understanding Framework that Uses Multiple Language Models and Multiple Understanding Models
Masaki Katsumaru | Mikio Nakano | Kazunori Komatani | Kotaro Funakoshi | Tetsuya Ogata | Hiroshi G. Okuno

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Taking into Account the Differences between Actively and Passively Acquired Data: The Case of Active Learning with Support Vector Machines for Imbalanced Datasets
Michael Bloodgood | K. Vijay-Shanker

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Faster MT Decoding Through Pervasive Laziness
Michael Pust | Kevin Knight

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Evaluating the Syntactic Transformations in Gold Standard Corpora for Statistical Sentence Compression
Naman K. Gupta | Sourish Chaudhuri | Carolyn P. Rosé

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Incremental Adaptation of Speech-to-Speech Translation
Nguyen Bach | Roger Hsiao | Matthias Eck | Paisarn Charoenpornsawat | Stephan Vogel | Tanja Schultz | Ian Lane | Alex Waibel | Alan Black

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Name Perplexity
Octavian Popescu

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Answer Credibility: A Language Modeling Approach to Answer Validation
Protima Banerjee | Hyoil Han

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Exploiting Named Entity Classes in CCG Surface Realization
Rajakrishnan Rajkumar | Michael White | Dominic Espinosa

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Search Engine Adaptation by Feedback Control Adjustment for Time-sensitive Query
Ruiqiang Zhang | Yi Chang | Zhaohui Zheng | Donald Metzler | Jian-yun Nie

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A Local Tree Alignment-based Soft Pattern Matching Approach for Information Extraction
Seokhwan Kim | Minwoo Jeong | Gary Geunbae Lee

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Classifying Factored Genres with Part-of-Speech Histograms
Sergey Feldman | Marius Marin | Julie Medero | Mari Ostendorf

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Towards Effective Sentence Simplification for Automatic Processing of Biomedical Text
Siddhartha Jonnalagadda | Luis Tari | Jörg Hakenberg | Chitta Baral | Graciela Gonzalez

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Improving SCL Model for Sentiment-Transfer Learning
Songbo Tan | Xueqi Cheng

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MICA: A Probabilistic Dependency Parser Based on Tree Insertion Grammars (Application Note)
Srinivas Bangalore | Pierre Boullier | Alexis Nasr | Owen Rambow | Benoît Sagot

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Lexical and Syntactic Adaptation and Their Impact in Deployed Spoken Dialog Systems
Svetlana Stoyanchev | Amanda Stent

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Analysing Recognition Errors in Unlimited-Vocabulary Speech Recognition
Teemu Hirsimäki | Mikko Kurimo

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The independence of dimensions in multidimensional dialogue act annotation
Volha Petukhova | Harry Bunt

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Improving Coreference Resolution by Using Conversational Metadata
Xiaoqiang Luo | Radu Florian | Todd Ward

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Using N-gram based Features for Machine Translation System Combination
Yong Zhao | Xiaodong He

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Language Specific Issue and Feature Exploration in Chinese Event Extraction
Zheng Chen | Heng Ji

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Improving A Simple Bigram HMM Part-of-Speech Tagger by Latent Annotation and Self-Training
Zhongqiang Huang | Vladimir Eidelman | Mary Harper

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Statistical Post-Editing of a Rule-Based Machine Translation System
Antonio-L. Lagarda | Vicent Alabau | Francisco Casacuberta | Roberto Silva | Enrique Díaz-de-Liaño

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On the Importance of Pivot Language Selection for Statistical Machine Translation
Michael Paul | Hirofumi Yamamoto | Eiichiro Sumita | Satoshi Nakamura

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Tree Linearization in English: Improving Language Model Based Approaches
Katja Filippova | Michael Strube

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Determining the position of adverbial phrases in English
Huayan Zhong | Amanda Stent

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Estimating and Exploiting the Entropy of Sense Distributions
Peng Jin | Diana McCarthy | Rob Koeling | John Carroll

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Semantic Classification with WordNet Kernels
Diarmuid Ó Séaghdha

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Sentence Boundary Detection and the Problem with the U.S.
Dan Gillick

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Quadratic Features and Deep Architectures for Chunking
Joseph Turian | James Bergstra | Yoshua Bengio

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Active Zipfian Sampling for Statistical Parser Training
Onur Çobanoğlu

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Combining Constituent Parsers
Victoria Fossum | Kevin Knight

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Recognising the Predicate-argument Structure of Tagalog
Meladel Mistica | Timothy Baldwin

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Reverse Revision and Linear Tree Combination for Dependency Parsing
Giuseppe Attardi | Felice Dell’Orletta

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Anchored Speech Recognition for Question Answering
Sibel Yaman | Gokhan Tur | Dimitra Vergyri | Dilek Hakkani-Tur | Mary Harper | Wen Wang

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Score Distribution Based Term Specific Thresholding for Spoken Term Detection
Doğan Can | Murat Saraçlar

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Automatic Chinese Abbreviation Generation Using Conditional Random Field
Dong Yang | Yi-cheng Pan | Sadaoki Furui

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Fast decoding for open vocabulary spoken term detection
Bhuvana Ramabhadran | Abhinav Sethy | Jonathan Mamou | Brian Kingsbury | Upendra Chaudhari

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Tightly coupling Speech Recognition and Search
Taniya Mishra | Srinivas Bangalore