Altaf Rahman

About Me


Since July 2013, I have been working as a Research Scientist in Search Science team in Yahoo Labs in Sunnyvale, CA. I completed my MS and PhD in Natural Language Processing (NLP) from the Dept of Computer Science of the University of Texas at Dallas. My research work was under Human Language Technology Research Institute (HLTRI). My PhD supervisor was Dr. Vincent Ng. I hold BSc degree in Computer Science & Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).

Currently I am interested in the area of Natural Language Processing/Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning and Information Retrieval.

Contact Info


Altaf Rahman
Web Mining and Search Team
Yahoo! Labs
701 First Avenue, Building F, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
email: altaf [at] hlt [dot] utdallas [another dot] [first 3 letters in "education"]

News


  • 01/14/2014 I will serve in the program committee of ACL 2014 conference.
  • 08/06/2013 I will serve in the program committee of EACL 2014 conference.
  • 07/21/2013 I moved to San Francisco Bay Area to start working for Yahoo! Labs as an Applied Search Scientist.
  • 03/15/2013 I served in the program committee of ACL 2013 and AMCR 2013.
  • 05/18/2012 Our paper got accepted in EMNLP 2012 conference.
  • 05/17/2012 I got hooded ! Now I am Dr Rahman and it is official !!!
  • 04/27/2012 I was awarded the Certificate of Academic Excellence for "Outstanding Academic Performance in the Computer Science Graduate Program" from the Dept of CS of UT Dallas.
  • 04/12/2012 I successfully defended my phd dissertation. I am Dr Rahman now (still unofficially) !
  • 04/04/2012 I'll serve as a committee member of EMNLP-CoNLL 2012 conference.
  • 03/21/2012 Paper got accepted in NAACL 2012
  • 01/30/2012 Our paper got accepted in EACL 2012. I'll present it in Avignon, France in this April !
  • 01/25/2012 I am serving as a member of the program committee of ACL 2012.
  • 08/19/2011 I'll serve in the program committee of EACL 2012 reviewing for two areas.
  • 07/23/2011 Our paper got accepted in IJCNLP 2011 ! The conference is in Chiang Mai, Thailand in November.
  • 07/20/2011 I presented our IJCAI paper in Barcelona, Spain.
  • 06/21/2011 I started my summer research internship in INRIA in Paris, France.
  • 06/10/2011 I will serve in the Program Committee of IJCNLP 2011.
  • 05/25/2011 Paper got accepted in EMNLP 2011. I'll present paper in Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • 02/28/2011 Another paper got accepted in IJCAI 2011 !
  • 02/12/2011 Our paper got accepted in ACL-HLT 2011.
  • 10/04/2010 I will serve in the Program Committee of IJCAI 2011.
  • 08/24/2010 Presented paper in COLING 2010 in Beijing, China.
  • 05/29/2010 Paper accepted in COLING 2010.
  • 05/24/2010 Starting Summer research internship in IBM TJ Watson Research Center, New York .
  • 05/15/2010 Got my MS degree in Computer Science.
  • 07/22/2009 Attending EMNLP 2009 2009 in Singapore on August 7, 2009.
  • 06/01/2009 Paper accepted in EMNLP 2009.
  • 01/24/2009 Back from first vacation at home.
  • 05/22/2008 Starting Summer internship in Google, Mountain View, California .
  • Selected publications


  • Resolving Complex Cases of Definite Pronouns: The Winograd Schema Challenge [pdf]
    Altaf Rahman and Vincent Ng
    Proceedings of the 2012 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-12), 2012, Jeju, South Korea.
  • Translation-Based Projection for Multilingual Coreference Resolution [pdf]
    Altaf Rahman and Vincent Ng
    Proceedings of the 2012 Conference of the North American chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL-2012), Montreal, Canada.
  • Learning the Fine-Grained Information Status of Discourse Entities [pdf]
    Altaf Rahman and Vincent Ng
    To appear in the proceedings of the 13th Conference of the European chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL-2012), Avignon, France.
  • Syntactic Parsing for Ranking-based Coreference Resolution [pdf]
    Altaf Rahman and Vincent Ng
    Proceedings of the 5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP-2011), November 8-13, 2011, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • Learning The Information Status of Noun Phrases in Spoken Dialogues [pdf]
    Altaf Rahman and Vincent Ng
    Proceedings of the 2011 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-11), 2011, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Ensemble-based Coreference Resolution [pdf]
    Altaf Rahman and Vincent Ng
    Proceedings of the 22nd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2011), Barelona, Spain.
  • Coreference Resolution with World Knowledge [pdf]
    Altaf Rahman and Vincent Ng
    Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (ACL-HLT 2011), Portland, OR, USA.
  • Narrowing the Modeling Gap: A Cluster-Ranking Approach to Coreference Resolution [pdf]
    Altaf Rahman and Vincent Ng
    Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research(JAIR), 2011, Volume 40, pages 469-521
  • Inducing Fine-Grained Semantic Classes via Hierarchical and Collective Classification [pdf][ppt]
    Altaf Rahman and Vincent Ng.
    Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Coling 2010), Beijing, China.
  • Supervised Models for Coreference Resolution[pdf][ppt]
    Altaf Rahman and Vincent Ng.
    Proceedings of the 2009 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-09), 2009. Singapore City, Singapore.
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