Recent Publications

Journals

Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2015.
A Semantic Logic-Based Approach to Determine Textual Similarity.,
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing (TASLP) 23(4), 683-693

Eduardo Blanco, Dan I. Moldovan
Retrieving implicit positive meaning from negated statements.,
Natural Language Engineering 20(4): 501-535 (2014)

Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2013.
Composition of Semantic Relations: Theoretical Framework and Case Study.,
ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing (TSLP) 10(4) 17:1-17:36. doi:10.1145/2513146.

Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2013.
Retrieving positive implicit meaning from negated statements. ,
Natural Language Engineering. Cambridge University Press.

Hakki C. Cankaya, Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2012.
Semantic composition of AT-LOCATION relation with other relations.,
Natural Language Engineering 18 (3): 343-374. Cambridge University Press.

Hakki C. Cankaya, Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan,
Semantic composition of AT-LOCATION relation with other relations.,
Natural Language Engineering / Articles Cambridge University Press 2011

A. Badulescu, D. Moldovan,
"A Semantic Scattering Model for the Automatic Interpretation of English Genitives,",
Natural Language Engineering, Vol. 15(2), April 2009, 215-239

D. Moldovan, C. Clark, S. Harabagiu and D. Hodges,
"COGEX: A Semantically and Contextually Enriched Logic Prover for Question Answering",,
Journal of Applied Logic, Vol. 5(1), March 2007, 49-69

Marta Tatu, Brandon Iles, Dan Moldovan,
"Automatic Answer Validation Using COGEX",
Evaluation of Multilingual and Multi-modal Information Retrieval In book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ed. C. Peters et al Springer Berlin / Heidelberg Publisher Vol. 4730 (2007) 494-501

Mitchell Bowden, Marian Olteanu, Pasin Suriyentrakorn, Thomas d'Silva, Dan Moldovan,
"Multilingual Question Answering through Intermediate Translation: LCC's PowerAnswer at QA@CLEF 2007" ,
Evaluation of Multilingual and Multi-modal Information Retrieval In book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ed. C. Peters et al Springer Berlin / Heidelberg Publisher Vol. 4730 (2007) 310-317

R. Girju, A. Badulescu, and D. Moldovan,
"Automatic Discovery for Part-Whole Relations,",
Computational Linguistics, Vol. 32(1) March 2006, 83-135

D. Moldovan and R. Girju,
"Learning the Semantics of Noun Compounds,",
Computing Meaning, Vol. 4, Kluwer, Harry Bunt, editor, 2006

Daniel Hodges, Christine Clark, Abraham Fowler, Dan Moldovan,
"Applying COGEX to Recognize Textual Entailment,",
Machine Learning Challenges, LNAI 3944, J. Quinonero-Candela et al., editors, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 427-448, 2006

Mihai Surdeanu, Dan I Moldovan and Sanda Harabagiu,
``Performance Analysis of a Distributed Question Answering System'',
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, June 2002.

Mihai Surdeanu and Dan I Moldovan,
``Design and Performance of a Distributed Java Virtual Machine'',
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, June 2002.

Dan Moldovan,
``Question Answering Systems in Knowledge Management'' ,
IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol 16, nr. 6, pp 90 - 92, Dec. 2001.

Dan I Moldovan and Roxana Girju,
``An Interactive Tool for the Rapid Development of Knowledge Bases'',
International Journal on Artificial inteligence Tools, vol 10, no 1-2, March 2001.

Rada Mihalcea and Dan Moldovan,
``A Highly Accurate Bootstrapping Algorithm for Word Sense Disambiguation'',
International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools, vol.10, no.1-2, [pg.5-21], 2001.

Refereed Conference Papers

Tatiana N. Erekhinskaya, Meghana Satpute, Dan I. Moldovan:
Multilingual eXtended WordNet Knowledge Base: Semantic Parsing and Translation of Glosses.,
LREC 2014: 2990-2994

Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2014.
Leveraging Verb-Argument Structures to infer Semantic Relations. ,
Proceedings of the 14th Conference of the European Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL). Gothenburg, Sweden. pp 145-154.

Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2013.
A Semantically Enhanced Approach to Determine Textual Similarity. ,
Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP). Seattle, WA, USA.

Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2013.
A Logic Prover Approach to Predicting Textual Similarity.,
In Proceedings of the 26th Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS). St. Pete Beach, FL, USA.

Mithun Balakrishna, Dan Moldovan,
Automatic Building of Semantically Rich Domain Models from Unstructured Data,,
In The Proceedings of The 26th International FLAIRS Conference, May 22 - 24, 2013, St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA

Tatiana N. Erekhinskaya, Dan I. Moldovan
Lexical Chains on WordNet and Extensions.,
In Proceedings of the 26th Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (Flairs) 2013.

Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2012.
Fine-Grained Focus for Pinpointing Positive Implicit Meaning from Negated Statements. ,
In Proceedings of the 2012 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2012). Montreal, Canada.

Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2012.
Finding Associations between People.,
In Proceeding of the 25th Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS-25) Marco Island, Florida.

Marta Tatu and Dan Moldovan. 2012.
A Tool for Extracting Conversational Implicatures.,
In Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12), Istanbul, Turkey.

Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2012.
Polaris: Lymba's Semantic Parser. ,
In Proceedings of the Eighth International conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12). Istanbul, Turkey.

Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2011.
Unsupervised Learning of Semantic Relation Composition.,
In Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (ACL-HLT 2011), Portland, OR, USA.

Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2011.
Semantic Representation of Negation Using Focus Detection.,
In Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (ACL-HLT 2011), Portland, OR, USA.

Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2011.
Some Issues on Detecting Negation from Text. ,
In Proceedings of the 24th Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS - 24), Palm Beach, FL, USA.

Hakki C. Cankaya, Eduard Blanco, and Dan Moldovan (2011).
"Commonsense Knowledge Acquisition Using Compositional Relational Semantics",
In the proceedings of the Third International Conference on Information, Process, and Knowledge Management, eKNOW 2011, February 23-28, 2011.

Eduardo Blanco, Hakki C. Cankaya and Dan Moldovan. 2011.
Commonsense Knowledge Extraction Using Concepts Properties.
In Proceedings of the 24th Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS-24), Pam Beach, FL, USA.

Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2011.
A Model for Composing Semantic Relations.,
In proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2011), Oxford, UK.

Hakki C. Cankaya, Eduardo Blanco, and Dan Moldovan (2010).
"Enhancing LOCATION Information Using Semantic Composition", ,
In the proceedings of the 13th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, IEEE CSE 2010, pp. 284-88, December 11-13, 2010.

Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2010.
Automatic Discovery of Manner Relations and its Applications. ,
In Proceedings of the 2010 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) 2010, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Eduardo Blanco, Hakki C. Cankaya and Dan Moldovan (2010).
"Composition of Semantic Relations: Model and Applications",,
Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics, COLING 2010, August 23-27, 2010, Poster Volume, Beijing, China.

Marta Tatu and Dan Moldovan (2010).
Inducing Ontologies from Folksonomies using Natural Language Understanding.,
Proceeding of the 7th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, (LREC) 2010, May 17-23, 2010, Valletta, Malta.

Mithun Balakrishna, Dan Moldovan, Marta Tatu and Marian Olteanu (2010).
Semi-Automatic Domain Ontology Creation from Text Resources.,
Proceeding of the 7th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, (LREC) 2010, May 17-23, 2010, Valletta, Malta.

Chris Irwin Davis and Dan Moldovan (2010).
Feasibility of Automatically Bootstrapping a Persian WordNet.,
Proceeding of the 7th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, (LREC) 2010, May 17-23, 2010, Valletta, Malta.

Hakki C. Cankaya and Dan Moldovan (2009).
Method for Extracting Commonsense Knowledge",,
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Knowledge Capture, K-CAP 2009, September 2009: pp. 57-64

Eduardo Blanco, Hakki C. Cankaya and Dan Moldovan (2009).
Compositional Semantics: A Method for Extracting Enriched Semantics from Text",,
Proceedings of Semantic Authoring, Annotation and Knowledge Markup Workshop, SAAKM 2009, September 2009.

Hakki C. Cankaya and Dan Moldovan (2009).
Commonsense Knowledge Acquisition from WordNet", ,
Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition, AIPR09, July 2009.

Eduardo Blanco, Nuria Castell, Dan Moldovan,
"Causal Relation Extraction,",
Proceedings of the Sixth International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08), Marrakech, Morocco, May 2008, ELRA (2008)

Mithun Balakrishna, Marta Tatu, and Dan Moldovan
Minimal training based semantic categorization in a voice activated question answering (VAQA) system. ,
INTERSPEECH, 2008, 479-482.

Marta Tatu, Dan Moldovan
"Cogex at RTE 3",
Proceedings of the ACL-PASCAL Workshop on Textual Entailment and Paraphrasing, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2007, ACL 2007, (2007) 22-27

Ellis Cave, Mithun Balakrishna, Dan Moldovan,
"Efficient Grammar Generation and Tuning for Interactive Voice Response Applications",
Proceedings of the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Toulouse, France, May, 2006, ICASSP 2006, IEEE (2006) 1109-1112

Mithun Balakrishna, Dan Moldovan, Ellis Cave
"N-best List Reranking using Higher Level Phonetic, Lexical, Syntactic and Semantic Knowledge Sources",
Proceedings of the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Toulouse, France, May, 2006, IEEE (2006) 413-416

Marian Olteanu, Chris Davis, Ionut Volosen, Dan Moldovan
"Phramer - An Open Source Statistical Phrase-Based Translator",
Proceedings of the Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation, New York City, NY, June 2006, ACL 2006, (2006) 146-149

Marian Olteanu, Pasin Suriyentrakorn, Dan Moldovan
"Language Models and Reranking for Machine Translation",
Proceedings of the Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation, New York City, NY, June 2006, ACL 2006, (2006) 150-153

Adrian Novischi, Dan Moldovan
"Question Answering with Lexical Chains Propagating Verb Arguments",
Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computational Linguistics and 44th Annual Meeting of the ACL, Sydney, Australia, July 2006 ACL 2006 (2006) 897-904

Marta Tatu, Dan Moldovan
"A Logic-Based Semantic Approach to Recognizing Textual Entailment",
Proceedings of the COLING/ACL 2006 Main Conference Poster Sessions, Sydney, Australia, July 2006 COLING/ACL 2006 (2006) 819-826

Elliot Glaysher, Dan Moldovan
"Speeding up Full Syntactic Parsing by Leveraging Partial Parsing Decisions",
Proceedings of the COLING/ACL 2006 Main Conference Poster Sessions, Sydney, Australia, July 2006 COLING/ACL 2006 (2006) 295-300

M. Srikanth, J. Varner, M. Bowden, D. Moldovan
"Exploiting Ontologies for Automatic Image Annotation",
Proceedings of the 28th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Video and Image, Salvador, Brazil, SIGIR '05 August 2005 pp 552-558.

D. Moldovan, C. Clark, S. Harabagiu
"Temporal Context Representation and Reasoning",
Nineteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Edinburgh, Scotland, IJCAI, May 2005, pp. 1099-1104.

M. Olteanu, D. Moldovan
"PP-attachment Disambiguation Using Large Context",
Proceedings of Human Language Technology Conference and Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, ACL Vancouver, Canada, October, 2005, pp. 273-280.

M. Tatu, D. Moldovan
"A Semantic Approach to Recognizing Textual Entailment",
Proceedings of Human Language Technology Conference and Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Vancouver, Canada, ACL, October, 2005, pp. 371-378.

Moldovan, A. Badulescu
"A Semantic Scattering Model for the Automatic Interpretation of Genitives",
Proceedings of Human Language Technology Conference and Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Vancouver, Canada, ACL October, 2005, pp. 891-898.

S. Harabagiu, A. Hickl, J. Lehmann, D. Moldovan
"Experiments with Interactive Question-Answering",
Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the ACL, Ann Arbor, MI June 2005, Association of Computational Linguistics, pp. 205-214.

Bixler, D. Moldovan, A. Fowler
"Using Knowledge Extraction and Maintenance Techniques To Enhance Analytical Performance",
Proceedings of 2005 International Conference on Intelligence Analysis, McLean, VA, May 2-4, 2005

Moldovan, C. Clark
"Temporally Relevant Answer Selection",
Proceedings of 2005 International Conference on Intelligence Analysis, McLean, VA, May 2-4, 2005.

M. Balakrishna, D. Moldovan, E. K. Cave
"Higher Level Phonetic and Linguistic Knowledge to Improve ASR Accuracy and its Relevance in Interactive Voice Response Systems"
Proceedings of American Association for Artificial Intelligence, Pittsburg, PA July 9-13, 2005 pp. 1-8

Dan Moldovan, Roxana Girju, Marian Olteanu, Ovidiu Fortu
"SVM Classification of FrameNet Semantic Roles,",
in SENSEVAL-3 Third International Workshop on the Evaluation of Systems for the Semantic Analysis of Text ACL 2004, July 2004, Barcelona, Spain.

Moldovan, A. Badulescu, M. Tatu, D. Antohe, and R. Girju
"Models for a the Semantic Classification of Noun Phrases,",
in Proceedings of the HLT/NAACL Workshop on Computational Lexical Semantics, May 2004, Boston, MA. pp 60-67.

R. Girju, A. Giuglea, M. Olteanu, O. Fortu, O. Bolohan and D. Moldovan
"Support Vector Machines Applied to the Classification of Semantic Relations in Nominalized Noun Phrases,",
Proceedings of the HLT/NAACL Workshop on Computational Lexical Semantics, May 2004, Boston, MA, pp 68-75.

Moldovan, S. Harabagiu, C. Clark, M. Bowden, and J. Lehmann,
"Experiments and Analysis on LCC's two QA Systems over TREC 2004,,
Proceedings of TREC 2004,

Altaf Mohammed, Dan Moldovan and Paul Parker,
"Senseval-3 Logic Forms: A System and Possible Improvements",,
Proceedings of Senseval-3-Logic Forms Task, July 25-26, 2004, Barcelona, Spain, pp 163-166.

Dan Moldovan, Katie Minardo, David Bixler,
"Technology-centric Approach to HII: Making the current tools usable to provide anticipated functionality,",
NIMD Conference, November 2004, Orlando, FL.

Dan Moldovan, Abitha Sivadasan, Munirathnam Srikanth, David Bixler,
"Hypothesis Generation & Tracking: LCC's Current Position and Future Direction,",
NIMD Conference, November 2004, Orlando, FL.

Dan Moldovan and David Bixler,
"NIMD Architecture: What LCC Provides and Desires,",
NIMD Conference, November 2004, Orlando, FL.

Dan Moldovan, Lowell Boggs, Altaf Mohammed, David Bixler,
"Prior & Tacit Knowledge: LCC's Currect Position and Future Direction,",
NIMD Conference, November 2004, Orlando, FL.

Dan Moldovan, Roxana Girju and Adriana Badulescu,
"Learning Semantic Constraints for the Automatic Discovery of Part-Whole Relations",,
in Proceedings of the HLT/NAACL 2003 Conference, May 2003, Edmonton, Canada.

Dan Moldovan, C. Clark and S. Maiorano,
"COGEX: A Logic Prover for Question Answering",
Proceedings of the HLT/NAACL 2003 Conference, May 2003, Edmonton, Canada.

Dan Moldovan and C. Clark,
"A Logic Prover for Text Processing",,
Proceedings of IJCAI 2003, Acapulco, Mexico, Aug 2003.

Dan Moldovan, Roxana Girju and Manju Putcha,
"Discovery of Manner Relations and Their Applications to Question Answering",,
Proceedings of the ACL 2003 Workshop on Multilingual Summarization and Question Answering, Sapporo, Japan, 2003.

Sanda Harabagiu, Dan Moldovan, Christine Clark, Mitchell Bowden, John Williams, Jeremy Bensley,
"Answer Mining by Combining Extraction Techniques with Abductive Reasoning,",
Proceedings of The Twelfth Text Retrieval Conference (TREC2003), November 2003, Gaithersburg MD, pp. 375-382.

Dan Moldovan, Marius Pasca, Sanda M. Harabagiu, Mihai Surdeanu,
"Performance Issues and Error Analysis in an Open-Domain Question Answering System",,
ACL 2002, pp 33-40.

Vasile Rus, Dan I. Moldovan, Orest Bolohan,
"Bracketing Compound Nouns for Logic Form Derivation",
FLAIRS Conference 2002, pp. 198-202.

Dan Moldovan, Sanda Harabagiu, Roxana Girju, Paul Morarescu, Finley Lacatusu, Adrian Novischi, Adriana Badulescu, Orest Bolohan,
"LCC Tools for Question Answering,",
Proceedings of the Eleventh Text Retrieval Conference (TREC2002), November 2002, Gaithersburg MD.

Sanda Harabagiu, Dan Moldovan, Marius Pasca, Mihai Surdeanu, Rada Mihalcea, Roxana Girju, Vasile Rus, Finley Lacatusu, Paul Morarescu and Razvan Bunescu,
``Answering Complex, List and Context Questions with LCC's Question-Answering Server'',
in Proceedings of the 10th Text Retrieval Conference, TREC-10, Gaithersburg, Maryland, November 2001.

Sanda Harabagiu, Dan Moldovan, Marius Pasca, Rada Mihalcea, Mihai Surdeanu, Razvan Bunescu, Roxana Girju, Vasile Rus and Paul Morarescu,
The Role of Lexico-Semantic Feedbacks in Open-Domain Textual Question Answering'',
in Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2001), [pg.274-281], Toulouse, France, July 2001.

Dan I. Moldovan and Vasile Rus,
``Logic Form Transformation of WordNet and its Applicability to Question Answering'',
Proceedings of the ACL 2001 Conference, July 2001,Toulouse, France.

Rada Mihalcea and Dan Moldovan,
``eXtended WordNet: Progress Report'',
in Proceedings of NAACL Workshop on WordNet and Other Lexical Resources, [pg.95-100], Pittsburgh, PA, June 2001.

Rada Mihalcea and Dan Moldovan,
``Automatic Generation of a Coarse Grained WordNet'',
in Proceedings of NAACL Workshop on WordNet and Other Lexical Resources, [pg.35-41], Pittsburgh, PA, June 2001.

Dan I. Moldovan and Vasile Rus,
``Transformation of WordNet Glosses into Logic Forms'',
Proceedings of FLAIRS 2001 Conference, May 2001, Key West, Florida.

Rada Mihalcea and Dan Moldovan,
``EZ.WordNet: Principles for Automatic Generation of a Coarse Grained WordNet'',
in Proceedings of Flairs 2001, [pg.454-459] Key West, FL, May 2001.

M. Surdeanu, D. Moldovan and S. Harabagiu,
``Performance Analysis of a Distributed Question/ Answering System'',
in Proc of the International Parallel \& Distributed Processing Symposium, San Francisco, April 2001.