Selected Conference Talks


: Text Clustering    : NLP Applications    : Opinion and Argumentation Mining    : Discourse and Coreference    : Information Extraction
: Morphology and POS Tagging    : Software Engineering    : AI Planning    : Health Informatics    : Miscellany   


       Linking Source Code to Untangled Change Intents. (Slides)
          Talk prepared and presented by Xiaoyu Liu at ICSME 2018, Madrid, Spain, October 2018.
          Reference: Liu, Huang, Li, and Ng ICSME 2018 paper

       Effective API Recommendation without Historical Software Repositories. (Slides)
          Talk prepared and presented by LiGuo Huang at ASE 2018, Montpellier, France, September 2018.
          Reference: Liu, Huang, and Ng ASE 2018 paper

       Event Coreference Resolution: A Survey of Two Decades of Research. (Slides)
          Talk prepared and presented by Jing Lu at IJCAI-ECAI 2018, Stockholm, Sweden, July 2018.
          Reference: Lu and Ng IJCAI-ECAI 2018 paper

       Learning to Give Feedback: Modeling Attributes Affecting Argument Persuasiveness in Student Essays. (Slides)
          Talk prepared and presented by Zixuan Ke at IJCAI-ECAI 2018, Stockholm, Sweden, July 2018.
          Reference: Ke et al. IJCAI-ECAI 2018 paper

       Lightly Supervised Modeling of Argument Persuasiveness. (Slides)
          Talk presented at IJCNLP 2017, Taipei, Taiwan, November 2017.
          Reference: Persing and Ng IJCNLP 2017 paper

       Why Can't You Convince Me? Modeling Weaknesses in Unpersuasive Arguments. (Slides, Poster)
          Talk presented at IJCAI 2017, Melbourne, Australia, August 2017.
          Reference: Persing and Ng IJCAI 2017 paper

       Joint Learning for Event Coreference Resolution. (Slides)
          Talk prepared and presented by Jing Lu at ACL 2017, Vancouver, Canada, July 2017.
          Reference: Lu and Ng ACL 2017 paper

       Machine Learning for Entity Coreference Resolution: A Retrospective Look at Two Decades of Research. (Slides)
          Talk presented at AAAI 2017, San Francisco, CA, February 2017.
          Reference: Ng AAAI 2017 paper

       End-to-End Argumentation Mining in Student Essays. (Slides)
          Talk presented at NAACL HLT 2016, San Diego, CA, June 2016.
          Reference: Persing and Ng NAACL HLT 2016 paper

       Markov Logic Networks for Text Mining: A Qualitative and Empirical Comparison with Integer Linear Programming. (Slides)
          Talk presented at LREC 2016, Portoroz, Slovenia, May 2016.
          Reference: Mojica and Ng LREC 2016 paper

       Fine-Grained Opinion Extraction with Markov Logic Networks. (Slides)
          Talk presented at ICMLA 2015, Miami, FL, December 2015.
          Reference: Mojica and Ng ICMLA 2015 paper

       Recovering Traceability Links in Requirements Documents. (Slides, Poster)
          Talk presented by Mingrui Chen at CoNLL 2015, Beijing, China, July 2015.
          Reference: Li et al. CoNLL 2015 paper

       Sieve-Based Entity Linking for the Biomedical Domain. (Slides)
          Talk presented at ACL-IJCNLP 2015, Beijing, China, July 2015.
          Reference: D'Souza and Ng ACL-IJCNLP 2015 short paper

       Chinese Event Coreference Resolution: An Unsupervised Probabilistic Model Rivaling Supervised Resolvers. (Slides)
          Talk prepared and presented by Chen Chen at NAACL HLT 2015, Denver, CO, June 2015.
          Reference: Chen and Ng NAACL HLT 2015 paper

       Chinese Common Noun Phrase Resolution: An Unsupervised Probabilistic Model Rivaling Supervised Resolvers. (Slides)
          Talk prepared and presented by Chen Chen at AAAI 2015, Austin, TX, January 2015.
          Reference: Chen and Ng AAAI 2015 paper

       Relieving the Computational Bottleneck: Joint Inference for Event Extraction with High-Dimensional Features. (Slides)
          Talk presented at EMNLP 2014, Doha, Qatar, October 2014.
          Reference: Venugopal et al. EMNLP 2014 paper

       Why are you Taking this Stance? Identifying and Classifying Reasons in Ideological Debates. (Slides)
          Talk presented at EMNLP 2014, Doha, Qatar, October 2014.
          Reference: Hasan and Ng EMNLP 2014 paper

       Chinese Zero Pronoun Resolution: An Unsupervised Probabilistic Model Rivaling Supervised Resolvers. (Slides)
          Talk presented at EMNLP 2014, Doha, Qatar, October 2014.
          Reference: Chen and Ng EMNLP 2014 paper

       Ensemble-Based Medical Relation Classification. (Slides)
          Talk presented at COLING 2014, Dublin, Ireland, August 2014.
          Reference: D'Souza and Ng COLING 2014 paper

       Chinese Overt Pronoun Resolution: A Bilingual Approach. (Slides, Poster)
          Talk presented at AAAI 2014, Quebec City, Canada, July 2014.
          Reference: Chen and Ng AAAI 2014 paper

       Modeling Prompt Adherence in Student Essays. (Slides)
          Talk presented at ACL 2014, Baltimore, MD, June 2014.
          Reference: Persing and Ng ACL 2014 paper

       SinoCoreferencer: An End-to-End Chinese Event Coreference Resolver. (Slides)
          Talk presented at LREC 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland, May 2014.
          Reference: Chen and Ng LREC 2014 paper

       Annotating Inter-Sentence Temporal Relations in Clinical Notes. (Slides)
          Talk presented at LREC 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland, May 2014.
          Reference: D'Souza and Ng LREC 2014 paper

       Fast Strong Planning for FOND Problems with Multi-Root Directed Acyclic Graphs. (Slides)
          Talk prepared and presented by Jicheng Fu at ICTAI 2013, Washington DC, November 2013.
          Reference: Fu et al. ICTAI 2013 paper

       Stance Classification of Ideological Debates: Data, Models, Features, and Constraints. (Slides)
          Talk presented at IJCNLP 2013, Nagoya, Japan, October 2013.
          Reference: Hasan and Ng IJCNLP 2013 paper

       Chinese Event Coreference Resolution: Understanding the State of the Art. (Slides)
          Talk prepared and presented by Chen Chen at IJCNLP 2013, Nagoya, Japan, October 2013.
          Reference: Chen and Ng IJCNLP 2013 short paper

       Linguistically Aware Coreference Evaluation Metrics. (Slides)
          Talk prepared and presented by Chen Chen at IJCNLP 2013, Nagoya, Japan, October 2013.
          Reference: Chen and Ng IJCNLP 2013 paper

       Temporal Relation Identification and Classification in Clinical Notes. (Slides, Poster)
          Talk prepared and presented by Jennifer D'Souza at ACM BCB 2013, Washington DC, September 2013.
          Reference: D'Souza and Ng ACM BCB 2013 paper

       Modeling Thesis Clarity in Student Essays. (Slides)
          Talk presented at ACL 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 2013.
          Reference: Persing and Ng ACL 2013 paper

       Extra-Linguistic Constraints on Stance Recognition in Ideological Debates. (Slides)
          Talk prepared and presented by Kazi Saidul Hasan at ACL 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 2013.
          Reference: Hasan and Ng ACL 2013 short paper

       Frame Semantics for Stance Classification. (Slides)
          Talk prepared and presented by Kazi Saidul Hasan at CoNLL 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 2013.
          Reference: Hasan and Ng CoNLL 2013 paper

       Classifying Temporal Relations with Rich Linguitic Knowledge. (Slides)
          Talk prepared and presented by Jennifer D'Souza at NAACL HLT 2013, Georgia, GA, June 2013.
          Reference: D'Souza and Ng NAACL HLT 2013 paper

       Joint Modeling for Chinese Event Extraction with Rich Linguistic Features. (Slides)
          Talk prepared and presented by Chen Chen at COLING 2012, Mumbai, India, December 2012.
          Reference: Chen and Ng COLING 2012 paper

       Handling Planning Failures with Virtual Actions. (Slides)
          Talk prepared by Jicheng Fu and presented by Farokh Bastani at ICTAI 2012, Athens, Greece, November 2012.
          Reference: Fu et al. ICTAI 2012 paper

       Anaphora Resolution in Biomedical Literature: A Hybrid Approach. (Slides)
          Talk prepared and presented by Jennifer D'Souza at ACM BCB 2012, Orlando, FL, October 2012.
          Reference: D'Souza and Ng ACM BCB 2012 paper

       Combining the Best of Two Worlds: A Hybrid Approach to Multilingual Coreference Resolution. (Slides)
          Talk prepared and presented by Chen Chen at EMNLP-CoNLL 2012, Jeju Island, South Korea, July 2012.
          Reference: Chen and Ng EMNLP-CoNLL 2012 shared task paper

       Translation-Based Projection for Multilingual Coreference Resolution. (Slides)
          Talk presented at NAACL HLT 2012, Montreal, Canada, June 2012.
          Reference: Rahman and Ng NAACL HLT 2012 paper

       Learning the Fine-Grained Information Status of Discourse Entities. (Slides)
          Talk prepared and presented by Altaf Rahman at EACL 2012, Avignon, France, April 2012.
          Reference: Rahman and Ng EACL 2012 paper

       Syntactic Parsing for Ranking-Based Coreference Resolution. (Slides)
          Talk presented at IJCNLP 2011, Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 2011.
          Reference: Rahman and Ng IJCNLP 2011 paper

       AutoODC: Automated Generation of Orthogonal Defect Classifications. (Slides, Poster)
          Talk and poster prepared and presented by LiGuo Huang at ASE 2011, Lawrence, KS, November 2011.
          Reference: Huang et al. ASE 2011 short paper

       Ensemble-Based Coreference Resolution. (Slides, Poster)
          Talk and poster prepared and presented by Altaf Rahman at IJCAI 2011, Barcelona, Spain, July 2011.
          Reference: Rahman and Ng IJCAI 2011 paper

       Simple and Fast Strong Cyclic Planning for Fully-Observable Nondeterministic Planning Problems. (Slides, Poster)
          Talk and poster prepared by Jicheng Fu and presented by Jamie McGlothlin at IJCAI 2011, Barcelona, Spain, July 2011.
          Reference: Fu, Ng, Bastani and Yen IJCAI 2011 paper

       Coreference Resolution with World Knowledge. (Slides)
          Talk presented at ACL-HLT 2011, Portland, OR, June 2011.
          Reference: Rahman and Ng ACL-HLT 2011 paper

       Modeling Organization in Student Essays. (Slides)
          Talk prepared and presented by Alan Davis at EMNLP 2010, Cambridge, MA, October 2010.
          Reference: Persing, Davis and Ng EMNLP 2010 paper

       Improving Cause Detection Systems with Active Learning. (Slides)
          Talk prepared with the help of Isaac Persing; presented at CIDU 2010, Mountain View, CA, October 2010.
          Reference: Persing and Ng CIDU 2010 paper

       Inducing Fine-Grained Semantic Classes via Hierarchical and Collective Classification. (Slides)
          Talk prepared and presented by Altaf Rahman at COLING 2010, Beijing, China, August 2010.
          Reference: Rahman and Ng COLING 2010 paper

       Supervised Noun Phrase Coreference Research: The First Fifteen Years. (Slides)
          Talk presented at ACL 2010, Uppsala, Sweden, July 2010.
          Reference: Ng ACL 2010 paper

       Mining Clustering Dimensions. (Slides, Poster)
          Talk prepared with the help of Sajib Dasgupta; presented at ICML 2010, Haifa, Israel, June 2010.
          Reference: Dasgupta and Ng ICML 2010 paper

       Topic-wise, Sentiment-wise, or Otherwise? Identifying the Hidden Dimension for Unsupervised Text Classification. (Slides)
          Talk prepared and presented by Sajib Dasgupta at EMNLP 2009, Suntec, Singapore, August 2009.
          Reference: Dasgupta and Ng EMNLP 2009 paper

       Supervised Models for Coreference Resolution. (Slides)
          Talk prepared and presented by Altaf Rahman at EMNLP 2009, Suntec, Singapore, August 2009.
          Reference: Rahman and Ng EMNLP 2009 paper

       Mine the Easy, Classify the Hard: A Semi-Supervised Approach to Automatic Sentiment Classification. (Slides)
          Talk prepared and presented by Sajib Dasgupta at ACL-IJCNLP 2009, Suntec, Singapore, August 2009.
          Reference: Dasgupta and Ng ACL-IJCNLP 2009 paper

       Semi-Supervised Cause Identification from Aviation Safety Reports. (Slides)
          Talk prepared with the help of Isaac Persing; presented at ACL-IJCNLP 2009, Suntec, Singapore, August 2009.
          Reference: Persing and Ng ACL-IJCNLP 2009 paper

       Graph-Cut-Based Anaphoricity Determination for Coreference Resolution. (Slides)
          Talk presented at NAACL HLT 2009, Boulder, CO, June 2009.
          Reference: Ng NAACL HLT 2009 paper

       Weakly Supervised Part-of-Speech Tagging for Morphologically-Rich, Resource-Scarce Languages. (Slides, Poster)
          Talk and poster prepared and presented by Kazi Saidul Hasan at EACL 2009, Athens, Greece, April 2009.
          Reference: Hasan and Ng EACL 2009 paper

       Learning-Based Named Entity Recognition for Morphologically-Rich, Resource-Scarce Languages. (Slides)
          Talk prepared and presented by Kazi Saidul Hasan at EACL 2009, Athens, Greece, April 2009.
          Reference: Hasan, Rahman and Ng EACL 2009 paper

       Unsupervised Models for Coreference Resolution. (Slides)
          Talk presented at EMNLP 2008, Honolulu, HI, October 2008.
          Reference: Ng EMNLP 2008 paper

       Semantic Class Induction and Coreference Resolution. (Slides)
          Talk presented at ACL 2007, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2007.
          Reference: Ng ACL 2007 paper

       High-Performance, Language-Independent Morphological Segmentation. (Slides)
          Talk prepared and presented by Sajib Dasgupta at NAACL HLT 2007, Rochester, NY, April 2007.
          Reference: Dasgupta and Ng NAACL HLT 2007 paper

       Shallow Semantics for Coreference Resolution. (Slides)
          Talk presented at IJCAI 2007, Hyderabad, India, January 2007.
          Reference: Ng IJCAI 2007 paper

       Unsupervised Word Segmentation for Bangla. (Slides)
          Talk prepared with the help of Sajib Dasgupta; presented at ICON 2007, Hyderabad, India, January 2007.
          Reference: Dasgupta and Ng ICON 2007 paper

       Machine Learning for Coreference Resolution: From Local Classification to Global Ranking. (Slides)
          Talk presented at ACL 2005, Ann Arbor, MI, June 2005.
          Reference: Ng ACL 2005 paper

       Learning Noun Phrase Anaphoricity to Improve Coreference Resolution: Issues in Representation and Optimization. (Slides)
          Talk presented at ACL 2004, Barcelona, Spain, July 2004.
          Reference: Ng ACL 2004 paper

       Bootstrapping Coreference Classifiers with Multiple Machine Learning Algorithms. (Slides)
          Talk presented at EMNLP 2003, Sapporo, Japan, July 2003.
          Reference: Ng and Cardie EMNLP 2003 paper

       Weakly Supervised Natural Language Learning Without Redundant Views. (Slides)
          Talk presented at HLT-NAACL 2003, Edmonton, Canada, May 2003.
          Reference: Ng and Cardie HLT-NAACL 2003 paper

       Identifying Anaphoric and Non-Anaphoric Noun Phrases to Improve Coreference Resolution. (Slides)
          Talk presented at COLING 2002, Taipei, Taiwan, August 2002.
          Reference: Ng and Cardie COLING 2002 paper

       Improving Machine Learning Approaches to Coreference Resolution. (Slides)
          Talk presented at ACL 2002, Philadelphia, PA, July 2002.
          Reference: Ng and Cardie ACL 2002 paper

       Combining Sample Selection and Error-Driven Pruning for Machine Learning of Coreference Rules. (Slides)
          Talk presented at EMNLP 2002, Philadelphia, PA, July 2002.
          Reference: Ng and Cardie EMNLP 2002 paper

       Examining the Role of Statistical and Linguistic Knowledge Sources in a General-Knowledge Question-Answering System. (Slides)
          Talk presented at ANLP-NAACL 2000, Seattle, WA, May 2000.
          Reference: Cardie et al. ANLP 2000 paper