Selected Conference Talks


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


       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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & Ng ACM BCB 2013 paper

       Modeling Thesis Clarity in Student Essays. (Slides)
          Talk presented at ACL 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 2013.
          Reference: Persing & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & Ng EACL 2012 paper

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

       Coreference Resolution with World Knowledge. (Slides)
          Talk presented at ACL-HLT 2011, Portland, OR, June 2011.
          Reference: Rahman & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & Cardie COLING 2002 paper

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