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Summer Conference Success for Oxford Computational Linguistics Group

Posted: 29th May 2013

Oxford's Computational Linguistics group will have a strong presence in some of this summer's top-tier computational linguistics conferences and associated workshops. Papers include:

ACL 2013: The 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

  • Parsing Graphs with Hyperedge Replacement Grammars by David Chiang, Jacob Andreas, Daniel Bauer, Karl Moritz Hermann, Bevan Jones and Kevin Knight.
  • The Role of Syntax in Vector Space Models of Compositional Semantics by Karl Moritz Hermann and Phil Blunsom.

CoNLL 2013: Seventeenth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning

  • Separating Disambiguation from Composition in Distributional Semantics by Dimitri Kartsaklis, Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh and Stephen Pulman.
  • Collapsed Variational Bayesian Inference for PCFGs by Pengyu Wang and Phil Blunsom

CVSC 2013: ACL 2013 Workshop on Continuous Vector Space Models and their Compositionality

  • Recurrent Convolutional Neural Networks for Discourse Compositionality by Nal Kalchbrenner and Phil Blunsom
  • "Not not bad" is not "bad": A distributional account of negation by Karl Moritz Hermann‚ Edward Grefenstette and Phil Blunsom.

*SEM 2013: Second joint conference on lexical and computational semantics

  • Towards a Formal Distributional Semantics: Simulating Logical Calculi with Tensors by Edward Grefenstette. Recieved best long paper award.

MOL 2013: The 13th Meeting on the Mathematics of Language

  • The Frobenius Anatomy of Relative Pronouns by Stephen Clark, Bob Coecke and Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh.

1st International Workshop on Discourse-Centric Learning Analytics

  • OpenEssayist: extractive summarisation and formative assessment of free-text essays by Nicolas Van Labeke, Denise Whitelock, Debora Field, Stephen Pulman and John Richardson.

2013 International Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) Conference

  • Using student experience to inform the design of an automated feedback system for essay answers by Bethany Alden, Nicolas Van Labeke, Debora Field, Stephen Pulman, John Richardson and Denise Whitelock.
  • Reflections on characteristics of university students’ essays through experimentation with domain-independent natural language processing techniques by Debora Field, John Richardson, Stephen Pulman, Nicolas Van Labeke and Denise Whitelock.

FFILE 2013: AIED 2013 Workshop on Formative Feedback in Interactive Learning Environments

  • What is my essay really saying? Using extractive summarization to motivate reflection and redrafting by Nicolas Van Labeke, Denise Whitelock, Debora Field, Stephen Pulman and John Richardson.