Shafiq Rayhan Joty

 

 

 

Publications


PhD thesis (2013) on discourse analysis Also see CL-2015 (RST parsing), JAIR-2013 (topic modeling), IJCAI-2011 (speech act modeling).

MSc thesis (2008) on question answering Also see JAIR-2009 (Complex QA).


Journals:

1. Shafiq Joty, Francisco Guzman, Lluis Marquez, and Preslav Nakov. Discourse Structure in Machine Translation Evaluation. Computational Linguistics (CL) (Under review), MIT press.

2. Shafiq Joty, Giuseppe Carenini and Raymond Ng. CODRA: A Novel Discriminative Framework for Rhetorical Analysis. Computational Linguistics (CL (2015)) Vol. 41, No. 3: 385–435, MIT press, (pdf).

3. Shafiq Joty, Giuseppe Carenini and Raymond Ng. Topic Segmentation and Labeling in Asynchronous Conversations. Journal of AI Research (JAIR (2013)) Vol. 47, Page 521-573 (.pdf).

4. Yllias Chali, Shafiq Joty and Sadid Hasan. Complex Question Answering: Unsupervised Learning Approaches and Experiments. Journal of AI Research (JAIR (2009)) Vol. 35, Page 1-47(.pdf).

5. Yllias Chali, Sadid Hasan and Shafiq Joty. Improving graph-based random walks for complex question answering using syntactic, shallow semantic and extended string subsequence kernels. Information Processing and Management (IPM (2010)) Elsevier (.pdf).


Conferences and Workshops:

2015

  • Shafiq Joty, Hassan Sajjad, Nadir Durrani, Kamla Al-Mannai, Ahmed Abdelali and Stephan Vogel. How to Avoid Unwanted Pregnancies: Domain Adaptation using Neural Network Models. In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-2015), Lisbon, Portugal. (pdf)

  • Pengfei Liu, Shafiq Joty, and Helen Meng. Fine-grained Opinion Mining with Recurrent Neural Networks and Word Embeddings. In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-2015), Lisbon, Portugal. (pdf)(code)

  • Shafiq Joty, Alberto Barrón-Cedeño, Giovanni Da San Martino, Alessandro Moschitti, Lluís Màrquez and Preslav Nakov Global Thread-level Inference for Comment Classification in Community Question Answering. In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-2015), Lisbon, Portugal. (short paper) (pdf)

  • Francisco Guzmán, Shafiq Joty, Lluís Màrquez, and Preslav Nakov. Pairwise Neural Machine Translation Evaluation. In Proceedings of the 53rd annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and The 7th International Joint Conference of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (ACL-2015), Beijing, China. (pdf)

  • Alberto Barrón-Cedeño, Simone Filice, Giovanni Da San Martino, Shafiq Joty, Lluís Màrquez, Preslav Nakov and Alessandro Moschitti Thread-level Information for Comment Classification in Community Question Answering. In Proceedings of the 53rd annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and The 7th International Joint Conference of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (ACL-2015), Beijing, China. (short paper) (pdf)

  • Nadir Durrani, Hassan Sajjad, Shafiq Joty, Ahmed Abdelali and Stephan Vogel. Using Joint Models for Domain Adaptation in Statistical Machine Translation. In Proceedings of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA-2015), Miami, USA. (pdf)

  • Massimo Nicosia, Simone Filice, Alberto Barrón-Cedeño, Iman Saleh, Hamdy Mubarak, Wei Gao, Preslav Nakov, Giovanni Da San Martino, Alessandro Moschitti, Kareem Darwish, Lluís Màrquez, Shafiq Joty and Walid Magdy. QCRI: Answer Selection for Community Question Answering - Experiments for Arabic and English. In Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2015), Doha, Qatar. (pdf)

2014

  • Shafiq Joty and Alessandro Moschitti. Discriminative Reranking of Discourse Parses Using Tree Kernels. In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2014), Doha, Qatar. (pdf)

  • Francisco Guzmán, Shafiq Joty, Lluís Màrquez, Alessandro Moschitti, Preslav Nakov and Massimo Nicosia. Learning to Differentiate Better from Worse Translations. In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2014), Doha, Qatar. (short paper) (pdf)

  • Iman Saleh, Alessandro Moschitti, Preslav Nakov, Lluís Màrquez and Shafiq Joty Semantic Kernels for Semantic Parsing. In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2014), Doha, Qatar. (short paper) (pdf)

  • Francisco Guzman, Shafiq Joty, Lluis Marquez and Preslav Nakov. Using Discourse Structure Improves Machine Translation Evaluation. In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2014), Baltimore, USA. (pdf)

  • Iman Saleh, Shafiq Joty, Lluís Màrquez, Alessandro Moschitti, Preslav Nakov, Scott Cyphers and Jim Glass,. A Study of Using Syntactic and Semantic Structures for Concept Segmentation and Labeling. In Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2014), Dublin, Ireland. (pdf)

  • Shafiq Joty Francisco Guzman, Lluis Marquez and Preslav Nakov. DiscoTK: Using Discourse Structure for Machine Translation Evaluation. In Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation (WMT 2014), Baltimore, USA. (pdf)

  • Enamul Hoque, Giuseppe Carenini and Shafiq Joty. Interactive Exploration of Asynchronous Conversations: Applying a User-centered Approach to Design a Visual Text Analytic System. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Interactive Language Learning, Visualization, and Interfaces (ILLVI 2014), Baltimore, USA. (pdf)

2013

  • Shafiq Joty, Giuseppe Carenini, Raymond Ng and Yashar Mehdad. Combining Intra- and Multi-sentential Rhetorical Parsing for Document-level Discourse Analysis.In Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2013), Sofia, Bulgaria. (pdf)

  • Yashar Mehdad, Giuseppe Carenini, Raymond Ng and Shafiq Joty. Towards Topic Labeling with Phrase Entailment and Aggregation. In Proceedings of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2013), Atlanta, USA. (pdf)

  • Maryam Tavafi, Yashar Mehdad, Shafiq Joty, Giuseppe Carenini, Raymond Ng. Dialogue Act Recognition in Synchronous and Asynchronous Conversations. In Proceedings of the 14th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2013), Metz, France. (short paper) (pdf)

2012

  • Shafiq Joty, Giuseppe Carenini and Raymond Ng. A Novel Discriminative Framework for Sentence-Level Discourse Analysis. In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and the Conference on Natural Language Learning (EMNLP-CoNLL 2012), Jeju, Korea. (.pdf) (presentation).

  • Shafiq Joty, Giuseppe Carenini and Raymond Ng. Automatic Topic Labeling in Asynchronous Conversations. The Pacific Northwest Regional NLP Workshop (NW-NLP 2012), Microsoft Research, Redmond. (.pdf)

  • Wei Jin, Shafiq Joty, Giuseppe Carenini and Raymond Ng. Detecting Informative Blog Comments using Tree Structured Conditional Random Fields. The Pacific Northwest Regional NLP Workshop (NW-NLP 2012), Microsoft Research, Redmond. (.pdf)

2011

  • Shafiq Joty, Giuseppe Carenini, Chin-Yew Lin. Unsupervised Modeling of Dialog Acts in Asynchronous Conversations. In Proceedings of the twenty second International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) 2011. Barcelona, Spain. (.pdf) (presentation).

  • Shafiq Joty, Giuseppe Carenini, Gabriel Murray and Raymond Ng. Supervised Topic Segmentation of Email Conversations. In Fifth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM) 2011, Barcelona, Spain, AAAI. (short paper) (.pdf)

  • Nicholas FitzGerald, Giuseppe Carenini, Gabriel Murray and Shafiq Joty. Exploiting Conversational Features to Detect High-Quality Blog Comments. In Proceedings of the Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence (CAI) 2011. St. Johns, Newfoundland. (short paper) (.pdf)

2010

  • Shafiq Joty, Giuseppe Carenini, Gabriel Murray and Raymond Ng. Exploiting Conversation Structure in Unsupervised Topic Segmentation for Emails. In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2010), MIT, Massachusetts, USA. (.pdf) (presentation).

  • Shafiq Joty, Giuseppe Carenini, Gabriel Murray and Raymond Ng. (Apr, 2010) Exploiting Conversation Features for Finding Topics in Emails The Pacific Northwest Regional NLP Workshop (NW-NLP 2010), Microsoft Research, Redmond (.pdf)

2009

  • Shafiq Joty, Giuseppe Carenini, Gabriel Murray and Raymond Ng. (Dec, 2009) Finding Topics in Emails: Is LDA enough? NIPS-2009 workshop on applications for topic models: text and beyond. Whistler, Canada (poster paper) (.pdf)(poster)

  • Yllias Chali and Sadid Hasan, Shafiq JotyDo Automatic Annotation Techniques Have Any Impact on Supervised Complex Question Answering? In Proceedings of the ACL-IJCNLP 2009.  Singapore, August, 2009, ACL (short paper) (.pdf) (presentation).

  • Yllias Chali and Sadid Hasan, Shafiq Joty. A SVM-Based Ensemble Approach to Multi-Document Summarization. In Proceedings of the 22th Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence (CAI 2009), Kelowna, May 2009. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer-Verlag (.pdf).

  • Yllias Chali and Sadid Hasan, Shafiq Joty. Supervised Approaches to Complex Question Answering. In Proceedings of Conference of the Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics (PACLING 2009), Sapporo, Japan, September 2009.

2008

  • Gabriel Murray and Shafiq Joty and Giuseppe Carenini and Raymond Ng. The University of British Columbia at TAC 2008. In Proceedings of the Text Analysis Conference (TAC 2008), Rochester, NY, November, 2008, NIST.

  • Yllias Chali and Shafiq R. Joty and Sheikh Sadid-Al-Hasan. UofL at TAC 2008 Update Summarization and Question Answering. In Proceedings of the Text Analysis Conference (TAC 2008), Rochester, NY, November, 2008, NIST.

  • Yllias Chali and Shafiq R. JotyImproving the Performance of the Random Walk Model for Answering Complex Questions. In Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (ACL-HLT 2008).  OH, June, 2008, ACL (short paper) (.pdf).

  • Yllias Chali and Shafiq R. Joty. Selecting Sentences for Answering Complex Questions. In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2008), Hawaii, October, 2008 (.pdf).

  • Yllias Chali and Shafiq R. Joty. Exploiting Syntactic and Shallow Semantic Kernels to Improve Random Walks for Complex Question Answering. In Proceedings of the 20th IEEE Int'l Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI 2008). Dayton, OH, November, 2008, IEEE (.pdf).  

  • Yllias Chali and Shafiq R. Joty. Answering Complex Questions Using Query-focused Summarization Technique. In Proceedings of the 20th IEEE Int'l Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI 2008). Dayton, OH, Novermber, 2008, IEEE (.pdf). 

  • Yllias Chali and Shafiq R. Joty. Unsupervised Approach for Selecting Sentences in Query-based Summarization.  In Proceedings of the 21st FLAIRS conference (FLAIRS 2007), Coconut Grove, Florida, May, 2008, AAAI (.pdf).

2007

  • Yllias Chali and Shafiq R. Joty. University of Lethbridge’s Participation in DUC-2007 Main Task. In Proceedings of the Document Understanding Conference (DUC 2007), Rochester, NY, April 2007, NIST.

  • Yllias Chali and Shafiq R. Joty. University of Lethbridge’s Participation in TREC-2007 Main Task. In Proceedings of the Sixteenth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2007), Gaithersburg, November 2007, NIST.

  • Yllias Chali and Shafiq R. Joty. Word Sense Disambiguation Using Lexical Cohesion. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Semantic Evaluations (SemEval-2007), pages 476-479, Prague, June 2007, ACL.

  • Shafiq R. Joty and Sadid Al-Hasan. Advances in Focused Retrieval: A General Review. In Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT 2007), Dhaka, December 2007, IEEE.

2005

  • Shafiq R. Joty, Abdullah Al Hasib and Kaisar Imam. A Disruption Tolerant Content-Aware Video Streaming Approach for Real-Time Multimedia Data with Appropriate Error Concealment Method. In proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT 2005), Dhaka, December 2007. ISBN: 984-32-2817-9.

 

 
   
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