Recent Publications

2016

E. Hoque and G. Carenini, Interactive topic modeling for exploring asynchronous online conversations: design and evaluation of ConVisIT, ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TIIS), 2016 (accepted) [pdf ].
E. Hoque and G. Carenini, MultiConVis: A Visual Text Analytics System for Exploring a Collection of Online Conversations, Proceedings of ACM Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI), 2016 (accepted) [pdf ].

2015

Enamul Hoque and Giuseppe Carenini. ConVisIT: Interactive Topic Modeling for Exploring Asynchronous Online Conversations, Proceedings of ACM Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI), 2015 [pdf ].
Shafiq Joty, Giuseppe Carenini and Raymond Ng. CODRA: A Novel Discriminative Framework for Rhetorical Analysis. Journal of Computational Linguistics (CL), 2015.

2014

Kelsey Allen, Giuseppe Carenini and Raymond Ng, Detecting Disagreement in Conversations using Pseudo-Monologic Rhetorical Structure - To appear in EMNLP-14 [pdf ]
Shima Gerani, Yashar Mehdad, Giuseppe Carenini , Raymond Ng, Bita Nejat, Abstractive Summarization of Product Reviews Using Discourse Structure - To appear in EMNLP-14 [pdf ]
Tatsuro Oya, Yashar Mehdad, Giuseppe Carenini, Raymond NG. A Template-based Abstractive Meeting Summarization: Leveraging Summary and Source Text Relationships. To appear in INLG 2014. [pdf ]
Tatsuro Oya, Giuseppe Carenini. Extractive Summarization and Dialogue Act Modeling on Email Threads: Integrated Probabilistic Approach. To appear in SIGDIAL 2014 [pdf ]
Yashar Mehdad, Giuseppe Carenini, Raymond NG. Abstractive Summarization of Spoken and Written Conversations Based on Phrasal Queries. To appear in ACL 2014 [pdf ]
Enamul Hoque and Giuseppe Carenini, ConVis: A Visual Text Analytic System for Exploring Blog Conversations, Journal of Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of the EuroVis), 2014 [ 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), in conjunction with the ACL-2014, Baltimore, USA. [ pdf ]

2013

S. Joty, G. Carenini and R. T. Ng (2013) Topic Segmentation and Labeling in Asynchronous Conversations  JAIR, Volume 47, pages 521-573 (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 ]

Maryam Tavafi, Yashar Mehdad, Shafiq Joty, Giuseppe Carenini and Raymond NG. Dialogue Act Recognition in Synchronous and Asynchronous Conversations. In Proceedings of the SIGDIAL 2013, Metz, France(short paper) [ pdf ]
Yashar Mehdad, Giuseppe Carenini, Frank Tompa. Abstractive Meeting Summarization with Entailment and Fusion. To appear in Proceedings of the 14th European Natural Language Generation (ENLG - SIGGEN 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 ]

2012

G. Carenini , J. Cheung , A. Pauls. Multi-Document Summarization of Evaluative text, Computational Intelligence, 2012
Shafiq Joty, Giuseppe Carenini and Raymond Ng. A Novel Discriminative Framework for Sentence-Level Discourse Analysis. In Proc. of the Conference on Empirical Methods in NLP and the Conference on Natural Language Learning (EMNLP-CoNLL 2012), Jeju, Korea. [ pdf ]
S. Rashid G. Carenini A Visual Interface for Analyzing Text Conversations - BRITE workshop at VLDB, 2012 [pdf]
Gabriel Murray, Giuseppe Carenini and Raymond Ng. Using the Omega Index for Evaluating Abstractive Community Detection -  Workshop on Evaluation Metrics and System Comparison for Automatic Summarization NAACL-HLT 2012
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

 G. Carenini and G. Murray and R. Ng, Methods for Mining and Summarizing Text Conversations, Morgan Claypool,  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-11) 2011. Barcelona, Spain. [pdf]
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 (CanAI) 2011. St. Johns, Newfoundland.(short paper) [pdf]
S. Rashid G. Carenini An Ontology-based Visual Interface for Browsing and Summarizing Conversations Visual Interfaces to the Social and Semantic Web (VISSW 2011)
In conjunction with the International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2011) Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, US 2011

2010

G. Murray and G. Carenini, Subjectivity Detection in Spoken and Written Conversations, Journal of Natural Language Engineering (JNLE). 2010 [pdf]
Joty S.,  Carenini G., Murray G. and Ng R.. Exploiting Conversation Structure in Unsupervised Topic Segmentation for Emails. In Proc. of the Conference on Empirical Methods in NLP (EMNLP 2010), MIT, Massachusetts, USA, Oct. 2010 . [pdf]
Murray G. and Carenini G., The Impact of ASR on Abstractive vs. Extractive Meeting Summaries, 11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Makuari, Japan, 2010 (Interspeech 2010)
Murray G., Carenini G., Ng R., Generating Abstracts of Meeting Conversations: A User Study. International Conference on Natural Language Generation, (INLG 2010), 2010 [pdf]
Murray G. , Carenini G., Ng R., Interpretation and Transformation for Abstracting Conversations. The 11th Annual Conf. of the North American Chpt. of the Association for Comp. Linguistics (NAACL-10), Los Angeles, USA, June 1–6, 2010. [pdf]
Sandu O., Carenini G., Murray G., Ng R.,  Adaptation to Summarize Human Conversations ACL-Domain Adaptation in NLP (DANLP-10) workshop, Sweden, July 2010
Sandu O., Carenini G., Murray G., Ng R., Domain Adaptation for Summarization of Conversations, The Pacific Northwest Regional NLP Workshop (NW-NLP), 2010 (extended abstract), Feb 2010
Ali, H., Carenini G., Ng R., Designing a Discourse Parser for the Evaluative Text Genre, The Pacific Northwest Regional NLP Workshop (NW-NLP), 2010 (extended abstract), Feb 2010
Fitzgerald N., Carenini G., Ng R., A Complete Pipeline for Semantic Evaluation Summarization, The Pacific Northwest Regional NLP Workshop (NW-NLP), 2010 (extended abstract), Feb 2010
Carenini G., Murray G., Visual Structured Summaries of Human Conversations. First International Workshop on Intelligent Visual Interfaces for Text Analysis. At IUI ’10, 4 pages, HK, 2010 [pdf]

2009

Murray G. and Carenini G., Detecting Subjectivity in Multiparty Speech, 10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Brighton, UK, 2009 (Interspeech 2009) [pdf]
Murray G. and Carenini G., Predicting Subjectivity in Multimodal Conversations. Empirical Methods in NLP (EMNLP 2009), Singapore, 2009. [pdf]
Jan Ulrich, Giuseppe Carenini, Gabriel Murray, Raymond Ng. Regression-Based Summarization of Email Conversations. 3rd Int'l AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-09), San Jose, CA.  (short paper) [pdf]
Carenini G. and Rizoli L.,  A Multimedia Interface for Facilitating Comparisons of Opinions. . In: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, (IUI 2009), Sanibel Island, Sydney, Florida, USA, 2009 [pdf]
Cheung J.,  Carenini G, Ng R., Optimization-based Content Selection for Opinion Summarization,  ACL-IJCNLP '09 Workshop on Language Generation and Summarisation (UCNLG+Sum): [pdf]
Joty S., Carenini G., Murray G., Ng R., Finding Topics in Emails: Is LDA Enough? - NIPS '09 workshop on Applications for Topic Models: Text and Beyond [pdf]

2008

Murray G., Joty S., Carenini G., Ng R., The University of British Columbia at TAC 2008. Proceedings of the First Text Analysis Conference (TAC-08). Summarization (Update Task) and (Opinion Pilot), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Gaithersburg, ML, USA, Nov. 17-19, 2008 [pdf]

Murray G. and Carenini G., Summarizing Spoken and Written Conversations. Empirical Methods in NLP (EMNLP 2008), Waikiki, Hawaii, 2008. [pdf]

Carenini G, Cheung J., Extractive vs. NLG-based Abstractive Summarization of Evaluative Text: The Effect of Corpus Controversiality. International Conference on Natural Language Generation. (INLG 2008), Salt Fork, Ohio, USA, June 12-14, 2008 [pdf]

Carenini G, Ng R., Zhou X.,  Summarizing Emails with Conversational Cohesion and Subjectivity, The 46th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (ACL-HLT 2008), Columbus, Ohio, USA,  2008 [pdf]

Ulrich J., Murray G., Carenini G., A Publicly Available Annotated Corpus for Supervised Email Summarization AAAI08 EMAIL Workshop, Chicago, USA, 2008. [pdf]

2007

Carenini G, Ng R., Zhou X.,  Summarizing Email Conversations with Clue Words, The 16th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2007), Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 8-12, 2007 [pdf]

2006

G. Carenini and J. Moore,   Generating and Evaluating Evaluative Arguments. Artificial Intelligence Journal Vol. 170, Issue 11, pag 925-952, August,  2006. [pdf]

Carenini G., Ng R., Pauls A. MultiDocument Summarization of Evaluative Text, Proceedings of the 11th European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2006), Trento, Italy, April, 2006. [pdf]

Carenini G., Ng R., Pauls A. Interactive Multimedia Summaries of Evaluative Text, Proceedings of the 10th International  Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2006), Sydney, Australia, Gen29-Feb1, 2006. [pdf]

2005

Carenini G., Ng R.,  Zwart E., Extracting Knowledge from Evaluative Text, Third International Conference on Knowledge Capture (KCAP 2005). Banff, Canada. October 2-5, 2005. [pdf]

Carenini G, Ng R., Zhou X.,  Scalable Discovery of Hidden Emails from Large Folders, The Eleventh ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2005), Chicago, IL, USA, Aug. 21-24, 2005. [pdf]

Carenini G., Ng R., Zhou X., Zwart E.,  Discovery and Regeneration of Hidden Emails, ACM Symposium on Applied Computing: Data Mining Track (SAC 2005),  Santa Fe, New Mexico, 13-17 March, 2005 [pdf]