Reading Group

The UBC NLP reading group (nlp-rg) is organized to discuss recent research papers in NLP. See below for our current reading list and schedule.

Semester: 2016W2
Time: Thursdays 10-11am
Location:  ICCS 104
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Reading Schedule

DatePresenterPaperConferenceYear
2016-12-01Enamul HoqueContextifier: Automatic Generation of Annotated Stock VisualizationsCHI2013
2016-11-24Jordon JohnsonThe Role of Discourse Units in Near-Extractive SummarizationSIGDIAL2016
2016-11-17Varada Kolhatkar (SFU)[Presentation] TBA
2016-11-10Kailang Jiang[Presentation] Training Data Enrichment for Infrequent Discourse Relations
2016-11-03Ryosuke Yamanishi[Presentation] Affective-media Processing: Music and Comics
2016-10-27Bita NejatDocument-level Sentiment Inference with Social, Faction, and Discourse Context
2016-10-20Vaden MasraniReturn of Frustratingly Easy Domain AdaptationAAAI2016
2016-10-13Jordon JohnsonNeural Summarization by Extracting Sentences and WordsACL2016
2016-10-06Enamul HoqueScaling a Natural Language Generation SystemACL2016
2016-09-29Vaden MasraniDetecting Mild Cognitive Impairment by Exploiting Linguistic Information from TranscriptsACL2016
Dec 1stDiscourse parsing for multi-party chat dialoguesEMNLP2015
Nov 24thBita NejatRecurrent Conditional Random Field For Language Understanding
Nov 17thPostponed
Nov 10thAbstractive Multi-Document Summarization via Phrase Selection and MergingACL2015
Nov 3rdModelling Events through Memory-based, Open-IE Patterns for Abstractive SummarizationACL2014
Oct 27thVaden MasraniComposition-based on-the-fly rescoring for salient n-gram biasing
Oct 20thWeakly Supervised Models of Aspect-Sentiment for Online Course Discussion Forums
Oct 13thJordon JohnsonUnderstanding MOOC discussion forums using seeded LDAWorkshop2014
Oct 6thKailang JiangTowards Semi-Supervised Classification of Discourse Relations using Feature Correlations
Sep 29thBita NejatBetter Document-level Sentiment Analysis from RST Discourse ParsingEMNLP2015
Sep 1stTBDPredicting Instructor’s Intervention in MOOC forums
Understanding MOOC discussion forums using seeded LDA
ACL
n/a
2014
Aug 25thTBDLinguistic Reflections of Student Engagement in Massive Open Online CoursesICWSM2014
Aug 17thTBDImproving Massive Open Online Courses Analysis by Applying Modeling and Text Mining: A Case StudyACM2014
June 29thTBD[VIDEO] Semantic Parsing with Combinatory Categorial Grammars (continued from June 15th)ACL2013
June 22ndCancelledCancelledCancelledCancelled
June 15thGiuseppe Carenini[VIDEO] Semantic Parsing with Combinatory Categorial Grammars (continued from June 8th)ACL2013
June 8thGiuseppe Carenini[VIDEO] Semantic Parsing with Combinatory Categorial Grammars (continued from May 25th)ACL2013
June 1stBita NejatText Understanding from ScratchNA2015
May 25thGiuseppe Carenini[VIDEO] Semantic Parsing with Combinatory Categorial Grammars (continued from May 11th)ACL2013
May 18thVictoria DayNANANA
May 11thGiuseppe Carenini[VIDEO] Semantic Parsing with Combinatory Categorial GrammarsACL2013
May 4thVaden MasraniA Discriminative Graph-Based Parser for the Abstract Meaning RepresentationACL2014
April 27thEnamul HoqueUser-directed Non-Disruptive Topic Model Update for Effective Exploration of Dynamic ContentACM IUI2015
April 20thGiuseppe CareniniToward Abstractive Summarization Using Semantic RepresentationsNAACL2015
April 13thIssam LaradjiLearning Phrase Representations using RNN Encoder–Decoder for Statistical Machine TranslationEMNLP2014
April 6thEaster MondayNANANA
March 30thCancelledCancelledCancelledCancelled
March 23rdBita NejatOpinion Mining with Deep Recurrent Neural NetworksEMNLP2014
March 16thKazutaka ShimadaExplaining the Stars: Weighted Multiple-Instance Learning for Aspect-Based Sentiment AnalysisEMNLP2014
March 9thAlim ViraniRecursive Deep Models for Semantic Compositionality Over a Sentiment TreebankEMNLP2013
March 2Issam LaradjiA Neural Network for Factoid Question Answering over ParagraphsEMNLP2014
February 23rdVaden MasraniKnowledge Acquisition for Categorization of Legal Case ReportsPKAW2012
February 16thSpring BreakNANANA
February 9thFamily DayNANANA
February 2ndEnamul HoqueWhy are You Taking this Stance? Identifying and Classifying Reasons in Ideological DebatesEMNLP2014
January 26thBita NejatDeep Learning for Natural Language Processing and Deep neural networks with multitask learning ICML2008
January 19thKazutaka ShimadaMy work: sentiment and summarizationNANA

Potential List of Papers

OwnerPaperLinkYearPublished
Bridging Sentential and Discourse-level Semantics through Clausal Adjunctshttp://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W/W15/W15-27.pdf#page=76ACL2015
Stochastic Language Generation in Dialogue using Recurrent Neural Networks with Convolutional Sentence Rerankinghttp://mi.eng.cam.ac.uk/~thw28/papers/TR698.pdf
BitaDeep Learning for Natural Language Processinghttp://www.eecis.udel.edu/~vijay/fall13/snlp/lit-survey/DeepLearning.pdf2013/14???
BitaA unified architecture for natural language processing: deep neural networks with multitask learninghttp://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=13901772008ICML
GiuseppeModelling Events through Memory-based, Open-IE Patterns for Abstractive Summarizationhttp://static.googleusercontent.com/media/research.google.com/en//pubs/archive/42470.pdf2014ACL
WeicongRecursive Deep Models for Discourse Parsinghttp://web.stanford.edu/~jiweil/paper/discourse_ed.pdf2014EMNLP
BitaAn Autoencoder Approach to Learning Bilingual Word Representationshttp://www.dmi.usherb.ca/~larocheh/publications/Bilingual_Autoencoder_NIPS.pdf2014NIPS
BitaCapturing Semantically Meaningful Word Dependencies with an Admixture of Poisson MRFshttp://papers.nips.cc/paper/5300-capturing-semantically-meaningful-word-dependencies-with-an-admixture-of-poisson-mrfs.pdf2014NIPS
BitaConvolutional Neural Network Architectures for Matching Natural Language Sentenceshttp://www.hangli-hl.com/uploads/3/1/6/8/3168008/hu-etal-nips2014.pdf2014NIPS
BitaDeep Recursive Neural Networks for Compositionality in Languagehttp://www.cs.cornell.edu/~oirsoy/files/nips14drsv.pdf2014NIPS
AlimExploiting Social Relations and Sentiment for Stock Prediction http://emnlp2014.org/papers/pdf/EMNLP2014120.pdf2014EMNLP
AlimDeveloping Age and Gender Predictive Lexica over Social Mediahttp://emnlp2014.org/papers/pdf/EMNLP2014121.pdf2014EMNLP
AlimModeling Interestingness with Deep Neural Networkshttp://emnlp2014.org/papers/pdf/EMNLP2014002.pdf2014EMNLP
AlimCollective Tweet Wikification based on Semi-supervised GraphRegularizationhttp://nlp.cs.rpi.edu/paper/tweetwikification.pdf2014ACL
IssamLearning Topic Representation for SMT with Neural Networkshttp://www.aclweb.org/anthology/P/P14/P14-1013.pdf2014ACL
Issam"A Neural Network for Factoid Question Answering over Paragraphs" http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~hal/docs/daume14deepqa.pdf2014EMNLP
IssamModelling, Visualising and Summarising Documents with a Single Convolutional Neural Networkhttp://arxiv.org/pdf/1406.3830v1.pdf2014arXiv
IssamConvolutional neural networks for sentence classificationhttp://arxiv.org/pdf/1408.5882v2.pdf2014arXiv
KazutakaExplaining the Stars: Weighted Multiple-Instance Learning for Aspect-Based Sentiment Analysishttps://www.aclweb.org/anthology/D/D14/D14-1052.pdf2014EMNLP
VadenAutomatic Extraction of Legal Concepts and Definitionshttp://dare.uva.nl/document/2/1254922012???
EnamulUnsupervised Sentence Enhancement for Automatic Summarizationhttp://emnlp2014.org/papers/pdf/EMNLP2014085.pdf2014EMNLP
EnamulWhy are You Taking this Stance? Identifying and Classifying Reasons in Ideological Debateshttp://emnlp2014.org/papers/pdf/EMNLP2014083.pdf2014EMNLP
EnamulMicropinion Generation: An Unsupervised Approach to Generating Ultra-Concise Summaries of Opinionshttp://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=21879542012WWW