Varada Kolhatkar

Assistant Professor of Teaching


Academic Information

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, specializing in Computational Linguistics, University of Toronto, Canada, 2009 – 2014
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science, specializing in Natural Language Processing, University of Minnesota, Duluth, USA, 2007 – 2009

Interest Keywords

computational linguistics
natural language processing
applied machine learning

Selected Publications

V. Kolhatkar, N. Thain, J. Sorensen, L. Dixon, M. Taboada "Classifying Constructive Comments" (2020)

V. Kolhatkar, A. Roussel, S. Dipper, H. Zinsmeister “Anaphora with Non-nominal Antecedents in Computational Linguistics: A Survey” Computational Linguistics 44(3) (2018).

V. Kolhatkar and M. Taboada. 2017. Using New York Times Picks to Identify Constructive Comments. In Proceedings of NLP meets journalism workshop, Association for Computational Linguistics, Copenhagen, Denmark, pages 100-105.

V. Kolhatkar, H. Zinsmeister, and G. Hirst. 2013. Interpreting anaphoric shell nouns using antecedents of cataphoric shell nouns as training data. In Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, pages 300–310, Seattle, Washington, USA, October. Association for Computational Linguistics.

T. Pedersen and V. Kolhatkar. WordNet::SenseRelate::AllWords - a broad coverage word sense tagger that maximizes semantic relatedness. In Proceedings of Human Language Technologies: The 2009 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Companion Volume: Demonstration Session, pages 17—-20, Boulder, Colorado, June 2009. Association for Computational Linguistics.

Research Interests

computer science education
natural language processing

Latest Courses

2021 Winter

CPSC 330 - Applied Machine Learning

2019 Winter

CPSC 322 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence