Reading group

Our paper reading group meets every Thursday from 4:30 - 5:30pm in Siebel 2102. If you are interested in joining the group, please feel free to drop by or email .
Our tentative reading list for Fall 2010:
  • Unsupervised Event Coreference Resolution with Rich Linguistic Features. -- Cosmin Bejan; Sanda Harabagiu, ACL 2010
  • PCFGs, Topic Models, Adaptor Grammars and Learning Topical Collocations and the Structure of Proper Names. -- Mark Johnson, ACL 2010
  • Accurate Context-Free Parsing with Combinatory Categorial Grammar. -- Timothy A. D. Fowler and Gerald Penn
  • The Importance of Rule Restrictions in CCG. -- Marco Kuhlmann, Alexander Koller and Giorgio Satta, ACL 2010
  • Phylogenetic Grammar Induction. -- Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick and Dan Klein, ACL 2010
  • Viterbi Training for PCFGs: Hardness Results and Competitiveness of Uniform Initialization. -- Shay Cohen and Noah A. Smith, ACL 2010
  • Efficient, Correct, Unsupervised Learning for Context-Sensitive Languages -- Alexander Clark, CoNLL 2010
  • Automatic labeling of semantic roles -- Daniel Gildea and Daniel Jurafsky, Computational Linguistics
  • Self-training PCFG grammars with latent annotations across languages. -- Huang and Harper, EMNLP 2009
  • Unsupervised Semantic Parsing -- Hoifung Poon and Pedro Domingos, EMNLP 2009
  • Distance dependent Chinese restaurant processes -- D. Blei and P. Frazier, ICML
  • Topic Models Conditioned on Arbitrary Features with Dirichlet-multinomial Regression -- David Mimno and Andrew McCallum, UAI
  • Structured Topic Models for Language. PhD Thesis. -- Wallach
  • Fast Collapsed Gibbs Sampling For Latent Dirichlet Allocation -- SIGKDD 2008
  • Language and Space: a two-level semantic approach based on principles of ontological engineering -- John A. Bateman
  • FrameNet's Frames vs. Levin's Verb Classes -- Colin F. Baker and Josef Ruppenhofer

Optimization Reading Course

Our Convex Optimization Reading course is a self-paced course in which we are covering the first nine chapters of Stephen Boyd's convex optimization text book. We meet in conjunction with members of Dan Roth's CogComp group, but all students are welcome. We meet every Tuesday from 5-6:30 pm in Siebel 3405. If you are interested in joining the group, please feel free to drop by or email . The group website is available here.

NACLO @ Illinois

We organize the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad at the University of Illinois. See here for our website.