The LTI Student Research Symposium (SRS) is a one-day series of talks and poster presentations designed both to increase awareness of the diverse aspects of language technologies research conducted by students within the LTI, as well as to introduce incoming LTI students to the work of current students.
One of the talks will be selected for a "Best Presentation Award", which will be announced at the end of the Symposium. The winner of the "Best Presentation Award" will receive a cash prize of $500. Additionally, two Honorable Mentions will be selected, each receiving a cash prize of $100, and two $100 for "Best Poster Award" will also be presented.
An oral presentation in the Symposium fulfills the yearly presentation requirement and the speaking requirement for LTI PhD and MS students.
2015 Program Schedule
Keynote Speaker: TBD
|10:00 am - 10:10 am
||Welcome and Introduction to The 2014 LTI SRS
| ||Oral Session I || |
|10:10 am - 10:35 am||Unsupervised Dependency Parsing with Transferring Distribution via Parallel Guidance and Entropy Regularization||Xuezhe Ma and Fei Xia |
|10:35 am - 11:00 am||Diversity in dependency parsing||Swabha Swayamdipta, Sam Thomson and Jeffrey Flanigan|
|11:00 am - 11:25 am||Context-Aware Word Vectors using Substitute Word Distributions||Volkan Cirik and Deniz Yuret|
|11:25 am - 11:50 am||Unsupervised Phrasal Near-Synonym Generation from Text Corpora||Dishan Gupta, Jaime Carbonell and Anatole Gershman |
|11:50 am - 1:20 pm||Lunchtacular Awesomeness|| |
|12:15 pm - 1:20 pm||An Epic Session of Hyperactive Poster Pandemonium || |
| ||Oral Session II|| |
|1:20 pm - 1:45 pm||Question Recommendation with Constraints for Massive Open Online Courses||Diyi Yang, David Adamson and Carolyn Rose |
|1:45 pm - 2:10 pm||Deep Semantic Topic Modeling||Zhiting Hu, Zaiqing Nie and Gang Luo |
|2:10 pm - 2:35 pm||Query Expansion with Freebase||Chenyan Xiong and Jamie Callan |
|2:35 pm - 3:00 pm||Automatic Gloss Finding for a Knowledge Base using Ontological Constraints||Bhavana Dalvi, Einat Minkov, Partha Talukdar and William Cohen |
|3:00 pm - 3:30 pm||Coffee Break - Get Your Afternoon Caffeine Fix Here... And Prepare For...|| |
|3:30 pm - 4:15 pm||Keynote Speech "Andrew Moore reveals which is better: Academia or Industry"|| Andrew Moore|
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Prize Distribution and Closing Remarks||Florian Metze|
Hyperactive Poster Pandemonium 2014 - The LTIghtning Round!
| Title|| Presenter(s)|
|Who negatively influences me? Formalizing diffusion dynamics of negative exposure leading to student attrition in MOOCs||Tanmay Sinha|
|Optimality Theoretic Modeling of Lexical Borrowing||Yulia Tsvetkov|
|Parsing Without Words or POS Tags: Dense Word Vectors Capture Sufficient Syntactic Information||Volkan Cirik, Hüsnü Şensoy and Deniz Yuret|
|Noise Robust Speaker Identification: Enhanced Cepstral Coefficients and Pitch Transition with Exhaustive Model Training||Soo Jin Park, Tiancheng Zhao, Pavel Bondarenko and Abeer Alwan|
|Structure Learning via Parameter Learning||William Yang Wang, Kathryn Mazaitis and William W Cohen|
|Viral Video Style: A Closer Look at Viral Videos on YouTube||Lu Jiang|
|Language Identification for Code-Switched Tweets with CRF Autoencoder||Chu-Cheng Lin and Waleed Ammar|