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.

SRS 2015 Program
August 20, 2015
GHC 6115 
11:00 Opening
11:00-12:15 Oral Session 1:
  • Devendra Singh Chaplot, Pushpak Bhattacharyya and Ashwin Paranjape. Unsupervised Word Sense Disambiguation Using Markov Random Field and Dependency Parser 
  • Juneki Hong and Jason Eisner. Deriving Multi-Headed Planar Dependency Parses from Link Grammar Parses 
  • Zhilin Yang and Jie Tang. Multi-Source Bayesian Embeddings for Learning Social Knowledge Graphs 
12:15 Lunch
12:30 Poster Session, lunch continues.
  • Sreecharan Sankaranarayanan, Daniel Bengs and Ulf Brefeld. Automated Generation and Difficulty Estimation of Cloze Questions Towards Language Proficiency Assessment 
  • Pradeep Dasigi. Selectional Preference Autoencoders for Modeling Events
  • Devendra Singh Chaplot, Eunhee Rhim and Jihie Kim. Predicting Student Attrition in MOOCs using Sentiment Analysis and Neural Networks
  • Waleed Ammar. Cross-lingual training of a neural network transition-based model for dependency parsing with language typology and multilingual embeddings
  • Devendra Singh Chaplot, Eunhee Rhim and Jihie Kim.  Student Modeling using Neural Networks
13:45-15:00 Oral Session 2: 
  • Chenyan Xiong and Jamie Callan.  EsdRank: Connecting Query and Documents through External Semi-Structured Data
  • Gaurav Singh Tomar. Towards a Multi-Stream Mixed Initiative Planning Dialogue System for Computer Programming Instruction
  • Dheeraj Rajagopal and Niket Tandon. A proposal of the marriage of Encyclopedic and Commonsense Knowledge
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:15 Keynote
16:15 - 16:30 Prizes announced
16:30 Closing