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SRS 2013

Student Research Symposium 2013

This document contains archived material from the 2013 Symposium.

2013 Winners

  • Best Presentation Award: Nathan Schneider ($500)
  • Honorable Mentions: Siddharth Gopal, Bhavana Dalvi ($100 each)
  • Best Poster Award: Meghana Kshirsagar, Ting-Hao Huang ($100 each)

Talk Abstracts

  • Manaal Faruqui, Multilinguality to the Rescue
  • Siddharth Gopal, Distributed Training of large-scale Logistic Models
  • Shashank Srivastava, A Walk-based Semantically Enriched Tree Kernel Over Distributed Word Representations
  • Wenyi Wang, Usage Analysis of a Voice-based Social Media Service in India
  • Jun Araki, Detecting Subevent Structure for Event Coreference Resolution
  • Zhou Yu, Automatic Prediction of Friendship via Multi-model Dyadic Features
  • Bhavana Dalvi, Exploratory Learning: Semi-supervised Learning in the Presence of Unanticipated Classes
  • Nathan Schneider, Discriminative Lexical Semantic Segmentation with Gaps: Running the MWE Gamut

Poster Abstracts

Poster Session (A)

  • Meghana Kshirsagar. Multi-task learning for protein interaction prediction
  • Aaron Li. Multi-GPU Distributed Parallel Bayesian Differential Topic Modelling
  • Ting-Hao Huang. ACBiMA: Advanced Chinese Bi-Character Word Morphological Analyzer
  • Rohan Ramanath. Crowd Prefers the Middle Path: A New IAA Metric for Crowdsourcing Reveals Turker Biases in Query Segmentation
  • Haohan Wang. Behavior Analysis of Low-literate Users of Polly

Poster Session (B)

  • Alok Kothari. Unsupervised Word Sense Disambiguation of Queries using Corewords
  • Mrinmaya Sachan. A novel Paradigm to model Interactions and Content for detecting Compact Communities
  • Lara Martin. Using Prosodic Cues from Uncertainty in Natural Speech to Help Computational Search
  • Adams Wei Yu. Reverse Top-k Search using Random Walk with Restart
  • Matthew Marge. Towards Evaluating Recovery Strategies for Situated Grounding Problems in Human-Robot Dialogue
Keynote Speaker

John Kominek (CTO, Vocitec Inc.)

Bio: John is a Voci co-founder, and brings the company successful start-up experience along with extensive expertise in speech technologies. In his first start-up, John was co-founder of the highly successful, the first company to enter the voice portal business (and later acquired by AOL). At Quack, he led the engineering teams responsible for the fusion and structuring of voice-searchable data, and for the development of the text-to-speech architecture. Prior to Voci, John worked for Automated Speech Technologies, where he developed extremely low bitrate speech codecs based on vocabulary independent speech recognition. He has over 40 research publications and is the holder of five US patents. John earned his BS in Honours Physics and his MS in Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, and his PhD from the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon.

Program Committee

Waleed Ammar
Leonid Boytsov
Yun-Nung Chen
William Cohen
Chris Dyer
Jeff Flanigan
Bob Frederking
Eduard Hovy
Prasanna Kumar
Yibin Lin
Matthew Marge
Elijah Mayfield
Florian Metze
Subhodeep Moitra
Kriti Puniyani
Bhiksha Raj
Alexander Rudnicky
Nathan Schneider
Yanchuan Sim
Noah Smith
William Wang
Yiming Yang
Shoou-I Yu
Scott Fahlman    
Yun Wang          
Udhyakumar Nallasamy
Archna Bhatia
Sunayana Sitaram
Gopala Krishna Anumanchipalli