I am in charge of the Computational Linguistics reading group at The Graduate Center.  We meet on Fridays from 2:30pm-3:30pm  in the Linguistics Thesis room (in room 7400).  Anyone interested in topics in computational linguistics is welcome!  To get on our mailing list, please email me at rrakov<at>gc<dot>cuny<dot>edu.  What follows below is a list of articles and resources used in each previous reading group

A separate website for reading group should be available soon.

12-5-2014

  • ‘Sequential Summarization: A Full View of Twitter Trending Topics”, by Gao et al (2014)

11-14-2014

  • “Automatic Detection and Language Identification of Multilingual Documents”, by Lui, Lao, and Baldwin (2014)

11-7-2014

  • ‘Unsupervised Word Class Induction for Under-resourced Languages: A case study on Indonesian’, by Mistica, Lau, and Baldwin (2013)

10-31-2014

  • “Prosody in Swiss French Accents: Investigation using Analysis by Synthesis”, by Honnet et al (2014)

10-24-2014

  • Importance of Prosody in Swiss French Accent for Speech Synthesis, by Pierre-Edouard Honnet & Philip N. Garner

10-17-2014

  • “GloVe: Global Vectors for Word Representation”, by Pennington et al (2014)

9-19-2014

  • “The Language Demographics of Amazon Mechanical Turk” (Pavlick et al, 2014)

9-12-2014

  • “Predicting Power Relations between Participants in Written Dialog from a Single Thread”, Prabhakaran and Rambow (2014)

9-5-2014

  • “How to Speak a Language Without Knowing It”, by Xing Shi, Kevin Knight, and Heng Ji  (2014)

5-9-2014

4-4-2014

  • “Language-tree divergence times support the Anatolian theory of Indo-European origin”, by Gray, R.D. & Atkinson, Q.D. (2003)

3-28-2014

  • “Statistical Parsing of Morphologically Rich Languages (SPMRL): What, How and Whither”  by Tsarfaty et al.

3-14-2014

  • “A Cross-Lingual ILP Solution to Zero Anaphora Resolution” by Iida and Poesio (2011)

3-7-2014

  • “Collective Annotation of Linguistic Resources: Basic Principles and a Formal Model”, by Ulle Endriss and Raquel Fernandez

2-28-2014

  • “Online Word Games for Semantic Data Collection”, by Vickery et al (2008)

2-21-2014

  • “Pitch and Intonation Contribution to Speakers’ Traits Classification”,  Claude Montacie and Marie-Jose Caraty, Interspeech 2012

2-7-2014

  • “Audio-Visual Prosody:  Perception, Detection and Synthesis of Prominence”,  Samer Al Moubayed, Jonas Beskow, Bjorn Granstrom, and David House (

1-31-2014

  • “Intoxicated Speech Detection by Fusion of Speaker Normalized Hierarchical Features and GMM Supervectors”,  Bone et al Interspeech 2011

12-13-2013

  • “Supporting Dialogue Generation for Story-Based Games”, Christopher Kerr and Duane Szafron (2009)

12-6-2013

  • “Going to the Roots of Dependency Parsing”, Miguel Ballesteros and Joakim Nivre (2012)

11-22-2013

  • “Unsupervised Part-Of-Speech Tagging with Bilingual Graph-Based Projections”, Dipanjan Das and Slav Petrov (2011)

11-15-2013

  • “Hierarchical Modeling to Facilitate Personalized Word Prediction for Dialogue”,  Freedman et al (2013)

11-1-2013

  • “Avatar Therapy: an audio-visual dialogue system for treating auditory hallucinations”,  Mark Huckvale, Julian Leff, and Geoff Williams, Interspeech 2013

10-11-2013

  • ‘Decision Trees for Lexical Smoothing in Statistical Machine Translation’, by Zbib et al (2010?)

10-4-2013

  • “Algorithms for bigram and trigram word clustering”,  Sven Martin, Jorg Liermann, and Hermann Ney, Speech Communication, 1998.

9-13-2013

  • “Native Accent Classification via I-Vectors and Speaker Compensation Fusion”, Andrea DeMarco and Stephen J. Cox. Interspeech 2013.
  • Additional materials that aided us in our discussion were found here:  http://www1.icsi.berkeley.edu/Speech/presentations/AFRL_ICSI_visit2_JFA_tutorial_icsitalk.pdf
 

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