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2015-09-17

Gavagai at EMNLP 2015

We will present 3 research papers during this year’s EMNLP (Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing) in Lisbon, Portugal. The first is a paper on comparing a support vector classifier to a lexicon-based approach for the task of detecting the stance categories speculation, contrast and conditional in English consumer reviews. The paper is called “Detecting Speculations, Contrasts and Conditionals in Consumer Reviews”, and will be presented on Thursday September 17 at the co-located workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment & Social Media Analysis (WASSA). The second paper investigates a method for factorizing distributional semantic models that produces state-of-the-art results on…

2015-09-08

Gavagai at CLEF 2015

We presented a short paper at the 6th CLEF 2015 Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum in Toulouse on the deliberations from a workshop on Evaluating Learning Language Models we held last Fall with generous support from ELIAS. The presentation raised a fair bit of interest and several requests for a continuation workshop, and we are now motivated to continue by actually implementing the evaluation metrics suggested from the workshop.