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    • A Generative-Discriminative Framework for Title Generation in the E-commerce Domain 

      Chang, Chuan-Yi
      Multi-Engine (system combination) Machine Translation (MEMT) systems produce several outputs which will then be refined to produce a higher quality translation output. In the case where source sentences are absent in the ...
    • A Parametric Implementation of Valence-changing Morphology in the LinGO Grammar Matrix 

      Curtis, Christian Michael
      This thesis describes an analysis of valence-changing verbal morphology implemented as a library extending the LinGO Grammar Matrix customization system. This analysis is based on decomposition of these operations into ...
    • The acquisition of Spanish gender by English-speaking children in partial immersion setting 

      Andrews, Donna Bosworth (2004)
      This study investigates how English-speaking 5--7 year olds in a Spanish immersion program acquire the Spanish gender system.Perez-Pereira (1991) has shown that native Spanish-speaking children do not attend to semantic ...
    • Adjectives in the LinGO Grammar Matrix 

      Trimble, Thomas James
      The LinGO Grammar Matrix (Bender et al. 2002, 2010) provides a system for user-linguists to jump start the creation of starter Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar precision grammars (Pollard and Sag 1994), with semantic ...
    • An Evidentiality Library for the LinGO Grammar Matrix 

      Haeger, Michael
      This thesis describes a library extending the LinGO Grammar Matrix to support evidentiality. Evidentiality refers to the linguistic phenomenon where elements of a language’s grammar express the source of information for a ...
    • An analysis of translation divergence patterns using PanLex translation pairs 

      Gola, Francesca (2012-09-13)
      This analysis was performed to understand the patterns of translation divergences occurring in high and low frequency verbs, and to test the hypothesis that high frequency verbs are more prone to translation divergences ...
    • Array TFS storage for unification grammars 

      Slayden, Glenn C. (2012-09-13)
      Constraint-based grammar formalisms such as Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) model linguistic entities as sets of attribute-value tuples headed by types drawn from a connected multiple-inheritance hierarchy. ...
    • Attitudes Toward Korean-Accented and Korean American English 

      Schirra, Rachel Elizabeth (2012-09-13)
      This thesis investigates the contributions of specific phonetic variables in the speech of native Korean L2 English speakers to perceptions of accentedness clarity. By correlating listeners' attitudinal responses with ...
    • Automated Gloss Mapping for Inferring Grammatical Properties 

      Lockwood, Michael
      This thesis describes a software system that maps glosses from interlinear glossed text (IGT) to an internally consistent set. This study hypothesizes that mapping glosses supports better inference of grammatical properties. ...
    • Automated Grammar Engineering for Verbal Morphology 

      Wax, David Allen (2014-04-30)
      This study examines the cross-linguistic potential for the automatic analysis of verbal morphology and creation of implemented formal grammars using the Grammar Matrix customization system and the rich linguistic resource ...
    • Automatic Detection Of Language Levels in L2 English Learners 

      Podgornik, Stella M. (2012-08-10)
      This study analyzes different features which would enable classifiers to detect language levels in adult second language (L2) English Learners. Approximately 46 different speech samples from users speaking 15 different ...
    • Clausal case marking in Korean 

      Jeong, Yongkil (1998)
      This dissertation investigates morphological features of Korean complementizers -ko and -nun. I propose that -ko and -nun are the realizations of accusative and genitive, respectively. The configurations in which the ...
    • Comparative Analysis of DeepBank and the Penn Treebank 

      Schneider, Megan (2014-02-24)
      I examined the differences between the DeepBank and Penn Treebank and the effect of hand-created and grammar-derived annotations on dependency representations. The dependencies comparison involved transforming the DeepBank ...
    • Counterfactuals in Context: Felicity conditions for counterfactual conditionals containing proper names 

      Robinson, William Stephen (2013-11-14)
      This thesis provides felicity conditions for counterfactual conditionals containing proper names in which essential changes to an individual are counterfactually posited using contrastive focus in either the antecedent or ...
    • Defining, Extracting, and Applying Events in NLP Tasks for Clinical Corpora 

      Klassen, Prescott
      This dissertation explores defining, extracting, and applying clinical events in three studies of applied clinical natural language processing (NLP)---pneumonia report classification, acquired lung injury (ALI) report ...
    • Dependency Parsing for Tweets 

      Zhu, Yi
      This thesis concentrates on the problem of dependency parsing for Twitter texts. Twitter texts, also called tweets, are a typical kind of web domain language with many informal and specific linguistic phenomena (Eisenstein, ...
    • Detecting Adverse Events in Clinical Trial Free Text 

      Lingren, Todd Gregory (2013-11-14)
      <bold>Introduction:</bold> In pharmacotherapy cancer clinical trials patients receive frequent outpatient evaluation and monthly inpatient evaluation, as required by the protocol or institutional guidelines. Detection of ...
    • Detection of Agreement and Disagreement: An investigation of linguistic coordination and conversational features 

      Alexandropoulou, Maria
      The focus of this thesis is detection of agreement and disagreement in multiparty conversations using existing transcripts from the ICSI corpus. We use an unsupervised lexicon-based method to create our baseline and then ...
    • East Uvean A condensed grammar 

      Livingston, Andrew Hall
      East Uvean (EUV), also called Faka’Uvea or le wallisien, is a Polynesian language of the Austronesian family, spoken on Wallis Island (‘Uvea) in the French collectivity of Wallis and Futuna, as well as by populations in ...
    • Endangered languages, technology and learning: A Yakama/Yakima Sahaptin case study 

      Hugo, Russell Louis
      Efforts to support Indigenous and endangered language education continue to utilize technology in a variety of ways. As the vitality of many languages around the world continues to be threatened, it is important to reassess ...