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    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Extracting Topically Related Synonyms from Twitter using Syntactic and Paraphrase Data 

      Antoniak, Maria Alexandra
      The goal of synonym extraction is to automatically gather synsets (groups of synonyms) from a corpus. This task is related to the tasks of normalization and paraphrase detection. We present a series of approaches for synonym ...
    • Full Forest Treebanking 

      Packard, Woodley
      In this thesis, I present a new method of producing treebanks using constraint-based grammars. Rather than requiring an explicitly enumerated set of candidate analyses per utterance, my method works from an implicit ...
    • A Grammar Library for Information Structure 

      Song, Sanghoun (2014-04-30)
      This dissertation makes substantial contributions to both the theoretical and computational treatment of information structure, with an eye toward creating natural language processing applications such as multilingual ...
    • It's Only Morpho-Logical: Modeling Agreement in Cross-Linguistic Dependency Parsing 

      Hohensee, Matthew (2012-08-10)
      I propose a linguistically motivated set of features to model morphological agreement and add them to MSTParser, a graph-based dependency parser (McDonald et al., 2006). Compared to the parser's built-in morphological ...
    • Learning Board Game Rules from an Instruction Manual 

      Mills, Chad (2013-07-25)
      Board game rulebooks offer a convenient scenario for extracting a systematic logical structure from a passage of text since the mechanisms by which board game pieces interact must be fully specified in the rulebook and ...
    • Leveraging Training Data from High-Resource Languages to Improve Dependency Parsing for Low-Resource Languages 

      Jaja, Claire
      Dependency parsing is an important natural language processing (NLP) task with many downstream applications, and as is common in the field, high accuracy results can be obtained when using statistical methods and training ...
    • A Linguist-Friendly Machine Translation System for Low-Resource Languages 

      Lockwood, Ronald Milton
      Low-resource languages have largely been left out of the machine translation revolution. Speakers would benefit from machine translation for many different tasks if it were available. Because of insufficient text data, the ...
    • New Methods for Detecting Deceptive Product Reviews 

      Kahn, Andrea M.
      With the explosion of online shopping sites, there has been a proliferation of businesses offering to post positive product reviews in exchange for payment. The presence of these deceptive reviews transforms a product's ...
    • Phonetics Information Base and Lexicon 

      Moran, Steven Paul (2013-04-17)
      In this dissertation, I investigate the linguistic and technological challenges involved in creating a cross-linguistic data set to undertake phonological typology. I then address the question of whether more sophisticated, ...
    • Unsupervised Morphological Word Clustering 

      Lushtak, Sergei A. (2013-04-17)
      This thesis describes a system which clusters the words of a given lexicon into conflation sets (sets of morphologically related words). The word clustering is based on clustering of suffixes, which, in turn, is based on ...