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Ellen Riloff Associate Professor www.cs.utah.edu/~riloff riloff@cs.utah.edu

Professor Riloff’s primary research area is natural language processing (NLP), although she also has interests in information retrieval, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in general. Recent research projects have tackled the problems of information extraction, semantic tagging and lexicon induction, coreference resolution, and subjectivity analysis. A major emphasis of Prof. Riloff’s research involves automatically acquiring the knowledge needed for conceptual natural language processing, and the development of bootstrapping methods that can learn from unannotated text with minimal human supervision.

V. Stoyanov, C. Cardie, N. Gilbert, E. Riloff, D. Buttler, and D. Hysom “Coreference Resolution with Reconcile”, Proceedings of The 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2010), Short Paper. pp.156-161.

Publications

C. Ramakrishnan, W. Baumgartner Jr., J. Blake, Gully APC. Burns, , K. Bretonnel Cohen H. Drabkin, J. Eppig, E. Hovy, C. Hsu, L. Hunter, T. Ingulfsen, H. Onda, S. Pokkunuri, E. Riloff, C. Roeder, and K. Verspoor “Building the Scientific Knowledge Mine (SciKnowMine): a community-driven framework for text mining tools in direct service to biocuration”, LREC-10 Workshop on New Challenges for NLP Frameworks.

Refereed Conference and Workshops

Book Chapter

V. Stoyanov, N. Gilbert, C. Cardie, and E. Riloff, “Conundrums in Noun Phrase Coreference Resolution: Making Sense of the State-of-the-Art,” Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 4th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (ACL-IJCNLP 2009) pp. 656-664.

J. Hobbs, and E. Riloff “Information Extraction”, Handbook of Natural Language Processing, 2nd Edition, Editors: Nitin Indurkhya and Fred J. Damerau, Chapman & Hall/CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. 2010 ISBN: 9781420085921

S. Patwardhan, and E. Riloff, “A Unified Model of Phrasal and Sentential Evidence for Information Extraction,” Proceedings of the 2009 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-09) pp. 151-160.

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E. Hovy, and Z. Kozareva, and E. Riloff, “Toward Completeness in Concept Extraction and Classification,” Proceedings of the 2009 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-09) pp. 948-957. Z. Kozareva, E. Hovy, and E. Riloff, “Learning and Evaluating the Content and Structure of a Term Taxonomy”, AAAI-09 Spring Symposium on Learning by Reading and Learning to Read. pp. 1-8. S. Igo, and E. Riloff, “Corpus-based Semantic Lexicon Induction with Web-based Corroboration”, NAACL-09 Workshop on Unsupervised and Minimally Supervised Learning of Lexical Semantics. pp. 18-26. R. Huang, and E. Riloff, “Inducing Domain-specific Semantic Class Taggers from (Almost) Nothing”, Proceedings of The 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics pp. 275-285. (ACL 2010) A. Goyal, E. Riloff, H. Daume III, “Automatically Producing Plot Unit Representations for Narrative Text”, Proceedings of the 2010 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing pp. 77-86. (EMNLP 2010)

Professional Participation Editorial Board Member: Computational Linguistics, 1/2007- 12/ 2009 Area Chair: Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2009

Program Committee Member: • Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) 2010 • Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) 2010 • Computational Natural Language Learning Conference (CoNLL) 2010 • International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC) 2010 • NAACL-HLT • 2010 Workshop on Formalisms and Methodology for Learning by Reading • NAACL-HLT 2010 Workshop on Semantic Search • NAACL-HLT 2009 Student Research Workshop Reviewer: • Computational Linguistics (2010) • Aritifical Intelligence Journal (2010) • Journal of Natural Language Engineering (2009), • Journal of Applied Artificial Intelligence (2009) • North American Association for Computational Linguistics Conference (NAACL) (2009, 2010) • National Science Foundation External Reviewer (2009) • National Science Foundation Panel Reviewer (2010).

A. Goyal, E. Riloff, H. Daume III, and N. Gilbert, “Toward Plot Units: Automatic Affect State Analysis”, NAACL-HLT 2010 Workshop on Computational Approaches to Analysis and Generation of Emotion in Text. Pp. 17-25. 2010

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