Chee Wee Leong

Also published as: Chee Wee (Ben) Leong


2020

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A Report on the 2020 VUA and TOEFL Metaphor Detection Shared Task
Chee Wee (Ben) Leong | Beata Beigman Klebanov | Chris Hamill | Egon Stemle | Rutuja Ubale | Xianyang Chen
Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Figurative Language Processing

In this paper, we report on the shared task on metaphor identification on VU Amsterdam Metaphor Corpus and on a subset of the TOEFL Native Language Identification Corpus. The shared task was conducted as apart of the ACL 2020 Workshop on Processing Figurative Language.

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Go Figure! Multi-task transformer-based architecture for metaphor detection using idioms: ETS team in 2020 metaphor shared task
Xianyang Chen | Chee Wee (Ben) Leong | Michael Flor | Beata Beigman Klebanov
Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Figurative Language Processing

This paper describes the ETS entry to the 2020 Metaphor Detection shared task. Our contribution consists of a sequence of experiments using BERT, starting with a baseline, strengthening it by spell-correcting the TOEFL corpus, followed by a multi-task learning setting, where one of the tasks is the token-level metaphor classification as per the shared task, while the other is meant to provide additional training that we hypothesized to be relevant to the main task. In one case, out-of-domain data manually annotated for metaphor is used for the auxiliary task; in the other case, in-domain data automatically annotated for idioms is used for the auxiliary task. Both multi-task experiments yield promising results.

2018

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A Report on the 2018 VUA Metaphor Detection Shared Task
Chee Wee (Ben) Leong | Beata Beigman Klebanov | Ekaterina Shutova
Proceedings of the Workshop on Figurative Language Processing

As the community working on computational approaches to figurative language is growing and as methods and data become increasingly diverse, it is important to create widely shared empirical knowledge of the level of system performance in a range of contexts, thus facilitating progress in this area. One way of creating such shared knowledge is through benchmarking multiple systems on a common dataset. We report on the shared task on metaphor identification on the VU Amsterdam Metaphor Corpus conducted at the NAACL 2018 Workshop on Figurative Language Processing.

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A Corpus of Non-Native Written English Annotated for Metaphor
Beata Beigman Klebanov | Chee Wee (Ben) Leong | Michael Flor
Proceedings of the 2018 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Volume 2 (Short Papers)

We present a corpus of 240 argumentative essays written by non-native speakers of English annotated for metaphor. The corpus is made publicly available. We provide benchmark performance of state-of-the-art systems on this new corpus, and explore the relationship between writing proficiency and metaphor use.

2016

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Semantic classifications for detection of verb metaphors
Beata Beigman Klebanov | Chee Wee Leong | E. Dario Gutierrez | Ekaterina Shutova | Michael Flor
Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 2: Short Papers)

2015

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Supervised Word-Level Metaphor Detection: Experiments with Concreteness and Reweighting of Examples
Beata Beigman Klebanov | Chee Wee Leong | Michael Flor
Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Metaphor in NLP

2014

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Automated scoring of speaking items in an assessment for teachers of English as a Foreign Language
Klaus Zechner | Keelan Evanini | Su-Youn Yoon | Lawrence Davis | Xinhao Wang | Lei Chen | Chong Min Lee | Chee Wee Leong
Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications

2011

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Going Beyond Text: A Hybrid Image-Text Approach for Measuring Word Relatedness
Chee Wee Leong | Rada Mihalcea
Proceedings of 5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing

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Measuring the semantic relatedness between words and images
Chee Wee Leong | Rada Mihalcea
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2011)

2010

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Text Mining for Automatic Image Tagging
Chee Wee Leong | Rada Mihalcea | Samer Hassan
Coling 2010: Posters

2009

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Explorations in Automatic Image Annotation using Textual Features
Chee Wee Leong | Rada Mihalcea
Proceedings of the Third Linguistic Annotation Workshop (LAW III)