Fernando Pereira


2018

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Points, Paths, and Playscapes: Large-scale Spatial Language Understanding Tasks Set in the Real World
Jason Baldridge | Tania Bedrax-Weiss | Daphne Luong | Srini Narayanan | Bo Pang | Fernando Pereira | Radu Soricut | Michael Tseng | Yuan Zhang
Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Spatial Language Understanding

Spatial language understanding is important for practical applications and as a building block for better abstract language understanding. Much progress has been made through work on understanding spatial relations and values in images and texts as well as on giving and following navigation instructions in restricted domains. We argue that the next big advances in spatial language understanding can be best supported by creating large-scale datasets that focus on points and paths based in the real world, and then extending these to create online, persistent playscapes that mix human and bot players, where the bot players must learn, evolve, and survive according to their depth of understanding of scenes, navigation, and interactions.

2016

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Collective Entity Resolution with Multi-Focal Attention
Amir Globerson | Nevena Lazic | Soumen Chakrabarti | Amarnag Subramanya | Michael Ringgaard | Fernando Pereira
Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 1: Long Papers)

2015

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Plato: A Selective Context Model for Entity Resolution
Nevena Lazic | Amarnag Subramanya | Michael Ringgaard | Fernando Pereira
Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Volume 3

We present Plato, a probabilistic model for entity resolution that includes a novel approach for handling noisy or uninformative features, and supplements labeled training data derived from Wikipedia with a very large unlabeled text corpus. Training and inference in the proposed model can easily be distributed across many servers, allowing it to scale to over 107 entities. We evaluate Plato on three standard datasets for entity resolution. Our approach achieves the best results to-date on TAC KBP 2011 and is highly competitive on both the CoNLL 2003 and TAC KBP 2012 datasets.

2012

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Reading The Web with Learned Syntactic-Semantic Inference Rules
Ni Lao | Amarnag Subramanya | Fernando Pereira | William W. Cohen
Proceedings of the 2012 Joint Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning

2011

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Large-Scale Cross-Document Coreference Using Distributed Inference and Hierarchical Models
Sameer Singh | Amarnag Subramanya | Fernando Pereira | Andrew McCallum
Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies

2010

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Experiments in Graph-Based Semi-Supervised Learning Methods for Class-Instance Acquisition
Partha Pratim Talukdar | Fernando Pereira
Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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Sparsity in Dependency Grammar Induction
Jennifer Gillenwater | Kuzman Ganchev | João Graça | Fernando Pereira | Ben Taskar
Proceedings of the ACL 2010 Conference Short Papers

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Efficient Graph-Based Semi-Supervised Learning of Structured Tagging Models
Amarnag Subramanya | Slav Petrov | Fernando Pereira
Proceedings of the 2010 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

2008

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Reading the Markets: Forecasting Public Opinion of Political Candidates by News Analysis
Kevin Lerman | Ari Gilder | Mark Dredze | Fernando Pereira
Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Coling 2008)

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Weakly-Supervised Acquisition of Labeled Class Instances using Graph Random Walks
Partha Pratim Talukdar | Joseph Reisinger | Marius Paşca | Deepak Ravichandran | Rahul Bhagat | Fernando Pereira
Proceedings of the 2008 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

2007

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Transductive Structured Classification through Constrained Min-Cuts
Kuzman Ganchev | Fernando Pereira
Proceedings of the Second Workshop on TextGraphs: Graph-Based Algorithms for Natural Language Processing

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Semi-Automated Named Entity Annotation
Kuzman Ganchev | Fernando Pereira | Mark Mandel | Steven Carroll | Peter White
Proceedings of the Linguistic Annotation Workshop

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Frustratingly Hard Domain Adaptation for Dependency Parsing
Mark Dredze | John Blitzer | Partha Pratim Talukdar | Kuzman Ganchev | João Graça | Fernando Pereira
Proceedings of the 2007 Joint Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning (EMNLP-CoNLL)

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Biographies, Bollywood, Boom-boxes and Blenders: Domain Adaptation for Sentiment Classification
John Blitzer | Mark Dredze | Fernando Pereira
Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics

2006

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Domain Adaptation with Structural Correspondence Learning
John Blitzer | Ryan McDonald | Fernando Pereira
Proceedings of the 2006 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

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A Context Pattern Induction Method for Named Entity Extraction
Partha Pratim Talukdar | Thorsten Brants | Mark Liberman | Fernando Pereira
Proceedings of the Tenth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL-X)

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Multilingual Dependency Analysis with a Two-Stage Discriminative Parser
Ryan McDonald | Kevin Lerman | Fernando Pereira
Proceedings of the Tenth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL-X)

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Proceedings of the Workshop on Computationally Hard Problems and Joint Inference in Speech and Language Processing
Ryan McDonald | Charles Sutton | Hal Daumé III | Andrew McCallum | Fernando Pereira | Jeff Bilmes
Proceedings of the Workshop on Computationally Hard Problems and Joint Inference in Speech and Language Processing

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Online Learning of Approximate Dependency Parsing Algorithms
Ryan McDonald | Fernando Pereira
11th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

2005

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Non-Projective Dependency Parsing using Spanning Tree Algorithms
Ryan McDonald | Fernando Pereira | Kiril Ribarov | Jan Hajič
Proceedings of Human Language Technology Conference and Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

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Flexible Text Segmentation with Structured Multilabel Classification
Ryan McDonald | Koby Crammer | Fernando Pereira
Proceedings of Human Language Technology Conference and Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

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Online Large-Margin Training of Dependency Parsers
Ryan McDonald | Koby Crammer | Fernando Pereira
Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL’05)

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Simple Algorithms for Complex Relation Extraction with Applications to Biomedical IE
Ryan McDonald | Fernando Pereira | Seth Kulick | Scott Winters | Yang Jin | Pete White
Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL’05)

2003

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Shallow Parsing with Conditional Random Fields
Fei Sha | Fernando Pereira
Proceedings of the 2003 Human Language Technology Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

1999

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Relating Probabilistic Grammars and Automata
Steven Abney | David McAllester | Fernando Pereira
Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

1997

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Similarity-Based Methods for Word Sense Disambiguation
Ido Dagan | Lillian Lee | Fernando Pereira
35th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and 8th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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Book Reviews: Type Logical Grammar: Categorial Logic of Signs Glyn V. Morrill (Polytechnic University of Catalonia)
Fernando Pereira
Computational Linguistics, Volume 23, Number 4, December 1997

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Aggregate and mixed-order Markov models for statistical language processing
Lawrence Saul | Fernando Pereira
Second Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

1995

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Beyond Word N-Grams
Fernando Pereira | Yoram Singer | Naftali Tishby
Third Workshop on Very Large Corpora

1994

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Similarity-Based Estimation of Word Cooccurrence Probabilities
Ido Dagan | Fernando Pereira | Lillian Lee
32nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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Weighted Rational Transductions and their Application to Human Language Processing
Fernando Pereira | Michael Riley | Richard Sproat
Human Language Technology: Proceedings of a Workshop held at Plainsboro, New Jersey, March 8-11, 1994

1993

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Book Reviews: The Logic of Typed Feature Structures
Fernando Pereira
Computational Linguistics, Volume 19, Number 3, September 1993

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Distributional Clustering of English Words
Fernando Pereira | Naftali Tishby | Lillian Lee
31st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

1992

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Inside-Outside Reestimation From Partially Bracketed Corpora
Fernando Pereira | Yves Schabes
30th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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Inside-Outside Reestimation From Partially Bracketed Corpora
Fernando Pereira | Yves Schabes
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Harriman, New York, February 23-26, 1992

1990

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Finite-State Approximations of Grammars
Fernando Pereira
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania, June 24-27,1990

1989

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Integrating Speech and Natural-Language Processing
Robert Moore | Fernando Pereira | Hy Murveit
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 21-23, 1989

1981

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Extraposition Grammars
Fernando Pereira
American Journal of Computational Linguistics, Volume 7, Number 4, October-December 1981