Hossein Zeinali


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SLT at SemEval-2023 Task 1: Enhancing Visual Word Sense Disambiguation through Image Text Retrieval using BLIP
Mohammadreza Molavi | Hossein Zeinali
Proceedings of the 17th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval-2023)

Based on recent progress in image-text retrieval techniques, this paper presents a fine-tuned model for the Visual Word Sense Disambiguation (VWSD) task. The proposed system fine-tunes a pre-trained model using ITC and ITM losses and employs a candidate selection approach for faster inference. The system was trained on the VWSD task dataset and evaluated on a separate test set using Mean Reciprocal Rank (MRR) metric. Additionally, the system was tested on the provided test set which contained Persian and Italian languages, and the results were evaluated on each language separately. Our proposed system demonstrates the potential of fine-tuning pre-trained models for complex language tasks and provides insights for further research in the field of image text retrieval.


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KADO@LT-EDI-ACL2022: BERT-based Ensembles for Detecting Signs of Depression from Social Media Text
Morteza Janatdoust | Fatemeh Ehsani-Besheli | Hossein Zeinali
Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Language Technology for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Depression is a common and serious mental illness that early detection can improve the patient’s symptoms and make depression easier to treat. This paper mainly introduces the relevant content of the task “Detecting Signs of Depression from Social Media Text at DepSign-LT-EDI@ACL-2022”. The goal of DepSign is to classify the signs of depression into three labels namely “not depressed”, “moderately depressed”, and “severely depressed” based on social media’s posts. In this paper, we propose a predictive ensemble model that utilizes the fine-tuned contextualized word embedding, ALBERT, DistilBERT, RoBERTa, and BERT base model. We show that our model outperforms the baseline models in all considered metrics and achieves an F1 score of 54% and accuracy of 61%, ranking 5th on the leader-board for the DepSign task.


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Lotus at SemEval-2021 Task 2: Combination of BERT and Paraphrasing for English Word Sense Disambiguation
Niloofar Ranjbar | Hossein Zeinali
Proceedings of the 15th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval-2021)

In this paper, we describe our proposed methods for the multilingual word-in-Context disambiguation task in SemEval-2021. In this task, systems should determine whether a word that occurs in two different sentences is used with the same meaning or not. We proposed several methods using a pre-trained BERT model. In two of them, we paraphrased sentences and add them as input to the BERT, and in one of them, we used WordNet to add some extra lexical information. We evaluated our proposed methods on test data in SemEval- 2021 task 2.


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SUT Submission for NIST 2016 Speaker Recognition Evaluation: Description and Analysis
Hossein Zeinali | Hossein Sameti | Noushin Maghsoodi
Proceedings of the 29th Conference on Computational Linguistics and Speech Processing (ROCLING 2017)