Sharon Small

Also published as: Sharon Gower Small


2012

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Revealing Contentious Concepts Across Social Groups
Ching-Sheng Lin | Zumrut Akcam | Samira Shaikh | Sharon Small | Ken Stahl | Tomek Strzalkowski | Nick Webb
Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12)

In this paper, a computational model based on concept polarity is proposed to investigate the influence of communications across the diacultural groups. The hypothesis of this work is that there are communities or groups which can be characterized by a network of concepts and the corresponding valuations of those concepts that are agreed upon by the members of the community. We apply an existing research tool, ECO, to generate text representative of each community and create community specific Valuation Concept Networks (VCN). We then compare VCNs across the communities, to attempt to find contentious concepts, which could subsequently be the focus of further exploration as points of contention between the two communities. A prototype, CPAM (Changing Positions, Altering Minds), was implemented as a proof of concept for this approach. The experiment was conducted using blog data from pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli communities. A potential application of this method and future work are discussed as well.

2011

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Multi-Modal Annotation of Quest Games in Second Life
Sharon Gower Small | Jennifer Strommer-Galley | Tomek Strzalkowski
Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies

2004

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HITIQA: A Data Driven Approach to Interactive Analytical Question Answering
Sharon Small | Tomek Strzalkowski
Proceedings of HLT-NAACL 2004: Short Papers

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HITIQA: Scenario Based Question Answering
Sharon Small | Tomek Strzalkowski | Ting Liu | Sean Ryan | Robert Salkin | Nobuyuki Shimizu | Paul Kantor | Diane Kelly | Robert Rittman | Nina Wacholder | Boris Yamrom
Proceedings of the Workshop on Pragmatics of Question Answering at HLT-NAACL 2004

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Designing a Realistic Evaluation of an End-to-end Interactive Question Answering System
Nina Wacholder | Sharon Small | Bing Bai | Diane Kelly | Robert Rittman | Sean Ryan | Robert Salkin | Peng Song | Ying Sun | Ting Liu | Paul Kantor | Tomek Strzalkowski
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’04)

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HITIQA: Towards Analytical Question Answering
Sharon Small | Tomek Strzalkowski | Ting Liu | Sean Ryan | Robert Salkin | Nobuyuki Shimizu | Paul Kantor | Diane Kelly | Robert Rittman | Nina Wacholder
COLING 2004: Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

2003

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HITIQA: An Interactive Question Answering System: A Preliminary Report
Sharon Small | Ting Liu | Nobuyuki Shimizu | Tomek Strzalkowski
Proceedings of the ACL 2003 Workshop on Multilingual Summarization and Question Answering