Shirish Shevade


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Explainable Natural Language to Bash Translation using Abstract Syntax Tree
Shikhar Bharadwaj | Shirish Shevade
Proceedings of the 25th Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning

Natural language processing for program synthesis has been widely researched. In this work, we focus on generating Bash commands from natural language invocations with explanations. We propose a novel transformer based solution by utilizing Bash Abstract Syntax Trees and manual pages. Our method incorporates tree structure information in the transformer architecture and provides explanations for its predictions via alignment matrices between user invocation and manual page text. Our method performs on par with the state of the art performance on Natural Language Context to Command task and performs better than fine-tuned T5 and Seq2Seq models.


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Latent Space Embedding for Retrieval in Question-Answer Archives
Deepak P | Dinesh Garg | Shirish Shevade
Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

Community-driven Question Answering (CQA) systems such as Yahoo! Answers have become valuable sources of reusable information. CQA retrieval enables usage of historical CQA archives to solve new questions posed by users. This task has received much recent attention, with methods building upon literature from translation models, topic models, and deep learning. In this paper, we devise a CQA retrieval technique, LASER-QA, that embeds question-answer pairs within a unified latent space preserving the local neighborhood structure of question and answer spaces. The idea is that such a space mirrors semantic similarity among questions as well as answers, thereby enabling high quality retrieval. Through an empirical analysis on various real-world QA datasets, we illustrate the improved effectiveness of LASER-QA over state-of-the-art methods.


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Extension of TSVM to Multi-Class and Hierarchical Text Classification Problems With General Losses
Sathiya Keerthi Selvaraj | Sundararajan Sellamanickam | Shirish Shevade
Proceedings of COLING 2012: Posters