Tim Finin

Also published as: Timothy W. Finin


2018

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Team UMBC-FEVER : Claim verification using Semantic Lexical Resources
Ankur Padia | Francis Ferraro | Tim Finin
Proceedings of the First Workshop on Fact Extraction and VERification (FEVER)

We describe our system used in the 2018 FEVER shared task. The system employed a frame-based information retrieval approach to select Wikipedia sentences providing evidence and used a two-layer multilayer perceptron to classify a claim as correct or not. Our submission achieved a score of 0.3966 on the Evidence F1 metric with accuracy of 44.79%, and FEVER score of 0.2628 F1 points.

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UMBC at SemEval-2018 Task 8: Understanding Text about Malware
Ankur Padia | Arpita Roy | Taneeya Satyapanich | Francis Ferraro | Shimei Pan | Youngja Park | Anupam Joshi | Tim Finin
Proceedings of The 12th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation

We describe the systems developed by the UMBC team for 2018 SemEval Task 8, SecureNLP (Semantic Extraction from CybersecUrity REports using Natural Language Processing). We participated in three of the sub-tasks: (1) classifying sentences as being relevant or irrelevant to malware, (2) predicting token labels for sentences, and (4) predicting attribute labels from the Malware Attribute Enumeration and Characterization vocabulary for defining malware characteristics. We achieve F1 score of 50.34/18.0 (dev/test), 22.23 (test-data), and 31.98 (test-data) for Task1, Task2 and Task2 respectively. We also make our cybersecurity embeddings publicly available at http://bit.ly/cyber2vec.

2017

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CADET: Computer Assisted Discovery Extraction and Translation
Benjamin Van Durme | Tom Lippincott | Kevin Duh | Deana Burchfield | Adam Poliak | Cash Costello | Tim Finin | Scott Miller | James Mayfield | Philipp Koehn | Craig Harman | Dawn Lawrie | Chandler May | Max Thomas | Annabelle Carrell | Julianne Chaloux | Tongfei Chen | Alex Comerford | Mark Dredze | Benjamin Glass | Shudong Hao | Patrick Martin | Pushpendre Rastogi | Rashmi Sankepally | Travis Wolfe | Ying-Ying Tran | Ted Zhang
Proceedings of the IJCNLP 2017, System Demonstrations

Computer Assisted Discovery Extraction and Translation (CADET) is a workbench for helping knowledge workers find, label, and translate documents of interest. It combines a multitude of analytics together with a flexible environment for customizing the workflow for different users. This open-source framework allows for easy development of new research prototypes using a micro-service architecture based atop Docker and Apache Thrift.

2015

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Ebiquity: Paraphrase and Semantic Similarity in Twitter using Skipgrams
Taneeya Satyapanich | Hang Gao | Tim Finin
Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2015)

2014

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Meerkat Mafia: Multilingual and Cross-Level Semantic Textual Similarity Systems
Abhay Kashyap | Lushan Han | Roberto Yus | Jennifer Sleeman | Taneeya Satyapanich | Sunil Gandhi | Tim Finin
Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2014)

2013

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KELVIN: a tool for automated knowledge base construction
Paul McNamee | James Mayfield | Tim Finin | Tim Oates | Dawn Lawrie | Tan Xu | Douglas Oard
Proceedings of the 2013 NAACL HLT Demonstration Session

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UMBC_EBIQUITY-CORE: Semantic Textual Similarity Systems
Lushan Han | Abhay L. Kashyap | Tim Finin | James Mayfield | Jonathan Weese
Second Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM), Volume 1: Proceedings of the Main Conference and the Shared Task: Semantic Textual Similarity

2012

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A Context-Aware Approach to Entity Linking
Veselin Stoyanov | James Mayfield | Tan Xu | Douglas Oard | Dawn Lawrie | Tim Oates | Tim Finin
Proceedings of the Joint Workshop on Automatic Knowledge Base Construction and Web-scale Knowledge Extraction (AKBC-WEKEX)

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Evaluating the Quality of a Knowledge Base Populated from Text
James Mayfield | Tim Finin
Proceedings of the Joint Workshop on Automatic Knowledge Base Construction and Web-scale Knowledge Extraction (AKBC-WEKEX)

2010

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Annotating Named Entities in Twitter Data with Crowdsourcing
Tim Finin | William Murnane | Anand Karandikar | Nicholas Keller | Justin Martineau | Mark Dredze
Proceedings of the NAACL HLT 2010 Workshop on Creating Speech and Language Data with Amazon’s Mechanical Turk

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Unsupervised techniques for discovering ontology elements from Wikipedia article links
Zareen Syed | Tim Finin
Proceedings of the NAACL HLT 2010 First International Workshop on Formalisms and Methodology for Learning by Reading

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Entity Disambiguation for Knowledge Base Population
Mark Dredze | Paul McNamee | Delip Rao | Adam Gerber | Tim Finin
Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Coling 2010)

1991

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UNISYS:MUC-3 Test Results and Analysis
Carl Weir | Robin McEntire | Barry Silk | Tim Finin
Third Message Uunderstanding Conference (MUC-3): Proceedings of a Conference Held in San Diego, California, May 21-23, 1991

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Unisys: Description of the Unisys System Used for MUC-3
Carl Weir | Tim Finin | Robin McEntire | Barry Silk
Third Message Uunderstanding Conference (MUC-3): Proceedings of a Conference Held in San Diego, California, May 21-23, 1991

1990

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Workshop on the Evaluation of Natural Language Processing Systems
Martha Palmer | Tim Finin
Computational Linguistics, Volume 16, Number 3, September 1990

1988

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Modeling the User in Natural Language Systems
Robert Kass | Tim Finin
Computational Linguistics, Volume 14, Number 3, September 1988

1986

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Research in Natural Language Processing
Aravind Joshi | Tim Finin | Dale Miller | Lokendra Shastri | Bonnie Webber
Strategic Computing - Natural Language Workshop: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Marina del Rey, California, May 1-2, 1986

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GUMS₁ : A General User Modeling System
Tim Finin | David Drager
Strategic Computing - Natural Language Workshop: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Marina del Rey, California, May 1-2, 1986

1983

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Parsing With Logical Variables
Timothy W. Finin | Martha Stone Palmer
First Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing