Tony Veale


2018

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IronyMagnet at SemEval-2018 Task 3: A Siamese network for Irony detection in Social media
Aniruddha Ghosh | Tony Veale
Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation

This paper describes our system, entitled IronyMagnet, for the 3rd Task of the SemEval 2018 workshop, “Irony Detection in English Tweets”. In Task 1, irony classification task has been considered as a binary classification task. Now for the first time, finer categories of irony are considered as part of a shared task. In task 2, three types of irony are considered; “Irony by contrast” - ironic instances where evaluative expression portrays inverse polarity (positive, negative) of the literal proposition; “Situational irony” - ironic instances where output of a situation do not comply with its expectation; “Other verbal irony” - instances where ironic intent does not rely on polarity contrast or unexpected outcome. We proposed a Siamese neural network for irony detection, which is consisted of two subnetworks, each containing a long short term memory layer(LSTM) and an embedding layer initialized with vectors from Glove word embedding 1 . The system achieved a f-score of 0.72, and 0.50 in task 1, and task 2 respectively.

2017

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Idiom Savant at Semeval-2017 Task 7: Detection and Interpretation of English Puns
Samuel Doogan | Aniruddha Ghosh | Hanyang Chen | Tony Veale
Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval-2017)

This paper describes our system, entitled Idiom Savant, for the 7th Task of the Semeval 2017 workshop, “Detection and interpretation of English Puns”. Our system consists of two probabilistic models for each type of puns using Google n-gram and Word2Vec. Our system achieved f-score of calculating, 0.663, and 0.07 in homographic puns and 0.8439, 0.6631, and 0.0806 in heterographic puns in task 1, task 2, and task 3 respectively.

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Magnets for Sarcasm: Making Sarcasm Detection Timely, Contextual and Very Personal
Aniruddha Ghosh | Tony Veale
Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

Sarcasm is a pervasive phenomenon in social media, permitting the concise communication of meaning, affect and attitude. Concision requires wit to produce and wit to understand, which demands from each party knowledge of norms, context and a speaker’s mindset. Insight into a speaker’s psychological profile at the time of production is a valuable source of context for sarcasm detection. Using a neural architecture, we show significant gains in detection accuracy when knowledge of the speaker’s mood at the time of production can be inferred. Our focus is on sarcasm detection on Twitter, and show that the mood exhibited by a speaker over tweets leading up to a new post is as useful a cue for sarcasm as the topical context of the post itself. The work opens the door to an empirical exploration not just of sarcasm in text but of the sarcastic state of mind.

2016

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Fracking Sarcasm using Neural Network
Aniruddha Ghosh | Tony Veale
Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment and Social Media Analysis

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Round Up The Usual Suspects: Knowledge-Based Metaphor Generation
Tony Veale
Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Metaphor in NLP

2015

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SemEval-2015 Task 11: Sentiment Analysis of Figurative Language in Twitter
Aniruddha Ghosh | Guofu Li | Tony Veale | Paolo Rosso | Ekaterina Shutova | John Barnden | Antonio Reyes
Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2015)

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Fighting Words and Antagonistic Worlds
Tony Veale
Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Metaphor in NLP

2014

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A Service-Oriented Architecture for Metaphor Processing
Tony Veale
Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Metaphor in NLP

2013

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SemEval-2013 Task 4: Free Paraphrases of Noun Compounds
Iris Hendrickx | Zornitsa Kozareva | Preslav Nakov | Diarmuid Ó Séaghdha | Stan Szpakowicz | Tony Veale
Second Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM), Volume 2: Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2013)

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Creating Similarity: Lateral Thinking for Vertical Similarity Judgments
Tony Veale | Guofu Li
Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 1: Long Papers)

2012

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A Context-sensitive, Multi-faceted Model of Lexico-Conceptual Affect
Tony Veale
Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 2: Short Papers)

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Specifying Viewpoint and Information Need with Affective Metaphors: A System Demonstration of the Metaphor-Magnet Web App/Service
Tony Veale | Guofu Li
Proceedings of the ACL 2012 System Demonstrations

2011

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Creative Language Retrieval: A Robust Hybrid of Information Retrieval and Linguistic Creativity
Tony Veale
Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies

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Exploiting Readymades in Linguistic Creativity: A System Demonstration of the Jigsaw Bard
Tony Veale | Yanfen Hao
Proceedings of the ACL-HLT 2011 System Demonstrations

2010

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SemEval-2 Task 9: The Interpretation of Noun Compounds Using Paraphrasing Verbs and Prepositions
Cristina Butnariu | Su Nam Kim | Preslav Nakov | Diarmuid Ó Séaghdha | Stan Szpakowicz | Tony Veale
Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation

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UCD-Goggle: A Hybrid System for Noun Compound Paraphrasing
Guofu Li | Alejandra Lopez-Fernandez | Tony Veale
Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation

2009

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Growing Finely-Discriminating Taxonomies from Seeds of Varying Quality and Size
Tony Veale | Guofu Li | Yanfen Hao
Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the European Chapter of the ACL (EACL 2009)

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SemEval-2010 Task 9: The Interpretation of Noun Compounds Using Paraphrasing Verbs and Prepositions
Cristina Butnariu | Su Nam Kim | Preslav Nakov | Diarmuid Ó Séaghdha | Stan Szpakowicz | Tony Veale
Proceedings of the Workshop on Semantic Evaluations: Recent Achievements and Future Directions (SEW-2009)

2008

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A Concept-Centered Approach to Noun-Compound Interpretation
Cristina Butnariu | Tony Veale
Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Coling 2008)

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A Fluid Knowledge Representation for Understanding and Generating Creative Metaphors
Tony Veale | Yanfen Hao
Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Coling 2008)

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Multilingual Harvesting of Cross-Cultural Stereotypes
Tony Veale | Yanfen Hao | Guofu Li
Proceedings of ACL-08: HLT

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Acquiring Naturalistic Concept Descriptions from the Web
Tony Veale | Yanfen Hao
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)

Many of the beliefs that one uses to reason about everyday entities and events are neither strictly true or even logically consistent. Rather, people appear to rely on a large body of folk knowledge in the form of stereotypical associations, clichés and other kinds of naturalistic descriptions, many of which express views of the world that are second-hand, overly-simplified and, in some cases, non-literal to the point of being poetic. These descriptions pervade our language yet one rarely finds them in authoritative linguistic resources like dictionaries and encyclopaedias. We describe here how such naturalistic descriptions can be harvested from the web in the guise of explicit similes and related text patterns, and empirically demonstrate that these descriptions do broadly capture the way people see the world, at least from the perspective of category organization in an ontology.

2007

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Making Lexical Ontologies Functional and Context-Sensitive
Tony Veale | Yanfen Hao
Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics

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UCD-S1: A hybrid model for detecting semantic relations between noun pairs in text
Cristina Butnariu | Tony Veale
Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Semantic Evaluations (SemEval-2007)

2006

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Using WordNet to Automatically Deduce Relations between Words in Noun-Noun Compounds
Fintan J. Costello | Tony Veale | Simon Dunne
Proceedings of the COLING/ACL 2006 Main Conference Poster Sessions

2005

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Analogy as Functional Recategorization: Abstraction with HowNet Semantics
Tony Veale
Second International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing: Full Papers

2004

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Concept Creation in Lexical Ontologies
Nuno Seco | Tony Veale | Jer Hayes
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’04)

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Polysemy and Category Structure in WordNet: An Evidential Approach
Tony Veale
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’04)

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Enriching WordNet Via Generative Metonymy and Creative Polysemy
Jer Hayes | Tony Veale | Nuno Seco
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’04)

Metonymy is a creative process that establishes relationships based on contiguity or semantic relatedness between concepts. We outline a mechanism for deriving new concepts from WordNet using metonymy. We argue that by exploiting polysemy in WordNet we can take advantage of the metonymic relations between concepts. The focus of our metonymy generation work has been the creation of noun­ noun compounds that do not already exist in WordNet and which can be profitably added to WordNet. The mechanism of metonymy generation we outline takes a source compound and creates new compounds by exploiting the polysemy associated with hyponyms of the head of the source compound. We argue that metonymy generation is a sound basis for concept creation as the newly created compounds are semantically related to the source concept. We demonstrate that metonymy generation based on polysemy is superior to a method of metonymy generation that ignores polysemy. These new concepts can be used to augment WordNet.

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Creative Discovery in Lexical Ontologies
Tony Veale | Nuno Seco | Jer Hayes
COLING 2004: Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

2003

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Systematicity and the Lexicon in Creative Metaphor
Tony Veale
Proceedings of the ACL 2003 Workshop on the Lexicon and Figurative Language

1996

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An example-based approach to machine translation
Bróna Collins | Pádraig Cunningham | Tony Veale
Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas

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Space, metaphor and schematization in sign: sign language translation in the ZARDOZ system
Tony Veale | Bróna Collins
Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas

1994

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Sign-Language Generation in ZARDOZ: An English to Sign-Language Translation System
Tony Veale | Alan Conway
Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on Natural Language Generation