Yorick Wilks

Also published as: Y. Wilks


2015

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A New Dataset and Evaluation for Belief/Factuality
Vinodkumar Prabhakaran | Tomas By | Julia Hirschberg | Owen Rambow | Samira Shaikh | Tomek Strzalkowski | Jennifer Tracey | Michael Arrigo | Rupayan Basu | Micah Clark | Adam Dalton | Mona Diab | Louise Guthrie | Anna Prokofieva | Stephanie Strassel | Gregory Werner | Yorick Wilks | Janyce Wiebe
Proceedings of the Fourth Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics

2013

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Automatic Metaphor Detection using Large-Scale Lexical Resources and Conventional Metaphor Extraction
Yorick Wilks | Adam Dalton | James Allen | Lucian Galescu
Proceedings of the First Workshop on Metaphor in NLP

2012

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LIE: Leadership, Influence and Expertise
Roberta Catizone | Louise Guthrie | Arthur Thomas | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12)

This paper describes our research into methods for inferring social and instrumental roles and relationships from document and discourse corpora. The goal is to identify the roles of initial authors and participants in internet discussions with respect to leadership, influence and expertise. Web documents, forums and blogs provide data from which the relationships between these concepts are empirically derived and compared. Using techniques from Natural Language Processing (NLP), characterizations of authority and expertise are hypothesized and then tested to see if these pick out the same or different participants as may be chosen by techniques based on social network analysis (Huffaker 2010) see if they pick out the same discourse participants for any given level of these qualities (i.e. leadership, expertise and influence). Our methods could be applied, in principle, to any domain topic, but this paper will describe an initial investigation into two subject areas where a range of differing opinions are available and which differ in the nature of their appeals to authority and truth: ‘genetic engineering' and a ‘Muslim Forum'. The available online corpora for these topics contain discussions from a variety of users with different levels of expertise, backgrounds and personalities.

2010

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Proceedings of the 2010 Workshop on Companionable Dialogue Systems
Yorick Wilks | Björn Gambäck | Morena Danieli
Proceedings of the 2010 Workshop on Companionable Dialogue Systems

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Is a Companion a Distinctive Kind of Relationship with a Machine?
Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the 2010 Workshop on Companionable Dialogue Systems

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Demonstration of a Prototype for a Conversational Companion for Reminiscing about Images
Yorick Wilks | Roberta Catizone | Alexiei Dingli | Weiwei Cheng
Proceedings of the ACL 2010 System Demonstrations

2009

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Artificial Companions as Dialogue Agents
Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the SIGDIAL 2009 Conference

2008

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An Unsupervised Probabilistic Approach for the Detection of Outliers in Corpora
David Guthrie | Louise Guthrie | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)

Many applications of computational linguistics are greatly influenced by the quality of corpora available and as automatically generated corpora continue to play an increasingly common role, it is essential that we not overlook the importance of well-constructed and homogeneous corpora. This paper describes an automatic approach to improving the homogeneity of corpora using an unsupervised method of statistical outlier detection to find documents and segments that do not belong in a corpus. We consider collections of corpora that are homogeneous with respect to topic (i.e. about the same subject), or genre (written for the same audience or from the same source) and use a combination of stylistic and lexical features of the texts to automatically identify pieces of text in these collections that break the homogeneity. These pieces of text that are significantly different from the rest of the corpus are likely to be errors that are out of place and should be removed from the corpus before it is used for other tasks. We evaluate our techniques by running extensive experiments over large artificially constructed corpora that each contain single pieces of text from a different topic, author, or genre than the rest of the collection and measure the accuracy of identifying these pieces of text without the use of training data. We show that when these pieces of text are reasonably large (1,000 words) we can reliably identify them in a corpus.

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Dialogue, Speech and Images: the Companions Project Data Set
Yorick Wilks | David Benyon | Christopher Brewster | Pavel Ircing | Oli Mival
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)

This paper describes part of the corpus collection efforts underway in the EC funded Companions project. The Companions project is collecting substantial quantities of dialogue a large part of which focus on reminiscing about photographs. The texts are in English and Czech. We describe the context and objectives for which this dialogue corpus is being collected, the methodology being used and make observations on the resulting data. The corpora will be made available to the wider research community through the Companions Project web site.

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Information Extraction Tools and Methods for Understanding Dialogue in a Companion
Roberta Catizone | Alexiei Dingli | Hugo Pinto | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)

This paper discusses how Information Extraction is used to understand and manage Dialogue in the EU-funded Companions project. This will be discussed with respect to the Senior Companion, one of two applications under development in the EU-funded Companions project. Over the last few years, research in human-computer dialogue systems has increased and much attention has focused on applying learning methods to improving a key part of any dialogue system, namely the dialogue manager. Since the dialogue manager in all dialogue systems relies heavily on the quality of the semantic interpretation of the user’s utterance, our research in the Companions project, focuses on how to improve the semantic interpretation and combine it with knowledge from the Knowledge Base to increase the performance of the Dialogue Manager. Traditionally the semantic interpretation of a user utterance is handled by a natural language understanding module which embodies a variety of natural language processing techniques, from sentence splitting, to full parsing. In this paper we discuss the use of a variety of NLU processes and in particular Information Extraction as a key part of the NLU module in order to improve performance of the dialogue manager and hence the overall dialogue system.

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Cross-Domain Dialogue Act Tagging
Nick Webb | Ting Liu | Mark Hepple | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)

We present recent work in the area of Cross-Domain Dialogue Act (DA) tagging. We have previously reported on the use of a simple dialogue act classifier based on purely intra-utterance features - principally involving word n-gram cue phrases automatically generated from a training corpus. Such a classifier performs surprisingly well, rivalling scores obtained using far more sophisticated language modelling techniques. In this paper, we apply these automatically extracted cues to a new annotated corpus, to determine the portability and generality of the cues we learn.

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ACL Lifetime Achievement Award: On Whose Shoulders?
Yorick Wilks
Computational Linguistics, Volume 34, Number 4, December 2008

2007

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Clustered Sub-Matrix Singular Value Decomposition
Fang Huang | Yorick Wilks
Human Language Technologies 2007: The Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics; Companion Volume, Short Papers

2006

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Automatic Dating of Documents and Temporal Text Classification
Angelo Dalli | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the Workshop on Annotating and Reasoning about Time and Events

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A Closer Look at Skip-gram Modelling
David Guthrie | Ben Allison | Wei Liu | Louise Guthrie | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)

Data sparsity is a large problem in natural language processing that refers to the fact that language is a system of rare events, so varied and complex, that even using an extremely large corpus, we can never accurately model all possible strings of words. This paper examines the use of skip-grams (a technique where by n-grams are still stored to model language, but they allow for tokens to be skipped) to overcome the data sparsity problem. We analyze this by computing all possible skip-grams in a training corpus and measure how many adjacent (standard) n-grams these cover in test documents. We examine skip-gram modelling using one to four skips with various amount of training data and test against similar documents as well as documents generated from a machine translation system. In this paper we also determine the amount of extra training data required to achieve skip-gram coverage using standard adjacent tri-grams.

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An Incremental Tri-Partite Approach To Ontology Learning
José Iria | Christopher Brewster | Fabio Ciravegna | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)

In this paper we present a new approach to ontology learning. Its basis lies in a dynamic and iterative view of knowledge acquisition for ontologies. The Abraxas approach is founded on three resources, a set of texts, a set of learning patterns and a set of ontological triples, each of which must remain in equilibrium. As events occur which disturb this equilibrium various actions are triggered to re- establish a balance between the resources. Such events include acquisition of a further text from external resources such as the Web or the addition of ontological triples to the ontology. We develop the concept of a knowledge gap between the coverage of an ontology and the corpus of texts as a measure triggering actions. We present an overview of the algorithm and its functionalities.

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Evaluating Automatically Generated Timelines from the Web
Roberta Catizone | Angelo Dalli | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)

As web searches increase, there is a need to represent the search results in the most comprehensible way possible. In particular, we focus on search results from queries about people and places. The standard method for presentation of search results is an ordered list determined by the Web search engine. Although this is satisfactory in some cases, when searching for people and places, presenting the information indexed by time may be more desirable. We are developing a system called Cronopath, which generates a timeline of web search engine results by determining the time frame of each document in the collection and linking elements in the timeline to the relevant articles. In this paper, we propose evaluation guidelines for judging the quality of automatically generated timelines based on a set of common features.

2004

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Cross-language algorithms: the progressive conflation of the MT and IR paradigms
Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Machine Translation of Natural Languages

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Human Dialogue Modelling Using Annotated Corpora
Yorick Wilks | Nick Webb | Andrea Setzer | Mark Hepple | Roberta Catizone
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’04)

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Web Services Architecture for Language Resources
Angelo Dalli | Valentin Tablan | Kalina Bontcheva | Yorick Wilks | Daan Broeder | Hennie Brugman | Peter Wittenburg
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’04)

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Image-Language Multimodal Corpora: Needs, Lacunae and an AI Synergy for Annotation
Katerina Pastra | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’04)

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Data Driven Ontology Evaluation
Christopher Brewster | Harith Alani | Srinandan Dasmahapatra | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’04)

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FASIL Email Summarisation System
Angelo Dalli | Yunqing Xia | Yorick Wilks
COLING 2004: Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

2003

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Introduction: Dialogue Systems: Interaction, Adaptation and Styles of Management
Kristiina Jokinen | Björn Gämback | William Black | Roberta Catizone | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the 2003 EACL Workshop on Dialogue Systems: interaction, adaptation and styes of management

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Multimodal Dialogue Management in the COMIC Project
Roberta Catizone | Andrea Setzer | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the 2003 EACL Workshop on Dialogue Systems: interaction, adaptation and styes of management

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Mining Web Sites Using Unsupervised Adaptive Information Extraction
Alexiei Dingli | Fabio Ciravegna | David Guthrie | Yorick Wilks
10th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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NLP for Indexing and Retrieval of Captioned Photographs
Horacio Saggion | Katerina Pastra | Yorick Wilks
10th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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Event-Coreference across Multiple, Multi-lingual Sources in the Mumis Project
Horacio Saggion | Jan Kuper | Hamish Cunningham | Thierry Declerck | Peter Wittenburg | Marco Puts | Eduard Hoenkamp | Franciska de Jong | Yorick Wilks
Demonstrations

2002

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Extracting Information for Automatic Indexing of Multimedia Material
Horacio Saggion | Hamish Cunningham | Diana Maynard | Kalina Bontcheva | Oana Hamza | Christian Ursu | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’02)

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How feasible is the reuse of grammars for Named Entity Recognition?
Katerina Pastra | Diana Maynard | Oana Hamza | Hamish Cunningham | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’02)

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Measuring Text Reuse
Paul Clough | Robert Gaizauskas | Scott S.L. Piao | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

2001

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Using HLT for Acquiring, Retrieving and Publishing Knowledge in AKT
Kalina Bontcheva | Christopher Brewster | Fabio Ciravegna | Hamish Cunningham | Louise Guthrie | Robert Gaizauskas | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the ACL 2001 Workshop on Human Language Technology and Knowledge Management

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Multilingual Authoring: the NAMIC Approach
Roberto Basili | Maria Teresa Pazienza | Fabio Massimo Zanzotto | Roberta Catizone | Andrea Setzer | Nick Webb | Yorick Wilks | Lluís Padró | German Rigau
Proceedings of the ACL 2001 Workshop on Human Language Technology and Knowledge Management

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The Interaction of Knowledge Sources in Word Sense Disambiguation
Mark Stevenson | Yorick Wilks
Computational Linguistics, Volume 27, Number 3, September 2001

2000

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Software Infrastructure for Language Resources: a Taxonomy of Previous Work and a Requirements Analysis
Hamish Cunningham | Kalina Bontcheva | Valentin Tablan | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’00)

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Experience using GATE for NLP R&D
Hamish Cunningham | Diana Maynard | Kalina Bontcheva | Valentin Tablan | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the COLING-2000 Workshop on Using Toolsets and Architectures To Build NLP Systems

1999

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Unsupervised Learning of Word Boundary with Description Length Gain
Chunyu Kit | Yorick Wilks
EACL 1999: CoNLL-99 Computational Natural Language Learning

1998

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Compacting the Penn Treebank Grammar
Alexander Krotov | Mark Hepple | Robert Gaizauskas | Yorick Wilks
COLING 1998 Volume 1: The 17th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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Word Sense Disambiguation using Optimised Combinations of Knowledge Sources
Yorick Wilks | Mark Stevenson
COLING 1998 Volume 2: The 17th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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University of Sheffield: Description of the LaSIE-II System as Used for MUC-7
K. Humphreys | R. Gaizauskas | S. Azzam | C. Huyck | B. Mitchell | H. Cunningham | Y. Wilks
Seventh Message Understanding Conference (MUC-7): Proceedings of a Conference Held in Fairfax, Virginia, April 29 - May 1, 1998

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Senses and Texts
Yorick Wilks
International Journal of Computational Linguistics & Chinese Language Processing, Volume 3, Number 2, August 1998

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Information Extraction: Beyond Document Retrieval
Robert Gaizauskas | Yorick Wilks
International Journal of Computational Linguistics & Chinese Language Processing, Volume 3, Number 2, August 1998

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Compacting the Penn Treebank Grammar
Alexander Krotov | Mark Hepple | Robert Gaizauskas | Yorick Wilks
36th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and 17th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Volume 1

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Word Sense Disambiguation using Optimised Combinations of Knowledge Sources
Yorick Wilks | Mark Stevenson
36th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and 17th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Volume 2

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Implementing a Sense Tagger in a General Architecture for Text Engineering
Hamish Cunningham | Mark Stevenson | Yorick Wilks
New Methods in Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning

1997

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Software Infrastructure for Natural Language Processing
Hamish Cunningham | Kevin Humphreys | Robert Gaizauskas | Yorick Wilks
Fifth Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing

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GATE - a General Architecture for Text Engineering
Hamish Cunningham | Kevin Humphreys | Robert Gaizauskas | Yorick Wilks
Fifth Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing: Descriptions of System Demonstrations and Videos

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Sense Tagging: Semantic Tagging with a Lexicon
Yorick Wilks | Mark Stevenson
Tagging Text with Lexical Semantics: Why, What, and How?

1996

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TIPSTER-Compatible Projects at Sheffield
Hamish Cunningham | Kevin Humphreys | Robert Gaizauskas | Yorick Wilks
TIPSTER TEXT PROGRAM PHASE II: Proceedings of a Workshop held at Vienna, Virginia, May 6-8, 1996

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NEC Corporation and University of Sheffield: “Description of NEC/Sheffleld System Used For MET Japanese”
Yoshikazu Takemoto | Takahiro Wakao | Hiroshi Yamada | Robert Gaizauskas | Yorick Wilks
TIPSTER TEXT PROGRAM PHASE II: Proceedings of a Workshop held at Vienna, Virginia, May 6-8, 1996

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Panel: The limits of automation: optimists vs skeptics.
Eduard Hovy | Ken Church | Denis Gachot | Marge Leon | Alan Melby | Sergei Nirenburg | Yorick Wilks
Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas

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Evaluation of an Algorithm for the Recognition and Classification of Proper Names
Takahiro Wakao | Robert Gaizauskas | Yorick Wilks
COLING 1996 Volume 1: The 16th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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An ascription-based approach to Speech Acts
Mark Lee | Yorick Wilks
COLING 1996 Volume 2: The 16th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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GATE-a General Architecture for Text Engineering
Hamish Cunningham | Yorick Wilks | Robert J. Gaizauskas
COLING 1996 Volume 2: The 16th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

1995

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University of Sheffield: Description of the LaSIE System as Used for MUC-6
R. Gaizauskas | T. Wakao | K. Humphreys | H. Cunningham | Y. Wilks
Sixth Message Understanding Conference (MUC-6): Proceedings of a Conference Held in Columbia, Maryland, November 6-8, 1995

1994

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Some notes on the state of the art: Where are we now in MT: what works and what doesn’t?
Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Machine Translation: Ten years on

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Two Types of Adaptive MT Environments
Sergei Nirenburg | Robert Frederking | David Farwell | Yorick Wilks
COLING 1994 Volume 1: The 15th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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Noun Phrasal Entries in the EDR English Word Dictionary
A. Koizumi | M. Arioka | C. Harada | M. Sugimoto | L. Guthrie | C. Watts | R. Catizone | Y. Wilks
COLING 1994 Volume 1: The 15th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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Diderot: TIPSTER Program, Automatic Data Extraction from Text Utilizing Semantic Analysis
Y. Wilks | J. Pustejovsky | J. Cowie
Human Language Technology: Proceedings of a Workshop held at Plainsboro, New Jersey, March 8-11, 1994

1993

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The Consortium for Lexical Research
Y. Wilks
Human Language Technology: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Plainsboro, New Jersey, March 21-24, 1993

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Diderot: TIPSTER Program, Automatic Data Extraction from Text Utilizing Semantic Analysis
Y. Wilks | J. Pustejovsky | J. Cowie
Human Language Technology: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Plainsboro, New Jersey, March 21-24, 1993

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Pangloss: A Knowledge-based Machine Assisted Translation Research Project - Site
Y. Wilks
Human Language Technology: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Plainsboro, New Jersey, March 21-24, 1993

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Corpora and Machine Translation
Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of Machine Translation Summit IV

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Developments in machine translation research in the US
Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of Translating and the Computer 15

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CRL/Brandeis: The Diderot System
Jim Cowie | Louise Guthrie | Jin Wang | William Ogden | James Pustejovsky | Rong Wang | Takahiro Wakao | Scott Waterman | Yorick Wilks
TIPSTER TEXT PROGRAM: PHASE I: Proceedings of a Workshop held at Fredricksburg, Virginia, September 19-23, 1993

1992

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Book Reviews: Semantic Structures
Yorick Wilks
Computational Linguistics, Volume 18, Number 1, March 1992

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CRL/NMSU and Brandeis MucBruce: MUC-4 Test Results and Analysis
Jim Cowie | Louise Guthrie | Yorick Wilks | James Pustejovsky
Fourth Message Uunderstanding Conference (MUC-4): Proceedings of a Conference Held in McLean, Virginia, June 16-18, 1992

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CRL/NMSU and Brandeis: Description of the MucBruce System as Used for MUC-4
Jim Cowie | Louise Guthrie | Yorick Wilks
Fourth Message Uunderstanding Conference (MUC-4): Proceedings of a Conference Held in McLean, Virginia, June 16-18, 1992

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Diderot: TIPSTER Program, Automatic Data Extraction from Text Utilizing Semantic Analysis
Y. Wilks | J. Pustejovsky | J. Cowie
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Harriman, New York, February 23-26, 1992

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Pangloss: A Knowledge-based Machine Assisted Translation Research Project - Site
Y. Wilks
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Harriman, New York, February 23-26, 1992

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The Consortium for Lexical Research
Y. Wilks
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Harriman, New York, February 23-26, 1992

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The Automatic Creation of Lexical Entries for a Multilingual MT System
David Farwell | Louise Guthrie | Yorick Wilks
COLING 1992 Volume 2: The 14th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

1991

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Subject-Dependent Co-Occurrence and Word Sense Disambiguation
Joe A. Guthriee | Louise Guthrie | Homa Aidinejad | Yorick Wilks
29th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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Active Knowledge Structures in Natural Language Understanding
Yorick Wilks
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Pacific Grove, California, February 19-22, 1991

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ULTRA: A Multi-lingual Machine Translator
David Farwell | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of Machine Translation Summit III: Papers

ULTRA (Universal Language TRAnslator) is a multilingual, interlingual machine translation system currently under development at the Computing Research Laboratory at New Mexico State University. It translates between five languages (Chinese, English, German, Japanese, Spanish) with vocabularies in each language based on approximately 10,000 word senses. The major design criteria are that the system be robust and general purpose with simple to use utilities for customization to suit the needs of particular users. This paper describes the central characteristics of the system: the intermediate representation, the language components, semantic and pragmatic processes, and supporting lexical entry tools.

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Evaluation of MT Systems
Margaret King | Yorick Wilks | Sture Allen | Ulrich Heid | Doris Albisser
Proceedings of Machine Translation Summit III: Panels

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Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Parsing Technologies (IWPT ’91)
Masaru Tomita | Martin Kay | Robert Berwick | Eva Hajicova | Aravind Joshi | Ronald Kaplan | Makoto Nagao | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Parsing Technologies

February 13-25, 1991

1990

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Is there content in empty heads?
Louise Guthrie | Brian M. Slator | Yorick Wilks | Rebecca Bruce
COLING 1990 Volume 3: Papers presented to the 13th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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Machine Translation Again?
Yorick Wilks | Jaime Carbonell | David Farwell | Eduard Hovy | Sergei Nirenburg
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania, June 24-27,1990

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PROGRESS REPORT: Active Knowledge Structures in Natural Language Understanding
Yorick Wilks
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania, June 24-27,1990

1989

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New Mexico State University Computing Research Laboratory
Yorick Wilks | David Farwell | Afzal Ballim | Roger Hartley
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 21-23, 1989

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Belief Ascription and Model Generative Reasoning: joining two paradigms to a robust parser of messages.
Yorick Wilks | Roger Hartley
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, October 15-18, 1989

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PREMO: Parsing by Conspicuous Lexical Consumption
Brian M. Slator | Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Parsing Technologies

PREMO is a knowledge-based Preference Semantics parser with access to a large, lexical semantic knowledge base and organized along the lines of an operating system. The state of every partial parse is captured in a structure called a language object, and the control structure of the preference machine is a priority queue of these language objects. The language object at the front of the queue has the highest score as computed by a preference metric that weighs grammatical predictions, semantic type matching, and pragmatic coherence. The highest priority language object is the intermediate reading that is currently most preferred (the others are still “alive,” but not actively pursued); in this way the preference machine avoids combinatorial explosion by following a “best-first” strategy for parsing. The system has clear extensions into parallel processing.

1988

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Machine Tractable Dictionaries as Tools and Resources for Natural Language Processing
Yorick Wilks | Dan Fass | Cheng-ming Guo | James E. McDonald | Tony Plate | Brian M. Slator
Coling Budapest 1988 Volume 2: International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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Themes in the work of Margaret Masterman
Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of Translating and the Computer 10: The translation environment 10 years on

1987

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Theoretical Issues in Natural Language Processing 3
Yorick Wilks
Theoretical Issues in Natural Language Processing 3

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On keeping logic in its place
Yorick Wilks
Theoretical Issues in Natural Language Processing 3

1985

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Right Attachment and Preference Semantics .
Yorick Wilks
Second Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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Relevance, Points of View and Dialogue Modelling
Yorick Wilks
Proceedings of the first Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Machine Translation of Natural Languages

1983

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Preference Semantics, Ill-Formedness, and Metaphor
Dan Fass | Yorick Wilks
American Journal of Computational Linguistics, Volume 9, Number 3-4, July-December 1983

1981

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Concluding remarks
Yorick Wilks
Translating and the Computer: Practical experience of machine translation

1978

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Semantic Primitives in Language and Vision
Yorick Wilks
American Journal of Computational Linguistics (December 1978)

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Machine translation and artificial intelligence Implementing machine aids to translation
Yorick Wilks
Translating and the Computer

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Semantic Primitives in Language and Vision
Yorick Wilks
Theoretical Issues in Natural Language Processing-2

1976

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Natural Language Understanding Systems within the A. I. Paradigm: A Survey and Some Comparisons
Yorick Wilks
American Journal of Computational Linguistics (February 1976)

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Processing Case
Yorick Wilks
American Journal of Computational Linguistics (December 1976)

1975

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Primitives and Words
Yorick Wilks
Theoretical Issues in Natural Language Processing

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Methodology in AI and Natural Language Understanding
Yorick Wilks
Theoretical Issues in Natural Language Processing

1969

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Interactive Semantic Analysis of English Paragraphs
Yorick Wilks
International Conference on Computational Linguistics COLING 1969: Preprint No. 8

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