Students Lectures (Exact dates may change a bit; we will sometimes have multiple presentations on the same date)
February 16: Quang Do Discriminative Training for Hidden Markov Models: Theory and Experiments with Perceptron Algorithms
February 18: Jiansong Zhang Andrew McCallum, Dayne Freitag, and Fernando Pereira, Maximum entropy Markov models for information extraction and segmentation
February 23: Hongning Wang Conditional Random Fields: Probabilistic Models for Segmenting and Labeling Sequence Data
February 25: Abdullah Akce Max-Margin Markov Networks
March 2:
Yuancheng Tu Global Inference for Entity and Relation Identification via a Linear Programming Formulation
March 4:
Andrew Hsi Learning and Inference with Constraints
Li-Lun WangMarkov Logic Networks
March 9:
Ahsan Arefin Incremental Integer Linear Programming for Non-projective Dependency Parsing
Mingjie QianConcise Integer Linear Programming Formulations for Dependency Parsing
March 11: Tony Huang Max-Margin Parsing
March 16: Joe Di Febo Discriminative Reranking for Natural Language Parsing
March 18: Jason Cho Integer Linear Programming Inference for Conditional Random Fields
March 30: Juan Mancilla-CaceresLearning and Inference over Constrained Output
April 1:
Alla Rozovskaya The Importance of Syntactic Parsing and Inference in Semantic Role Labeling
Tatiana Chebonenko Dependency-based Semantic Role Labeling of PropBank
April 13: Micha Hodosh Learning Structural SVMs with Latent Variables
April 15:
Huizhong Duan A Conditional Random Field for Discriminatively-trained Finite-state String Edit Distance
Qieyun Dai Discriminative Learning over Constrained Latent Representations
April 20: Yonatan BiskProbabilistic CFG with Latent Annotations
April 22:
Kai-Wei Chang Training Structural SVMs when Exact Inference is Intractable
Yuan Fang Piecewise Pseudolikelihood for Efficient Training of Conditional Random Fields
April 27:
Prateek Jindal Structured Output Learning with Indirect Supervision
Wen Pu Dual Decomposition for Parsing with Non-Projective Head Automata