UW/Microsoft Quarterly Symposium in Computational Linguistics

The UW/Microsoft Quarterly Symposium in Computational Linguistics provides a regular opportunity for computational linguists and speech and language technology researchers at the University of Washington and at Microsoft to discuss topics in the field and to connect in a friendly informal atmosphere.

Each symposium features two presentations, one from Microsoft and one from UW. In addition, symposia often include poster sessions and/or demos.

Participating Departments

Upcoming symposia

The next symposium and past symposia

DateLocationSpeakersTitlesAdditional presentations
11/02/2012

UW

Lucy Vanderwende and Sumit Basu, Microsoft Research
Making Reading More Effective: Technologies to Help Information Seekers
 
    Tom Kwiatkowski, UW CSE
A Probabilistic Model of Language Acquisition from Utterance and Meaning
 
05/11/2012

Microsoft

Joint with NW-NLP 2012
Schedule
 
02/17/2012

UW

Cosmin Adrian Bejan, UW Biomedical Health Informatics
Using statistical feature selection to improve pneumonia identification
 
    Dominic Widdows, Microsoft Research
Learning and Reasoning with Semantic Vectors
 
10/28/2011

Microsoft

Yoav Artzi
Towards Predicting Responses in Twitter
 
    Brian Hutchinson Tensor Deep Stacking Networks for Phonetic Classification and Recognition  
    Aniruddh Nath Generalizing Natural Language Instructions  
    Julie Medero NLP in Patient-Directed Medical Displays  
    Amittai Axelrod Topic Modeling for Statistical Machine Translation  
05/13/2011

UW

Gina-Anne Levow, UW Linguistics
Predicting Verbal Feedback across Cultures in Face-to-Face Conversation
 
    Mona Diab, CCLS, Columbia Univ Automatic Processing of Arabic(s)  
02/18/2011

Microsoft

Luke Zettlemoyer, UW CSE
Learning to Follow Orders: Reinforcement Learning for Mapping Instructions to Actions
 
    Scott Yih, Machine Learning Group, MSR Learning Discriminative Projections for Text Similarity Measures  
10/22/2010

UW

Tony Fader, UW CSE / MSR Machine Learning Group
Long Query Understanding with Wikipedia
 
    Amittai Axelrod, UW EE / MSR NLP Group Translation model adaptation  
05/14/2010 Microsoft Will Lewis, MSR Machine Translation Group Haitian Creole: How to Build and Ship an MT Engine from Scratch in 4 days, 17 hours, & 30 minutes  
    Hui Lin and Jeff Bilmes, UW Submodular Extractive Summarization  
01/22/2010 UW Ellen Lidin, MSR Machine translation and localization  
    Chris Quirk, MSR Extracting parallel sentences from Wikipedia  
    Anand Chakravarty, MSR Stress Testing an AI Based Web Service - A Case Study  
    Eduardo Alvarez-Godinez, MSR Test corpora development for machine translation evaluation  
    Michael Gamon, MSR Correcting non-native English using mostly native data  
    Efthimis N. Efthimiadis, iSchool, UW Search Interaction in Context research group  
    William Lewis (Microsoft) and Fei Xia (UW Linguistics)

Applying NLP Technologies to the Collection and Analysis of Language Data to Aid Linguistic Research

 
    Emily M. Bender, Linguistics, UW Grammar Customization with the LinGO Grammar Matrix  
    Mausam, CSE, UW From Extracted Information to Knowledge: Current Research at Turing Center  
    Hoifung Poon, CSE, UW Markov Logic in Natural Language Processing  
10/09/2009 Microsoft Stanley Kok and Chris Brockett
UW CSE and MSR-NLP
Hitting the Right Paraphrases in Good Time  
    Alan Ritter and Colin Cherry
UW CSE and MSR-NLP
Toward the Twuring Test: Conversation Modeling using Twitter  
    Hoifung Poon and Lucy Vanderwende
UW CSE and MSR-NLP
Joint Inference for Knowledge Extraction from Biomedical Literature  
04/10/2009UWVikram Dendi
MS Research
Standing in the User's Shoes - Enhancing the "Perceived Value" of Translation 
  Kevin Duh
UW EE
Semi-supervised learning for Ranking 
01/23/2009MicrosoftJeremy Kahn
UW Linguistics
Unlexicalizing the comma: an orthographic assist to statistical machine translation 
  Ye-Yi Wang
Microsoft Research
Voice search of structured media data 
11/14/2008UWMeliha Yetisgen Yildiz
UW iSchool and Kiha Inc.
Finding the Meaning of Medical Concept Correlations 
  Jian-Yun Nie
University of Montreal
Machine translation and cross-language information retrieval 
06/06/2008MicrosoftDouglas Downey
UW CSE
Autonomous Web-scale Information ExtractionPosters
  Chris Quirk
Microsoft Research
Models for Comparable Corpus Fragment Alignment 
02/15/2008UWAmar Subramanya
Jeff Bilmes
UW EE
Training Speech Recognizers with Uncertain Word BoundariesPosters
  Colin Cherry
Microsoft Research - NLP Group
Cohesive Phrase-based Decoding for Statistical Machine Translation 
11/02/2007MicrosoftHoifung Poon
Pedro Domingos
UW CSE
Joint Inference in Information Extraction 
  Andreas Bode
Anthony Aue
Microsoft MT Incubation Team - NLP Group
From Research to Production - Issues & Lessons Learned 
04/20/2007UWJianfeng Gao
Microsoft Research
A Comparative Study of Parameter Estimation Methods for Statistical Natural Language Processing 
  Marcus Sammer
UW Turing Center
Panlingual Lexical Translation 
02/16/2007UWEfthimis N. Efthimiadis
David G. Hendry
Chong-Ki Tsang
UW Information School
Experiments in Query Expansion 
  Hisami Suzuki
Kristina Toutanova
Microsoft Research
Generating Morphologically Rich Languages in MT 
10/20/2006MicrosoftFei Xia
William Lewis
Dan Jinguji
UW Linguistics
Towards automatic enrichment and analysis of linguistic data for low-density languagesPosters
  Mark Johnson
MSR and Brown University
Features of Reranking Parsers 
04/07/2006UWSimon Corston-Oliver
Anthony Aue
Microsoft Research
Multilingual Dependency Parsing using Bayes Point Machines 
  Michael J. Cafarella
Oren Etzioni
UW CSE
A Search Engine for Natural Language Applications 
02/03/2006MicrosoftWilliam Lewis
UW Linguistics
Locating, Recognizing, and Converting Interlinear Text on the WebDemos
  Manuela Noske
Windows Localizations Group
Unsupervised Acquisition of Ateso Morphology 
10/28/2005UWKenneth W. Church
Machine Learning and Applied Statistics Group MSR
Ping Li
Statistics Department, Stanford University
Using Sketches to Estimate Associations 
  Mari Ostendorf+, Jeremy G. Kahn*, and Dustin Hillard+
+UW EE, *UW Linguistics
Spontaneous Speech: Challenges and Opportunities for Parsing 
4/22/2005MicrosoftKatrin Kirchhoff
UW EE
Feature-Based Word Representations for Natural Language Processing
Posters
  Eric Ringger
NLP Group, Microsoft Research
The Role of Linguistics in Feature Engineering for Machine Learning in Natural Language Processing
 
1/28/2005MicrosoftJeff Bilmes and Karim Filali
UW EE
Graphical Models and Machine Translation
Demos
  Chris Quirk
MS Natural Language Processing Group
Toward Syntactically Informed Statistical Machine Translation 
10/22/2004UWOren Etzioni
UW CSE
Web-scale Information Extraction in KnowItAll (Preliminary Results)Posters
  Mike Calcagno
Microsoft Natural Language Group
Extracting and Exploiting Type Information in Search-Related Scenarios 
3/12/2004MicrosoftMari Ostendorf
UW EE
Web-based Corpora: Modeling Language vs. Gathering CountsDemos
  Thierry Fontenelle
Microsoft Natural Language Group
A large bilingual lexical resource for word sense disambiguation 
1/23/2004UWRobert Moore
Microsoft
Two Paradigms for Natural Language Processing 
  Lesley Carmichael
UW Linguistics
Prosodic Fortification in Error Resolution 
10/24/2003UWAndrea Jesse
Microsoft Natural Language Group
Grammar Checking in Microsoft Office XP 
  Emily M. Bender
UW Linguistics
Grammar Checking in the Arboretum: Finding and Curing Trees 

Last updated: 09/06/2011