Alessandro Moschitti

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The CoNLL-2012 shared task involved predicting coreference in English, Chinese, and Arabic, using the final version, v5.0, of the OntoNotes corpus. It was a follow-on to the English-only task organized in 2011. Until the creation of the OntoNotes corpus, resources in this sub-field of language processing were limited to noun phrase coreference, often on a(More)
In this paper, we provide a study on the use of tree kernels to encode syntactic parsing information in natural language learning. In particular, we propose a new convolution kernel, namely the Partial Tree (PT) kernel, to fully exploit dependency trees. We also propose an efficient algorithm for its computation which is futhermore sped-up by applying the(More)
Learning a similarity function between pairs of objects is at the core of learning to rank approaches. In information retrieval tasks we typically deal with query-document pairs, in question answering -- question-answer pairs. However, before learning can take place, such pairs needs to be mapped from the original space of symbolic words into some feature(More)
Developing a full coreference system able to run all the way from raw text to semantic interpretation is a considerable engineering effort, yet there is very limited availability of off-the shelf tools for researchers whose interests are not in coreference, or for researchers who want to concentrate on a specific aspect of the problem. We present BART, a(More)
This paper explores the use of innovative kernels based on syntactic and semantic structures for a target relation extraction task. Syntax is derived from constituent and dependency parse trees whereas semantics concerns to entity types and lexical sequences. We investigate the effectiveness of such representations in the automated relation extraction from(More)
We study the impact of syntactic and shallow semantic information in automatic classification of questions and answers and answer re-ranking. We define (a) new tree structures based on shallow semantics encoded in Predicate Argument Structures (PASs) and (b) new kernel functions to exploit the representational power of such structures with Support Vector(More)
This paper describes our deep learning system for sentiment analysis of tweets. The main contribution of this work is a new model for initializing the parameter weights of the convolutional neural network, which is crucial to train an accurate model while avoiding the need to inject any additional features. Briefly, we use an unsupervised neural language(More)
This paper describes the SemEval–2016 Task 3 on Community Question Answering, which we offered in English and Arabic. For English, we had three subtasks: Question–Comment Similarity (subtask A), Question–Question Similarity (B), and Question–External Comment Similarity (C). For Arabic, we had another subtask: Rerank the correct answers for a new question(More)