Matthew R. Gormley

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We have created layers of annotation on the English Gigaword v.5 corpus to render it useful as a standardized corpus for knowledge extraction and distributional semantics. Most existing large-scale work is based on inconsistent corpora which often have needed to be re-annotated by research teams independently, each time introducing biases that manifest as(More)
Compositional embedding models build a representation (or embedding) for a linguistic structure based on its component word embeddings. We propose a Feature-rich Compositional Embedding Model (FCM) for relation extraction that is expressive, generalizes to new domains, and is easy-to-implement. The key idea is to combine both (unlexicalized) handcrafted(More)
We explore a new way to collect human annotated relations in text using Amazon Mechanical Turk. Given a knowledge base of relations and a corpus, we identify sentences which mention both an entity and an attribute that have some relation in the knowledge base. Each noisy sentence/relation pair is presented to multiple turkers, who are asked whether the(More)
In either setting, it is common for a research group to generate bulk annotations over a preferred corpus internally, using their own tools, programming languages and formats, but then reporting on this as merely an engineering pre-processing step not worth describing in significant detail. Worse, these annotated collections are often not available to the(More)
Effectively exploring and analyzing large text corpora requires visualizations that provide a high level summary. Past work has relied on faceted browsing of document metadata or on natural language processing of document text. In this paper, we present a new web-based tool that integrates topics learned from an unsupervised topic model in a faceted(More)
Compositional embedding models build a representation for a linguistic structure based on its component word embeddings. While recent work has combined these word embeddings with hand crafted features for improved performance, it was restricted to a small number of features due to model complexity, thus limiting its applicability. We propose a new model(More)
Standard entity clustering systems commonly rely on mention (string) matching, syntactic features, and linguistic resources like English WordNet. When co-referent text mentions appear in different languages, these techniques cannot be easily applied. Consequently, we develop new methods for clustering text mentions across documents and languages(More)
With a few exceptions, extensions to latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA) have focused on the distribution over topics for each document. Much less attention has been given to the underlying structure of the topics themselves. As a result, most topic models generate topics independently from a single underlying distribution and require millions of parameters,(More)
We explore the extent to which highresource manual annotations such as treebanks are necessary for the task of semantic role labeling (SRL). We examine how performance changes without syntactic supervision, comparing both joint and pipelined methods to induce latent syntax. This work highlights a new application of unsupervised grammar induction and(More)