LIL Reading Group

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This is the wiki page for topics to be discussed in the LIL group meetings. While one person will be officially leading the group in each session, the group will be structured in the form of a discussion.

We will be meeting in the AI Lab on the 6th floor, Friday at 1:00 pm . We also have a mailing list lil-group (

Schedule: Spring 12

Date Paper Authors Link Leader Info
3/30/12 A Bayesian Approach to Unsupervised Semantic Role Induction Ivan Titov, Alexandre Klementiev Tom Kwiatkowski
4/6/12 Multi-Source Transfer of Delexicalized Dependency Parsers McDonald, Petrov and Hall Yoav Artzi
4/13/12 Learning Determinantal Point Processes A. Kulesza and B. Taskar Luke
4/20/12 Learning Accurate, Compact, and Interpretable Tree Annotation Slav Petrov, Leon Barrett, Romain Thibaux and Dan Klein Mark Yatskar
4/27/12 eacl12 best paper Xavier Carreras Raphael Hoffmann
5/4/12 Alan Ritter
5/11/12 Adrienne Wang
5/18/12 Mark Yatskar
5/25/12 (no reading group; go to Yoav's Generals Talk!)

Potential Papers:

  • Micha Elsner. Character-based Kernels for Novelistic Plot Structure. Proceedings of the Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2012).
  • Ethan Selfridge, Iker Arizmendi, Peter Heeman and Jason D. Williams. 2011. Stability and Accuracy in Incremental Speech Recognition. Proc SIGDIAL, Portland, Oregon, USA. Best Student Paper Award.