- Project milestone documents are due at the start of class (2:00pm) on their due date.
- The schedule is subject to change, as the semester
progresses, however any changes will be made at least one week in
advance of the dates affected.
- You are expected to
have completed the readings before class on the days
Week 1. Aug 30: Introduction and overview
Sept. 4, 6: Vector spaces; Concepts
- Katrin Erk (2012) "Vector space models of word meaning and phrase meaning: a survey", Language and Linguistics Compass, to appear. Available on Blackboard under "Course Documents"
- Peter Gärdenfors (2004) "Conceptual Spaces as a Framework for Knowledge Representation". Mind and Matter 2(2), 9-27. PDF
- Joanna Bryson (2008). Embodiment
vs. Memetics. Mind &
Society 7(1):77-94. Pre-print PDF. Discussion lead: Gemma Boleda
Sept. 11, 13: Basics of visual spaces
- Describing Objects by their Attributes. Ali Farhadi, Ian Endres, Derek Hoiem, David Forsyth. In proceedings of IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR'09), 2009. Discussion lead: Niveda Krishnamoorthy
- Attribute-Centric Recognition for Cross-Category Generalization. Ali Farhadi, Ian Endres, Derek Hoiem. In proceedings of IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR'10), 2010.
- Relative Attributes. D. Parikh and K. Grauman. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Barcelona, Spain, November 2011 Discussion lead: Girish Malkarnenkar
Sept. 18, 20: Visual spaces and language
Sept 20Week 5.
Sept. 25, 27: cont'd; Video
Week 6. Week 7.
Oct. 2, 4: Geotemporal
P11-1096 [bib]: Benjamin Wing; Jason Baldridge. Simple supervised document geolocation with geodesic grids. ACL 2011. Discussion lead: Siddharth Subramanian
D12-1137 [bib]: Stephen Roller; Michael Speriosu; Sarat Rallapalli; Benjamin Wing; Jason Baldridge. Supervised Text-based Geolocation Using Language Models on an Adaptive Grid. EMNLP 2012
- B. Adams and K. Janowicz (2012) On the Geo-Indicativeness of non-Georeferenced Text. In: Proceedings of the 6th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-12), AAAI Press.
Oct. 9, 11
- Qiang Hao, Rui Cai, Changhu Wang, Rong Xiao, Jiang-Ming Yang, Yanwei Pang, and Lei Zhang. Equip Tourists with Knowledge Mined from Travelogues. In Proceedings of the 19th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2010).
- Nattiya Kanhabua, Sara Romano and Avaré Stewart, Identifying Relevant Temporal Expressions for Real-world Events, In SIGIR 2012 Workshop on Time-aware Information Access (TAIA'2012), Portland, Oregon, USA, August 2012. Discussion lead: Simon Hafner
Week 8. Oct. 16, 18: Applications of geotemporal analysis, e.g. crisis response and epidemic tracking; Grounded data exploration.
- Munro, Robert, Lucky Gunasekara, Stephanie Nevins, Lalith Polepeddi and Evan Rosen. 2012. Tracking Epidemics with Natural Language Processing and Crowdsourcing. Spring Symposium for Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Stanford. Discussion lead: Aidan Coyne
- Hecht, B., Carton, S., Quaderi, M., Schöning, J., Raubal, M., Gergle, D., Downey, D. Explanatory Semantic Relatedness and Explicit Spatialization for Exploratory Search. Proceedings of ACM SIGIR 2012. New York: ACM Press. Discussion lead: Hoyhon Ryu
Week 9. Week 10.
Oct. 23, 25: Text forecasting
- Noah Smith, Text-Driven Forecasting. Discussion lead: Jim Evans
- Predicting a Scientific Community's Response to an Article. Dani Yogatama, Michael Heilman, Brendan O'Connor, Chris Dyer, Bryan R. Routledge, and Noah A. Smith. In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2011), Edinburgh, UK, July 2011. [We'll read the extended technical report.]
Oct. 30, Nov. 1: Vector space frontiers
Nov. 6, 8: Vector space frontiers
Nov. 13, 15: Vector space frontiers, and virtual worlds
- Katrin Erk, Linking vector space models and formal semantics (no paper)
Nov 20 Vector space frontiers continued
- J12-1002: Daoud Clarke. 2012. A Context-Theoretic Framework for Compositionality in Distributional Semantics. Computational Linguistics. Discussion lead: Juwon Lee
Nov 22: Thanksgiving
Week 14. Week 15.
Nov 27, 29: Virtual worlds
Dec 4 & 6: Project Presentations
- 14:00 Niveda Krishnamoorthy and Girish Malkarnenkar
- 14:20 Hohyon Ryu
- 14:35 Juwon Lee
- 14:50 Chris Brown
- 15:05 Stephen Pryor
- 14:00 Jason Mielens and Simon Hafner
- 14:20 Jim Evans
- 14:35 Aidan Coyne and Prateek Maheshwari
- 14:55 Siddharth Subramanian
- Due: Project final report