CSE590A - Machine Reading

Autumn Quarter 2010

Day / Time: Wed. 4:30-5:20
Location: CSE 203

Machine Reading

This Fall, 590a will be on "Machine Reading" - the process of extracting high-level knowledge from natural language text, for example from Web pages. Most people know about the work on machine reading which is happening here at UW CSE (e.g. KnowItAll, TextRunner, Kylin, and the work based on Markov Logic Networks), but the area is also heating up dramatically at other Universities and research labs. We'll spend the quarter reading the latest papers on the topic and brainstorming about new directions. Participants may be asked to help lead class discussion of papers or to talk about their ongoing research on the topic.

Mailing List

We will not use the cse590a mailing list. Instead, announcements about the seminar will go to uw-ai. If you do not already subscribe to uw-ai, then join by sending mail to uw-ai-request@cs.washington.edu, with the line "subscribe listname" in the body of the message. You are welcome to discuss the presentations on the mailing list.


  Speaker Paper
Sep. 29th Cancelled  
Oct. 6th Jonathan Berant Global Learning of Focused Entailment Graphs.
Oct. 13th Tara McIntosh Reducing semantic drift in lexicon bootstrapping.
Oct. 20th Tom Mitchellrk students talking informally with Tom Mitchell;
Oct. 27th Stephen Soderland Adapting Open IE to Domain-Specific Relations
Nov. 3th Anthony Fader Quals Talk
Nov. 10th Chloe Kiddon Painless unsupervised learning with features
Nov. 17th Hoifung Poon Dual Decomposition for Parsing with Non-Projective Head Automata.
Nov. 24th No Class
Dec. 2st Peter Clark The Recognizing Textual Entailment challenge;
Dec. 8st No Class

A (Partial) List of papers

Please email the papers you are interested in to weld at cs or clzhang at cs.