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Name: Yuancheng  Tu
Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://cogcomp.cs.illinois.edu/~ytu/
State and/or Country: IL
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Specialty: Natural Language Processing and computational lexical semantics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
English
Selected Publications: Y. Tu, N. Johri, D. Roth and J. Hockenmaier, Citation Author Topic Model in Expert Search , The 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2010), Beijing, China, 2010.

N. Johri, D. Roth and Y. Tu, Experts' Retrieval with Multiword-Enhanced Author Topic Model ,Human Language Technologies: 11th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL-HLT 2010, Semantic Search Workshop), Los Angeles, California, 2010.

D. Roth and Y. Tu, Aspect Guided Text Categorization with Unobserved Labels, International Conference of Data Mining (ICDM), Miami, Florida, 2009.

M. Chang, D. Goldwasser, D. Roth, and Y. Tu, Unsupervised Constraint Driven Learning for Transliteration Discovery, NAACL, Boulder, Colorado, 2009.

D. Goldwasser, M. Chang, Y. Tu, and D. Roth, Constraint Driven Transliteration Discovery, Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, 2009.

M. Sammons, V. Vydiswaran, T. Vieira, N. Johri, M. Chang, D. Goldwasser, V. Srikumar, G. Kundu, Y. Tu, K. Small, J. Rule, Q. Do, D. Roth, Relation Alignment for Textual Entailment Recognition , The second Textual Analysis Conference(TAC-2009), NIST Gaithersburg, MaryLand, Nov. 16-17, 2009.

Q. Do, D. Roth, M. Sammons, Y. Tu, V. Vinod, Robust, Light-weight Approaches to compute Lexical Similarity, Computer Science Research and Technical Reports, University of Illinois (2009).

Robust, Light-weight Approaches to compute Lexical Similarity
Q. Do, D. Roth, M. Sammons, Y. Tu, V. Vydiswaran
Computer Science Research and Technical Reports, University of Illinois - 2009

V. Punyakanok, D. Roth, W. Yih, D. Zimak, and Y. Tu, Semantic Role Labeling via Generalized Inference over Classifiers Shared Task Paper. Proc. of the Annual Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL) (2004) pp. 130--133

X. Li, D. Roth, and Y. Tu, Phrasenet: towards context sensitive lexical semantics. Proc. of the Annual Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL) (2003)
Courses Taught: Intermediate Level Chinese
Reviewer of: Sociolinguistics: Breivik and Hasselgren (2002) (LL Issue 13.3277)
Idiom Treatment Experiments in Machine Translation (LL Issue 22.2758)



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