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Name: Annie  Zaenen
Institution: Palo Alto Research Center
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State and/or Country: CA
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Selected Publications: “Contextual Valence Shifters”, with Livia Polanyi. In James G. Shanahan, Yan Qu, Janyce Wiebe (Eds.) Computing Attitude and Affect in Text Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2005
“Animacy Encoding in English: why and how”, with J. Carletta, Greg Garretson, Joan Bresnan, Andrew Koontz-Garboden, Tatiana Nikitina, M. Catherine O’Connor, Tom Wasow. In B. Webber and D. Byron(eds.) Proceedings of the ACL Workshop on Discourse Annotation.2004
“F-structures, Information Structure, and Discourse Structure”, with T.H. King, In M.Butt and T.H. King (eds.) On-line Proceedings of the LFG Conference, 2004
“Sentence Condensation”, with R. Crouch, T.H. King, and Stefan Riezler, in M. Butt and T.H.King (eds.) On-line Proceedings of the LFG Conference, 2004
“Shifting Attitudes” (with Livia Polanyi), in Lagerwerf et al. (eds.) Proceedings of MAD’03 Multidisciplinary approaches to discourse, 2003
“Statistical sentence condensation using ambiguity packing and stochastic disambiguation methods for Lexical-Functional Grammar”, with S.Riezler, T.H. King, R. Crouch, Proceedings of HLT-NAACL 2003, 2003

“West Germanic verb clusters in LFG”, with R. Kaplan, in G. Kempen & P. Seuren (eds.), Germanic verb clusters. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2003
“Things are not always equal”, with Ronald M. Kaplan, in Alexander Gelbukh (ed.) Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing, Lecture Notes in Computer Science N 2588, Springer-Verlag, 2003
“Subsumption and Equality: German Partial Fronting in LFG”, with Ron Kaplan, in M. Butt and T.H. King, (eds.), Proceedings of the LFG02 Conference, CSLI on-line Publications, 2002.
Reviewer of: Syntax: Dehé, Jackendoff, McIntyre & Urban, eds. (2002) (LL Issue 15.1229)

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