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"PRNA at ImageCLEF 2017 Caption Prediction and Concept Detection Tasks"; (to appear) In Proceedings of the 15th ImageCLEF Conference - The CLEF Cross Language Image Retrieval Track (ImageCLEF 2017), Dublin, Ireland, September 2017. (.pdf). [Ranked 1st in Medical Image Caption Generation Task]


"Diagnostic Inferencing via Improving Clinical Concept Extraction with Deep Reinforcement Learning: A Preliminary Study"; (to appear) In Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Machine Learning in Health Care (MLHC 2017), Boston, MA, August 2017.


"Medical Concept Normalization for Online User-Generated Texts"; (to appear) In Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI 2017), Park City, Utah, August 2017. (.pdf)


"Improving Clinical Diagnosis Inference through Integration of Structured and Unstructured Knowledge" In Proceedings of the 1st EACL 2017 Workshop on Sense, Concept and Entity Representations and their Applications (SENSE 2017), Valencia, Spain, April 2017. (.pdf). [Best Paper Nominee]


"Integrating Extra Knowledge into Word Embedding Models for Biomedical NLP Tasks" In Proceedings of the 30th International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2017), Alaska, USA, May 2017. (.pdf)


"Adverse Drug Event Detection in Tweets with Semi-Supervised Convolutional Neural Networks" In Proceedings of the 26th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2017), Perth, Australia, April 2017. (.pdf)


"Condensed Memory Networks for Clinical Diagnostic Inferencing" In Proceedings of the 31st AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2017), San Francisco, California, February 2017. (.pdf)


"Neural Paraphrase Generation with Stacked Residual LSTM Networks" In Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2016), Osaka, Japan, December 2016. (.pdf)


"Neural Clinical Paraphrase Generation with Attention" In Proceedings of the COLING 2016 Workshop on Clinical Natural Language Processing (ClinicalNLP 2016), Osaka, Japan, December 2016. (.pdf)


"Clinical Question Answering using Key-Value Memory Networks and Knowledge Graph" In Proceedings of the 25th Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2016), Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, November 2016, NIST. (.pdf)


"Assorted Textual Features and Dynamic Push Strategies for Real-time Tweet Notification" In Proceedings of the 25th Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2016), Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, November 2016, NIST. (.pdf)


"Open Domain Real-Time Question Answering Based on Semantic and Syntactic Question Similarity" In Proceedings of the 25th Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2016), Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, November 2016, NIST. (.pdf)


"Translation of UMLS Ontologies from European Portuguese to Brazilian Portuguese" In Proceedings of the 15th Brazilian Congress on Health Informatics (CBIS 2016), Goiania, Brazil, November 2016. (.pdf)


"Exploiting Neural Embeddings for Social Media Data Analysis" In Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2015), Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, November 2015, NIST. (.pdf)


"Using Neural Embeddings for Diagnostic Inferencing in Clinical Question Answering" In Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2015), Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, November 2015, NIST. (.pdf)


"Ontology-Driven Semantic Search for Brazilian Portuguese Clinical Notes" In Proceedings of the Fifteenth World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics (MEDINFO 2015), Page 1022, Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 2015. (.pdf)


"Towards Topic-to-Question Generation" In Computational Linguistics, MIT Press, Vol. 41(1), Pages 1-20, 2015. (.pdf)


"A Reinforcement Learning Formulation to the Complex Question Answering Problem" In Information Processing and Management (IPM), Elsevier, Vol. 51(3), Pages 252-272, 2015. (.pdf)


"A Hybrid Approach to Clinical Question Answering" In Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2014), Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, November 2014, NIST. (.pdf)


"Fear the REAPER: A System for Automatic Multi-Document Summarization with Reinforcement Learning" In the Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2014), Pages 681-690, Doha, Qatar, October 25-29, 2014. (.pdf)


"Complex Question Answering: Homogeneous or Heterogeneous, Which Ensemble Is Better?" In the Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems (NLDB 2014), Pages 160-163, Montpellier, France, June 18-20, 2014. (.pdf)


"On the Effectiveness of Using Syntactic and Shallow Semantic Tree Kernels for Automatic Assessment of Essays" In the Proceedings of the 6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2013), Pages 767-773, Nagoya, Japan, October 2013. (.pdf)


"Using POMDPs for Topic-Focused Multi-Document Summarization" In the Proceedings of the 20th Conference on Traitement Automatique de la Langue Naturelle (TALN 2013), Pages 33-47, France, June 2013. (.pdf)


"Complex Question Answering: Minimizing the Gaps and Beyond" Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, 2013. (.pdf)


"Automatically Assessing Free Texts" In the Proceedings of the COLING 2012 Workshop on Speech and Language Processing Tools in Education (SLP-TED 2012), Pages 9-16, Mumbai, India, December 2012. (.pdf)


"Simple or Complex? Classifying the Question by the Answer Complexity" In the Proceedings of the COLING 2012 Workshop on Question Answering for Complex Domains (QACD 2012), Pages 1-10, Mumbai, India, December 2012. (.pdf)


"Towards Automatic Topical Question Generation" In the Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2012), Pages 475-492, Mumbai, India, December 2012. (.pdf)


"On the Effectiveness of Using Sentence Compression Models for Query-Focused Multi-Document Summarization" In the Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2012), Pages 457-474, Mumbai, India, December 2012. (.pdf)


"Improving the Performance of the Reinforcement Learning Model for Answering Complex Questions" In the Proceedings of the 21st ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2012), Pages 2499-2502, Maui, Hawaii, USA, October 2012. (.pdf)


"Learning Good Decompositions of Complex Questions." In 17th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language Processing to Information Systems (NLDB 2012), Pages 104-115, Groningen, Netherlands, June 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag. (.pdf)


"Query-Focused Multi-Document Summarization: Automatic Data Annotations and Supervised Learning Approaches." In Journal of Natural Language Engineering, Cambridge University Press, Vol. 18(1), Pages 109-145, January 2012. (.pdf)


"UofL at TAC 2011 Guided Summarization Task." In Proceedings of the Text Analysis Conference (TAC 2011), Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, November 2011, NIST. (.pdf)


"An Aspect-driven Random Walk Model for Topic-Focused Multi-Document Summarization." In 7th Asian Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS 2011), Pages 386-397, University of Wollongong in Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 18-20, 2011. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag. (.pdf)


"Using Syntactic and Shallow Semantic Kernels to Improve Multi-Modality Manifold-Ranking for Topic-Focused Multi-Document Summarization." In 5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2011), Pages 1098-1106, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2011. (.pdf)


"Improving Graph-based Random Walks for Complex Question Answering Using Syntactic, Shallow Semantic and Extended String Subsequence Kernels." In Information Processing and Management (IPM), Elsevier, Vol. 47(6), Pages 843-855, 2011. (.pdf)


"Using Semantic Information to Answer Complex Questions." In Proceedings of the 24th Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence (CAI 2011), Pages 68-73, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, May 2011. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer-Verlag. (.pdf)


"A Reinforcement Learning Framework for Answering Complex Questions." In Proceedings of International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2011), Pages 307-310, Palo Alto, California, USA, 2011. (.pdf)


"Automatic Question Generation from Sentences." In the Proceedings of the 17th Conference on Traitement Automatique de la Langue Naturelle (TALN 2010), Montreal, Canada, 2010. (.pdf)


"Automation of Question Generation From Sentence." In Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Question Generation, Pages 58-67, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 2010. (.pdf)


"Answering Complex Questions: Supervised Approaches." M.Sc. Thesis, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, 2009. (.pdf)


"Complex Question Answering: Unsupervised Learning Approaches and Experiments" In Journal of AI Research (JAIR)- Vol. 35, Pages 1-47, 2009. (.pdf)


"Do Automatic Annotation Techniques Have Any Impact on Supervised Complex Question Answering?" In Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 4th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (ACL-IJCNLP 2009), Pages 329-332,  Singapore, August, 2009. (.pdf)


"Supervised Approaches to Complex Question Answering." In Proceedings of Conference of the Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics (PACLING 2009), Sapporo, Japan, September 2009. (.pdf)


"A SVM-Based Ensemble Approach to Multi-Document Summarization" In Proceedings of the 22nd Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence (CAI 2009), Pages 199-202, Kelowna, May 2009. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer-Verlag. (.pdf)


"UofL at TAC 2008 Update Summarization and Question Answering" In Proceedings of the Text Analysis Conference (TAC 2008), Rochester, NY, USA, November 2008, NIST. (.pdf)


"Advances in Focused Retrieval: A General Review" In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT), Dhaka, December 2007, IEEE Digital Explore Library. (.pdf)


"Design of EIDI: A Cache-based Interface to Integrate AI and Database Systems with Dynamism" In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT), Dhaka, December 2007, IEEE Digital Explore Library. (.pdf)


"Design of “E-COP”: A Distributed Anti-Spam Environment to Prevent Spamming in E-mail" In proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT), Dhaka, December 2005. (.pdf)