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Alan Ritter

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
  • 595 Dreese Laboratories
    2015 Neil Ave
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-292-5275

Honors

  • 20180328

    Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award.

  • 20080901-20110901

    NDSEG Fellowship.

  • 20090201

    Best Student Paper Award.

Journal Articles

2017

  • *Ji, X.; Ritter, A.; Yen, P-Y., 2017, "Using ontology-based semantic similarity to facilitate the article screening process for systematic reviews." Journal of Biomedical Informatics 69, 33-42 - 33-42.

2016

  • Nakov, P.; Rosenthal, S.; Kiritchenko, S.; Mohammad, S.M. et al., 2016, "Developing a successful SemEval task in sentiment analysis of Twitter and other social media texts." Language Resources and Evaluation 50, 35-65 - 35-65.

2014

  • Xu, W.; Ritter, A.; Callison-Burch, C.; Dolan, W.B. et al., 2014, "Extracting lexically divergent paraphrases from Twitter." Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics 2, 435-448 - 435-448.

2013

  • Ritter, A.; Zettlemoyer, L.; Mausam, ; Etzioni, O., 2013, "Modeling missing data in distant supervision for information extraction." Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics 1, 367-378 - 367-378.

Presentations

  • "Weakly Supervised Information Extraction for the Social Web." 2015, Presented at CLIP Seminar, University of Maryland,
  • "Weakly Supervised Information Extraction for the Social Web." 2015, Presented at School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University,
  • "Weakly Supervised Information Extraction for the Social Web." 2016, Presented at Statistics Department Seminar, Ohio State University,
  • "Weakly Supervised Information Extraction for the Social Web." 2015, Presented at Machine Learning Seminar, Purdue University,
  • "Large Scale Learning for Information Extraction." 2016, Presented at University of North Carolina,
  • "Large-Scale Learning for Information Extraction." 2016, Presented at University of Edinburgh,
  • "Large-Scale Learning for Information Extraction." 2016, Presented at Tsinghua University,
  • "Large Scale Learning for Information Extraction." 2016, Presented at University of Colorado, Boulder,
  • Large-Scale Learning for Information Extraction. 2017, Presented at Midwest Machine Learning Symposium,
  • Data-Driven Conversation. 2017, Presented at Microsoft Research Faculty Summit,
  • What's so hard about Natural Language Understanding?. 2017, Presented at NIPS workshop on Learning with Limited Labeled Data,

Papers in Proceedings

2018

  • Ritter, A.L. "An Annotated Corpus for Machine Reading of Instructions in Wet Lab Protocols." in NAACL. (6 2018).
  • Kulkarni, C.; Xu, W.; Ritter, A.; Machiraju, R. "An Annotated Corpus for Machine Reading of Instructions in Wet Lab Protocols.." (1 2018).

2017

  • Swamy, S.; Ritter, A.; Marneffe, M-C.D. ""i have a feeling trump will win..................": Forecasting Winners and Losers from User Predictions on Twitter.." (1 2017).
  • *Konovalov, A.; *Strauss, B.; Ritter, A.; O Connor, B. "Learning to Extract Events from Knowledge Base Revisions." in WWW. (1 2017).
  • *Swamy, S.; Ritter, A.; de Marneffe, M-C. "" i have a feeling trump will win..................": Forecasting Winners and Losers from User Predictions on Twitter." in EMNLP. (1 2017).
  • Li, J.; Monroe, W.; Shi, T.; Jean, S. et al. "Adversarial Learning for Neural Dialogue Generation.." (1 2017).
  • Konovalov, A.; Ritter, A.; Strauss, B.; O Connor, B. "Learning to extract events from knowledge base revisions." (1 2017).
  • *Li, J.; *Monroe, W.; *Shi, T.; Ritter, A. et al. "Adversarial learning for neural dialogue generation." in EMNLP. (1 2017).
  • Konovalov, A.; Strauss, B.; Ritter, A.; O'Connor, B. "Learning to Extract Events from Knowledge Base Revisions.." (1 2017).

2016

  • Tabassum, J.; Ritter, A.; Xu, W. "A Minimally Supervised Method for Recognizing and Normalizing Time Expressions in Twitter." (1 2016).
  • *Tabassum, J.; Ritter, A.; Xu, W. "Tweetime: A minimally supervised method for recognizing and normalizing time expressions in twitter." in Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing. (1 2016).
  • Li, J.; Monroe, W.; Ritter, A.; Galley, M. et al. "Deep reinforcement learning for dialogue generation." (1 2016).
  • *Li, J.; *Monroe, W.; Ritter, A.; Jurafsky, D. et al. "Deep Reinforcement Learning for Dialogue Generation." in EMNLP. (5 2016).
  • Han, B.; Ritter, A.; Derczynski, L.; Xu, W. et al. "Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text (WNUT)." (1 2016).
  • Tabassum, J.; Ritter, A.; Xu, W. "TweeTime : A Minimally Supervised Method for Recognizing and Normalizing Time Expressions in Twitter.." (1 2016).
  • Li, J.; Monroe, W.; Ritter, A.; Galley, M. et al. "Deep Reinforcement Learning for Dialogue Generation.." (1 2016).

2015

  • Ji, X.; Machiraju, R.; Ritter, A.; Yen, P-Y. "Examining the Distribution, Modularity, and Community Structure in Article Networks for Systematic Reviews.." (1 2015).
  • Ji, X.; Machiraju, R.; Ritter, A.; Yen, P.Y. "Examining the Distribution, Modularity, and Community Structure in Article Networks for Systematic Reviews." (1 2015).
  • Xu, W.; Han, B.; Ritter, A. "Proceedings of the Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text." (1 2015).
  • Ji, X.; Machiraju, R.; Ritter, A.; Yen, P-Y. "Examining the Distribution, Modularity, and Community Structure in Article Networks for Systematic Reviews.." (1 2015).
  • *Ji, X.; Machiraju, R.; Ritter, A.; Yen, P-Y. "Examining the Distribution, Modularity, and Community Structure in Article Networks for Systematic Reviews." in AMIA. (1 2015).
  • Mitchell, T.; Cohen, W.; Hruschka, E.; Pratim Talukdar, P. et al. "Never Ending Learning." in AAAI. (1 2015).
  • Ritter, A.; Wright, E.; Casey, W.; Mitchell, T. "Weakly supervised extraction of computer security events from twitter." in WWW. (1 2015).
  • *Chen, X.; Ritter, A.; Gupta, A.; Mitchell, T. "Sense discovery via co-clustering on images and text." in CVPR. (1 2015).
  • Alan Ritter, Evan Wright William Casey and Tom Mitchell Weakly Supervised Extraction of Computer Security Events from Twitter. in WWW. http://aritter.github.io/twitter_security.pdf, (5 2015).
  • Mitchell, T.M.; Cohen, W.W.; Jr, E.R.H.; Talukdar, P.P. et al. "Never-Ending Learning.." (1 2015).
  • Chen, X.; Ritter, A.; Gupta, A.; Mitchell, T.M. "Sense discovery via co-clustering on images and text.." (1 2015).
  • Tom Mitchell, William Cohen, Estevam Hruschka, Partha Talukdar, Justin Betteridge, Andrew Carlson, Bhavana Dalvi, Matt Gardner, Bryan Kisiel, Jayant Krishnmurthy, Ni Lao, Kathryn Mazaitis, Tahir Mohammad, Ndapa Nakashole, Emmanouil Antonios Platanios, Alan Ritter, Mehdi Samadi, Burr Settles, Richard Wang, Derry Wijaya, Abhinav Gupta, Xinlei Chen, Abulhair Saparov, Malcolm Greaves and Joel Welling Never Ending Learning. in AAAI. http://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/AAAI/AAAI15/paper/view/10049, (1 2015).
  • Ji, X.; Machiraju, R.; Ritter, A.; Yen, P-Y. "Examining the Distribution, Modularity, and Community Structure in Article Networks for Systematic Reviews.." (1 2015).
  • Xinlei Chen, Alan Ritter, Abhinav Gupta and Tom Mitchell "Sense Discovery via Co-Clustering on Images and Text." in IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. (6 2015).
  • Ritter, A.; Wright, E.; Casey, W.; Mitchell, T.M. "Weakly Supervised Extraction of Computer Security Events from Twitter.." (1 2015).

2014

  • Jiwei Li, Alan Ritter, Claire Cardie and Eduard Hovy Major Life Event Extraction from Twitter based on Congratulations/Condolences Speech Acts. in EMNLP. http://aclweb.org/anthology/D/D14/D14-1214.pdf, (10 2014).
  • Jiwei Li, Alan Ritter and Eduard Hovy Weakly Supervised User Profile Extraction from Twitter. in ACL. http://aclweb.org/anthology/P/P14/P14-1016.pdf, (6 2014).
  • *Li, J.; Ritter, A.; Cardie, C.; Hovy, E.H. "Major Life Event Extraction from Twitter based on Congratulations/Condolences Speech Acts.." in EMNLP. (1 2014).
  • *Betteridge, J.; Ritter, A.; Mitchell, T.M. "Assuming Facts Are Expressed More Than Once.." in FLAIRS. (1 2014).
  • *Li, J.; Ritter, A.; Hovy, E.H. "Weakly Supervised User Profile Extraction from Twitter.." in ACL. (1 2014).
  • Li, J.; Ritter, A.; Cardie, C.; Hovy, E.H. "Major Life Event Extraction from Twitter based on Congratulations/Condolences Speech Acts.." (1 2014).
  • Betteridge, J.; Ritter, A.; Mitchell, T.M. "Assuming Facts Are Expressed More Than Once.." (1 2014).
  • Li, J.; Ritter, A.; Hovy, E.H. "Weakly Supervised User Profile Extraction from Twitter.." (1 2014).

2013

  • Xu, W.; Ritter, A.; Grishman, R. "Gathering and Generating Paraphrases from Twitter with Application to Normalization.." (1 2013).
  • Xu, W.; Ritter, A.; Grishman, R. "Gathering and generating paraphrases from twitter with application to normalization." (1 2013).
  • Derczynski, L.; Ritter, A.; Clark, S.; Bontcheva, K. "Twitter Part-of-Speech Tagging for All: Overcoming Sparse and Noisy Data.." (1 2013).
  • Derczynski, L.; Ritter, A.; Clark, S.; Bontcheva, K. "Twitter Part-of-Speech Tagging for All: Overcoming Sparse and Noisy Data.." (1 2013).
  • Xu, W.; Grishman, R.; Meyers, A.; Ritter, A. "A preliminary study of tweet summarization using information extraction." (1 2013).

2012

  • Xu, W.; Ritter, A.; Dolan, B.; Grishman, R. et al. "Paraphrasing for style." in Coling. (1 2012).
  • Ritter, A.; Mausam, ; Etzioni, O.; Clark, S. "Open domain event extraction from twitter.." (1 2012).
  • Ritter, A.; Mausam, ; Etzioni, O.; Clark, S. "Open domain event extraction from twitter." in KDD. (1 2012).
  • Xu, W.; Ritter, A.; Dolan, B.; Grishman, R. et al. "Paraphrasing for Style.." (1 2012).

2011

  • Ritter, A.; Clark, S.; Mausam, ; Etzioni, O. "Named Entity Recognition in Tweets: An Experimental Study.." (1 2011).
  • Ritter, A.; Cherry, C.; Dolan, W.B. "Data-Driven Response Generation in Social Media.." (1 2011).
  • Ritter, A.; Cherry, C.; Dolan, W.B. "Data-Driven Response Generation in Social Media." in EMNLP. (1 2011).
  • Ritter, A.; Clark, S.; Mausam, ; Etzioni, O. "Named Entity Recognition in Tweets: An Experimental Study." in EMNLP. (1 2011).

2010

  • Ritter, A.; Cherry, C.; Dolan, B. "Unsupervised Modeling of Twitter Conversations.." (1 2010).
  • Ritter, A.; Mausam, ; Etzioni, O. "A Latent Dirichlet Allocation Method for Selectional Preferences.." (1 2010).
  • Ritter, A.; Mausam, ; Etzioni, O. "A latent dirichlet allocation method for selectional preferences." in ACL. (1 2010).
  • Ritter, A.; Cherry, C.; Dolan, B. "Unsupervised modeling of Twitter conversations." in NAACL. (1 2010).
  • Poon, H.; Christensen, J.; Domingos, P.; Etzioni, O. et al. "Machine reading at the University of Washington." (1 2010).

2009

  • Ritter, A.; Soderland, S.; Etzioni, O. "What Is This, Anyway: Automatic Hypernym Discovery.." (1 2009).
  • Ritter, A.; Basu, S. "Learning to generalize for complex selection tasks.." (1 2009).
  • Ritter, A.; Basu, S. "Learning to generalize for complex selection tasks." in IUI. (1 2009).
  • Ritter, A.; Soderland, S.; Etzioni, O. "What Is This, Anyway: Automatic Hypernym Discovery.." (1 2009).

2008

  • Ritter, A.; Downey, D.; Soderland, S.; Etzioni, O. "It’s a contradiction—no, it’s not: a case study using functional relations." in EMNLP. (1 2008).
  • Ritter, A.; Soderland, S.; Downey, D.; Etzioni, O. "It's a Contradiction - no, it's not: A Case Study using Functional Relations.." (1 2008).

2006

  • Meehan, J.M.; Ritter, A. "Machine Learning Approach to Tuning Distributed Operating System Load Balancing Algorithms.." (1 2006).
  • Meehan, J.M.; Ritter, A. "Machine Learning Approach to Tuning Distributed Operating System Load Balancing Algorithms.." (1 2006).
  • Ritter, A.L.; Hearne, J.W.; Nelson, P.A. "Distributional Word Clustering in Parallel.." (1 2006).