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Alan Ritter

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

Honors

  • May, 2019

    Lumley Research Award.

  • March, 2018

    Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award.

  • September, 2008-
    September, 2011

    NDSEG Fellowship.

  • February, 2009

    Best Student Paper Award.

  • Lumley Research 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

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

Papers in Proceedings

2019

  • *Zong, S.; Ritter, A.L.; Mueller, G.; Wright, E. "Analyzing the Perceived Severity of Cybersecurity Threats Reported on Social Media." in Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics. (6 2019).
  • *Bai, F.; Ritter, A.L. "Structured Minimally Supervised Learning for Neural Relation Extraction." in Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics. (6 2019).

2018

  • *Baheti, A.; Ritter, A.L.; Li, J.; Dolan, B. "Generating More Interesting Responses in Neural Conversation Models with Distributional Constraints." in Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing. (7 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

  • Li, J.; Monroe, W.; Shi, T.; Jean, S. et al. "Adversarial Learning for Neural Dialogue Generation.." (1 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).
  • *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).
  • Konovalov, A.; Ritter, A.; Strauss, B.; O Connor, B. "Learning to extract events from knowledge base revisions." (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).
  • Konovalov, A.; Strauss, B.; Ritter, A.; O'Connor, B. et al. "Learning to Extract Events from Knowledge Base Revisions." (1 2017).
  • Konovalov, A.; Strauss, B.; Ritter, A.; O'Connor, B. "Learning to Extract Events from Knowledge Base Revisions." in 26th International Conference on World Wide Web (WWW). (1 2017).
  • *Konovalov, A.; *Strauss, B.; Ritter, A.; O Connor, B. "Learning to Extract Events from Knowledge Base Revisions." in WWW. (1 2017).

2016

  • *Li, J.; *Monroe, W.; Ritter, A.; Jurafsky, D. et al. "Deep Reinforcement Learning for Dialogue Generation." in EMNLP. (5 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.; Galley, M. et al. "Deep Reinforcement Learning for Dialogue Generation.." (1 2016).
  • Tabassum, J.; Ritter, A.; Xu, W. "TweeTime : A Minimally Supervised Method for Recognizing and Normalizing Time Expressions in Twitter.." (1 2016).
  • Tabassum, J.; Ritter, A.; Xu, W. A Minimally Supervised Method for Recognizing and Normalizing Time Expressions in Twitter. in Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP). https://aclweb.org/anthology/D16-1030.pdf, (1 2016).
  • Han, B.; Ritter, A.; Derczynski, L.; Xu, W. et al. "Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text (WNUT)." (1 2016).

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).
  • Baldwin, T.; de Marneffe, M-C.; Han, B.; Kim, Y-B. et al. Shared tasks of the 2015 workshop on noisy user-generated text: Twitter lexical normalization and named entity recognition. in ACL Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text. https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W15-4319, (1 2015).
  • Xu, W.; Han, B.; Ritter, A. "Proceedings of the Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text." (1 2015).
  • Ritter, A.; Wright, E.; Casey, W.; Mitchell, T. "Weakly supervised extraction of computer security events from twitter." in WWW. (1 2015).
  • Baldwin, T.; Marneffe, M-C.D.; Han, B.; Kim, Y-B. et al. "Shared Tasks of the 2015 Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text: Twitter Lexical Normalization and Named Entity Recognition.." (1 2015).
  • Chen, X.; Ritter, A.; Gupta, A.; Mitchell, T. "Sense Discovery via Co-Clustering on Images and Text." in IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). (1 2015).
  • Chen, X.; Ritter, A.; Gupta, A.; Mitchell, T. et al. "Sense Discovery via Co-Clustering on Images and Text." (1 2015).
  • Ritter, A.; Wright, E.; Casey, W.; Mitchell, T. et al. "Weakly Supervised Extraction of Computer Security Events from Twitter." (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).
  • Ritter, A.; Wright, E.; Casey, W.; Mitchell, T. "Weakly Supervised Extraction of Computer Security Events from Twitter." in 24th International Conference on World Wide Web (WWW). (1 2015).
  • *Chen, X.; Ritter, A.; Gupta, A.; Mitchell, T. "Sense discovery via co-clustering on images and text." in CVPR. (1 2015).
  • Chen, X.; Ritter, A.; Gupta, A.; Mitchell, T.M. "Sense discovery via co-clustering on images and text.." (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).
  • Timothy Baldwin, Young-Bum Kim, Marie Catherine de Marneffe, Alan Ritter, Bo Han, Wei Xu Shared tasks of the 2015 workshop on noisy user-generated text: Twitter lexical normalization and named entity recognition. in ACL WNUT. http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W/W15/W15-43.pdf#page=138, (8 2015).
  • Mitchell, T.M.; Cohen, W.W.; Jr, E.R.H.; Talukdar, P.P. et al. "Never-Ending Learning.." (1 2015).
  • Ritter, A.; Wright, E.; Casey, W.; Mitchell, T.M. "Weakly Supervised Extraction of Computer Security Events from Twitter.." (1 2015).
  • Mitchell, T.; Cohen, W.; Hruschka, E.; Pratim Talukdar, P. et al. "Never Ending Learning." in AAAI. (1 2015).

2014

  • Li, J.; Ritter, A.; Cardie, C.; Hovy, E.H. "Major Life Event Extraction from Twitter based on Congratulations/Condolences Speech Acts.." (1 2014).
  • *Li, J.; Ritter, A.; Hovy, E.H. "Weakly Supervised User Profile Extraction from Twitter.." in ACL. (1 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).
  • *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).
  • 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).
  • *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.." (1 2014).
  • Betteridge, J.; Ritter, A.; Mitchell, T.M. "Assuming Facts Are Expressed More Than Once.." (1 2014).

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.; Ritter, A.; Grishman, R. Gathering and generating paraphrases from twitter with application to normalization. in ACL Workshop on Building and Using Comparable Corpora. https://aclweb.org/anthology/W13-2515, (1 2013).
  • Xu, W.; Grishman, R.; Meyers, A.; Ritter, A. A preliminary study of tweet summarization using information extraction. in NAACL Workshop on Language Analysis in Social Media (LASM). https://aclweb.org/anthology/W13-1103, (1 2013).
  • Xu, W.; Ritter, A.; Grishman, R. "Gathering and Generating Paraphrases from Twitter with Application to Normalization.." (1 2013).

2012

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

2011

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

2010

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

2009

  • Ritter, A.; Soderland, S.; Etzioni, O. "What Is This, Anyway: Automatic Hypernym Discovery.." (1 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).

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).
  • 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).

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).