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Alan Ritter

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

Honors

  • 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

  • "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

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).
  • 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).

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. in Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL). https://aclweb.org/anthology/N18-2016, (6 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).
  • Kulkarni, C.; Xu, W.; Ritter, A.; Machiraju, R. "An Annotated Corpus for Machine Reading of Instructions in Wet Lab Protocols.." (1 2018).

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.; 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).
  • Li, J.; Monroe, W.; Shi, T.; Jean, S. et al. "Adversarial Learning for Neural Dialogue Generation.." (1 2017).
  • Konovalov, A.; Strauss, B.; Ritter, A.; 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.; Ritter, A.; Strauss, B.; O Connor, B. "Learning to extract events from knowledge base revisions." (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).

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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Li, J.; Monroe, W.; Ritter, A.; Galley, M. et al. "Deep Reinforcement Learning for Dialogue Generation.." (1 2016).

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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Ji, X.; Machiraju, R.; Ritter, A.; Yen, P-Y. "Examining the Distribution, Modularity, and Community Structure in Article Networks for Systematic Reviews.." (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).
  • Ji, X.; Machiraju, R.; Ritter, A.; Yen, P-Y. "Examining the Distribution, Modularity, and Community Structure in Article Networks for Systematic Reviews.." (1 2015).
  • Ritter, A.; Wright, E.; Casey, W.; Mitchell, T. et al. "Weakly Supervised Extraction of Computer Security Events from Twitter." (1 2015).
  • *Chen, X.; Ritter, A.; Gupta, A.; Mitchell, T. "Sense discovery via co-clustering on images and text." in CVPR. (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." in AMIA. (1 2015).
  • Ritter, A.; Wright, E.; Casey, W.; Mitchell, T.M. "Weakly Supervised Extraction of Computer Security Events from Twitter.." (1 2015).
  • Chen, X.; Ritter, A.; Gupta, A.; Mitchell, T.M. "Sense discovery via co-clustering on images and text.." (1 2015).
  • Mitchell, T.M.; Cohen, W.W.; Jr, E.R.H.; Talukdar, P.P. et al. "Never-Ending Learning.." (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).
  • 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.; Cohen, W.; Hruschka, E.; Pratim Talukdar, P. et al. "Never Ending Learning." in AAAI. (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.." (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.." (1 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).
  • *Li, J.; Ritter, A.; Hovy, E.H. "Weakly Supervised User Profile Extraction from Twitter.." in ACL. (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).
  • 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).

2011

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

2010

  • Ritter, A.; Mausam, ; Etzioni, O. "A latent dirichlet allocation method for selectional preferences." in ACL. (1 2010).
  • Poon, H.; Christensen, J.; Domingos, P.; Etzioni, O. et al. "Machine reading at the University of Washington." (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.." (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.; 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).