Publications

Publications on topics related to translation technology

Carla Parra Escartín, Hanna Béchara, Constantin Orăsan (2017) Questing for Quality Estimation A User Study, The Prague Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics 108, p. 343–354, pdf, doi:10.1515/pralin-2017-0032

Hanna Bechara, Carla Parra Escartin, Constantin Orăsan, Lucia Specia (2016) Semantic Textual Similarity in Quality Estimation, Baltic Journal of Modern Computing 4(2), p. 256 - 268, pdf

Rohit Gupta, Constantin Orăsan, Qun Liu, Ruslan Mitkov (2016) A Dynamic Programming Approach to Improving Translation Memory Matching and Retrieval Using Paraphrases, Text, Speech and Dialogue, P. Sojka, A. Horák, I. Kopeček, K. Pala (ed.), p. 259 - 269, Brno, CZ: Springer, url, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-45510-5_30

Eduard Barbu, Carla Parra Escartín, Luisa Bentivogli, Matteo Negri, Marco Turchi, Marcello Federico, Luca Mastrostefano, Constantin Orăsan (2016) 1st Shared Task on Automatic Translation Memory Cleaning Preparation and Lessons Learned, Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Translation Memories (NLP4TM 2016), p. 1-6

Constantin Orăsan (2016) The EXPERT Project: Training the Future Experts in Translation Technology, In Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the EAMT: Projects/Products, p. 393, pdf

Rohit Gupta, Constantin Orăsan, Marcos Zampieri, Mihaela Vela, Josef van Genabith, Ruslan Mitkov (2016) Improving translation memory matching and retrieval using paraphrases, Machine Translation 30(1), p. 19 - 40, url, doi:10.1007/s10590-016-9180-0

Eduard Barbu, Carla Parra Escartin, Luisa Bentivogli, Matteo Negri, Marco Turchi, Constantin Orăsan, Marcello Federico (2016) The First Automatic Translation Memory Cleaning Shared Task, Machine translation 30(3-4), p. 145 – 166, doi:10.1007/s10590-016-9183-x

Rohit Gupta, Constantin Orăsan, Marcos Zampieri, Mihaela Vela, Josef Van Genabith (2015) Can Translation Memories afford not to use paraphrasing?, Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT), p. 35 - 42, pdf

Rohit Gupta, Constantin Orăsan, Josef van Genabith (2015) Machine Translation Evaluation using Recurrent Neural Networks, Proceedings of the Tenth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation(September), p. 380-384, pdf

Rohit Gupta, Constantin Orăsan, Josef van Genabith (2015) ReVal: A Simple and Effective Machine Translation Evaluation Metric Based on Recurrent Neural Networks, Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing(September), p. 1066-1072, url

Constantin Orăsan, Alessandro Cattelan, Gloria Corpas Pastor, Josef van Genabith, Manuel Herranz, Juan José Arevalillo, Qun Liu, Khalil Sima’an, Lucia Specia (2015) The EXPERT Project: Advancing the State of the Art in Hybrid Translation Technologies, Proceedings of Translating and the Computer 37

Hanna Béchara, Sara Može, Ismail El-Maarouf, Constantin Orăsan, Patrick Hanks, Ruslan Mitkov (2015) The Role of Corpus Pattern Analysis in Machine Translation Evaluation, Proceedings of the The 7th International Conference of the Iberian Association of Translation and Interpreting Studies (AIETI)

Rohit Gupta, Constantin Orăsan (2014) Incorporating Paraphrasing in Translation Memory Matching and Retrieval, Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT2014), p. 3 - 10, pdf

Rohit Gupta, Hanna Bechara, Constantin Orasan (2014) Intelligent Translation Memory Matching and Retrieval Metric Exploiting Linguistic Technology, Proceedings of the Translating and Computer 36, p. 86-89, pdf


Publications related to text simplification and text accessibility

Victoria Yaneva, Constantin Orasan, Richard Evans, Omid Rohanian (2017) Combining Multiple Corpora for Readability Assessment for People with Cognitive Disabilities, Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, p. 121 - 132, url

Richard Evans, Constantin Orasan, Iustin Dornescu (2014) An evaluation of syntactic simplification rules for people with autism, Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Predicting and Improving Text Readability for Target Reader Populations (PITR), p. 131 - 140, url

Iustin Dornescu, Richard Evans, Constantin Orasan (2014) Relative clause extraction for syntactic simplification, Proceedings of the Workshop on Automatic Text Simplification: Methods and Applications in the Multilingual Society, p. 1-10, url

Iustin Dornescu, Richard Evans, Constantin Orasan (2013) A Tagging Approach to Identify Complex Constituents for Text Simplification, Proceedings of Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, p. 221 -- 229, url

Richard Evans, Constantin Orasan (2013) Annotating signs of syntactic complexity to support sentence simplification, Text, Speech and Dialogue. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference TSD 2013, I. Habernal, V. Matousek (ed.), p. 92-104, Plzen, Czech Republic: Springer, url, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-40585-3_13

Constantin Orǎsan, Richard Evans, Iustin Dornescu (2013) Text Simplification for People with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Towards Multilingual Europe 2020: A Romanian Perspective, p. 287-312


Publications related to text summarization

Constantin Orăsan (2009) Comparative Evaluation of Term-Weighting Methods for Automatic Summarization, Journal of Quantitative Linguistics 16(1), p. 67-95, Routledge, url, doi:10.1080/09296170802514187

Constantin Orǎsan (2003) An evolutionary approach for improving the quality of automatic summaries, Proceedings of the ACL 2003 workshop on Multilingual summarization and question answering, p. 37, url


Publications related to anaphora and coreference resolution

Ruslan Mitkov, Richard Evans, Constantin Orasan, Iustin Dornescu, Miguel Rios (2012) Coreference Resolution: To What Extent Does It Help NLP Applications, Text, Speech and Dialogue 7499, Petr Sojka, Aleš Horák, Ivan Kopeček, Karel Pala (ed.), p. 16-27, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, url, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-32790-2_2

Marta Recasens, M Antònia Martí, Constantin Orasan (2012) Annotating Near-Identity from Coreference Disagreements, Proceedings of The Eight International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2012), p. 165-172, pdf

Guilherme Camargo de Souza, Constantin Orăsan (2011) Can Projected Chains in Parallel Corpora Help Coreference Resolution ?, Anaphora Processing and Applications, p. 59-69

Ruslan Mitkov, Richard Evans, Constantin Orăsan, Le An Ha, Viktor Pekar (2007) Anaphora resolution: to what extent does it help NLP applications?, Lecture Notes In Artificial Intelligence, António Branco (ed.), p. 179-190, Springer-Verlag, url

Constantin Orasan, Richard Evans (2007) NP animacy identification for anaphora resolution, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research 29(1), p. 79-103, url, doi:10.1613/jair.2088

Ruslan Mitkov, Richard Evans, Constantin Orasan (2002) A New, Fully Automatic Version of Mitkov's Knowledge-Poor Pronoun Resolution Method, Lecture Notes In Computer Science; Vol. 2276, Alexander F. Gelbukh (ed.), p. 168, Springer-Verlag, url

Constantin Orǎsan, Richard Evans (2001) Learning to identify animate references, Proceedings of the 2001 workshop on Computational Natural Language Learning, url

Constantin Orasan, Richard Evans, Ruslan Mitkov (2000) Enhancing Preference-Based Anaphora Resolution with Genetic Algorithms, Lecture Notes In Computer Science, Dimitris Christodoulakis (ed.), p. 185, Springer-Verlag, url


Publications related to information extraction and question answering

Ismail El Maarouf, Georgiana Marsic, Constantin Orăsan (2015) Barbecued Opakapaka : Using Semantic Preferences for Ontology Population, Proceedings of Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, p. 153-159, pdf

Iustin Dornescu, Constantin Orasan (2014) Densification: Semantic document analysis using Wikipedia, Natural Language Engineering 20(4), p. 469 - 500, Cambridge University Press, url, doi:10.1017/S1351324913000296

Natalia Konstantinova, Constantin Orasan (2013) Interactive Question Answering, Emerging Applications of Natural Language Processing: Concepts and New Research, Sivaji Bandyopadhyay, Sudip Kumar Naskar, Asif Ekbal (ed.), p. 149 -- 169, IGI Global, url, doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-2169-5.ch007

Natalia Konstantinova, Constantin Orasan, Pedro Paulo Balage (2012) A Corpus-Based Method for Product Feature Ranking for Interactive Question Answering Systems, International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Applications 3(1), p. 57 - 70

Óscar Ferrández, Christian Spurk, Milen Kouylekov, Iustin Dornescu, Sergio Ferrández, Matteo Negri, Rubén Izquierdo, David Tomás, Constantin Orasan, Guenter Neumann, Bernardo Magnini, Jose Luis Vicedo (2011) The QALL-ME framework: A specifiable-domain multilingual question answering architecture, Journal of Web Semantics 9(2), p. 137-145, Elsevier B.V., url, doi:10.1016/j.websem.2011.01.002

Andrea Varga, Georgiana Puscasu, Constantin Orasan (2009) Identification of temporal expressions in the domain of tourism, KEPT 2009. Knowledge Engineering Principles and Techniques. Selected Papers, M. Frentiu, H. Pop (ed.), p. 61-68, Cluj-Napoca: Cluj University Press, pdf

Shiyan Ou, Dalila Mekhaldi, Constantin Orasan (2009) An ontology-based question answering method with the use of textual entailment, 2009 International Conference on Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Engineering, p. 1-8, IEEE, url, doi:10.1109/NLPKE.2009.5313770

Bogdan Sacaleanu, Constantin Orasan, Christian Spurk, Shiyan Ou, Oscar Ferrandez, Milen Kouylekov, Matteo Negri (2008) Entailment-based question answering for structured data, Coling 2008: Companion volume – Posters and Demonstrations, p. 173-176, url

Constantin Orǎsan, Doina Tatar, Gabriela Şerban, Dana Lupsa, Adrian Onet (2003) How to build a QA system in your back-garden: application for Romanian, Proceedings of the tenth conference on European chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 139 - 142, url


Publications related to semantic text similarity

Hanna Bechara, Carla Parra Escartin, Constantin Orăsan, Lucia Specia (2016) Semantic Textual Similarity in Quality Estimation, Baltic Journal of Modern Computing 4(2), p. 256 - 268, pdf

Hanna Bechara, Rohit Gupta, Li Ling Tan, Constantin Orăsan, Ruslan Mitkov, Josef van Genabith (2016) WOLVESAAR at SemEval-2016 Task 1: Replicating the Success of Monolingual Word Alignment and Neural Embeddings for Semantic Textual Similarity, Proceedings of SemEval-2016(1), p. 634-639, pdf

Hanna Béchara, Hernani Costa, Shiva Taslimipoor, Rohit Gupta, Constantin Orăsan, Gloria Corpas Pastor, Ruslan Mitkov (2015) MiniExperts: An SVM Approach for Measuring Semantic Textual Similarity, Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2015), p. 96 - 101, pdf

Rohit Gupta, Hanna Bechara, Constantin Orasan (2014) Intelligent Translation Memory Matching and Retrieval Metric Exploiting Linguistic Technology, Proceedings of the Translating and Computer 36, p. 86-89, pdf