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My name is Elijah Mayfield. I'm coming into this course with a language technologies background. I'm a first-year Ph.D. in LTI, though I've been around CMU for awhile before this. In general, I work on conversation analysis, discourse and dialogue, with a special emphasis on sociolinguistics and applying insights from the social sciences in a way that can be reproduced reliably by automated means.

Obviously, structured prediction for linguistic data might be helpful for these tasks.

For information on recent research and publications, visit my webpage. You'll also potentially be interested in SIDE, a toolkit I maintain for text mining, which extends Weka's capabilities with numerous tools for feature extraction and error analysis.

My project for this course will be Stylistic Structure in Historic Legal Text with William Y. Wang.

Wiki Writeups:

Round 1

Barzilay and Elhadad, 2003

Morante et al., 2010

Munteanu and Marcu, 2006

Farkas et al., 2010

Round 2

Bootstrapping - Method

Pattern Matching over Annotations - Method

Boguarev and Neff, 2010

Riloff et al., 2003