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.
Bootstrapping - Method
Pattern Matching over Annotations - Method