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Hi, I am yanchuan (you can call me yc). I am a second year LTI PhD student from Singapore. You can find out more about me at

10-802 Analysis of Social Media (Fall 2012)


Controversial events detection

Write ups

  1. A study on retrospective and online event detection. Yang et al, SIGIR 98 This paper addresses the problems of detecting events in news stories.
  2. Temporal and information flow based event detection from social text streams. Zhao et al, AAAI 07 This paper addresses the problems of detecting events in news stories.

11-763 Structured Prediction (Fall 2011)

Write ups

For September deadline:

  1. Amir Globerson, Terry Y. Ko, Xavier Carreras, Michael Collins. 2007. Exponentiated Gradient Algorithms for Log Linear Structured Prediction. In ICML 2007
  2. Alan Ritter, Sam Clark, Mausam, Oren Etzioni. 2011. Named Entity Recognition in Tweets: An Experimental Study. In EMNLP 2011
  3. Jenny Rose Finkel and Christopher Manning. 2009. Nested Named Entity Recognition. In EMNLP 2009
  4. Dekang Lin and Xiaoyun Wu. 2009. Phrase Clustering for Discriminative Learning. In ACL 2009

For Nov 2 deadline:

  1. Ben Taskar, Dan Klein, Michael Collins, Daphne Koller, and Chris Manning. Max-margin Parsing. In EMNLP 2004
  2. CYK Parsing method

For Nov 30 deadline:

  1. William P. Headden III, Mark Johnson, David McClosky. Improving Unsupervised Dependency Parsing with Richer Conetxts and Smoothing. In NAACL 2009
  2. Inside Outside algorithm