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Advaith Siddharthan


Honorary Senior Lecturer . Computing Science. University of Aberdeen

Projects

  • 2014-2016. ``Social Media - Developing Understanding, Infrastructure & Engagement (Social Media Enhancement)'' (with Pete Edwards (PI), Michael Smith, Claire Wallace, John Bone, George Coghill, Timothy Norman, Roger Maull, Caitlin Cottrill, John Nelson, Jillian Anable, Wei Pang) Funded by the ESRC, Grant No. ES/M001628/1.
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  • 2014-2015. ``Digital Conservation: Birds, Blogs and Volunteers'' (with Rene van der Wal (PI)). Funded by the EPSRC, Grant No. EP/L026996/1
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  • 2012-2018. ``The Northern Temperament'' (with Isobel Cameron, Peter Davidson, Arnar Arnason, John Crawford, Thomas McKean, Ian Reid, Ian Russell and Justin Williams). 72 month project funded through the University of Aberdeen's research theme "The North".
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  • 2013-2014. ``Lexico-syntactic text simplification for improving information access'' 15 month EPSRC funded project (Grant Number EP/J018805/1).
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  • 2012-2015. ``An investigation of how patients, public and stakeholders perceive and interpret information about anti-depressants in UK newspapers.'' CSO Doctoral Fellowship awarded to Nooreen Akhtar (supervised by Isobel Cameron, Barbara Fennel, Margaret Maxwell and Advaith Siddharthan)
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  • 2013-2016. ``Developing Digital Tools for Citizen Science: Towards New Ways of Learning about the Natural Environment'' (Advaith Siddharthan, Rene van der Wal and Laura Colucci-Gray). Funded through the University of Aberdeen's research theme "Environment and Food Security".
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  • 2010-2013. ``Digital Conservation'' ( with Rene Van Der Wal and Chris Mellish). 36 month Digital Economies Research Hub project funded by RCUK.
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  • 2009-2010. ``Studying the appropriateness of different formulations of a discourse relation in context.'' (with Napoleon Katsos). 12 month ESRC funded project (Grant Number RES-000-22-3272).
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    Publications

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    Since 2015

  • Olga Shulayeva, Advaith Siddharthan and Adam Wyner. 2017. Recognizing Cited Facts and Principles in Legal Judgements. Artificial Intelligence and Law. pp 1-20. doi:10.1007/s10506-017-9197-6
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  • Mohamad Hardyman Barawi, Chenghua Lin and Advaith Siddharthan. 2017. Automatically Labelling Sentiment-bearing Topics with Descriptive Sentence Labels 22nd International Conference on Natural Language & Information Systems - NLDB 2017.
    Winner: Best paper award
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  • Manal Alhathli, Judith Masthoff and Advaith Siddharthan. 2017. Should learning material's selection be adapted to learning style and personality? UMAP '17: 25th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization Adjunct Proceedings.
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  • Iain Macdonald and Advaith Siddharthan. 2016. Summarising News Stories for Children. In Proc. 9th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG 2016), Edinburgh, Scotland.
    Runner up: Best paper award
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  • Angrosh Mandya, Advaith Siddharthan and Adam Wyner. 2016. Scrutable Feature Sets for Stance Classification. In Proc. 3rd Workshop on Argument Mining, ACL 2016, Berlin, Germany.
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  • Charlie Egan, Advaith Siddharthan and Adam Wyner. 2016. Summarising the points made in online political debates. In Proc. 3rd Workshop on Argument Mining, ACL 2016, Berlin, Germany.
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  • Advaith Siddharthan, Christopher Lambin, Anne-Marie Robinson, Nirwan Sharma, Richard Comont, Elaine O'Mahony, Chris Mellish and Rene van der Wal. 2016. Crowdsourcing without a crowd: Reliable online species identification using Bayesian models to minimise crowd size. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST).
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  • Rene van der Wal, Nirwan Sharma, Anne-Marie Robinson, Chris Mellish and Advaith Siddharthan. 2016. The Role of Automated Feedback in Training and Retaining Conservation Volunteers: a Case Study of Bumblebee Recording. Conservation Biology, John Wiley & Sons.
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  • Manal Alhathli, Judith Masthoff and Advaith Siddharthan. 2016. Exploring the Impact of Extroversion on the Selection of Learning Materials In Proc. 6th International Workshop on Personalization Approaches in Learning Environments, ACM UMAP 2016, Halifax, Canada.
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  • Andrew Walker, Panos Alexopoulos, Andrew Starkey, Jeff Z. Pan, Jose Manuel Gomez-Perez and Advaith Siddharthan. 2015. Answer Type Identification for Question Answering - Supervised Learning of Dependency Graph Patterns from Natural Language Questions In Proc. 5th Joint International Semantic Technology (JIST2015) Conference, Yichang, Hubei Prov., China.
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  • Daniel Braun, Ehud Reiter and Advaith Siddharthan. 2015. Creating Textual Driver Feedback from Telemetric Data. To appear in the 15th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG 2015).
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  • Rene van der Wal, Cheng Zeng, Kapila Ponnamperuma, Daniel Heptinstall, Chris Mellish, Stuart Benn, Andrew Spink and Advaith Siddharthan. 2015. Automated data analysis to rapidly derive and communicate ecological insights from satellite-tag data: a case study of reintroduced red kites. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment, Springer Science.
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  • Rene van der Wal, Helen Anderson, Ane-Marie Robinson, Nirwan Sharma, Chris Mellish, Ben Darvill, Advaith Siddharthan. 2015. Mapping species distributions: comparing the spread of UK bumblebees as recorded by the national repository and a citizen science approach. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment, Springer Science.
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    2014-2009

  • Andrew Walker, Andrew Starkey, Jeff Pan and Advaith Siddharthan. 2014. Making Test Corpora for Question Answering More Representative. To appear in Proc. CLEF 2014 Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum. Sheffield, UK.
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  • Advaith Siddharthan. 2014. A survey of research on text simplification. In ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 165 (2), pages: 259-298. John Benjamin. This paper is under copyright, and that the publisher should be contacted for permission to re-use the material in any form.
    Paper (pdf); journal website is at John Benjamins e-platform / Related Invited Presentations: PROPOR 2014 Slides (pdf); WS on Measuring Linguistic Complexity Slides (pdf) ; WS on Quality Assessment for Text Simplification Slides (pdf) / Show Abstract

  • Angrosh Mandya, Tadashi Nomoto and Advaith Siddharthan. 2014. Lexico-syntactic text simplification and compression with typed dependencies.. Proeedings of the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2014), Dublin, Ireland.
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  • Advaith Siddharthan and Angrosh Mandya. 2014. Hybrid text simplification using synchronous dependency grammars with hand-written and automatically harvested rules. Proceedings of the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2014), Gothenburg, Sweden.
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  • Angrosh Mandya and Advaith Siddharthan. 2014. Text simplification using synchronous dependency grammars: Generalising automatically harvested rules . To appear in Proceedings of the 8th International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2014), Philadelphia, PA.
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  • Kapila Ponnamperuma, Advaith Siddharthan, Cheng Zeng, Chris Mellish and Rene van der Wal. 2013. Tag2Blog: Narrative Generation from Satellite Tag Data . Proceedings of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2013) System Demonstrations, Sofia, Bulgaria.
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  • Steven Blake, Advaith Siddharthan, Hien Nguyen, Nirwan Sharma, Anne-Marie Robinson, Elaine O'Mahony, Ben Darvill, Chris Mellish and Advaith Siddharthan. 2012. Natural Language Generation for Nature Conservation: Automating Feedback to help Volunteers identify Bumblebee Species. In the Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2012), Mumbai, India.
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  • Advaith Siddharthan and Napoleon Katsos. 2012. Offline Sentence Processing Measures for testing Readability with Users. . In Proceedings of the NAACL 2012 Workshop on Predicting and Improving Text Readability (PITR 2012), Montreal, Canada.
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  • Advaith Siddharthan, Matthew Green, Kees van Deemter, Chris Mellish and Rene van der Wal. 2012. Blogging birds: Generating narratives about reintroduced species to promote public engagement. In Proceedings of the 7th International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2012), Utica, IL.
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  • Advaith Siddharthan, Chris Mellish, Hien Nguyen, Cheng Zeng, Imogen Pearce and Rene Van Der Wal. 2011. Tell me a story about the birds and the bees: Using NLG to foster public engagement in nature conservation projects . In Proc. Digital Engagement '11 (Digital Economy All Hands Conference).
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  • Advaith Siddharthan, Ani Nenkova and Kathleen McKeown. 2011. `Information Status Distinctions and Referring Expressions: An Empirical Study of References to People in News Summaries'. In Computational Linguistics. 37:4 (December 2011), MIT Press.
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  • Advaith Siddharthan. 2011. Text Simplification using Typed Dependencies: A Comparision of the Robustness of Different Generation Strategies . In Proceedings of the 13th European Workshop on NLG.
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  • Andrew Walker, Advaith Siddharthan and Andrew Starkey. 2011. Investigation into Human Preference between Common and Unambiguous Lexical Substitutions . In Proceedings of the 13th European Workshop on NLG.
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  • Ted Briscoe, Karl Harrison, Andrew Naish-Guzman, Andy Parker, Marek Rei, Advaith Siddharthan, David Sinclair, Mark Slater and Rebecca Watson. 2011. `Intelligent Information Access from Scientific Papers' in Mayer, K., and Tait, J. (eds.), Current Challenges in Patent Information Retrieval, Springer, Dordrecht. ISBN: 978-3-642-19230-2.
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  • Advaith Siddharthan and Napoleon Katsos. 2010. Reformulating Discourse Connectives for Non-Expert Readers. In Proceedings of Human Language Technologies: the 11th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics NAACL-HLT 2010, Los Angeles, CA.
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  • Advaith Siddharthan. 2010. Complex lexico-syntactic reformulation of sentences using typed dependency representations. In Proceedings of the 6th International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2010), Dublin, Ireland.
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  • Maria Liakata, Simone Teufel, Advaith Siddharthan and Colin Batchelor. 2010. Corpora for the conceptualisation and zoning of scientific papers. In the 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'2010), Valletta, Malta.
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  • Bonnie J. Dorr, Rebecca Passonneau, David Farwell, Rebecca Green, Nizar Habash, Stephen Helmreich, Eduard Hovy, Lori Levin, Keith J. Miller, Teruko Mitamura, Owen Rambow and Advaith Siddharthan. 2010. ``Interlingual Annotation of Parallel Text Corpora: A New Framework for Annotation and Evaluation.'' In Natural Language Engineering, 16 (3): 197-243. Cambridge University Press 2010.
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  • Ted Briscoe, Karl Harrison, Andrew Naish-Guzman, Andy Parker, Advaith Siddharthan, David Sinclair, Mark Slater and Rebecca Watson. 2010. Camtology: Intelligent Information Access for Science. In Proceedings of NAACL-HLT 2010 (Companion Volume), Los Angeles, CA.
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    2009-2004

  • Simone Teufel, Advaith Siddharthan and Colin Batchelor. Towards Domain-Independent Argumentative Zoning: Evidence from Chemistry and Computational Linguistics. Proceedings of the 2009 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP'09), Suntec, Singapore.
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  • David Farwell, Stephen Helmreich, Bonnie J. Dorr, Rebecca Green, Florence Reeder, Keith Miller, Lori Levin, Teruko Mitamura, Eduard Hovy, Owen Rambow, Nizar Habash, and Advaith Siddharthan. ``Interlingual Annotation of Multilingual Text Corpora and FrameNet.'' In Hans Boas (ed.), Multilingual FrameNets in Computational Lexicography : Methods and Applications. Berlin: Moutin de Gruyter, 2009.
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  • Advaith Siddharthan and Ann Copestake. Generating research websites using summarisation techniques. In Companion Volume to the Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2008), Columbus, OH.
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  • C.J. Rupp, Ann Copestake, Peter Corbett, Peter Murray-Rust, Advaith Siddharthan, Simone Teufel, Benjamin Waldron. Language Resources and Chemical Informatics. Proceedings of the sixth international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 20 08), Marrakech, Morocco.
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  • Advaith Siddharthan and Simone Teufel. Whose idea was this and why does it matter? Attributing scientific work to citations. Proceedings of Human Language Technologies: the 8th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL-HLT 2007), Rochester, New York.
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  • Advaith Siddharthan and Ann Copestake. Evaluating an Open Domain GRE Algorithm on Closed Domains Proceedings of the MT Summit XI Workshop: Using Corpora for Natural Language Generation, Copenghagen, Denmark
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  • Advaith Siddharthan and Simone Teufel. Whose idea was this: Deciding attribution in scientific literature. Proceedings of the 6th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium (DAARC'07), Lagos (Algarve), Portugal.
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  • Advaith Siddharthan. "Syntactic Simplification and Text Cohesion". In Research on Language and Computation, Volume 4, Issue 1, Jun 2006, Pages 77--109, Springer Science, the Netherlands.
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  • Simone Teufel, Advaith Siddharthan and Dan Tidhar. Automatic classification of citation function. Proceedings of the 2006 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP'06), Sydney, Australia.
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  • Simone Teufel, Advaith Siddharthan and Dan Tidhar. An annotation scheme for citation function. Proceedings of the 7th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue 2006, Sydney, Australia.
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  • Ann Copestake, Peter Corbett, Peter Murray-Rust, CJ Rupp, Advaith Siddharthan, Simone, Teufel and Ben Waldron. An Architecture for Language Processing for Scientific Texts. Proceedings of the UK e-Science Programme All Hands Meeting 2006 (AHM2006), Nottingham, UK.
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  • Rambow, Owen, Bonnie J. Dorr, David Farwell, Rebecca Green, Nizar Habash, Stephen Helmreich, Eduard Hovy, Lori Levin, Keith Miller, Teruko Mitamura, Florence Reeder, Advaith Siddharthan. Parallel Syntactic Annotation of Multiple Languages. Proceedings of the International conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2006), Genoa, Italy.
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  • Advaith Siddharthan and Kathleen McKeown.Improving Multilingual Summarization: Using Redundancy in the Input to Correct MT errors. In Proceedings of Human Language Technology / Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing Conference (HLT/EMNLP 2005), Vancouver, Canada.
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  • Ani Nenkova, Advaith Siddharthan and Kathleen McKeown. Automatically Learning Cognitive Status for Multi-Document Summarization of Newswire. In Proceedings of Human Language Technology / Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing Conference (HLT/EMNLP 2005), Vancouver, Canada.
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  • Advaith Siddharthan and David Evans. Columbia University at MSE 2005. Site report for the Multilingual Summarization Evaluation held in conjunction with the ACL 2005 Workshop " Intrinsic and Extrinsic Evaluation Measures for MT and/or Summarization".
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  • Advaith Siddharthan, Ani Nenkova and Kathleen McKeown. Syntactic Simplification for Improving Content Selection in Multi-Document Summarization. In the Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2004), Geneva, Switzerland.
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  • Advaith Siddharthan and Ann Copestake. Generating Referring Expressions in Open Domains. In Proceedings of the 42th Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics Annual Conference (ACL 2004), Barcelona, Spain.
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  • David Farwell, Stephen Helmreich, Florence Reed, Bonnie Dorr, Nizar Habash, Eduard Hovy, Lori Levin,, Keith Miller, Teruko Mitamura, Owen Rambow and Advaith Siddharthan. Interlingual Annotation of Multilingual Text Corpora. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Frontiers in Corpus Annotation, NAACL/HLT' 04, Boston, MA.
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  • Bonnie Dorr, Lori Levin, Owen Rambow, David Farwell, Rebecca Green, Nizar Habash, Stephen Helmreich, Eduard Hovy, Keith Miller, Teruko Mitamura, Florence Reeder and Advaith Siddharthan. Semantic Annotation and Lexico-Syntactic Paraphrase. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Building Lexical Resources from Semantically Annotated Corpora, LREC'04, Lisbon, Portugal.
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  • Florence Reed, David Farwell, Teruko Mitamura, Stephen Helmreich, Bonnie Dorr, Nizar Habash, Eduard Hovy, Lori Levin,, Keith Miller, Owen Rambow and Advaith Siddharthan. Semantic Annotation for Interlingual Representation of Multilingual Texts. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Beyond Named Entity Recognition Semantic labeling for NLP, LREC'04, Lisbon, Portugal.
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  • Reeder, Florence, Bonnie Dorr, David Farwell, Nizar Habash, Stephen Helmreich, Eduard Hovy, Lori Levin, Teruko Mitamura, Keith Miller, Owen Rambow, Advaith Siddharthan, Interlingual Annotation for MT Development. In Proceedings of the 6th Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA-2004), Georgetown University, Washington DC, 2004.
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  • Sasha Blair-Goldensohn, Dave Evans, Vassilios Hatzivassiologlou, Kathleen McKeown, Ani Nenkova, Rebecca Passonneau, Barry Schiffman, Andrew Schlajiker, Advaith Siddharthan and Segei Siegelman. Columbia University at DUC 2004 . In Proceedings of the Document Understanding Workshop (DUC 2004) at HLT/NAACL 2004, Noston, MA, pages 23-30.
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    Before 2003

  • Advaith Siddharthan. Syntactic Simplification and Text Cohesion. PhD Thesis, November 2003 OR Technical Report TR-597, University of Cambridge, August 2004.
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  • Advaith Siddharthan. Preserving Discourse Structure when Simplifying Text. In Proceedings of the European Natural Language Generation Workshop (ENLG), 11th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2003). pages 103-110.
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  • Advaith Siddharthan. Resolving Pronouns Robustly: Plumbing the Depths of Shallowness. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Treatments of Anaphora, 11th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2003). pages 7-14.
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  • Advaith Siddharthan. Resolving Attachment and Clause Boundary Ambiguities for Simplifying Relative Clause Constructs. In Proceedings of the Student Research Workshop, 40th Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2002), pages 60-65.
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  • Advaith Siddharthan and Ann Copestake. Generating Anaphora for Simplifying Text. In Proceedings of the 4th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium (DAARC 2002). Pages 199-204.
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  • Advaith Siddharthan. An Architecture for a Text Simplification System. In Proceedings of the Language Engineering Conference 2002 (LEC 2002). Pages 64-71.
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  • Advaith Siddharthan. Resolving Relative Clause Attachment Ambiguities using Machine Learning Techniques and WordNet Hierarchies. In Proceedings of the 5th National Colloquium for Computational Linguistics in the UK (CLUK 2002). Pages 45-49.
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  • Advaith Siddharthan. "Review of Foundations of Statistical Natural Language Processing", by Christopher D. Manning and Hinrich Schutze, MIT Press 2000. In Natural Language Engineering, Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2002, pp 91-92.
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  • Advaith Siddharthan. "Review of Advances in Automatic Text Summarization", Edited by Inderjeet Mani and Mark T. Maybury, MIT Press, 1999. In Natural Language Engineering Volume 7, Issue 3, September 2001, pp 271-274.
    draft of review

  • Advaith Siddharthan. "Review of Building Natural Language Generation Systems", by Reiter, Ehud and Dale, Robert, Cambridge University Press 2000. In Natural Language Engineering Volume 7, Issue 3, September 2001, pp 271-274.
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