Rose Catherine Kanjirathinkal

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Learning to Define Terms in the Software Domain
Vidhisha Balachandran | Dheeraj Rajagopal | Rose Catherine Kanjirathinkal | William Cohen
Proceedings of the 2018 EMNLP Workshop W-NUT: The 4th Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text

One way to test a person’s knowledge of a domain is to ask them to define domain-specific terms. Here, we investigate the task of automatically generating definitions of technical terms by reading text from the technical domain. Specifically, we learn definitions of software entities from a large corpus built from the user forum Stack Overflow. To model definitions, we train a language model and incorporate additional domain-specific information like word co-occurrence, and ontological category information. Our approach improves previous baselines by 2 BLEU points for the definition generation task. Our experiments also show the additional challenges associated with the task and the short-comings of language-model based architectures for definition generation.


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Semi-Supervised Answer Extraction from Discussion Forums
Rose Catherine | Rashmi Gangadharaiah | Karthik Visweswariah | Dinesh Raghu
Proceedings of the Sixth International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing


Does Similarity Matter? The Case of Answer Extraction from Technical Discussion Forums
Rose Catherine | Amit Singh | Rashmi Gangadharaiah | Dinesh Raghu | Karthik Visweswariah
Proceedings of COLING 2012: Posters