Melissa Lopez


Understanding Iterative Revision from Human-Written Text
Wanyu Du | Vipul Raheja | Dhruv Kumar | Zae Myung Kim | Melissa Lopez | Dongyeop Kang
Proceedings of the 60th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 1: Long Papers)

Writing is, by nature, a strategic, adaptive, and, more importantly, an iterative process. A crucial part of writing is editing and revising the text. Previous works on text revision have focused on defining edit intention taxonomies within a single domain or developing computational models with a single level of edit granularity, such as sentence-level edits, which differ from human’s revision cycles. This work describes IteraTeR: the first large-scale, multi-domain, edit-intention annotated corpus of iteratively revised text. In particular, IteraTeR is collected based on a new framework to comprehensively model the iterative text revisions that generalizes to a variety of domains, edit intentions, revision depths, and granularities. When we incorporate our annotated edit intentions, both generative and action-based text revision models significantly improve automatic evaluations. Through our work, we better understand the text revision process, making vital connections between edit intentions and writing quality, enabling the creation of diverse corpora to support computational modeling of iterative text revisions.


Preliminary Experiments on Crowdsourced Evaluation of Feedback Granularity
Nitin Madnani | Martin Chodorow | Aoife Cahill | Melissa Lopez | Yoko Futagi | Yigal Attali
Proceedings of the Tenth Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications

Automated Speech Recognition Technology for Dialogue Interaction with Non-Native Interlocutors
Alexei V. Ivanov | Vikram Ramanarayanan | David Suendermann-Oeft | Melissa Lopez | Keelan Evanini | Jidong Tao
Proceedings of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue


Predicting Grammaticality on an Ordinal Scale
Michael Heilman | Aoife Cahill | Nitin Madnani | Melissa Lopez | Matthew Mulholland | Joel Tetreault
Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 2: Short Papers)