Cub Reporter Publications

Simulating Cub Reporter Dialogues: The collection of naturalistic human-human dialogues for information access to text archives E. Barker, R. Higashinaka, F. Mairesse, R. Gaizauskas, M. Walker, and J. Foster. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2006), 2006.

Language Resources for Background Gathering. H. Saggion and R. Gaizauskas. In Proceedings of Language, Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2006), 2006.

Experiments on Passage Selection and Answer Identification for Question Answering H. Saggion and R. Gaizauskas. In Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (FinTAL 2006), Vol. 4139, 2006.

Experiments on Statistical and Pattern-based Biographical Summarization. H. Saggion and R. Gaizauskas, Text Mining and Applications (TeMA) Workshop, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Volume 3808. Springer-Verlag, 2005.

Integrating NLP Tools to Support Information Access to News Archives H. Saggion, E. Barker, R. Gaizauskas, and J. Foster. In Proceedings of Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP'05). 2005.

Evaluating Cub Reporter: proposals for extrinsic evaluation of journalists using language technologies to access a news archive in background research E. Barker and R. Gaizauskas. In Bailey, A., Ruthven, I. and Azzopardi, L., eds. Proceedings of the Workshop on Evaluating User Studies in Information Access, 5th International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information SCience(COLIS 2005), Glasgow, 2005.

Mice from a Mountain: Reflections on Current Issues in Evaluation of Written Language Technology. R. Gaizauskas and E. J. Barker. In Charting a New Course: Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval (J. I. Tait,ed.), Springer, 195-238, 2005

The University of Sheffield's TREC 2005 Q&A Experiments. R. Gaizauskas, M. Greenwood, M. Hepple, H. Harkema, H. Saggion and A. Sanka In Proceedings of the 14th Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2005), 2005.

Topic-based Summarization at DUC 2005. H. Saggion. In Proceedings of the HLT/EMNLP Document Understanding Workshop (DUC 2005), 2005.

Mining on-line sources for definition knowledge. H. Saggion and R. Gaizauskas. In Proceedings of the 17th International FLAIRS Conference, 45-52, 2004.

Exploring the Performance of Boolean Retrieval Strategies For Open Domain Question Answering. H. Saggion, R. Gaizauskas, M. Hepple, I. Roberts and M. A. Greenwood. In Proceedings of the SIGIR 2004 Workshop on Information Retrieval for Question Answering, 2004.

Multi-Document Summarization by Cluster/Profile Relevance and Redundancy Removal. H. Saggion and R. Gaizauskas. In Proceedings of the HLT/NAACL Document Understanding Workshop (DUC 2004).

The University of Sheffield's TREC 2004 Q&A Experiments. R. Gaizauskas, M. Greenwood, M. Hepple, I. Roberts and H. Saggion. In Proceedings of the 13th Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2004), 2004.

A pattern based approach to factoid and definition question answering. M. Greenwood and H. Saggion. In Proceedings of Recherche d'Information Assistee par Ordinateur (RIAO 2004), Vaucluse, France, April 2004.

Identifying definitions in text collections for question answering. H. Saggion. In Proceedings of Langauge, Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2004), Lisbon, Portugal, May 2004.

The University of Sheffield's TREC 2003 Q&A Experiments. R. Gaizauskas, M. Greenwood, M. Hepple, I. Roberts, H. Saggion and M. Sargaison. In Proceedings of the 12th Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2003), 2003.