Selected Publications

  • Ching-Sheng Lin, Samira Shaikh, Jennifer Stromer-Galley,Jennifer Crowley, Tomek Strzalkowski, Veena Ravishankar. 2013. “Topical Positioning: A New Method for Predicting Opinion Changes in Conversation.” Proceedings of the Workshop on Language in Social Media (LASM 2013), pp. 41–48, Atlanta, Georgia. Association for Computational Linguistics.
  • Tomek Strzalkowski, George Aaron Broadwell, Sarah Taylor, Laurie Feldman, Samira Shaikh, Ting Liu, Boris Yamrom, Kit Cho, Umit Boz, Ignacio Cases and Kyle Elliot. 2013. Robust Extraction of Metaphor from Novel Data. In Proceedings of the First Workshop on Metaphor in NLP at the North American Association of Computational Linguistics Conference (NAACL-2013) Atlanta, USA.
  • Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Tomek Strzalkowski, George Aaron Broadwell, Samira Shaikh, Ting Liu, Sarah Taylor, Xiaoai Ren, Feifei Zhang, Jennifer Crowley. 2013. Creating Social-Science Grounded Algorithms to Analyze Communication Dynamics in Big Data. International Communication Association Conference (ICA 2013), London.
  • George Aaron Broadwell, Umit Boz, Ignacio Cases, Tomek Strzalkowski, Laurie Feldman, Sarah Taylor, Samira Shaikh, Ting Liu and Kit Cho. 2013. Using Imageability and Topic Chaining to Locate Metaphors in Linguistic Corpora. In Proceedings of The 2013 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction (SBP 2013), Washington D.C., USA.
  • Tomek Strzalkowski, Samira Shaikh, Ting Liu, George Aaron Broadwell, Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Sarah Taylor, Umit Boz and Xiaoai Ren. 2013. Influence and Power in Group Interactions. In Proceedings of The 2013 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction (SBP 2013), Washington D.C., USA.
  • Rosa Mikeal Martey, Kate Kenski, James Folkestad, Elana Gordis, Laurie Feldman, Nissim Kaufman, Hui Zhang, Samira Shaikh, Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Adrienne Shaw, Ben Clegg, and Tomek Strzalkowski. 2013. Five Constructs of Engagement: Comparisons by Video Game Characteristics. In the Special Issue of Simulation & Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theory, Practice and Research.
  • Ken Stahl, Samira Shaikh, Tomek Strzalkowski. 2013. Hedge Detection using a Rewards and Penalties Approach. In Proceedings of AAAI Spring Symposium of Analyzing Microtext, Stanford University, USA.
  • Tomek Strzalkowski, Samira Shaikh, Ting Liu, George Aaron Broadwell, Jenny Stromer-Galley, Sarah Taylor, Veena Ravishankar, Umit Boz and Xiaoai Ren. 2012. Modeling Leadership and Influence in Multi-Party Online Discourse. In Proceedings of 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2012), Mumbai, India.
  • Samira Shaikh, Tomek Strzalkowski, Jenny Stromer-Galley, Geoge Aaron Broadwell, Sarah Taylor, Ting Liu, Veena Ravishankar, Xiaoai Ren and Umit Boz. 2012. Modeling Influence in Online Multi-Party Discourse. In Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Social Computing and Its Applications (SCA 2012), Xiangtan, China.
  • Sarah Taylor, Ting Liu, Samira Shaikh, Tomek Strzalkowski, George Aaron Broadwell, Jenny Stormer-Galley, Umit Boz, Xiaoai Ren, and Jingsi Wu. 2012. Chinese and American Leadership Characteristics: Discovery and Comparison in Multi-party On-line Dialogues. In Proceedings of the Sixth IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (IEEE ICSC2012) Special Session on Semantics and Sociolinguistics in Social Media
  • Ching-Sheng Lin, Zumrut Akcam, Samira Shaikh, Sharon Gower Small, Ken Stahl, Tomek Strzalkowski, Nick Webb. 2012. Revealing Contentious Concepts Across Social Groups. In Proceedings of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Ting Liu, Samira Shaikh, Tomek Strzalkowski, Aaron Broadwell, Jennifer Stromer-Galley and Sarah Taylor. 2012. Extending the MPC corpus to Chinese and Urdu – A Multiparty Multi-Lingual Chat Corpus for Modeling Social Phenomena in Language. In Proceedings of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • George Broadwell, Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Tomek Strzalkowski, Samira Shaikh, Sarah Taylor, Umit Boz, Alana Elia, Laura Jiao, Ting Liu and Nick Webb. 2012. Modeling Socio-Cultural Phenomena in Discourse. Journal of Natural Language Engineering, Cambridge Press.
  • George Aaron Broadwell, Umit Boz, Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Tomek Strzalkowski, Samira Shaikh, Sarah Taylor, Xiaoai Ren and Ting Liu. 2012. Assessing Group Cohesion in Task-based Online Dialogues: A quantitative study. Georgetown University Round Table on Language & Linguistics, Washington, D.C.
  • Samira Shaikh, Tomek Strzalkowski and Nick Webb. 2011. Classification of Dialogue Acts in Urdu Multi-party Discourse. International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval. Paris, France.
  • Tomek Strzalkowski, George Aaron Broadwell, Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Samira Shaikh, Ting Liu and Sarah Taylor. 2011. Detecting Leadership in Online Multi-party Discourse. In Proceedings of the Analyzing Microtext Workshop at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Conference, San Fransisco, CA.
  • Tomek Strzalkowski, George Aaron Broadwell, Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Samira Shaikh, Sarah Taylor, Umit Boz, Alana Elia, Laura Jaio, Ting Liu and Nick Webb. 2010. Discovering Socio-Cultural Phenomena in Discourse. Human Social Cultural Behavior Modeling Focus 2011, Integrating Social Science Theory and Analytic Methods For Operational Use. Chantilly VA.
  • George Broadwell, Umit Boz, Tomek Strzalkowski, Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Samira Shaikh, Sarah Taylor and Nick Webb. 2010. Detecting Discourse Roles in Online Dialogues: a Quantitative Approach. 16th Annual Sloan Consortium, International Conference on Online Learning, Florida, USA.
  • Strzalkowski, T., G. A. Broadwell, J. Stromer-Galley, Samira Shaikh, S. Taylor and N. Webb. 2010. Modeling Socio-Cultural Phenomena in Discourse. In the proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING-2010), Beijing, China.
  • Samira Shaikh, T. Strzalkowski, S. Taylor and N. Webb. 2010. VCA: An Experiment With A Multiparty Virtual Chat Agent. In proceedings of the ACL Workshop on Companionable Dialogue Systems, Uppsala, Sweden.
  • Samira Shaikh, Tomek Strzalkowski, George Aaron Broadwell, Jenny Stromer-Galley, Sarah Taylor and Nick Webb. 2010. MPC: A Multi-Party Chat Corpus For Modeling Social Phenomena In Discourse. Proceedings of LREC Conference, Malta.
  • Samira Shaikh, Tomek Strzalkowski, Sarah Taylor and Jonathan Smith. 2009. Comparing an Integrated QA system performance – A Preliminary Model. Proceedings of PACLING Conference, Sapporo, Japan. (pdf)
  • Nick Webb and Bonnie Webber, editors. 2008. Journal of Natural Language Engineering: Special Issue on Interactive Question Answering, Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming.
  • Sharon Small, Tomek Strzalkowski, Hilda Hardy, Nick Webb, and Boris Yamrom. 2008. HITIQA: High-quality intelligence through interactive question answering. Journal of Natural Language Engineering: Special Issue on Interactive Question Answering, Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming.
  • Min Wu and Tomek Strzalkowski. 2007. Utilizing entity relation to bridge language gap in cross-lingual question answering system. In Proceedings of NTCIR6 CLQA Workshop, Tokyo, Japan. (pdf)
  • Min Wu and Tomek Strzalkowski. 2006. ILQUA at TREC 2006. In Proceedings of TREC 2006, Washington, D.C. (ppt)
  • Min Wu and Tomek Strzalkowski. 2006. Utilizing co-occurrence of answers in question answering. In Proceedings of COLING-ACL ’06. Sydney, Australia. (pdf)
  • Hilda Hardy, Vika Kanchakouskaya and Tomek Strzalkowski. 2006. Automatic event classification using surface text features. In Proceedings of AAAI Workshop on Event Extraction and Synthesis, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Hilda Hardy, Alan Biermann, R. Bryce Inouye, Ashley McKenzie, Tomek Strzalkowski, Cristian Ursu, Nick Webb and Min Wu. 2006. The Amities system: data-driven techniques for automated dialogue. Speech Communication 48 (2006): 354-373.
  • Min Wu, Mingyuan Duan, Samira Shaikh, Sharon Small and Tomek Strzalkowski. 2005. ILQUA–An IE-driven question answering system. In Proceedings of TREC 2005, Washington, D.C. (pdf)
  • Nick Webb, Mark Hepple and Yorick Wilks. 2005. Error analysis of dialogue act classification. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue, Carlsbad, Czech Republic.
  • Nick Webb, Mark Hepple and Yorick Wilks. 2005. Empirical determination of thresholds for optimal dialogue act classification. In Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SemDial), Nancy, France.
  • Nick Webb, Mark Hepple and Yorick Wilks. 2005. Dialogue act classification using intra-utterance features. In Proceedings of the AAAI Workshop on Spoken Language Understanding, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Nick Webb, Hilda Hardy, Cristian Ursu, Min Wu, Tomek Strzalkowski and Yorick Wilks. 2005. Data-driven language understanding for spoken language dialogue. In Proceedings of the AAAI Workshop on Spoken Language Understanding, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Tomek Strzalkowski, Sharon Small, Hilda Hardy, Boris Yamrom, Ting Liu, Paul Kantor, K.B. Ng and Nina Wacholder. 2005. HITIQA: A question answering analytical tool. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligence Analysis, McLean, Virginia. (pdf)
  • Sharon Small, Tomek Strzalkowski, Ting Liu, Sean Ryan, Robert Salkin, Nobuyuki Shimizu, Paul Kantor, Diane Kelly, Robert Rittman and Nina Wacholder. 2004. HITIQA: Towards analytical question answering. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Coling 2004), Geneva, Switzerland. (pdf)
  • Hilda Hardy, Alan Biermann, R. Bryce Inouye, Ashley Mckenzie, Tomek Strzalkowski, Cristian Ursu, Nick Webb and Min Wu. 2004. Data-driven strategies for an automated dialogue system. In Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL ’04), Barcelona, Spain. (pdf)
  • Sharon Small, Tomek Strzalkowski, Tracy Janack, Ting Liu, Sean Ryan, Robert Salkin, Nobuyuki Shimizu, Paul Kantor, Diane Kelly, Robert Rittman, Nina Wacholder and Boris Yamrom. 2004. HITIQA: Scenario based question answering. In Proceedings of HLT Workshop on Pragmatics of Question Answering, Boston, Massachusetts. (pdf)
  • Sharon Small and Tomek Strzalkowski. 2004. HITIQA: A data driven approach to interactive analytical question answering. In Proceedings of HLT 2004, Boston, Massachusetts. (pdf)
  • Sharon Small, Tomek Strzalkowski, Ting Liu, Nobuyuki Shimizu and Boris Yamrom. 2004. A data driven approach to interactive question answering. In Mark Maybury, editor, New Directions in Question Answering. MIT Press, pages 129-140. (pdf)
  • Sharon Small, Nobuyuki Shimizu, Tomek Strzalkowski and Ting Liu. 2003. HITIQA: An interactive question answering system, a preliminary report. In Proceedings of Pacling ’03, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (pdf)
  • Min Wu, Xiaoyu Zheng, Michelle Duan, Ting Liu and Tomek Strzalkowski. 2003. Question answering by pattern matching, web-proofing, semantic form proofing. In Proceedings of TREC 2003 (The Twelfth Text REtrieval Conference), Washington, D.C. (pdf)
  • Sharon Small, Nobuyuki Shimizu, Tomek Strzalkowski and Ting Liu. 2003. HITIQA: A data driven approach to interactive question answering, a preliminary report. In Proceedings of AAAI New Directions in Question Answering Spring Symposium 2003, pages 94-104, San Jose, California. (pdf)
  • Sharon Small, Ting Liu, Nobuyuki Shimizu and Tomek Strzalkowski. 2003. HITIQA: An interactive question answering system, a preliminary report. In Proceedings of ACL Workshop 2003, Sapporo, Japan. (pdf)
  • Hilda Hardy, Kirk Baker, Helene Bonneau-Maynard, Laurence Devillers, Sophie Rosset and Tomek Strzalkowski. 2003. Semantic and dialogic annotation for automated multilingual customer service. Eurospeech 2003, Geneva, Switzerland. (pdf)
  • Hilda Hardy, Tomek Strzalkowski and Min Wu. 2003. Dialogue management for an automated multilingual call center. In Proceedings of HLT-NAACL 2003 Workshop: Research Directions in Dialogue Processing, pages 10-12, Edmonton, Canada. (pdf)
  • Hilda Hardy, Kirk Baker, Laurence Devillers, Lori Lamel, Sophie Rosset, Tomek Strzalkowski, Cristian Ursu and Nick Webb. 2002. Multi-layer dialogue annotation for automated multilingual customer service. In Proceedings of the ISLE Workshop on Dialogue Tagging for Multi-Modal Human Computer Interaction, Edinburgh, Scotland. (pdf)
  • Hilda Hardy, Nobuyuki Shimizu, Tomek Strzalkowski, Ting Liu, Bowden Wise and Xinyang Zhang. 2002. Cross-document summarization by concept classification (credit kapis). In Proceedings of ACM SIGIR ’02 Conference, pages 121-128, Tampere, Finland. (pdf)
  • Hilda Hardy, Nobuyuki Shimizu, Tomek Strzalkowski, Ting Liu, Bowden Wise and Xinyang Zhang. 2002. Summarizing large document sets using concept-based clustering. In Proceedings of HLT ’02 Conference, pages 222-227, San Diego, California. (pdf)
  • Hilda Hardy, Nobuyuki Shimizu, Tomek Strzalkowski, Ting Liu, Bowden Wise and Xinyang Zhang. 2001. Cross-document summarization by concept classification. In Proceedings of ACM SIGIR ’01 Workshop on Text Summarization, pages 65-69, New Orleans, Louisiana. (pdf)
  • Tomek Strzalkowski. 2000. The dialogue game, designing task-oriented spontaneous dialogue system for automated call centers. Invited presentation at 3rd International Workshop on Human-Computer Conversation, Bellagio, Italy.
  • Amit Bagga, Tomek Strzalkowski and Bowden Wise. 2000. PartsID: A dialogue-based system for finding parts for medical systems. In Proceedings of 6th Applied Natural Language Conference (ANLP-2000), pages 182-190, Seattle, Washington.
  • Amit Bagga and Tomek Strzalkowski. 2000. Using terminology in a spoken dialogue system for identifying medical parts. In Proceedings of the Terminology Resources and Computation Workshop at the Second International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-2000), pages 71-75.
  • Gees Stein, Tomek Strzalkowski and Bowden Wise. 2000. Interactive, text-based summarization of multiple documents. Computational Intelligence, 16(4):606-613.
  • Jose Perez-Carballo and Tomek Strzalkowski. 2000. Natural language information retrieval: Progress report. Information Processing and Management, 36(1):155-178.
  • Tomek Strzalkowski, Gees Stein, Jin Wang and Bowden Wise. 1999. A robust practical text summarizer. In Inderjeet Mani and Mark Maybury, editors, Advances in Automatic Text Summarization, MIT Press, pages 137-154.
  • Tomek Strzalkowski, editor. 1999. Natural Language Information Retrieval. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Tomek Strzalkowski, Jose Perez-Carballo, Pasi Tapanainen, Anette Hulth and Timo Lahtinen. 1999. Natural language information retrieval: TREC-8 report. In Proceedings of the 8th Text Retrieval Conference (TREC-8), pages 275-285, Gaithersburg, Maryland.
  • Tomek Strzalkowski, Jin Wang and Bowden Wise. 1998. Summarization-based query expansion in information retrieval. In Proceedings of Coling-ACL’98, pages 1258-1264, Montreal.
  • Tomek Strzalkowski, Jin Wang and Bowden Wise. 1998. A robust, practical text summarization. In Proceedings of AAAI Spring Symposium on Intelligent Text Summarization, pages 28-33, Palo Alto, California.
  • Tomek Strzalkowski. 1997. Robust text processing in automated information retrieval, In Karen Sparck Jones and Peter Willet, editors, Readings in Information Retrieval, Morgan Kaufmann, pages 317-322.
  • Tomek Strzalkowski. 1997. Building effective queries in natural language information retrieval. In Proceedings of the 5th Applied Natural Language Conference (ANLP-97), pages 299-306, Washington, D.C.
  • Tomek Strzalkowski, Louise Guthrie, Jose Perez-Carballo, Fang Lin, Jin Wang, Jim Leistensnider, Jussi Karlgren, Jon Wilding, and Troy Straszheim. 1997. Natural language information retrieval: TREC-5 report. In Proceedings of the Fifth Text Retrieval Conference (TREC-5), pages 291-314.
  • Tomek Strzalkowski. 1995. Natural language information retrieval. Information Processing and Management, 31(3):397-417.