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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre
 

Research

Automated assessment and tutoring of writing for learners; (nearly-)deterministic, statistical, and robust parsing techniques; text classification, filtering and mining using linguistic features; textual information extraction from scientific articles; acquiring lexical information from on-line text and dictionaries; exploiting punctuation and document structure during parsing; models of human language learning and parsing; evolutionary simulation of language development and change.

Publications (from Symplectic)

Conference proceedings

2021

  • Dahiya, R., Nathan, A. and Occhipinti, LG., 2021. Front Matter FLEPS 2021 - IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1109/FLEPS51544.2021.9469865
  • 2019 (No publication date)

  • Farag, Y., Yannakoudakis, H. and Briscoe, T., 2019 (No publication date). Neural Automated Essay Scoring and Coherence Modeling for Adversarially Crafted Input Proceedings of NAACL-HLT 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana, pages 263–271, v. Volume 1
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.18653/v1/N18-1024
  • 2019

  • Bryant, C., Felice, M., Andersen, ØE. and Briscoe, T., 2019. The bea-2019 shared task on grammatical error correction ACL 2019 - Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, BEA 2019 - Proceedings of the 14th Workshop,
  • Xia, M., Kochmar, E. and Briscoe, T., 2019. Automatic learner summary assessment for reading comprehension. NAACL-HLT (1),
  • 2018

  • Zhang, M., Chen, X., Cummins, R., Andersen, Ø. and Briscoe, T., 2018. The effect of adding authorship knowledge in automated text scoring Proceedings of the 13th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, BEA 2018 at the 2018 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL-HTL 2018,
  • Bryant, C. and Briscoe, T., 2018. Language model based grammatical error correction without annotated training data Proceedings of the 13th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, BEA 2018 at the 2018 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL-HTL 2018,
  • 2017

  • Rei, M., Felice, M., Yuan, Z. and Briscoe, T., 2017. Artificial Error Generation with Machine Translation and Syntactic Patterns Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications,
  • Farag, Y., Rei, M. and Briscoe, T., 2017. An Error-Oriented Approach to Word Embedding Pre-Training Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications,
  • Bryant, CJ., Felice, M. and Briscoe, E., 2017. Automatic Annotation and Evaluation of Error Types for Grammatical Error Correction Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, v. 1
  • Zaidi, AH., Moore, R. and Briscoe, T., 2017. Curriculum Q-Learning for Visual Vocabulary Acquisition
  • 2016

  • Yuan, Z. and Briscoe, T., 2016. Grammatical error correction using neural machine translation 2016 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL HLT 2016 - Proceedings of the Conference,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.18653/v1/n16-1042
  • Cummins, R., Zhang, M. and Briscoe, T., 2016. Constrained multi-task learning for automated essay scoring 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2016 - Long Papers, v. 2
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.18653/v1/p16-1075
  • Xia, M., Kochmar, E. and Briscoe, E., 2016. Text Readability Assessment for Second Language Learners Proceedings of the 11th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications,
  • Yuan, Z., Briscoe, T. and Felice, M., 2016. Candidate re-ranking for smt-based grammatical error correction Proceedings of the 11th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, BEA 2016 at the 2016 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL-HLT 2016,
  • Cummins, R., Yannakoudakis, H. and Briscoe, T., 2016. Unsupervised modeling of topical relevance in l2 learner text Proceedings of the 11th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, BEA 2016 at the 2016 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL-HLT 2016,
  • 2015

  • Felice, M. and Briscoe, T., 2015. Towards a standard evaluation method for grammatical error detection and correction NAACL HLT 2015 - 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Proceedings of the Conference,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3115/v1/n15-1060
  • Kochmar, E. and Briscoe, T., 2015. Using learner data to improve error correction in adjective-noun combinations 10th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, BEA 2015 at the 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL-HLT 2015,
  • 2014

  • Rei, M. and Briscoe, T., 2014. Parser lexicalisation through self-learning NAACL HLT 2013 - 2013 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Proceedings of the Main Conference,
  • Kochmar, E. and Briscoe, T., 2014. Detecting learner errors in the choice of content words using compositional distributional semantics COLING 2014 - 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Proceedings of COLING 2014: Technical Papers,
  • Felice, M., Yuan, Z., Andersen, ØE., Yannakoudakis, H. and Kochmar, E., 2014. Grammatical error correction using hybrid systems and type filtering CoNLL 2014 - 18th Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning, Proceedings of the Shared Task,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3115/v1/w14-1702
  • Rei, M. and Briscoe, T., 2014. Looking for Hyponyms in Vector Space. CoNLL,
  • 2014. Proceedings of the Eighteenth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning: Shared Task, CoNLL 2014, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 26-27, 2014 CoNLL Shared Task,
  • Ng, HT., Wu, SM., Briscoe, T., Hadiwinoto, C., Susanto, RH. and Bryant, C., 2014. The CoNLL-2014 shared task on grammatical error correction CoNLL 2014 - 18th Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning, Proceedings of the Shared Task,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3115/v1/w14-1701
  • Wang, Y., Wang, L., Zeng, X., Wong, DF., Chao, LS. and Lu, Y., 2014. Factored Statistical Machine Translation for Grammatical Error Correction. CoNLL Shared Task,
  • 2013

  • Rei, M. and Briscoe, T., 2013. Parser lexicalisation through self-learning Proceedings of the North American Conference of the Association for Computational Computational Linguistics,
  • Kochmar, E. and Briscoe, T., 2013. Capturing anomalies in the choice of content words in compositional distributional semantic space International Conference Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, RANLP,
  • Rei, M. and Briscoe, T., 2013. Parser lexicalisation through self-learning Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature, CLfL 2013 at the 2013 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL-HLT 2013,
  • 2012 (No publication date)

  • Kochmar, E., Andersen, O. and Briscoe, T., 2012 (No publication date). HOO 2012 Error Recognition and Correction Shared Task: Cambridge University Submission Report
  • Yannakoudakis, H. and Briscoe, T., 2012 (No publication date). Modeling coherence in ESOL learner texts
  • Yannakoudakis, H., Briscoe, E. and Alexopoulou, T., 2012 (No publication date). Automating Second Language Acquisition Research: Integrating Information Visualisation and Machine Learning EACL,
  • 2012

  • Kochmar, E., Andersen, O. and Briscoe, E., 2012. HOO 2012 Error Recognition and Correction Shared Task: Cambridge University Submission Report http://aclweb.org/anthology/W12-2028, v. Proceedings of the Seventh Workshop on Building Educational Applications Using NLP
  • 2011

  • Rei, M. and Briscoe, T., 2011. Unsupervised Entailment Detection between Dependency Graph Fragments
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.21358
  • Yannakoudakis, H., Briscoe, T. and Medlock, B., 2011. A new dataset and method for automatically grading ESOL texts Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies-Volume 1,
  • 2010

  • Briscoe, T., Harrison, K., Naish-Guzman, A., Parker, A., Siddharthan, A., Sinclair, D., Slater, M. and Watson, R., 2010. Camtology: intelligent information access for science Proceedings of the NAACL HLT 2010 Demonstration Session,
  • Rei, M. and Briscoe, T., 2010. Combining Manual Rules and Supervised Learning for Hedge Cue and Scope Detection CoNLL 2010 - 14th Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning: Shared Task, Proceedings,
  • Vlachos, A., Ghahramani, Z. and Briscoe, T., 2010. Active learning for constrained Dirichlet process mixture models Proceedings of the 2010 Workshop on GEometrical Models of Natural Language Semantics,
  • Rei, M. and Briscoe, T., 2010. Combining manual rules and supervised learning for hedge cue and scope detection Proceedings of the Fourteenth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning: Shared Task,
  • 2009

  • Briscoe, T., 2009. What Can Formal or Computational Models Tell Us about How (Much) Language Shaped the Brain? BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS AND ORIGIN OF SYNTAX,
  • Vlachos, A., Buttery, P., Séaghdha, DO. and Briscoe, T., 2009. Biomedical event extraction without training data Proceedings of the Workshop on Current Trends in Biomedical Natural Language Processing: Shared Task,
  • Jaeger, H., Steels, L., Baronchelli, A., Briscoe, T., Christiansen, MH., Ths, TG., Jager, G., Kirby, S., Komarova, NL., Richerson, PJ. and Triesch, J., 2009. What Can Mathematical, Computational, and Robotic Models Tell Us about the Origins of Syntax? BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS AND ORIGIN OF SYNTAX,
  • 2008

  • Briscoe, T., Gasperin, C., Lewin, I. and Vlachos, A., 2008. Bootstrapping an interactive information extraction system for FlyBase curation. Ontologies and Text Mining for Life Sciences, v. 08131
  • Andersen, ØE., Nioche, J., Briscoe, T. and Carroll, JA., 2008. The BNC Parsed with RASP4UIMA. LREC,
  • 2007

  • Medlock, B. and Briscoe, T., 2007. Weakly Supervised Learning for Hedge Classification in Scientific Literature. ACL,
  • Preiss, J., Briscoe, T. and Korhonen, A., 2007. A System for Large-Scale Acquisition of Verbal, Nominal and Adjectival Subcategorization Frames from Corpora. ACL,
  • 2006

  • Briscoe, T. and Carroll, JA., 2006. Evaluating the Accuracy of an Unlexicalized Statistical Parser on the PARC DepBank. ACL,
  • Briscoe, T., Carroll, JA. and Watson, R., 2006. The Second Release of the RASP System. ACL,
  • 2005

  • Yallop, J., Korhonen, A. and Briscoe, T., 2005. Automatic Acquisition of Adjectival Subcategorization from Corpora. ACL,
  • 2004

  • Preiss, J., Gasperin, C. and Briscoe, T., 2004. Can Anaphoric Definite Descriptions be Replaced by Pronouns? LREC,
  • Carroll, J. and Briscoe, T., 2004. High precision extraction of grammatical relations NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN PARSING TECHNOLOGY,
  • 2002

  • Briscoe, T. and Carroll, JA., 2002. Robust Accurate Statistical Annotation of General Text. LREC,
  • Preiss, J., Korhonen, A. and Briscoe, T., 2002. Subcategorization Acquisition as an Evaluation Method for WSD. LREC,
  • 2001

  • Carroll, JA. and Briscoe, T., 2001. High Precision Extraction of Grammatical Relations. IWPT,
  • 1997

  • Briscoe, T. and Carroll, JA., 1997. Automatic Extraction of Subcategorization from Corpora. ANLP,
  • Briscoe, T., 1997. Co-evolution of language and of the language acquisition device 35TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS AND THE 8TH CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN CHAPTER OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS, PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONFERENCE,
  • 1992

  • COPESTAKE, A. and BRISCOE, T., 1992. LEXICAL OPERATIONS IN A UNIFICATION-BASED FRAMEWORK LEXICAL SEMANTICS AND KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION, v. 627
  • 1991

  • McQueen, JM. and Briscoe, EJ., 1991. A computational tool for examining lexical segmentation in continuous speech. EUROSPEECH,
  • 1990

  • Briscoe, T., Copestake, AA. and Boguraev, B., 1990. Enjoy the Paper: Lexicology. COLING,
  • BRISCOE, T., 1990. LEXICAL ACCESS IN CONNECTED SPEECH RECOGNITION 27TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS,
  • 1989

  • TAYLOR, L., GROVER, C. and BRISCOE, T., 1989. THE SYNTACTIC REGULARITY OF ENGLISH NOUN PHRASES FOURTH CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN CHAPTER OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS,
  • 1988

  • Boguraev, B., Carroll, JA., Briscoe, T. and Grover, C., 1988. Software support for practical grammar development. COLING,
  • 1987

  • Boguraev, B., Carter, DM. and Briscoe, T., 1987. A Multi-Purpose Interface to an On-line Dictionary. EACL,
  • Briscoe, T., 1987. Deterministic Parsing And Unbounded Dependencies. EACL,
  • Briscoe, T., Grover, C., Boguraev, B. and Carroll, JA., 1987. A Formalism and Environment for the Development of a Large Grammar of English. IJCAI,
  • Carter, DM., Boguraev, B. and Briscoe, T., 1987. Lexical stress and phonetic information: which segments are most informative? ECST,
  • Boguraev, B., Briscoe, T., Carroll, JA., Carter, DM. and Grover, C., 1987. The Derivation of a Grammatically Indexed Lexicon from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. ACL,
  • 1985

  • Alshawi, H., Boguraev, B. and Briscoe, T., 1985. Towards A Dictionary Support Environment For Realtime Parsing. EACL,
  • 1984

  • Briscoe, EJ. and Boguraev, B., 1984. Control Structures And Theories Of Interaction In Speech Understanding Systems. COLING,
  • Journal articles

    2020

  • Farag, Y., Valvoda, J., Yannakoudakis, H. and Briscoe, T., 2020. Analyzing Neural Discourse Coherence Models CODI workshop in EMNLP2020,
  • 2019

  • Xia, M., Kochmar, E. and Briscoe, T., 2019. Text Readability Assessment for Second Language Learners. CoRR, v. abs/1906.07580
  • Xia, M., Kochmar, E. and Briscoe, T., 2019. Automatic learner summary assessment for reading comprehension NAACL HLT 2019 - 2019 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies - Proceedings of the Conference, v. 1
  • 2018

  • Yannakoudakis, H., Andersen, ØE., Geranpayeh, A., Briscoe, T. and Nicholls, D., 2018. Developing an automated writing placement system for ESL learners Applied Measurement in Education, v. 31
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/08957347.2018.1464447
  • 2017

  • Farag, Y., Rei, M. and Briscoe, T., 2017. An Error-Oriented Approach to Word Embedding Pre-Training. CoRR, v. abs/1707.06841
  • Rei, M., Felice, M., Yuan, Z. and Briscoe, T., 2017. Artificial Error Generation with Machine Translation and Syntactic Patterns. CoRR, v. abs/1707.05236
  • 2016

  • Felice, M., Bryant, C. and Briscoe, T., 2016. Automatic extraction of learner errors in ESL sentences using linguistically enhanced alignments COLING 2016 - 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Proceedings of COLING 2016: Technical Papers,
  • 2011

  • Rei, M. and Briscoe, T., 2011. Unsupervised entailment detection between dependency graph fragments ACL HLT 2011,
  • Briscoe, T., Harrison, K., Naish, A., Parker, A., Rei, M., Siddharthan, A., Sinclair, D., Slater, M. and Watson, R., 2011. Intelligent Information Access from Scientific Papers CURRENT CHALLENGES IN PATENT INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, v. 29
    Doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-19231-9_16
  • 2010

  • Briscoe, T., Medlock, B. and Andersen, Ø., 2010. Automated assessment of ESOL free text examinations CUCL TR,
  • 2009

  • Briscoe, T., 2009. Herbert Jaeger, Luc Steels, Andrea Baronchelli, Ted Briscoe, Morten H. Christiansen, Thomas Griffiths, Gerhard Jäger, Simon Kirby, Natalia L. Komarova, Peter J. Richerson, and Jochen Triesch Biological foundations and origin of syntax,
  • 2008

  • Karamanis, N., Seal, R., Lewin, I., McQuilton, P., Vlachos, A., Gasperin, C., Drysdale, R. and Briscoe, T., 2008. Natural language processing in aid of FlyBase curators. BMC Bioinformatics, v. 9
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2105-9-193
  • Briscoe, T., 2008. Language learning, power laws, and sexual selection Mind and Society, v. 7
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/s11299-007-0040-8
  • Gasperin, C. and Briscoe, T., 2008. Statistical anaphora resolution in biomedical texts Coling 2008 - 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Proceedings of the Conference, v. 1
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3115/1599081.1599114
  • 2007

  • Karamanis, N., Lewin, I., Seal, R., Drysdale, R. and Briscoe, E., 2007. Integrating natural language processing with FlyBase curation. Pac Symp Biocomput,
  • Watson, R. and Briscoe, T., 2007. Adapting the RASP system for the CoNLL07 domain-adaptation task EMNLP-CoNLL 2007 - Proceedings of the 2007 Joint Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning,
  • 2006

  • Vlachos, A., Gasperin, C., Lewin, I. and Briscoe, T., 2006. Bootstrapping the recognition and anaphoric linking of named entities in Drosophila articles. Pac Symp Biocomput,
  • 2004

  • Buttery, P. and Briscoe, T., 2004. The significance of errors to parametric models of language acquisition AAAI Spring Symposium - Technical Report, v. 5
  • 2001

  • Briscoe, T., 2001. The symbolic species: The co-evolution of language and the human brain NOTES REC ROY SOC, v. 55
  • 2000

  • Briscoe, T., 2000. Grammatical acquisition: Inductive bias and coevolution of language and the language acquisition device LANGUAGE, v. 76
  • 1999

  • Carroll, J., Minnen, G. and Briscoe, T., 1999. Corpus Annotation for Parser Evaluation Proceedings of the EACL99 workshop on Linguistically Interpreted Corpora (LINC), Bergen, Norway, June 12,
  • Briscoe, T. and Copestake, A., 1999. Lexical rules in constraint-based grammars COMPUT LINGUIST, v. 25
  • Briscoe, EJ., 1999. The Acquisition of Grammar in an Evolving Population of Language Agents. Electron. Trans. Artif. Intell., v. 3
  • 1998

  • Carroll, J., Minnen, G. and Briscoe, T., 1998. Can Subcategorisation Probabilities Help a Statistical Parser? 6th Workshop on Very Large Corpora, Montreal, Canada, 1998,
  • 1997

  • Briscoe, T., 1997. Co-evolution of Language and of the Language Acquisition Device CoRR, v. cmp-lg/9705001
  • Briscoe, T. and Carroll, J., 1997. Automatic Extraction of Subcategorization from Corpora
  • 1996

  • LASCARIDES, A., BRISCOE, T., ASHER, N. and COPESTAKE, A., 1996. ORDER INDEPENDENT AND PERSISTENT TYPED DEFAULT UNIFICATION LINGUIST PHILOS, v. 19
  • Carroll, J. and Briscoe, T., 1996. Apportioning Development Effort in a Probabilistic LR Parsing System through Evaluation Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-96), 92-100,
  • 1995

  • MCQUEEN, JM., CUTLER, A., BRISCOE, T. and NORRIS, D., 1995. MODELS OF CONTINUOUS SPEECH RECOGNITION AND THE CONTENTS OF THE VOCABULARY LANG COGNITIVE PROC, v. 10
  • Copestake, A. and Briscoe, T., 1995. Semi-productive polysemy and sense extension Journal of Semantics, v. 12
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/jos/12.1.15
  • Briscoe, T. and Carroll, J., 1995. Developing and Evaluating a Probabilistic LR Parser of Part-of-Speech and Punctuation Labels 4th International Workshop on Parsing Technologies (IWPT-95), 48-58,
  • 1994

  • Gopestake, A., Briscoe, T., Vossen, P., Ageno, A., Castellon, I., Ribas, F., Rigau, G., Rodríguez, H. and Samiotou, A., 1994. Acquisition of lexical translation relations from MRDS Machine Translation, v. 9
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/BF00980578
  • 1993

  • Briscoe, T. and Carroll, J., 1993. Generalized Probabilistic LR Parsing of Natural Language (Corpora) with Unification-Based Grammars. Comput. Linguistics, v. 19
  • 1992

  • COPESTAKE, A. and BRISCOE, T., 1992. LEXICAL OPERATIONS IN A UNIFICATION-BASED FRAMEWORK LECT NOTES ARTIF INT, v. 627
  • 1984

  • BRISCOE, EJ., 1984. PARSING NATURAL-LANGUAGE - KING,M J LINGUIST, v. 20
  • Other publications

    2018

  • Farag, Y., Yannakoudakis, H. and Briscoe, T., 2018. Neural Automated Essay Scoring and Coherence Modeling for Adversarially Crafted Input. CoRR, v. abs/1804.06898
  • Book chapters

    2010

  • Briscoe, T., 2010. Grammatical Assimilation
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244843.003.0016
  • Watson, R., Briscoe, T. and Carroll, J., 2010. Semi-supervised Training of a Statistical Parser from Unlabeled Partially-Bracketed Data
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9352-3_16
  • Professor of Computational Linguistics
    Director of the Institute for Automated Language Teaching and Assessment (ALTA)
    Professor Ted  Briscoe

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