iKernels

Machine Learning and NLP group at Trento.

Publications

Books

Roberto Basili and Alessandro Moschitti. Automatic Text Categorization: from Information Retrieval to Support Vector Learning. Aracne editrice, Rome, Italy.

Alessandro Moschitti. Natural Language Processing and Text Categorization: a study on the reciprocal beneficial interactions. PhD thesis, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy, 2003.

Roberto Basili and Alessandro Moschitti. Learning Structured Information in Natural Language Applications. In Proceedings of the Workshop Held with the Eleventh International Conference on European Association for Computational Linguistics, Trento, Italia, 2006.

Journals

Alessandro Moschitti, Daniele Pighin and Roberto Basili. Tree kernels for Semantic Role Labeling, Special Issue on Semantic Role Labeling, Computational Linguistics Journal, 2008.

Fabio Massimo Zanzotto, Marco Pennacchiotti and Alessandro Moschitti. A Machine Learning Approach to Textual Entailment Recognition, Special Issue on Textual Entailment Recognition, Natural Language Engineering, Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Roberto Basili, Alessandro Moschitti and Maria Teresa Pazienza. Extensive evaluation of efficient NLP-driven text classification, Applied Artificial Intelligence Journal, July 2006.

Roberto Basili, Marco Cammisa, Emanuale Donati and Alessandro Moschitti. Semantic indexing and hyperlinking of multimedia news: the RitroveRAI System, Journal of Digital Information Management.

Roberto Basili, Marco Cammisa and Alessandro Moschitti. A Semantic Kernel to classify texts with very few training examples. In Informatica, an international journal of Computing and Informatics.

Roberto Basili, Alessandro Moschitti, Maria Teresa Pazienza and Fabio Massimo Zanzotto. Personalizing Web publishing via information extraction. Special Issue on Advances in Natural Language Processing, IEEE Intelligent System, IEEE Computer Society, Febraury 2003.

Roberto Basili and Alessandro Moschitti. Intelligent NLP-Driven Text Classification. International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools, World Scientific publishing, Vol. 11, No. 3, September 2002.

Alessandro Moschitti. A novel neural approximation technique for integer formulation of the asymmetric travelling salesman problem, International Journal on Neural Network and Mass-Parallel Computing and Information Systems, ICS editor, Vol. 10, 653-664, 2000.

Conferences and Workshops

Roberto Basili, Diego de Cao, Danilo Croce, Bonaventura Coppola, and Alessandro Moschitti. Cross-Language Frame Semantics Transfer in Bilingual Corpora. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing, pages 332-345, Mexico, 2009. Springer. Best paper award

Alessandro Moschitti. Syntactic and semantic kernels for short text pair categorization. In Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the European Chapter of the ACL (EACL 2009), pages 576-584, Athens, Greece, March 2009. Association for Computational Linguistics.

Tonelli, Sara, and Pighin Daniele. New Features for FrameNet - WordNet Mapping. CoNLL'09: Thirteenth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning, 06/2009, Boulder, CO, USA, (2009)

Cettolo, Mauro, Federico Marcello, Pighin Daniele, and Bertoldi Nicola. Shallow-Syntax Phrase-Based Translation: Joint versus Factored String-to-Chunk Models. 8th Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA 2008), October 21-25, (2008) Abstract

Cristina Giannone, Roberto Basili, Chiara Del Vescovo, Paolo Naggar, and Alessandro Moschitti. Kernel-based relation extraction from investigative data. In Proceedings of The Third Workshop on Analytics for Noisy Unstructured Text Data, pages 93-100. ACM, 2009. Best student paper award

Marco Dinarelli, Alessandro Moschitti, and Giuseppe Riccardi. Re-ranking models for spoken language understanding. In Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the European Chapter of the ACL (EACL 2009), pages 202-210, Athens, Greece, March 2009. Association for Computational Linguistics.

Truc-Vien Nguyen, Alessandro Moschitti, and Giuseppe Riccardi. Convolution kernels on constituent, dependency and sequential structures for relation extraction. In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, pages 1378-1387, Singapore, August 2009. Association for Computational Linguistics.

Marco Dinarelli, Alessandro Moschitti, and Giuseppe Riccardi. Re-ranking models based-on small training data for spoken language understanding. In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, pages 1076-1085, Singapore, August 2009. Association for Computational Linguistics.

Richard Johansson and Alessandro Moschitti. The LivingKnowledge Project: Exploring the Spectrum of Opinions over Time. In Workshop on Advanced Technologies for Digital Libraries (AT4DL 2009), 2009.

Bonaventura Coppola, Alessandro Moschitti, and Giuseppe Riccardi. Shallow semantic parsing for spoken language understanding. In Proceedings of Human Language Technologies: The 2009 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Companion Volume: Short Papers, pages 85-88, Boulder, Colorado, June 2009. Association for Computational Linguistics.

Daniele Pighin and Alessandro Moschitti. Reverse engineering of tree kernel feature spaces. In Proceedings of the 2009 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, pages 111-120, Singapore, August 2009. Association for Computational Linguistics.

Daniele Pighin and Alessandro Moschitti. Efficient linearization of tree kernel functions. In Proceedings of the Thirteenth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL-2009), pages 30-38, Boulder, Colorado, June 2009. Association for Computational Linguistics.

Marco Dinarelli, Silvia Quarteroni, Sara Tonelli, Alessandro Moschitti, and Giuseppe Riccardi. Annotating spoken dialogs: from speech segments to dialog acts and frame semantics. In Proceedings of SRSL 2009, the 2nd Workshop on Semantic Representation of Spoken Language, pages 34-41, Athens, Greece, March 2009. Association for Computational Linguistics.

Marco Dinarelli, Alessandro Moschitti, and Giuseppe Riccardi. Concept segmentation and labeling for conversational speech. In Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Brighton, September 2009.

Cristina Giannone, Roberto Basili, Chiara Del Vescovo, Paolo Naggar, and Alessandro Moschitti. Kernel-based Relation Extraction for Crime Investigation. In Proceedings of The Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, Reggio Emilia, Italy, 2009.

Alessandra Giordani and Alessandro Moschitti. Semantic Mapping between Natural Language Questions and SQL Queries via Syntactic Pairing. In 14th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems, Saarbrucken, Germany, 2009.

Alessandra Giordani and Alessandro Moschitti. Syntactic Structural Kernels for Natural Language Interfaces to Databases. In ECML/PKDD, pages 391-406, Bled, Slovenia, 2009.

Mona Diab, Alessandro Moschitti, Daniele Pighin. Semantic Role Labeling Systems for Arabic Language using Kernel Methods. In proceedings of the 46th Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL'08). Main Paper Section. Columbus, OH, USA, June 2008.

Alessandro Moschitti, Silvia Quarteroni. Kernels on Linguistic Structures for Answer Extraction. In proceedings of the 46th Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL'08). Short Paper Section. Columbus, OH, USA, June 2008.

Yannick Versley, Simone Ponzetto, Massimo Poesio, Vladimir Eidelman, Alan Jern, Jason Smith, Xiaofeng Yang, and Alessandro Moschitti. BART: A Modular Toolkit for Coreference Resolution. In Proceedings of the Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Marrakech, Marocco, 2008.

Yannick Versley, Simone Paolo Ponzetto, Massimo Poesio, Vladimir Eidelman, Alan Jern, Jason Smith, Xiaofeng Yang, Alessandro Moschitti. BART: A Modular Toolkit for Coreference Resolution. In Proceedings of the 46th Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL'08), Demo Section. Columbus, OH, USA, June 2008.

Alessandro Moschitti, Kernel Methods. Syntax and Semantics for Relational Text Categorization. In proceeding of ACM 17th Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM). Napa Valley, California, 2008.

Yannick Versley, Alessandro Moschitti, Massimo Poesio, Xiaofeng Yang. Coreference Systems based on Kernels Methods. In Proceedings of The 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Coling'08). Manchester, England, 2008.

Alessandro Moschitti and Fabio Massimo Zanzotto. Encoding Tree Pair-based Graphs in Learning Algorithms: the Textual Entailment Recognition Case. In Proceedings of TextGraphs-3: Graph-based Algorithms for Natural Language Processing - Workshop held in Coling Coreference. Manchester, England 2008.

Bonaventura Coppola, Alessandro Moschitti, and Daniele Pighin. Generalized Framework for Syntax-based Relation Mining. Accepted as a regular paper at the Eighth IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, Pisa, Italy, Dec. 15-19, 2008, IEEE Computer Society Press.

Arianna Bisazza, Marco Dinarelli, Silvia Quarteroni, Sara Tonelli, Alessandro Moschitti and Giuseppe Riccardi. Semantic annotations for conversational speech: from speech transcriptions to predicate argument structures. In Proceedings of IEEE-SLT'08, Goa, India, December 2008.

Bonaventura Coppola, Alessandro Moschitti, Sara Tonelli and Giuseppe Riccardi. Automatic FrameNet-based annotation of Conversational Speech. In Proceedings of IEEE-SLT'08, Goa, India, December 2008.

Marco Dinarelli, Alessandro Moschitti and Giuseppe Riccardi. Joint Generative and Discriminative Models for Spoken Language Understanding. In Proceedings of IEEE-SLT'08, Goa, India, December 2008.

Giordani A. Mapping Natural Language into SQL in a NLIDB. In Proceedings of Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5039, 2008. p. 367-371. "Natural Language and Information Systems", NLDB 2008, London, UK, June 24-27

Giuliano, Claudio, Lavelli Alberto, Pighin Daniele, and Romano Lorenza. FBK-IRST: Kernel Methods for Semantic Relation Extraction. SemEval-2007 Workshop, co-located with ACL 2007, (2007)

Alessandro Moschitti and Fabio Massimo Zanzotto. Fast and Effective Kernels for Relational Learning from Texts. In Proceedings of The 24th Annual International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2007), Corvallis, OR, USA.

Alessandro Moschitti, Silvia Quarteroni, Roberto Basili and Suresh Manandhar. Exploiting Syntactic and Shallow Semantic Kernels for Question/Answer Classification. In Proceedings of the 45th Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Prague, June 2007.

Alessandro Moschitti, Giuseppe Riccardi, Christian Raymond. Spoken Language Understanding with Kernels for Syntactic/Semantic Structures. In Proceedings of IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop (ASRU2007), Kyoto, Japan, December 2007

Mona T. Diab, Alessandro Moschitti, Daniele Pighin. CUNIT: A Semantic Role Labeling System for Modern Standard Arabic. In Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval-4), Arabic Semantic Labeling (held in conjunction with the 45th Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics), Prague, June 2007.

Daniele Pighin, Alessandro Moschitti and Roberto Basili. RTV: Tree Kernels for Thematic Role Classification. In Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval-4), English Semantic Labeling (held in conjunction with the 45th Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics), Prague, June 2007.

Fabio Massimo Zanzotto, Marco Pennacchiotti and Alessandro Moschitti. Shallow Semantics in Fast Textual Entailment Rule Learners. In Proceedings of the Third Recognising Textual Entailment Challenge (held in conjunction with the 45th Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics), Prague, June 2007.

Stephan Bloehdorn and Alessandro Moschitti. Combined Syntactic and Semanitc Kernels for Text Classification, to appear in the 29th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR), April 2007, Rome, Italy. Lecture notes in Computer Science - Springer Verlag.

Silvia Quarteroni, Alessandro Moschitti, Suresh Manandhar and Roberto Basili. Advanced Structural Representations for Question Classification and Answer Re-ranking, to appear in the 29th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR), April 2007, Rome, Italy. Lecture notes in Computer Science - Springer Verlag

Paolo Annesi, Roberto Basili, Raffaele Gitto, Alessandro Moschitti, Riccardo Petitti. Audio Feature Engineering for Automatic Music Genre Classification. In Proceedings of the 8th RIAO Conference (poster section), 2007, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Fabio Aiolli, Giovanni Da San Martino, Alessandro Sperduti, and Alessandro Moschitti. Efficient Kernel-based Learning for Trees, Proceeding of the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Data Mining (CIDM), Honolulu, Hawaii, 2007

Stephan Bloehdorn and Alessandro Moschitti. Exploiting Structure and Semantics for Expressive Text Kernels, Proceeding of the Conference on Information Knowledge and Management (short paper), Lisbon, Portugal, 2007

Daniele Pighin and Alessandro Moschitti. A Tree Kernel-based Shallow Semantic Parser for Thematic Role Extraction, Proceeding of the Conference of Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, Rome, Italy, 2007. Lecture notes in Computer Science - Springer Verlag

Elisa Cilia and Alessandro Moschitti. Advanced Tree-based Kernels for Protein Classification, Proceeding of the Conference of Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, Rome, Italy, 2007. Lecture notes in Computer Science - Springer Verlag

Alessandro Moschitti. Efficient Convolution Kernels for Dependency and Constituent Syntactic Trees. In Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Machine Learning, Berlin, Germany, 2006.

Alessandro Moschitti, Daniele Pighin, and Roberto Basili. Tree Kernel Engineering for Proposition Re-ranking. In Proceedings of Mining and Learning with Graphs (MLG 2006), Workshop held with ECML/PKDD 2006, Berlin, Germany, 2006.

Elisa Cilia, Alessandro Moschitti, Sergio Ammendola, and Roberto Basili. Structured Kernels for Automatic Detection of Protein Active Sites. In Proceedings of Mining and Learning with Graphs (MLG 2006), Workshop held with ECML/PKDD 2006, Berlin, Germany, 2006.

Fabio Massimo Zanzotto and Alessandro Moschitti. Automatic learning of textual entailments with cross-pair similarities. In Proceedings of the Joint 21st International Conference on Computational Linguistics and 44th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (COLING-ACL), Sydney, Australia, 2006.

Ana-Maria Giuglea and Alessandro Moschitti. Semantic Role Labeling via FrameNet, VerbNet and PropBank. In Proceedings of the Joint 21st International Conference on Computational Linguistics and 44th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (COLING-ACL), Sydney, Australia, 2006.

Alessandro Moschitti. Making tree kernels practical for natural language learning. In Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on European Association for Computational Linguistics, Trento, Italy, 2006.

Alessandro Moschitti, Daniele Pighin and Roberto Basili. Semantic Role Labeling via Tree Kernel joint inference. In Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning, New York, USA, 2006.

Alessandro Moschitti, Bonaventura Coppola, Daniele Pighin and Roberto Basili. Semantic Tree Kernels to classify Predicate Argument Structures. In Proceedings of the the 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Riva del Garda, Italy, 2006.

Ana-Maria Giuglea and Alessandro Moschitti. Shallow Semantic Parsing Based on FrameNet, VerbNet and PropBank. In Proceedings of the the 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Riva del Garda, Italy, 2006.

Alessandro Moschitti and Roberto Basili. A Tree Kernel approach to Question and Answer Classification in Question Answering Systems. In Proceedings of the Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Genova, Italy, 2006.

Alessandro Moschitti, Daniele Pighin and Roberto Basili. Tree Kernel Engineering in Semantic Role Labeling Systems. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Learning Structured Information for Natural Language Applications, Eleventh International Conference on European Association for Computational Linguistics, Trento, Italy, 2006.

Roberto Basili, Alessandro Moschitti, and Marco Pennacchiotti. Analisi e Annotazione Automatica dei Testi Letterari, to appear as a book contribution of SINCRONIE - GAREFFI Andrea Editor, Italy, 2006.

Fabio Massimo Zanzotto, Alessandro Moschitti, Marco Pennacchiotti and Maria Teresa Pazienza. Learning textual entailment from examples. In Proceedings of the Second Recognising Textual Entailment Challenge, Venezia, Italy, 2006

Fabio Massimo Zanzotto and Alessandro Moschitti. Similarity between Pairs of Co-indexed Trees for Textual Entailment Recognition. In Proceedings of the TextGraphs workshop at Human Language Technology - North American chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, New York, USA, 2006.

Alessandro Moschitti. Syntactic Kernels for Natural Language Learning: the Semantic Role Labeling Case. Human Language Technology - North American chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (short paper), New York, USA, 2006.

Ana-Maria Giuglea and Alessandro Moschitti. Towards Free-text Semantic Parsing: A Unified Framework Based on FrameNet, VerbNet and PropBank. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Learning Structured Information for Natural Language Applications, Eleventh International Conference on European Association for Computational Linguistics, Trento, Italy, 2006.

Roberto Basili, Marco Cammisa and Alessandro Moschitti. Effective use of wordnet semantics via kernel-based learning. In Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL 2005), Ann Arbor(MI), USA, 2005

Alessandro Moschitti, Ana-Maria Giuglea, Bonaventura Coppola and Roberto Basili. Hierarchical Semantic Role Labeling. In Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL 2005 shared task), Ann Arbor(MI), USA, 2005.

Roberto Basili, Marco Cammisa and Alessandro Moschitti. A Semantic Kernel to classify texts with very few training examples. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Learning in Web Search, at the 22nd International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2005), Bonn, Germany, 2005.

Alessandro Moschitti, Bonaventura Coppola, Daniele Pighin and Roberto Basili. Engineering of Syntactic Features for Shallow Semantic Parsing. In Proceedings of the ACL05 Workshop on Feature Engineering for Machine Learning in Natural Language Processing, Ann Arbor (MI), USA, 2005.

Roberto Basili, Marco Cammisa and Alessandro Moschitti. A Semantic Kernel to exploit Linguistic Knowledge. In Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA 2005), Milan 2005, Lecture notes in Computer Science - Springer Verlag.

Alessandro Moschitti and Roberto Basili. Verb subcategorization kernels for automatic semantic labeling. In Proceedings of the ACL05 Workshop on Deep Lexical Acquisition, Ann Arbor (MI), USA, 2005.

Roberto Basili, Alice Di Stefano, Roberto Gigliucci, Alessandro Moschitti, and Marco Pennacchiotti. Automatic Analysis and Annotation of Literary Texts. In Proceedings of the Workshop for Cultural Heritage within the 9th Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA 2005), Milan 2005.

Alessandro Moschitti. A study on Convolution Kernels for Shallow Semantic Parsing. In Proceedings of the 42-th Conference on Association for Computational Linguistic (ACL-2004), Barcelona, Spain, 2004.

Alessandro Moschitti and Cosmin Adrian Bejan. A Semantic Kernel for Predicate Argument Classification. In Proceedings of the Eighth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL-2004), Boston, MA, USA, 2004.

Alessandro Moschitti and Roberto Basili. Complex Linguistic Features for Text Classification: a comprehensive study. In Proceedings of the 26th European Conference on Information Retrieval Research (ECIR 2004), Sunderland, U.K., 2004.

Ana-Maria Giuglea and Alessandro Moschitti. Knowledge Discovery using FrameNet, VerbNet and PropBank. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Ontology and Knowledge Discovering at ECML 2004, Pisa, Italy, 2004.

Adrian Bejan, Alessandro Moschitti, Paul Morarescu, Gabriel Nicolae and Sanda Harabagiu. Semantic Parsing Based on FrameNet. In Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on the Evaluation of Systems for the Semantic Analysis of Text, ACL 2004 workshop, Barcelona, Spain, 2004.

Alessandro Moschitti and Sanda Harabagiu. A Novel Approach to Focus Identification in Question/Answering Systems. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Pragmatics of Question Answering at HLT-NAACL 2004, Boston, MA, USA, 2004.

Sanda Harabagiu, Steven Maiorano, Alessandro Moschitti and Adrian Bejan. Intentions, Implicatures and Processing of Complex Questions. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Pragmatics of Question Answering at HLT-NAACL 2004, Boston, MA, USA, 2004.