Publications

2017
  • Maura Conway, Moign Khawaja, Suraj Lakhani, Jeremy Reffin, Andrew Robertson and David Weir. (2017) Disrupting Daesh: Measuring Takedown of Online Terrorist material and Its Impacts. Dublin: VOX-Pol. Available online at http://www.voxpol.eu/download/vox-pol_publication/
  • Thomas Kober, Julie Weeds, Jeremy Reffin and David Weir (2017) Improving Semantic Composition with Offset Inference. In Proceeedings of the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL-2017).
  • Thomas Kober, Julie Weeds, John Wilkie, Jeremy Reffin and David Weir (2017) One Representation per word - does it make sense for composition. In EACL workshop Sense, Concept and Entity Representations and their Applications (SENSE). pdf
  • Julie Weeds, Thomas Kober, Jeremy Reffin and David Weir (2017) When a Red Herring in Not a Red Herring: Using Compositional Methods to Detect Non-Compositional Phrases. In Proceedings of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL-2017). pdf
2016
  • David Weir, Julie Weeds, Jeremy Reffin and Thomas Kober (2016) Aligning Packed Dependency Trees: a theory of composition for distributional semantics. Computational Linguistics, Vol. 42, No. 4: 727–761. pdf
  • Thomas Kober, Julie Weeds, Jeremy Reffin and David Weir (2016) Improving Sparse Word Representations with Distributional Inference for Semantic Composition. In Empirical Methods for Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-2016). pdf
  • Miroslav Batchkarov, Thomas Kober, Jeremy Reffin, Julie Weeds and David Weir (2016) A critique of word similarity as a method for evaluating distributional semantic models. In ACL 2016 workshop on Evaluating Vector Space Representations in NLP (RepEval). pdf
  • Joseph Taylor, Viktoriia Sharmanska, Kristian Kersting, David Weir and Novi Quadrianto (2016) Learning using Unselected Features (LUFe) In Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-2016). pdf
2015
  • Thomas Kober and David Weir (2015) Optimising Agile Social Media Analysis. In 6th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment & Social Media Analysis (WASSA 2015). pdf bib
  • Clarke D (2015) Fast Semantic Parsing with a Tensor Kernel, International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Applications 6(2), 99-114.
  • Daoud Clarke and Bill Keller (2015) Efficiency in Ambiguity: Two Models of Probabilistic Semantics for Natural Language, in Proceedings of The 11th International Conference on Computational Semantics IWCS-2015.
  • Daoud Clarke (2015) Simple, Fast Semantic Parsing with a Tensor Kernel. In proceedings of 17th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics, CICling-2015.
2014
  • Simon Wibberley and Carl Miller (2014) Detecting Events from Twitter. In C. Hobbs, M. Moran and D Salisbury, Editors, Open Source Intelligence in the Twenty-First Century: New approaches and opportunities, pages 147-167, Palgrave Macmillan, New York.
  • Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jeremy Reffin, David Weir and Simon Wibberley (2014) Vox Digitas: Social media is transforming how to study society. Demos Report. pdf
  • Jamie Bartlett, Richard Norrie, Sofia Patel, Rebekka Rumpel and Simon Wibberley (2014) Misogyny on Twitter. Demos Report. pdf
  • Jamie Bartlett, Jeremy Reffin, Noelle Rumball, and Sarah Williamson (2014) Anti-social Media. Demos Report. pdf
  • Simon Wibberley, David Weir and Jeremy Reffin (2014) Method51 for Mining Insight from Social Media Datasets. In Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics. System Demonstration. (COLING 2014). pdf bib
  • Julie Weeds, Daoud Clarke, Jeremy Reffin, David Weir and Bill Keller (2014) Learning to Distinguish Hypernyms and Co-Hyponyms, In Proceedings of the 25th International Conference of Computational Linguistics (COLING 2014). pdf bib
  • Danushka Bollegala, David Weir and John Carroll (2014) Learning to Predict Distributions of Words Across Domains. In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: (ACL 2014). pdf bib
  • Julie Weeds, David Weir and Jeremy Reffin (2014) Distributional Composition using Higher-Order Dependency Vectors, in EACL Workshop on Continuous Vector Space Models and their Compositionality. pdf bib
2014
  • Matti Lyra, Daoud Clarke, Hamish Morgan, Jeremy Reffin and David Weir (2013) High Value Media Monitoring With Machine Learning, Using machine learning to drive cost effectiveness in an established business, in Künstliche Intelligenz,. 27(3), Springer-Verlag.
  • Danushka Bollegala, David Weir and John Carroll (2013) Cross-Domain Sentiment Classification using a Sentiment Sensitive Thesaurus. In IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE) 25(8).
  • Simon Wibberley, Jeremy Reffin and David Weir (2013) Language Technology for Agile Social Media Science. In ACL 2013 workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities. pdf bib
2012
  • Matti Lyra, Daoud Clarke, Hamish Morgan, Jeremy Reffin and David Weir (2012) Challenges in Applying Machine Learning to Media Monitoring, In Proceedings of Thirty-second SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI-2012).
2011
  • Carlos Gómez-Rodríguez, John Carroll and David Weir (2011) Dependency Parsing Schemata and Mildly Non-Projective Dependency Parsing, Computational Linguistics 37(3):541-586. pdf
  • Danushka Bollegala, David Weir and John Carroll (2011) Using Multiple Sources to Construct a Sentiment Sensitive Thesaurus for Cross-Domain Sentiment Classification. In Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (ACL-HLT 2011). pdf bib
  • Daoud Clarke, Rudi Lutz, David Weir and Ben Campion (2011) Algebriac Approaches to Compositional Distributional Semantics. Poster International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2011). bib
pre 2011
  • Daoud Clarke, Rudi Lutz, and David Weir (2010) Semantic composition with quotient algebras. In Proceedings of the 2010 Workshop on GEometrical Models of Natural Language Semantics (GEMS 2010). pdf bib
  • Carlos Gómez-Rodríguez, Marco Kuhlmann, Giorgio Satta, and David Weir (2009) Optimal reduction of rule length in linear context-free rewriting systems. In Proceedings of Human Language Technologies: The 2009 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL-HLT 2009). pdf bib
  • Carlos Gómez-Rodríguez, David Weir, and John Carroll (2009) Parsing mildly non- projective dependency structures. In Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2009). pdf bib
  • Carlos Gómez-Rodríguez, John Carroll and David Weir (2008) A Deductive Approach to Dependency Parsing. In Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (ACL-HLT 2008). pdf bib
  • Diana McCarthy, Rob Koeling, Julie Weeds, John Carroll (2007) Unsupervised Acquistion of Predominant Word Senses. In Computation Linguistics 33(4). pdf
  • Julie Weeds, James Dowdall, Gerold Schneider, Bill Keller and David Weir (2007) Using Distributional Similarity to Organise BioMedical Terminology. In F. Ibekwe-SanJuan, A. Condamines and M. T. Cabre Castellvi (eds.) Application-Driven Terminology Engineering. bib
  • Roger Evans, David Weir, John Carroll, Daniel Paiva and Anja Belz (2007) Modelling Control in Generation. In Proceedings of European Natural Language Generation Workshop (ENLG 2007). pdf bib
  • Julie Weeds and David Weir (2005) Co-occurrence Retrieval: a General Framework for Lexical Distributional Similarity. Computational Linguistics 31(4) 439-476. pdf bib
  • Julie Weeds, David Weir and Bill Keller (2005) The Distributional Similarity of Sub-Parses. In Empirical Modeling of Semantic Equivalence and Entailment. Workshop at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL 2005). pdf bib
  • Tim Owen, Ian Wakeman, Bill Keller, Julie Weeds and David Weir (2005) Managing the Policies of Non-Technical Users in a Dynamic World. In IEEE Workshop on Policy for Distributed Systems and Networks (POLICY 2005). pdf bib
  • Jon Rimmer, Tim Owen, Ian Wakeman, Bill Keller, Julie Weeds and David Weir (2005) User Policies in Pervasive Computing Environments. In User Experience Design for Pervasive Computing. Pervasive 2005 Workshop. pdf bib
  • Julie Weeds, James Dowdall, Gerold Schneider, Bill Keller and David Weir (2005) Using Distributional Similarity to Organise BioMedical Terminology. Terminology 11(1), 107-141. pdf bib
  • Bill Keller, Tim Owen, Ian Wakeman, Julie Weeds and David Weir (2005) Middleware for User Controlled Environments. In Middleware Support for Pervasive Computing (PerWare 2005). pdf bib
  • Diana McCarthy, Rob Koeling, Julie Weeds and John Carroll (2004) Automatic Identification of Infrequent Word Senses. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference of Computational Linguistics, COLING-2004. pdf
  • Diana McCarthy, Rob Koeling, Julie Weeds and John Carroll (2004) Finding Predominant Senses in Untagged Text. In Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. ACL best paper award pdf
  • Diana McCarthy, Rob Koeling, Julie Weeds and John Carroll Using Automatically Acquired Predominant Senses for Word Sense Disambiguation Diana McCarthy, Rob Koeling, Julie Weeds and John Carroll. In Proceedings of the ACL Senseval-3 Workshop. Barcelona, Spain. July 2004. pdf
  • Julie Weeds, David Weir and Diana McCarthy (2004) Characterising Measures of Lexical Distributional Similarity. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference of Computational Linguistics (COLING 2004). pdf bib
  • Julie Weeds, Bill Keller, David Weir, Ian Wakeman, Jon Rimmer and Tim Owen (2004) Natural Language Expression of User Policies in Pervasive Computing Environments. In Proceedings of LREC Workshop on Ontologies and Lexical Resources in Distributed Environments (OntoLex 2004). pdf bib
  • Roger Evans, Kees van Deemter, Anja Belz, Jason Teeple, David Weir, John Carroll, Daniel Paiva and Eva Esteve Ferrer (2004) Controlling wide-coverage generation - the COGENT project. In Extended abstracts of posters presented at the Third International Conference on Natural Language Generation, (INLG 2004), Report ITRI-04-01, ITRI, University of Brighton. 14-17.
  • Julie Weeds and David Weir (2003) A General Framework for Distributional Similarity. In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2003). pdf bib
  • Julie Weeds and David Weir (2003) Finding and Evaluating Sets of Nearest Neighbours. In Proceedings of the 2nd Conference of Corpus Linguistics, Lancaster. pdf bib
  • Julie Weeds (2003) Smoothing Using Nearest Neighbours. In Proceedings of the Sixth UK Special Interest Group for Computational Linguistics (CLUK6).
  • Julie Weeds (2002) The Reliability of a Similarity Measure. In Proceedings of the Fifth UK Special Interest Group for Computational Linguistics (CLUK5).
  • Stephen Clark and David Weir (2002) Class-based Probability Estimation Using a Semantic Hierarchy. Computational Linguistics 28(2), 187-206. pdf bib
  • Olga Shaumyan, John Carroll and David Weir (2002) Evaluation of LTAG Parsing with Supertag Compaction. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Frameworks (TAG+ 2002). pdf bib
  • Julie Weeds (2001) Building Semantic Hierarchies from Machine Readable Dictionaries. In Proceedings of the Fourth UK Special Interest Group for Computational Linguistics UK (CLUK4)
  • Stephen Clark and David Weir (2001) Class-based Probability Estimation Using a Semantic Hierarchy. In Proceedings of the 2nd Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association of Computational Linguistics (NAACL 2001), pages 95-102. pdf bib
  • Owen Rambow, K. Vijay-Shanker and David Weir (2001) D-Tree Substitution Grammars. Computational Linguistics 27(1):87-122. pdf bib
  • John Carroll and David Weir (2000) Encoding Frequency Information in Lexicalized Grammars. In H. Bunt and A. Nijhot (eds.), Advances in Probabilistic and Other Parsing Technologies, 13-28, Kluwer. pdf bib
  • Roger Evans, Gerald Gazdar and David Weir (2000) `Lexical Rules' are just lexical rules. In A. Abeille and O. Rambow (eds.), Tree Adjoining Grammars: linguistic, formal and computational properties, 71-100, CSLI Lecture Notes. pdf bib
  • Stephen Clark and David Weir (2000) A Class-based Probabilistic approach to Structural Disambiguation. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2000), pages 194-200. pdf bib
  • John Carroll, Nicolas Nicolov, Olga Shaumyan, Martine Smets and David Weir (2000) Engineering a Wide-Coverage Lexicalized Grammar. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Frameworks (TAG+ 2000), pages 55-60. pdf bib
  • K. Vijay-Shanker and David Weir (1999) Exploring the Underspecified World of Lexicalized Tree Adjoining Grammars. In Proceedings of the Sixth Meeting on Mathematics of Language (MOL 1999). pdf bib
  • Stephen Clark and David Weir (1999) An Iterative Approach to Estimating Frequencies over a Semantic Hierarchy. In Proceedings of the Joint SIGDAT Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Very Large Corpora (EMNLP 1999). pdf bib
  • John Carroll, Nicolas Nicolov, Olga Shaumyan, Martine Smets and David Weir (1999) Parsing with an Extended Domain of Locality. In Proceedings of the Ninth Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 1999). pdf bib
  • Roger Evans and David Weir (1998) A structure-sharing parser for lexicalized grammars. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computational Linguistics and the 36th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (COLING-ACL 1998). pdf bib
  • John Carroll, Nicolas Nicolov, Olga Shaumyan, Martine Smets and David Weir (1998) The LEXSYS Project. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Frameworks (TAG+ 1998). pdf bib
  • John Carroll, Nicolas Nicolov, Olga Shaumyan, Martine Smets and David Weir (1998) Grammar Compaction and Computation Sharing in Automaton-based Parsing. In Proceedings of the First Workshop on Tabulation in Parsing and Deduction (TAPD 1998). pdf bib
  • Roger Evans and David Weir (1997) Automaton-Based Parsing for Lexicalized Grammars. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Parsing Technologies (IWPT 1997). pdf bib
  • John Carroll and David Weir (1997) Encoding Frequency Information in Lexicalized Grammars. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Parsing Technologies (IWPT 1997). ps bib
  • Owen Rambow, K. Vijay-Shanker and David Weir (1995) D-Tree Grammars. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 1995), pages 151-158. pdf bib
  • K. Vijay-Shanker, David Weir and Owen Rambow (1995) Parsing D-Tree Grammars. In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Parsing Technologies (IWPT 1995). pdf bib
  • Roger Evans, Gerald Gazdar and David Weir (1995) Encoding Lexicalized Tree Adjoining Grammars with a Nonmonotonic Inheritance Hierarchy. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 1995), pages 77-84. pdf bib
  • Bill Keller and David Weir (1995) A Tractable Extension of Linear Indexed Grammars. In Proceedings of the 7th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 1995), pages 75-82. pdf bib
  • Owen Rambow, K. Vijay-Shanker and David Weir (1995) Formal Properties of D-Tree Grammars. In Fourth Mathematics of Language Workshop (MOL 1995). bib
  • David Weir (1994) Linear iterated pushdowns. Computational Intelligence, 10(4):422-430. pdf bib
  • K. Vijay-Shanker and David Weir (1994) The Equivalence of four extensions of context-free grammars. Mathematical Systems Theory, 27:511-545. pdf bib
  • Roger Evans, Gerald Gazdar and David Weir (1994) Using default inheritance to describe LTAG. In Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars (TAG+ 1994). bib
  • Bill Keller and David Weir (1994) From Stacks to Trees to Feature Structures: a tractable extension of Linear Indexed Grammars. In Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars (TAG+ 1994). bib
  • K. Vijay-Shanker and David Weir (1993) Parsing some constrained grammar formalisms. Computational Linguistics, 19(4):591-636. pdf bib
  • K. Vijay-Shanker and David Weir (1993) The use of shared-forests in Tree Adjoining Grammar Parsing. In Proceedings of the 6th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, (EACL 1993), pages 384-393. pdf bib
  • David Weir (1992) A geometric hierarchy beyond context-free languages, Theoretical Computer Science, 104:235-261. bib
  • David Weir (1992) Linear context-free rewriting systems and deterministic tree-walking transducers. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 1992). pdf bib
  • David Weir (1992) Automata theory as relevant to linguistics. In W. Bright, editor, Oxford International Encyclopaedia of Linguistics, volume 1, pages 145-146. Oxford University Press, Oxford, England. bib
  • K. Vijay-Shanker and David Weir (1991) Polynomial parsing of extensions of Context-free Grammars. In M. Tomita, editor, Current Issues in Parsing Technology, pages 191-206. Kluwer Academic Publishers. bib
  • Aravind Joshi, K. Vijay-Shanker and David Weir (1991) The convergence of mildly context-sensitive grammar formalisms. In T. Wasow and P. Sells, editors, The Processing of Linguistic Structure, pages 31-81. MIT Press. bib
  • K. Vijay-Shanker and David Weir (1990) Polynomial parsing of Combinatory Categorial Grammars. In Proceedings of the 28th Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 1990), pages 1-8, Pittsburgh, PA. pdf bib
  • David Weir (1990) Computational properties of constrained grammar formalisms. In MIT Parsing Project Working Papers Volume 9, MIT Press, Center for Cognitive Science, MIT. bib
  • K. Vijay-Shanker and David Weir (1989) The recognition of Combinatory Categorial Grammars, Linear Indexed Grammars, and Tree Adjoining Grammars. In Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Parsing Technologies (IWPT 1989), pages 172-181. bib
  • David Weir (1988) Characterizing Mildly Context-Sensitive Grammar Formalisms. PhD Dissertation, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylviania. pdf bib
  • David Weir and Aravind Joshi (1988) Combinatory Categorial Grammars: Generative power and relationship to Linear Context-free Rewriting Systems. In Proceedings of the 26th Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 1988), pages 278-285. pdf bib
  • K. Vijay-Shanker, David Weir and Aravind Joshi (1987) Characterizing structural descriptions produced by various grammatical formalisms. In Proceedings of the 25th Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 1987), pages 104-111. pdf bib
  • K. Vijay-Shanker, David Weir and Aravind Joshi (1987) On the progression from Context-free to Tree Adjoining languages. In A. Manaster-Ramer, editor, Mathematics of Language, pages 389-401, John Benjamins, Amsterdam. bib
  • K. Vijay-Shanker, David Weir and Aravind Joshi (1986) Tree Adjoining and head wrapping. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 1986), pages 202-207. pdf bib
  • David Weir, K. Vijay-Shanker and Aravind Joshi (1986) The relationship between Tree Adjoining Grammars and Head Grammars. In Proceedings of the 24th Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 1986), pages 67-74. pdf bib