Irina Matveeva

Ry177, 1100 E. 58th Str.
Chicago, IL, 60637

I am a sixth year PhD student at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Chicago.

Research Interests

Publications

Internship and Work Experience

TA assignments

TextGraphs-2 at NAACL-HLT 2007

Fun stuff

Research Interests

A better understanding of document content and relations between different pieces of information is one of the main goals of natural language processing. My research interest is in extracting semantic information from text using machine learning techniques. Machine learning provides well-motivated and efficient solutions which often have an elegant linguistic interpretation. I am particularly interested in using dimensionality reduction and graph-based machine learning algorithms to extract semantic relations between words and documents.

I am also involved in the unsupervised grammar learning project within the Linguistica Group at our department. I am working on using learning with structural output to include morphological information for induction of syntactic categories.

Here is my Research Statement pdf

Internship and Work Experience

Microsoft Research
Palo Alto Research Center
Xerox Research Centre Europe
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Publications

"Graph-based Generalized Latent Semantic Analysis for Document Representation", I. Matveeva, G. Levow, TextGraphs Workshop at HLT/NAACL 2006 pdf
"High Accuracy Retrieval with Multiple Nested Ranker", I. Matveeva, Chr. Burges, T. Burkard, A. Laucius, L. Wong, SIGIR 2006 pdf
"Computing Term Translation Probabilities with Generalized Latent Semantic Analysis", I. Matveeva, G. Levow, EACL 2006 pdf
"Generalized Latent Semantic Analysis for Term Representation", I. Matveeva, G. Levow, A. Farahat, Chr. Royer, RANLP 2005 pdf
"Using Morphology and Syntax Together in Unsupervised Learning", Yu Hu, I. Matveeva, J. Goldsmith, C. Sprague, ACL workshop PsychoCompLA-2005 pdf
"Refining the SED Heuristic for Morpheme Discovery: Another Look at Swahili", Yu Hu, I. Matveeva, J. Goldsmith, C. Sprague, ACL workshop PsychoCompLA-2005 pdf
"Text Representation with the Locality Preserving Projection algorithm for Information Retrieval task", I. Matveeva, Master's Thesis, 2004 ps
Experimental evaluation of a regularization algorithm for transductive learning on large graphs: "Regularization and Regression on Large Graphs", M. Belkin, I. Matveeva, P. Niyogi. Proc. of Computational Learning Theory, 2004 pdf
Locality Preserving Projection algorithm for document re-ranking: "University of Chicago at CLEF2004: Cross-language Text and Spoken Document Retrieval", G. A. Levow, I. Matveeva, in Working Notes of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) 2004 pdf
KCCA for bilingual dictionary extraction: "A Geometric View on Bilingual Lexicon Extraction from Comparable Corpora", E. Gaussier, J.-M. Renders, I. Matveeva, C. Goutte, H. Dejean, ACL 2004
"Disambiguation of German tense forms with the machine translation system Personal Translator", I. Matveeva, undergraduate master's thesis
"Rule-based negation program", AI project Winter 2002 My simple negation program
Work in Progress: "Multi-Level Similarity" pdf

TextGraphs-2 at NAACL-HLT 2007

I am a co-chair of the TextGraphs-07 workshop together with Chris Biemann, Dragomir Radev and Rada Mihalcea. Here is the workshop website - have a look!

My previous TA assignments

Fall 2006 Foundations of Software
Fall 2005 CSPP Algorithms
Spring 2005 CSPP Algorithms
Winter 2005 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Fall 2004 Discrete Mathematics
Spring 2004 Computational Linguistics
Winter 2004 Introduction to Computer Science 2

Fun stuff

Photography, Ice skating, Swing Dancing at Windyhop

Swing Dancing at UofC