Fall 2018 –


Publications

The list includes conferences, journals, workshops, and tutorials.

For a categorized list of publications, see my CV.


DBLP
Semantic scholar

SYMPTOMIFY: Large-scale Symptom Recognition in post-Vaccine Reports
Bosung Kim, and Ndapa Nakashole
EMNLP 2023 (findings)

Database-aware ASR Error Correction For Speech-to-SQL Parsing
Yutong Shao, Arun Kumar, Ndapa Nakashole
ICASSP 2023

Advances in NLP and their Applications to Healthcare
Ndapa Nakashole
NeurIPS tutorials 2022

Structured Data Representation in Natural Language Interfaces
Yutong Shao, Arun Kumar, Ndapa Nakashole
IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin, September 2022

Medical Question Understanding and Answering with Knowledge Grounding and Semantic Self-Supervision
Khalil Mrini, Harpreet Singh, Franck Dernoncourt, Seunghyun Yoon, Trung Bui, Walter Chang, Emilia Farcas, and Ndapa Nakashole
COLING 2022

Data Augmentation for Rare Symptoms in Vaccine Side-Effect Detection
Bosung Kim, Ndapa Nakashole
BioNLP 2022

A Grounded Well-being Conversational Agent with Multiple Interaction Modes: Preliminary Results
Xinxin Yan, Ndapa Nakashole
NLP for Positive Impact Workshop (NLP4PI) at ACL 2021

Recursive Tree-Structured Self-Attention for Answer Sentence Selection
Khalil Mrini, Emilia Farcas, Ndapa Nakashole
ACL 2021

A Gradually Soft Multi-Task and Data-Augmented Approach to Medical Question Understanding
Khalil Mrini, Franck Dernoncourt, S. Yoon, Trung Bui, Walter Chang, Emilia Farcas, Ndapa Nakashole
ACL 2021

Interactive Plot Manipulation using Natural Language code
Yihan Wang, Yutong Shao, and Ndapa Nakashole
NAACL 2021 (Demos)

Joint Summarization-Entailment Optimization for Consumer Health Question Understanding
Khalil Mrini, Dernoncourt, F., Chang, W., Farcas, E., Nakashole, N.
NAACL Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Medical Conversations
NLPMC 2021

UCSD-Adobe at MEDIQA 2021: Transfer Learning and Answer Sentence
Mrini, K., Dernoncourt, F., Yoon, S., Bui, T., Chang, W., Farcas, E., Nakashole, N.
NAACL Workshop on Biomedical Natural Language Processing
BioNLP 2021

Medical Question Understanding and Answering for Older Adults
Mrini, K., Chen, C., Nakashole, N., Weibel, N., Farcas, E.
SoCal NLP 2021

Rethinking Self-Attention: Towards Interpretability for Neural Parsing code
Khalil Mrini, Franck Dernoncourt, Quan Tran, Trung Bui, Walter Chang, and Ndapa Nakashole.
EMNLP 2020 (Findings)

ChartDialogs: Plotting from Natural Language Instructionscode dataset
Yutong Shao and Ndapa Nakashole
ACL 2020

Voice-Based Conversational Agents for Older Adults
Janet Johnson, Khalil Mrini, Michael Hogarth, Alison Moore, Ndapa Nakashole, Nadir Weibel, and Emilia Farcas
Conversational Agents for Health and Wellbeing Workshop
at CHI
2020

Commonsense about Human Senses: Labeled Data Collection Processes
Ndapa Nakashole
Workshop on COmmonsense INference in NLP (COIN)
at EMNLP
2019

Dialog Data Collection for an Interactive Plotting Agent
Yutong Shao and Ndapa Nakashole
SoCal NLP Symposium, 2019

Highlights of Attention Mechanisms for Model Interpretability
Khalil Mrini, Franck Dernoncourt, Trung Bui, Walter Chang, and Ndapa Nakashole
SoCal NLP Symposium, 2019

Fine-Grained Spoiler Detection from Large-Scale Review Corpora
Mengting Wan, Rishabh Misra, Ndapa Nakashole, Julian J. McAuley
ACL 2019

NORMA: Neighborhood Sensitive Maps for Multilingual Word Embeddings
Ndapa Nakashole
EMNLP 2018

Characterizing Departures from Linearity in Word Translation
Ndapa Nakashole and Raphael Flauger
ACL 2018

Never-Ending Learning
Tom M. Mitchell, W. Cohen, E. Hruschka, P. Talukdar, B. Yang, J. Betteridge, A. Carlson, B. Dalvi, M. Gardner, B. Kisiel, J. Krishnamurthy, N. Lao, K. Mazaitis, T. Mohamed, N. Nakashole, E. Platanios, A. Ritter, M. Samadi, B. Settles, R. Wang, D. Wijaya, A. Gupta, X. Chen, A. Saparov, M. Greaves, J. Welling
Communications of the ACM, 61(5), pp. 103-115, May 2018.

Knowledge Distillation for Bilingual Dictionary Induction
Ndapa Nakashole and Raphael Flauger
EMNLP 2017

Discovering Sound Concepts and Acoustic Relations In Text
Anurag Kumar, Bhiksha Raj, Ndapandula Nakashole
International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing ICASSP 2017

Machine Reading with Background Knowledge
Ndapandula Nakashole and Tom Mitchell
arxiv pre-print, 2016

A Knowledge-Intensive Model for Prepositional Phrase Attachment
Ndapandula Nakashole and Tom M. Mitchell
ACL 2015

Learning State Changing Verbs from Wikipedia Revision History
Derry Wijaya, Ndapandula Nakashole, Tom M. Mitchell
EMNLP 2015

Never-Ending Learning
Tom M. Mitchell, W. Cohen, E. Hruschka, P. Talukdar, J. Betteridge, A. Carlson, B. Dalvi, M. Gardner, B. Kisiel, J. Krishnamurthy, N. Lao, K. Mazaitis, T. Mohamed, N. Nakashole, E. Platanios, A. Ritter, M. Samadi, B. Settles, R. Wang, D. Wijaya, A. Gupta, X. Chen, A. Saparov, M. Greaves, J. Welling
AAAI 2015

Composite Events: A Fact-based Representation
Ndapandula Nakashole
iConference 2015

Micro Reading with Priors: Towards Second Generation Machine Readers
Ndapandula Nakashole, Tom M. Mitchell
AKBC Workshop at NIPS 2014

Mining and Organizing a Resource of State-changing Verbs
Derry Wijaya, Ndapandula Nakashole, Tom M. Mitchell
AKBC Workshop at NIPS 2014

CTPs: Contextual Temporal Profiles for Time Scoping Facts using State Change Detection
Derry Wijaya, Ndapandula Nakashole, Tom M. Mitchell
EMNLP 2014 

Language-Aware Truth Assessment of Fact Candidates
Ndapandula Nakashole, Tom M. Mitchell
ACL 2014 

Discovering Semantic Relations from the Web and Organizing them with PATTY
Ndapandula Nakashole, Gerhard Weikum, Fabian Suchanek
SIGMOD Record 2013 

Fine-grained Semantic Typing of Emerging Entities
Ndapandula Nakashole, Tomasz Tylenda, Gerhard Weikum
ACL 2013

Automatic Extraction of Facts, Relations, and Entities for Web-scale Knowledge Base Population
Ndapandula Nakashole
PhD thesis, December 2012

Big Data Methods for Computational Linguistics
Gerhard Weikum, Johannes Hoffart, Ndapandula Nakashole, Marc Spaniol, Fabian Suchanek, Mohamed Amir Yosef
IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin Vol.35 No.3, September 2012 

PATTY: A Taxonomy of Relational Patterns with Semantic Types
Ndapandula Nakashole, Gerhard Weikum and Fabian Suchanek
Best paper 2nd runner-upData
EMNLP 2012

Discovering and Exploring Relations on the Web
Ndapandula Nakashole, Gerhard Weikum, Fabian M. Suchanek
VLDB 2012 (system demo) 

Real-time Population of Knowledge Bases: Opportunities and Challenges
Ndapandula Nakashole and Gerhard Weikum
Best paper award
AKBC Workshop at NAACL-HLT 2012

Query-Time Reasoning in Uncertain RDF Knowledge Bases with Soft and Hard Rules
Ndapandula Nakashole, Mauro Sozio, Fabian Suchanek and Martin Theobald
The VLDS Workshop at VLDB 2012

Scalable Knowledge Harvesting with High Precision and High Recall
Ndapandula Nakashole, Martin Theobald and Gerhard Weikum
WSDM 2011

Find your Advisor: Robust Knowledge Gathering from the Web
Ndapandula Nakashole, Martin Theobald and Gerhard Weikum.
WebDB Workshop at SIGMOD 2010 

A Hybrid Distributed Architecture for Indexing
Ndapandula Nakashole and Hussein Suleman
ECDL 2009

A Scavenger Grid for Intranet Indexing
Ndapandula Nakashole and Hussein Suleman
ICADL 2008

Dynamic Role Allocation for Small Search Engine Clusters
Ndapandula Nakashole, Hussein Suleman and Calvin Pedzai
SAICSIT 2007