Interesting papers from the summer conferences

Rob Zinkov

There were a bunch of cool conferences this past summer. The following are some papers I enjoyed reading. If there are great papers you think I missed, comment below.

KDD 2012

GigaTensor: Scaling Tensor Analysis Up By 100 Times - Algorithms and Discoveries
Abhay Harpale, Christos Faloutsos

Active Learning for Online Bayesian Matrix Factorization
Jorge Silva, Lawrence Carin

Open Domain Event Extraction from Twitter
Alan Ritter, Mausam Mausam, Oren Etzioni

Design Principles of Massive, Robust Prediction Systems
Troy Raeder, Ori Stitelman, Brian Dalessandro, Claudia Perlich, Foster Provost

KDD SNA Workshop

Workshop Papers

I was going to highlight which ones of these I enjoyed, but then I liked half these papers, so I am going to just suggest checking out all of them. There are less than 20 of them and many are easy to read.


Exploiting compositionality to explore a large space of model structures
R. Grosse, R. Salakhutdinov, W. Freeman, J. Tenenbaum

Video In Sentences Out
A. Barbu, A. Bridge, Z. Burchill, D. Coroian, S. Dickinson, S. Fidler, A. Michaux, S. Mussman, S. Narayanaswamy, D. Salvi, L. Schmidt, J. Shangguan, J. Siskind, J. Waggoner, S. Wang, Y. Yin, Z. Zhang

Response Aware Model-Based Collaborative Filtering
G. Ling, H. Yang, M. Lyu, I. King

Exploiting Structure in Cooperative Bayesian Games
F. Oliehoek, S. Whiteson, M. Spaan

Bayesian Structure Learning for Markov Random Fields with a Spike and Slab Prior
Y. Chen, M. Welling

InterSpeech 2012

Speaker Personality Classification Using Systems Based on Acoustic-Lexical Cues and an Optimal Tree-Structured Bayesian Network Kartik Audhkhasi, Angeliki Metallinou, Ming Li, Shrikanth Narayanan

Personality traits detection using a parallelized modified SFFS algorithm Clément Chastagnol and Laurence Devillers

Predicting Likability of Speakers with Gaussian Processes Dingchao Lu and Fei Sha

Portability of Semantic Annotations for Fast Development of Dialogue Corpora Bassam Jabaian, Fabrice Lefèvre, Laurent Besacier

Learning When to Listen: Detecting System-Addressed Speech in Human-Human-Computer Dialog Elizabeth Shriberg, Andreas Stolcke, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Larry Heck

Combining Ranking and Classification to Improve Emotion Recognition in Spontaneous Speech Houwei Cao, Ragini Verma, Ani Nenkova

Emotion Recognition using Acoustic and Lexical Features Viktor Rozgic, Sankaranarayanan Ananthakrishnan, Shirin Saleem, Rohit Kumar, Aravind Vembu, Rohit Prasad

Age Estimation from Telephone Speech using i-vectors Mohamad Hasan Bahari, Mitchell McLaren, Hugo Van hamme, David Van Leeuwen

A factorized representation of FMLLR transform based on QR-decomposition Shakti P. Rath, Martin Karafiat, Ondrej Glembek, Jan ``Honza’’ Cernocky

Query-by-Example using Speaker Content Graphs William Campbell and Elliot Singer

Dereverberation based on Wavelet Packet Filtering for Robust Automatic Speech Recognition Tatsuya Kawahara and Randy Gomez

A Conversational Movie Search System Based on Conditional Random Fields Jingjing Liu, Scott Cyphers, Panupong Pasupat, Ian McGraw, Jim Glass