David K. Elson
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Selected Publications

  1. Pedro Aleksic, Cyril Allauzen, David Elson, Aleksandar Krakun, Diego Melendo Casado and Pedro J. Moreno. 2015. Improved recognition of contact names in voice commands. In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

  2. David K. Elson. 2014. "Artificial intelligence." In Lori Emerson, Marie-Laure Ryan, and Benjamin Robertson (Eds.): The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media. Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, Maryland.

  3. Rivka Levitan and David Elson. 2014. Detecting Retries of Voice Search Queries. In Proceedings of the 2014 Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2014), Baltimore, Maryland.

  4. Elena Rishes, Sephanie Lukin, David Elson and Marilyn Walker. 2013. Generating Different Story Tellings from Semantic Representations of Narrative. In Proceedings of the 6th Interactive Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS 2013), Instanbul, Turkey.

  5. David K. Elson. 2012. Modeling Narrative Discourse. Ph.D. Thesis. Columbia University, New York City.
    • [PDF, 8.0 MB] as deposited (double-spaced, single-sided, 401pp)
    • [PDF, 7.9 MB] condensed for easier printing (single-spaced, double-sided, 332pp)

  6. David K. Elson. 2012. Detecting Story Analogies from Annotations of Time, Action and Agency. In Proceedings of the LREC 2012 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative, Istanbul, Turkey. [PDF]

  7. David K. Elson. 2012. DramaBank: Annotating Agency in Narrative Discourse. In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2012), Istanbul, Turkey. [PDF]

  8. David K. Elson, Kathleen R. McKeown. 2010. Tense and Aspect Assignment in Narrative Discourse. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference in Natural Language Generation (INLG 2010), Dublin, Ireland. [PDF]

  9. David K. Elson, Nicholas Dames, Kathleen R. McKeown. 2010. Extracting Social Networks from Literary Fiction. In Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2010), Uppsala, Sweden. [PDF]
    • IBM Best Student Paper Award

  10. David K. Elson, Kathleen R. McKeown. 2010. Automatic Attribution of Quoted Speech in Literary Narrative. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2010), Atlanta, Georgia. [PDF]

  11. David K. Elson, Kathleen R. McKeown. 2010. Building a Bank of Semantically Encoded Narratives. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2010), Malta. [PDF]

  12. David K. Elson, Kathleen R. McKeown. 2009. A Tool for Deep Semantic Encoding of Narrative Texts. In Proceedings of the ACL-IJCNLP 2009 Software Demonstrations, Singapore. [PDF]

  13. Mark O. Riedl, Jonathan P. Rowe, David K. Elson. 2008. Toward Intelligent Support of Authoring Machinima Media Content: Story and Visualization. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN '08), Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Mexico.
    • Best Paper Award

  14. David K. Elson, Mark O. Riedl. 2007. A Lightweight Intelligent Virtual Cinematography System for Machinima Generation. In Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE '07), Palo Alto, California. [PDF] [Cambot page]

  15. Rebecca Passonneau, Roberta Blitz, David Elson, Angela Giral, Judith Klavans. 2006. CLiMB ToolKit: A case study of iterative evaluation in a multidisciplinary project. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), Genoa, Italy.

  16. David K. Elson. 2005. Project Logline: Rhetorical Categorization for Multidocument News Summarization. Masters Thesis. Columbia University, May 12, 2005.

  17. Kathleen McKeown, Rebecca J. Passonneau, David K. Elson, Ani Nenkova, Julia Hirschberg. 2005. Do Summaries Help? A Task-Based Evaluation of Multi-Document Summarization. In Proceedings of the 28th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retreival (SIGIR 2005), Salvador, Brazil. [PDF]

  18. Kathleen McKeown, Regina Barzilay, John Chen, David Elson, David Evans, Judith Klavans, Ani Nenkova, Barry Schiffman, and Sergey Sigelman. 2003. Columbia's Newsblaster: New Features and Future Directions. Demo at the Annual Meeting of the North American Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL-HLT-03), Edmonton, Canada, 2003. [PDF]

  19. Peter T. Davis, David K. Elson, Judith L. Klavans. 2003. Methods for Precise Named Entity Matching in Digital Collections. In Proceedings of the Third ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL '03), Houston, Texas. [PS] [PDF]

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