Eduard Hovy

Teaching and Advising


Semester courses:

  • Computational Semantics for Natural Language Processing (LTI 11-727), Carnegie Mellon University. Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017.
  • Tools for NLP (LTI 11-714) (6 units), Carnegie Mellon University. Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016.
  • Advanced Seminar in Semantics (LTI 11-728) (6 units), Carnegie Mellon University. Spring 2014.
  • Semantics Lab (6 units), Carnegie Mellon University. Fall 2014.
  • Introduction to Natural Language Processing (CS 544), University of Southern California. Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2010, Spring 2009, Spring 2008, Spring 2007, Spring 2005, Spring 2004, Fall 2002, Fall 2001, Spring 2001, Spring 2000, Spring 1998, Spring 1996, Fall 1994, Spring 1993, Spring 1001, Spring 1990
  • Lexical Semantics (CS 599), University of Southern California. Fall 2005.

    Specialized programs:

  • 2007--2012: Convenor, Computer Science Masters Degree Program in Human Language Technology, University of Southern California
  • 1999--2007: Co-Director, Program for Masters Degree in Computational Linguistics, University of Southern California

    Multi-day courses:

  • Co-Instructor and organizer, Information Extraction from Text. Week-long course at University of Southern California. May 2010
  • Instructor, Natural Language Semantics and Ontologies. Week-long course at KAIST. Seoul, Korea, July 2009
  • Instructor, Ontologies. 3-day course in the Vilem Mathesius Lecture Series at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. March 2005
  • Instructor, Information Retrieval. Short course, Universitat Internacional Menendez Pelayo. Barcelona, Spain. July 2003
  • Co-Instructor, Machine Translation. 3-day course, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) extension course. Los Angeles, CA. Spring 1997, Spring 1996
  • Instructor, Penman Sentence Generation System. 2-day intensive course, University of Waterloo. Waterloo, Canada. October 1994
  • Co-Instructor, Multilingual NLP. Specialized 5-day course for selected European students and faculty, one of four invited lecturers at the Bolzano School. Bolzano, Italy, December 1993

    Tutorials at conferences and universities:

  • Lecturer, Ontologies. 2-hour colloquium at the Third IKDD Conference on Data Science (CoDS). Pune, India. March 2016
  • Lecturer, Several lectures on topics in NLP. Summer Training Workshop on Advances in Machine Learning for Social Media Analysis (MLSMA). Wroclaw, Poland. September 2014
  • Instructor, Corpus Annotation. 3-hour tutorial at the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL) conference. Uppsala, Sweden. July 2010
  • Co-instructor, Corpus Annotation. 3-hour tutorial at the Language Resources and Evaluation conference (LREC). Marrakesh, Morocco. May 2008
  • Co-instructor, Corpus Annotation. 3-hour tutorial at the International Symposium on Natural Language Processing (SNLP). Pattaya, Thailand. December 2007
  • Instructor, Automated Text Summarization. 3-hour tutorial at the Summer School, University of Illinois. Urbana-Champaign, IL. June 2007
  • Instructor, Ontologies and Corpus Creation. 4 lectures at the Hankook University of Foreign Studies, Linguistics Department. Seoul, Korea. January 2007
  • Instructor, A Gentle Introduction to Ontologies. 3-hour tutorial at< the seventh conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA). Boston, MA, August 2006
  • Instructor, An Introduction to Machine Translation. 3-hour tutorial at the seventh International Machine Translation Summit. Singapore. September 1999
  • Co-instructor, Automated Text Summarization. 3-hour tutorial at the SIGIR conference. Berkeley, CA. August 1999
  • Instructor, Multilingual Text Summarization. 3-hour tutorial at Third Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA). Philadelphia, PA, October 1998
  • Co-Instructor, Automated Text Summarization. 3-hour tutorial at the COLING/ACL Conference. Montreal, Canada. August 1998
  • Instructor, An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Machine Translation. 3-hour tutorial at the sixth International Machine Translation Summit. San Diego, CA. October 1997
  • Co-Instructor, Statistical Processing for Machine Translation: A Primer. 3-hour tutorial at the second Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA). Montreal, Canada. October 1996
  • Co-Instructor, Machine Translation. 3-hour tutorial at the conference of the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL). Santa Cruz, CA. June 1996
  • Co-Instructor, Intelligent Multimedia Systems. 3-hour tutorial at the conference of the American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Seattle, WA. August 1994
  • Instructor, Language Generation. 3-hour tutorial at the fourth Baden-Württemberg Colloquium Sprachverarbeitung in Mensch und Maschine. Herrenberg, Germany. October 1990

    Ph.D. advisor or committee member of:

  • Advisor: Dongyeop Kang, current (Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh). Thesis: undecided
  • Advisor: Xuezhe Ma, current (Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh). Thesis: undecided
  • Advisor: Pradeep Dasigi, current (Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh). Thesis: undecided
  • Advisor: Sujay Kumar Jauhar, current (Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh). Thesis: undecided
  • Co-advisor: Diyi Yang, current (Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh). Thesis: undecided
  • Co-Advisor: Richard Huntsinger, current (Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh). Thesis: Technical Support Forecasting
  • External member: Anita de Waard, current (Department of Linguistics, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands). Thesis: undecided
  • Committee member: Jesse Dunietz, current (Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh). Thesis: Annotating and Linguistically Tagging Constructions for Variable Relations
  • Committee member: Jun Araki, current (Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh). Thesis: undecided
  • Committee member: Hyeju Jang, current (Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh). Thesis: Metaphors in Support Discussion
  • Committee member: Derry Wijaya, 2016 (Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh). Thesis: Learning about Verbs for Better Natural Language Understanding
  • Committee member: Yanchuan Sim, 2016 (Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh). Thesis: Text as Strategic Choice
  • Committee member: Manaal Faruqui, 2016 (Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh). Thesis: Beyond the Distributional Hypothesis
  • External member: Alexander Hogenboom, 2015 (Econometric Institute, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands). Thesis: Sentiment Analysis of Text Guided by Semantics and Structure
  • Committee member: Yi-Chia Wang, 2015 (Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh). Thesis: Self-Presentation in Social Networks
  • Committee member: Luis Marujo, 2015 (Language Technologies Institute, T├ęcnico Lisboa and Carnegie Mellon University, Lisbon). Thesis: Temporal Contextualization of News Articles and Broadcast News
  • Committee member: Leila Wehbe, 2015 (Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh). Thesis: The Time and Location of Natural Reading Processes in the Brain
  • Committee member: Jayant Krishnamurthy, 2015 (Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh). Thesis: Learning to Understand Natural Language with Less Human Effort
  • Committee member: Hideki Shima, 2014 (Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh). Thesis: Paraphrase Pattern Acquisition by Diversifiable Bootstrapping
  • Committee member: Nathan Schneider, 2014 (Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh). Thesis: Lexical Semantic Analysis in Natural Language Text
  • External Reader: Joel Nothman, 2014 (School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney, Australia). Thesis: Grounding Event References in News
  • Co-Advisor: Marta Vila, 2013 (Department of Linguistics, University of Barcelona, Spain). Thesis: Paraphrase Scope and Typology. A Data-Driven Approach from Computational Linguistics
  • External Reader: Piette-Etienne Genest, 2013 (Departement d'informatique, University of Montreal, Canada). Thesis: Generation de resumes par abstraction
  • Co-Advisor (de facto): Dirk Hovy, 2013 (Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles). Thesis: Using Dependency Information in Unsupervised Sequential Models for Relation Extraction and Typing
  • Committee Member: Sudeep Gandhe, 2012 (Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles). Thesis: Rapid Prototyping and Evaluation of Dialogue Systems for Virtual Humans
  • Committee member: Jason Riesa, 2012 (Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles). Thesis: Structured Models for Automatic Bilingual Alignment
  • External reader: Grace Yang, 2012 (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh). Thesis: Automated Ontology Construction through Text Mining
  • Co-Advisor: Marta Recasens-Potau, 2012 (Department of Linguistics, University of Barcelona, Spain). Thesis: Coreference Resolution
  • Advisor: Stephen Tratz, 2011 (Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles). Thesis: Semantically-Enriched Parsing for Natural Language Understanding
  • External reader: Shane Bergsma, 2010 (University of Alberta, Canada). Thesis: Large-Scale Semi-Supervised Learning for Natural Language Processing
  • External reader: Vit Novacek, 2010 (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland). Thesis: Document Analysis for the Semantic Web
  • Committee member: Sudeep Gandhe, 2009 (Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles). Thesis: Rapid Prototyping and Evaluation of Dialogue Systems for Virtual Humans
  • External reader: Vasco Calais Pedro, 2009 (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh). Thesis: Federated Ontology Search
  • Advisor: Rahul Bhagat, 2009 (Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles). Thesis: Learning Paraphrases from Text
  • External reader: Zornitsa Kozareva, 2009 (University of Alicante, Spain). Thesis: Resolving Named Entity Problems: From Recognition and Discrimination to Semantic Class Learning
  • External reader: Wauter Bosma, 2008 (University of Twente, the Netherlands). Thesis topic: Query-Based Summarization
  • Advisor: Donghui Feng, 2007 (Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles). Thesis: Factorizing Information Extraction from Text Corpora
  • External reader: Marco Pennacchiotti, 2007 (University Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy). Thesis: Recognizing Textual Entailment: Methods and Resources
  • Committee member: Alex Fraser, 2007 (Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles). Thesis: Word Alignment for Statistical Machine Translation
  • Advisor: Namhee Kwon, 2007 (Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles). Thesis: Text Understanding via Semantic Structure Analysis
  • Advisor: Soo-Min Kim, 2007 Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Thesis: Extracting Opinions from Text
  • Committee member: Dragos Stefan Munteanu, 2006 (Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles). Thesis: Creating Aligned Corpora
  • External reader: Roberto Navigli, 2006 (University of Rome :La Sapienza", Rome, Italy). Thesis: Structural Semantic Interconnections: A Knowledge-Based Approach to Word Sense Disambiguation
  • Committee member: Shou-de Lin, 2007 (Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles). Thesis: Modeling, Searching, and Explaining Interesting Instances in Multi-Relational Networks
  • Advisor: Liang Zhou, 2006 Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Thesis:Discussion Summarization
  • Committee member: Radu Soricut, 2006 (Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles). Thesis: NL Generation for Text-Based Applications using an Information-Slim Representation
  • Committee member: Hal Daume III, 2006 (Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles). Thesis: Learning, Search, and Features for Complex NL Problems: An Exploration in Coreference Resolution
  • External Reader: Valentin Jijkoun, 2006 (Department of Computer Science, University of Amsterdam). Thesis: Graph Transformations for Natural Language Processing
  • Advisor: Deepak Ravichandran, 2005 Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Thesis: Terascale Knowledge Acquisition
  • Committee member: Hyun Shin, 2005 (Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles). Thesis: Generality-Based Information Retrieval
  • Outside reader: Javier Farreres, 2004 (LSI Software Department, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain). Thesis: Automatic Construction of Ontologies
  • Committee member: Philipp Koehn, 2003 (Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles). Thesis: Noun Phrase Translation
  • External Reader: Dien Dinh, 2003 University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Thesis: English-to-Vietnamese Machine Translation
  • Committee member: Irene Langkilde, 2002 (Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California). Thesis: Natural Language Generation using Statistics
  • Committee member: Kenji Yamada, 2002 (Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles). Thesis: A Syntax-Based Statistical Translation Model
  • Committee member: Iliya Ovsiannikov, 2002 (Department of Neuroscience, University of Southern California, Los Angeles). Thesis: Annotation of Documents
  • External Reader: Klaus Ries, 2001 (Department of Computer Science, Karlsruhe University, Germany). Thesis: Accessing Spoken Interaction through Dialogue Processing
  • External Reader: Horacio Saggion, 2000 (Departement d'informatique, University of Montreal, Canada). Thesis: Generation Automatique de Resumes par Analyse Selective
  • External Reader: Latifur Khan, 2000 (Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles). Thesis: Ontology-Based Information Retrieval of Audio Material
  • External Reader: Sam Serutle, 2000 (Department of Computer Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa). Thesis: Sentence Analysis using a Concept Lattice
  • External Reader: Dragomir Radev, 1998 (Department of Computer Science, Columbia University, New York). Thesis: Automated Multi-Document Text Summarization
  • External Reader: I. Dan Melamed, 1998 (Department of Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia). Thesis: Statistical Methods in Machine Translation
  • Committee member: Ishwar Chander, 1998 (Computer Science Department, University of Southern California, Los Angeles). Thesis: Automatic Post-Editing of Documents
  • Advisor (de fact)o: Chin-Yew Lin, 1997 (Electrical Engineering Department, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Thesis: Topic Identification for Automated Text Summarization
  • Advisor (de facto): Hercules Dalianis, 1996 (Department of Computer and Systems Science, Royal Institute of Technology / Stockholm University, Sweden). Thesis: Aggregation in Automated Language Generation and Sentence Planning
  • Advisor (de facto): Anthony Gallippi, 1996 (Electrical Engineering Department, University of Southern California, Los Angele)s. Thesis: Automatic Cross-Language Proper Name Determination in Text using Robust Methods
  • External Reader: Chrysanne DiMarco, 1989 (Computer Science Department, University of Toronto, Canada). Thesis: A Computational Theory of Style

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