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SemEval-2007 Task 14: Affective Text

Description: The "Affective Text" task focuses on the classification of emotions and valence (positive/negative polarity) in news headlines, and is meant as an exploration of the connection between emotions and lexical semantics. In this paper, the authors describe the data set used in the evaluation and the results obtained by the participating systems.
Date: June 2007
Creator: Strapparava, Carlo, 1962- & Mihalcea, Rada, 1974-

UNT: SubFinder: Combining Knowledge Sources for Automatic Lexical Substitution

Description: This paper describes the University of North Texas SubFinder system. The system is able to provide the most likely set of substitutes for a word in a given context, by combining several techniques and knowledge sources. SubFinder has successfully participated in the best and out of ten (oot) tracks in the SEMEVAL lexical substitution task, consistently ranking in the first or second place.
Date: June 2007
Creator: Hassan, Samer; Csomai, Andras; Banea, Carmen; Sinha, Ravi & Mihalcea, Rada, 1974-

Characterizing Humour: An Exploration of Features in Humorous Texts

Description: This paper investigates the problem of automatic humor recognition, and provides an in-depth analysis of two of the most frequently observed features of humorous text: human-centeredness and negative polarity. Through experiments performed on two collections of humorous texts, the authors show that these properties of verbal humor are consisted across different data sets.
Date: February 2007
Creator: Mihalcea, Rada, 1974- & Pulman, Stephen

AC 2007-1844: An Innovative Mechanical and Energy Engineering Curriculum

Description: This paper discusses the addition of a new Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering at the University of North Texas (UNT). Those involved see the curriculum for this new program as a new model of engineering education that parallels the innovations of UNTs current Learning to Learn (L2L) project-oriented concept course with the addition of innovative approaches for mechanical engineering and emphasis on energy engineering education.
Date: 2007
Creator: Michaelides, Efstathios & Mirshams, Reza

Grid-based Coordinated Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks

Description: This paper discusses grid-based coordinated routing in wireless sensor networks and compares the energy available in the network over time for different grid sizes. The authors explore the quality of service of wireless sensor networks, how the coordinator nodes are elected, and the size of the grid area that will minimize the total energy consumption and extend the lifetime of the network.
Date: January 2007
Creator: Akl, Robert G. & Sawant, Uttara

REBEL: Reconfigurable Block Encryption Logic

Description: This paper discusses reconfigurable block encryption logic. Existing block cipher function designs have tended to deploy the secret bits in a specific and limited way. The authors generalize the role of the secret as truth tables of Boolean gates in a carefully designed logic schema.
Date: September 1, 2006
Creator: Gomathisankaran, Mahadevan & Tyagi, Akhilesh

Retention and Recruitment of Women in Computer Engineering

Description: This paper describes the efforts and results of a plan for actively recruiting women students to undergraduate computer engineering programs at the University of North Texas (UNT). It also describes a series of activities aimed at improving retention rates of women students already in our programs. Such recruitment and retention of women is critical to the country's efforts to increase the number of engineering professionals, and is a priority for the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department at UNT.
Date: July 2006
Creator: Akl, Robert G. & Garlick, Ryan