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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

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

Unsupervised Graph-based Word Sense Disambiguation Using Measures of Word Semantic Similarity

Description: This paper describes an unsupervised graph-based method for word sense disambiguation, and presents comparative evaluations using several measures of word semantic similarity and several algorithms for graph centrality. The results indicate that the right combination of similarity metrics and graph centrality algorithms can lead to a performance competing with the state-of-the-art in unsupervised word sense disambiguation, as measured on standard data sets.
Date: September 2007
Creator: Sinha, Ravi & Mihalcea, Rada, 1974-

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-