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Amazon Mechanical Turk for Subjectivity Word Sense Disambiguation

Description: In this paper, the authors discuss research on whether they can use Mechanical Turk (MTurk) to acquire good annotations with respect to gold-standard data, whether they can filter out low-quality workers (spammers), and whether there is a learning effect associated with repeatedly completing the same kind of task.
Date: June 2010
Creator: Akkaya, Cem; Conrad, Alexander; Wiebe, Janyce M. & Mihalcea, Rada, 1974-
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Quantifying the Limits and Success of Extractive Summarization Systems Across Domains

Description: This paper analyzes the topic identification stage of single-document automatic text summarization across four different domains, consisting of newswire, literary, scientific and legal documents.
Date: June 2010
Creator: Ceylan, Hakan; Mihalcea, Rada, 1974-; Ozertem, Umut; Lloret, Elena & Palomar, Manuel
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Text Mining for Automatic Image Tagging

Description: This paper introduces several extractive approaches for automatic image tagging, relying exclusively on information mined from texts. Through evaluations on two datasets, the authors show that their methods exceed competitive baselines by a large margin, and compare favorably with the state-of-the-art that uses both textual and image features.
Date: August 2010
Creator: Leong, Chee Wee; Mihalcea, Rada, 1974- & Hassan, Samer
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

African American Parental Involvement

Description: This paper discusses a research project on the relationship between African American parent volunteer involvement and student reading scores.
Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Brookshire, Nikki & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Partner: UNT Honors College

Mental Illness in Literature: Case Studies of Sylvia Plath and Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Description: This study examines mental illness in literature, with a focus on Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper' and Sylvia Plath's 'The Bell Jar', the primary texts of the research, and develops similarities and personal connections between the authors and their mentally unstable main characters.
Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Dyer, Darby & Flowers, Theresa
Partner: UNT Honors College

Rebuilding the World with Green BRICs

Description: This paper discusses social, economic, and global issues and research on rebuilding the world with green, energy-efficient strategies for Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC).
Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Hubby, Desiree & Engen, Ryan
Partner: UNT Honors College

Read to Succeed

Description: This paper discusses research on reading and a study on transition times in the classroom.
Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Daniel, Monica & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Partner: UNT Honors College

Purification and Analysis of Mycobacteriophage Alice

Description: This paper discusses research on the purification and analysis of mycobacteriophage Alice. The purpose of this research is to expand the knowledge of mycobacteriophage and analyze a single mycobacteriophage genome to be archived for future use.
Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Manley, Coreen M.; Simon, Stephanie E.; Benjamin, Robert C. & Hughes, Lee E.
Partner: UNT Honors College