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TAC 2015
Proceedings Papers

OVERVIEW PAPERS:

Overview of Linguistic Resources for the TAC KBP 2015 Evaluations: Methodologies and Results
Joe Ellis, Jeremy Getman, Dana Fore, Neil Kuster, Zhiyi Song, Ann Bies, Stephanie Strassel (Linguistic Data Consortium)

Overview of TAC-KBP2015 Tri-lingual Entity Discovery and Linking
Heng Ji (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Joel Nothman (University of Melbourne)
Ben Hachey (University of Sydney)
Radu Florian (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center)

Overview of TAC KBP 2015 Event Nugget Track
Teruko Mitamura, Zhengzhong Liu, Eduard Hovy (Carnegie Mellon University)

PARTICIPANT PAPERS (ordered by Team ID):

BBN: Cold Start (KB), Event (Argument Extraction and Linking)
**
(BBN)

BUPT_PRIS: Cold Start (SF), Event (Argument Extraction and Linking), Event (Nugget Detection), Event (Nugget Detection and Coreference)
BUPT_PRIS at TAC KBP 2015
Pengda Qin, Chaoyi Ma, Yidong Jia, Wei Wang, Zhengkuan Zhang, Zuyi Bao, Weiran Xu, and Jun Guo (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications)

BUPTTeam: Trilingual EDL (EDL), Trilingual EDL (Diagnostic EL)
BUPTTeam Participation at TAC 2015 Knowledge Base Population
Yongmei Tan, Di Zheng, Maolin Li, and Xiaojie Wang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications)

CIS: Cold Start (SF)
CIS at TAC Cold Start 2015: Neural Networks and Coreference Resolution for Slot Filling
Heike Adel, Hinrich Schutze (University of Munich, Center for Information and Language Processing)

CMU_CS_event: Event (Argument Extraction and Linking), Event (Argument Verification and Linking), Event (Nugget Detection)
Modeling Event Extraction via Multilingual Data Sources
Andrew Hsi, Jaime Carbonell, and Yiming Yang (Carnegie Mellon University)

CMU_Edvisees: Trilingual EDL (EDL), Trilingual EDL (Diagnostic EL)
CMU System for Entity Discovery and Linking at TAC-KBP 2015
Nicolas Fauceglia, Yiu-Chang Lin, Xuezhe Ma and Eduard Hovy (Carnegie Mellon University)

CMUML: Cold Start (SF)
CMUML System for KBP 2015 Cold Start Slot Filling
Bryan Kisiel, Bill McDowell, Matt Gardner, Ndapandula Nakashole, Emmanouil A. Platanios, Abulhair Saparov, Shashank Srivastava, Derry Wijaya and Tom Mitchell (Carnegie Mellon University)

gator_dsr: Slot Filler Validation (Ensemble), Slot Filler Validation (Filtering)
University of Florida DSR Lab System for KBP Slot Filler Validation 2015
Miguel Rodriguez, Sean Goldberg and Daisy Zhe Wang (University of Florida)

GWU: Trilingual EDL (Diagnostic EL)
GWU English TAC-KBP EL Diagnostic Task with Name Mention
Ayah Zirikly and Mona Diab (George Washington University)
Yassine Benajiba (Luki Labs LLC)

HITS: Event (Nugget Detection), Trilingual EDL (EDL), Trilingual EDL (Diagnostic EL)
HITS at TAC KBP 2015: Entity Discovery and Linking, and Event Nugget Detection
Benjamin Heinzerling, Alex Judea and Michael Strube (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies gGmbH)

hltcoe: Cold Start (KB), Trilingual EDL (EDL)
HLTCOE Participation in TAC KBP 2015: Cold Start and TEDL
Tim Finin (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
Dawn Lawrie (Loyola University)
Paul McNamee and James Mayfield (Johns Hopkins University, HLTCOE)
Douglas Oard and Ning Gao (University of Maryland, College Park)
Nanyun Peng (Johns Hopkins University, Computer Science)
Yiu-Chang Lin (CMU)
Josh MacKin and Tim Dowd (Loyola University, Maryland)

IBM: Trilingual EDL (EDL), Trilingual EDL (Diagnostic EL)
The IBM Systems for Trilingual Entity Discovery and Linking at TAC 2015
Avirup Sil, Georgiana Dinu and Radu Florian (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY)

ICTCAS_OKN: Cold Start (KB)
OpenKN at TAC KBP 2015
Xinlei Chen, Yantao Jia, Yuanzhuo Wang, Yuxiao Chang, Manling Li and Xueqi Cheng (Chinese Academy of Science)

IHMC: Event (Argument Extraction and Linking), Event (Nugget Detection)
Event Argument Linking and Event Nugget Detection Task: IHMC DISCERN System Report
Archna Bhatia, Adam Dalton, Bonnie Dorr, Greg Dubbin, Kristy Hollingshead, Suriya Kandaswamy and Ian Perera (Institute for Human and Machine Cognition)

IITD_2015: Cold Start (SF)
**
(Indian Institute of Technology Delhi)

jhuapl: Slot Filler Validation (Ensemble), Slot Filler Validation (Filtering)
JHU/APL CONSENSE: The Confidence-Based System Ensembler
Michael D. Lieberman, Christine Piatko, I-Jeng Wang, Joseph Downs, Perry Wilson (The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory)

LCC: Event (Nugget Coreference), Event (Nugget Detection), Event (Nugget Detection and Coreference)
Populating a Knowledge Base with Information about Events
Sean Monahan, Michael Mohler, Marc Tomlinson, Amy Book, Maxim Gorelkin, Kevin Crosby and Mary Brunson (Language Computer Corporation)

lodie: Cold Start (ED)
The LODIE team (University of Sheffield) Participation at the TAC2015 Entity Discovery Task of the Cold Start KBP Track
Ziqi Zhang, Jie Gao and Anna Lisa Gentile (University of Sheffield, UK)

LTI: Event (Nugget Coreference), Event (Nugget Detection)
CMU-LTI at KBP 2015 Event Track
Zhengzhong Liu, Jun Araki, Dheeru Dua, Teruko Mitamura and Eduard Hovy (Carnegie Mellon University)

lvic_edl: Trilingual EDL (Diagnostic EL)
CEA LIST Participation at TAC EDL English Diagnostic Task
Romaric Besancon, Hani Daher, Herve Le Borgne, Olivier Ferret, Anne-Laure Daquo and Adrian Popescu (CEA, LIST, Laboratory of Vision and Content Engineering, France)

MSIIPL_THU: Cold Start (SF)
MSIIPL THU’s Slot-Filling Method for TAC-KBP 2015
Yangcheng Zhang, Hengsheng Liu, Gang Zhao and Ji Wu (Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)

ntnu: Event (Nugget Coreference)
Distributed Neural Embedding for Event Nugget Extraction
Wen Juan Hou and Bamfa Ceesay (Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan Normal University)

NYU: Cold Start (KB)
The NYU Cold Start System for TAC 2015
Yifan He and Ralph Grishman (Computer Science Department, New York University)

OSU: Event (Argument Extraction and Linking), Event (Nugget Detection and Coreference), Trilingual EDL (EDL)
**
(Oregon State University)

RPI_BLENDER: Event (Nugget Coreference), Event (Nugget Detection), Event (Nugget Detection and Coreference), Slot Filler Validation (Filtering), Trilingual EDL (EDL), Trilingual EDL (Diagnostic EL)
RPI BLENDER TAC-KBP2015 System Description
Yu Hong, Di Lu, Dian Yu, Xiaoman Pan, Lifu Huang and Heng Ji (Computer Science Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Yu Hong, Xiaobin Wang and Yadong Chen (Computer Science Department, Soochow University)

SAFT_ISI: Cold Start (KB)
DRAFT – Cold Start Knowledge Base Population with the Knowledge Resolver System for TAC-KBP 2015 – DRAFT
Hans Chalupsky (USC Information Sciences Institute, USA)

sdu: Trilingual EDL (EDL)
**
(Shandong University)

sinica: Trilingual EDL (Diagnostic EL)
**
(Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica)

Stanford: Cold Start (ED), Cold Start (KB), Cold Start (SF)
Bootstrapped Self Training for Knowledge Base Population
Gabor Angeli, Victor Zhong, Danqi Chen, Arun Chaganty, Jason Bolton, Melvin Johnson Premkumar, Panupong Pasupat, Sonal Gupta, Christopher D. Manning (Stanford University)

StaRAI2015: Cold Start (SF)
TAC KBP 2015 : English Slot Filling Track Relational Learning with Expert Advice
Dileep Viswanathan, Anurag Wazalwar and Sriraam Natarajan (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Ameet Soni (Swarthmore College, Swarthmore)
Jude Shavlik (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

SYDNEY: Event (Nugget Detection), Trilingual EDL (Diagnostic EL)
Overview of SYDNEY System for TAC KBP 2015 Event Nugget Detection
Shang Chun Sam Wei and Ben Hachey (School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney, Australia)
Igor Korostil (Capital Markets CRC, Australia)

TEA_ICT: Event (Nugget Detection)
TEA_ICT System for Event Nugget Detection at TAC KBP 2015
Siying Li, Zhiyuan Ji and Pan Du (Chinese Academy of Science)

UFV: Cold Start (KB)
UFV in the TAC 2015 Cold Start Knowledge Base Population Track
David Johnson, Gabriel Murray and Jeremy Wright (U. Fraser Valley Abbotsford, BC, Canada)
Benjamin Tremblay (U. Waterloo Waterloo, ON, Canada)

UGENT_IBCN: Cold Start (SF)
Ghent University - IBCN Participation in the TAC KBP 2015 Cold Start Slot Filling task
Lucas Sterckx, Thomas Demeester, Johannes Deleu and Chris Develder (Ghent University - iMinds, Belgium)

UI_CCG: Event (Nugget Coreference), Event (Nugget Detection), Event (Nugget Detection and Coreference), Slot Filler Validation (Filtering), Trilingual EDL (EDL)
Illinois CCG TAC 2015 Event Nugget, Entity Discovery and Linking, and Slot Filler Validation Systems
Mark Sammons, Haoruo Peng, Yangqiu Song, Shyam Upadhyay, Chen-Tse Tsai, Pavankumar Reddy, Subhro Roy and Dan Roth (Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

UKP: Event (Nugget Coreference), Event (Nugget Detection)
Event Nugget Detection, Classification and Coreference Resolution using Deep Neural Networks and eXtreme Grandient Boosting
Nils Reimers and Iryna Gurevych (Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab (UKP-TUDA) Department of Computer Science, Technische Universitat Darmstadt)
Iryna Gurevych (Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab (UKP-DIPF) German Institute for Educational Research)

UMass_IESL: Cold Start (KB), Cold Start (SF)
Building Knowledge Bases with Universal Schema: Cold Start and Slot-Filling Approaches
Benjamin Roth, Nicholas Monath, David Belanger, Emma Strubell, Patrick Verga and Andrew McCallum (Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst)

UMBC: Event (Nugget Detection), Event (Nugget Detection and Coreference)
Event Nugget Detection using Thresholding and Classification Techniques
Taneeya Satyapanich and Tim Finin (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

UTAustin: Cold Start (SF), Slot Filler Validation (Ensemble), Slot Filler Validation (Filtering)
Stacked Ensembles of Information Extractors for Knowledge-Base Population by Combining Supervised and Unsupervised Approaches
Nazneen Fatema Rajani and Raymond J. Mooney (Dept. of Computer Science University of Texas at Austin)

UTD: Event (Nugget Detection and Coreference)
UTD’s Event Nugget Detection and Coreference System at KBP 2015
Jing Lu and Vincent Ng (Human Language Technology Research Institute, University of Texas at Dallas)

UWashington: Cold Start (SF)
University of Washington System for 2015 KBP Cold Start Slot Filling
Stephen Soderland, Natalie Hawkins, Gene L. Kim, and Daniel S. Weld (Turing Center, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington)

wip: Event (Nugget Detection)
WIP Event Detection System in TAC KBP 2015 Event Nugget Track
Bingfeng Luo, Honghui Yang, Ying Zeng, Yansong Feng and Dongyan Zhao (Institute of Computer Science & Technology, Peking University)

ZJU_DCD_EDL: Cold Start (ED), Trilingual EDL (EDL), Trilingual EDL (Diagnostic EL)
The ZJU-EDL System for Entity Discovery and Linking at TAC KBP 2015
Hongliang Dai, Siliang Tang, Fei Wu, Zewu Ma, and Yueting Zhuang (College of Computer Science, Zhejiang University)

ZJU_DCD_SF: Cold Start (SF)
Combining MIML and Distant Supervision for KBP Slot Filling
Jinjian Zhang, Huachun Ma, Siliang Tang, and Fei Wu (Zhejiang University)

ZJU_Insight: Event (Argument Extraction and Linking), Event (Nugget Detection), Event (Nugget Detection and Coreference)
**
(Zhejiang University)


** Team has not submitted a report.


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