Afsaneh Fazly -- Publications


2013

  • Barak, Libby; Fazly, Afsaneh, and Stevenson, Suzanne. Acquisition of Desires before Beliefs: A Computional Investigation, in Proceedings of the 17th Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL), Co-located with ACL 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria. (Winner of the Google Best Paper Award.) [pdf]

  • Nematzadeh, Aida; Fazly, Afsaneh, and Stevenson, Suzanne. Desirable Difficulty in Learning: A Computational Investigation, in Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, Germany. [pdf]

  • Barak, Libby; Fazly, Afsaneh, and Stevenson, Suzanne. Modeling the Emergence of an Exemplar Verb in Construction Learning, Poster presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, Germany. [pdf]

  • Beekhuizen, Barend; Fazly, Afsaneh; Nematzadeh, Aida, and Stevenson, Suzanne. Word Learning in the Wild: What Natural Data Can Tell Us, Poster presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, Germany. [pdf]

  • Asr, Fatemeh Torabi; Fazly, Afsaneh, and Azimifar, Zohreh. From cues to categories: A computational study of children's early word categorization, in T. Poibeau, A. Villavicencio, A. Korhonen, and A. Alishahi (editors), Cognitive Aspects of Computational Language Acquisition.

  • Nematzadeh, Aida; Fazly, Afsaneh, and Stevenson, Suzanne. Child acquisition of multiword verbs: A computational investigation, in T. Poibeau, A. Villavicencio, A. Korhonen, and A. Alishahi (editors), Cognitive Aspects of Computational Language Acquisition.

2012

  • Alishahi, Afra; Fazly, Afsaneh; Koehne, Judith, and Crocker, Mathew. Sentence-based attentional mechanisms in word learning: Evidence from a computational model, Frontiers in Developmental Psychology. [pdf]

  • Jamieson, Mike; Eskin, Yulia; Fazly, Afsaneh; Stevenson, Suzanne, and Dickinson, Sven. Discovering hierarchical object models from captioned images, Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU), 116: 842--853. [pdf]

  • Nematzadeh, Aida; Fazly, Afsaneh, and Stevenson, Suzanne. A computational model of memory, attention, and word learning, in Proceedings of the NAACL-HLT Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL), Montreal, Canada. [pdf]

  • Nematzadeh, Aida; Fazly, Afsaneh, and Stevenson, Suzanne. Interaction of word learning and semantic category formation in late talking, Poster presented at the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Sapporo, Japan. [pdf]

  • Barak, Libby; Fazly, Afsaneh, and Stevenson, Suzanne. Modeling the acquisition of mental state verbs, in Proceedings of the NAACL-HLT Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL), Montreal, Canada. [pdf]

  • Salehi, Bahar; Askarian, Narjes, and Fazly, Afsaneh. Automatic identification of Persian light verb constructions, Poster presented at the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics (CICLing 2012), New Delhi, India.

  • Taslimi, Shiva; Fazly, Afsaneh, and Hamzeh, Ali. Using noun similarity to adapt an acceptability measure for Persian light verb constructions, Poster presented at the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2012), Istanbul, Turkey.

  • May, Wesley; Fidler, Sanja; Fazly, Afsaneh; Stevenson, Suzanne, and Dickinson, Sven. Unsupervised disambiguation of image captions, Poster presented at *SEM: 1st Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics, Collocated with NAACL-HLT 2012, Montreal, Canada.

2011

  • Nematzadeh, Aida; Fazly, Afsaneh, and Stevenson, Suzanne. A computational study of late talking in word-meaning acquisition, in Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

2010

  • Fazly, Afsaneh; Alishahi, Afra, and Stevenson, Suzanne. A probabilistic computational model of cross-situational word learning, Cognitive Science: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 34(6): 1017--1063. [pdf]

  • Jamieson, Mike; Fazly, Afsaneh; Stevenson, Suzanne; Dickinson, Sven, and Wachsmuth, Sven (2010). Using language to learn structured appearance models for image annotation, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 32(1): 148--164. [pdf]

  • Jamieson, Mike; Eskin, Yulia; Fazly, Afsaneh; Stevenson, Suzanne, and Dickinson, Sven (2010). Discovering multipart appearance models from captioned images, in Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV).

  • Fazly, Afsaneh; Ahmadi-fakhr, Fatemeh; Alishahi, Afra, and Stevenson, Suzanne (2010). Cross-situational learning of low frequency words: The role of context familiarity and age of exposure, in Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

  • Asr, Fatemeh Torabi; Fazly, Afsaneh, and Azimifar, Zohreh (2010). The effect of word-internal properties on syntactic categorization: A computational modeling approach, poster presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

  • Alishahi, Afra, and Fazly, Afsaneh (2010). Integrating syntactic knowledge into a model of cross-situational word learning, in Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

2009

  • Fazly, Afsaneh; Cook, Paul, and Stevenson, Suzanne. Unsupervised type and token identification of idiomatic expressions, Computational Linguistics 35(1): 61--103. [pdf available here]

  • Fazly, Afsaneh; Nematzadeh, Aida, and Stevenson, Suzanne. Acquiring multiword verbs: The role of statistical evidence, in Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. [pdf]

2008

  • Fazly, Afsaneh; Alishahi, Afra, and Stevenson, Suzanne. A Probabilistic incremental model of word learning in the presence of referential uncertainty, in Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Washington, D.C., July 2008. (Winner of the Cognitive Science 2008 Prize for the Best Paper on Language Modeling.) [ps] [pdf]

  • Fazly, Afsaneh, and Stevenson, Suzanne. A distributional account of the semantics of multiword expressions, Invited to the special issue of the Italian Journal of Linguistics 20(1): 157--179, on the theme: ``From context to meaning: distributional models of the lexicon in linguistics and cognitive science''. [pdf]

  • Parisien, Chris; Fazly, Afsaneh, and Stevenson, Suzanne. An incremental Bayesian model for learning syntactic categories, in Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning, Manchester, UK, August 2008. [ps] [pdf]

  • Alishahi, Afra; Fazly, Afsaneh, and Stevenson, Suzanne. Fast mapping in word learning: What probabilities tell us, in Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning, Manchester, UK, August 2008. [ps] [pdf]

  • Mathe, Stefan; Fazly, Afsaneh; Dickinson, Sven, and Stevenson, Suzanne. Learning the abstract motion semantics of verbs from captioned videos, in Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Semantic Learning Applications in Multimedia (the new SLAM), Anchorage, Alaska, June 2008. [pdf]

  • Cook, Paul; Fazly, Afsaneh, and Stevenson, Suzanne. The VNC-Tokens dataset, in Proceedings of the LREC'08 Workshop Towards a Shared Task for Multiword Expressions, Marrakech, Morocco, May--June 2008. [ps] [pdf]

2007

  • Jamieson, Mike; Fazly, Afsaneh; Dickinson, Sven; Stevenson, Suzanne, and Wachsmuth, Sven. Learning structured appearance models from captioned images of cluttered scenes, in Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 2007. [pdf]

  • Fazly, Afsaneh; Stevenson, Suzanne. Distinguishing subtypes of multiword expressions using linguistically-motivated statistical measures , in Proceedings of the ACL'07 Workshop on A Broader Perspective on Multiword Expressions, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2007. [ps] [pdf]

  • Cook, Paul; Fazly, Afsaneh, and Stevenson, Suzanne. Pulling their weight: exploiting syntactic forms for the automatic identification of idiomatic expressions in context , in Proceedings of the ACL'07 Workshop on A Broader Perspective on Multiword Expressions, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2007. [ps] [pdf]

  • Fazly, Afsaneh; Stevenson, Suzanne, and North, Ryan. Automatically learning semantic knowledge about multiword predicates, (29 pages), journal of Language Resources and Evaluation, 41(1); original publication is available from Springer [here].

  • Fazly, Afsaneh. "Automatic Acquisition of Lexical Knowledge about Multiword Predicates", PhD thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, 2007. [ps] [pdf]

2006

  • Fazly, Afsaneh, and Stevenson, Suzanne. Automatically constructing a lexicon of verb phrase idiomatic combinations, in Proceedings of the 11th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), 337-344, Trento, Italy, April 2006. [ps] [pdf]

  • Fazly, Afsaneh; North, Ryan, and Stevenson, Suzanne. Automatically determining allowable combinations of a class of flexible multiword expressions, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing (CICLing 2006), 81-92. Mexico City, Mexico, February, 2006. [pdf]
    Published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 3878 (2006) by Springer-Verlag; access Springer file [here].

  • Fazly, Afsaneh, and Stevenson, Suzanne. Computational methods for corpus-based analysis of multiword verbs. Poster presentation at Languages and Linguistics at the University of Toronto (LLUT), Toronto, Canada, 2006.

2005

  • Fazly, Afsaneh, and Stevenson, Suzanne. Automatic acquisition of knowledge about multiword predicates. Overview paper for an Invited Talk by Suzanne Stevenson. in Proceedings of the 19th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information, and Computation (PACLIC), Taipei, Taiwan, December 2005. [ps] [pdf]

  • Fazly, Afsaneh; North, Ryan, and Stevenson, Suzanne. Automatically distinguishing literal and figurative usages of highly polysemous verbs, in Proceedings of the ACL 2005 Workshop on Deep Lexical Acquisition, Ann Arbor, USA, June 2005. [ps] [pdf]

2004

  • Stevenson, Suzanne; Fazly, Afsaneh, and North, Ryan. Statistical measures of the semi-productivity of light verb constructions, in Proceedings of the ACL 2004 Workshop on Multiword Expressions: Integrating Processing, Barcelona, Spain, July 2004. [ps] [pdf]

2003

  • Fazly, Afsaneh and Hirst, Graeme. Testing the efficacy of part-of-speech information in word completion, in Proceedings of the Workshop on Language Modeling for Text Entry Methods, 10th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Budapest, Hungary, April 2003. [ps] [pdf]

2002

  • Fazly, Afsaneh. Word completion for users with disabilities, Poster presentation at the Grace Hopper Conference, Vancouver, Canada, October 2002.

  • Fazly, Afsaneh. "The use of syntax in word completion utilities", MSc thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, January 2002. [ps.gz]

2001

  • Fazly, Afsaneh; Hirst, Graeme; Shein, Fraser, and Nantais, Tom. Word prediction as a writing aid. CITO Research Review, Kingston, Canada, May 2001.

Prior to 2000

  • Fazly, Afsaneh; A Knowledge Representation Method for DENA2 Natural Language Understanding System (in Persian), in Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Computer Society of Iran Computer Conference (CSICC'98), Tehran, Iran, December 1998--January 1999.

  • Fazly, Afsaneh. "Semantic Representation of Persian Sentences Using Conceptual Graphs" (in Persian), MSc thesis, Department of Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, September 1998.

  • Fazly, Afsaneh. "Design and implementation of a lexicon for Persian" (in Persian), BSc thesis, Department of Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, September 1996.







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