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Presentations

Research Papers

General NLP

  1. D. Mollá. Overview of the 2013 ALTA Shared Task (2013). Proceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop 2013 (ALTA 2013), pp132-136, Brisbane, Australia. [slideshare]

Natural Language Processing for Evidence Based Medicine

  1. D. Mollá, I. Amini, D. Martinez. Document Distance for the Automated Expansion of Relevance Judgements for Information Retrieval Evaluation (2014) Proceedings ACM SIGIR Workshop on Gathering Efficient Assessments of Relevance (GEAR), Gold Coast, Australia. [slideshare] [researchgate]
  2. D. Mollá, D. Martinez, and I. Amini. Towards Information Retrieval Evaluation with Reduced and Only Positive Judgements (2013). Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Document Computing Symposium (ADCS 2013), Brisbane, Australia. [poster]
  3. A. Ekbal, S. Saha, D. Mollá, and K. Ravikumar. Multi-Objective Optimization for Clustering of Medical Publications (2013). Proceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop 2013 (ALTA 2013), pp53-61, Brisbane, Australia. [slideshare]
  4. A. Sarker, D. Mollá, C. Paris. Automatic Prediction of Evidence-based Recommendations via Sentence-level Polarity Classification (2013). Proceedings 6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP2013), pp712-718, Nagoya, Japan. [slideshare]
  5. A. Sarker, D. Mollá, C. Paris. An Approach for Query-Focused Text Summarisation for Evidence Based Medicine (2013). Proceedings of the 14th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 2013), Murcia, Spain. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 7885, pp 295-304. [manuscript]
  6. S.F. Shash, D. Mollá. Clustering of Medical Publications for Evidence Based Medicine Summarisation (2013). Proceedings of the 14th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 2013), Murcia, Spain. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 7885, pp 305-309. [manuscript] [poster]
  7. A. Sarker, D. Mollá and C. Paris. An Approach for Automatic Multi-label Classification of Medical Sentences (2013). Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Health Document Text Mining and Information Analysis (LOUHI 2013), Sydney, Australia.
  8. D. Mollá. Experiments with Clustering-based Features for Sentence Classification in Medical Publications: Macquarie Test's participation in the ALTA 2012 shared task (2012). . Proceedings of the 2012 Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTA 2012), Dunedin, New Zealand.
  9. I. Amini, D. Martinez and D. Mollá. Overview of the ALTA 2012 Shared Task (2012). Proceedings of the 2012 Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTA 2012), Dunedin, New Zealand.
  10. A. Sarker, D. Mollá and C. Paris. Towards Two-step Multi-document Summarisation for Evidence Based Medicine: A Quantitative Analysis (2012). Proceedings of the 2012 Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTA 2012), Dunedin, New Zealand.
  11. D. Martinez, A. MacKinlay, D. Mollá, L. Cavedon and K. Verspoor. Simple similarity-based question answering strategies for biomedical text (2012). QA4MRE Workshop at Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2012. September 17-20, 2012.
  12. D. Mollá and M.E. Santiago-Martínez. Creation of a Corpus for Evidence Based Medicine Summarisation (2012). Australasian Medical Journal, 5(9).
  13. A. Sarker, D. Mollá and C. Paris. Extractive Summarisation of Medical Documents using Domain Knowledge and Corpus Statistics (2012). Australasian Medical Journal, 5(9).
  14. A. Sarker, D. Mollá and C. Paris. Extractive Evidence Based Medicine Summarisation Based on Sentence-Specific Statistics (2012). Proceedings of the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-based Medical Systems (CBMS2012), Rome, Italy. [slides]
  15. P. Davis-Desmond and D. Mollá. Detection of Evidence in Clinical Research Papers (2012). Proceedings of the ACSW 2012 Australasian Workshop on Health Informatics and Knowledge Management (HIKM 2012), Melbourne, Australia. [slides]
  16. D. Mollá and A. Sarker. Automatic Grading of Evidence: The 2011 ALTA Shared Task (2011). Proceedings of the 2011 Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTA 2011), Canberra, Australia.
  17. A. Sarker, D. Mollá and Cécile Paris. Outcome Polarity Identification of Medical Papers (2011). Proceedings of the 2011 Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTA 2011), Canberra, Australia.
  18. D. Mollá and María Elena Santiago-Martínez. Development of a Corpus for Evidence Medicine Summarisation (2011). Proceedings of the 2011 Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTA 2011), Canberra, Australia. [slideshare]
  19. A. Sarker, D. Mollá and Cécile Paris. Towards Automatic Grading of Evidence (2011). Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Health Document Text Mining and Information Analysis (LOUHI 2011), pp51-58. Bled, Slovenia.
  20. A. Sarker and D. Mollá. A Rule-based Approach for Automatic Identification of Publication Types of Medical Papers (2010). Proceedings ADCS 2010, 5 pages. Melbourne.
  21. D. Mollá. A Corpus for Evidence Based Medicine Summarisation (2010). Proceedings ALTA 2010, pp.76-80. Melbourne.
  22. A. Tutos and D. Mollá. A Study on the Use of Search Engines for Question Answering in Biomedicine (2010). Australasian Workshop On Health Informatics and Knowledge Management (HIKM), 8 pages. Brisbane.

Question Answering and Answer Extraction

  1. D. Mollá and J.L. Vicedo. Question Answering (2010). Chapter 20 of N. Indurkhya and F. J. Damerau (Eds). Handbook of Natural Language Processing, Second Edition. CRC Press, pp485-510.
  2. D. Mollá. From Minimal Logical Forms for Answer Extraction to Logical Graphs for Question Answering (2009). Searching Answers: Festschrift in Honour of Michael Hess on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday, Münster:MV-Wissenschaft, pp101-108.
  3. L.A. Pizzato and D. Mollá. Indexing on Semantic Roles for Question Answering (2008). Proceedings COLING workshop on Information Retrieval for Question Answering (IR4QA), 8 pages. Manchester.
  4. D. Mollá, M. van Zaanen and S. Cassidy. Named Entity Recognition in Question Answering of Speech Data (2007). Proceedings ALTA 2007, 57-65, Melbourne. [poster]
  5. L.A. Pizzato and D. Mollá. Question Prediction Language Model (2007). Proceedings ALTA 2007, 92-99, Melbourne.
  6. M. van Zaanen and D. Mollá. A Named Entity Recogniser for Question Answering (2007). Proceedings PACLING 2007, 8 pages, Melbourne.
  7. M. van Zaanen and D. Mollá. AnswerFinder at QA @ CLEF 2007 (2007). Working Notes for the CLEF 2007 Workshop, 9 pages, Budapest.
  8. D. Mollá, S. Cassidy and M. van Zaanen. AnswerFinder at QAst 2007: Named Entity Recognition for QA on Speech Transcripts (2007). Working Notes for the CLEF 2007 Workshop, 9 pages, Budapest.
  9. D. Mollá and J. L. Vicedo. Question Answering in Restricted Domains: An Overview (2007). Computational Linguistics, 33(1):41-61.
  10. D. Mollá and M. van Zaanen. AnswerFinder at TREC 2006 (2007). The Fifteenth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2006), 8 pages.
  11. D. Mollá, M. van Zaanen, and D. Smith. Named Entity Recognition for Question Answering (2006). Proceedings ALTW 2006, Sydney.
  12. L.A. Pizzato, D. Mollá, and C. Paris. Pseudo Relevance Feedback Using Named Entities for Question Answering (2006). Proceedings ALTW 2006, 8 pages, Sydney. DOI 10.13140/2.1.2044.4166.
  13. E. Akhmatova and D. Mollá. Recognizing Textual Entailment via Atomic Propositions (2006). In Machine Learning Challenges, LNCS 3944/2006, Springer, pp385-403. [local copy]
  14. D. Mollá and S. Wan. Macquarie University at DUC 2006: Question Answering for Summarisation (2006) . Proceedings DUC 2006, 62-69.
  15. D. Mollá. Learning of Graph-based Question Answering Rules (2006). Proceedings HLT/NAACL 2006 Workshop on Graph Algorithms for Natural Language Processing, 37-44.
  16. D. Mollá and M. van Zaanen. AnswerFinder at TREC 2005 (2006). The Fourteenth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2005), 9 pages.
  17. L.A. Pizzato and D. Mollá. Extracting Exact Answers using a Meta Question Answering System (2005) . Proc. ALTW05, pp. 105-111, Sydney, December 2005 [poster].
  18. D. Mollá and M. van Zaanen. Learning of Graph Rules for Question Answering (2005). Proc. ALTW05, 9 pages, Sydney, December 2005.
  19. M. van Zaanen, L.A. Pizzato and D. Mollá. Classifying Sentences Using Induced Structure (2005) . Proc. Twelfth Edition of the Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval (SPIRE2005), pp. 139-150, Buenos Aires, November 2005.
  20. M. van Zaanen, L.A. Pizzato and D. Mollá. Question Classification by Structure Induction (2005) . In Leslie Pack Kaelbling (ed.), Proc. Nineteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI05), poster presentation, Edinburgh, July 2005. ISBN 0-938075-93-4.
  21. D. Mollá and M. Gardiner. AnswerFinder at TREC 2004 (2005). The Thirteenth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2004), 8 pages.
  22. D. Mollá and M. Gardiner. AnswerFinder - Question Answering by Combining Lexical, Syntactic and Semantic Information (2004). Proc. ALTW04, 9-16, Sydney, December 2004.
  23. F. Rinaldi, M. Hess, J. Dowdall, D. Mollá, R. Schwitter. Question Answering in Terminology-rich Technical Domains (2004). In Mark Maybury (Ed.) New Directions in Question Answering. AAAI Press, 71-82.
  24. D. Mollá. Hacia el Uso de la Información Sináctica y Semántica en los Sistemas de Búsqueda de Respuestas (2004). Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural, 33:17-24.
  25. D. Mollá. AnswerFinder in TREC 2003 (2004). The Twelth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2003), 7 pages, http://trec.nist.gov/pubs.html.
  26. D. Mollá. Towards Semantic-Based Overlap Measures for Question Answering (2003). Proc. ALTW03, 8 pages, Melbourne, December 2003.
  27. F. Rinaldi, J. Dowdall, M. Hess, D. Mollá, R. Schwitter, and K. Kaljurand. Knowledge-Based Question Answering (2003). Proc. KES'2003 -- Seventh International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems, 3-5 September 2003, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 2773, pp. 785-792, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany.
  28. D, Mollá, F. Rinaldi, R. Schwitter, J. Dowdall and M. Hess. ExtrAns: Extracting Answers from Technical Texts (2003). IEEE Intelligent Systems 18(4):12-17.
  29. F. Rinaldi, J. Dowdall, K. Kaljurand, M. Hess, D. Mollá. Exploiting Paraphrases in a Question Answering System (2003). Proc. Workshop in Paraphrasing at ACL2003, pp. 25-32. July 11, Sapporo, Japan.
  30. D. Mollá, R. Schwitter, F. Rinaldi, J. Dowdall, M. Hess. Anaphora Resolution in ExtrAns (2003). Proc. 2003 International Symposium on Reference Resolution and Its Applications to Question Answering and Summarization, June 23-25, Venice, Italy.
  31. D. Mollá and B. Hutchinson. Intrinsic versus Extrinsic Evaluations of Parsing Systems (2003). Proceedings European Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), workshop on Evaluation Initiatives in Natural Language Processing, pp. 43-50. Budapest, 14 April 2003.
  32. D. Mollá, R. Schwitter, F. Rinaldi, J. Dowdall, M. Hess. Natural Language Processing for Answer Extraction in Technical Domains (2003). Proceedings European Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), workshop on Natural Language Processing for Question Answering, pp. 5-12. Budapest, 14 April.
  33. D. Mollá and B. Hutchinson. Dependency-based semantic interpretation for answer extraction (2002). Proc. 2002 Australasian NLP Workshop (ANLP'02), pp. 25-32, Canberra.
  34. F. Rinaldi, J. Dowdall, M. Hess, D. Mollá and Rolf Schwitter Towards Answer Extraction: An Application to Technical Domains (2002). In F. van Harmelen (ed.), ECAI 2002, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 460-464. IOS Press, Amsterdam.
  35. F. Rinaldi, M. Hess, D. Mollá, R. Schwitter, J. Dowdall, G. Schneider, R. Fournier. Answer Extraction in Technical Domains (2002). In A. Gelbukh (ed.), Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing, 3rd International Conference CICLing-2002. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 360-369.
  36. R. Schwitter, D. Mollá, R. Fournier, and M. Hess. Answer extraction: Towards better evaluation of NLP systems (2000). Proc. Workshop on Reading Comprehension Texts, ANLP-NAACL2000. Seattle.
  37. D. Mollá, R. Schwitter, M. Hess, and R. Fournier. ExtrAns, an answer extraction system (2000). Traitement Automatique de Langues, 41(2):495-519.
  38. D. Mollá, G. Schneider, R. Schwitter, and M. Hess. Answer extraction using a dependency grammar in ExtrAns (2000). Traitement Automatique de Langues, 41(1):127-156.
  39. D. Mollá and M. Hess. Dealing with ambiguities in an answer extraction system (2000). Proc. ATALA Workshop on Representation and Treatment of Ambiguity in Natural Language Processing. Paris.
  40. D. Mollá and M. Hess. On the scalability of the answer extraction system ``ExtrAns'' (1999). Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems (NLDB'99), Klagenfurt, Austria. 219-224.
  41. D. Mollá, J. Berri, and M. Hess. A real world implementation of answer extraction (1998). In Proc. of the 9th International Conference and Workshop on Database and Expert Systems. Workshop ``Natural Language and Information Systems'' (NLIS'98), Vienna. 143-148
  42. J. Berri, D. Mollá, and M. Hess. Extraction automatique de réponses: implémentation du système ExtrAns (1998). In Proc. of the 5e Conférence Annuelle sur le Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles (TALN 1998), Paris. 12-21.

Flat Logical Forms

  1. K. Böttger, R. Schwitter, D. Mollá, and D. Richards. Towards Reconciling Use Cases via Controlled Language and Graphical Models (2003). In O. Bartenstein, U. Geske, M. Hannebauer, O. Yoshie (eds.), Web-Knowledge Management and Decision Support, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 2543, pp. 115-128, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany.
  2. D. Mollá and R. Schwitter. From plain English to controlled English (2001). Proc. 2001 Australasian Natural Language Processing Workshop. Sydney.
  3. D. Mollá. Towards incremental semantic annotation (2001). Proc. First International Workshop on Multimedia Annotation (MMA-2001). Tokyo.
  4. D. Mollá. Ontologically promiscuous flat logical forms for NLP (2001). Proc. Fourth International Workshop on Computational Semantics (IWCS-4), pp. 249-265. Tilburg.

Teaching/Curriculum

  1. D. Estival, C. Bow, J. Henderson, M. Laughren, E. Mayer, D. Mollá, C. Mrowa-Hopkins, R. Nordlinger, V. Rieschild, A.C. Schalley, A. Stanley. Australia loves language puzzles: The Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad (OzCLO). Language & Linguistics Compass, accepted for publication.
  2. D. Estival, J. Henderson, M. Laughren, D. Mollá, C. Bow, R. Nordlinger, V. Rieschild, A.C. Schalley, A.W. Stanley, C. Mrowa-Hopkins. Learning from OzCLO, the Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad (2013). Proc. ACL 2013 Workshop on Teaching NLP/CL With a Focus on Olympiads in (Computational) Linguistics, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  3. R. Dale, D. Mollá, R. Schwitter. Natural Language Processing in the Undergraduate Curriculum (2003). Proc. Fifth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2003), Adelaide, Australia.
  4. R. Dale, D. Mollá, R. Schwitter. Evangelising Language Technology: A practically-focussed undergraduate program (2002). Proc. ACL 2002 Workshop on Effective Tools and Methodologies for Teaching NLP and Computational Linguistics, Philadelphia.

Web

  1. W. Vasconcelos, R. Schwitter, D. Mollá, J. Cavalcanti. Implementing Prolog-Run WWW Sites (2000). Proc. 13th International Conference on Applications of Prolog (INAP2000), pp. 60-65. Waseda University, Tokyo.

Tense/Aspect

  1. D. Mollá. Aspectual Composition and Sentence Interpretation: A formal approach (1997). PhD thesis. The University of Edinburgh.
  2. D. Mollá. Aspectual composition and our (linguistic) interpretation of the world (1996). Departmental Conference of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, University of Edinburgh. On-line publication.
  3. D. Mollá. On the aspectual interactions between verbs and NPs (1996). The 5th Manchester University Postgraduate Linguistics Conference. In Papers in Linguistics from the University of Manchester, Vol.1(1), Manchester University.
  4. D. Mollá. On the influences of noun phrases in the determination of the sentence aspectual class (1994). Proceedings of the Edinburgh Linguistics Department Conference '94. Department of Linguistics, University of Edinburgh.
  5. D. Mollá. Integrating time into DRT: A Computational Approach. Final dissertation of the Msc on Speech and Language Processing at the University of Edinburgh.

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