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Papers

Wondwossen Mulugeta, Gasser, M., and Baye Yimam (2012). Incremental learning of affix segmentation. International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING). Mumbai, India. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (2012). Toward a rule-based system for English-Amharic translation. SALTMIL-AfLaT Workshop on Language Technology for Normalisation of Less-Resourced Languages. Istanbul. [PDF]
Wondwossen Mulugeta and Gasser, M. (2012). Learning morphological rules for Amharic verbs using inductive logic programming. SALTMIL-AfLaT Workshop on Language Technology for Normalisation of Less-Resourced Languages. Istanbul. [PDF]
Sulaiman, S., Gasser, M., Kübler, S. (2011). Towards a Malay derivational lexicon: learning affixes using Expectation Maximization. Second Workshop on South and Southeast Asian Natural Language Processing. Chiangmai, Thailand.
Gasser, M. (2011). HornMorpho: a system for morphological processing of Amharic, Oromo, and Tigrinya. Conference on Human Language Technology for Development, Alexandria, Egypt. [PDF]
Anberbir, T, Takara, T., Gasser, M., Yoon, K.D. (2011). Grapheme-to-phoneme conversion for Amharic text-to-speech system. Conference on Human Language Technology for Develpment, Alexandria, Egypt.
Gasser, M. (2011). Towards synchronous Extensible Dependency Grammar. International Workshop on Free/Open-Source Rule-Based Machine Translation, 2. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (2011). Computational morphology and the teaching of indigenous languages. In S. Coronel-Molina and J. McDowell (Eds.), Proceedings of the First Symposium on Teaching Indigenous Languages of Latin America, pp. 52-63. Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (2010). Expanding the lexicon for a resource-poor language using a morphological analyzer and a web crawler. Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, 7. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (2010). A dependency grammar for Amharic. Workshop on Language Resources and Human Language Technologies for Semitic Languages. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (2009). Semitic morphological analysis and generation using finite state transducers with features structures. Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 12, 309-317. [PDF]
Kessler, J. S. and Nicolov, N. (2009). Targeting sentiment expressions through supervised ranking of linguistic configurations. International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2009). San Jose, California. [PDF]
Kessler, J. S. (2008). Polling the Blogosphere: a rule-based approach to belief classification. International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2008). Seattle, Washington. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (2007). Machine translation and the future of indigenous languages. I Congreso Internacional de Lenguas y Literaturas Indoamericanas, October, 2006, Temuco, Chile. [PDF]
Gasser, M., Hockema, S., & Kane, M. (2006). Information is power: intelligent tools for information access and evaluation. World Forum on the Information Society, Tunis, Tunisia. [PDF]

Talks

"Toward a rule-based system for English-Amharic translation," SALTMIL-AfLaT Workshop on Language Technology for Normalisation of Less-Resourced Languages. Istanbul, 2012-05-22. [PDF]
"A place for rule-based translation," Invited talk. IT Doctoral Program, Addis Ababa University. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2011-10-28. [PDF]
"La traducción automática y la educación bilingüe paraguaya: una propuesta," Invited talk. Fundación Yvy Marãe'ỹ. San Lorenzo, Paraguay, 2011-06-27. [HTML]
"La gramática de dependencias y la traducción automática," Invited talk. Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay, 2011-06-02. [HTML]
"HornMorpho: a system for morphological processing of Amharic, Oromo, and Tigrinya," Conference on Human Language Technology for Development, Alexandria, Egypt, 2011-05-05. [HTML]
"Toward synchronous XDG," Second International Workshop on Free/Open-Source Rule-Based Machine Translation, Barcelona, 2011-01-20. [HTML]
"Morphological processing of Afaan Oromoo," Oromo Studies Association 2010 Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 2010-08-01. [HTML]
"A dependency grammar for Amharic," Workshop on Language Resources and Human Language Technologies for Semitic Languages, Valletta, Malta, 2010-05-17. [HTML]
"Finite state morphology for Ethiopian Semitic languages," Invited keynote address. Workshop on Computational Approaches to Semitic Languages, Twelfth Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Athens, Greece, 2009-03-31. [HTML]
"Semitic morphological analysis and generation using finite state transducers with feature structures," Twelfth Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Athens, Greece, 2009-04-01. [HTML]
"Morphological analysis and generation in computer-assisted teaching of indigenous languages," First Biennial Symposium on Teaching Indigenous Languages of Latin America, Bloomington, Indiana, 2008-08-15. [Keynote] [PDF]
"Strategies towards the development of LTs and LRs for Ethiopian languages," International Workshop on Research and Development for Language Technology Research in Ethiopian Languages, Aqaqi, Ethiopia, 2007-11-25. [Keynote] [PDF]
"Computational linguistics and Mayan languages," Minority Languages and Cultures Project talk, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2007-11-02. [Keynote] [PDF]
"La traducción automática y el futuro de las lenguas indígenas," IX Encuentro Internacional de Lingüística en el Noroeste, Hermosillo, Mexico, 2006-11-15. [Keynote] [PDF]
"Natural language, machine translation, and the democratization of knowledge," Computer Science/Informatics Colloquium, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2006-03-03. [PPT] [Keynote] [PDF]
"Information is power: building an intelligent interface to the new Information World," with Stephen Hockema and Matthew Kane. World Forum on the Information Society, Tunis, Tunisia, 2005-11-15. [PPT] [Keynote] [PDF]