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Doug Downey

Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Northwestern University

Few-Shot Self-Rationalization with Natural Language Prompts

Nov 16, 2021
Ana Marasović, Iz Beltagy, Doug Downey, Matthew E. Peters

* First two authors contributed equally 

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Exploring The Role of Local and Global Explanations in Recommender Systems

Sep 27, 2021
Marissa Radensky, Doug Downey, Kyle Lo, Zoran Popović, Daniel S. Weld

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"It doesn't look good for a date": Transforming Critiques into Preferences for Conversational Recommendation Systems

Sep 15, 2021
Victor S. Bursztyn, Jennifer Healey, Nedim Lipka, Eunyee Koh, Doug Downey, Larry Birnbaum

* Accepted to EMNLP 2021's main conference 

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Incorporating Visual Layout Structures for Scientific Text Classification

Jun 21, 2021
Zejiang Shen, Kyle Lo, Lucy Lu Wang, Bailey Kuehl, Daniel S. Weld, Doug Downey

* 13 pages, 4 figures, 6 tables 

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SciCo: Hierarchical Cross-Document Coreference for Scientific Concepts

Apr 18, 2021
Arie Cattan, Sophie Johnson, Daniel Weld, Ido Dagan, Iz Beltagy, Doug Downey, Tom Hope

* Data and code available at 

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Simplified Data Wrangling with ir_datasets

Mar 03, 2021
Sean MacAvaney, Andrew Yates, Sergey Feldman, Doug Downey, Arman Cohan, Nazli Goharian

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ABNIRML: Analyzing the Behavior of Neural IR Models

Nov 02, 2020
Sean MacAvaney, Sergey Feldman, Nazli Goharian, Doug Downey, Arman Cohan

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High-Precision Extraction of Emerging Concepts from Scientific Literature

Jun 11, 2020
Daniel King, Doug Downey, Daniel S. Weld

* Accepted to SIGIR 2020 

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SPECTER: Document-level Representation Learning using Citation-informed Transformers

May 20, 2020
Arman Cohan, Sergey Feldman, Iz Beltagy, Doug Downey, Daniel S. Weld

* ACL 2020 

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Don't Stop Pretraining: Adapt Language Models to Domains and Tasks

May 05, 2020
Suchin Gururangan, Ana Marasović, Swabha Swayamdipta, Kyle Lo, Iz Beltagy, Doug Downey, Noah A. Smith

* ACL 2020 

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Stolen Probability: A Structural Weakness of Neural Language Models

May 05, 2020
David Demeter, Gregory Kimmel, Doug Downey

* Preprint of paper accepted for ACL-2020 

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G-DAUG: Generative Data Augmentation for Commonsense Reasoning

Apr 24, 2020
Yiben Yang, Chaitanya Malaviya, Jared Fernandez, Swabha Swayamdipta, Ronan Le Bras, Ji-Ping Wang, Chandra Bhagavatula, Yejin Choi, Doug Downey

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Document-level Representation Learning using Citation-informed Transformers

Apr 15, 2020
Arman Cohan, Sergey Feldman, Iz Beltagy, Doug Downey, Daniel S. Weld

* ACL 2020 

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Explanation-Based Tuning of Opaque Machine Learners with Application to Paper Recommendation

Mar 09, 2020
Benjamin Charles Germain Lee, Kyle Lo, Doug Downey, Daniel S. Weld

* 9 pages, 4 figures 

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Just Add Functions: A Neural-Symbolic Language Model

Dec 11, 2019
David Demeter, Doug Downey

* Preprint of paper accepted for AAAI-2020 

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Multi-sense Definition Modeling using Word Sense Decompositions

Sep 19, 2019
Ruimin Zhu, Thanapon Noraset, Alisa Liu, Wenxin Jiang, Doug Downey

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Abductive Commonsense Reasoning

Aug 15, 2019
Chandra Bhagavatula, Ronan Le Bras, Chaitanya Malaviya, Keisuke Sakaguchi, Ari Holtzman, Hannah Rashkin, Doug Downey, Scott Wen-tau Yih, Yejin Choi

* Pre-print 

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CODAH: An Adversarially Authored Question-Answer Dataset for Common Sense

Apr 12, 2019
Michael Chen, Mike D'Arcy, Alisa Liu, Jared Fernandez, Doug Downey

* 7 pages, To appear in RepEval 2019 

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A new evaluation framework for topic modeling algorithms based on synthetic corpora

Jan 28, 2019
Hanyu Shi, Martin Gerlach, Isabel Diersen, Doug Downey, Luis A. N. Amaral

* accepted for AISTATS 2019; code available at; Main text (11 pages, 5 figures) and Supplementary Material (14 pages, 11 figures) 

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Construction of the Literature Graph in Semantic Scholar

May 06, 2018
Waleed Ammar, Dirk Groeneveld, Chandra Bhagavatula, Iz Beltagy, Miles Crawford, Doug Downey, Jason Dunkelberger, Ahmed Elgohary, Sergey Feldman, Vu Ha, Rodney Kinney, Sebastian Kohlmeier, Kyle Lo, Tyler Murray, Hsu-Han Ooi, Matthew Peters, Joanna Power, Sam Skjonsberg, Lucy Lu Wang, Chris Wilhelm, Zheng Yuan, Madeleine van Zuylen, Oren Etzioni

* To appear in NAACL 2018 industry track 

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Definition Modeling: Learning to define word embeddings in natural language

Dec 01, 2016
Thanapon Noraset, Chen Liang, Larry Birnbaum, Doug Downey

* To appear in AAAI Conference 2017 

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