I am a research associate at the University of Edinburgh. I develop natural language processing and machine learning techniques
to improve and enrich people’s access to information. Some applications I have focused on are
automatic summarization, discourse parsing, and assessment of text quality.
Between January 2013 and Feb 2015, I worked as a Newton International Fellow at the University of
Before starting here, I graduated with a PhD and Masters from
the University of Pennsylvania.
I received my undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering from College of Engineering-Guindy,
Anna University located at Chennai, India.
I was born in Trichy, a beautiful temple city in South India.
- Conversation Trees: A Grammar Model for Topic Structure in Forums, Annie Louis and Shay B. Cohen, Accepted to EMNLP 2015.
- Which Step Do I Take First? Troubleshooting with Bayesian Models, Annie Louis and Mirella Lapata, TACL 2015. [pdf], [corpus]
- I will serve as an Area Chair for NAACL 2016 and for ACL 2016. Workshop Chair for EMNLP 2016.
- I am co-organizing a EMNLP 2015 workshop on computational semantics. Consider
attending LSDSem in Lisbon this year.
- Nominated for 'Best Research Abstract' at SIGAI Career Network Conference (SIGAI CNC) 2015.
alouis at inf dot ed dot ac dot uk
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University of Edinburgh
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