I am interested in developing natural language processing and machine learning techniques to improve and enrich people’s access to information. Particularly, I build methods for automatic summarization, discourse parsing, and assessment of text quality.

In January 2013, I graduated with a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. Before starting at Penn, 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.

Recent work/news:
  • Nominated for 'Best Research Abstract' at SIGAI Career Network Conference (SIGAI CNC) 2015.

  • I am co-organizing a EMNLP 2015 workshop on linking sentence and discourse semantics. Consider submitting a paper to LSDSem.

  • Which Step Do I Take First? Troubleshooting with Bayesian Models, Annie Louis and Mirella Lapata, To appear in Transactions of ACL, 2015.

  • A Bayesian Method to Incorporate Background Knowledge during Automatic Text Summarization, Annie Louis, Proceedings of ACL:Short Papers, 2014. [pdf]

  • Structured and Unstructured Cache Models for SMT Domain Adaptation, Annie Louis and Bonnie Webber, Proceedings of EACL 2014. [pdf]

  • Verbose, Laconic or Just Right: A Simple Computational Model of Content Appropriateness under Length Constraints, Annie Louis and Ani Nenkova, Proceedings of EACL 2014. [pdf]


alouis at inf dot ed dot ac dot uk

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