Computational Linguistics

PhD thesis

I completed my PhD program in the Centre for Language Technology (computing department, Macquarie University) in 2013. My PhD project was supervised by Associate Professor Mark Dras.

  • Mary Elizebeth Gardiner (2013).
    Natural Language Processing Methods for Attitudinal Near-Synonymy PhD thesis, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. [abstract, PDF, bibtex]

Conference papers

  • Mary Gardiner and Mark Dras (2012).
    Valence Shifting: Is It A Valid Task? Proceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop 2012. 4–6 December, Dunedin, New Zealand, pp 42–51. [ACL Anthology PDF, ACL Anthology bibtex]
  • Mark Dras, Debbie Richards, Meredith Taylor and Mary Gardiner (2010).
    Deceptive Agents and Language. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Interacting with ECAs as Virtual Characters. Toronto, Canada.
  • Mark Dras, Debbie Richards, Meredith Taylor and Mary Gardiner (2010).
    Deceptive Agents and Language. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-2010). Short paper. Toronto, Canada. [AAMAS PDF]
  • Tobias Hawker, Mary Gardiner and Andrew Bennetts (2007).
    Practical Queries of a Massive n-gram Database. In the Proceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Workshop 2007, Melbourne, Australia, 10th–11th September, 2007, pages 40–48 [ACL Anthology PDF, local PDF, ACL Anthology bibtex, local bibtex]
  • Mary Gardiner and Mark Dras (2007).
    Exploring Approaches to Discriminating among Near-Synonyms. In the Proceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Workshop 2007, Melbourne, Australia, 10th–11th September, 2007, pages 31–39 [ACL Anthology PDF, local PDF, ACL Anthology bibtex, local bibtex]
  • Mary Gardiner and Mark Dras (2007).
    Corpus Statistics Approaches to Discriminating Among Near-Synonyms. In the Proceedings of the 10th Conference of the Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics (PACLING 2007), Melbourne, Australia, 19th–21st September, 2007, pages 31–39 [published PDF, local PDF, bibtex] (local version updated to include acknowledgements)
  • Mary Gardiner (2007).
    Sentiment and near-synonomy: do they go together? In the Proceedings of the EUROLAN 2007 Doctoral Consortium, Iaşi, Romania, 30th July–2nd August 2007, pages 13–20. [PDF, bibtex] (web version updated to include acknowledgements)
  • Robert Dale, Lei Li, Hugo De Vries, Mary Gardiner and Mark Tilbrook (2005).
    Summarising Company Announcements. In the Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Engineering (IEEE NLP-KE’05), Wuhan, China, 30th October–1st November, 2005. [IEEE PDF (paywalled)]
  • Hwee Tou Ng, Yu Zhou, Robert Dale and Mary Gardiner (2005).
    A Machine Learning Approach to Identification and Resolution of One-Anaphora. In the Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-05), Edinburgh, Scotland, 30th July–5th August 2005. [IJCAI PDF]
  • Diego Mollá and Mary Gardiner (2005).
    AnswerFinder at TREC 2004. In The Thirteenth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2004) [TREC PDF]
  • Diego Mollá and Mary Gardiner (2004)
    AnswerFinder – Question Answering by Combining Lexical, Syntactic and Semantic Information. In the Proceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Workshop 2004 (ALTW 2004), Sydney, December 2004, pages 9–16. [ACL Anthology PDF, ACL Anthology bibtex]

Honours thesis

In 2003 I did my Honours project (final year Bachelors/pre-PhD entry) in the computing department of Macquarie University, supervised by Professor Robert Dale. I was awarded first class honours.

  • Mary Gardiner (2003).
    Identifying and resolving one-anaphora. Unpublished Honours thesis, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. [abstract, PDF, bibtex]