Notes from SIGIR2020

Notes taken from attending SIGIR2020.

Talking with People

Notes with Ameeta Agrawal

We talked about:
  • Emotion lexica:
    • WEES
    • NRC/EmoLex
    • WNA
  • Types of sarcasm:
    • Co-existence of positive and negative emotions in the text.
    • This is the type that was explored in Ameeta Agrawal's work, Leveraging Transitions of Emotions for Sarcasm Detection.
    • I mentioned that the presence of transition words for opposition/contradiction may indicate genuine, impartial attempts to cover both sides of the argument (consider IAC).
    • Pointing out issues that should be common sense.
    • I talked about a real life example that happened at a closed car rental place.
    • Ameeta Agrawal suggested COMET, a common sense KB, from U of Washington. (GitHub)

Notes with Weixuan Zhang

Zhang is the author of the MUSE model. 3 types of document relationships:
  • semantic relevance,
  • textual entailment, and
  • textual similarity.

Notes with Suchana Datta

Author of this.
  • On the change of the city name Bengalore to Bengaluru:
    • Bangalore was the British spelling. In the local official language (Kannada), it is spelled Bengaluru.
    • This is similar to how Calcutta was renamed to Kolkata.
  • Resources for studying Indian language procesing:

Notes with Maram Hasanain


Copula (probablity theory)

    • Clayton Coupla -- easier to get probability distribution function
    • Frank Coupla
    • Gumbel Coupla
  • Used in this paper.

Work similar to our workshop paper

Concepts I learned