Eduardo Blanco
<strong>Eduardo Blanco</strong>
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Codirector, HiLT Lab
University of North Texas Mailing address:
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #311366
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Office: NTPD F245, directions
Office Hours: Fridays 11:30am-1:30pm
Email: eduardo.blanco@unt.edu


News

Research Interests

Students

Doctoral

Masters

  • Vivek Doudagiri
  • Krishna Sanagavarapu

Publications

Journals and Book Chapters

  1. Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2015. A Semantic Logic-Based Approach to Determine Textual Similarity. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing (TASLP) 23(4), 683-693. doi:10.1109/TASLP.2015.2403613.
  2. Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2013. Composition of Semantic Relations: Theoretical Framework and Case Study. ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing (TSLP) 10(4) 17:1-17:36. doi:10.1145/2513146.
  3. Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2013. Retrieving implicit positive meaning from negated statements. Natural Language Engineering 20 (4): 501-535. © Cambridge University Press. [bib, pdf]
  4. Hakki C. Cankaya, Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2012. Semantic composition of AT-LOCATION relation with other relations. Natural Language Engineering 18 (3): 343-374. © Cambridge University Press. [bib, pdf]
  5. Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2012. Some Issues on Capturing the Meaning of Negated Statements. In C. Boonthum-Denecke, P. McCarthy and T. Lamkin (Eds.), Cross-Disciplinary Advances in Applied Natural Language Processing: Issues and Approaches, pp. 103-113. doi:10.4018/978-1-61350-4475.ch008
  6. Eduardo Blanco, Hakki C. Cankaya and Dan Moldovan. 2012. Extracting Commonsense Knowledge Using Concepts Properties. In C. Boonthum-Denecke, P. McCarthy and T. Lamkin (Eds.), Cross-Disciplinary Advances in Applied Natural Language Processing: Issues and Approaches, pp. 341-353. doi:10.4018/978-1-61350-447-5.ch022

Conferences

  1. Zahra Sarabi and Eduardo Blanco. 2017. If No Media Were Allowed inside the Venue, Was Anybody Allowed? In Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL). Valencia, Spain. Accepted, To Appear.
  2. Jordan Sanders and Eduardo Blanco. 2016. Automatic Extraction of Implicit Interpretations from Modal Constructions. In Proceedings of the 2016 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP). Austin, TX, USA. [bib, pdf]
  3. Zahra Sarabi and Eduardo Blanco. 2016. Understanding Negation in Positive Terms Using Syntactic Dependencies. In Proceedings of the 2016 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP). Austin, TX, USA. [bib, pdf]
  4. Alakananda Vempala and Eduardo Blanco. 2016. Beyond Plain Spatial Knowledge: Determining Where Entities Are and Are Not Located, and For How Long. In Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). Berlin, Germany. [bib, corpus, pdf]
  5. Eduardo Blanco and Zahra Sarabi. 2016. Automatic Generation and Scoring of Positive Interpretations from Negated Statements. In Proceeding of the 15th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL). San Diego, CA, USA. [bib, pdf]
  6. Alakananda Vempala and Eduardo Blanco. 2016. Annotating Temporally-Anchored Spatial Knowledge on Top of OntoNotes Semantic Roles. In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC). Portoroz, Slovenia. [bib, corpus, pdf]
  7. Alakananda Vempala and Eduardo Blanco. 2016. Complementing Semantic Roles with Temporally-Anchored Spatial Knowledge: Crowdsourced Annotations and Experiments. In Proceedings of the 30th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). Phoenix, AZ, USA. [bib, corpus, pdf]
  8. Hansen A. Schwartz, Maarten Sap, Margaret L. Kern, Johannes C. Eichstaedt, Adam Kapelner, Megha Agrawal, Eduardo Blanco, Lukasz Dziurzynski, Gregory Park, David Stillwell, Michal Kosinski, Martin E.P. Seligman and Lyle H. Ungar. 2016. Predicting Individual Well-Being Through the Language of Social Media. In Proceedings of the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB). Hawaii, HI, USA. [bib, pdf]
  9. Eduardo Blanco and Alakananda Vempala. 2015. Inferring Temporally-Anchored Spatial Knowledge from Semantic Roles. In Proceedings of the 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL). Denver, CO, USA. [bib, pdf]
  10. Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2014. Leveraging Verb-Argument Structures to infer Semantic Relations. In Proceedings of the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL). Gothenburg, Sweden. [bib, pdf]
  11. Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2013. A Semantically Enhanced Approach to Determine Textual Similarity. In Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP). Seattle, WA, USA. [bib, pdf, revisions: v2]
  12. Hansen A. Schwartz, Johannes Eichstaedt, Eduardo Blanco, Lukasz Dziurzynski, Margaret Kern, Stephanie Ramones, Martin Seligman, and Lyle H. Ungar. 2013. Choosing the Right Words: Characterizing and Reducing Error of the Word Count Approach. In Proceedings of the Second Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM). Atlanta, GA, USA. [bib, pdf]
  13. Hansen A. Schwartz, Johannes Eichstaedt, Lukasz Dziurzynski, Margaret Kern, Eduardo Blanco, Michal Kosinski, David Stillwell, Martin Seligman and Lyle H. Ungar. 2013. Toward Personality Insights from Language Exploration in Social Media. In Proceedings of AAAI-2013 Spring Symposium: Analyzing Microtext. Stanford, CA, USA. [bib, pdf]
  14. Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2013. A Logic Prover Approach to Predicting Textual Similarity. In Proceedings of the 26th Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS). St. Pete Beach, FL, USA. [bib, pdf]
  15. Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2012. Fine-Grained Focus for Pinpointing Positive Implicit Meaning from Negated Statements. In Proceedings of the 2012 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL). Montreal, Canada. [bib, pdf]
  16. Roser Morante and Eduardo Blanco. 2012. *SEM 2012 Shared Task: Resolving the Scope and Focus of Negation. In Proceedings of the First Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM). Montreal, Canada. [bib, pdf]
  17. Dan Moldovan and Eduardo Blanco. 2012. Polaris: Lymba's Semantic Parser. In Proceedings of the Eigth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC). Istanbul, Turkey. [bib, pdf]
  18. Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2012. Finding Associations between People. In Proceedings of the 25th Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS). Marco Island, FL, USA. [bib, pdf]
  19. Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2011. Unsupervised Learning of Semantic Relation Composition. In Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). Portland, OR, USA. [bib, pdf]
  20. Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2011. Semantic Representation of Negation Using Focus Detection. In Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). Portland, OR, USA. [bib, pdf]
    The corpus used in this paper was released as part of the *SEM 2012 Shared Task: Resolving the Scope and Focus of Negation.
  21. Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2011. Some Issues on Detecting Negation from Text. In Proceedings of the 24th Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS). Palm Beach, FL, USA. [bib, pdf]
  22. Eduardo Blanco, Hakki C. Cankaya and Dan Moldovan. 2011. Commonsense Knowledge Extraction Using Concepts Properties. In Proceedings of the 24th Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS). Palm Beach, FL, USA. [bib, pdf]
  23. Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2011. A Model for Composing Semantic Relations. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS). Oxford, England. [bib, pdf]
  24. Eduardo Blanco and Dan Moldovan. 2010. Automatic Discovery of Manner Relations and its Applications. In Proceedings of the 2010 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP). Cambridge, MA, USA. [bib, pdf]
  25. Eduardo Blanco, Hakki C. Cankaya and Dan Moldovan. 2010. Composition of Semantic Relations: Model and Applications. In Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING), Poster Volume. Beijing, China. [bib, pdf]
  26. Eduardo Blanco, Nuria Castell and Dan Moldovan. 2008. Causal Relation Extraction. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC). Marrakech, Morocco. [bib, pdf]

Teaching