Search Results for author: Burr Settles

Found 10 papers, 4 papers with code

Jump-Starting Item Parameters for Adaptive Language Tests

no code implementations EMNLP 2021 Arya D. McCarthy, Kevin P. Yancey, Geoff T. LaFlair, Jesse Egbert, Manqian Liao, Burr Settles

A challenge in designing high-stakes language assessments is calibrating the test item difficulties, either a priori or from limited pilot test data.

Language Acquisition Multi-Task Learning +1

A Sleeping, Recovering Bandit Algorithm for Optimizing Recurring Notifications

no code implementations Proceedings of the 26th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining 2020 Kevin P. Yancey, Burr Settles

In this paper, we introduce the Recovering Difference Softmax Algorithm to address the particular challenges of this problem domain, and use it to successfully optimize millions of daily reminders for the online language-learning app Duolingo.

Multi-Armed Bandits

Machine Learning--Driven Language Assessment

no code implementations TACL 2020 Burr Settles, Geoffrey T. LaFlair, Masato Hagiwara

We describe a method for rapidly creating language proficiency assessments, and provide experimental evidence that such tests can be valid, reliable, and secure.

Language Acquisition Skills Assessment

Multiple-Instance Active Learning

no code implementations NeurIPS 2007 Burr Settles, Mark Craven, Soumya Ray

In particular, we consider the case in which an MI learner is allowed to selectively query unlabeled instances in positive bags.

Active Learning Text Classification

Biomedical Named Entity Recognition using Conditional Random Fields and Rich Feature Sets

no code implementations Proceedings of the International Joint Workshop on Natural Language Processing in Biomedicine and its Applications (NLPBA/BioNLP) 2004 Burr Settles

As the wealth of biomedical knowledge in the form of literature increases, there is a rising need for effective natural language processing tools to assist in organizing, curating, and retrieving this information.

Named Entity Recognition

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