Research Interests

Natural language processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and human computer interaction.

Recent Publications

Homa Hashemi and Rebecca Hwa. 2016. An Evaluation of Parser Robustness for Ungrammatical Sentences. To appear in the Proceedings of Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), Austin, Texas.

Homa Hashemi and Rebecca Hwa. 2016. Parse Tree Fragmentation of Ungrammatical Sentences. In the Proceedings of the 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), New York City, New York.

Changsheng Liu and Rebecca Hwa. 2016. Phrasal Substitution of Idiomatic Expressions. In the Proceedings of The 15th Annual Conference of the NAACL/HLT, San Diego, California.

Fan Zhang, Rebecca Hwa, Diane Litman and Homa B. Hashemi, ArgRewrite: A Web-based Revision Assistant for Argumentative Writings. Proceedings Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Demonstrations (NAACL-HLT), pp. 37-41, San Diego, CA, June. (demo paper)

Huichao Xue and Rebecca Hwa. 2014. Improved Correction Detection in Revised ESL Sentences. In The Proceedings of The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL short), 2014, Baltimore, Maryland.

Huichao Xue and Rebecca Hwa. 2014.Redundancy Detection in ESL Writings. 2014. In the Proceedings of the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), Gothenburgh, Sweden.

Homa Hashemi and Rebecca Hwa. 2014. A Comparison of MT Errors and ESL Errors. In the Proceedings of the 9th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC-2014), Reykjavik, Iceland.

Students

PhD Students Past PhD Students

Teaching

CS1571 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence [1601]

CS2710/ISSP2160 Foundations of Artificial Intelligence [1601]

Office Hours

TTh 12:30-1:30pm or by appointment.