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Anna Rumshisky


Anna Rumshisky is an Assistant Professor at UMass Lowell.
Professor Anna RumshiskyAssociate Professor

Research Interests

natural language processing, machine learning, clinical/medical informatics, text mining, computational linguistics

information extraction, text-based temporal reasoning, lexical semantics, word sense disambiguation, novel word use, digital humanities and social science.

Education

  • Other: Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, (2012), Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, MA
    Supporting Area: Medical Natural Language Processing
  • Ph D: Computer Science, (2009), Brandeis University - Waltham, MA

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Psi Chi National Honor Society, Service, University - Psi Chi
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon Computer Science Honor Society, Service, University - Upsilon Pi Epsilon
  • Dean's List (1994) - Brandeis University
  • Honor Scholarship (1991), Scholarship/Research - Moscow State University

Selected Publications

  • Potash, P., Romanov, A., Rumshisky, A. (2016). # HashtagWars: Learning a Sense of Humor. arXiv preprint arXiv:1612.03216.
  • Potash, P., Romanov, A., Rumshisky, A. (2016). Evaluating Creative Language Generation: The Case of Rap Lyric Ghostwriting. arXiv preprint arXiv:1612.03205.
  • Potash, P., Romanov, A., Rumshisky, A. (2016). Here’s My Point: Argumentation Mining with Pointer Networks. arXiv preprint arXiv:1612.08994.
  • Potash, P., Rumshisky, A. (2016). Recommender System Incorporating User Personality Profile through Analysis of Written Reviews (pp. 60).
  • Potash, P., Boag, W., Romanov, A., Ramanishka, V., Rumshisky, A. (2016). SimiHawk at SemEval-2016 Task 1: A Deep Ensemble System for Semantic Textual Similarity. Proceedings of SemEval, 741–748.
  • Pustejovsky, J., Rumshisky, A., Batiukova, O., Moszkowicz, J.L. (2014). Annotation of Compositional Operations with GLML (pp. 217–234). Springer
  • Chasin, R., Rumshisky, A., Uzuner, Ö., Szolovits, P. (2014). Word sense disambiguation in the clinical domain: a comparison of knowledge-rich and knowledge-poor unsupervised methods. Journal of American Medical Informatics.
  • Rumshisky, A., Chasin, R., Potash, P. (2013). Bypassing knowledge acquisition bottleneck with Bayesian word sense induction. NIPS 2013 Workshop on Machine Learning for Clinical Data Analysis and Healthcare
  • Sun, W., Rumshisky, A., Uzuner, O. (2013). Evaluating temporal relations in clinical text: 2012 i2b2 challenge. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, amiajnl–2013.
  • Sun, W., Rumshisky, A., Uzuner, O. (2013). Temporal reasoning over clinical text: the state of the art. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 20(5) 814–819.
  • Chasin, R., Rumshisky, A. (2013). Mixing in Some Knowledge: Enriched Context Patterns for Bayesian Word Sense Induction. Sixth International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon
  • Sun, W., Rumshisky, A., Uzuner, Ö. (2013). Annotating Temporal Information in Clinical Narratives. Journal of Biomedical Informatics.
  • Rumshisky, A., Pustejovsky, J., Batiukova, O., Moszkowicz, J. (2012). Annotation of Compositional Operations with GLML. Computing Meaning, 4.
  • Ghassemi, M., Naumann, T., Joshi, R., Rumshisky, A. (2012). Topic Models for Mortality Modeling in Intensive Care Units. Proceedings of ICML.
  • Gronas, M., Rumshisky, A., Gabrovski, A., Kovaka, S., Chen, H. (2012). Tracking the History of Knowledge Using Historical Editions of Encyclopedia Britannica.
  • Rumshisky, A., Chasin, R., Uzuner, O., Szolovits, P. (2012). Using UMLS for Word Sense Disambiguation in Clinical Notes. Annual Symposium of American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA 2012).
  • Rumshisky, A., Botchan, N., Kushkuley, S., Pustejovsky, J. (2012). Word Sense Inventories by Non-Experts. (pp. 4055–4059).
  • Rumshisky, A., Pustejovsky, J. (2011). Computations Models of the Lexicon. John Wiley & Sons.
  • Rumshisky, A. (2011). Crowd sourcing Word Sense Definition. Fifth International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon
  • Bratus, S., Rumshisky, A., Khrabrov, A., Magar, R., Thompson, P. (2011). Domain-specific entity extraction from noisy, unstructured data using ontology-guided search. International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition, 14(2) 201-211.
  • Rumshisky, A. (2011). Summer School at the Center for Chinese Linguistics, Peking University, Beijing, China.
  • Rumshisky, A. (2011). Massachusetts institute of technology, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
  • Pustejovsky, J., Rumshisky, A. (2010). Mechanisms of Sense Extension in Verbs. Menha Publishers.
  • Pustejovsky, J., Rumshisky, A., Plotnick, A., Jezek, E., Batiukova, O., Quochi, V. (2010). Sem Eval2010 Task 7: Argument Selection and Coercion. Association for Computational Linguistics
  • Rumshisky, A. (2010). Copenhagen Dependency Treebank Workshop, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Rumshisky, A. (2010). Human Language Technology Center of Excellence at John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
  • Pustejovsky, J., Rumshisky, A., Moszkowicz, J., Batiukova, O. (2009). GLML: Annotating Argument Selection and Coercion. Eighth International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS-8)
  • Rumshisky, A., Moscowicz, J., Verhagen, M. (2009). The Holy Grail of Sense Definition: Creating a Sense-Disambiguated Corpus from Scratch. Fifth International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon
  • Bratus, S., Rumshisky, A., Magar, R., Thompson, P. (2009). Using Domain Knowlege for Ontology - Guided Entity Extraction from Noisy, Unstructured Data. Third Workshop on Analytics for Noisy, Unstructured Text Data
  • Rumshisky, A., Grinberg, V. (2009). Using Semantics of the Arguments for Predicate Sense Induction. Fifth International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon
  • Rumshisky, A. (2009). Institute for Formal and Applied Linguistics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Pustejovsky, J., Rumshisky, A. (2008). Between chaos and structure: Interpreting lexical data through a theoretical lens. International Journal of Lexicography, 21(3) 337-355.
  • Rumshisky, A. (2008). Resolving Polysemy in Verbs: Contextualized Distributional Approach to Argument Semantics. Italian Journal of Linguistics.
  • Rumshisky, A. (2008). Istituto di linguistica Computazionale del CNR, Pisa, Italy.
  • Rumshisky, A. (2007). Department of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Rumshisky, A. (2006). International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), Berkley, CA.
  • Rumshisky, A. (2005). Department of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Rumshisky, A. (2005). Institute of Russian Language, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
  • Rumshisky, A. (2004). Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin, Germany.

Selected Presentations

  • Using UMLS for Word Sense Disambiguation in Clinical Notes - Annual Symposium of American Medical Informatics Association, 2012 - Chicago, IL
  • Topic Models for Mortality Modeling in Intensive Care Units - ICML Workhop on Machine Learning for Clinical Data Analysis, 2012 - Edinburgh, Scottland
  • Topic Models for Mortality Modeling in Intensive Care Units - ICML Workshop on Machine Learning for Clinical Data Analysis, 2012 - Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Word Sense Inventories by Non-Experts - LREC, 2012 - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Word Sense Inventories by Non-Experts - LREC, 2012 - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Tracking the History of Knowledge Using Historical Editions of Encyclopedia Britannica - LREC 2012 Workshop on Adaptation of Language Resources and Tools for Processing Cultural Heritage Objects, 2012 - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Knowledge-Based vs. Bottom-up Methods for Word Sense Disambiguation in Clinical Notes - SHARPn Summit on Secondary Use of EHR, 2012 - Rochester, MN
  • Knowledge-Based vs. Bottom-Up Methods for Word Sense Disambiguation in Clinical Notes - SHARPn Summit on Secondary Use of EHR, 2012 - Rochester, MN
  • Multi-Scrubber: An Ensemble System for De- identification of Protected Health Information - SHARPn Summit on Secondary Use of EHR, 2012 - Rochester, MN
  • Multi-Scrubber: An Ensemble System for Deidentification of Protected Health Information - SHARPn Summit on Secondary Use of EHR, 2012 - Rochester, MN
  • Crowdsourcing Word Sense Definition - Fifth Linguistic Annotation Workshop, 2011 - Portland, Oregon
  • - Five Lectures in Lexical Semantics, August 2011 - Peking University (CHI)
  • , January 2011 - MIT, Cambridge, MA
  • SemEval-2010 Task 7: Argument Selection and Coercion - Fifth International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation, 2010 - Uppsala, Sweden
  • - Copenhagen Dependency Treebank Workshop, August 2010 - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • , July 2010 - John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Digital Pushkin: Computational visualizations of Pushkin's social and political networks - 41st National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, 2009 - Boston, MA
  • Digital Pushkin: Computational Visualizations of Pushkin's Social and Political Networks - 41st National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS), 2009 - Boston, MA
  • GLML: Annotating Argument Selection and Coercion - Eighth International Conference on Computational Semantics, 2009 - Tilburg, Nethrlands
  • The Holy Grail of Sense Definition: Creating a Sense-Disambiguated Corpus from Scratch - Fifth International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon, 2009 - Pisa, Italy
  • Using Semantics of the Arguments for Predicate Sense Induction - Fifth International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon, 2009 - Pisa, Italy
  • SemEval-2010 Task 7: Argument Selection and Coercion - NAACL HLT 2009 Workshop on Semantic Evaluations: Recent Achievements and Future Directions, 2009 - Boulder, Colorado
  • Sem Eval-2010 Task 7: Argument Selection and Coercion - NAACL HLT Workshop on Semantic Evaluations: Recent Achievement and Future Directions, 2009 - Boulder, CO
  • Using Domain Knowledge for Ontology- Guided Entity Extraction from Noisy, Unstructured Data - Third Workshop on Analytics for Noisy, Unstructured Text Data, 2009 - Barcelona, Spain
  • , August 2009 - Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Polysemy in Verbs: Systematic Relations Between Senses and Their Effection Annotation - COILING Workshop on Human Judgement in Computational Linguistics, 2008 - Manchester, England
  • Polysemy in Verbs: Systematic Relations between Senses and their Effect on Annotation - COLING Workshop on Human Judgement in Computational Linguistics, 2008 - Manchester, England
  • , September 2008 - Pisa, Italy
  • An Evaluation of the Brandeis Semantic Ontology - Fourth International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon, 2007 - Paris, France
  • An Evaluation of the Brandeis Semantic Ontology - Fourth International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon, 2007 - Paris, France
  • Detecting Selectional Behavior of Complex Types in Text - Fourth International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon, 2007 - Paris, France
  • Detecting Selectional Behavior of Complex Types in Text - Fourth International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon, 2007 - Paris, France
  • , May 2007 - Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • , December 2006 - ICSI, Berkley, CA
  • Constructing Corpus-Based Ontology Using Model Bias - FLAIRS, 2006 - Melbourne Beach, Florida
  • Constructing a Corpus-based Ontology using Model Bias - International Conference of the Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society, 2006 - Beach, Florida
  • Inducing Sense-Discriminating Context Patterns from Sense- Tagged Corpora - International Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, 2006 - Genoa, Italy
  • Inducing Sense-Discriminating Context Patterns from Sense-Tagged Corpora - LREC, 2006 - Genoa, Italy
  • Towards a Generative Lexical Resource: The Brandeis Semantic Ontology - LREC, 2006 - Genoa, Italy
  • Towards a Generative Lexical Resource: The Brandeis Semantic Ontology - LREC, 2006 - Genoa, Italy
  • Classification of Discourse Coherence Relations: An Exploratory Study Using Multiple Knowledge Sources - 7th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue, July 2006 - Sydney, Australia
  • Classification of Discourse Coherence Relations: An Exploratory Study using Multiple Knowledge Sources - 7th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue, July 2006 - Sydney, Australia
  • , December 2005 - Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
  • , December 2005 - Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Automating Temporal Annotation with TARSQI - ACL, 2005 - Ann Arbor, USA
  • Automating Temporal Annotation with TARSQI, 2005 - Ann Arbor, USA
  • Automated Induction of Sense in Context - COLING, 2004 - Geneva, Switzerland
  • Automated Induction of Sense in Context - COLING, 2004 - Geneva, Switzerland
  • Automated Induction of Sense in Context - COLING 2004 Workshop on Linguistically Interpreted Corpora, 2004 - Geneva, Switzerland
  • Automated Induction of Sense in Context - COLING Workshop on Linguistically Interpreted Corpora (LINC), 2004 - Geneva, Switzerland
  • , February 2004 - Berlin, Germany
  • Medstract: Creating Large- scale Information Servers for Biomedical Libraries - ACL 2002 Workshop on Natural Language Processing in the Biomedical Domain, 2002 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Medstract: Creating Large-Scale Information Servers for Biomedical Libraries - ACL Workshop on Natural Language Processing in the Biomedical Domain, 2002 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Rerendering Semantic Ontologies: Automatic Extensions to UMLS through Corpus Analytics - LREC 2002 Workshop on Ontologies and Lexical Knowledge Bases, 2002 - Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
  • Rerendering Semantic Ontologies: Automatic Extensions to UMLS Through Corpus Analytics - LREC Workshop on Ontologies and Lexical Knowledge Bases, 2002 - Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
  • Extraction and Disambiguation of Acronym-Meaning Pairs in Medline - Medinfo, 2001
  • Extraction and Disambiguation of Acronym-Meaning Pairs in Medline - Medinfo, 2001
  • Discourse Structure of Text-Graphics Documents - 1st International Symposium on Smart Graphics, March 2001 - Hawthorne, NY, USA
  • Discourse Structure of Text-Graphics Documents - 1st International Symposium on Smart Graphics, March 2001 - Hawthorn, NY
  • Acoustic Startle Response in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease - Annual Meeting of the Amaerican College of Neuropsychopharmacology, December 1995 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Acoustic startle response in patients with coronary artery disease - Annual Meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, December 1995 - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • It's Fun to Run – or is it Just a Pun? Detecting Signs of Enjoyment with Physical Activity and Food Choices through Computational Analysis of Figurative Language in Online Communication (2018), Grant - UMass Lowell
    Kronrod, A. (Co-Principal), Rumshisky, A. (Co-Principal), Thind, H.K. (Co-Investigator), Mangano, K. (Co-Investigator)
  • Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant (2010), Grant - National Endowment for the Humanities
    Rumshisky, A. (Co-Principal), Gronas, M. (Principal)
  • Undergraduate Research Program Grant (1993), Grant -
    Rumshisky, A.