Adam Poliak

Adam Poliak

Hi, I'm Adam Poliak. I am a PhD student at Johns Hopkins University studying Computer Science and am affiliated with the Center for Language & Speech Processing.

I focus on Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. Currently, I am working with my advisor Professor Benjamin Van Durme on the The JHU Decompositional Semantics Initiative (Decomp).

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  • Frame-Based Continuous Lexical Semantics through Exponential Family Tensor Factorization and Semantic Proto-Roles. Francis Ferraro, Adam Poliak, Ryan Cotterell and Benjamin Van Durme. *SEM 2017. [pdf]
  • Efficient, Compositional, Order-sensitive n-gram Embeddings. Adam Poliak*, Pushpendre Rastogi*, M. Patrick Martin and Benjamin Van Durme. EACL 2017. [pdf][code][data][poster][bib]
  • Explaining and Generalizing Skip-Gram through Exponential Family Principal Component Analysis. Ryan Cotterell, Adam Poliak, Benjamin Van Durme and Jason Eisner. EACL 2017. [pdf][code][poster][bib]
  • Semantic Proto-Role Labeling. Adam Teichert, Adam Poliak, Benjamin Van Durme, Matthew R. Gormley. Thirty-First Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2017). [pdf][bib]