Kosmix/WalmartLabs, Distinguished Engineer (2009 - 2014)
Early engineer at Kosmix that was acquired and became WalmartLabs.
Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D. in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning (2005 - 2009)
Biographic fact extraction, name disambiguation, coreference resolution, translation lexicon induction, multilingual semantic taxonomy induction (Research Advisor: Dr. David Yarowsky).
Google Inc., Engineering Intern (2006)
Minimally supervised information extraction from web documents and query logs.
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, M.S. in Language Technologies (2003 - 2005)
Text summarization, learning user behavior over time, statistical machine translation, machine learning theory.
Nikesh Garera. Multilingual Acquisition of Structured Information via Novel Relationship Extraction Models over Diverse Knowledge Sources. Ph.D. Thesis, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, September 2009. pdf , bib
Nikesh Garera and David Yarowsky. Modeling Latent Biographic Attributes in Conversational Genres. Proceedings of Assocation for Computational Linguistics and International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (ACL-IJCNLP), 2009. pdf , bib
Asad Sayeed, Tamer Elsayed, Nikesh Garera, David Alexander, Tan Xu, Doug Oard, David Yarowsky and Christine Piatko. Arabic Cross-document Coreference Detection. Proceedings of Assocation for Computational Linguistics and International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (short paper companion volume) (ACL-IJCNLP), 2009. pdf , bib
Nikesh Garera and David Yarowsky. Structural, Transitive and Latent Models for Biographic Fact Extraction. Proceedings of European Chapter of the Assocation for Computational Linguistics (EACL), 2009. pdf , bib
Marius Pasca, Benjamin Van Durme and Nikesh Garera. The Role of Documents vs. Queries in Extracting Class Attributes from Text. Proceedings of Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2007. pdf , bib
Delip Rao, Nikesh Garera, David Yarowsky. An Unsupervised Approach to Person Name Disambiguation using Web Snippets. Proceedings of International Workshop on Semantic Evaluations (ACL SemEval), 2007. pdf , bib
Nikesh Garera and David Yarowsky. Resolving and Generating Definite Anaphora by Modeling Hypernymy using Unlabeled Corpora. Proceedings
of the Conference on Natural Language Learning (CoNLL), 2006. pdf , bib
James Mayfield, David Alexander, Bonnie Dorr, Jason Eisner, Tamer Elsayed, Tim Finin, Clay Fink, Marjorie Freedman, Nikesh Garera, James Mayfield, Paul McNamee, Saif Mohammad, Douglas Oard, Christine Piatko, Asad Sayeed, Zareen Syed, Ralph Weischedel. Cross-Document Coreference Resolution: A Key Technology for Learning by Reading. AAAI 2009 Spring Symposium on Learning by Reading and Learning to Read, 2009. pdf , bib
Mohit Kumar, Nikesh Garera, Alexander I. Rudnicky. Learning from Report-writing Behavior of Individuals. Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2007. pdf , bib
Nikesh Garera and Alexander I. Rudnicky. Briefing Assistant: Learning Human Summarization Behavior over Time AAAI Spring Symposium on Persistent Assistants, 2005. pdf , bib
Vincent Conitzer and Nikesh Garera. Learning Algorithms for Online Principal-Agent Problems (and Selling
Goods Online) . Proceedings of International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2006. pdf , bib
Nikesh Garera, Chris Callison-Burch and David Yarowsky. Improving Translation Lexicon Induction from Monolingual Corpora via Dependency Contexts and Part-of-Speech Equivalences. Proceedings of the Conference on Natural Language Learning (CoNLL), 2009. pdf , bib
Nikesh Garera and David Yarowsky. Translating Compounds by Learning Component Gloss Translation Models via Multiple Languages. Proceedings of International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP), 2008. pdf , bib
Nikesh Garera and David Yarowsky. Minimally Supervised Multilingual Taxonomy and Translation Lexicon Induction. Proceedings of International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP), 2008. pdf , bib
Nikesh Garera (Project Advisors: Stephan Vogel
and Robert E. Frederking). Estimating Better Position Alignment for Statistical
Machine Translation. Class Project Report at CMU. pdf , bib