Publications

  1. Efficient Methods for Inferring Large Sparse Topic Hierarchies Doug Downey, Chandra Sekhar Bhagavatula, Yi Yang. (ACL 2015)
  2. Learning Representations for Weakly Supervised Natural Language Processing Tasks. Fei Huang, Arun Ahuja, Doug Downey, Yi Yang, Yuhong Guo, and Alexander Yates. (Computational Linguistics, 2014).
  3. TextJoiner: On-demand Information Extraction with Multi-Pattern Queries Chandra Sekhar Bhagavatula, Thanapon Noraset, Doug Downey (AKBC 2014)
  4. Adding High-Precision Links to Wikipedia. Thanapon Noraset, Chandra Sekhar Bhagavatula, Doug Downey (EMNLP 2014).
  5. Analyzing the Content Emphasis of Web Search Engines. Mohammed Alam, Doug Downey. (SIGIR 2014)
  6. Active Learning with Constrained Topic Model. Yi Yang, Shimei Pan, Doug Downey, Kunpeng Zhang. (ILLVI workshop, ACL 2014)
  7. Scaling Semi-supervised Naive Bayes with Feature Marginals Michael Lucas, Doug Downey. (ACL 2013)
  8. Using Natural Language to Integrate, Evaluate, and Optimize Extracted Knowledge Bases Doug Downey, Chandra Sekhar Bhagavatula, Alexander Yates. (AKBC 2013)
  9. Methods for Exploring and Mining Tables on Wikipedia. Chandra Sekhar Bhagavatula, Thanapon Noraset, Doug Downey. (IDEA 2013)
  10. Overcoming the Memory Bottleneck in Distributed Training of Latent Variable Models of Text. Yi Yang, Alex Yates, Doug Downey. (NAACL-HLT 2013)
  11. Tablet-based Video Modeling and Prompting in the Workplace for Individuals with Autism. Raymond V. Burke, Keith D. Allen, Monica R. Howard, Doug Downey, Michael G. Matz, Scott L. Bowen. (Vocational Rehabilitation, 2013)
  12. Explanatory Semantic Relatedness and Explicit Spatialization for Exploratory Search. Brent Hecht, Samuel H. Carton, Mahmood Quaderi, Johannes Schöning, Martin Raubal, Darren Gergle, Doug Downey. (SIGIR 2012)
  13. Language Models as Representations for Weakly-Supervised NLP Tasks Fei Huang, Alex Yates, Arun Ahuja, and Doug Downey. (CoNLL 2011)
  14. Local and Global Algorithms for Disambiguation to Wikipedia Lev Ratinov, Dan Roth, Doug Downey, and Mike Anderson. (ACL 2011)
  15. Analysis of a Probabilistic Model of Redundancy in Unsupervised Information Extraction.   Doug Downey, Oren Etzioni, and Stephen Soderland. (Artificial Intelligence, 2010).
  16. Improved Extraction Assessment through Better Language Models   Arun Ahuja and Doug Downey. (NAACL-HLT 2010).
  17. Learning to Integrate Relational Databases with Wikipedia   Doug Downey, Arun Ahuja, and Mike Anderson. (WIKIAI 2009).
  18. Look Ma, No Hands: Analyzing the Monotonic Feature Abstraction for Text Classification.   Doug Downey and Oren Etzioni. (NIPS 2008).
  19. Understanding the Relationship Between Searchers' Queries and Information Goals.   Doug Downey, Susan Dumais, Dan Liebling and Eric Horvitz. (CIKM 2008).
  20. It's a Contradiction -- No, It's Not: A Case Study using Functional Relations   Alan Ritter, Doug Downey, Stephen Soderland, and Oren Etzioni. (EMNLP 2008).
  21. Sparse Information Extraction: Unsupervised Language Models to the Rescue.   Doug Downey, Stefan Schoenmackers, and Oren Etzioni. (ACL 2007).
  22. Locating Complex Named Entities in Web Text.   Doug Downey, Matthew Broadhead, Oren Etzioni. (IJCAI 2007).
  23. Models of Searching and Browsing: Languages, Studies, and Applications.   Doug Downey, Susan Dumais, Eric Horvitz. (IJCAI 2007).
  24. Heads and Tails: Studies of Web Search with Common and Rare Queries.   Doug Downey, Susan Dumais, Eric Horvitz. (SIGIR 2007, poster).
  25. KnowItNow: Fast, Scalable Information Extraction From the Web.   Michael J. Cafarella, Doug Downey, Stephen Soderland, Oren Etzioni. (EMNLP 2005).
  26. A Probabilistic Model of Redundancy in Information Extraction.   Doug Downey, Oren Etzioni, Stephen Soderland. (IJCAI 2005).
  27. Unsupervised Named-Entity Extraction from the Web: An Experimental Study.   Oren Etzioni, Michael Cafarella, Doug Downey, Ana-Maria Popescu, Tal Shaked, Stephen Soderland, Daniel S. Weld, Alexander Yates. (Artificial Intelligence, 2005).
  28. Learning Text Patterns for Web Information Extraction and Assessment.   D. Downey, O. Etzioni, S. Soderland, and D. Weld. (AAAI-2004 Workshop on Adaptive Text Extraction and Mining).
  29. Learning Text Patterns for Web Information Extraction and Assessment (Extended Version)   D. Downey, O. Etzioni, S. Soderland, and D. Weld. University of Washington Department of Computer Science and Engineering Technical Report UW-CSE-04-05-01, May 2004.
  30. Methods for Domain-Independent Information Extraction from the Web: An Experimental Comparison.  Oren Etzioni, Michael Cafarella, Doug Downey, Ana-Maria Popescu, Tal Shaked, Stephen Soderland, Daniel S. Weld, Alexander Yates. (AAAI 2004).
  31. Web-scale Information Extraction in KnowItAll. Oren Etzioni, Michael Cafarella, Doug Downey, Stanley Kok, Ana-Maria Popescu, Tal Shaked, Stephen Soderland, Daniel S. Weld, Alexander Yates. (WWW 2004)
  32. Further experiments in the evolution of minimally cognitive behavior: From perceiving affordances to selective attention. Slocum, A.C., Downey, D.C. and Beer, R.D. (2000). In J. Meyer, A. Berthoz, D. Floreano, H. Roitblat and S. Wilson (Eds.), From Animals to Animats 6: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (pp. 430-439). MIT Press.

Dissertation

Redundancy in Web-scale Information and Extraction: Probabilistic Model and Experimental Results Doug Downey. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Washington, Computer Science and Engineering, 2008.