Short Bio

I’m now a second-year computer science Ph.D. student at UKP Lab and AIPHES at UKP Labs, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, working on natural language processing.

The goal of my research is to ease interactive personalized summarization. I work on automatic text summarization, information extraction, deep learning and interactive learning to build tools towards this goal.

Before that, I completed my MS by Research Computer Science with specialization in NLP from Language Technologies Research Centre IIIT-Hyderabad. My Master’s thesis was on “Transfer Grammar Engine and Automatic Learning of Reorder Rules in Machine Translation” tried and tested on English-Hindi Machine Translation system.

Job Experience: Internship at RMIT Search Lab, NLP and ML engineer at IBM Watson India, Research Engineer at Sketch Engine

Quick links: Resume, Google Scholar Profile, LinkedIn, Twitter, Github

Publications

Joint Optimization of User-desired Content in Multi-document Summaries by Learning from User Feedback
Avinesh P.V.S. and Christian M. Meyer
55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), pp. 1353–1363. Vancouver, Canada, August 1-4, 2017.
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ThinkMiners: Disorder Recognition using Conditional Random Fields and Distributional Semantics
Ankur Parikh, Avinesh P.V.S., Joy Mustafi, Lalith Agarwalla, Ashish Mungi
8th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval), pp. 652–-656, Dublin, Ireland, August 23-24, 2014.
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Domain Specific Corpora from the Web
Avinesh P.V.S., Diana McCarthy, Dominic Glennon, Jan Pomikálek
15th EURALEX International Congress, pp. 336–342. Oslo, Norway, August 7-11, 2012.
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BootCatting comparable corpora
Adam Kilgarriff, Avinesh P.V.S., Jan Pomikálek
9th International Conference on Terminology and Artificial Intelligence, pp. 123–126, Paris, France, November, 2012,
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Comparable Corpora BootCaT
Adam Kilgarri ff, Avinesh P.V.S., Jan Pomikalek.
2nd eLex conference Electronic lexicography in the 21st century, pp. 122–128, Bled, Slovenia, November 10-12,2011.
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Transferring Syntactic Relations from English to Hindi Using Alignments on Local Word Groups
Aswarth Dara, Prashanth Mannem, Hemanth Sagar Bayyarapu, Avinesh P.V.S.
5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing, (IJCNLP), pp. 447–455, Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 8-13, 2011
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Gap-fill Tests for Language Learners: Corpus-Driven Item Generation
Simon Smith, Avinesh P.V.S, Adam Kilgarriff
8th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON), pp. 1–6, Kharagpur, India, December 8-11, 2010
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Phrase-Based Transliteration with Simple Heuristics
Avinesh P.V.S., Ankur Parikh.
Named Entities Workshop 2010, pp. 81–84, Upsala, Sweden, July 2010.
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A Data Mining Approach to Learn Reorder Rules for SMT
Avinesh P.V.S.
NAACL-HLT 2010 Student Research Workshop, pp. 52-57, Los Angeles, CA, June 2010.
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A Corpus Factory For Many Languages
Adam Kilgarriff, Siva Reddy, Jan Pomikalek, Avinesh P.V.S.
The 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), Malta, 2010.
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Phrase-Based Decoding using a Discriminative Model
Prasanth Kolachina, Sriram Venkatapathy, Srinivas Bangalore, Sudheer Kolachina, Avinesh P.V.S.
4th Workshop on Syntax and Structure in Statistical Translation (SSST), COLING, Beijing, August 2010.
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Does Syntactic Knowledge help English-Hindi SMT?
Taraka Rama, Karthik Gali, Avinesh P.V.S.
NLP Tools contest, ICON, Pune, India, December 2008.
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Part Of Speech Tagging Using Conditional Random Fields and Transformation Based Learning
Avinesh P.V.S, Karthik Gali
Shallow Parsing for South Asian Languages (SPSAL) workshop, held at IJCAI-07, January, 2007.
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Hobbies: Fitness, Adventure Sports (Skiing, Surfing, Paragliding, Hiking) and Travelling

Apart from work, I am a fitness freak, traveler and an adventure junkie. It’s both fun to be with people and the mountains. I am a P1 certificate paragliders, Intermediate Skier, Advanced Open Water certified Scuba diver and hiker. Hope to tick off more adventures in future.

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