Mehdi Hafezi Manshadi
I am a sixth year PhD student. Broadly speaking, my area of research is Computational Linguistics and Machine Learning. More specifically, I am interested in applying machine learning and statistical methods to the NLP applications requiring deep language understanding. I am currently working on statistical semantic pasring and staistical scope dismabguation. In my free time (if I have any), I work on computational grammar and prosody for Persian. Semantic representation and scope underspeci-fication have been my fields of research in the past.
My advisor is Prof. James F. Allen
Office: 631, Computer Studies Building
Phone: (585) 275-0469
SPRING 2010: Computer Models and Limitations
SPRING 2011: Statistical Speech and Language Processing
FALL 2009: Natural Language Understanding
SPRING 2008: Mathematical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, March 2010
Best papers award from the 2nd Workshop on Persian Language and Computer, Tehran, Iran, June 2006
Bronze Medal in the Fifth National Olympiad of Computer and Informatics, Mashad, Iran, 1995
Bronze Medal in the Fifth National Olympiad of Mathematics, Mashad, Iran 1995
Silver Medal in the Fourth National Olympiad of Computer and Informatics, Shiraz, Iran 1994
Program comittee member of Florida AI Research Society (FLAIRS), 2009-current
Member of Center for Language Sciences, 2008-current
Member of Human Language Processing Lab, 2008-current
Graduate Representative, Department of Computer Science, University of Rochester, 2010-2011
Member of Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Computer Science, University of Rochester, 2008-2010
Mehdi Manshadi, James Allen and Mary Swift, “An Annotation Scheme for Quantifier Scope Disambiguation”. The 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-2012), Istanbul, Turkey, May 21-27. (To appear)
Mehdi Manshadi, James Allen, “Unrestricted quantifier scope disambiguation”. Proceedings of TextGraphs-6: Graph-based Methods for Natural Language Processing, Portland, June 23, 2011.
Mehdi Manshadi, James Allen, Mary Swift. “Building a Corpus of Scope-Disambiguated English Text”. Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL Short Paper), Portland, June 19-24, 2011.
Mohammad Bahrani, Hossein Sameti and Mehdi Hafezi Manshadi, A Computational Grammar for Persian Based on GPSG, Language Resources and Evaluation, Volume 45, Number 4, 387-408, DOI: 10.1007/s10579-011-9144-1.
Mehdi Manshadi, Xiao Li, “Semantic Tagging of Web Search Queries”, Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-09), Singapore, August 3-5, 2009.