Derya Ozkan: “Modeling Wisdom of Crowds Using Latent Mixture of Discriminative Experts”

June 21, 2011 | Portland, OR

Speaker: Derya Ozkan
Host: 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies

In many computational linguistic scenarios, training labels are subjectives making it necessary to acquire the opinions of multiple annotators/experts, which is referred to as ”wisdom of crowds”. In this paper, we propose a new approach for modeling wisdom of crowds based on the Latent Mixture of Discriminative Experts (LMDE) model that can automatically learn the prototypical patterns and hidden dynamic among different experts. Experiments show improvement over state-of-the-art approaches on the task of listener backchannel prediction in dyadic conversations.