I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UT Austin. I am currently on leave for the 2016-2017 academic year; however, I will be taking students in Fall 2017, so please apply if you are interested in working with me!

My research covers a range of topics in statistical natural language processing, including coreference resolution, entity linking, and syntactic parsing. Taken together, solving these problems lets computers access the information in unstructured text in a structured way. Dealing with something as sophisticated as language requires structured modeling approaches, from probabilistic graphical models to deep neural networks, as well as scalable learning and inference techniques to train those models on large datasets.

Thus far, my work has primarily combined two broad thrusts: first, designing joint models that combine information across different tasks (TACL 2014) or across different aspects of a problem (ACL 2015, ACL 2016), and second, building systems that strike a balance between being linguistically motivated and data driven (EMNLP 2013, ACL 2014). See my research page for more information.

Prior to joining UT Austin, I received my Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 2016, where I was advised by Dan Klein and part of the Berkeley NLP Group.

- Learning-Based Single-Document Summarization with Compression and Anaphoricity Constraints

Greg Durrett, Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick, and Dan Klein. ACL 2016.

pdf BibTeX system release poster - Capturing Semantic Similarity for Entity Linking with Convolutional Neural Networks

Matthew Francis-Landau, Greg Durrett, and Dan Klein. NAACL 2016.

pdf BibTeX - Neural CRF Parsing

Greg Durrett and Dan Klein. ACL 2015.

pdf synopsis BibTeX system release slides.key slides.pdf - Disfluency Detection with a Semi-Markov Model and Prosodic Features

James Ferguson, Greg Durrett, and Dan Klein. NAACL 2015.

pdf synopsis BibTeX - A Joint Model for Entity Analysis: Coreference, Typing, and Linking

Greg Durrett and Dan Klein. TACL 2014.

pdf synopsis BibTeX system release slides.key slides.pdf - Less Grammar, More Features

David Hall, Greg Durrett, and Dan Klein. ACL 2014.

pdf errata synopsis BibTeX system release - Easy Victories and Uphill Battles in Coreference Resolution

Greg Durrett and Dan Klein. EMNLP 2013.**Best Paper Finalist**

pdf synopsis BibTeX system release slides.key slides.pdf - Decentralized Entity-Level Modeling for Coreference Resolution

Greg Durrett, David Hall, and Dan Klein. ACL 2013.

pdf synopsis BibTeX slides.key slides.pdf - Unsupervised Transcription of Historical Documents

Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick, Greg Durrett, and Dan Klein. ACL 2013.

pdf synopsis BibTeX system release - Supervised Learning of Complete Morphological Paradigms

Greg Durrett and John DeNero. NAACL 2013.

pdf errata synopsis BibTeX dataset code slides.key slides.pdf - Syntactic Transfer Using a Bilingual Lexicon

Greg Durrett, Adam Pauls, and Dan Klein. EMNLP 2012.

pdf synopsis BibTeX slides.pdf - An Empirical Investigation of Discounting in Cross-Domain Language Models

Greg Durrett and Dan Klein. ACL 2011, Short Paper Track.

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