I am a Ph.D. student in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. My advisor is Luke Zettlemoyer. I received my BSc in Computer Science summa cum laude from Tel Aviv University. I was fortunate to collaborate with Patrick Pantel and Michael Gamon at Microsoft Research, and with Slav Petrov and Dipanjan Das at Google Research. In 2012, I received a Yahoo Key Scientific Challenge award, and in 2014 I will be supported by a Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship.

Research

My current research is in the intersection of natural language processing, machine learning and learning through interaction. I am specifically interested in recovering the meaning of language in situated interactive environments using the weak signal generated by system interactions.

UW SPF

The University of Washington Semantic Parsing Framework (UW SPF) is an open source research software package. It includes a semantic parsing algorithm, a flexible meaning representation language and learning algorithms. To get SPF and learn more about it, click here. SPF's documentation is available here.

UW SPF: The University of Washington Semantic Parsing Framework Yoav Artzi and Luke Zettlemoyer In Arxiv, 2013. [Bibtex]

ACL 2014 Workshop on Semantic Parsing (SP14)

We are organizing a workshop in ACL 2014. See the workshop website for details.

Publications

Scaling Semantic Parsers with On-the-fly Ontology Matching Tom Kwiatkowski, Eunsol Choi, Yoav Artzi and Luke Zettlemoyer In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2013. [Slides] [Bibtex]
Learning Distributions over Logical Forms for Referring Expression Generation Nicholas FitzGerald, Yoav Artzi and Luke Zettlemoyer In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2013. [Slides] [Bibtex] [Data]
TutorialSemantic Parsing with Combinatory Categorial Grammars Yoav Artzi, Nicholas FitzGerald and Luke Zettlemoyer Presented in the Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2013. [Slides] [Video -- coming soon]
Weakly Supervised Learning of Semantic Parsers for Mapping Instructions to Actions Yoav Artzi and Luke Zettlemoyer Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL), 2013. [Presented in the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL), 2013.] [Talk slides] [Talk video] [Bibtex] [Code and Data]
Predicting Responses to Microblog Posts Yoav Artzi, Patrick Pantel and Michael Gamon In Proceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL), 2012. [Talk slides] [Bibtex]
Learning to Recover Meaning from Unannotated Conversational Interactions Yoav Artzi and Luke Zettlemoyer In Learning Semantics (NIPS Workshop), 2011.
Bootstrapping Semantic Parsers from Conversations Yoav Artzi and Luke Zettlemoyer In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2011. [Talk slides] [Bibtex]

Miscellaneous

TalkWeakly Supervised Learning of Semantic Parsers in Interactive Settings NLP Seminar at the City University of New York (CUNY), 2013.