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Patents:

[1] Identifying Salient Terms for Passage Justification in a Question Answering System
        US 2016/0104075 A1
        Md Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury, Alfio M. Gliozzo, Adam P. Lally

[2] Greedy Active Learning
        Patent pending
        Md Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury, Alfio M. Gliozzo, Sarthak Dash

[3] A Hybrid Approach for Short Form Detection and Expansion to Long Forms
        Patent pending
        Md Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury, Alfio M. Gliozzo, Michael R. Glass


Publications:

[Sorted by year]

2015

--- Text mining for pharmacovigilance: Using machine learning for drug name recognition and drug-drug interaction extraction and classification
     
Asma Ben Abacha, Md. Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury, Aikaterini Karanasiou, Yassine Mrabet, Alberto Lavelli, and Pierre Zweigenbaum

     Journal of Biomedical Informatics (2015)

2013

--- Improving the Effectiveness of Information Extraction from Biomedical Text
     Md. Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury
     PhD Thesis, University of Trento (2013)

--- A Controlled Greedy Supervised Approach for Co-reference Resolution on Clinical Text
     Md. Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury and Pierre Zweigenbaum
     Journal of Biomedical Informatics (2013)

[ included in the Best Paper Selection of the 2014 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics in the topic category "Knowledge Representation and Management" ]

--- Exploiting Scopes of Negations and Heterogeneous Features for Relation Extraction: A Case Study for Drug-Drug Interaction Extraction 
     Md. Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury and Alberto Lavelli
     NAACL 2013

--- FBK-irst : A Multi-Phase Kernel Based Approach for Drug-Drug Interaction Detection and Classification that Exploits Linguistic Information 
     Md. Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury and Alberto Lavelli
     SemEval 2013

Ranked 1st for (task #9) DDI detection and classification with a significant difference in performance with the next best team of this shared task.]

--- FBK: Sentiment Analysis in Twitter with Tweetsted 
     Md. Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury, Marco Guerini, Sara Tonelli and Alberto Lavelli
     SemEval 2013

Ranked 8th (out of 28 participant teams) for sentiment analysis on SMS, and ranked 11th (out of 35 teams) for sentiment analysis on Tweets.]

2012

     Md. Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury and Alberto Lavelli
     COLING 2012

--- Combining Patterns, Tree Structures and Flat Features for Biomedical Relation Extraction 
     Md. Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury and Alberto Lavelli
     EACL 2012

--- FBK: Exploiting Phrasal and Contextual Clues for Negation Scope Detection 
     Md. Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury
     *SEM 2012 : Shared Task

Ranked 3rd for Full Negation Scope detection; Ranked 1st for Negation Cue detection in the Task 1 (closed track) of the *SEM 2012 shared task (Resolving the Scope and Focus of Negation).]

--- An Evaluation of the Effect of Automatic Preprocessing on Syntactic Parsing for Biomedical Relation Extraction 
     
Md. Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury and Alberto Lavelli
     LREC 2012

--- A Simple Yet Effective Approach for Named Entity Recognition from Transcribed Broadcast News 
      Md. Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury
     
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 7689, pp. 98-106. Springer. 2012 

2nd best system in the closed run (i.e. external resources were not allowed) of the task "NER on Automatically Transcribed Broadcast News" in EVALITA 2011. A shorter version of the paper is available in this working notes. ]

--- Adaptation of LIMSI's QALC for QA4MRE 
     
Brigitte Grau, Van-Minh Pho, Anne-Laure Ligozat, Asma Ben Abacha, Pierre Zweigenbaum and Md. Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury
     CLEF 2012 
Evaluation

2011

     Md. Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury, Asma Ben Abacha, Alberto Lavelli and Pierre Zweigenbaum
     DDIExtraction 2011 : Shared Task

2nd best system in the DDIExtraction Challenge 2011]

--- Drug-drug Interaction Extraction Using Composite Kernels 
     
Md. Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury and Alberto Lavelli
     DDIExtraction 2011 : Shared Task

3rd best system in the DDIExtraction Challenge 2011]

--- A Study on Dependency Tree Kernels for Automatic Extraction of Protein-Protein Interaction 
     
Md. Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury, Alberto Lavelli and Alessandro Moschitti
     ACL BioNLP Workshop 2011

--- Assessing the practical usability of an automatically annotated corpus 
     
Md. Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury and Alberto Lavelli
     ACL LAW V Workshop 2011

--- Assessment of NER solutions against the first and second CALBC Silver Standard Corpus 
     
D. Rebholz-Schuhmann, A. Jimeno, Ch. Li, S. Kafkas, I. Lewin, N. Kang, P. Corbett, D. Milward, E. Buyko, E. Beisswanger, K. Hornbostel, A. Kouznetsov, R. Witte, J. B. Laurila, Ch. JO Baker, Ch. Kuo, S. Clematide, F. Rinaldi, R. Farkas, G. Móra, K. Hara, L. Furlong, M. Rautschka, M. Lara Neves, A. Pascual-Montano, Q. Wei, N. Collier, Md. Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury, A. Lavelli, R. Berlanga, R. Morante, V. Van Asch, W. Daelemans, J. L. Marina, E. van Mulligen, J. Kors and U. Hahn
     Journal of Biomedical Semantics 2011, 2(Suppl 5):S11

2010

--- Disease Mention Recognition with Specific Features 
     
Md. Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury and Alberto Lavelli
     ACL BioNLP Workshop 2010

--- Robust Biomedical Entity Recognition Using Optimal Feature Set 
     
Md. Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury and Alberto Lavelli
     
CALBC Challenge Workshop 2010

[ Achieved the highest overall F-measure (above 86%) among all the participants of the NER task for multiple semantic groups (i.e. genes/proteins, diseases, species and chemicals) in the CALBC Challenge I. ]


2009

     Md. Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury
     M.Sc. Thesis, Saarland University, Germany, 2009

--- Expected Answer Type Identification from Unprocessed Noisy Questions 
     
Md. Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury and Matteo Negri
     Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 5822, pp. 263-274. Springer. 2009

--- Using Treebanking Discriminants as Parse Disambiguation Features 
     
Md. Faisal Mahbub ChowdhuryYi Zhang and Valia Kordoni
     IWPT 2009

Before 2009 

(These publications are from the research done during my undergraduate study.)

[Area: Image Processing]
    Md. Mahbubur Rahman, Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury, Rajib Kumar Rana, Mohammad Fazleh
Elahi, Md. Aminul Islam
     International Journal of The Computer, The Internet and Management, Volume 15, Number 3, 2007

--- A Feasibility Study on Lip as a Biometric
    Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury
    B.Sc. Thesis, Khulna University, Bangladesh, 2005

[Area: Computational Geometry]
    Fasial Mahbub Chowdhury and Kamrul Hasan Talukder
    Asian Journal of Information Technology, Volume 4, Number 5, 2005

[Area: Algorithm]
    Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury and Md. Abu Naser Masud”,
    ICCIT 2003