Dissertation

 

Lisa A. Ballesteros.  Resolving Ambiguity for Cross-language Retrieval: A Dictionary Approach.  Dissertation, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, September 2001. Advisor: W. Bruce Croft.

 

 

Journal Publications

Lincoln T. Potter, Lisa A. Ballesteros, Lynn H. Bichajian, Cynthia A. Ferrendelli, Abraham Fisher, Helene E. Hanchett, and Ren Zhang. Evidence for Paired M2 Muscarinic Receptors. Molecular Pharmacology, 39:211-221, 1990.
 
 

Refereed Conference Publications

Lisa Ballesteros and Mark Sanderson.  Addressing the Lack of Direct Translation Resources for Cross-language Retrieval.  Proceedings of the 2003 ACM CIKM: 12th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, November 2003.  (Acceptance rate: 15%)

Leah Larkey, Lisa Ballesteros, and Margarett Connell.  Improving Stemming for Arabic Information Retrieval: Light Stemming and Co-occurrence Analysis.  Proceedings of the 25th ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, pp. 269-274, August 2002.  (Acceptance rate: 20%)

Lisa Ballesteros and W. Bruce Croft. Resolving Ambiguity for Cross-Language Retrieval. Proceedings of the 21st ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, pp. 64-71, August 1998. (Acceptance rate: < 25%)

 Lisa Ballesteros and Bruce W. Croft. Phrasal Translation and Query Expansion Techniques for Cross-Language Information Retrieval. Proceedings of the 20th ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, pp. 84-91, July 1997.   Awarded Best Student Paper.  (Acceptance rate: < 25%)

Lisa Ballesteros and W. Bruce Croft. Dictionary Methods for Cross-Lingual Information Retrieval. Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA),pp. 791-801, August 1996. Zurich, Switzerland.

Lisa A. Ballesteros. Regression-Based Causal Induction with Latent Variable Models. Proceedings Twelfth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 1994. AAAI Press/The MIT Press, p. 1426. Extended Abstract.

P.R. Cohen, L. Ballesteros, A. Carlson, R. St. Amant. Automating Path Analysis for Building Causal Models from Data: First Results and Open Problems. In Working Notes of the Knowledge Discovery in Databases Workshop, Eleventh National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Washington DC, pp. 153-161.

 Paul R. Cohen, Adam Carlson, and Lisa Ballesteros. Automating Path Analysis for Building Causal Models from Data. In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Machine Learning. pp. 57 - 64. Morgan Kaufmann, 1993. Technical Report 93-38, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts/Amherst.
 
 
 
 

Book Chapters

Larkey, Leah S. , Ballesteros, Lisa, and Connell, Margaret E., "Light Stemming for Arabic Information Retrieval," to appear in Arabic Computational Morphology: Knowledge-based and Empirical Methods, A.Soudi, A. van den Bosch, and Neumann, G., Editors. Kluwer/Springer's series on Text, Speech, and Language Technology. 2007

Ballesteros, L.  Cross-Language Retrieval via Transitive Translation.  Advances in Information Retrieval: Recent Research from the CIIR, pp. 203-234.  W. Bruce Croft, Ed. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000.

 Lisa Ballesteros and W. Bruce Croft. Statistical Methods for Cross-Language Information Retrieval. In Cross-Language Information Retrieval, Gregory Grefenstette, Ed. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998. pp. 23-40.

 Paul R. Cohen, Dawn E. Gregory, Lisa A. Ballesteros, and Rober St. Amant. Two Algorithms for Inducing Structural Equation Models from Data. In Learning from Data: Artificial Intelligence and Statistics, D. Fisher and H. Lenz(Eds.). Springer-Verlag, 1996. pp. 185-195

 Paul R. Cohen, David M. Hart, Robert St. Amant, Lisa A. Ballesteros, and Adam Carlson. Path Analysis Models of an Autonomous Agent in a Complex Environment. In Selecting Models from Data: AI and Statistics IV, Peter Cheeseman and R. W. Oldford, Eds. Springer-Verlag, 1994. pp. 243-251. Technical Report 94-33,Dept. of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
 
 

Workshops and Symposia

Lisa Ballesteros and Xiaoyan Li.  Heuristic and Syntactic Scoring for Cross-language Question Answering.  In Proceedings of the 6th NTCIR Workshop on research in Information Retrieval, Automatic Text Summarization and Question Answering, Tokyo, 2007.

Desislava Petkova and Lisa Ballesteros.  Categorizing and Annotating Medical Images by Retrieving Concepts Relevant to Visual Features.  In Working Notes of the CLEF workshop, 2005.

 Lisa Ballesteros. Research in Cross-Language Information Retrieval at the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval. In Proceedings of the State/Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Symposium, 1998.

Lisa Ballesteros. Research in Cross-Language Information Retrieval at the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval. In Proceedings of the State/Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Symposium, 1997. pp. 6-11-6-13.

 Lisa Ballesteros and W. Bruce Croft. Phrasal Translation and Query Expansion for Cross-Language Information Retrieval. In Working Notes of the AAAI Spring Symposium on Cross-language Text and Speech Retrieval, 1997. Stanford, CA. pp. 1-8

J. Allan, J. Callan, W. Bruce Croft, Lisa Ballesteros, Don Byrd, Russell Swan, and Jinxi Xu. INQUERY Does Battle With TREC-6. Proceedings of the Sixth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC-6), 1997. Gaithersburg, MD: National Institute of Standards and Technology, special publication.

 J. Allan, J. Callan, B. Croft, L. Ballesteros, J. Broglio, J. Xu, and H. Shu. INQUERY at TREC-5. Proceedings of the Fifth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC-5), 1996. Gaithersburg, MD: National Institute of Standards and Technology, special publication.

 J. Allan, L. Ballesteros, J.P. Callan, W.B. Croft, and Z. Lu. Recent experiments with INQUERY. Proceedings of the Fourth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC-4), 1995. Gaithersburg, MD: National Institute of Standards and Technology, special publication.

 Paul R. Cohen, Dawn E. Gregory, Lisa A. Ballesteros, and Robert St. Amant.

 Two Algorithms for Inducing Structural Equation Models from Data. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics, 1995. Technical Report 94-80, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts/Amherst.

 Lisa Ballesteros. Design and Evaluation of Multi-lingual Text Analysis and Retrieval Tools. Proceedings of the NASA Graduate Researchers Symposium, 1995.

 Lisa A. Ballesteros. Regression-Based Causal Induction and Latent Variables. Proceedings of the NASA Graduate Researchers Symposium, 1994.
 
 

Technical Reports

Paul R. Cohen, Lisa A. Ballesteros, Dawn E. Gregory, and Robert St. Amant. Regression Can Build Predictive Causal Models. Technical Report 94-15, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts/Amherst. 1994.