Arpit Sharma

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School of Computing, Informatics, Decision Systems Engineering
Arizona State University

Email: asharm73@asu.edu
LinkedIn: Arpit Sharma

About Me

I am a PhD candidate in Computer Science at Arizona State University. My area of research are Natural Language Understanding, Semantic Parsing, Commonsense Reasoning, Commonsense Knowledge Extraction and Automated Question Answering.

I graduated with a Master's degree (summa cum laude) in Computer Science from Arizona State University in December 2014. During my master's degree I worked in the field of Natural Language Understanding, on the topic of hard Co-reference resolution and Semantic Parsing. My thesis is titled, "Solving Winograd Schema Challenge : Using Semantic Parsing, Automatic Knowledge Acquisition and Logical Reasoning".

I worked as an Application Support Engineer Intern at The Mathworks Inc. from May 20th 2013 to August 16th 2013 at the Natick, MA, USA headquarters.

Prior to that i have a working experience of 1.6 years in an India based multinational IT firm named Infosys Technologies.

I graduated with a bachelor's degree (Bachelor in Technology) in Computer Science with honors in the year 2010 from India.

Current Research

Towards developing an explainable Natural Language Understanding system which has following capabilities:

Software Tools

Publications (Google Scholar)

Towards Understanding Natural Language: Semantic Parsing, Commonsense Knowledge Acquisition and Applications.
Arpit Sharma
In Proceedings of Twenty-Fifth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. AAAI Press, Doctoral Consortium 2016.
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Automatic Extraction of Events-Based Conditional Commonsense Knowledge
Arpit Sharma and Chitta Baral
In Proceedings of thirtieth Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence workshop. AAAI Press, Workshop on Knowledge Extraction from Text, 2016
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Generating Semantic Graphs from Image Descriptions for Alzheimer's Disease Detection
Arpit Sharma, Davy Weissenbacher, Chitta Baral and Graciela Gonzalez
In Proceedings of (In)Coherence of discourse 3 - 2015, 2015
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Towards Addressing the Winograd Schema Challenge - Building and Using a Semantic Parser and a Knowledge Hunting Module
Arpit Sharma, Nguyen H. Vo, Somak Aditya and Chitta Baral
In Proceedings of Twenty-Fourth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. AAAI Press, 2015
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Identifying Various Kinds of Event Mentions in K-Parser Output
Arpit Sharma, Nguyen H. Vo, Somak Aditya and Chitta Baral
In Proceedings of NAACL 2015 The 3rd Workshop on Events: Definition, Coreference, and Representation
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An Approach to Solve Winograd Schema Challenge Using Automatically Extracted Commonsense Knowledge
Arpit Sharma, Nguyen Vo, Shruti Gaur and Chitta Baral
In AAAI Spring Symposium, Logical formulations of commonsense reasoning, 2015
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Solving Winograd Schema Challenge: Using Semantic Parsing, Automatic Knowledge Acquisition and Logical Reasoning
Arpit Sharma
Master's thesis, Arizona State University, 2014
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