Publications & Talks

Book
bullet Pendar, Nick (2007) Farsi: A complete course for beginners. New Yok, NY: Living Language, A Random House Company.
Refereed Publications
bullet Dang Tuan N., Nick Pendar, and A. G. Forbes (2016) TimeArcs: Visualizing Fluctuations in Dynamic Networks. Computer Graphics Forum 35(3), EuroVis 2016.
bullet Cotos, Elena and Nick Pendar (2016) Discourse Classification into Rhetorical Functions for AWE Feedback. CALICO Journal. 33:1.
bullet Polychronopoulos, Vassilis, Nick Pendar, and Shawn Jefferey (2014) QuIET: A Text Classification Technique Using Automatically Generated Span Queries. Eighth IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing. Newport Beach, CA.
bullet Chapelle, Carol A., Yoo-Ree Chung, Volker Hegelheimer, Nick Pendar, and Jing Xu (2010) Towards a computer-delivered test of productive grammatical ability. Language Testing. 27(4):443-469.
bullet Woodhead, Ira, Chris Hogan, and Nick Pendar (2009) RobotArmy: A Casual Framework for Massive Distributed Processing. DESI III Global E-Discovery/E-Disclosure Workshop: A Pre-Conference Workshop at the 12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL 2009). Barcelona, Spain.
bullet Pendar, Nick (2008) "Linguistic Constraint Systems as General Soft Constraint Satisfaction," Research on Language and Computation. DOI: 10.1007/s11168-008-9050-x. Springer.
bullet Pendar, Nick and Elena Cotos (2008) "Automatic Identification of Discourse Moves in Scientific Article Introductions" In The Proceedings of The Third Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications: 62-70. Columbus, Ohio.
bullet Pendar, Nick and Chapelle, Carol (2008) "Investigating the Promise of Learner Corpora: Methodological Issues," CALICO Journal. 25(2): 189-206.
bullet Pendar, Nick (2007) "Toward Spotting the Pedophile: Telling victim from predator in text chats " In The Proceedings of the First IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing: 235-241. Irvine, California.
bullet Pendar, Nick and Serge Sharoff (2007) "Supervised Lexical Acquisition for Persian from a Web Corpus" In The Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Computational Approaches to Arabic Script-based Languages: 106-113. Stanford University.
bullet Penn, Gerald, and MH1 (2003) "Topological Parsing" in Proceedings of the 10th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics. 283-290. Budapest.
bullet MH1 Diane Massam and Kenji Oda (2002) "Number and Events: Verbal Reduplication in Niuean" Oceanic Linguistics. 41(2): 475-492.
bullet Assi, Mostafa and MH1 (2000) "Grammatical Tagging of a Persian Corpus" International Journal of Corpus Linguistics. 5(1): 69-82.
Non-Refereed Publications
bullet Cotos,Elena and Pendar, Nick (2008) "Automated diagnostic writing tests: Why? How?" In C. A. Chapelle, Y.-R. Chung, and J. Xu (Eds.), Towards Adaptive CALL: Natural language processing for diagnostic language assessment. pp. 65-81. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University.
bullet Pendar, Nick (2007) "Soft constraints at Interfaces" In the proceedings of the Grammar Engineering across Frameworks 2007 (GEAF07) Workshop: 285-305. Stanford University.
bullet MH1 (2003) "A Constraint-Based Approach to Information Structure and Prosody Correspondence" in Stefan Müller (ed.) Proceedings of The HPSG-2003 Conference. 143-162.
bullet Barrie, Michael, MH1, and Jonathon Herd (Eds.) (2003) Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics. Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Niagara Linguistic Society. 21.
bullet MH1 (2003) "Information-Prosody Correspondence in HPSG" in Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics. Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Niagara Linguistic Society. 21: 43-60.
bullet MH1 (2002) "Event Types in the Generative Lexicon: Implications for Persian Compounds" Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics. Proceedings of NLS 2000. 19.
bullet MH1 Diane Massam and Kenji Oda (2001) "Number and Events: Reduplication in Niuean" in 2001 CLA Proceedings. 25-36.
Thesis
bullet MH (2005) Modularity and Soft Constraints: A Study of Conflict Resolution in Grammar. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Toronto.
Conference & Workshop Presentations
bullet Pendar, Nick, Elena Cotos and Deepan Babu (2012) "NLP-based analysis and feedback on rhetorical functions" Paper presented at TSLL 2012: Technology for Second Language Learning Conference. Ames, IA.
bullet Pendar, Nick and Elena Cotos (2008) "Automatic Identification of Discourse Moves in Scientific Article Introductions" Paper presented at The Third Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications. Columbus, Ohio.
bullet Grgurović, Maja and Pendar, Nick (2007) "NLP-based CALL: A review of evaluation and effectiveness" Paper presented at The Fifth Conference on Technology for Second Language Learning. Towards Adaptive CALL: Natural Language Processing for Diagnostic Language Assessment. Ames, Iowa.
bullet Cotos, Elena and Pendar, Nick (2007) "Automated diagnostic writing tests: Why? How?" Paper presented at The Fifth Conference on Technology for Second Language Learning. Towards Adaptive CALL: Natural Language Processing for Diagnostic Language Assessment. Ames, Iowa.
bullet Pendar, Nick (2007) "Toward Spotting the Pedophile: Telling victim from predator in text chats" Paper presented at the First IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing. Irvine, California.
bullet Pendar, Nick and Serge Sharoff (2007) "Supervised Lexical Acquisition for Persian from a Web Corpus" paper presented at The Second Workshop on Computational Approaches to Arabic Script-based Languages.Stanford University.
bullet Pendar, Nick (2007) "Soft contraints at Interfaces" paper presented at the conference Grammar Engineering across Frameworks (GEAF) 2007.Stanford University.
bullet Pendar, Nick (2007) "Learner Language Characterization Using Generalized Instance Sets," poster presenation at AAAL 2007, Costa Mesa, CA.
bullet Kosterina, Anna, and Nick Pendar (2007) "Issues with Annotating Learner Corpora," CALL Club presentation, Iowa State University.
bullet Kosterina, Anna, and MH1 (2006) "Annotation of Learner Corpora: Developing a markup scheme," presenation at Applied Linguistics Colloquium Series, Iowa State University.
bullet MH1, Volker Hegelheimer, Maja Grgurović, and Anne O'Bryan (2006) "Multimedia Systems Research for Second Language Education," poster presentation at Network for Effective Collaboration Technologies through Advanced Research (NECTAR) Annual General Meeting 2006. Banff, Alberta. (presented by Gerald Penn).
bullet MH1 (2006) "Computational Linguists & Applied Linguists: Bridging the gap," poster presentation at the Joint Conference of AAAL & ACLA/CALL 2006, Montréal.
bullet MH1 and Chapelle, Carol (2006) "How can NLP help SLA research?" paper presented at the Canadian Linguistic Association Conference (CLA 2006), York University, Toronto.
bullet Chapelle, Carol and MH1 (2006) "Investigating the promise of learner corpora," paper presented at CALICO 2006. University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
bullet MH1 (2004) "Are probabilistic grammars good markedness estimators?" paper presented at the workshop Markedness in Linguistics. Toronto, ON.
bullet MH1 (2004) "Influence of Prosodic Weight on Sentential Discourse Structure" poster presentation at the conference Experimental and Empirical Methods in Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language. Edmonton, AL.
bullet MH1 (2003) "A Constraint-Based Approach to Information Structure and Prosody Correspondence" paper presented (by Gerald Penn) at The 10th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG03). East Lansing, MI.
bullet Penn, Gerald, and MH1 (2003) "Topological Parsing" paper presented at The 10th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Budapest.
bullet MH1 (2003) "Information-Prosody Correspondence in HPSG" paper presented at The Fourth Annual NLS Conference. Dept. of Linguistics, University of Toronto.
bullet MH1, Diane Massam and Kenji Oda (2001) "Number and Events: Reduplication in Niuean" paper presented at Canadian Linguistics Association 2001 Conference. Quebec City.
bullet MH1, Diane Massam and Kenji Oda (2001) "Pluractional Reduplication in Niuean" paper presented at the Phonology Workshop at the Dept. of Linguistics, University of Toronto.
bullet MH1 (1998) "Grammatical Tagging of a Persian Corpus" paper presented at The Fourth Conference on Linguistics. Tehran.
bullet MH1 (1997) "Bilingual Lexicography in Iran: History, Classification and Evaluation" paper presented at the conference Dictionaries in Asia: Research and Pedagogical Implications. Hong Kong.
Invited Talks
bullet Pendar, Nick. (2014). “An Overview of the State of the Art of Text Data Mining,” Invited talk at the Symposium on Linguistic Perspectives on Discipline-Specific Language. Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
bullet Pendar, Nick. (2013). “Understanding Global Businesses Through Text,” Invited talk at the 12th Annual Text Analytics Summit — West. San Francisco, CA.
bullet Daly, Mark and Nick Pendar. (2013). "A Hybrid Human/Machine Approach to Managing Data," Invited talk at the Big Data Innovation Summit -- San Francisco. San Francisco, CA.
bullet Pendar, Nick. (2012). "Value for Value," Invited talk at the 10th Text Analytics Summit -- West. San Francisco, CA.
bullet Pendar, Nick and Shawn Jeffery. (2012). "Scaling Humans to Big Data," Invited talk at the Big Data Innovation Summit. Boston, MA.
bullet Pendar, Nick. (2008). "Using Text Categorization to Distinguish Predators from Victims," Invited talk at the Department of Computer Science, Naval Postgraduate School. Monterey, CA.
bullet MH1 (2005) "Interface Modules and Graded Constraints," Invited talk at the Department of Languages, Literature and Linguistics, Syracuse University. Syracuse, NY.
bullet MH1 (2005) "Graded Constraints at Interfaces," Invited talk at the Department of Linguistics, California State University, Fresno, CA.
bullet MH1 (2005) "Graded Constraints: Where do they fit?" Invited talk at Département de Linguistique et didactique des langues, l'Université du Québec à Montréal.
bullet MH1 (2005) "Graded Interface Constraints," Invited talk at the Department of Writing and Linguistics, Georgia Southern University. Statesboro, GA.
bullet MH1 (2005) "Soft Constraints and Intermodular Interactions," Invited talk at the Department of English, Iowa State University of Science and Technology. Ames, IA.
bullet MH1 (2005) "Graded Constraints and Modularity in Linguistic Theory," Invited talk at the Department of Linguistics, University of Ottawa.
bullet MH1 (2000) "A Computer-Aided Language Learning Program: Final Report" invited talk at the Dept. of Linguistics, University of Toronto.
Open Source Software
bullet Pendar, Nick (2007) WebLinDa: A Web-based Linguistic Database.
Deliverables
bullet ALE/TRALE Indexed Documentation
bullet MH1 and Gerald Penn (2003) "ALE Reference Manual". Submitted to Project MilCA/A4 of the BMBF.
bullet MH1 and Gerald Penn (2002) "Topological Grammar Compiler: User's Manual". Submitted to Project MilCA/A4 of the BMBF.
bullet Penn, Gerald and MH1 (2002) "Topological Parsing: A Linearisation Parser Specification". Submitted to Project MilCA/A4 of the BMBF.
bullet Penn, Gerald and MH1 (2002) "TRALE 1.0: User's Manual". Submitted to Project MilCA/A4 of the BMBF.
Book Review
bullet MH1 (2003) Review of Taylor, Martin M., Françoise Néel and Don Bouwhuis (2000) Structure of Multimodal Dialogue II. John Benjamins. In University of Toronto Quarterly: Letters in Canada 2001. 72(1) 342-344. University of Toronto Press.
1 References with MH are under my native name, Mohammad Haji-Abdolhosseini.