Short Bio

I am a Computer Science PhD student in Natural Language Processing lab at Bar-Ilan University, under the supervision of Prof. Ido Dagan.

My research focuses on recognizing lexical semantic relations between words and phrases, i.e., cat is a type of animal and X purchased Y may have the same meaning as X acquired Y in certain contexts. I recently developed an integrated distributional and path-based method for recognizing semantic relations, and my next step is to recognize semantic relations between predicates.

I completed my B.Sc. (2013) and M.Sc. (2015) in Computer Science in Bar-Ilan University.
My complete CV can be found here.


Publications

Conference Papers


Acquiring Predicate Paraphrases from News Tweets
Vered Shwartz, Gabriel Stanovsky and Ido Dagan. *SEM 2017.
[pdfpaper] [bib] [code]

Learning Antonyms with Paraphrases and a Morphology-aware Neural Network
Sneha Rajana, Chris Callison-Burch, Marianna Apidianaki and Vered Shwartz. *SEM 2017.
[bib]

Hypernyms under Siege: Linguistically-motivated Artillery for Hypernymy Detection
Vered Shwartz, Enrico Santus, and Dominik Schlechtweg. EACL 2017.
[pdfpaper] [bib] [code] [slides]

Improving Hypernymy Detection with an Integrated Path-based and Distributional Method
Vered Shwartz, Yoav Goldberg and Ido Dagan. ACL 2016. Outstanding Paper Award
[pdfpaper] [bib] [code] [dataset] [slides] [video]

Adding Context to Semantic Data-Driven Paraphrasing
Vered Shwartz and Ido Dagan. *SEM 2016. Best Paper Award
[pdfpaper] [bib] [dataset] [AMT templates & guidelines] [poster]

Learning to Exploit Structured Resources for Lexical Inference
Vered Shwartz, Omer Levy, Ido Dagan and Jacob Goldberger. CoNLL 2015.
[pdfpaper] [bib] [code] [supplementary material] [dataset] [video] [poster]

Multi-Level Alignments As An Extensible Representation Basis for Textual Entailment Algorithms
Tae-Gil Noh, Sebastian Padó, Vered Shwartz, Ido Dagan, Vivi Nastase,
Kathrin Eichler, Lili Kotlerman and Meni Adler. *SEM 2015.
[pdfpaper] [bib] [poster]

Workshop Papers


A Consolidated Open Knowledge Representation for Multiple Texts
Rachel Wities, Vered Shwartz, Gabriel Stanovsky, Meni Adler, Ori Shapira, Shyam Upadhyay, Dan Roth, Eugenio Martinez Camara, Iryna Gurevych and Ido Dagan. Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Linking Models of Lexical, Sentential and Discourse-level Semantics (LSDSem), in EACL 2017.
[pdfpaper] [bib] [code]

Path-based vs. Distributional Information in Recognizing Lexical Semantic Relations
Vered Shwartz and Ido Dagan. Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon (CogALex-V), in COLING 2016.
[pdfpaper] [bib] [code] [slides]

CogALex-V Shared Task: LexNET - Integrated Path-based and Distributional Method for the Identification of Semantic Relations
Vered Shwartz and Ido Dagan. Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon (CogALex-V), in COLING 2016.
[pdfpaper] [bib] [code] [slides]