Publications

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Patents:

  1. A co-inventor on a pending United States Patent based on work at AT&T Labs Research: Web-Based Dialog Systems Through JavaScript.
  2. A co-inventor on a patent application submitted on methods for efficiently building language understanding models for dialog systems, based on work at Microsoft Research.

Dissertation / Thesis:

  1. Dissertation: "Automatic Question Generation and Student Answer Assessment in Dialog-based Intelligent Tutoring System"
  2. MS Thesis: "Peer-to-Peer Real-Time Video Streaming over Mobile Ad Hoc Network"
  3. Final Year Project (B.E.): "Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Digital Signature Implementation"

Journals / Book Chapters:

  1. Nam Vo, Quang Tran, Nobal B. Niraula and Vinhthuy Phan. (2014), "RandAL: a Randomized Approach to Aligning DNA Sequences to Reference Genomes" , BMC genomics, 15(Suppl 5), S2.
  2. Vasile Rus, Nobal B. Niraula, Mihai Lintean & Arthur C. Graesser. (2013). An Overview of Dialogue and Semantic Processing in Educational Technologies, Chapter in (Eds. Forascu, C., Ionita, A., Tufis, D., Cristea, D. & Rus, V.) Language Technologies in Romanian and Diaspora Research & Development, September 2012, University Al.I. Cuza Publishing House, Iasi, Romania. ISBN 978-973-703-813-5.
  3. Nobal B. Niraula, Anis Laouiti. Chapter Title: P2P Video Streaming over MANET. Book Title: Streaming Media with Peer-to-Peer Networks: Wireless Perspectives. Martin Fleury and Dr. Nadia Qadri (Eds). IGI Global, pp. 74-95, 2012. ISBN13: 9781466616134

Conference Papers:

  1. Nabin Maharjan, Rajendra Banjade, Nobal B. Niraula, and Vasile Rus, "SemAligner: A Method and Tool for Aligning Chunks with Semantic Relation Types and Semantic Similarity Scores", LREC, 2016.
  2. I. Dan Melamed and Nobal B. Niraula,"Towards A Virtual Assistant That Can Be Taught New Tasks In Any Domain By Its End-Users.Human-Agent Interaction Design and Models. (HAIDM), 2016.
  3. Rajendra Banjade, Nabin Maharjan, Nobal B. Niraula, and Vasile Rus, "DTSim at SemEval-2016 Task 2: Interpretable Semantic Textual Similarity, SemEval at NAACL, 2016
  4. Rajendra Banjade, Nabin Maharjan, Nobal B. Niraula, Dipesh Gautam, Borhan Samei and Vasile Rus, "Evaluation Dataset (DT-Grade) and Word Weighting Approach towards Constructed Short Answers Assessment in Tutorial Dialogue Context"In The 11th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, NAACL, 2016.
  5. Vasile Rus, Arthur Graesser, Nobal B. Niraula, Rajendra Banjade . "Integrating Learning Progressions in Unsupervised After-School Online Intelligent Tutoring", In Proceedings of Artificial Intelligence in Education(AIEd), 2015.
  6. Nobal B. Niraula, Vasile Rus. "Judging the Quality of Automatically Generated Gap-fill Question using Active Learning", In The 10th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, NAACL, 2015.
  7. Rajendra Banjade*, Nobal B. Niraula*, Nabin Maharjan*, Vasile Rus, Dan Stefanescu, Mihai Lintean, Dipesh Gautam. NeRoSim: A System for Measuring and Interpreting Semantic Textual Similarity. SemEval@NAACL, 2015.
  8. Nobal B. Niraula, Dipesh Gautam, Rajendra Banjade, Nabin Maharjan and Vasile Rus. "Combining Word Representations for Measuring Word Relatedness and Similarity", In FLAIRS-28, 2015.
  9. Vasile Rus, Nobal B. Niraula,Rajendra Banjade. "DeepTutor: An Effective, Online Intelligent Tutoring System that Promotes Deep Learning", In Proceedings of the 29th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2015.
  10. Rajendra Banjade, Nabin Maharjan, Nobal B. Niraula, Vasile Rus and Dipesh Gautam. "Lemon and Tea Are Not Similar: Measuring Word-to-Word Similarity by Combining Different Methods"., CICLING 2015.
  11. Vasile Rus, Art Graesser, Nobal B. Niraula and Rajendra Banjade. "The Role of Learning Progressions In Unsupervised Online Intelligent Tutoring", In the proceedings of 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2015).
  12. Rajendra Banjade, Vasile Rus, Nobal B. Niraula. "Using An Implicit Method for Coreference Resolution and Ellipsis Handling in Automatic Student Answer Assessment", In FLAIRS-28, 2015.
  13. Vasile Rus, Nobal B. Niraula, Rajendra Banjade and Nabin Maharjan. "Automated Labelling of Higher Level Constructs In Tutorial Dialogues", In FLAIRS-28, 2015.
  14. Jason Williams*, Nobal B. Niraula*, Pradeep Dasigi*, Aparna Lakshmiratan, Carlos Garcia Jurado Suarez, Mouni Reddy and Geoff Zweig Rapidly scaling dialog systems with interactive learning. International Workshop Series on Spoken Dialog Systems TEchnology, 2014
  15. Nobal B. Niraula, Amanda Stent, Hyuckchul Jung, Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio, I. Dan Melamed, Vasile Rus. FORMS2DIALOG: Automatic Dialog Generation For Web Tasks. 2014 IEEE Spoken Language Technology Workshop(SLT 2014)
  16. Nobal B. Niraula,Vasile Rus, Dan Stefanescu and Arthur C. Graesser . "Mining Gap-fill Questions from Tutorial Dialogues ", In Educational Data Mining (EDM), 2014, London, UK.
  17. Nobal B. Niraula,Vasile Rus . "A Machine Learning Approach to Pronominal Anaphora Resolution in Dialogue based Intelligent Tutoring Systems", In Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing (CICLing) 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  18. Vasile Rus, Dan Stefanescu, William Baggett, Nobal B. Niraula, Don Franceschetti, Arthur C. Graesser .. "Macro-Adaptation in Conversational Intelligent Tutoring Matters", In 12th International Conference on ITS, 2014. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  19. Dan Stefanescu, Vasile Rus, Nobal B. Niraula and Rajendra Banjade "Combining Knowledge and Corpus-based measures for Word-to-Word Similarity", Proceedings of FLAIRS-27, 2014, Florida, USA.
  20. Nobal B. Niraula,Vasile Rus, Rajendra Banjade, Dan Stefanescu, William Baggett and Brent Morgan. "The DARE Corpus: A Resource for Anaphora Resolution in Dialogue Based Intelligent Tutoring Systems", In LREC 2014.
  21. Vasile Rus,Dan Stefanescu, Nobal B. Niraula, Arthur C. Graesser . "DeepTutor: Towards Macro- and Micro-Adaptive Conversational Intelligent Tutoring at Scale", Work in Progress, LEARNING @ SCALE, 2014.
  22. Nobal B. Niraula,Vasile Rus, and Dan Stefanescu. "DARE: Deep Anaphora Resolution in Dialogue based Intelligent Tutoring Systems", In the poster session of Educational Data Mining (EDM2013), Memphis, TN.
  23. Vasile Rus, Mihai Lintean, Rajendra Banjade,Nobal B. Niraula, and Dan Stefanescu. "SEMILAR: The Semantic Similarity Toolkit", Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, August 4-9, 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  24. Nam Vo, Quang Tran, Nobal B. Niraula and Vinhthuy Phan. "A Randomized Algorithm for Aligning DNA Sequences to Reference Genomes" , In the proceedings of 3rd IEEE International Conference on Computational Advances in Bio and Medical Sciences (ICCABS), Crowne Plaza, New Orleans Airport, LA.
  25. Nobal B. Niraula, Rajendra Banjade, Dan Stefanescu, and Vasile Rus. "Experiments with Semantic Similarity Measures based on LDA and LSA", In Proceedings of Statistical Language and Speech Processing(SLSP) 2013, Tarragona, Spain.
  26. Vasile Rus, Mihai Lintean, Rajendra Banjade,Nobal B. Niraula, and Dan Stefanescu. "SEMILAR: A Semantic Similarity Toolkit for Assessing Students' Natural Language Inputs", In the demo session of Educational Data Mining (EDM2013), Memphis, TN.
  27. Rus, V., Niraula, N., Lintean, M., Banjade, R., Stefanescu, D., & Baggett, W. (2013). Recommendations for the Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring based on the Development of the DeepTutor Tutoring Service, Workshop on Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT), The 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2013), July 9-13, Memphis, TN.
  28. Vasile Rus, Nobal B. Niraula, and Rajendra Banjade. "Similarity measures based on latent dirichlet allocation.", In Proceedings of CICLing, 2013.
  29. Vasile Rus, Nobal B. Niraula, and Rajendra Banjade. "A study of probabilistic and algebraic methods or semantic similarity.", In Proceedings of FLAIRS-26, 2013.
  30. Vasile Rus, Arthur Graesser, Cristian Moldovan and Nobal B. Niraula. "Automatic Discovery of Speech Act Categories in Educational Games",5th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM12), June 19-21, Chania, Greece.
  31. Rus, V., Graesser, A.C., Conley, M., Gire, E., Franceschetti, D., Lintean, M., Niraula, N., Baggett, W., & Bargauggliotti, A. (2012). DeepTutor: Promoting Deep Learning, 5th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, Chania, Crete, Grece, 19-21 June, 2012
  32. Vasile Rus, Mihai Lintean, Cristian Moldovan, William Baggett, Nobal B. Niraula, Brent Morgan, "The SIMILAR Corpus: A Resource to Foster the Qualitative Understanding of Semantic Similarity of Texts, In Semantic Relatins II: Enhancing Resources and Applications", The 8th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2012), May 23-25, Instanbul, Turkey.
  33. Vasile Rus, Nobal B. Niraula. "Automated Detection of Local Coherence in Short Essays Based on Centering Theory", Cicling 2012, March 11-17, IIT Delhi, India.  Best Paper Award (1st Place)
  34. Archana Bhattarai, Nobal B. Niraula, Vasile Rus, King-Ip Lin. "A Domain Independent Framework to Extract and Aggregate Analogous Features in Reviews", Cicling 2012, March 11-17, IIT Delhi, India.
  35. Fatiha Sais, Nobal B. Niraula, Nathalie Pernelle and Marie-Christine Rousset, “ LN2R a knowledge based reference reconciliation system: OAEI 2010 results”, Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative (OAEI) 2010 Campaign - International Workshop on Ontology Matching,7 November  2010, Shanghai, China.
  36. Faycal Hamdi, Brigitte Safar, Nobal B. Niraula, Chantal Reynaud, “TaxoMap alignment and refinement modules: results for OAEI 2010” Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative (OAEI) 2010 Campaign - International Workshop on Ontology Matching, 7  November 2010, Shanghai, China.
  37. Faycal Hamdi, Brigitte Safar, Nobal B. Niraula, Chantal Reynaud, "TaxoMap in the OAEI 2009 alignment contest”, Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative (OAEI) 2009 Campaign - International Workshop on Ontology Matching, October 25,2009, Fairfax, USA.
  38. Nobal B. Niraula, Kanchana Kanchanasut and  Anis Laouiti, "Peer-to-Peer Live Video Streaming over Mobile Ad Hoc Network", In  Proceedings of the 5th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC’09), pp 1045--1050,  June 21-24, 2009, Leipzig, Germany.
  39. Nobal B. Niraula, Ramesh Subedi, Ram D. Bhatta, Arun Timalsina “Tools for E-Governance” , NaSCoIT 2006, Fourth National Students’ Conference on Information, Technology, National College of Information Technology, Lalitpur, Nepal.

Non- Referred Contributions :

  1. Special Study: “Peer-to-Peer Overlay Network over Mobile Ad hoc Network”
  2. Technical Report:  "Performance Analysis of  TCPs in MANET using NS-2"