Dr. Asif Ekbal

Associate Professor
Room No-410, Block-3
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
IIT Patna
Phone: +91-6115-233-8090 (Office) & +91-8521274830 (Mobile)
Email: asif@iitp.ac.in & asif.ekbal@gmail.com

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Conference

2022
79Soumitra Ghosh, Asif Ekbal, Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2022). Am I No Good? Towards Detecting Perceived Burdensomeness and Thwarted Belongingness from Suicide Notes. IJCAI-ECAI 2022 (AI for Social Good Track) (accepted)
78Deeksha Varshney, Akshara Prabhakar, Asif Ekbal (2022). Commonsense and Named Entity Aware Knowledge Grounded Dialogue Generation. In NAACL 2022(accepted)
77Azlaan Mustafa Samad, Kshitij Mishra, Mauajama Firdaus, Asif Ekbal (2022). Empathetic Persuasion: Reinforcing Empathy and Persuasiveness in Dialogue Systems. In NAACL 2022 Findings.(accepted)
76Dushyant Singh Chauhan, Asif Ekbal, Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2022). An Efficient Fusion Mechanism for Multimodal Low-resource Setting. In SIGIR 2022.(accepted)
75P. Bharti, A. Kumar, T. Ghosal, M. Agarwal and A. Ekbal (2022). Can a Machine Generate a Meta-Review? How far are we?. In TSD 2022.(accepted)
74Gopendra Vikram Singh, Priyanshu Priya, Mauajama Firdaus, Asif Ekbal and Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2022). EmoInHindi: A Multi-label Emotion and Intensity Annotated Dataset in Hindi for Emotion Recognition in Dialogues. In LREC 2022.(accepted)
73Sandeep Kumar, Hardik Arora, Tirthankar Ghosal, and Asif Ekbal (2022). DeepASPeer: Towards an Aspect-level Sentiment Controllable Framework for Decision Prediction in Peer Reviews. In JCDL 2022. (pp. 1-11).
72M. Firdaus, N. Thakur, A. Ekbal (2022). Sentiment guided Aspect conditioned Dialogue Generation in a Multimodal System. In ECIR 2022.(pp. 199-214). Springer, Cham.
71Soumitra Ghosh, Swarup Roy, Asif Ekbal, and Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2022). CARES: CAuse Recognition for Emotion in Suicide notes. In ECIR 2022. (pp. 128-136). Springer, Cham.
70Dibyanayan Bandyopadhyay, Arkadipta De, Baban Gain, Tanik Saikh and Asif Ekbal (2022). A Deep Transfer Learning Method for Cross-Lingual Natural Language Inference. In LREC 2022.(pp. 655-667). Springer, Cham.
2021
69M. Firdaus, U. Jain, A. Ekbal and P. Bhattacharyya (2021). SEPRG: Sentiment aware Emotion controlled Personalized Response Generation. In Proc. of the 14th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG) (pp. 353-363)
68A. Kumar, T. Ghosal and A. Ekbal (2021). Deep Neural Architecture for Decision Aware Meta-Review Generation (2021). IEEE/ACM Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) (pp. 222-225). IEEE.
67S. Kumar, T. Ghosal, P. Bharti, A. Ekbal (2021). Sharing is Caring! Joint Multitask Learning Helps Aspect-Category Extraction and Sentiment Detection in Scientific Peer Reviews (2021).  IEEE/ACM Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) (pp. 270-273). IEEE.
66K. Gupta, Soumya, C, N. Garera, A. Ekbal (2021). Product Review Translation using Phrase Replacement and Attention Guided Noise Augmentation. In Proceedings of MT Summit 2021 (Volume 1: Research Track) (pp. 243-255)
65D. Kumari, Soumya, C, N. Garera, A. Ekbal (2021). Sentiment Preservation in Review Translation using Curriculum-based Re-inforcement Framework. In Proceedings of MT Summit 2021 (Volume 1: Research Track) (pp. 150-162)
64K. Gupta, D, Boppana, R. Haque, A. Ekbal and P. Bhattcharyya (2021).  Investigating Active Learning in Interactive Neural Machine Translation. In Proceedings of MT Summit 2021 (Volume 1: Research Track) (pp. 10-22)
63Chinmay Rane, Gaël Dias, Alexis Lechervy and Asif Ekbal (2021).  Improving Neural Text Style Transfer by Introducing Loss Function Sequentiality. In Proc of SIGIR, 2197-2201
62kamal Kumar Gupta, Rejwanul Haque, Asif Ekbal, Pushpak Bhattacharyya and Andy Way. Modelling Source- and Target-Language Syntactic Information as conditional Context in Interactive Neural Machine Translation. In Proceedings of EAMT 2020, pp. 195-204.
61D. Vershney, A. Ekbal and P. Bhattacharyya (2021). Modelling Context Emotions using Multi-task Learning for Emotion-Controlled Dialogue Generation. In Proceedings of of EACL, PP. 2919-2931.
2020
60D.Gupta, H. Chauhan, R. Akella, A. Ekbal and P. Bhattacharyya (2020). Reinforced Multi-task Approach for Multi-hop Question Generation. In Proceedings of COLING 2020, pp.2760-2775.
59M. Firdaus, H. Chauhan, A. Ekbal and P. Bhattacharyya (2020). MEISD: A Multimodal Multi-Label Emotion, Intensity and Sentiment Dialogue Dataset for Emotion Recognition and Sentiment Analysis in Conversations. Proceedings of COLING 2020, pp. 4441-4453.
58Deepak Gupta, Asif Ekbal, Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2020). A Semi-supervised Approach to Generate the Code-Mixed Text using Pre-trained Encoder and Transfer Learning. EMNLP (Findings) 2020: 2267-2280
57M. Firdaus, N. Thakur and A. Ekbal (2020). MultiDM-GCN: Aspect-guided Response Generation in Multi-domain Multi-modal Dialogue System using Graph Convolutional Network. In Proceedings of EMNLP Findings 2020, PP. 2318-2328
56Mukuntha Narayanan Sundararaman, Zishan Ahmad, Asif Ekbal and Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2020). Unsupervised Aspect-Level Sentiment Controllable Style Transfer. In Proceedings of AACL-IJCNLP 2020, PP. 303-312.
55Deepak Gupta, Pabitra Lenka, Asif Ekbal and Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2020). A Unified Framework for Multilingual and Code-Mixed Visual Question Answering (2020). In Proceedings of AACL-IJCNLP 2020, PP. 900-913.
54Dushyant Singh Chauhan, Dhanush S R, Asif Ekbal and Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2020). All-in-One: A Deep Attentive Multi-task Learning Framework for Humour, Sarcasm, Offensive, Motivation, and Sentiment on Memes (2020). In Proceedings of AACL-IJCNLP 2020, PP. 281-290
53Zishan Ahmad, Asif Ekbal, Shubhashis Sengupta, Anutosh Mitra, Roshni Rammani and Pushpak Bhattacharyya. Active Learning based Relation Classification for Knowledge Graph Construction from Conversation Data (2020). In Proceedings of ICONIP 2020, pp.  617-625
52Tanik Saikh, Arkadipta De, Dibyanayan Bandyopadhyay, Baban Gain, Asif Ekbal. A Neural Framework for English-Hindi Cross-Lingual Natural Language Inference (2020). In Proceedings of ICONIP 2020, pp. 655-667
51Kamal Kumar Gupta, Rejwanul Haque, Asif Ekbal, Pushpak Bhattacharyya and Andy Way. Modelling Source- and Target-Language Syntactic Information as conditional Context in Interactive Neural Machine Translation. EAMT 2020.
50Shweta Yadav, Joy Prakash Sain, Amit Sheth, Asif Ekbal, Sriparna Saha, Pushpak Bhattacharyya . Assessing the Severity of Health States based on Social Media Posts. IEEE International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), pp. 5728-5735
49Mauajama Firdaus, Naveen Thangavelu, Asif Ekbal, Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2020). Persona aware Response Generation with Emotions. In Proc. of IJCNN 2020, pp. 1-8, U.K.  
48S. Sangwan, M. S. Akhtar, P. Behera, and A. Ekbal (2020).I didn’t mean what I wrote! Exploring Multimodality for Sarcasm Detection. In Proc. of IJCNN 2020, pp. 1-8, U.K
47Zishan Ahmad, Mukuntha N S, Asif Ekbal and Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2020). Tweet to News Conversion: An Investigation into Unsupervised Controllable Text Generation. In Proc. of IJCNN 2020 .
46Mamta, Asif Ekbal, Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Shikha Srivastava, Alka Kumar, Tista Saha (2020). Multi-domain Tweet Corpora for Sentiment Analysis: Resource Creation and Evaluation. In Proceedings of The 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC). pp. 5046-5054.
45Soumitra Ghosh, Asif Ekbal, Pushpak Bhattacharyya. (2020). CEASE, a Corpus of Emotion Annotated Suicide notes in English. In Proceedings of The 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC). pp. 1618-1626.
44Sovan Kumar Sahoo, Saumajit Saha, Asif Ekbal, Pushpak Bhattacharyya. (2020). A Platform for Event Extraction in Hindi. In Proceedings of The 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC). pp. 2241–2250.
43Tanik Saikh, Asif Ekbal, Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2020). ScholarlyRead: A New Dataset for Scientific Article Reading Comprehension. In Proceedings of The 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), pp. 5498-5504.  
42Mauajama Firdaus, Asif Ekbal, Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2020). Incorporating Politeness across Languages in Customer Care Responses: Towards building a Multi-lingual Empathetic Dialogue Agent. In Proceedings of The 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), pp. 4172-4182.  
2019
41Dushyant Singh Chauhan, Md Shad Akhtar, Asif Ekbal and Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Context-aware Interactive Attention for Multi-modal Sentiment and Emotion Analysis, In Proceedings of EMNLP-IJNLP 2019, PP. 5646-5656, Hong-Kong, China, Nov 3-7, 2019
40Sukanta Sen, Kamal Kumar Gupta, Asif Ekbal and Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2019). Multilingual Unsupervised NMT using Shared Encoder and Language-Specific Decoders. In Proceedings of Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), pp. 3083-3089.
39S. Yadav, A. Ekbal, S. Saha and P. Bhattacharyya (2019). A Unified Multi-task Adversarial Learning Framework for Pharmacovigilance Mining. In Proceedings of Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), pp. 5234-5245.
38Hardik Chauhan, Mauzama Firdaus, Asif Ekbal and Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2019). Ordinal and Attribute Aware Response Generation in a Multimodal Dialogue System. In Proc. of ACL, pp. 5437-5447
37Tirthankar Ghosal, Abhishek Shukla, Asif Ekbal and Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2019). To Comprehend the New: On Measuring the Freshness of a Document. In Proc. of  IJCNN 2019, pp. 1-8
36Tirthankar Ghosal, Ashish Raj, Asif Ekbal, Sriparna Saha and Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2019). A Deep Multimodal Investigation To Determine the Appropriateness of a Scholarly Submission. In Proc. of JCDL 2019, pp. 227-236
35Tirthankar Ghosal, Asif Ekbal, Sriparna Saha, Pushpak Bhattacharyya and Ravi Sonam (2019). Is the Paper Within Scope? Are You Fishing in the Right Pond? pp. 237-240, June 2-6, 2019. Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
34Tirthankar Ghosal, Debomit Dey, Avik Dutta, Asif Ekbal, Sriparna Saha, Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2019). A Multiview Clustering Approach To Identify Out-of-Scope Submissions in Peer Review. In proceedings the 19th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL). pp. 392-393. June 2-6, 2019. Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
33Tirthankar Ghosal, Ananya Chakraborty, Ravi Sonam, Asif Ekbal, Sriparna Saha and Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2019). Incorporating Full Text and Bibliographic Features to Improve Scholarly Journal Recommendation. JCDL 2019.
32Md Shad Akhtar, Dushyant Singh Chauhan, Deepanway Ghosal, Soujanya Poria, Asif Ekbal, and Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2019). Multi-task Learning for Multi-modal Emotion Recognition and Sentiment Analysis. In Proceedings of the HLT-NAACL  pp. 370-379, Minneapolis, USA
31Hitesh Golchha, Mauajama Firdaus, Asif Ekbal, and Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2019). Courteously Yours: Inducing courteous behavior in Customer Care responses using Reinforced Pointer Generator Network. In Proceedings of the HLT-NAACL, pp. 851-860.
30Tirthankar Ghosal, Rajeev Verma, Asif Ekbal and Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2019). DeepSentiPeer: Harnessing Sentiment in Review Texts To Recommend Peer Review Decisions. In Proceedings of Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), pp. 1120-1130
2018
29Deepanway Ghosal, Md Shad Akhtar, Dushyant Singh Chauhan, Soujanya Poria, Asif Ekbal and Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2018). Contextual Inter-modal Attention for Multimodal Sentiment Analysis. In Proceedings of EMNLP, PP. 3454-3464, November 2- 4, 2018. Brussels, Belgium
28Navonil Majumder, Soujanya Poria, Alexander F. Gelbukh, Md. Shad Akhtar, Erik Cambria, Asif Ekbal (2018). IARM: Inter-Aspect Relation Modeling with Memory Networks in Aspect-Based Sentiment Analysis. In Proc. of EMNLP,  pp. 3402-3411, Brussels, Belgium.
27Deepak Gupta, Pabitra Lenka, Asif Ekbal and Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2018). Code-Mixed Question Generation and a Neural Framework for Code-Mixed Question Answering. In Proc. CoNLL, pp. 119-130
26Deepak Gupta, Rajkumar Pujari, Asif Ekbal, Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Anutosh Maitra, Tom Jain and Shubhashis Sengupta (2018). Can Taxonomy Help? Improving Semantic Question Matching using Question Taxonomy. In Proceedings of COLING, pp. 499-513, August 20-26, 2018. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
25Tirthankar Ghosal, Vignesh Edithal, Asif Ekbal, Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Srinivasa Satya Sameer Kumar Chivukula and Georgios Tsatsaronis (2018). Novelty Goes Deep. A Deep Neural Solution To Document Level Novelty Detection. In Proceedings of COLING, pp 2802-2813, August 20-26, 2018. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
24Tirthankar Ghosal, Rajeev Verma, Asif Ekbal, Sriparna Saha and Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2018). Investigating Impact Features in Editorial Pre-Screening of Research Papers. In Proceedings of ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), pp. 833-834, June 3-6, 2018
23Shweta Yadav, Asif Ekbal, Sriparna Saha and Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2018). Multitask Learning Framework for Mining Crowd Intelligence towards Clinical Treatment. In Proceedings of NAACL-HLT, pp. 271-277, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 1-6, 2018.
22Md Shad Akhtar, Palaash Sawant, Sukanta Sen, Asif Ekbal and Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2018). Solving Data Sparsity for Aspect based Sentiment Analysis using Cross-linguality and Multi-linguality. In Proceedings of NAACL-HLT. pp. 572582, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 1-6, 2018
21Sabyasachi Kamila Mohammad Hasanuzzaman, Asif Ekbal, Pushpak Bhattacharyya and Andy Way (2018). Fine-grained Temporal Orientation and its Relationship with Psycho-demographic Correlates. In Proceedings of NAACL-HLT. pp. 663-674, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 1-6, 2018.
20Tirthankar Ghosal, Amitra Salam, Swati Tiwary, Asif Ekbal, Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2018). TAP-DLND 1.0: A Corpus for Document Level Novelty Detection. In Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC).  
19Shweta Yadav, Asif Ekbal, Sriparna Saha, Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2018). Medical Sentiment Analysis using Social Media: Towards building a Patient Assisted System. In proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC).  
18Deepak Gupta, Asif Ekbal, Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2018). A Deep Neural Network based Approach for Entity Extraction in Code-Mixed Indian Social Media Text. In Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC).  
17Deepak Gupta, Surabhi Kumari, Asif Ekbal, Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2018). MMQA: A Multi-domain Multi-lingual Question-Answering Framework for English and Hindi. In Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC).  
2017
16Sabyasachi Kamila, Sukanta Sen, Mohammad Hasanuzzaman, Asif Ekbal, Andy Way and Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2017). Temporality as Seen through Translation: A Case Study on Hindi Texts. In Proc. of  Machine Translation Summit XVI 2017, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan.
15Shweta Yadav, Asif Ekbal, Sriparna Saha, Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2017). Entity Extraction in Biomedical Corpora: An Approach to Evaluate Word Embedding Features with PSO based Feature Selection. In Proc. of EACL, pp. 1159-1170, Spian
14Md. Shad Akhtar, Abhishek Kumar, Deepanway Ghosal, Asif Ekbal, Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2017). A Multilayer Perceptron based Ensemble Technique for Fine-grained Financial Sentiment Analysis. Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, (EMNLP). pp. 540-546.
2016
13Mohammed Hasanuzzaman, Sabyasachi Kamila, Mandeep Kaur, Sriparna Saha and Asif Ekbal (2017). Temporal Orientation of Tweets for Predicting Income of User. In Proceedings of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) 2017, pp. 659-665, July 30, 2017-August 04, 2017, Canada.
12Md Shad Akhtar, Ayush Kumar, Asif Ekbal and Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2016).  A Hybrid Deep Learning Architecture for Sentiment Analysis. In proceeding of the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING), 11-16 Dec 2016, Osaka, Japan
11Shweta, Asif Ekbal, Sriparna Saha, Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2016). A deep learning architecture for protein-protein Interaction Article identification. In proceedings of 23rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR). pp. 3128-3133.
10Md. Shad Akhtar, Asif Ekbal, Pushpak Bhattacharyya (2016).  Aspect based Sentiment Analysis in Hindi: Resource Creation and Evaluation. In proceedings of LREC.
9Dipawesh Pawar, Mohammed Hasanuzzaman, Asif Ekbal (2016). Building Tempo-HindiWordNet: A resource for effective temporal information access in Hindi. In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC)
8A. Ekbal, S. Naskar and S. Bandyopadhyay (2006). A Modified Joint Source Channel Model for Transliteration. In the Proceedings of COLING- ACL 2006, 17-23 July 2006, Sydney, Australia, PP: 191-198.
2012
7U. K. Sikdar, A. Ekbal and S. Saha (2012). Differential Evolutionary Approach for Feature Selection and Classifier Ensemble in Named Entity Recognition. 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2012), December 08-15, 2012, PP. 2475-2490.
2011
6Asif Ekbal, Sriparna Saha, Olga Uryupina, Massimo Poesio (2011). Multiobjective Simulated Annealing Based Approach for Feature Selection in Anaphora Resolution. In proceedings of Anaphora Processing and Applications - 8th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium (DAARC), pp. 47--58.
5Sriparna Saha, Asif Ekbal, Olga Uryupina, Massimo Poesio (2011). Single and multi-objective optimization for feature selection in anaphora resolution. In proceedings of Fifth International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP) 2011. pp. 93-101.
2010
4Asif Ekbal, Sriparna Saha, Christoph S. Garbe (2010). Feature Selection Using Multiobjective Optimization for Named Entity Recognition. In the proceedings of 20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) 2010,  Istanbul, Turkey, 23-26 August 2010.  pp. 1937- 1940.
3Asif Ekbal, Sriparna Saha (2010). Maximum Entropy Classifier Ensembling using Genetic Algorithm for NER in Bengali. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Language Resources  and Evaluation (LREC) 2010.
2Asif Ekbal, Sriparna Saha (2010). Classifier Ensemble using Multiobjective Optimization for Named Entity Recognition. In Proceeings of European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI) 2010: 783-788
2008
1Asif Ekbal, Rejwanul Haque, Sivaji Bandyopadhyay (2008). Named Entity Recognition in Bengali: A Conditional Random Field Approach. In the third International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP) 2008, Hyderabad, India, January 7-12, 2008. pp 589-594.