Ruken Cakici, Phd.

Department of Computer Engineering
Middle East Technical University
06800 Ankara Turkey

Office: B110
Phone: +90 312 2105523
Fax:     +90 312 2105544

Curriculum Vitae

  • Computational Linguistics
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Combinatory Categorial Grammar (CCG)
  • Morphology
  • Parsing
  • Discourse
  • 2013-2016 Understanding Images and Visualizing Text: Semantic Inference and Retrieval by Integrating Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing, TUBITAK 1001 program (113E116), 318112 TRY. Researcher/Co-PI (Part of ICT COST Action 1307 (iVL))
  • 2013-2015 TwiTR: Turkce icin Sosyal Aglarda Olay Bulma ve Bulunan Olaylar icin Konu Tahmini (TwiTR: Event detection and Topic identification for events in social networks for Turkish language), TUBITAK 1001 program (112E275), 110750 TRY. Researcher (Now Part of ICT COST Action IC1203 (ENERGIC.
  • 2012-2015 Unsupervised Learning Methods for Turkish Natural Language Processing, METU BAP Project (BAP-08-11-2012-116), 30000 TRY. Primary Investigator.
  • 2007-2011 TUBMEDID Turkish Discourse Treebank Project,TUBITAK 1001 program (107E156), 137183 TRY. Researcher (Now part of COST Action IS1312 (TextLink).
  • 1999-2001 AppTek/ Lernout & Hauspie Inc Language Pairing on Functional Structure: Lexical- Functional Grammar Based Machine Translation for English – Turkish. 150000USD. · Consultant develope.
  • Cakici, Ruket (2005) Automatic Induction of a CCG Grammar for Turkish, In Proceedings of Student Research Workshop, 43rd Annual Meeting of the ACL, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Riedel, Sebastian and Ruket Cakici and Ivan Meza-Ruiz (2006) Multi-lingual Dependency Parsing with Incremental Integer Linear Programming, In Procedings of Tenth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning, CoNLL-X, New York.
  • Cakici, Ruket and Jason Baldridge(2006) Projective and Non-projective Turkish parsing, in Proceedings of Conference on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT'06), Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Cakici, Ruket (2008) Recent Advances in Dependency Parsing, in Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence, eds. Juan R. Rabunal, Julian Dorado, and Alejandro Pazos Sierra, Information Science Reference.
  • Cakici, Ruket (2008) Wide-Coverage Parsing for Turkish, PhD Thesis, University of Edinburgh.
  • Cakici, Ruket and Mark Steedman (2009) A Wide-Coverage Morphemic CCG Lexicon for Turkish, Workshop on Parsing with Categorial Grammars, ESSLLI 09, Bordeaux, France.
  • Zeyrek, Deniz, Umit Deniz Turan, Cem Bozsahin, Ruket Cakici, Ayisigi B. Sevdik-Calli, Isin Demirsahin, Berfin Aktas, Ihsan Yalcinkaya and Hale Ogel (2009) Annotating Subordinators in the Turkish Discourse Bank, The Third Linguistic Workshop (LAW III), ACL-IJCNLP, Singapore.
  • Ruket Cakici (2012) Morphemic Segmentation in the METU Sabanci Turkish Treebank, The Sixth Linguistic Workshop (LAW VI), ACL, Jeju, Korea.
  • Utku Sirin, Ruket Cakici and Deniz Zeyrek (2012) METU Turkish Discourse Bank Browser , LREC, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Isin Demirsahin, Ayisigi Sevdik-Calli, Hale Ogel Balaban, Ruket Cakici and Deniz Zeyrek (2012) Turkish Discourse Bank: Ongoing Developments , First Workshop on Language Resources and Technologies for Turkic Languages, LREC, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Deniz Zeyrek, Ümit Deniz Turan, Isin Demirsahin and Ruket Çakici (2012) Differential properties of three discourse connectives in Turkish: A corpus-based analysis of Fakat, Yoksa, Ayrıca, in Constraints in Discourse 3, eds. Anton Benz, Manfred Stede and Peter Kuhlein, John Benjamins Company.
  • Deniz Zeyrek, Isin Demirsahin , Ayisigi Sevdik-Calli and Ruket Çakici (2013) Turkish Discourse Bank: Porting a discourse annotation style to a morphologically rich language, Dialogue and Discourse, 4, 2013, pp: 174-184.
  • Burak Kerim Akkus and Ruket Çakici (2013) Categorization of Turkish news documents with morphological analysis. In Procedings of the Student Research Workshop ACL 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • K.Dilek Onal, Pinar Karagoz and Ruket Çakici (2014) Toponym recognitionon Turkish tweets, In Proceedings of Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), Vol:22, pp.1758-1761
  • Kilickaya, Mert, Erkut Erdem, Aykut Erdem, Nazli Ikizler Cinbis, Ruket Cakici,(2014) Data-driven image captioning with meta-class based retrieval, In Proceedings of Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), Vol:22., no., pp.1922-1925.
  • Onal, Itir, Ali Mert Ertugrul and Ruken Cakici (2014) Effect of Using Regression on Class Confidence Scores in Sentiment Analysis of Twitter Data, In Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment and Social Media Analysis, ACL2014, pp 136141,Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  • Ozsoy, Makbule Gulcin and Ruket Çakıcı(2014). ContrastiveMax-SumOpinion Summarization. In Information Retrieval Technology. Springer International Publishing, 2014. p. 256-267.
  • Yagcioglu, Semih, Erkut Erdem, Aykut Erdem, Ruket Cakıcı (2015) A Distributed Representation Based Query Expansion Approach for Image Captioning. In Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and The 7th International Joint Conference of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (ACL-IJCNLP 2015), Beijing, China.
  • Bernardi, Raffaella, Ruket Cakici, Desmond Elliott, Aykut Erdem, Erkut Erdem, Nazli Ikizler-Cinbis, Frank Keller, Adrian Muscat and Barbara Plank (2016) Automatic Description Generation from Images: A Survey of Models, Datasets, and Evaluation Measures. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, Volume 55, pages 409-442.
  • Cakici, Ruket, Cem Bozsahin and Mark Steedman (to appear) Wide-coverage parsing, semantics and morphology, Studies in Turkish Language Processing, in preparation for Springer Verlag – Theory and Applications of Natural Language Processing Book Series. eds Kemal Oflazer and Murat Saraclar.