Saeedeh Momtazi
Assistant Professor
Head of Natural Language Processing Lab

Department of Computer Engineering and Information Technology
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Educational Records

  • 2001-2005: BSc in Computer Engineering (Software Engineering), Department of Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

  • 2005-2007: MSc in Computer Engineering (Artificial Intelligence), Department of Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

  • 2007-2011: PhD in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence), Department of Computer Science, Saarland University, Germany

  • 2011-2012: Post-doc in Computer Science, Hasso Plattner Institut, University of Potsdam, Germany

  • 2012-2016: Post-doc in Computer Science, German Institute for Education Research, University of Darmstadt, Germany

Research Interest

  • Natural Language Processing

  • Text Mining

  • Information Retrieval

  • Web Search

  • Question Answering and Information Extraction

  • Language Modeling

  • Sentiment Analysis

Publications

  • Saeedeh Momtazi. Unsupervised Latent Dirichlet Allocation for supervised question classification. Information Processing and Management, 54 (3):380-393,2018 (download)

  • Amir Hadifar and Saeedeh Momtazi. The impact of corpus domain on word representation: a study on Persian word embeddings. Language Resources and Evaluation, 2018 (download)

  • Saeedeh Momtazi and Omid Moradiannasab.A Statistical Approach for Knowledge Discovery: Bootstrapped Analysis of Language Models for Knowledge base Population from Unstructured Text. Scientia Iranica, 2018.

  • Sasan Salari, Navid Sedighpour, Vahid Vaezinia, and Saeedeh Momtazi. Estimation of 2017 Iran's Presidential Election Using Sentiment Analysis on Social Media, In Proceedings of the 4th Iranian Conference on Signal Processing and Intelligent Systems, 2018.

  • Negin Ghasemi and Saeedeh Momtazi. Improving Collaborative Filtering Recommender Systems with new User Similarity Model. In Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of Computer Society of Iran, 2018.

  • MohammadAmin Abolghasemi and Saeedeh Momtazi. Improving Text Mining with Featured Word Selection. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Web Research, 2018.

  • Mahsa Jafari Parsa and Saeedeh Momtazi. Automatic Generation of a Knowledge Graph from Persian Herbal Information. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Technology (IKT), 2017.

  • Maryam Hajiloo and Saeedeh Momtazi. Question Analysis in Question Answering over Knowledge Graph. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Technology (IKT), 2017.

  • Saeedeh Momtazi and Fabian Lindenberg. Generating Query Suggestions by Exploiting Latent Semantics in Query Logs. Journal of Information Science, 42(4):437-448, 2016

  • Saeedeh Momtazi and Dietrich Kalkow. Bridging the Vocabulary Gap between Questions and Answer Sentences. Information Processing and Management, 51, 2015

  • Saeedeh Momtazi and Felix Naumann. Who Wants a Computer to be a Millionaire? Information Processing Letters, 115(4):481-485, 2015

  • Saeedeh Momtazi and Masood Ghayoomi. Weakly Supervised Text Categorization Using Topic Modeling. In Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Computational Linguistics, Tehran, Iran, 2014

  • Omid Moradiannasab, Saeedeh Momtazi, and Alexis Palmer. A Named Entity Recognition Tool for Persian. In Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Computational Linguistics, Tehran, Iran, 2014

  • Saeedeh Momtazi and Felix Naumann. Topic Modeling for Expert Finding Using Latent Dirichlet Allocation. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, 3(5):346-353, 2013

  • Saeedeh Momtazi. Fine-grained German Sentiment Analysis on Social Media. In Proceedings of Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), pages 1215-1220, 2012

  • Michael Feld, Saeedeh Momtazi, Farina Freigang, Dietrich Klakow, and Christian Muller. Mobile Texting: Can Post-ASR Correction Solve the Issues? An Experimental Study on Gain vs. Costs. In Proceedings of the Annual International ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI), 2012

  • Saeedeh Momtazi and Dietrich Klakow. Trained Trigger Language Model for Sentence Retrieval in QA: Bridging the Vocabulary Gap. In Proceedings of the Annual International ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2011

  • Grzegorz Chrupala, Saeedeh Momtazi, Michael Wiegand, Stefan Kazalski, Fang Xu, Benjamin Roth, Alexandra Balahur, and Dietrich Klakow. Saarland University Spoken Language Systems at the Slot Filling Task of TAC KBP 2010. In Proceedings of the Text Analysis Conference (TAC), 2010

  • Saeedeh Momtazi, Friedrich Faubel, and Dietrich Klakow. Within and Across Sentence Boundary Language Model. In Proceedings of the IEEE Interspeech International Conference. IEEE Computer Society, 2010

  • Saeedeh Momtazi, Matthew Lease, and Dietrich Klakow. Effective Term Weighting for Sentence Retrieval. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL), 2010

  • Saeedeh Momtazi and Dietrich Klakow. Hierarchical Pitman-Yor Language Model for Information Retrieval. In Proceedings of the Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval. ACM, 2010

  • Saeedeh Momtazi, Sanjeev Khudanpur, and Dietrich Klakow. A Comparative Study of Word Co-occurrence for Term Clustering in Language Model-based Sentence Retrieval. In Proceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of Association for Computational Linguistics/the International Conference on Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT). Association for Computational Linguistics, 2010

  • Masood Ghayoomi, Saeedeh Momtazi, and Mahmood Bijankhan. A Study of Corpus Development for Persian. International Journal on Asian Language Processing, 20(1):17-33, 2010

  • Saeedeh Momtazi and Dietrich Klakow. Yahoo! Answers for Sentence Retrieval in Question Answering. In Proceedings of the LREC Workshop on Web Logs and Question Answering, 2010

  • Saeedeh Momtazi and Dietrich Klakow. A Word Clustering Approach for Language Model-based Sentence Retrieval in Question Answering Systems. In Proceedings of the Annual International ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), pages 1911-1914. ACM, 2009

  • Saeedeh Momtazi and Dietrich Klakow. Language Model-based Sentence Classification for Opinion Question Answering Systems. In Proceeding of the Computer Science and Information Technology International Conference - Computational Linguistics Applications (CLA), pages 251-255. IEEE Computer Society, 2009

  • Saeedeh Momtazi and Hossein Sameti. A Possibilistic Approach in Word Clustering for Building Statistical Language Models. In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA). IEEE Computer Society, 2009

  • Saeedeh Momtazi, Stefan Kazalski, and Dietrich Klakow. A Combined Query Expansion Technique for Retrieving Opinions from Blogs. In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA). IEEE Computer Society, 2009

  • Masood Ghayoomi and Saeedeh Momtazi. An Overview on the Existing Language Models for Prediction Systems as Writing Assistant Tools. In Proceedings of 2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, pages 5233-5237, 2009

  • Masood Ghayoomi and Saeedeh Momtazi. Challenges in Developing Persian Corpora from Online Resources. In Proceedings of 2009 IEEE International Conference on Asian Language Processing, pages 108-113, 2009

  • Michael Wiegand, Saeedeh Momtazi, Stefan Kazalski, Fang Xu, Grzegorz Chrupa la, and Dietrich Klakow. The Alyssa System at TAC QA 2008. In Proceedings of the Text Analysis Conference (TAC), 2008

  • Saeedeh Momtazi, Somayeh Kafi, and Hamid Beigy. Solving Stochastic Path Problem: Particle Swarm Optimization Approach. In Proceedings of 21st International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & other Applications Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA-AIE). Springer, 2008

  • Mohammad Bahrani, Hossein Sameti, Nazila Hafezi, and Saeedeh Momtazi. A New Word Clustering Method for Building n-gram Language Models in Continuous Speech Recognition Systems. In Proceedings of 21st International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & other Applications Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA-AIE). Springer, 2008

  • Saeedeh Momtazi, Hossein Sameti, Saman Vaisipour, and Meysam Tefagh. Introducing a Framework to Create Telephony Speech Databases from Direct Ones. In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Systems, Signal and Image Processing (IWSSIP). IEEE Computer Society, 2007

  • Saeedeh Momtazi, Hossein Sameti, Maryam Fazel-Zarandi, and Mohammad Bahrani. A Robust Parser with Word Lattice for Continuous Speech Recognition Systems. In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Information Sciences, Signal Processing and its Applications (ISSPA). IEEE Computer Society, 2007

  • Saeedeh Momtazi, Hossein Sameti, Mohammad Bahrani, and Nazila Hafezi. A POS-based Fuzzy Word Clustering Algorithm for Continuous Speech Recognition Systems. In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Information Sciences, Signal Processing and its Applications (ISSPA). IEEE Computer Society, 2007
Teaching

  • Master Courses:
    • Statistical Natural Language Processing
    • Advanced Topics in Information Retrieval and Web Search

  • Bachelor Courses:
    • Database Systems
    • Compiler
    • Technical English
Research Projects

For more information about our research projects and activity please visit the webpage of Natural Language Processing Lab
Contact

Computer Engineering Department
Amirkabir University of Technology
Tehran 15914, Iran
Email: momtazi@aut.ac.ir
Phone: (+98)(21)64542737