David L. King

Computational Linguist

Currently into NLG, machine translation, dependency grammars, categorial grammar, morphology, and computer vision.

I'm also fond of beetles.


King, David L.; Sims, Andrea D.; and Elsner, Micha (2020) "Interpreting Sequence-to-Sequence Models for Russian Inflectional Morphology," Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics: Vol. 3 , Article 39.

Elsner, M., Sims, A.D., Erdmann, A., Hernandez, A., Jaffe, E., Jin, L., Johnson, M.B., Karim, S., King, D.L., Nunes, L.L. and Oh, B.D., "Modeling morphological learning, typology, and change: What can the neural sequence-to-sequence framework contribute?" Journal of Language Modelling 7.1 (2019): 53-98.

Kartikeya Upasani, David L. King, Jinfeng Rao, Anusha Balakrishnan, and Michael White. 2019. "The OSU-Facebook Realizer for SR ’19: Seq2seq Inflection and Serialized Tree2Tree Linearization" In Proc.of the Workshop on Multilingual Surface Realization at EMNLP-IJNLP 2019.

David L. King and Michael White. 2018. "The OSU Realizer for SRST ’18: Neural Sequence-to-Sequence Inflection and Incremental Locality-Based Linearization" In Proc. of the Workshop on Multilingual Surface Realization at ACL-18.

Lifeng Jin, David King, Amad Hussein, Michael White and Douglas Danforth. 2018. "Using Paraphrasing and Memory-Augmented Models to Combat Data Sparsity in Question Interpretation with a Virtual Patient Dialogue System" In Proc. of the 13th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications at NAACL HLT 2018.

Taylor Mahler, Willy Cheung, Micha Elsner, David L. King, Marie-Catherine de Marneffe, Cory Shain, Symon Stevens-Guille, and Michael White. "Breaking NLP: Using Morphosyntax, Semantics, Pragmatics and World Knowledge to Fool Sentiment Analysis Systems" BNGNLP 2017

Michael White, Manjuan Duan, and David L. King. "A Simple Method for Clarifying Sentences with Coordination Ambiguities" INLG XCI 2017

King, David L., White, Michael. "Enhancing PTB Universal Dependencies for Grammar-Based Surface Realization" INLG (2016)

David L. King. "Evaluating Sequence Alignment for Inflectional Morphology" SIGMORPHON (2016)."

Evan Jaffe, Lifeng Jin, David L. King, and Marten van Schijndel. "Azmat: Sentence Similarity using Associative Matrices" SemEval-2015 (2015): 159.



I'm David. I'm a Ph.D. candidate at the Ohio State University in computational linguistics. I did my BA in Linguistics and German at the University of Kentucky and served in the Peace Corps in P. R. China. You can find my full CV here. My former land lady once accused me of trying to create Skynet.


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