James Ferguson

I am a final year PhD student at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle. I work in natural language processing, and am advised by Hanna Hajishirzi. My current work focuses on using weak supervision for retrieval and question answering. Prior to UW, I received a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley where I did undergraduate research with Greg Durrett and Dan Klein.


IIRC: A Dataset of Incomplete Information Reading Comprehension Questions
James Ferguson, Matt Gardner, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Tushar Khot, Pradeep Dasigi
EMNLP, 2020
Identifying Domain Adjacent Instances for Semantic Parsers
James Ferguson, Janara Christensen, Edward Li, Edgar Gonzàlez
EMNLP, 2018
Semi-Supervised Event Extraction with Paraphrase Clusters
James Ferguson, Colin Lockard, Daniel S. Weld, Hannaneh Hajishirzi
NAACL, 2018
Disfluency Detection with a Semi-Markov Model and Prosodic Features
James Ferguson, Greg Durrett, Dan Klein
NAACL, 2015


Email: jfferg[at]cs[dot]washington[dot]edu