I am a Research Scientist in Natural Language Processing at Abridge.
Prior to joining Abridge, I received my Ph.D. in Linguistics from UT Austin in 2020, where I was advised by Dr. Katrin Erk and Dr. Jessy Li, and was also a member of the TAUR Lab headed by Dr. Greg Durrett.
My current research interests include conversation analysis and information extraction in the medical domain.
During my graudate studies, I was interested in computational discourse analysis and how to capture the ambiguity and subjectivity of discourse in dialogue.
E. Ferracane, G. Durrett, J.J. Li, K. Erk. Did they answer? Subjective acts and intents in conversational discourse. NAACL, 2021 (to appear). [code]
E. Ferracane, S. Konam. Towards Fairness in Classifying Medical Conversations into SOAP Sections. AAAI 2021 Workshop: Trustworthy AI for Healthcare, 2021. [bib] [poster]
E. Ferracane, G. Durrett, J.J. Li, K. Erk. Evaluating Discourse in Structured Text Representations. ACL, 2019. [bib] [code] [poster]
E. Ferracane, T. Page, J.J. Li, K. Erk. From News to Medical: Cross-domain Discourse Segmentation. NAACL DISRPT Workshop, 2019. [bib] [code] [slides]
E. Ferracane, S. Wang, R. Mooney. Leveraging discourse information effectively for authorship attribution. IJCNLP, 2017. [bib] [code] [slides] [video]
E. Ferracane, I. Marshall, B. Wallace, K. Erk. Leveraging coreference to identify arms in medical abstracts: An experimental study. EMNLP LOUHI Workshop, 2016. [bib] [code] [slides]
email: elisa AT ferracane DOT com