COLING 2010 Full Program
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Sunday, August 22
18:00 – 21:30Reception
Monday, August 23
8:00 – 9:00 Registration
Front Lobby of Conference Hall 2, First Floor
9:00 – 9:30
Opening Ceremonies
Session Chair: Chengqing Zong
Conference Hall 2, First Floor
9:30 – 10:30
Session Chair: Aravind Joshi
Conference Hall 2, First Floor
10:30 – 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00
12:00 – 13:50Lunch
13:50 – 15:30Oral Session
Semantics I
Session Chair: Iryna Gurevych
Conference Hall 2A
13:50 – 14:15Estimating Linear Models for Compositional Distributional Semantics
Fabio Massimo Zanzotto, Ioannis Korkontzelos, Francesca Fallucchi and Suresh Manandhar
14:15 – 14:40Towards an optimal weighting of context words based on distance
Bernard Brosseau-Villeneuve, Jian-Yun Nie and Noriko Kando
14:40 – 15:05Automatic analysis of semantic similarity in comparable text through syntactic tree matching
Erwin Marsi and Emiel Krahmer
15:05 – 15:30 A Methodology for Automatic Identification of Nocuous Ambiguity
Hui Yang, Anne De Roeck, Alistair Willis and Bashar Nuseibeh
Machine Translation 1 and Dialog
Session Chair: Yanjun Ma
Conference Hall 2B
13:50 – 14:15Syntax Based Reordering with Automatically Derived Rules for Improved Statistical Machine Translation
Karthik Visweswariah, Jiri Navratil, Jeffrey Sorensen, Vijil Chenthamarakshan and Nandakishore Kambhatla
14:15 – 14:40Constituent Reordering and Syntax Models for English-to-Japanese Statistical Machine Translation
Young-Suk Lee, Bing Zhao and Xiaoqian Luo
14:40 – 15:05Dependency Forest for Statistical Machine Translation
Zhaopeng Tu, Yang Liu, Young-Sook Hwang, Qun Liu and Shouxun Lin
15:05 – 15:30Latent Mixture of Discriminative Experts for Multimodal Prediction Modeling
Derya Ozkan, Kenji Sagae and Louis-Philippe Morency
Summarization 1
Session Chair: Lu, Qin
Conference Hall 2C
13:50 – 14:15A Rhetorical Syntax-Driven Model for Speech Summarization
Jian Zhang and Pascale Fung
14:15 – 14:40Opinosis: A Graph Based Approach to Abstractive Summarization of Highly Redundant Opinions
Kavita Ganesan, ChengXiang Zhai and Jiawei Han
14:40 – 15:05Multi-Document Summarization via the Minimum Dominating Set
Chao Shen and Tao Li
15:05 – 15:30Simultaneous Ranking and Clustering of Sentences: A Reinforcement Approach to Multi-Document Summarization
Xiaoyan Cai, Wenjie Li, You Ouyang and Hong Yan
Sentiment 1
Session Chair: Vincent Ng
Meeting Room 311, Second Floor
13:50 – 14:15Grouping Product Features Using Semi-Supervised Learning with Soft-Constraints
Zhongwu Zhai, Bing Liu, Hua Xu and Peifa Jia
14:15 – 14:40The Bag-of-Opinions Method for Review Rating Prediction from Sparse Text Patterns
Lizhen Qu, Georgiana Ifrim and Gerhard Weikum
14:40 – 15:05An Exploration of Features for Recognizing Word Emotion
Changqin Quan and Fuji Ren
15:05 – 15:30Sentiment Classification and Polarity Shifting
Shoushan Li, Sophia Y. M. Lee, Ying Chen, Chu-Ren Huang and Guodong Zhou
15:30 – 16:00Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:40Oral Session
Semantics 2
Session Chair: Alessandro Moschitti
Conference Hall 2A
16:00 – 16:25SemanticRank: Ranking Keywords and Sentences Using Semantic Graphs
George Tsatsaronis, Iraklis Varlamis and Kjetil Nørvåg
16:25 – 16:50Near-synonym Lexical Choice in Latent Semantic Space
Tong Wang and Graeme Hirst
16:50 – 17:15Value for Money: Balancing Annotation Effort, Lexicon Building and Accuracy for Multilingual WSD
Mitesh Khapra, Saurabh Sohoney, Anup Kulkarni and Pushpak Bhattacharyya
17:15 – 17:40Bringing Active Learning to Life
Ines Rehbein, Josef Ruppenhofer and Alexis Palmer
Information Retrieval 1
Session Chair: Feiyu Xu
Conference Hall 2B
16:00 – 16:25Enhancing Cross Document Coreference of Web Documents with Context Similarity and Very Large Scale Text Categorization
Jian Huang, Pucktada Treeratpituk, Sarah Taylor and C. Lee Giles
16:25 – 16:50Automatic generation of inter-passage links based on semantic similarity
Petr Knoth, Jakub Novotny and Zdenek Zdrahal
16:50 – 17:15A Large Scale Ranker-Based System for Search Query Spelling Correction
Jianfeng Gao, Xiaolong Li, Daniel Micol, Chris Quirk and Xu Sun
17:15 – 17:40Simple and Efficient Algorithm for Approximate Dictionary Matching
Naoaki Okazaki and Jun'ichi Tsujii
Parsing 1
Session Chair: Julia Hockenmaier
Conference Hall 2C
16:00 – 16:25Heterogeneous Parsing via Collaborative Decoding
Muhua Zhu, Jingbo Zhu and Tong Xiao
16:25 – 16:50Top Accuracy and Fast Dependency Parsing is not a Contradiction
Bernd Bohnet
16:50 – 17:15Fast and Accurate Arc Filtering for Dependency Parsing
Shane Bergsma and Colin Cherry
17:15 – 17:402D Trie for fast parsing
Xian Qian, Qi Zhang, Xuangjing Huang and Lide Wu
Discourse 1: Coreference
Session Chair: Pascal Denis
Meeting Room 311, Second Floor
16:00 – 16:25Maximum Metric Score Training for Coreference Resolution
Shanheng Zhao and Hwee Tou Ng
16:25 – 16:50Resolving Object and Attribute Coreference in Opinion Mining
Xiaowen Ding and Bing Liu
16:50 – 17:15Dependency-driven Anaphoricity Determination for Coreference Resolution
Fang Kong, Guodong Zhou, Longhua Qian and Qiaoming Zhu
17:15 – 17:40End-to-End Coreference Resolution via Hypergraph Partitioning
Jie Cai and Michael Strube
Tuesday, August 24
8:30 – 10:10Oral Session
Information Extraction 1
Session Chair: Gary Geunbae Lee
Conference Hall 2A
8:30 – 8:55Open Entity Extraction from Web Search Query Logs
Alpa Jain and Marco Pennacchiotti
8:55 – 9:20Entity Linking Leveraging Automatically Generated Annotation
Wei Zhang, Jian Su, Chew Lim Tan and Wen Ting Wang
9:20 – 9:45Entity Disambiguation for Knowledge Base Population
Mark Dredze, Paul McNamee, Delip Rao, Adam Gerber and Tim Finin
9:45 – 10:10Entity-Focused Sentence Simplification for Relation Extraction
Makoto Miwa, Rune Sætre, Yusuke Miyao and Jun'ichi Tsujii
Machine Translation 2
Session Chair: Christian Boitet
Conference Hall 2B
8:30 – 8:55Joint Tokenization and Translation
Xinyan Xiao, Yang Liu, YoungSook Hwang, Qun Liu and Shouxun Lin
8:55 – 9:20EMDC: A Semi-supervised Approach for Word Alignment
Qin Gao, Francisco Guzman and Stephan Vogel
9:20 – 9:45Enhancing Morphological Alignment for Translating Highly Inflected Languages
Minh-Thang Luong and Min-Yen Kan
9:45 – 10:10Contextual Modeling for Meeting Translation Using Unsupervised Word Sense Disambiguation
Mei Yang and Katrin Kirchhoff
Natural Language Generation
Session Chair: Cecile Paris
Conference Hall 2C
8:30 – 8:55Computing EM-based Alignments of Routes and Route Directions as a Basis for Natural Language Generation
Michael Roth and Anette Frank
8:55 – 9:20Broad Coverage Multilingual Deep Sentence Generation with a Stochastic Multi-Level Realizer
Bernd Bohnet, Leo Wanner, Simon Mill and Alicia Burga
9:20 – 9:45RTG based surface realisation for TAG
Claire Gardent and Laura Perez-Beltrachini
9:45 – 10:10Unsupervised Synthesis of Multilingual Wikipedia Articles
Yuncong Chen and Pascale Fung
Sentiment 2
Session Chair: Maskey, Sameer
Meeting Room 311, Second Floor
8:30 – 8:55Multilingual Subjectivity: Are More Languages Better?
Carmen Banea, Rada Mihalcea and Janyce Wiebe
8:55 – 9:20Disambiguating Dynamic Sentiment Ambiguous Adjectives
Yunfang Wu and Miaomiao Wen
9:20 – 9:45Exploiting Structured Ontology to Organize Scattered Online Opinions
Yue Lu, Huizhong Duan, Hongning Wang and ChengXiang Zhai
9:45 – 10:10Build Chinese Emotion Lexicons Using A Graph-based Algorithm and Multiple Resources
Ge Xu, Xinfan Meng and Houfeng Wang
10:10 – 10:40Coffee Break
10:40 – 12:20Oral Session
Semantics 3
Session Chair: Igor Boguslavsky
Conference Hall 2A
10:40 – 11:05Metaphor Identification Using Verb and Noun Clustering
Ekaterina Shutova, Lin Sun and Anna Korhonen
11:05 – 11:30A Structured Vector Space Model for Hidden Attribute Meaning in Adjective-Noun Phrases
Matthias Hartung and Anette Frank
11:30 – 11:55Resolving Surface Forms to Wikipedia Topics
Yiping Zhou, Lan Nie, Omid Rouhani-Kalleh, Flavian Vasile and Scott Gaffney
11:55 – 12:20Learning the Scope of Negation via Shallow Semantic Parsing
Junhui Li, Guodong Zhou, Hongling Wang and Qiaoming Zhu
Multilingualism: Parallel and Comparable Corpora
Session Chair: Nianwen Xue
Conference Hall 2B
10:40 – 11:05Improving Corpus Comparability for Bilingual Lexicon Extraction from Comparable Corpora
Bo Li and Eric Gaussier
11:05 – 11:30Revisiting Context-based Projection Methods for Term-Translation Spotting in Comparable Corpora
Audrey Laroche and Philippe Langlais
11:30 – 11:55An Empirical Study on Web Mining of Parallel Data
Gumwon Hong, Chi-Ho Li, Ming Zhou and Hae-Chang Rim
11:55 – 12:20Robust Measurement and Comparison of Context Similarity for Finding Translation Pairs
Daniel Andrade, Tetsuya Nasukawa and Junichi Tsujii
Statistical and Machine Learning Models 1
Session Chair: Tiejun Zhao
Conference Hall 2C
10:40 – 11:05Probabilistic Tree-Edit Models with Structured Latent Variables for Textual Entailment and Question Answering
Mengqiu Wang and Christopher Manning
11:05 – 11:30 A Monolingual Tree-based Translation Model for Sentence Simplification
Zhemin Zhu, Delphine Bernhard and Iryna Gurevych
11:30 – 11:55Semi-supervised dependency parsing using generalized tri-training
Anders Søgaard and Christian Rishøj
11:55 – 12:20Inducing Fine-Grained Semantic Classes via Hierarchical and Collective Classification
Altaf Rahman and Vincent Ng
Language Resources 1
Session Chair: Eva Hajicova
Meeting Room 311, Second Floor
10:40 – 11:05An Ontology-driven System for Detecting Global Health Events
Nigel Collier, Reiko Matsuda Goodwin, John McCrae, Son Doan, Ai Kawazoe, Mike Conway, Asanee Kawtrakul, Koichi Takeuchi and Dinh Dien
11:05 – 11:30Exploring Variation Across Biomedical Subdomains
Tom Lippincott, Diarmuid Ó Séaghdha, Lin Sun and Anna Korhonen
11:30 – 11:55Hungarian Corpus of Light Verb Constructions
Veronika Vincze and János Csirik
11:55 – 12:20Standardizing Wordnets in the ISO Standard LMF: Wordnet-LMF for GermaNet
Verena Henrich and Erhard Hinrichs
12:20 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 15:40Oral Session
Semantics 4
Session Chair: Shane Bergsma
Conference Hall 2A
14:00 – 14:25A Multiple-Domain Ontology Builder
Sara Salem and Samir AbdelRahman
14:25 – 14:50A Cross-lingual Annotation Projection Approach for Relation Detection
Seokhwan Kim, Minwoo Jeong, Jonghoon Lee and Gary Geunbae Lee
14:50 – 15:15Automatic Detection of Non-deverbal Event Nouns for Quick Lexicon Production
Nuria Bel, Maria Coll and Gabriela Resnik
15:15 – 15:40Detection of Simple Plagiarism in Computer Science Papers
Yaakov HaCohen-Kerner, Aharon Tayeb and Natan Ben-Dror
Machine Translation 3
Session Chair: Yang Liu
Conference Hall 2B
14:00 – 14:25Adaptive Development Data Selection for Log-linear Model in Statistical Machine Translation
Mu Li, Ying-Gong Zhao, Dongdong Zhang and Ming Zhou
14:25 – 14:50Fluency Constraints for Minimum Bayes-Risk Decoding of Statistical Machine Translation Lattices
Graeme Blackwood, Adrià de Gispert and William Byrne
14:50 – 15:15Mixture Model-based Minimum Bayes Risk Decoding using Multiple Machine Translation Systems
Nan Duan, Mu Li, Dongdong Zhang and Ming Zhou
15:15 – 15:40Feature-Rich Discriminative Phrase Rescoring for SMT
Fei Huang and Bing Xiang
Grammar and Parsing 1
Session Chair: Emily Bender
Conference Hall 2C
14:00 – 14:25Comparing Language Similarity Across Genetic and Typologically-Based Groupings
Ryan Georgi, Fei Xia and William Lewis
14:25 – 14:50Normal-form Parsing for Combinatory Categorial Grammars with Generalized Composition and Type-raising
Julia Hockenmaier and Yonatan Bisk
14:50 – 15:15Evaluation of Dependency Parsers on Unbounded Dependencies
Joakim Nivre, Laura Rimell, Ryan McDonald and Carlos Gómez Rodríguez
15:15 – 15:40Syntactic Scope Resolution in Uncertainty Analysis
Lilja Øvrelid, Erik Velldal and Stephan Oepen
Statistical and Machine Learning Models 2
Session Chair: Dekang Lin
Meeting Room 311, Second Floor
14:00 – 14:25Knowing What to Believe (When You Already Know Something)
Jeff Pasternack and Dan Roth
14:25 – 14:50Co-STAR: A Co-training Style Algorithm for Hyponymy Relation Acquisition from Structured and Unstructured Text
Jong-Hoon Oh, Ichiro Yamada, Kentaro Torisawa and Stijn De Saeger
14:50 – 15:15Kernel Slicing: Scalable Online Training with Conjunctive Features
Naoki Yoshinaga and Masaru Kitsuregawa
15:15 – 15:40Fast, Greedy Model Minimization for Unsupervised Tagging
Sujith Ravi, Ashish Vaswani, Kevin Knight and David Chiang
15:40 – 16:10Coffee Break
16:10 – 17:40
Demo Session 1 - Language Processing, Data Annotation
Session Chair: Philippe Blache
Conference Hall 2A
A High-Performance Syntactic and Semantic Dependency Parser
Anders Björkelund, Bernd Bohnet, Love Hafdell, Pierre Nugues
LTP: A Chinese Language Technology Platform
Wangxiang Che, Zhenghua Li, Ting Liu
Annotation Tool for Discourse in PDT 2.0
Jiří Mírovský, Petr Pajas, Zdeněk Žabokrtský, Lucie Mladová, Šárka Zikánová
Pronoun Resolution for Text and Dialogue
Eleni Miltsakaki
Cloud Computing for Linguists
Dorothee Beermann, Pavel Mihaylow
PanLex and LEXTRACT: Translating all Words of all Languages of the World
Timothy Baldwin, Jonathan Pool and Susan M. Colowick
16:10 – 17:40
RING (RefreshINGenious Ideas) Session
Session Chair: Aravind Joshi
Conference Hall 2B and 2C
16:10 – 16:40 "The Pendulum has swung too far. The revival of empiricism in the 1990s was an exciting time. But now there is no longer much room for anything else."
Ken Church and Mark Johnson
16:40 – 17:10 "PRO: CL works and has no need for theories from Linguistics, Psychology, or Cognitive Science.
CON: It actually does not work yet, and won't until it starts listening."
Ed Hovy and Michael Zock
17:10 – 17:40 "More Data or Better Data and How to Decide? Scaling up annotation and scaling down resources as future HLT trends."
Nicoletta Calzolari, Chu-Ren Huang, and Dekang Lin
Wednesday, August 25
Day timeCity/Culture Tour
Night timeICCL Meeting
Thursday, August 26
8:30 – 10:10Oral Session
Information Extraction 2
Session Chair: Roi Reichart
Conference Hall 2A
8:30 – 8:55TimeML Events Recognition and Classification: Learning CRF Models with Semantic Roles
Hector Llorens, Estela Saquete and Borja Navarro-Colorado
8:55 – 9:20Filtered Ranking for Bootstrapping in Event Extraction
Shasha Liao and Ralph Grishman
9:20 – 9:55Evaluating Dependency Representations for Event Extraction
Makoto Miwa, Sampo Pyysalo, Tadayoshi Hara and Jun'ichi Tsujii
9:55 – 10:20Simplicity is Better: Revisiting Single Kernel PPI Extraction
Sung-Pil Choi and Sung-Hyon Myaeng
Sentiment 3
Session Chair: Jianfeng Gao
Conference Hall 2B
8:30 – 8:55Learning to Predict Readability using Diverse Linguistic Features
Rohit Kate, Xiaoqiang Luo, Siddharth Patwardhan, Martin Franz, Radu Florian, Raymond Mooney, Salim Roukos and Chris Welty
8:55 – 9:20A Hierarchical Classifier Applied to Multi-way Sentiment Detection
Adrian Bickerstaffe and Ingrid Zukerman
9:20 – 9:45Structure-Aware Review Mining and Summarization
Fangtao Li, Chao Han, Minlie Huang, Xiaoyan Zhu, Ying-Ju Xia, Shu Zhang and Hao Yu
9:45 – 10:10Reranking Models in Fine-grained Opinion Analysis
Richard Johansson and Alessandro Moschitti
Parsing 2
Session Chair: Fei Xia
Conference Hall 2C
8:30 – 8:55Automatic Discovery of Feature Sets for Dependency Parsing
Peter Nilsson and Pierre Nugues
8:55 – 9:20Using Web-scale N-grams to Improve Base NP Parsing Performance
Emily Pitler, Shane Bergsma, Dekang Lin and Kenneth Church
9:20 – 9:55Data-Driven Parsing with Probabilistic Linear Context-Free Rewriting Systems
Laura Kallmeyer and Wolfgang Maier
9:55 – 10:20Forest-guided Supertagger Training
Yao-zhong Zhang, Takuya Matsuzaki and Jun'ichi Tsujii
8:50 – 10:30
Session Chair: Smaranda Muresan
Meeting Room 203
10:10 – 10:40Coffee Break
10:40 – 12:20Oral Session
Semantics 5
Session Chair: Alexis Palmer
Conference Hall 2A
10:40 – 11:05Leveraging Multiple MT Engines for Paraphrase Generation
Shiqi Zhao, Haifeng Wang, Xiang Lan and Ting Liu
11:05 – 11:30Paraphrasing with Search Engine Query Logs
Shiqi Zhao, Haifeng Wang and Ting Liu
11:30 – 11:55Paraphrase Alignment for Synonym Evidence Discovery
Guintaré Grigonyté, João Paulo Cordeiro, Gaël Dias, Rumen Moraliyski and Pavel Brazdil
11:55 – 12:20Recognising Entailment within Discourse
Shachar Mirkin, Jonathan Berant, Ido Dagan and Eyal Shnarch
Machine Translation 4
Session Chair: Young-Suk Lee
Conference Hall 2B
10:40 – 11:05Automatically Learning Source-side Reordering Rules for Large Scale Machine Translation
Dmitriy Genzel
11:05 – 11:30Hierarchical Phrase-based Machine Translation with Word-based Reordering Model
Katsuhiko Hayashi, Hajime Tsukada, Katsuhito Sudoh, Kevin Duh and Seiichi Yamamoto
11:30 – 11:55A Novel Reordering Model Based on Multi-layer Phrase for Statistical Machine Translation
Yanqing He, Yu Zhou, Chengqing Zong and Huilin Wang
11:55 – 12:20A Discriminative Latent Variable-Based "DE" Classifier for Chinese-English SMT
Jinhua Du and Andy Way
Morphology 1
Session Chair: Shuly Wintner
Conference Hall 2C
10:40 – 11:05Unsupervised phonemic Chinese word segmentation using Adaptor Grammars
Mark Johnson and Katherine Demuth
11:05 – 11:30A Character-Based Joint Model for Chinese Word Segmentation
Kun Wang, Chengqing Zong and Keh-Yih Su
11:30 – 11:55Generating Learner-Like Morphological Errors in Russian
Markus Dickinson
11:55 – 12:20Detecting Speech Repairs Incrementally Using a Noisy Channel Approach
Simon Zwarts, Mark Johnson and Robert Dale
11:00 – 12:40
Session Chair: Mengqiu Wang
Meeting Room 203
12:20 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 15:40Oral Session
Semantics 6
Session Chair: Yunfang Wu
Conference Hall 2A
14:00 – 14:25Jointly Modeling WSD and SRL with Markov Logic
Wanxiang Che and Ting Liu
14:25 – 14:50Semantic Role Labeling for News Tweets
Xiaohua Liu, Kuan Li, Bo Han, Ming Zhou, Long Jiang, Zhongyang Xiong and Changning Huang
14:50 – 15:15A Minimum Error Weighting Combination Strategy for Chinese Semantic Role Labeling
Tao Zhuang and Chengqing Zong
15:15 – 15:40Investigating the Cross-linguistic Potential of VerbNet-style Classification
Lin Sun, Thierry Poibeau, Anna Korhonen and Cedric Messiant
Machine Translation 5
Session Chair: Pierre Isabelle
Conference Hall 2B
14:00 – 14:25Semantic Role Features for Machine Translation
Ding Liu and Daniel Gildea
14:25 – 14:50Discriminative Induction of Sub-Tree Alignment using Limited Labeled Data
Jun Sun, Min Zhang and Chew Lim Tan
14:50 – 15:15Joint Parsing and Translation
Yang Liu and Qun Liu
Language Resources 2
Session Chair: Key-Sun Choi
Conference Hall 2C
14:00 – 14:25Chinese CCGbank: extracting CCG derivations from the Penn Chinese Treebank
Daniel Tse and James R. Curran
14:25 – 14:50Enriching Dictionaries with Images from the Internet - Targeting Wikipedia and a Japanese Semantic Lexicon: Lexeed
Sanae Fujita and Masaaki Nagata
14:50 – 15:15Using Cross-Lingual Projections to Generate Semantic Role Labeled Annotated Corpus for Urdu - A Resource Poor Language
Smruthi Mukund, Debanjan Ghosh and Rohini Srihari
15:15 – 15:40Evaluating N-gram based Evaluation Metrics for Automatic Keyphrase Extraction
Su Nam Kim, Timothy Baldwin and Min-Yen Kan
14:20 – 16:00
Session Chair: Hans Uszkoreit
Meeting Room 203
Demo Session 2 - NLP Applications
Meeting Room 203
COMUNICA - A Question Answering System for Brazilian Portuguese
Rodrigo Wilkens, Aline Villavicencio, Daniel Muller, Leandro Wives, Fabio da Silva, Stanley Loh
Have2eat: a Restaurant Finder with Review Summarization for Mobile Phones
Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio, Narendra Gupta, Sveva Besana, Premkumar Mani
YanFa: An Online Automatic Scoring and Intelligent Feedback System
Yan Tian, Shaoyun Yan
A Paraphrasing System for Transforming Regular Expressions into Honorifics
Dongli Han, Shuntaro Kamochi, Xin Song, Naoki Akegawa, Tomomasa Hori
15:40 – 16:10Coffee Break
16:10 – 17:50Oral Session
Information Extraction 3
Session Chair: Weiguang Qu
Conference Hall 2A
16:10 – 16:35Bipolar Person Name Identification of Topic Documents Using Principal Component Analysis
Chien Chin Chen and Chen-Yuan Wu
16:35 – 17:00Exploiting Background Knowledge for Relation Extraction
Yee Seng Chan and Dan Roth
17:00 – 17:25Self-Annotation for Fine-grained Geospatial Relation Extraction
Andre Blessing and Hinrich Schütze
17:25 – 17:50Emotion Cause Detection with Linguistic Constructions
Ying Chen, Sophia Yat Mei Lee, Shoushan Li and Chu-Ren Huang
Machine Translation 6
Session Chair: Dan Gildea
Conference Hall 2B
16:10 – 16:35Phrase Clustering for Smoothing TM Probabilities - or, How to Extract Paraphrases from Phrase Tables
Roland Kuhn, Boxing Chen, George Foster and Evan Stratford
16:35 – 17:00Translation Model Generalization using Probability Averaging for Machine Translation
Nan Duan, Hong Sun and Ming Zhou
17:00 – 17:25Local Lexical Adaptation in Machine Translation through Triangulation: SMT Helping SMT
Josep Maria Crego, Aurélien Max and François Yvon
17:25 – 17:50Large Scale Parallel Document Mining for Machine Translation
Jakob Uszkoreit, Jay Ponte, Ashok Popat and Moshe Dubiner
Discourse 2
Session Chair: Ingrid Zukerman
Conference Hall 2C
16:10 – 16:35Modeling Socio-Cultural Phenomena in Discourse
Tomek Strzalkowski, George Aaron Broadwell, Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Samira Shaikh, Sarah Taylor and Nick Webb
16:35 – 17:00Comparison of different algebras for inducing the temporal structure of texts
Pascal Denis and Philippe Muller
17:00 – 17:25Testing SDRT's Right Frontier
Stergos Afantenos and Nicholas Asher
17:25 – 17:50A Twin-Candidate Based Approach for Event Pronoun Resolution using Composite Kernel
Bin Chen, Jian Su and Chew Lim Tan
18:30 – 21:30Banquet
Friday, August 27
8:30 – 10:10Oral Session
Text Mining 1
Session Chair: Nigel Collier
Conference Hall 2A
8:30 – 8:55Discriminative Training for Near-Synonym Substitution
Liang-Chih Yu, Hsiu-Min Shih, Yu-Ling Lai, Jui-Feng Yeh and Chung-Hsien Wu
8:55 – 9:20 FactRank: Random Walks on a Web of Facts
Alpa Jain and Patrick Pantel
9:20 – 9:45 Corpus-based Semantic Class Mining: Distributional vs. Pattern-Based Approaches
Shuming Shi, Huibin Zhang, Xiaojie Yuan and Ji-Rong Wen
9:45 –10:10 Explore the Structure of Social Tags by Subsumption Relations
Xiance Si, Zhiyuan Liu and Maosong Sun
Information Retrieval 2
Session Chair: Guodong Zhou
Conference Hall 2B
8:30 – 8:55 A Utility-Driven Approach to Question Ranking in Social QA
Razvan Bunescu and Yunfeng Huang
8:55 – 9:20 Exploiting Salient Patterns for Question Detection and Question Retrieval in Community-based Question Answering
Kai Wang and Tat-Seng Chua
9:20 – 9:45 An Empirical Study on Learning to Rank of Tweets
Yajuan Duan, Long Jiang, Tao Qin, Ming Zhou and Heung-Yeung Shum
Grammar and Parsing 2
Session Chair: Sadao Kurohashi
Conference Hall 2C
8:30 – 8:55 Improving the Quality of Text Understanding by Delaying Ambiguity Resolution
Doo Soon Kim, Ken Barker and Bruce Porter
8:55 – 9:20 A Working Report on Statistically Modeling Dative Variation in Mandarin Chinese
Yao Yao and Feng-hsi Liu
9:20 – 9:45 Constraining robust constructions for broad-coverage parsing with precision grammars
Bart Cramer and Yi Zhang
9:45 –10:10 Better Arabic Parsing: Baselines, Evaluations, and Analysis
Spence Green and Christopher D. Manning
8:50 – 10:30
Session Chair: Adam Vogel
Meeting Room 203
10:10 – 10:40Coffee Break
10:40 – 12:20Oral Session
Text Mining 2
Session Chair: Jun'ichi Tsujii
Conference Hall 2A
10:40 – 11:05 Finding the Storyteller: Automatic Spoiler Tagging using Linguistic Cues
Sheng Guo and Naren Ramakrishnan
11:05 – 11:30 Efficient Statement Identification for Automatic Market Forecasting
Henning Wachsmuth, Peter Prettenhofer and Benno Stein
11:30 – 11:55 Plagiarism Detection across Distant Language Pairs
Alberto Barrón-Cedeño, Paolo Rosso, Eneko Agirre and Gorka Labaka
11:55 –12:20 “Got You!”: Automatic Vandalism Detection in Wikipedia with Web-based Shallow Syntactic-Semantic Modeling
William Yang Wang and Kathleen McKeown
Morphology 2
Session Chair: Tim Baldwin
Conference Hall 2B
10:40 – 11:05 Weakly Supervised Morphology Learning for Agglutinating Languages Using Small Training Sets.
Ksenia Shalonova and Bruno Golenia
11:05 – 11:30 Ukwabelana - An Open-source Morphological Zulu Corpus
Sebastian Spiegler, Andrew van der Spuy and Peter A. Flach
11:30 – 11:55 EMMA: A Novel Evaluation Metric for Morphological Analysis
Sebastian Spiegler and Christian Monson
11:55 –12:20 Identifying Multi-word Expressions by Leveraging Morphological and Syntactic Idiosyncrasy
Hassan Al-haj and Shuly Wintner
Summarization 2
Session Chair: Aitao Chen
Conference Hall 2C
10:40 – 11:05 Towards a Unified Approach to Simultaneous Single-Document and Multi-Document Summarizations
Xiaojun Wan
11:05 – 11:30 Citation Summarization Through Keyphrase Extraction
Vahed Qazvinian, Dragomir R. Radev and Arzucan Ozgur
11:30 – 11:55 Text Summarization of Turkish Texts using Latent Semantic Analysis
Makbule Ozsoy, Ilyas Cicekli and Ferda Alpaslan
11:55 –12:20 Multi-Sentence Compression: Finding Shortest Paths in Word Graphs
Katja Filippova
11:00 – 12:40
Session Chair: Mona Diab
Meeting Room 203
Demo Session 3 - Word and Concept
Session Chair: Pushpak Bhattacharyya
Meeting Room 203
E-HowNet and Automatic Construction of a Lexical Ontology
Wei-Te Chen, Su-Chu Lin, Shu-Ling Huang, You-Shan Chung, Keh-Jiann Chen
Zhendong Dong
PyCWN: a Python Module for Chinese Wordnet
Yueh-Cheng Wu, Shu-Kai Hsieh
HCAMiner: Mining Concept Associations for Knowledge Discovery through Concept Chain Queries
Wei Jin, Xin Wu
Multiword Expressions in the Wild? The Mwetoolkit Comes in Handy
Carlos Ramisch, Aline Villavicencio, Christian Boitet
12:20 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 15:40
Best Paper Finalists
Session Chair: Sun, Le
Conference Hall 2, First Floor
14:00 – 14:25 Controlling Listening-oriented Dialogue using Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes
Toyomi Meguro, Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Yasuhiro Minami and Kohji Dohsaka
14:25 – 14:50 Nonparametric Word Segmentation for Machine Translation
ThuyLinh Nguyen, Stephan Vogel and Noah A. Smith
14:50 – 15:15 Recognition of Affect, Judgment, and Appreciation in Text
Alena Neviarouskaya, Helmut Prendinger and Mitsuru Ishizuka
15:15 –15:40 Measuring the Non-compositionality of Multiword Expressions
Fan Bu, Xiaoyan Zhu and Ming Li
15:40 – 16:10Coffee Break
16:10 – 17:10
17:10 – 17:40
Closing Session
Session Chairs: Chu-Ren Huang and Dan Jurafsky
Conference Hall 2, First Floor