EMNLP 2009: conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing — August 6-7, 2009 — Singapore.

Welcome to EMNLP 2009

Conference program for EMNLP 2009

Conference program overview

Thursday, August 06, 2009

  •  8:4510:00Plenary Session
  • 10:0010:30 Morning Break
  • 10:3012:10 Session 1
  • 12:1514:00 Lunch
  • 13:5015:30 Session 2
  • 15:3016:00 Coffee Break
  • 16:0017:40 Session 3
  • 18:0020:00 Poster Session and Reception

Friday, August 07, 2009

  •  8:4510:00Session 4
  • 10:0010:30 Morning Break
  • 10:3012:10 Session 5
  • 12:1514:00 Lunch
  • 13:5015:30 Session 6
  • 15:3016:00 Coffee Break
  • 16:0017:40 Session 7

Conference program

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Plenary Session
  • 8:45–9:00Opening remarks
  • 9:00–10:00Invited Talk: Symbols, Meaning and StatisticsRichard Sproat
Session 1A (Theatre): Semantic Parsing

Chair: Ray Mooney

  • 10:30–10:55Unsupervised Semantic ParsingBEST PAPER AWARD Hoifung Poon and Pedro Domingos
  • 10:55–11:20Graph Alignment for Semi-Supervised Semantic Role Labeling Hagen Fürstenau and Mirella Lapata
  • 11:20–11:45Semi-supervised Semantic Role Labeling Using the Latent Words Language Model Koen Deschacht and Marie-Francine Moens
  • 11:45–12:10Semantic Dependency Parsing of NomBank and PropBank: An Efficient Integrated Approach via a Large-scale Feature Selection Hai Zhao, Wenliang Chen and Chunyu Kit
Session 1B (MR208): Machine Translation I

Chair: Ulf Hermjakob

  • 10:30–10:55First- and Second-Order Expectation Semirings with Applications to Minimum-Risk Training on Translation Forests Zhifei Li and Jason Eisner
  • 10:55–11:20Feasibility of Human-in-the-loop Minimum Error Rate Training Omar F. Zaidan and Chris Callison-Burch
  • 11:20–11:45Cube Pruning as Heuristic Search Mark Hopkins and Greg Langmead
  • 11:45–12:10Effective Use of Linguistic and Contextual Information for Statistical Machine Translation Libin Shen, Jinxi Xu, Bing Zhang, Spyros Matsoukas and Ralph Weischedel
Session 1C (MR209): Machine Learning and Statistical Models I

Chair: Hang Li

  • 10:30–10:55Active Learning by Labeling Features Gregory Druck, Burr Settles and Andrew McCallum
  • 10:55–11:20Efficient kernels for sentence pair classification Fabio Massimo Zanzotto and Lorenzo Dell’Arciprete
  • 11:20–11:45Graphical Models over Multiple Strings Markus Dreyer and Jason Eisner
  • 11:45–12:10Reverse Engineering of Tree Kernel Feature Spaces Daniele Pighin and Alessandro Moschitti
Session 1D (MR203): Information Extraction

Chair: Patrick Pantel

  • 10:30–10:55A Rich Feature Vector for Protein-Protein Interaction Extraction from Multiple Corpora Makoto Miwa, Rune Sætre, Yusuke Miyao and Jun’ichi Tsujii
  • 10:55–11:20Generalized Expectation Criteria for Bootstrapping Extractors using Record-Text Alignment Kedar Bellare and Andrew McCallum
  • 11:20–11:45Nested Named Entity Recognition Jenny Rose Finkel and Christopher D. Manning
  • 11:45–12:10A Unified Model of Phrasal and Sentential Evidence for Information Extraction Siddharth Patwardhan and Ellen Riloff
Session 2A (Theatre): Subjectivity and Sentiment I

Chair: Bo Pang

  • 13:50–14:15Review Sentiment Scoring via a Parse-and-Paraphrase Paradigm Jingjing Liu and Stephanie Seneff
  • 14:15–14:40Supervised and Unsupervised Methods in Employing Discourse Relations for Improving Opinion Polarity Classification Swapna Somasundaran, Galileo Namata, Janyce Wiebe and Lise Getoor
  • 14:40–15:05Sentiment Analysis of Conditional Sentences Ramanathan Narayanan, Bing Liu and Alok Choudhary
  • 15:05–15:30Subjectivity Word Sense Disambiguation Cem Akkaya, Janyce Wiebe and Rada Mihalcea
Session 2B (MR208): Machine Translation II

Chair: Chris Quirk

  • 13:50–14:15Non-Projective Parsing for Statistical Machine Translation Xavier Carreras and Michael Collins
  • 14:15–14:40Extending Statistical Machine Translation with Discriminative and Trigger-Based Lexicon Models Arne Mauser, Saša Hasan and Hermann Ney
  • 14:40–15:05Feature-Rich Translation by Quasi-Synchronous Lattice Parsing Kevin Gimpel and Noah A. Smith
  • 15:05–15:30Improved Word Alignment with Statistics and Linguistic Heuristics Ulf Hermjakob
Session 2C (MR209): Natural Language Processing for Web 2.0

Chair: Torsten Zesch

  • 13:50–14:15Entity Extraction via Ensemble Semantics Marco Pennacchiotti and Patrick Pantel
  • 14:15–14:40Labeled LDA: A supervised topic model for credit attribution in multi-labeled corpora Daniel Ramage, David Hall, Ramesh Nallapati and Christopher D. Manning
  • 14:40–15:05Clustering to Find Exemplar Terms for Keyphrase Extraction Zhiyuan Liu, Peng Li, Yabin Zheng and Maosong Sun
  • 15:05–15:30Geo-mining: Discovery of Road and Transport Networks Using Directional Patterns Dmitry Davidov and Ari Rappoport
Session 2D (MR203): Language Resources and Evaluation

Chair: Katrin Erk

  • 13:50–14:15Wikipedia as Frame Information Repository Sara Tonelli and Claudio Giuliano
  • 14:15–14:40Fast, Cheap, and Creative: Evaluating Translation Quality Using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk Chris Callison-Burch
  • 14:40–15:05How well does active learning actually work? Time-based evaluation of cost-reduction strategies for language documentation. Jason Baldridge and Alexis Palmer
  • 15:05–15:30Automatically Evaluating Content Selection in Summarization without Human Models Annie Louis and Ani Nenkova
Session 3A (Theatre): Discourse and Dialogue

Chair: Bonnie Webber

  • 16:00–16:25Classifier Combination for Contextual Idiom Detection Without Labelled Data Linlin Li and Caroline Sporleder
  • 16:25–16:50Deriving lexical and syntactic expectation-based measures for psycholinguistic modeling via incremental top-down parsing Brian Roark, Asaf Bachrach, Carlos Cardenas and Christophe Pallier
  • 16:50–17:15It’s Not You, it’s Me: Detecting Flirting and its Misperception in Speed-Dates Rajesh Ranganath, Dan Jurafsky and Dan McFarland
  • 17:15–17:40Recognizing Implicit Discourse Relations in the Penn Discourse Treebank Ziheng Lin, Min-Yen Kan and Hwee Tou Ng
Session 3B (MR208): Machine Translation III

Chair: Bob Moore

  • 16:00–16:25A Bayesian Model of Syntax-Directed Tree to String Grammar Induction Trevor Cohn and Phil Blunsom
  • 16:25–16:50Better Synchronous Binarization for Machine Translation Tong Xiao, Mu Li, Dongdong Zhang, Jingbo Zhu and Ming Zhou
  • 16:50–17:15Accuracy-Based Scoring for DOT: Towards Direct Error Minimization for Data-Oriented Translation Daniel Galron, Sergio Penkale, Andy Way and I. Dan Melamed
  • 17:15–17:40Improved Statistical Machine Translation Using Monolingually-Derived Paraphrases Yuval Marton, Chris Callison-Burch and Philip Resnik
Session 3C (MR209): Summarization and Generation

Chair: Drago Radev

  • 16:00–16:25A Comparison of Model Free versus Model Intensive Approaches to Sentence Compression Tadashi Nomoto
  • 16:25–16:50Natural Language Generation with Tree Conditional Random Fields Wei Lu, Hwee Tou Ng and Wee Sun Lee
  • 16:50–17:15Perceptron Reranking for CCG Realization Michael White and Rajakrishnan Rajkumar
  • 17:15–17:40Multi-Document Summarisation Using Generic Relation Extraction Ben Hachey
Session 3D (MR203): Lexical Semantics I

Chair: Iryna Gurevych

  • 16:00–16:25Language Models Based on Semantic Composition Jeff Mitchell and Mirella Lapata
  • 16:25–16:50Graded Word Sense Assignment Katrin Erk and Diana McCarthy
  • 16:50–17:15Joint Learning of Preposition Senses and Semantic Roles of Prepositional Phrases Daniel Dahlmeier, Hwee Tou Ng and Tanja Schultz
  • 17:15–17:40Projecting Parameters for Multilingual Word Sense Disambiguation Mitesh M. Khapra, Sapan Shah, Piyush Kedia and Pushpak Bhattacharyya
Poster Session and Reception
  • 18:00–20:00Gazpacho and summer rash: lexical relationships from temporal patterns of web search queries Enrique Alfonseca, Massimiliano Ciaramita and Keith Hall
  •  A Compact Forest for Scalable Inference over Entailment and Paraphrase Rules Roy Bar-Haim, Jonathan Berant and Ido Dagan
  •  Discriminative Substring Decoding for Transliteration Colin Cherry and Hisami Suzuki
  •  Re-Ranking Models Based-on Small Training Data for Spoken Language Understanding Marco Dinarelli, Alessandro Moschitti and Giuseppe Riccardi
  •  Empirical Exploitation of Click Data for Task Specific Ranking Anlei Dong, Yi Chang, Shihao Ji, Ciya Liao, Xin Li and Zhaohui Zheng
  •  The Feature Subspace Method for SMT System Combination Nan Duan, Mu Li, Tong Xiao and Ming Zhou
  •  Lattice-based System Combination for Statistical Machine Translation Yang Feng, Yang Liu, Haitao Mi, Qun Liu and Yajuan Lü
  •  A Joint Language Model With Fine-grain Syntactic Tags Denis Filimonov and Mary Harper
  •  Bidirectional Phrase-based Statistical Machine Translation Andrew Finch and Eiichiro Sumita
  •  Real-time decision detection in multi-party dialogue Matthew Frampton, Jia Huang, Trung Bui and Stanley Peters
  •  On the Role of Lexical Features in Sequence Labeling Yoav Goldberg and Michael Elhadad
  •  Simple Coreference Resolution with Rich Syntactic and Semantic Features Aria Haghighi and Dan Klein
  •  Descriptive and Empirical Approaches to Capturing Underlying Dependencies among Parsing Errors Tadayoshi Hara, Yusuke Miyao and Jun’ichi Tsujii
  •  Large-Scale Verb Entailment Acquisition from the Web Chikara Hashimoto, Kentaro Torisawa, Kow Kuroda, Stijn De Saeger, Masaki Murata and Jun’ichi Kazama
  •  A Syntactified Direct Translation Model with Linear-time Decoding Hany Hassan, Khalil Sima’an and Andy Way
  •  Cross-lingual Semantic Relatedness Using Encyclopedic Knowledge Samer Hassan and Rada Mihalcea
  •  Joint Optimization for Machine Translation System Combination Xiaodong He and Kristina Toutanova
  •  Fully Lexicalising CCGbank with Hat Categories Matthew Honnibal and James R. Curran
  •  Bilingually-Constrained (Monolingual) Shift-Reduce Parsing Liang Huang, Wenbin Jiang and Qun Liu
  •  Accurate Semantic Class Classifier for Coreference Resolution Zhiheng Huang, Guangping Zeng, Weiqun Xu and Asli Celikyilmaz
  •  Real-Word Spelling Correction using Google Web 1T 3-grams Aminul Islam and Diana Inkpen
  •  Semi-supervised Speech Act Recognition in Emails and Forums Minwoo Jeong, Chin-Yew Lin and Gary Geunbae Lee
  •  Using Morphological and Syntactic Structures for Chinese Opinion Analysis Lun-Wei Ku, Ting-Hao Huang and Hsin-Hsi Chen
  •  Finding Short Definitions of Terms on Web Pages Gerasimos Lampouras and Ion Androutsopoulos
  •  Improving Nominal SRL in Chinese Language with Verbal SRL Information and Automatic Predicate Recognition Junhui Li, Guodong Zhou, Hai Zhao, Qiaoming Zhu and Peide Qian
  •  On the Use of Virtual Evidence in Conditional Random Fields Xiao Li
  •  Refining Grammars for Parsing with Hierarchical Semantic Knowledge Xiaojun Lin, Yang Fan, Meng Zhang, Xihong Wu and Huisheng Chi
  •  Bayesian Learning of Phrasal Tree-to-String Templates Ding Liu and Daniel Gildea
  •  Human-competitive tagging using automatic keyphrase extraction Olena Medelyan, Eibe Frank and Ian H. Witten
  •  Supervised Learning of a Probabilistic Lexicon of Verb Semantic Classes Yusuke Miyao and Jun’ichi Tsujii
  •  A Study on the Semantic Relatedness of Query and Document Terms in Information Retrieval Christof Müller and Iryna Gurevych
  •  Predicting Subjectivity in Multimodal Conversations Gabriel Murray and Giuseppe Carenini
  •  Improved Statistical Machine Translation for Resource-Poor Languages Using Related Resource-Rich Languages Preslav Nakov and Hwee Tou Ng
  •  What’s in a name? In some languages, grammatical gender Vivi Nastase and Marius Popescu
  •  Convolution Kernels on Constituent, Dependency and Sequential Structures for Relation Extraction Truc-Vien T. Nguyen, Alessandro Moschitti and Giuseppe Riccardi
  •  Automatic Acquisition of the Argument-Predicate Relations from a Frame-Annotated Corpus Ekaterina Ovchinnikova, Theodore Alexandrov and Tonio Wandmacher — not presented
  •  Detecting Speculations and their Scopes in Scientific Text Arzucan Özgür and Dragomir R. Radev
  •  Cross-Cultural Analysis of Blogs and Forums with Mixed-Collection Topic Models Michael Paul and Roxana Girju
  •  Consensus Training for Consensus Decoding in Machine Translation Adam Pauls, John Denero and Dan Klein
  •  Using Word-Sense Disambiguation Methods to Classify Web Queries by Intent Emily Pitler and Ken Church
  •  Semi-Supervised Learning for Semantic Relation Classification using Stratified Sampling Strategy Longhua Qian, Guodong Zhou, Fang Kong and Qiaoming Zhu
  •  Construction of a Blog Emotion Corpus for Chinese Emotional Expression Analysis Changqin Quan and Fuji Ren
  •  A Probabilistic Model for Associative Anaphora Resolution Ryohei Sasano and Sadao Kurohashi
  •  Quantifier Scope Disambiguation Using Extracted Pragmatic Knowledge: Preliminary Results Prakash Srinivasan and Alexander Yates
  •  Chinese Semantic Role Labeling with Shallow Parsing Weiwei Sun, Zhifang Sui, Meng Wang and Xin Wang
  •  Discovery of Term Variation in Japanese Web Search Queries Hisami Suzuki, Xiao Li and Jianfeng Gao
  •  Towards Domain-Independent Argumentative Zoning: Evidence from Chemistry and Computational Linguistics Simone Teufel, Advaith Siddharthan and Colin Batchelor
  •  Character-level Analysis of Semi-Structured Documents for Set Expansion Richard C. Wang and William W. Cohen
  •  Classifying Relations for Biomedical Named Entity Disambiguation Xinglong Wang, Jun’ichi Tsujii and Sophia Ananiadou
  •  Domain adaptive bootstrapping for named entity recognition Dan Wu, Wee Sun Lee, Nan Ye and Hai Leong Chieu
  •  Phrase Dependency Parsing for Opinion Mining Yuanbin Wu, Qi Zhang, Xuangjing Huang and Lide Wu
  •  Polynomial to Linear: Efficient Classification with Conjunctive Features Naoki Yoshinaga and Masaru Kitsuregawa
  •  K-Best Combination of Syntactic Parsers Hui Zhang, Min Zhang, Chew Lim Tan and Haizhou Li
  •  Chinese Novelty Mining Yi Zhang and Flora S. Tsai
  •  Latent Document Re-Ranking Dong Zhou and Vincent Wade

Friday, August 07, 2009

Session 4A (Theatre): Multi-word Expressions

Chair: Diana McCarthy

  • 8:45–9:10Multi-Word Expression Identification Using Sentence Surface Features Ram Boukobza and Ari Rappoport
  • 9:10–9:35Acquiring Translation Equivalences of Multiword Expressions by Normalized Correlation Frequencies Ming-Hong Bai, Jia-Ming You, Keh-Jiann Chen and Jason S. Chang
  • 9:35–10:00Collocation Extraction Using Monolingual Word Alignment Method Zhanyi Liu, Haifeng Wang, Hua Wu and Sheng Li
Session 4B (MR208): Machine Learning and Statistical Models II

Chair: Hal Daume

  • 8:45–9:10Multi-Class Confidence Weighted Algorithms Koby Crammer, Mark Dredze and Alex Kulesza
  • 9:10–9:35Model Adaptation via Model Interpolation and Boosting for Web Search Ranking Jianfeng Gao, Qiang Wu, Chris Burges, Krysta Svore, Yi Su, Nazan Khan, Shalin Shah and Hongyan Zhou
  • 9:35–10:00A Structural Support Vector Method for Extracting Contexts and Answers of Questions from Online Forums Wen-Yun Yang, Yunbo Cao and Chin-Yew Lin
Session 4C (MR209): Information Retrieval and Questions Answering

Chair: Chin-Yew Lin

  • 8:45–9:10Mining Search Engine Clickthrough Log for Matching N-gram Features Huihsin Tseng, Longbin Chen, Fan Li, Ziming Zhuang, Lei Duan and Belle Tseng
  • 9:10–9:35The role of named entities in Web People Search Javier Artiles, Enrique Amigó and Julio Gonzalo
  • 9:35–10:00Investigation of Question Classifier in Question Answering Zhiheng Huang, Marcus Thint and Asli Celikyilmaz
Session 4D (MR203): Syntax and Parsing I

Chair: David Smith

  • 8:45–9:10An Empirical Study of Semi-supervised Structured Conditional Models for Dependency Parsing Jun Suzuki, Hideki Isozaki, Xavier Carreras and Michael Collins
  • 9:10–9:35Statistical Bistratal Dependency Parsing Richard Johansson
  • 9:35–10:00Improving Dependency Parsing with Subtrees from Auto-Parsed Data Wenliang Chen, Jun’ichi Kazama, Kiyotaka Uchimoto and Kentaro Torisawa
Session 5A (Theatre): Subjectivity and Sentiment II

Chair: Ellen Riloff

  • 10:30–10:55Topic-wise, Sentiment-wise, or Otherwise? Identifying the Hidden Dimension for Unsupervised Text Classification Sajib Dasgupta and Vincent Ng
  • 10:55–11:20Adapting a Polarity Lexicon using Integer Linear Programming for Domain-Specific Sentiment Classification Yejin Choi and Claire Cardie
  • 11:20–11:45Generating High-Coverage Semantic Orientation Lexicons From Overtly Marked Words and a Thesaurus Saif Mohammad, Cody Dunne and Bonnie Dorr
  • 11:45–12:10Matching Reviews to Objects using a Language Model Nilesh Dalvi, Ravi Kumar, Bo Pang and Andrew Tomkins
Session 5B (MR208): Lexical Semantics II

Chair: Vivi Nastase

  • 10:30–10:55EEG responds to conceptual stimuli and corpus semantics Brian Murphy, Marco Baroni and Massimo Poesio
  • 10:55–11:20A Comparison of Windowless and Window-Based Computational Association Measures as Predictors of Syntagmatic Human Associations Justin Washtell and Katja Markert
  • 11:20–11:45Improving Verb Clustering with Automatically Acquired Selectional Preferences Lin Sun and Anna Korhonen
  • 11:45–12:10Improving Web Search Relevance with Semantic Features Yumao Lu, Fuchun Peng, Gilad Mishne, Xing Wei and Benoit Dumoulin
Session 5C (MR209): Phonology and Morphology

Chair: Jason Eisner

  • 10:30–10:55Can Chinese Phonemes Improve Machine Transliteration?: A Comparative Study of English-to-Chinese Transliteration Models Jong-Hoon Oh, Kiyotaka Uchimoto and Kentaro Torisawa
  • 10:55–11:20Unsupervised morphological segmentation and clustering with document boundaries Taesun Moon, Katrin Erk and Jason Baldridge
  • 11:20–11:45The infinite HMM for unsupervised PoS tagging Jurgen Van Gael, Andreas Vlachos and Zoubin Ghahramani
  • 11:45–12:10A Simple Unsupervised Learner for POS Disambiguation Rules Given Only a Minimal Lexicon Qiuye Zhao and Mitch Marcus
Session 5D (MR203): Machine Translation IV

Chair: Zhifei Li

  • 10:30–10:55Tree Kernel-based SVM with Structured Syntactic Knowledge for BTG-based Phrase Reordering Min Zhang and Haizhou Li
  • 10:55–11:20Discriminative Corpus Weight Estimation for Machine Translation Spyros Matsoukas, Antti-Veikko I. Rosti and Bing Zhang
  • 11:20–11:45Unsupervised Tokenization for Machine Translation Tagyoung Chung and Daniel Gildea
  • 11:45–12:10Synchronous Tree Adjoining Machine Translation Steve DeNeefe and Kevin Knight
Session 6A (Theatre): Speech and Language Modeling

Chair: Pascale Fung

  • 13:50–14:15Word Buffering Models for Improved Speech Repair Parsing Tim Miller
  • 14:15–14:40Less is More: Significance-Based N-gram Selection for Smaller, Better Language Models Robert C. Moore and Chris Quirk
  • 14:40–15:05Stream-based Randomised Language Models for SMT Abby Levenberg and Miles Osborne
  • 15:05–15:30Integrating sentence- and word-level error identification for disfluency correction Erin Fitzgerald, Frederick Jelinek and Keith Hall
Session 6B (MR208): Semantic Similarity

Chair: Roxana Girju

  • 13:50–14:15Estimating Semantic Distance Using Soft Semantic Constraints in Knowledge-Source – Corpus Hybrid Models Yuval Marton, Saif Mohammad and Philip Resnik
  • 14:15–14:40Recognizing Textual Relatedness with Predicate-Argument Structures Rui Wang and Yi Zhang
  • 14:40–15:05Learning Term-weighting Functions for Similarity Measures Wen-tau Yih
  • 15:05–15:30A Relational Model of Semantic Similarity between Words using Automatically Extracted Lexical Pattern Clusters from the Web Danushka Bollegala, Yutaka Matsuo and Mitsuru Ishizuka
Session 6C (MR209): Syntax and Parsing II

Chair: Xavier Carrreras

  • 13:50–14:15Unbounded Dependency Recovery for Parser Evaluation Laura Rimell, Stephen Clark and Mark Steedman
  • 14:15–14:40Parser Adaptation and Projection with Quasi-Synchronous Grammar Features David A. Smith and Jason Eisner
  • 14:40–15:05Self-Training PCFG Grammars with Latent Annotations Across Languages Zhongqiang Huang and Mary Harper
  • 15:05–15:30An Alternative to Head-Driven Approaches for Parsing a (Relatively) Free Word-Order Language Reut Tsarfaty, Khalil Sima’an and Remko Scha
Session 6D (MR203): Multilinguality

Chair: Mona Diab

  • 13:50–14:15Enhancement of Lexical Concepts Using Cross-lingual Web Mining Dmitry Davidov and Ari Rappoport
  • 14:15–14:40Bilingual dictionary generation for low-resourced language pairs István Varga and Shoichi Yokoyama
  • 14:40–15:05Multilingual Spectral Clustering Using Document Similarity Propagation Dani Yogatama and Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii
  • 15:05–15:30Polylingual Topic Models David Mimno, Hanna M. Wallach, Jason Naradowsky, David A. Smith and Andrew McCallum
Session 7A (Theatre): Natural Language Applications

Chair: Carlo Strapparava

  • 16:00–16:25Using the Web for Language Independent Spellchecking and Autocorrection Casey Whitelaw, Ben Hutchinson, Grace Y Chung and Ged Ellis
  • 16:25–16:50Statistical Estimation of Word Acquisition with Application to Readability Prediction Paul Kidwell, Guy Lebanon and Kevyn Collins-Thompson
  • 16:50–17:15Combining Collocations, Lexical and Encyclopedic Knowledge for Metonymy Resolution Vivi Nastase and Michael Strube
  • 17:15–17:40Segmenting Email Message Text into Zones Andrew Lampert, Robert Dale and Cécile Paris
Session 7B (MR208): Lexical Semantics III

Chair: Hwee Tou Ng

  • 16:00–16:25Hypernym Discovery Based on Distributional Similarity and Hierarchical Structures Ichiro Yamada, Kentaro Torisawa, Jun’ichi Kazama, Kow Kuroda, Masaki Murata, Stijn De Saeger, Francis Bond and Asuka Sumida
  • 16:25–16:50Web-Scale Distributional Similarity and Entity Set Expansion Patrick Pantel, Eric Crestan, Arkady Borkovsky, Ana-Maria Popescu and Vishnu Vyas
  • 16:50–17:15Toward Completeness in Concept Extraction and Classification Eduard Hovy, Zornitsa Kozareva and Ellen Riloff
  • 17:15–17:40Reading to Learn: Constructing Features from Semantic Abstracts Jacob Eisenstein, James Clarke, Dan Goldwasser and Dan Roth
Session 7C (MR209): Coreference Resolution

Chair: Dan Klein

  • 16:00–16:25Supervised Models for Coreference Resolution Altaf Rahman and Vincent Ng
  • 16:25–16:50Global Learning of Noun Phrase Anaphoricity in Coreference Resolution via Label Propagation GuoDong Zhou and Fang Kong
  • 16:50–17:15Employing the Centering Theory in Pronoun Resolution from the Semantic Perspective Fang Kong, GuoDong Zhou and Qiaoming Zhu
  • 17:15–17:40Person Cross Document Coreference with Name Perplexity Estimates Octavian Popescu
Session 7D (MR203): Machine Translation V

Chair: Colin Cherry

  • 16:00–16:25Learning Linear Ordering Problems for Better Translation Roy Tromble and Jason Eisner
  • 16:25–16:50Weighted Alignment Matrices for Statistical Machine Translation Yang Liu, Tian Xia, Xinyan Xiao and Qun Liu
  • 16:50–17:15Sinuhe – Statistical Machine Translation using a Globally Trained Conditional Exponential Family Translation Model Matti Kääriäinen
  • 17:15–17:40Fast Translation Rule Matching for Syntax-based Statistical Machine Translation Hui Zhang, Min Zhang, Haizhou Li and Chew Lim Tan