Monday, June 16, 2008

9:00–9:10 Opening Session

9:10–10:10 Invited Talk: Marc Swerts, "Facial Expressions in Human-Human and Human-Machine Interactions"

10:10–10:40 Break

Session 1A: Information Extraction 1

10:40–11:05: Richman, Alexander E.; Patrick Schone Mining Wiki Resources for Multilingual Named Entity Recognition
11:05–11:30: Bergsma, Shane; Dekang Lin; Randy Goebel Distributional Identification of Non-Referential Pronouns
11:30–11:55: Pasca, Marius; Benjamin Van Durme Weakly-Supervised Acquisition of Open-Domain Classes and Class Attributes from Web Documents and Query Logs
11:55–12:20: Banko, Michele; Oren Etzioni The Tradeoffs Between Open and Traditional Relation Extraction

Session 1B: Language Resources and Evaluation

10:40–11:05: Mírovsk\'y, Jirí PDT 2.0 Requirements on a Query Language
11:05–11:30: Miyao, Yusuke; Rune Stre; Kenji Sagae; Takuya Matsuzaki; Jun’ichi Tsujii Task-oriented Evaluation of Syntactic Parsers and Their Representations
11:30–11:55: Chan, Yee Seng; Hwee Tou Ng MAXSIM: A Maximum Similarity Metric for Machine Translation Evaluation
11:55–12:20: Voorhees, Ellen M. Contradictions and Justifications: Extensions to the Textual Entailment Task

Session 1C: Machine Translation 1

10:40–11:05: Cherry, Colin Cohesive Phrase-Based Decoding for Statistical Machine Translation
11:05–11:30: Deng, Yonggang; Jia Xu; Yuqing Gao Phrase Table Training for Precision and Recall: What Makes a Good Phrase and a Good Phrase Pair?
11:30–11:55: Zhang, Dongdong; Mu Li; Nan Duan; Chi-Ho Li; Ming Zhou Measure Word Generation for English-Chinese SMT Systems
11:55–12:20: Zhang, Hao; Chris Quirk; Robert C. Moore; Daniel Gildea Bayesian Learning of Non-Compositional Phrases with Synchronous Parsing

Session 1D: Speech Processing

10:40–11:05: Kaufmann, Tobias; Beat Pfister Applying a Grammar-Based Language Model to a Simplified Broadcast-News Transcription Task
11:05–11:30: Bisani, Maximilian; Paul Vozila; Olivier Divay; Jeff Adams Automatic Editing in a Back-End Speech-to-Text System
11:30–11:55: Fleischman, Michael; Deb Roy Grounded Language Modeling for Automatic Speech Recognition of Sports Video
11:55–12:20: Fleck, Margaret M. Lexicalized Phonotactic Word Segmentation

12:20–2:00 Lunch

Session 2A: Information Retrieval 1

2:00–2:25: Fang, Hui A Re-examination of Query Expansion Using Lexical Resources
2:25–2:50: Cao, Guihong; Stephen Robertson; Jian-Yun Nie Selecting Query Term Alternations for Web Search by Exploiting Query Contexts
2:50–3:15: Duan, Huizhong; Yunbo Cao; Chin-Yew Lin; Yong Yu Searching Questions by Identifying Question Topic and Question Focus

Session 2B: Language Generation

2:00–2:25: Mairesse, François; Marilyn Walker Trainable Generation of Big-Five Personality Styles through Data-Driven Parameter Estimation
2:25–2:50: Lee, John; Stephanie Seneff Correcting Misuse of Verb Forms
2:50–3:15: Espinosa, Dominic; Michael White; Dennis Mehay Hypertagging: Supertagging for Surface Realization with CCG

Session 2C: Machine Translation 2

2:00–2:25: Mi, Haitao; Liang Huang; Qun Liu Forest-Based Translation
2:25–2:50: Blunsom, Phil; Trevor Cohn; Miles Osborne A Discriminative Latent Variable Model for Statistical Machine Translation
2:50–3:15: Zhang, Hao; Daniel Gildea Efficient Multi-Pass Decoding for Synchronous Context Free Grammars

Session 2D: Semantics 1

2:00–2:25: Koller, Alexander; Michaela Regneri; Stefan Thater Regular Tree Grammars as a Formalism for Scope Underspecification
2:25–2:50: Davidov, Dmitry; Ari Rappoport Classification of Semantic Relationships between Nominals Using Pattern Clusters
2:50–3:15: Mitchell, Jeff; Mirella Lapata Vector-based Models of Semantic Composition

3:15–3:45 Break

Session 3A: Information Extraction 2

3:45–4:10: Arnold, Andrew; Ramesh Nallapati; William W. Cohen Exploiting Feature Hierarchy for Transfer Learning in Named Entity Recognition
4:10–4:35: Ji, Heng; Ralph Grishman Refining Event Extraction through Cross-Document Inference
4:35–5:00: Branavan, S.R.K.; Harr Chen; Jacob Eisenstein; Regina Barzilay Learning Document-Level Semantic Properties from Free-Text Annotations
5:00–5:25: Feng, Yansong; Mirella Lapata Automatic Image Annotation Using Auxiliary Text Information

Session 3B: Sentiment Analysis

3:45–4:10: Szarvas, György Hedge Classification in Biomedical Texts with a Weakly Supervised Selection of Keywords
4:10–4:35: Andreevskaia, Alina; Sabine Bergler When Specialists and Generalists Work Together: Overcoming Domain Dependence in Sentiment Tagging
4:35–5:00: Nomoto, Tadashi A Generic Sentence Trimmer with CRFs
5:00–5:25: Titov, Ivan; Ryan McDonald A Joint Model of Text and Aspect Ratings for Sentiment Summarization

Session 3C: Syntax & Parsing 1

3:45–4:10: Agirre, Eneko; Timothy Baldwin; David Martinez Improving Parsing and PP Attachment Performance with Sense Information
4:10–4:35: Hoyt, Frederick; Jason Baldridge A Logical Basis for the D Combinator and Normal Form in CCG
4:35–5:00: Vadas, David; James R. Curran Parsing Noun Phrase Structure with CCG
5:00–5:25: Vickrey, David; Daphne Koller Sentence Simplification for Semantic Role Labeling

3:45–5:50 Session 3D: Student Research Workshop

3:45–4:10: Hagiwara, Masato A Supervised Learning Approach to Automatic Synonym Identification Based on Distributional Features
4:10–4:35: Banik, Eva An Integrated Architecture for Generating Parenthetical Constructions
4:35–5:00: Eidelman, Vladimir Inferring Activity Time in News through Event Modeling
5:00–5:25: Liao, Shasha Combining Source and Target Language Information for Name Tagging of Machine Translation Output
5:25–5:50: Sun, Shuqi; Yin Chen; Jufeng Li A Re-examination on Features in Regression Based Approach to Automatic MT Evaluation

Poster Session Student Research Workshop (6:00-8:30)

Fossati, Davide The Role of Positive Feedback in Intelligent Tutoring Systems
Heintz, Ilana Arabic Language Modeling with Finite State Transducers
Kersey, Cynthia Impact of Initiative on Collaborative Problem Solving
McInnes, Bridget An Unsupervised Vector Approach to Biomedical Term Disambiguation: Integrating UMLS and Medline
Messiant, Cédric A Subcategorization Acquisition System for French Verbs
Trnka, Keith Adaptive Language Modeling for Word Prediction
Zhang, Yitao A Hierarchical Approach to Encoding Medical Concepts for Clinical Notes

5:25–6:00 Break

Poster and Demo Session (6:00-8:30)

Batista, Fernando; Nuno Mamede; Isabel Trancoso Language Dynamics and Capitalization using Maximum Entropy
Boston, Marisa Ferrara; John T. Hale; Reinhold Kliegl; Shravan Vasishth Surprising Parser Actions and Reading Difficulty
Carenini, Giuseppe; Raymond T. Ng; Xiaodong Zhou Summarizing Emails with Conversational Cohesion and Subjectivity
Chali, Yllias; Shafiq Joty Improving the Performance of the Random Walk Model for Answering Complex Questions
Chen, Wei Dimensions of Subjectivity in Natural Language
Chitturi, Rahul; John Hansen Dialect Classification for Online Podcasts Fusing Acoustic and Language Based Structural and Semantic Information
DeNero, John; Dan Klein The Complexity of Phrase Alignment Problems
Dickinson, Markus Ad Hoc Treebank Structures
de la Chica, Sebastian; Faisal Ahmad; James H. Martin; Tamara Sumner Extractive Summaries for Educational Science Content
Dligach, Dmitriy; Martha Palmer Novel Semantic Features for Verb Sense Disambiguation
Dredze, Mark; Joel Wallenberg Icelandic Data Driven Part of Speech Tagging
Duh, Kevin; Katrin Kirchhoff Beyond Log-Linear Models: Boosted Minimum Error Rate Training for N-best Re-ranking
Elsner, Micha; Eugene Charniak Coreference-inspired Coherence Modeling
Finkel, Jenny Rose; Christopher D. Manning Enforcing Transitivity in Coreference Resolution
Georgila, Kallirroi; Maria Wolters; Johanna Moore Simulating the Behaviour of Older versus Younger Users when Interacting with Spoken Dialogue Systems
Goldberg, Yoav; Reut Tsarfaty A Single Generative Model for Joint Morphological Segmentation and Syntactic Parsing
Goldwasser, Dan; Dan Roth Active Sample Selection for Named Entity Transliteration
Goldwater, Sharon; Dan Jurafsky; Christopher D. Manning Which Words Are Hard to Recognize? Prosodic, Lexical, and Disfluency Factors that Increase ASR Error Rates
HaCohen-Kerner, Yaakov; Ariel Kass; Ariel Peretz Combined One Sense Disambiguation of Abbreviations
Habash, Nizar Four Techniques for Online Handling of Out-of-Vocabulary Words in Arabic-English Statistical Machine Translation
Haertel, Robbie; Eric Ringger; Kevin Seppi; Carroll James; McClanahan Peter Assessing the Costs of Sampling Methods in Active Learning for Annotation
Hashimoto, Chikara; Sadao Kurohashi Blog Categorization Exploiting Domain Dictionary and Dynamically Estimated Domains of Unknown Words
Henderson, James; Oliver Lemon Mixture Model POMDPs for Efficient Handling of Uncertainty in Dialogue Management
Hermjakob, Ulf; Kevin Knight; Hal Daumé III Name Translation in Statistical Machine Translation - Learning When to Transliterate
Hildebrand, Almut Silja; Kay Rottmann; Mohamed Noamany; Quin Gao; Sanjika Hewavitharana; Nguyen Bach; Stephan Vogel Recent Improvements in the CMU Large Scale Chinese-English SMT System
Johnson, Mark Using Adaptor Grammars to Identify Synergies in the Unsupervised Acquisition of Linguistic Structure
Karakos, Damianos; Jason Eisner; Sanjeev Khudanpur; Markus Dreyer Machine Translation System Combination using ITG-based Alignments
Kazama, Jun’ichi; Kentaro Torisawa Inducing Gazetteers for Named Entity Recognition by Large-Scale Clustering of Dependency Relations
Kennedy, Alistair; Stan Szpakowicz Evaluating Roget’s Thesauri
Kulkarni, Anagha; Jamie Callan Dictionary Definitions based Homograph Identification using a Generative Hierarchical Model
Li, Wenjie; Peng Zhang; Furu Wei; Yuexian Hou; Qin Lu A Novel Feature-based Approach to Chinese Entity Relation Extraction
Li, Zhifei; David Yarowsky Unsupervised Translation Induction for Chinese Abbreviations using Monolingual Corpora
Li, Jianguo; Chris Brew Which Are the Best Features for Automatic Verb Classification
Liu, Chao-Lin; Jen-Hsiang Lin Using Structural Information for Identifying Similar Chinese Characters
Liu, Yandong; Eugene Agichtein You’ve Got Answers: Towards Personalized Models for Predicting Success in Community Question Answering
McClosky, David; Eugene Charniak Self-Training for Biomedical Parsing
Miller, Tim; William Schuler A Unified Syntactic Model for Parsing Fluent and Disfluent Speech
Moilanen, Karo; Stephen Pulman The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown: Morphosyllabic Sentiment Tagging of Unseen Words
Moschitti, Alessandro; Silvia Quarteroni Kernels on Linguistic Structures for Answer Extraction
Mrozinski, Joanna; Edward Whittaker; Sadaoki Furui Collecting a Why-Question Corpus for Development and Evaluation of an Automatic QA-System
Nakov, Preslav; Marti A. Hearst Solving Relational Similarity Problems Using the Web as a Corpus
Olsson, J. Scott; Douglas W. Oard Combining Speech Retrieval Results with Generalized Additive Models
Penn, Gerald; Xiaodan Zhu A Critical Reassessment of Evaluation Baselines for Speech Summarization
Polifroni, Joseph; Marilyn Walker Intensional Summaries as Cooperative Responses in Dialogue: Automation and Evaluation
Roth, Ryan; Owen Rambow; Nizar Habash; Mona Diab; Cynthia Rudin Arabic Morphological Tagging, Diacritization, and Lemmatization Using Lexeme Models and Feature Ranking
Saha, Sujan Kumar; Pabitra Mitra; Sudeshna Sarkar Word Clustering and Word Selection Based Feature Reduction for MaxEnt Based Hindi NER
Schulte im Walde, Sabine; Christian Hying; Christian Scheible; Helmut Schmid Combining EM Training and the MDL Principle for an Automatic Verb Classification Incorporating Selectional Preferences
Syed, Umar; Jason Williams Using Automatically Transcribed Dialogs to Learn User Models in a Spoken Dialog System
Talbot, David; Thorsten Brants Randomized Language Models via Perfect Hash Functions
Toutanova, Kristina; Hisami Suzuki; Achim Ruopp Applying Morphology Generation Models to Machine Translation
Tsuchiya, Masatoshi; Shinya Hida; Seiichi Nakagawa Robust Extraction of Named Entity Including Unfamiliar Word
Veale, Tony; Yanfen Hao; Guofu Li Multilingual Harvesting of Cross-Cultural Stereotypes
Wan, Stephen; Cecile Paris In-Browser Summarisation: Generating Elaborative Summaries Biased Towards the Reading Context
Wang, Qin Iris; Dale Schuurmans; Dekang Lin Semi-Supervised Convex Training for Dependency Parsing
Xia, Yunqing; Linlin Wang; Kam-Fai Wong; Mingxing Xu Lyric-based Song Sentiment Classification with Sentiment Vector Space Model
Yamangil, Elif; Rani Nelken Mining Wikipedia Revision Histories for Improving Sentence Compression
Yang, Fan; Jun Zhao; Bo Zou; Kang Liu; Feifan Liu Chinese-English Backward Transliteration Assisted with Mining Monolingual Web Pages
Yuret, Deniz Smoothing a Tera-word Language Model
Zapirain, Beñat; Eneko Agirre; Lluís Màrquez Robustness and Generalization of Role Sets: PropBank vs. VerbNet
Zhang, Min; Hongfei Jiang; Aiti Aw; Haizhou Li; Chew Lim Tan; Sheng Li A Tree Sequence Alignment-based Tree-to-Tree Translation Model

Demos (6:00-8:30)

6:00-8:30: Williams, Jason Demonstration of a POMDP Voice Dialer
6:00-8:30: Siddharthan, Advaith; Ann Copestake Generating Research Websites Using Summarisation Techniques
6:00-8:30: Versley, Yannick; Simone Paolo Ponzetto; Massimo Poesio; Vladimir Eidelman; Alan Jern; Jason Smith; Xiaofeng Yang; Alessandro Moschitti BART: A Modular Toolkit for Coreference Resolution
6:00-8:30: O’Donnell, Mick Demonstration of the UAM CorpusTool for Text and Image Annotation
6:00-8:30: Huggins-Daines, David; Alexander I. Rudnicky Interactive ASR Error Correction for Touchscreen Devices
6:00-8:30: Germann, Ulrich Yawat: Yet Another Word Alignment Tool
6:00-8:30: Kang, Moonyoung; Sourish Chaudhuri; Mahesh Joshi; Carolyn P. Rosé SIDE: The Summarization Integrated Development Environment
6:00-8:30: Yarrington, Debra; John Gray; Chris Pennington; H. Timothy Bunnell; Allegra Cornaglia; Jason Lilley; Kyoko Nagao; James Polikoff ModelTalker Voice Recorder—An Interface System for Recording a Corpus of Speech for Synthesis
6:00-8:30: Kaisser, Michael The QuALiM Question Answering Demo: Supplementing Answers with Paragraphs drawn from Wikipedia

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Session: Outstanding Paper Award Presentations

9:00–9:10 Presentation of Awards

9:10–9:35: Bartlett, Susan; Grzegorz Kondrak; Colin Cherry Automatic Syllabification with Structured SVMs for Letter-to-Phoneme Conversion
9:35–10:00: Shen, Libin; Jinxi Xu; Ralph Weischedel A New String-to-Dependency Machine Translation Algorithm with a Target Dependency Language Model
10:00–10:25: Huang, Liang Forest Reranking: Discriminative Parsing with Non-Local Features
10:25–10:40: Bikel, Daniel M.; Vittorio Castelli Event Matching Using the Transitive Closure of Dependency Relations

10:40–11:10 Break

Session 4A: Syntax & Parsing 2

11:10–11:35: Koo, Terry; Xavier Carreras; Michael Collins Simple Semi-supervised Dependency Parsing
11:35–12:00: Nesson, Rebecca; Giorgio Satta; Stuart M. Shieber Optimal $k$-arization of Synchronous Tree-Adjoining Grammar
12:00–12:25: Dridan, Rebecca; Valia Kordoni; Jeremy Nicholson Enhancing Performance of Lexicalised Grammars

Session 4B: Dialogue

11:10–11:35: Ai, Hua; Diane J. Litman Assessing Dialog System User Simulation Evaluation Measures Using Human Judges
11:35–12:00: Lee, Cheongjae; Sangkeun Jung; Gary Geunbae Lee Robust Dialog Management with N-Best Hypotheses Using Dialog Examples and Agenda
12:00–12:25: Rieser, Verena; Oliver Lemon Learning Effective Multimodal Dialogue Strategies from Wizard-of-Oz Data: Bootstrapping and Evaluation

Session 4C: Machine Learning 2

11:10–11:35: Milidiú, Ruy Luiz; Cícero Nogueira dos Santos; Julio C. Duarte Phrase Chunking Using Entropy Guided Transformation Learning
11:35–12:00: Zhu, Xiaojin; Andrew B. Goldberg; Michael Rabbat; Robert Nowak Learning Bigrams from Unigrams
12:00–12:25: Suzuki, Jun; Hideki Isozaki Semi-Supervised Sequential Labeling and Segmentation Using Giga-Word Scale Unlabeled Data

Session 4D: Semantics 2

11:10–11:35: Bhagat, Rahul; Deepak Ravichandran Large Scale Acquisition of Paraphrases for Learning Surface Patterns
11:35–12:00: Szpektor, Idan; Ido Dagan; Roy Bar-Haim; Jacob Goldberger Contextual Preferences
12:00–12:25: Davidov, Dmitry; Ari Rappoport Unsupervised Discovery of Generic Relationships Using Pattern Clusters and its Evaluation by Automatically Generated SAT Analogy Questions

12:25–2:00 Lunch

Session 5A: Short Papers 1 (Machine Translation)

2:00–2:15: Xiong, Deyi; Min Zhang; Aiti Aw; Haizhou Li A Linguistically Annotated Reordering Model for BTG-based Statistical Machine Translation
2:15–2:30: Badr, Ibrahim; Rabih Zbib; James Glass Segmentation for English-to-Arabic Statistical Machine Translation
2:30–2:45: Chen, Boxing; Min Zhang; Aiti Aw; Haizhou Li Exploiting N-best Hypotheses for SMT Self-Enhancement
2:45–3:00: He, Zhongjun; Qun Liu; Shouxun Lin Partial Matching Strategy for Phrase-based Statistical Machine Translation

Session 5B: Short Papers 2 (Speech)

2:00–2:15: Varadarajan, Balakrishnan; Sanjeev Khudanpur; Emmanuel Dupoux Unsupervised Learning of Acoustic Sub-word Units
2:15–2:30: Nenkova, Ani; Agustin Gravano; Julia Hirschberg High Frequency Word Entrainment in Spoken Dialogue
2:30–2:45: McMillian, Yolanda; Juan Gilbert Distributed Listening: A Parallel Processing Approach to Automatic Speech Recognition

Session 5C: Short Papers 3 (Semantics)

2:00–2:15: Bethard, Steven; James H. Martin Learning Semantic Links from a Corpus of Parallel Temporal and Causal Relations
2:15–2:30: Snajder, Jan; Bojana Dalbelo Basic; Sasa Petrovic; Ivan Sikiric Evolving New Lexical Association Measures Using Genetic Programming
2:30–2:45: Katrenko, Sophia; Pieter Adriaans Semantic Types of Some Generic Relation Arguments: Detection and Evaluation
2:45–3:00: Roa, Sergio; Valia Kordoni; Yi Zhang Mapping between Compositional Semantic Representations and Lexical Semantic Resources: Towards Accurate Deep Semantic Parsing

Session 5D: Short Papers 4 (Generation/Summarization)

2:00–2:15: Krahmer, Emiel; Erwin Marsi; Paul van Pelt Query-based Sentence Fusion is Better Defined and Leads to More Preferred Results than Generic Sentence Fusion
2:15–2:30: Belz, Anja; Albert Gatt Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Evaluation Measures for Referring Expression Generation
2:30–2:45: Liu, Feifan; Yang Liu Correlation between ROUGE and Human Evaluation of Extractive Meeting Summaries
2:45–3:00: Schilder, Frank; Ravikumar Kondadadi FastSum: Fast and Accurate Query-based Multi-document Summarization

3:00–3:15 Break

Session 5E: Short Papers 1 (Syntax)

3:15–3:30: Gabbard, Ryan; Seth Kulick Construct State Modification in the Arabic Treebank
3:30–3:45: Musillo, Gabriele Antonio; Paola Merlo Unlexicalised Hidden Variable Models of Split Dependency Grammars
3:45–4:00: Lin, Feng; Fuliang Weng Computing Confidence Scores for All Sub Parse Trees
4:00–4:15: Foster, Jennifer; Joachim Wagner; Josef van Genabith Adapting a WSJ-Trained Parser to Grammatically Noisy Text

Session 5F: Short Papers 2 (Dialog/Statistical Methods)

3:15–3:30: Rangarajan Sridhar, Vivek Kumar; Srinivas Bangalore; Shrikanth Narayanan Enriching Spoken Language Translation with Dialog Acts
3:30–3:45: Kim, Donghyun; Hyunjung Lee; Choong-Nyoung Seon; Harksoo Kim; Jungyun Seo Speakers’ Intention Prediction Using Statistics of Multi-level Features in a Schedule Management Domain
3:45–4:00: Dredze, Mark; Koby Crammer Active Learning with Confidence
4:00–4:15: Goldberg, Yoav; Michael Elhadad splitSVM: Fast, Space-Efficient, non-Heuristic, Polynomial Kernel Computation for NLP Applications

Session 5G: Short Papers 3 (Semantics/Phonology)

3:15–3:30: Nielsen, Rodney D.; Wayne Ward; James H. Martin; Martha Palmer Extracting a Representation from Text for Semantic Analysis
3:30–3:45: Regneri, Michaela; Markus Egg; Alexander Koller Efficient Processing of Underspecified Discourse Representations
3:45–4:00: Brown, Susan Windisch Choosing Sense Distinctions for WSD: Psycholinguistic Evidence
4:00–4:15: Alfonseca, Enrique; Slaven Bilac; Stefan Pharies Decompounding query keywords from compounding languages

Session 5H: Short Papers 4 (IR/Sentiment Analysis)

3:15–3:30: Li, Shoushan; Chengqing Zong Multi-domain Sentiment Classification
3:30–3:45: Trnka, Keith; Kathleen McCoy Evaluating Word Prediction: Framing Keystroke Savings
3:45–4:00: Elsayed, Tamer; Jimmy Lin; Douglas Oard Pairwise Document Similarity in Large Collections with MapReduce
4:00–4:15: Sun, Qi; Runxin Li; Dingsheng Luo; Xihong Wu Text Segmentation with LDA-Based Fisher Kernel

4:15–4:45 Break

Session 6A: Question Answering

4:45–5:10: Kaisser, Michael; Marti A. Hearst; John B. Lowe Improving Search Results Quality by Customizing Summary Lengths
5:10–5:35: Ding, Shilin; Gao Cong; Chin-Yew Lin; Xiaoyan Zhu Using Conditional Random Fields to Extract Contexts and Answers of Questions from Online Forums
5:35–6:00: Surdeanu, Mihai; Massimiliano Ciaramita; Hugo Zaragoza Learning to Rank Answers on Large Online QA Collections

Session 6B: Phonology, Morphology 1

4:45–5:10: Adler, Meni; Yoav Goldberg; David Gabay; Michael Elhadad Unsupervised Lexicon-Based Resolution of Unknown Words for Full Morphological Analysis
5:10–5:35: Snyder, Benjamin; Regina Barzilay Unsupervised Multilingual Learning for Morphological Segmentation
5:35–6:00: Goldberg, Yoav; Meni Adler; Michael Elhadad EM Can Find Pretty Good HMM POS-Taggers (When Given a Good Start)

Session 6C: Machine Translation 3

4:45–5:10: Uszkoreit, Jakob; Thorsten Brants Distributed Word Clustering for Large Scale Class-Based Language Modeling in Machine Translation
5:10–5:35: Avramidis, Eleftherios; Philipp Koehn Enriching Morphologically Poor Languages for Statistical Machine Translation
5:35–6:00: Haghighi, Aria; Percy Liang; Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick; Dan Klein Learning Bilingual Lexicons from Monolingual Corpora

Session 6D: Semantics 3

4:45–5:10: Zhao, Shiqi; Haifeng Wang; Ting Liu; Sheng Li Pivot Approach for Extracting Paraphrase Patterns from Bilingual Corpora
5:10–5:35: Chambers, Nathanael; Dan Jurafsky Unsupervised Learning of Narrative Event Chains
5:35–6:00: Diab, Mona; Alessandro Moschitti; Daniele Pighin Semantic Role Labeling Systems for Arabic using Kernel Methods

7:00–11:00 Banquet

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

9:00–10:10 Invited Talk: Susan Dumais, "Supporting Searchers in Searching"

10:10–10:30 Break

Session 7A: Summarization

10:30–10:55: Biadsy, Fadi; Julia Hirschberg; Elena Filatova An Unsupervised Approach to Biography Production Using Wikipedia
10:55–11:20: Mei, Qiaozhu; ChengXiang Zhai Generating Impact-Based Summaries for Scientific Literature
11:20–11:45: Nenkova, Ani; Annie Louis Can You Summarize This? Identifying Correlates of Input Difficulty for Multi-Document Summarization

Session 7B: Discourse & Pragmatics

10:30–10:55: Elsner, Micha; Eugene Charniak You Talking to Me? A Corpus and Algorithm for Conversation Disentanglement
10:55–11:20: Yang, Xiaofeng; Jian Su; Jun Lang; Chew Lim Tan; Ting Liu; Sheng Li An Entity-Mention Model for Coreference Resolution with Inductive Logic Programming
11:20–11:45: Eisenstein, Jacob; Regina Barzilay; Randall Davis Gestural Cohesion for Topic Segmentation

Session 7C: Machine Learning 2

10:30–10:55: Reichart, Roi; Katrin Tomanek; Udo Hahn; Ari Rappoport Multi-Task Active Learning for Linguistic Annotations
10:55–11:20: Mann, Gideon S.; Andrew McCallum Generalized Expectation Criteria for Semi-Supervised Learning of Conditional Random Fields
11:20–11:45: Liang, Percy; Dan Klein Analyzing the Errors of Unsupervised Learning

Session 7D: Phonology, Morphology 2

10:30–10:55: Zhang, Yue; Stephen Clark Joint Word Segmentation and POS Tagging Using a Single Perceptron
10:55–11:20: Jiang, Wenbin; Liang Huang; Qun Liu; Yajuan Lü A Cascaded Linear Model for Joint Chinese Word Segmentation and Part-of-Speech Tagging
11:20–11:45: Jiampojamarn, Sittichai; Colin Cherry; Grzegorz Kondrak Joint Processing and Discriminative Training for Letter-to-Phoneme Conversion

11:45–12:50 Lunch

12:50–2:20 ACL Business Meeting

Session 8A: Information Retrieval 2

2:30–2:55: Bao, Shenghua; Huizhong Duan; Qi Zhou; Miao Xiong; Yunbo Cao; Yong Yu A Probabilistic Model for Fine-Grained Expert Search
2:55–3:20: Weerkamp, Wouter; Maarten de Rijke Credibility Improves Topical Blog Post Retrieval
3:20–3:45: Csomai, Andras; Rada Mihalcea Linguistically Motivated Features for Enhanced Back-of-the-Book Indexing
3:45–4:10: Elsayed, Tamer; Douglas W. Oard; Galileo Namata Resolving Personal Names in Email Using Context Expansion

Session 8B: Syntax & Parsing 3

2:30–2:55: Nivre, Joakim; Ryan McDonald Integrating Graph-Based and Transition-Based Dependency Parsers
2:55–3:20: Finkel, Jenny Rose; Alex Kleeman; Christopher D. Manning Efficient, Feature-based, Conditional Random Field Parsing
3:20–3:45: Gómez-Rodríguez, Carlos; John Carroll; David Weir A Deductive Approach to Dependency Parsing
3:45–4:10: Bender, Emily M. Evaluating a Crosslinguistic Grammar Resource: A Case Study of Wambaya

Session 8C: Machine Translation 2

2:30–2:55: Ganchev, Kuzman; João V. Graça; Ben Taskar Better Alignments = Better Translations?
2:55–3:20: Lin, Dekang; Shaojun Zhao; Benjamin Van Durme; Marius Pasca Mining Parenthetical Translations from the Web by Word Alignment
3:20–3:45: Marton, Yuval; Philip Resnik Soft Syntactic Constraints for Hierarchical Phrased-Based Translation
3:45–4:10: Dyer, Christopher; Smaranda Muresan; Philip Resnik Generalizing Word Lattice Translation

Session 8D: Semantics 4

2:30–2:55: Zhao, Shiqi; Cheng Niu; Ming Zhou; Ting Liu; Sheng Li Combining Multiple Resources to Improve SMT-based Paraphrasing Model
2:55–3:20: Srikumar, Vivek; Roi Reichart; Mark Sammons; Ari Rappoport; Dan Roth Extraction of Entailed Semantic Relations Through Syntax-Based Comma Resolution
3:20–3:45: de Marneffe, Marie-Catherine; Anna N. Rafferty; Christopher D. Manning Finding Contradictions in Text
3:45–4:10: Kozareva, Zornitsa; Ellen Riloff; Eduard Hovy Semantic Class Learning from the Web with Hyponym Pattern Linkage Graphs

4:40–6:10 Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation and Closing Session