Workshop Program

The program will consist of presentations of accepted papers and invited presentations. We are pleased to announce invited presentations by the following speakers:

Ed Hovy - ISI, University of Southern California, USA
Martin Krallinger - CNIO, Spain
Maria Liakata - Department of Computer Science, Aberystwyth University, UK
Raheel Nawaz, Paul Thompson, Sophia Ananiadou - NaCTeM and School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK
Veronika Vincze - BioScope group, University of Szeged, Hungary

Saturday 10th of July 2010

08.45 - 9:00Openning
9:00 - 9:35Maria Liakata — Aberystwyth University, UK
Zones of conceptualisation in scientific papers: a window to negative and speculative statements
9:35 - 10:00Hercules Dalianis and Maria Skeppstedt — Stockholm University, Sweden
Creating and evaluating a consensus for negated and speculative words in a Swedish clinical corpus
10:00 - 10:25 Sumithra Velupillai — Stockholm University, Sweden
Towards a better understanding of uncertainties and speculations in Swedish clinical text – Analysis of an initial annotation trial
10:25 - 10:40 Ira Goldstein and Özlem Uzuner — SUNY Univesity at Albany, USA
Does negation really matter?
10:40 - 11:10Coffee break
11:10 - 11:45 Veronika Vincze — Szeged University, Hungary
Speculation and negation annotation in natural language texts: what the case of BioScope might (not) reveal
11:45 - 12:10 Julien Desclés, Olfa Makkaoui, and Taouise Hacène — LaLIC Université Paris-Sorbonne
Automatic annotation of speculation in biomedical texts: new perspectives and large-scale evaluation
12:10 - 12:25Aron Henriksson and Sumithra Velupillai — Stockholm University, Sweden
Levels of certainty in knowledge-intensive corpora: an initial annotation study
12:25 - 12:50 Martin Krallinger — CNIO, Spain
Importance of negations and experimental qualifiers in biomedical literature
12:50 - 13.50Lunch
13:50 - 14:50Ed Hovy — ISI, University of Southern California, USA
Negation and modality in distributional semantics
14:50 - 15:15Isaac Councill, Ryan McDonald, and Leonid Velikovich — Google, Inc., USA
What’s great and what’s not: Learning to classify the scope of negation for improved sentiment analysis
15:15 - 15:40 Michael Wiegand, Alexandra Balahur, Benjamin Roth, Dietrich Klakow, and Andrés Montoyo — Saarland University, Germany - University of Alicante, Spain
A Survey on the role of negation in sentiment analysis
15.40 - 16.10Coffee break
16:10 - 16:45Raheel Nawaz, Paul Thompson, and Sophia Ananiadou — NaCTeM and School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK
Evaluating a meta-knowledge annotation scheme for bio-events
16:45 - 17:10Farzaneh Sarafraz and Goran Nenadic — University of Manchester, UK
Using SVMs with the command relation features to identify negated events in biomedical literature
17:10 - 17:35 Bernardo Magnini and Elena Cabrio — FBK-IRST, Trento
Contradiction-focused qualitative evaluation of textual entailment
17:35 - 18.00Discussion