CoNLL-2013: Program

Venue: National Palace of Culture, Plaza Bulgaria 1, Sofia, Bulgaria

Please note that every full CoNLL paper is allotted a 15 minute oral presentation slot as well as a poster slot. As a consequence of this new format we have two poster sessions. Papers whose oral presentation is on Day 1 of the conference participate in the poster session on Day 1. The shared task posters and the CoNLL papers that are presented on Day 2 participate in the poster session on Day 2. We hope that this will provide everybody with the opportunity to present their work in a plenary session, while also allowing more in-depth conversations during the two poster sessions.

Thursday August 8, 2013
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Session 1
8:30 AM    Opening Remarks
8:45 AM   Online Active Learning for Cost Sensitive Domain Adaptation
Min Xiao and Yuhong Guo
Temple University
9:00 AM   Analysis of Stopping Active Learning based on Stabilizing Predictions
Michael Bloodgood1 and John Grothendieck2
1University of Maryland, 2Raytheon BBN Technologies
9:15 AM   Improving Pointwise Mutual Information (PMI) by Incorporating Significant Co-occurrence
Om Damani
IIT Bombay
9:30 AM   Supervised Morphological Segmentation in a Low-Resource Learning Setting using Conditional Random Fields
Teemu Ruokolainen,  Oskar Kohonen,  Sami Virpioja,  Mikko Kurimo
Aalto University
9:45 AM   Graph-Based Posterior Regularization for Semi-Supervised Structured Prediction
Luheng He1,  Jennifer Gillenwater1,  Ben Taskar2
1University of Pennsylvania, 2University of Washington
10:00 AM   A Boosted Semi-Markov Perceptron
Tomoya Iwakura
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
10:15 AM   Spectral Learning of Refinement HMMs
Karl Stratos1,  Alexander Rush2,  Shay B. Cohen1,  Michael Collins3
1Columbia University, 2MIT CSAIL, 3Columbia University
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Coffee break
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    Session 2
11:00 AM   Sentence Compression with Joint Structural Inference
Kapil Thadani and Kathleen McKeown
Columbia University
11:15 AM   Learning Adaptable Patterns for Passage Reranking
Aliaksei Severyn1,  Massimo Nicosia1,  Alessandro Moschitti1,2
1DISI, University of Trento, 2QCRI, Qatar Foundation
11:30 AM   Documents and Dependencies: an Exploration of Vector Space Models for Semantic Composition
Alona Fyshe,  Brian Murphy,  Partha Talukdar,  Tom Mitchell
Carnegie Mellon University
11:45 AM   Hidden Markov tree models for semantic class induction
Edouard Grave1,  Guillaume Obozinski2,  Francis Bach1
1Ecole normale superieure - Inria, 2Laboratoire d'Informatique Gaspard Monge, Ecole des Ponts - ParisTech
12:00 PM   Better Word Representations with Recursive Neural Networks for Morphology
Thang Luong,  Richard Socher,  Christopher Manning
Stanford University
12:15 PM   Separating Disambiguation from Composition in Distributional Semantics
Dimitri Kartsaklis1,  Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh2,  Stephen Pulman1
1University of Oxford, 2Queen Mary University of London
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM    Lunch break
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM    Session 3
2:00 PM   Frame Semantics for Stance Classification
Kazi Saidul Hasan and Vincent Ng
University of Texas at Dallas
2:15 PM   Philosophers are Mortal: Inferring the Truth of Unseen Facts
Gabor Angeli and Christopher Manning
Stanford University
2:30 PM   Towards Robust Linguistic Analysis using OntoNotes
Sameer Pradhan1,  Alessandro Moschitti2,  Nianwen Xue3,  Hwee Tou Ng4,  Anders Björkelund5,  Olga Uryupina6,  Yuchen Zhang3,  Zhi Zhong4
1Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 2QCRI, Qatar Foundation and DISI, University of Trento, 3Brandeis University, 4National University of Singapore, 5IMS, Stuttgart, 6University of Trento
2:45 PM   Dynamic Knowledge-Base Alignment for Coreference Resolution
Jiaping Zheng1,  Luke Vilnis1,  Sameer Singh1,  Jinho D. Choi2,  Andrew McCallum1
1University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2IPsoft Inc.
3:00 PM   A Non-Monotonic Arc-Eager Transition System for Dependency Parsing
Matthew Honnibal1,  Yoav Goldberg2,  Mark Johnson1
1Macquarie University, 2Bar Ilan University
3:15 PM   Collapsed Variational Bayesian Inference for PCFGs
Pengyu Wang and Phil Blunsom
University of Oxford
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Poster session 1
5:00 PM - 6 PM    Keynote 1
5:00 PM    Invited Talk: Probabilistic Models of Diversity: Determinantal Point Processes
Ben Taskar
Friday August 9, 2013
8:45 AM - 10:30 AM    Session 4
8:45 AM   Polyglot: Distributed Word Representations for Multilingual NLP
Rami Al-Rfou1,  Bryan Perozzi2,  Steven Skiena2
1Stony Brook University / Computer Science Dept, 2Stony Brook University
9:00 AM   Exploiting multiple hypotheses for Multilingual Spoken Language Understanding
Marcos Calvo1,  Fernando García1,  Lluís-F. Hurtado1,  Santiago Jiménez1,  Emilio Sanchis2
1Universitat Politècnica de València, 2Universidad Politecnica València
9:15 AM   Multilingual WSD-like Constraints for Paraphrase Extraction
Wilker Aziz1 and Lucia Specia2
1University of Wolverhampton, 2University of Sheffield
9:30 AM   Topic Models + Word Alignment = A Flexible Framework for Extracting Bilingual Dictionary from Comparable Corpus
Xiaodong Liu,  Kevin Duh,  Yuji Matsumoto
Nara Institute of Science and Technology
9:45 AM   Terminology Extraction Approaches for Product Aspect Detection in Customer Reviews
Jürgen Broß1 and Heiko Ehrig2
1Freie Universität Berlin, 2Neofonie Gmb
10:00 AM   The CoNLL-2013 Shared Task on Grammatical Error Correction
Hwee Tou Ng, Siew Mei Wu, Yuanbin Wu, Christian Hadiwinoto and Joel Tetreault
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Coffee break
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM    CoNLL Shared Task Presentations
11:00 AM   The University of Illinois System in the CoNLL-2013 Shared Task
Alla Rozovskaya, Kai-Wei Chang, Mark Sammons and Dan Roth
11:10 AM   CoNLL-2013 Shared Task: Grammatical Error Correction NTHU System Description
Ting-hui Kao, Yu-wei Chang, Hsun-wen Chiu, Tzu-Hsi Yen, Joanne Boisson, Jian-cheng Wu and Jason S. Chang
11:20 AM   NAIST at 2013 CoNLL Grammatical Error Correction Shared Task
Ippei Yoshimoto, Tomoya Kose, Kensuke Mitsuzawa, Keisuke Sakaguchi, Tomoya
Mizumoto, Yuta Hayashibe, Mamoru Komachi and Yuji Matsumoto
11:30 AM   UM-Checker: A Hybrid System for English Grammatical Error Correction
Junwen Xing, Longyue Wang, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao and Xiaodong Zeng
11:40 AM   A Tree Transducer Model for Grammatical Error Correction
Jan Buys and Brink van der Merwe
11:50 AM   Constrained Grammatical Error Correction using Statistical Machine Translation
Zheng Yuan and Mariano Felice
12:00 AM   Shared Task Discussion
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM    Lunch break
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Keynote 2
2:00 PM    Invited Talk: Probabilistic Knowledge and Uncertain Input in Human Sentence Processing
Roger Levy
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM    Best Paper Award
3:00 PM   Acquisition of Desires before Beliefs: A Computational Investigation
Libby Barak,  Afsaneh Fazly,  Suzanne Stevenson
University of Toronto
3:30 PM   Poster session 2 (incl. Shared Task)
  Polyglot: Distributed Word Representations for Multilingual NLP
Rami Al-Rfou,  Bryan Perozzi,  Steven Skiena
  Exploiting multiple hypotheses for Multilingual Spoken Language Understanding
Marcos Calvo,  Fernando García,  Lluís-F. Hurtado,  Santiago Jiménez,  Emilio Sanchis
  Multilingual WSD-like Constraints for Paraphrase Extraction
Wilker Aziz and Lucia Specia
  Topic Models + Word Alignment = A Flexible Framework for Extracting Bilingual Dictionary from Comparable Corpus
Xiaodong Liu,  Kevin Duh,  Yuji Matsumoto
  Terminology Extraction Approaches for Product Aspect Detection in Customer Reviews
Jürgen Broß and Heiko Ehrig
 LFG-based Features for Noun Number and Article Grammatical Errors
Gabor Berend, Veronika Vincze, Sina Zarrieß and Richárd Farkas
 Toward More Precision in Correction of Grammatical Errors
Dan Flickinger and Jiye Yu
 Grammatical Error Correction as Multiclass Classification with Single Model
Zhongye Jia, Peilu Wang and Hai Zhao
 IITB System for CoNLL 2013 Shared Task: A Hybrid Approach to Grammatical Error Correction
Anoop Kunchukuttan, Ritesh Shah and Pushpak Bhattacharyya
 UdS at CoNLL 2013 Shared Task
Desmond Darma Putra and Lili Szabo
 Rule-based System for Automatic Grammar Correction Using Syntactic N-grams for English Language Learning (L2)
Grigori Sidorov, Anubhav Gupta, Martin Tozer, Dolors Catala, Angels Catena and Sandrine Fuentes
 Memory-based Grammatical Error Correction
Antal van den Bosch and Peter Berck
 A Noisy Channel Model Framework for Grammatical Correction
L. Amber Wilcox-O’Hearn
 A Hybrid Model For Grammatical Error Correction
Yang Xiang, Bo Yuan, Yaoyun Zhang, Xiaolong Wang, Wen Zheng and Chongqiang Wei
 KUNLP Grammatical Error Correction System For CoNLL-2013 Shared Task
Bong-Jun Yi, Ho-Chang Lee and Hae-Chang Rim
5:00 PM    Business meeting