Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
8:45 Opening remarks
9:00 Invited talk: Manfred Pinkal
10:00 What excludes an Alternative in Coherence Relations?
Bonnie Webber
10:30 Subgraph-based Classification of Explicit and Implicit Discourse Relations
Yannick Versley
11:00 coffee break
11:30 Parsimonious Semantic Representations with Projection Pointers
Noortje J. Venhuizen, Johan Bos, and Harm Brouwer
12:00 A Search Task Dataset for German Textual Entailment
Britta Zeller and Sebastian Padó
12:30 Semantic Annotation of Textual Entailment
Assaf Toledo, Stavroula Alexandropoulou, Sophia Katrenko, Heidi Klockmann, Pepijn Kokke and Yoad Winter
13:00 lunch
Distributional approaches
14:00 Multi-Step Regression Learning for Compositional Distributional Semantics
Edward Grefenstette, Georgiana Dinu, Yao-Zhong Zhang, Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh and Marco Baroni
14:30 Evaluating Topic Coherence Using Distributional Semantics
Nikolaos Aletras and Mark Stevenson
15:00 Towards a semantics for distributional representations
Katrin Erk
15:30 Intensionality was only alleged: On adjective-noun composition in distributional semantics
Gemma Boleda, Marco Baroni, Nghia The Pham and Louise McNally
16:00 coffee break
Semantic roles
16:30 Sources of Evidence for Implicit Argument Resolution
Egoitz Laparra and German Rigau
17:00 Towards Weakly Supervised Resolution of Null Instantiations
Philip Gorinski, Josef Ruppenhofer and Caroline Sporleder
Corpus Studies
17:30 A corpus study of clause combination
Olga Nikitina and Sebastian Pado
18:00 Regular Meaning Shifts in German Particle Verbs: A Case Study
Sylvia Springorum, Jason Utt and Sabine Schulte im Walde
19:30 Conference dinner

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Semantic relations
9:00 Recognizing Spatial Containment Relations between Event Mentions
Kirk Roberts, Michael Skinner and Sanda Harabagiu
9:30 Temporal Relation Classification Based on Temporal Reasoning
Francisco Costa and António Branco
10:00 The Impact of Selectional Preference Agreement on Semantic Relational Similarity
Bryan Rink and Sanda Harabagiu
10:30 coffee break
11:00 UCCA: A Semantics-based Grammatical Annotation Scheme
Omri Abend and Ari Rappoport
11:30 Empirical Validation of Reichenbach’s Tense Framework
Leon Derczynski and Robert Gaizauskas
12:00 Probabilistic induction for an incremental semantic grammar
Arash Eshghi, Matthew Purver and Julian Hough
12:30 lunch
13:30 Open Space afternoon

Friday, March 22, 2013
9:00 Invited talk: Kevin Knight
Natural Language Generation
10:00 Domain Adaptable Semantic Clustering in Statistical NLG
Blake Howald, Ravi Kondadadi and Frank Schilder
10:30 Generating Natural Language from Linked Data: Unsupervised template extraction
Daniel Duma and Ewan Klein
Lightning talks, then posters and coffee
Each talk takes 1 minute. Order of talks:
11:00 A corpus-based taxonomy of question responses
Pawel Lupkowski and Jonathan Ginzburg
A Pilot Experiment in Knowledge Authoring as Dialogue
Artemis Parvizi, Caroline Jay, Christopher Mellish, Jeff Pan, Yuan Ren, Robert Stevens and Kees van Deemter
Finite State Temporality and Context-Free Languages
Derek Kelleher and Carl Vogel
Fitting, Not Clashing! A Distributional Semantic Model of Logical Metonymy
Alessandra Zarcone, Alessandro Lenci, Sebastian Padó and Jason Utt
Gamification for Word Sense Labeling
Noortje J. Venhuizen, Valerio Basile, Kilian Evang and Johan Bos
Learning Semantic Representations in a Bigram Language Model
Jeff Mitchell
Logic Programs vs. First-Order Formulas in Textual Inference
Yuliya Lierler and Vladimir Lifschitz
Predicate-specific Annotations for Implicit Role Binding: Corpus Annotation, Data Analysis and Evaluation Experiments
Tatjana Moor, Michael Roth and Anette Frank
Pre-Processing MRSes
Tore Bruland
Scope Disambiguation as a Tagging Task
Kilian Evang and Johan Bos
Semantic Similarity Computation for Abstract and Concrete Nouns Using Network-based Distributional Semantic Models
Elias Iosif, Alexandros Potamianos, Maria Giannoudaki and Kalliopi Zervanou
Situated Utterances and Discourse Relations
Matthew Stone, Una Stojnic and Ernest Lepore
Towards a Tight Integration of Syntactic Parsing with Semantic Disambiguation by means of Declarative Programming
Yuliya Lierler and Peter Schüller
The semantic annotation of quantification
Harry Bunt
Using Network Approaches to Enhance the Analysis of Cross-Linguistic Polysemies
Johann-Mattis List, Anselm Terhalle and Matthias Urban
What is in a text, what isn’t, and what this has to do with lexical semantics
Aurelie Herbelot
13:00 lunch
Inference and ontologies
14:00 Sentiment Composition Using a Parabolic Model
Baptiste Chardon, Farah Benamara, Yvette Mathieu, Vladimir Popescu and Nicholas Asher
14:30 Recognising Sets and Their Elements: Tree Kernels for Entity Instantiation Identification
Andrew McKinlay and Katja Markert
15:00 Automatically Deriving Event Ontologies for a CommonSense Knowledge Base
James Allen, Jansen Orfan, Will de Beaumont, Choh Man Teng, Lucian Galescu and Mary Swift
15:30 Learning Corpus Patterns Using Finite State Automata
Octavian Popescu
16:00 Closing remarks