9.0054 ACL '95 Workshop: Very Large Corpora (1/130)

Tue, 6 Jun 1995 02:13:18 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 0054. Tuesday, 6 Jun 1995.

Date: Thu, 1 Jun 1995 16:54:24 -0400
From: yarowsky@unagi.cis.upenn.edu
Subject: ACL-95 Corpus-based NLP Workshop


Friday, 30 June 1995
8:45 AM - 5:25 PM
MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
at ACL-95

(Sponsored by ACL's SIGDAT and SIGNLL)

The workshop will present original research in corpus-based and
statistical natural language processing. Topics will include
sense disambiguation, grammar induction, part-of-speech tagging,
information retrieval, language modeling, and machine translation.
This year's theme is:

Supervised Training vs. Self-organizing Methods

Historically, annotated corpora have made a significant contribution
to tasks such as part-of-speech tagging and sense disambiguation.
But annotated corpora are expensive and generally unavailable for
languages other than English. Self-organizing methods offer the hope
that annotated corpora might not be necessary. Can we achieve comparable
performance using little or no tagged training data? What are the tradeoffs?

Organizers: Ken Church and David Yarowsky

Industrial Sponsor: LEXIS-NEXIS, Division of Reed and Elsevier, Plc.

REGISTRATION: Registration fees are $35 for participants who register
by 19 May 1995, $40 for payment received by 15 June 1995, and $45 at
the door. Registration includes a copy of the proceedings, catered
lunch and refreshments during the day. Acceptable forms of payment
are US$ cheques payable to "ACL" or credit card (VISA/Mastercard)
payment. E-mail registrations are encouraged. Please submit the
following form along with payment:

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Please send to:

David Yarowsky
Dept. of Computer and Information Science
University of Pennsylvania
200 S. 33rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6389 USA
email: yarowsky@unagi.cis.upenn.edu

More Information: http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~yarowsky/wvlc3.html
ACL-95 Homepage: http://www.ai.mit.edu/people/cgdemarc/acl/acl-info.html



8:15 - 8:45 Registration. Coffee, danish, etc. available

8:45 - 8:50 Welcome

8:50 - 9:35 INVITED TALK (Mark Liberman)

9:35 - 9:50 Break

9:50 - 10:15 Eric Brill
Unsupervised Learning of Disambiguation Rules for Part of Speech Tagging

10:15 - 10:40 Carl de Marcken
Lexical Heads, Phrase Structure and the Induction of Grammar

10:40 - 11:05 Michael Collins and James Brooks
Prepositional Phrase Attachment through a Backed-off Model

11:05 - 11:15 Break

11:15 - 11:40 Andrew Golding
A Bayesian Hybrid Method for Context-sensitive Spelling Correction

11:40 - 12:05 Philip Resnik
Disambiguating Noun Groupings with Respect to Wordnet Senses

12:05 - 1:05 CATERED LUNCH

1:05 - 1:30 Dekai Wu
Trainable Coarse Bilingual Grammars for Parallel Text Bracketing

1:30 - 1:55 Lance Ramshaw and Mitch Marcus
Text Chunking using Transformation-Based Learning

1:55 - 2:05 Break

2:05 - 3:00 INVITED TALK (Henry Kucera and Nelson Francis)

3:00 - 3:10 Break

3:10 - 3:35 Fernando Pereira, Yoram Singer and Naftali Tishby
Beyond Word N-Grams

3:35 - 4:00 Jing-Shin Chang, Yi-Chung Lin and Keh-Yih Su
Automatic Construction of a Chinese Electronic Dictionary

4:00 - 4:10 Break

4:10 - 4:35 Kenneth Church and William Gale
Inverse Document Frequency (IDF): A Measure of Deviations from Poisson

4:35 - 5:00 Joe Zhou and Pete Dapkus
Automatic Suggestion of Significant Terms for a Predefined Topic

5:00 - 5:25 Ellen Riloff and Jay Shoen
Automatically Acquiring Conceptual Patterns without an Annotated Corpus

More Information: http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~yarowsky/wvlc3.html
ACL-95 Homepage: http://www.ai.mit.edu/people/cgdemarc/acl/acl-info.html