14.0213 ACL workshop on Word Senses and MultiLinguality

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 213.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2000 06:57:51 +0100
             From: "Nancy M. Ide" <ide@cs.vassar.edu>
             Subject: SIGLEX Workshop on Word Senses and MultiLinguality

                            ACL 2000 Workshop


    Sponsored by the ACL Special Interest Group for the Lexicon (SIGLEX)
                      9:00-12:00 AM, October 7, 2000
              Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


    With an increasingly global economy and the explosive growth of the
    "World" in "World Wide Web", the computational linguistics community
    is faced as never before with the challenges and opportunities of
    multi-linguality. At the same time, the community has returned with
    renewed enthusiasm to problems of word meaning, especially the
    delineation and discrimination of word senses. An intimate
    relationship between the two issues is becoming apparent -- for
    example, in the consideration of translation equivalence in parallel
    corpora, the construction of multilingual ontologies, and the
    examination of senses in relation to specific natural language
    applications such as machine translation, information retrieval,
    summarization, etc. The issue of multi-lingual approaches to sense
    distinctions was also a central topic of discussion at the first
    SENSEVAL conference in 1998, and is one of the areas to be covered at
    SENSEVAL-2 (to be held in Spring 2001).

    This workshop will address problems of word sense disambiguation and
    delineation of appropriate sense distinctions, with specific emphasis
    on approaches that involve more than one language and the ways in
    which observations about cross-linguistic equivalence affect our
    consideration of sense divisions in the individual languages. More
    generally, we seek to foster discussion and exchanges of insight in
    any area of computational linguistics where a non-monolingual approach
    to word sense issues is being taken.

                             Provisional Program


    9:15-9:45 An Unsupervised Method for Multilingual Word Sense Tagging
                  Using Parallel Corpora
                    Mona Diab, University of Maryland , USA

    9:45-10:15 Sense Clusters for Information Retrieval: Evidence from
                  SemCor and the EuroWordNet InterLingual Index
                    Irina Chugar, Julio Gonzalo, Felisa Verdejo, UNED, Spain

    10:15-10:30 COFFEE BREAK

    10:30-11:00 Chinese-Japanese Cross Language Information Retrieval:
                  A Han Character Based Approach
                    Maruf Hasan, Yuji Matsumoto, NARA Inst., Japan

    11:00-11:30 Experiments in Word Domain Disambiguation for Parallel
                    Bernardo Magnini, Carlo Strapparava, IRST, Italy


    12:00-12:15 SIGLEX Business Meeting

    Workshop Organizers

             Nancy Ide, Charles Fillmore, Philip Resnik, David Yarowsky

    Program Committee

             Helge Dyvik, University of Bergen
             Nancy Ide, Vassar College
             Christiane Fellbaum, Princeton University
             Charles Fillmore, UC Berkeley and ICSI
             Adam Kilgarriff, ITRI, University of Brighton
             Martha Palmer, University of Pennsylvania
             Philip Resnik, University of Maryland
             Evelyne Viegas, Microsoft Corporation
             David Yarowsky, Johns Hopkins University

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