22nd July

8.30 – 9.00

(117) Plenary: Opening

9.00 – 10.00

(117)  Plenary: Invited Talk: Jack Mostow: If I have a Hammer:

Computational Linguistics in a Reading Tutor that Listens

10.00 – 10.30



(116)  Session 1: Multimodal and Situated Language Processing

Michael Johnston

(115)  Session 4: Statistical Parsing

Jun’ichi Tsujii

(114)  Session 7


10.30 – 10.55

Optimization in Multimodal Interpretation

Joyce Y. Chai, Pengyu Hong, Michelle X. Xhou, Zahar Prasov

Discriminative Training of a Neural Network Statistical Parser

James Henderson

Demonstrations & Interactive Posters: Short Presentations


10.55 – 11.20

Constructivist Development of Grounded Construction Grammar

Luc Steels

Parsing the WSJ using CCG and Log-Linear Models

Stephen Clark, James R. Curran

11.20 – 11.45

A Distributional Model Of Semantic Context Effects In Lexical Processing

Scott Macdonald, Chris Brew

Incremental Parsing with the Perceptron Algorithm

Michael Collins, Brian Roark

11.45 – 12.10

Analysis of Mixed Natural and Symbolic Input in Mathematical Dialogs

Magdalena Wolska, Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova

Convolution Kernels with Feature Selection for Natural Language Processing Tasks

Jun Suzuki, Hideki Isozaki, Eisaku Maeda

12.10 – 13.40



(116)  Session 2: Spoken Language Processing

Dan Roth

(115)  Session 5: Coreference and Anaphora

Kathleen McCoy

(114)  Session 8: Information Extraction

Graeme Hirst


Demo/Poster Session

13.40 – 14.05

A TAG-based noisy-channel model of speech repairs

Mark Johnson, Eugene Charniak

Improving Pronoun Resolution by Incorporating Coreferential Information of Candidates

Xiaofeng Yang, Guodong Zhou, Jian Su, Chew Lim Tan

Extracting Regulatory Gene Expresión Networks from PubMed

Jasmin Saric, Lars J. Jensen, Peer Bork, Rossitza Ouzounova, Isabel Rojas

14.05 – 14.30

Attention Shifting for Parsing Speech

Keith Hall, Mark Johnson

A Mention-Synchronous Coreference Resolution Algorithm Based on the Bell Tree

Xiaoqiang Luo, Abe Ittycheriah, Hongyan Jing, Nanda Kambhatla, Salim Roukos

Linguistic Profiling for Authorship Recognition and Verification

Hans van Halteren

14.30 – 14.55

Discriminative language modeling with conditional random fields and the perception algorithm

Brian Roark, Murat Saraclar, Michael Collins, Mark Johnson

Learning to Resolve Bridging References

Massimo Poesio, Rahul Mehta, Axel Maroudas, Janet Hitzeman

An empricial study of Information Synthesis task

Enrique Amigo, Julio Gonzalo, Victor Peinado, Anselmo Peñas, Felisa Verdejo

14.55 – 15.20

Statistical Modeling for Unit Selection in Speech Synthesis

Cyril Allauzen, Mehryar Mohri, Michael Riley

Learning Noun Phrase Anaphoricity to Improve Coreference Resolution: Issues in Representation and Optimization

Vincent Ng

Mining metalinguistic activity in corpora to create lexical resources using Information Extraction techniques: the MOP system

Carlos Rodríguez Penagos

15.20 – 15.50



(116)  Session 3: Dialogue Systems

Diane Litman

(115)  Session 6: Machine Translation

Hitoshi Isahara

(114)  Session 9: Syntax/Semantics/Parsing

Claire Gardent


Demo/Poster Session

15.50 – 16-15

Developing A Flexible Spoken Dialog System Using Simulation

Grace Chung

A Joint Source-Channel Model for Machine Transliteration

Haizhou Li, Min Zhang, Jian Su

Optimizing Typed Feature Structure Grammar Parsing through Non-Statistical Indexing

Cosmin Munteanu, Gerald Penn

16.15 – 16.40

Data-driven Strategies for an Automated Dialogue System

Hilda Hardy, Alan Biermann, R. Bryce Inouye, Ashley Mckenzie, Tomek Strzalkowski, Cristian Ursu, Nick Webb, Min Wu

Collocation Translation Acquisition Using Monolingual Corpora

Yajuan Lü, Ming Zhou

Head-driven Parsing for Word Lattices

Christopher Collins, Gerald Penn, Bob Carpenter

16.40 – 17.05

Trainable Sentence Planning for Complex Information Presentation in Spoken Dialog Systems

Amanda Stent, Rashmi Prasad, Marilyn Walker

Statistical Machine Translation with Word- and Sentence-Aligned Parallel Corpora

Chris Callison-Burch, David Talbot, Miles Osborne

Balancing Clarity and Efficiency in Typed Feature Logic through delaying

Gerald Penn

17.05 – 17.30

User expertise modeling and adaptivity in a speech-based e-mail system

Kristiina Jokinen, Kari Kanto

Finding Ideographic Representations of Japanese Names Written in Latin Script via Language Identification and Corpus Validation

Yan Ou, Gregory Grefenstette

Minimal Recursion Semantics as Dominance Constraints: Translation, Evaluation, and Analysis

Ruth Fuchss, Alexander Koller, Joachim Niehren, Stefan Thater