The ACL 2003 Workshop on Multilingual Summarization and Question Answering

09:00-09:05 Welcome
09:05-09:55 Invited Speech (Dan Roth)
Session 1: Question Answering
09:55-10:20 Question Answering via Bayesian Inference on Lexical Relations
Ganesh Ramakrishnan, Apurva Jadhav, Ashutosh Joshi, Soumen Chakrabarti  and  Pushpak Bhattacharyya
10:20-10:50 Break
Session 2: Summarization
10:50-11:15 Using Thematic Information in Statistical Headline Generation
Stephen Wan, Mark Dras, Cécile Paris  and  Robert Dale
11:15-11:40 Combining Optimal Clustering and Hidden Markov Models for Extractive Summarization
Pascale Fung, Grace Ngai  and  Chi-Shun Cheung
11:40-12:05 Evaluation of Features for Sentence Extraction on Different Types of Corpora
Chikashi Nobata, Satoshi Sekine  and  Hitoshi Isahara
12:05-12:30 An Evolutionary Approach for Improving the Quality of Automatic Summaries
Constantin Orasan
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:50 Invited Speech (Noriko Kando)
Session 3: New Directions in Question Answering
14:50-15:15 HITIQA: An Interactive Question Answering System: A Preliminary Report
Sharon Small, Ting Liu, Nobuyuki Shimizu  and  Tomek Strzalkowski
15:15-15:40 Discovery of Manner Relations and Their Applicability to Question Answering
Roxana Girju, Manju Putcha  and  Dan Moldovan
15:40-16:10 Break
Session 4: Machine Learning Approach to QA
16:10-16:35 Question Classification using HDAG Kernel
Jun Suzuki, Hirotoshi Taira, Yutaka Sasaki  and  Eisaku Maeda
16:35-17:00 Statistical QA - Classifier vs. Re-ranker: What's the difference?
Deepak Ravichandran, Eduard Hovy  and  Franz Josef Och
17:00-17:25 Automatic Detection of Causal Relations for Question Answering
Roxana Girju
17:25-17:50 Question Answering on a Case Insensitive Corpus
Wei Li, Rohini Srihari, Cheng Niu  and  Xiaoge Li
17:50-17:55 Closing Remarks and Adjourn