The Second International Workshop on Paraphrasing:
Paraphrase Acquisition and Applications (IWP2003)

Saturday, July 11, 2003
9:00-9:05 Opening
9:05-9:55 Paraphrasing Paraphrased (Invited Talk)
Graeme Hirst
Session 1: Generation
9:55-10:20 Generation of Single-sentence Paraphrases from Predicate/Argument Structure using Lexico-grammatical Resources
Raymond Kozlowski, Kathleen F. McCoy  and  K. Vijay-Shanker
10:20-10:50 Break
Session 2: Applications I
10:50-11:15 Text Simplification for Reading Assistance: A Project Note
Kentaro Inui, Atsushi Fujita, Tetsuro Takahashi, Ryu Iida  and  Tomoya Iwakura
11:15-11:40 Preferential Presentation of Japanese Near-synonyms using Definition Statements
Hiroyuki Okamoto, Kengo Sato  and  Hiroaki Saito
11:40-12:30 Session 3: Short Presentation Session
Exploiting Paraphrases in a Question Answering System
Fabio Rinaldi, James Dowdall, Kaarel Kaljurand, Michael Hess  and  Diego Mollá
Interrogative Reformulation Patterns and Acquisition of Question Paraphrases
Noriko Tomuro
Normalization and Paraphrasing Using Symbolic Methods
Caroline Brun  and  Caroline Hagège
Criterion for Judging Request Intention in Response Texts of Open-Ended Questionnaires
Hiroko Inui, Masao Utiyama  and  Hitoshi Isahara
12:30-14:00 Lunch
Session 4: Paraphrasing Acquisition
14:00-14:25 Extracting Structural Paraphrases from Aligned Monolingual Corpora
Ali Ibrahim, Boris Katz  and  Jimmy Lin
14:25-14:50 Paraphrase Acquisition for Information Extraction
Yusuke Shinyama  and  Satoshi Sekine
14:50-15:15 Optimizing Synonym Extraction Using Monolingual and Bilingual Resources
Hua Wu  and  Ming Zhou
15:15-15:40 Paraphrasing Japanese Noun Phrases using Character-based Indexing
Takenobu Tokunaga, Hozumi Tanaka  and  Kenji Kimura
15:40-16:10 Break
Session 5: Applications II
16:10-16:35 Paraphrasing Rules for Automatic Evaluation of Translation into Japanese
Hiroshi Kanayama
16:35-17:00 Lexical Paraphrasing for Document Retrieval and Node Identification
Ingrid Zukerman, Sarah George  and  Yingying Wen
17:00-17:50 Discussion and Closing