[Elsnet-list] Call for Participation - ACL 2012 Joint Workshop on Statistical Parsing and Semantic Processing of Morphologically Rich Languages (SP-Sem-MRL)

Marianna Apidianaki marianna at limsi.fr
Wed Jun 6 15:28:12 CEST 2012


** Apologies for multiple postings **

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
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ACL 2012 Joint Workshop on Statistical Parsing and Semantic Processing of 
Morphologically Rich Languages (SP-Sem-MRL 2012)

Endorsed by SIGLEX, SIGPARSE and the EU's PASCAL Network of Excellence

July 12, 2012 - Jeju, Republic of Korea

Registration: http://www.acl2012.org/registration/sub01.asp

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The joint workshop on Statistical Parsing and Semantic Processing of 
Morphologically Rich Languages (SP-Sem-MRL 2012) aims to build upon 
the successful first and second SPMRL workshops while extending the overall 
scope to include semantic processing where MRLs pose challenges for 
algorithms or models initially designed to process English. In statistical 
parsing, which has been a cornerstone of research in NLP and has seen 
great advances due to the widespread availability of syntactically annotated 
corpora, English parsing performance has reached a high plateau in certain 
genres, which is however not always indicative of parsing performance in MRLs, 
dependency-based and constituency-based alike. Semantic processing of 
natural language has similarly seen much progress in recent years. However, 
as in parsing, the bulk of the work has concentrated on English, and MRLs present 
challenges that the community is as of yet unaware of, and which current semantic 
processing technologies have difficulty coping with. These challenges may lurk 
in areas where parses are used as input, or where inadequate pre-processing of 
morphological variation hurts parsing and semantic tasks alike.

The goal of this workshop is to encourage cross-fertilization among researchers 
working on different Morphologically Rich Languages and among those working on 
different levels of processing.

The panel session of the workshop will be devoted to disclosing the data sets and 
evaluation procedures for the cross-linguistic cross-framework SPMRL 2013 Shared 
Task. Researchers who are interested in participating in the shared task are encouraged 
to attend the session and contribute to the discussion.

For more information: https://sites.google.com/site/spsemmrl2012/

** We are pleased to announce financial support in workshop registration fees for students, 
through the generous sponsorship of PASCAL Network of Excellence.**



KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
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Pr. Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh) 
Title: Parsing with Case, Coordination, and Free Word-Order

Ivan Titov (Saarland University) 
Title: Monolingual and Crosslingual Unsupervised Induction of Shallow Semantic Representations



ACCEPTED PAPERS
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ASSIGNING DEEP LEXICAL TYPES USING STRUCTURED CLASSIFIER FEATURES FOR
GRAMMATICAL DEPENDENCIES
João Silva and António Branco

BUILDING AN ARABIC MULTIWORD EXPRESSIONS REPOSITORY
Abdelati Hawwari, Kfir Bar and Mona Diab

COMBINING RULE-BASED AND STATISTICAL SYNTACTIC ANALYZERS
Iakes Goenaga, Koldobika Gojenola, María Jesús Aranzabe, Arantza
Díaz de Ilarraza and Kepa Bengoetxea

GENERATIVE CONSTITUENT PARSING AND DISCRIMINATIVE DEPENDENCY RERANKING:
EXPERIMENTS ON ENGLISH AND FRENCH
Joseph Le Roux, Benoit Favre, Alexis Nasr and Seyed Abolghasem Mirroshandel

KOREAN TREEBANK TRANSFORMATION FOR PARSER TRAINING
DongHyun Choi, Jungyeul Park and Key-Sun Choi

MACHINE LEARNING OF SYNTACTIC ATTACHMENT FROM MORPHOSYNTACTIC AND
SEMANTIC CO-OCCURRENCE STATISTICS
Szymon Acedański, Adam Slaski and Adam Przepiórkowski

PROBABILISTIC LEXICAL GENERALIZATION FOR FRENCH DEPENDENCY PARSING
Enrique Henestroza Anguiano and Marie Candito

STATISTICAL PARSING OF SPANISH AND DATA DRIVEN LEMMATIZATION
Joseph Le Roux, Benoit Sagot and Djamé Seddah

SUPERVISED LEARNING OF GERMAN QUALIA RELATIONS
Yannick Versley

UNSUPERVISED FRAME BASED SEMANTIC ROLE INDUCTION: APPLICATION TO FRENCH
AND ENGLISH
Alejandra Lorenzo and Christophe Cerisara

USING AN SVM ENSEMBLE SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED TAMIL DEPENDENCY PARSING
Nathan Green, Loganathan Ramasamy and Zdeněk Žabokrtský

USING SYNTHETIC COMPOUNDS FOR WORD SENSE DISCRIMINATION
Yannick Versley and Verena Henrich



ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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General chairs:
Marianna Apidianaki (LIMSI-CNRS, France)
Ido Dagan (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)
Jennifer Foster (Dublin City University, Ireland)
Yuval Marton (IBM Watson Research Center, US)
Djamé Seddah (University of Paris 4, France)
Reut Tsarfaty (Uppsala University, Sweden)

Shared session chairs:
Katrin Erk (University of Texas at Austin, US)
Ines Rehbein (University of Potsdam, Germany)
Peter Turney (National Research Council, Canada)
Yannick Versley (University of Tuebingen, Germany)



CONTACT
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For any inquiries regarding the workshop please send an email to sp.sem.mrl2012 at gmail.com

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/spsemmrl2012/


ENDORSMENT AND SPONSORS
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This workshop is endorsed by SIGLEX & SIGPARSE ; and
sponsored by the PASCAL Network of Excellence & the INRIA's Alpage project.


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