[Corpora-List] NAACL HLT 2010 Young Investigators Workshop - Call for Participation

Ted Pedersen tpederse at d.umn.edu
Wed May 5 17:55:06 CEST 2010


----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Call for Participation

NAACL HLT Young Investigators Workshop on Computational Approaches to Languages of the Americas http://groups.google.com/group/naacl-2010-yi-workshop

Workshop date: Sunday, June 6, 2010 Location: Millenium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Early registration through May 9, 2010 Late registration through May 23, 2010 http://aclweb.org/membership/naaclhlt2010reg.php -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This workshop brings together researchers in Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics from across the Americas. There will be oral and poster presentations by researchers from a diverse range of countries, including Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, Mexico, and Costa Rica.

The goal of this workshop is to promote discussion and collaboration throughout the Americas, so each presentation will specifically address opportunities for collaboration in addition to covering their technical material. In addition there will be a panel discussion at the end of the day designed to stimulate ideas and interaction.

If you are interested in increasing the scope of your collaborations, or you are curious about research from all parts of the Americas, please plan to join us for what we are sure will be a very interesting and productive day.

Cordially,

Ted Pedersen and Thamar Solorio co-organizers ------------------------------------------------------------------------

SCHEDULE OF WORKSHOP

**Sunday, June 6 2010**

8:45--9:00 : Opening Remarks

9:00--9:30 : Computational Linguistics in Brazil: An Overview --- Thiago Pardo, Caroline Gasperin, Helena Caseli and Maria das Gracas Nunes (BRAZIL)

9:30--10:00 : Data-driven computational linguistics at FaMAF-UNC, Argentina --- Laura Alonso Alemany and Gabriel Infante-Lopez (ARGENTINA)

10:00--10:30 : Variable-Length Markov Models and Ambiguous Words in Portuguese ---Fabio Natanael Kepler and Marcelo Finger (BRAZIL)

10:30--11:00 : Break

11:00--11:30 : Using Common Sense to generate culturally contextualized Machine Translation --- Helena de Medeiros Caseli, Bruno Akio Sugiyama and Junia Coutinho Anacleto (BRAZIL)

11:30--12:30 : Poster Session

Human Language Technology for Text-based Analysis of Psychotherapy Sessions in the Spanish Language --- Horacio Saggion, Elena Stein-Sparvieri, David Maldavsky and Sandra Szasz (ARGENTINA)

Computational Linguistics in Costa Rica: an overview --- Jorge Antonio Leoni de Leon (COSTA RICA)

Fostering Digital Inclusion and Accessibility: The PorSimples project for Simplification of Portuguese Texts --- Sandra Aluisio and Caroline Gasperin (BRAZIL)

Opinion Identification in Spanish Texts --- Aiala Rosa, Dina Wonsever and Jean-Luc Minel (URUGUAY)

A Machine Learning Approach for  Recognizing Textual Entailment in Spanish --- Julio Castillo (ARGENTINA)

The emergence of the modern concept of introspection: a quantitative linguistic analysis --- Ivan Raskovsky, Diego Fernandez Slezak, Carlos Diuk and Guillermo A. Cecchi (ARGENTINA)

Combining CBIR and NLP for Multilingual Terminology Alignment and Cross-Language Image Indexing --- Diego Burgos (COLOMBIA)

IRASubcat, a highly parametrizable, language independent tool for the acquisition of verbal subcategorization information from corpus --- Ivana Romina Altamirano and Laura Alonso Alemany (ARGENTINA)

The TermiNet Project: an Overview --- Ariani Di Felippo (BRAZIL)

Automated Detection of Language Issues Affecting Accuracy, Ambiguity and Verifiability in Software Requirements Written in Natural Language --- Allan Berrocal Rojas and Elena Gabriela Barrantes Sliesarieva (COSTA RICA)

Recognition and extraction of definitional contexts in Spanish for sketching a lexical network --- Cesar Aguilar, Olga Acosta and Gerardo Sierra (MEXICO)

12:30--2:00 : Lunch

2:00--2:30 : Computational Linguistics for helping Requirements Elicitation: a dream about Automated Software Development --- Carlos Mario Zapata Jaramillo (COLOMBIA)

2:30--3:00 : Text Generation for Brazilian Portuguese: the Surface Realization Task --- Eder Novais, Thiago Tadeu and Ivandre Paraboni (BRAZIL)

3:00--3:30 : Break

3:30--4:00 : Dialogue Systems for Virtual Environments --- Luciana Benotti, Paula Estrella and Carlos Areces (ARGENTINA)

4:00--5:00 : PANEL : Challenges and Opportunities for Conducting Research and Forming Collaborations in the Americas

--- Panelists : Helena Caseli, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos - Brazil Rebecca Hwa, University of Pittsburgh - USA Gabriel Infante-Lopez, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba - Argentina Jorge Antonio Leoni de Leon, Universidad de Costa Rica Ivandre Paraboni, Universidade de Sao Paulo - Brazil Carlos Mario Zapata Jaramillo, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

5:00--5:30 : Concluding Discussion -- Ted Pedersen http://www.d.umn.edu/~tpederse



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