[Corpora-List] Symposium on Semantic Text Processing - Industrial Outlook

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Tue Oct 7 15:44:29 CEST 2014

Symposium on Semantic Text Processing - Industrial Outlook

First announcement (apologies for duplicate notice)

A symposium on semantic text processing, focused on an outlook towards the fast growing industrial activity in this area, will take place at Bar Ilan University, on November 18-19, 2014.

The goal of the symposium is to provide a broad perspective on the evolving directions for semantic text processing, which are likely to impact the industry in this area while influencing academic research as well. The program includes keynote talks of international speakers, an applied tutorial, overview and position talks on recent scientific progress in this field, presentations by European partners in the EXCITEMENT project, as well as a substantial number of presentations from the rich Israeli scene in this area, coming from industrial research, established high-tech companies and start-ups. In addition to presentations, a desk session, where lead companies in this field present their novel technologies, will take place during a lunch reception, allowing interaction and forming new connections between participants. With this broad program and mixture of speakers, we believe that the symposium will be a quite unique and enriching event.

The list of talks is given below; the detailed program will be posted to the symposium website in a couple weeks.

For more details and registration (registration is free, but pre-registration is needed and urged for your earliest convenience): http://u.cs.biu.ac.il/~nlp/workshop14

The symposium is organized by the EU-funded project EXCITEMENT ( http://www.excitement-project.eu/), which developed textual inference methods and provides a comprehensive open source software platform for multilingual textual inference, available to the scientific and technological communities.

Ido Dagan, Bar-Ilan University

On behalf of the organizers


List of Talks

Keynote Talks

Eugene Agichtein, Emory University and Yahoo research

Contextualized Text Processing for Information Access Applications: Incorporating Behavioral, Temporal, and Social Data

Uszkoreit Jakob, Google research, California

Applied Tutorial

Marco Baroni, The Center for Mind/Brain Sciences of the University of Trento

Yoav Goldberg, Computer Science Department, Bar Ilan university

A practical introduction to distributional and neural methods for semantics

Overview Talks

Ido Dagan, Computer Science Department, Bar Ilan University, Israel

Bernardo Magnini, Foundation Bruno Kessler, Trento

Guenter Neumann, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Saabrucken

Textual inference: Methods, open source platform and applications

(Joint work with Sebastian Pado, University of Heidelberg)

Ron Bekkerman, Faculty of Management, Haifa University, Israel

Visualizing and Navigating Large-Scale Document Networks: Patent Collection Case Study

Position Talk

Oren Kurland, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Going Beyond the Document-query Lexical Match

Industry Talks

IBM Debating Technologies, IBM Haifa Research Lab, Cognitive Analytics Department

Noam Slonim


Ruty Rinott

Show Me Your Evidence - an Automatic Method for Context Dependent Evidence Detection

Roy Bar-Haim

Pro or Con? Identifying the Polarity of Claims in a given Context

Yahoo Labs Israel

David Carmel, Principal Research Scientist

Entity Intent Representation by Community-based Questions

Idan Szpektor, Senior Research Scientist

Novelty-targeted Ranking of Community-based Answers

Ute Winter, User Experience Technologies, General Motors Advanced Technical Center, Israel

Optimizing Language Models for Speech Systems in the Automotive Environment

Joint work with Ming Sun and Alexander I. Rudnicky, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Moshe Wasserblat, Senior NLU architect, Intel Israel

Conversational Speech Understanding

Raphael Cohen, Principal Data Scientist, Beer Sheva COE, Data Services, Corp IT, EMC

Lightly Supervised Content Modeling

Kfir Bar, Comprendi Inc

Semantic Processing for Social Media Advertising Optimization

Roee Sa'adon, VP Technology, Treato

Extracting Insights from Online Patients Conversations Using Natural Language Processing

Tzvika Marx, TayKey

Extending Taykey's Ontology: Term Discovery and Categorization

Ronny Lempel, VP Recommendations Group, Outbrain

Semantic Challenges in Content Discovery Services

Enav Weinreb, Algorithms Group Manager, Text Metadata Services, Thomson Reuters

Closed Set Extraction

Eli katz, Director of Algorithms , Viaccess Orca

The Adrenaline Factor: Finding Drama in Ordinary Life

Shmuel Bar, Founder and CEO, IntuView

Reading Between the Lines: Mining Domain-Specific Informal Texts with Mixed Registers and Languages

Gennadi Lembersky, Text Analytics Researcher, NICE Systems, Israel

Adriana Farina, Researcher and Analyst Programmer, Iride Lab., Almawave, Rome

Using ihe EXCITEMENT Textual Inference Platform to Extend Almawave’s Products Capabilities

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