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ALTA 2011 Program

Thursday 1 December 2011


9:00-10:00 Keynote presentation (chair: Mark Johnson)

  • Wray Buntine
    Discovery in Text: Visualisation, Topics and Statistics

10:00-10:30 Coffee break (30 mins)

10:30-10:40 Introductory remarks by local organisers

10:40-12:20 Oral presentations (chair: James Curran)

  • Benjamin Börschinger and Mark Johnson
    A Particle Filter algorithm for Bayesian Wordsegmentation
  • Bevan Jones, Mark Johnson and Sharon Goldwater
    Formalizing Semantic Parsing with Tree Transducers
  • Mark Johnson
    Parsing in Parallel on Multiple Cores and GPUs
  • Mehdi Parviz, Mark Johnson, Blake Johnson and Jon Brock
    Using Language Models and Latent Semantic Analysis to Characterise the N400m Neural Response


14:00-15:15 Oral presentations (chair: Mark Dras)

  • Shunichi Ishihara
    A Forensic Authorship Classification in SMS Messages: A Likelihood Ratio Based Approach Using N-gram
  • Su Nam Kim and Lawrence Cavedon
    Classifying Domain-Specific Terms Using a Dictionary
  • Stephen Merity and James Curran
    Frontier Pruning for Shift-Reduce CCG Parsing

15:15-15:45 Coffee break (30 mins)

15:45-16:15 Poster presentations (chair: Francois Lareau) (5 mins per poster)

  • John Cocks and Te Taka Keegan
    A word-based approach for diacritic restoration in Māori
  • Nobuagi Akagi and Francesco-Alessio Ursini
    The Interpretation of Complement Anaphorae: the case of The Others
  • Francesco-Alessio Ursini and Nobuagi Akagi
    The Interpretation of Plural Pronouns in Discourse: The Case of They
  • Jenny Mcdonald, Alistair Knott, Richard Zeng and Ayelet Cohen
    Learning from student responses: A domain-independent natural language tutor
  • Md. Waliur Rahman Miah, John Yearwood and Sid Kulkarni
    Detection of child exploiting chats from a mixed chat dataset as a text classification task
  • Marcin Nowina-Krowicki, Andrew Zschorn, Michael Pilling and Steven Wark
    ENGAGE: Automated Gestures for Animated Characters

16:15-17:25 Presenters put up their posters

17:25-18:45 Poster session with ALS

19:30- Dinner

Friday 2 December 2011


9:00-10:40 Joint session with ADCS (chair: David Martinez)

  • Li Wang, Diana Mccarthy and Timothy Baldwin
    Predicting Thread Linking Structure by Lexical Chaining
  • Diego Molla and Maria Elena Santiago-Martinez
    Development of a Corpus for Evidence Based Medicine Summarisation
  • Mike Symonds, Peter Bruza, Laurianne Sitbon and Ian Turner
    Tensor Query Expansion: A cognitively motivated relevance model
  • Yan Shen, Yuefeng Li, Yue Xu, Renato Lannella, Abdulmohsen Algarni and Xiaohui Tao
    An Ontology-based Mining Approach for User Search Intent Discovery

10:40-11:10 Coffee break (30 mins)

11:10-12:25 Oral presentations (chair: Tim Baldwin)

  • (best paper award) Francois Lareau, Mark Dras, Benjamin Boerschinger and Robert Dale
    Collocations in multilingual text generation: Lexical Functions meet Lexical Functional Grammar
  • Abeed Sarker, Diego Molla and Cecile Paris
    Outcome Polarity Identification of Medical Papers
  • Sze-Meng Jojo Wong, Mark Dras and Mark Johnson
    Topic Modeling for Native Language Identification

14:00-15:00 Prizes and AGM

15:00-15:30 Special presentation

  • Dominique Estival
    OzCLO: The Australian Computational Linguistic Olympiad

15:30-16:00 Coffee break (30 mins)

16:00-16:45 Special presentation

  • Diego Molla and Abeed Sarker.
    Automatic Grading of Evidence: The 2011 ALTA Shared Task

16:45-17:00 Wrap-up

17:25-18:45 Poster session with ALS + drinks


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