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ALTA 2010 Program

9 December (Thursday)

8:30 Registration open

9:00-10:00 keynote (1 hour talk plus 5 mins Q&A extending into coffee break)

OPINION MINING, SUBJECTIVITY and FACTUALITY by Rodolfo Delmonte (University Ca'Foscari, Italy)
Session Chair: Diego Molla-Aliod

10:00-10:30 coffee break

10:30-10:40 introductory remarks by local organizers

Session Chair: Jim Breen
10:40-11:05 Shunichi Ishihara, Variability and Consistency in the Idiosyncratic Selection of Fillers in Japanese Monologues: Gender Differences
11:05-11:30 Michael Curtotti and Eric McCreath, Corpus Based Classification of Text in Australian Contracts
11:30-11:55 Li Wang, Su Nam Kim and Timothy Baldwin, Thread-level Analysis over Technical User Forum Data
11:55-12:20 Susan Howlett and Mark Dras, Dual-Path Phrase-Based Statistical Machine Translation
12:20-12:45 Yue Li and David Martinez, Information Extraction of Multiple Categories from Pathology Reports

12:45-2:00 lunch

2:00-3:00 industry keynote (1 hour talk plus 5 mins Q&A extending into coffee break)

CHANGING ROLE OF NLP IN APPLICATIONS. by Casey Whitelaw (Google Inc, Sydney)
Session Chair: Andrew Lampert

3:00-3:30 coffee break

Session Chair: James Curran
3:30-5:30 (10 minutes each with no Q&A)
  1. BinaryPlex (Tim Bull)
  2. NICTA (Wray Buntine)
  3. Pacific Brands (Yuval Marom)
  4. Lexxe (Hong Liang Qiao)
  5. Digital Sonata (Vadim Berman)
  6. CSIRO (Stephen Wan)
  7. Atex (Geoff Wilson)
  8. eBay (Nitin Indurkhya)
  9. Appen (Scott Nowson)
  10. Vicnet/State Library of Victoria (Andrew Cunningham)
  11. DSTO (Adam Saulwick)
5:30 onwards: Informal Q&A followed by Conference Dinner (jointly with ADCS) at 6pm

10 December (Friday)

9:00-10:40 Joint session with ADCS
Session Chair: Lawrence Cavedon
Marco Lui and Timothy Baldwin, Classifying User Forum Participants: Separating the Gurus from the Hacks, and Other Tales of the Internet
Brian Curry, Andrew Trotman and Michael Albert, Extricating Meaning from Wikimedia Article Archives
Alexandra Uitdenbogerd, Fun with Filtering French
Zhixin Zhou, Xiuzhen Zhang and Phil Vines Seeing the forest from trees : Blog Retrieval by Aggregating Post Similarity Scores

10:40-11:10 coffee break

11:10-12:00 LT shared talk report
12:00-1:00 ALTA AGM Meeting. Pizza lunch will be provided to attendees at the end!!

1:00-2:00 lunch

Session Chair: TBA
2:00-2:25 Diego Molla, A Corpus for Evidence Based Medicine Summarisation
2:25-2:50 Sze-Meng Jojo Wong and Mark Dras, Parser Features for Sentence Grammatical Classification
2:50-3:15 Jette Viethen and Robert Dale, Speaker-Dependent Variation in Content Selection for Referring Expression Generation

3:15-3:45 coffee break

Session Chair: Rebecca Dridan
3:45-4:10 Dominick Ng, Matthew Honnibal and James R. Curran, Reranking a wide-coverage CCG parser
4:10-4:35 Simon Zwarts, Mark Johnson and Robert Dale, Repurposing Corpora for Speech Repair Detection: Two Experiments

End of Workshop


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