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Registration will be open from 08:30 on Thursday 5th in Level 5 of P-block on QUT Gardens Point campus. All the sessions (except for the poster session and ADCS joint session) will be located in P-512 (Level 5). The ALTA-ADCS joint Keynote and the joint session will be in P421. Lunches (except for the tutorial day) are served in Level 6. Tutorials with run in P-504.

Wednesday 4 December

Start time: 10am, Room P-504

Tutorial 1: Working with the HCS vLab (Dominique Estival and Steve Cassidy)
10:00-12:00Tutorial 1, part 1
12:00-13:00Lunch break
13:00-14:30Tutorial 1, part 2
Tutorial 2: Applying Wikipedia as a machine-readable knowledge base (David Milne)
15:00-16:30Tutorial 2, part 1
16:30-16:45Short break
16:45-17:45Tutorial 2, part 2

Thursday 5 December

Opening remarks08:50-09:00
Keynote: Bonnie Webber09:00-10:00Concurrent Discourse Relations
Session 110:30-11:00- Marco Lui and Paul Cook
(Chair: Ingrid Zukerman)Classifying English Documents by National Dialect
11:00-11:30- Tim O'Keefe, Kellie Webster, James R. Curran and Irena Koprinska.
Examining the Impact of Coreference Resolution on Quote Attribution
11:30-12:00- Yvette Graham, Timothy Baldwin, Alistair Moffat and Justin Zobel
Crowd-Sourcing of Human Judgments of Machine Translation Fluency
Lunch Break12:00-13:30
Session 213:30-14:00- Shunichi Ishihara
(Chair: Lawrence Cavedon) The Effect of the Within-speaker Sample Size on the Performance of Likelihood Ratio Based Forensic Voice Comparison: Monte Carlo Simulations
14:00-14:30- Hanna Suominen and Gabriela Ferraro. Noise in Speech-to-Text Voice: Analysis of Errors and Feasibility of Phonetic Similarity for Their Correction
14:30-15:00- Robert Power, Bella Robinson and David Ratcliffe
Finding Fires with Twitter
Session 315:30-16:00- Asif Ekbal, Sriparna Saha, Diego Molla and K Ravikumar
(Chair: Timothy Baldwin)Multi-Objective Optimization for Clustering of Medical Publications
16:00-16:20- Tatyana Shmanina, Ingrid Zukerman, Antonio Jimeno Yepes, Lawrence Cavedon and Karin Verspoor
Impact of Corpus Diversity and Complexity on NER Performance
16:20-16:50- Rolf Schwitter
Working with Defaults in a Controlled Natural Language
Business Meeting16:50-17:20
Conference Dinner at Plough Inn, South Bank, 7:00pm

Friday 6 December

Keynote: Mark Steedman09:00-10:00Robust Computational Semantics (Joint with ADCS)
Joint ALTA-ADCS Session10:30-11:00- ADCS paper (Conditional Collocation in Japanese)
11:00-11:30- ADCS paper (Visual Text Summarision for Surveillance and Situational Awareness in Hospitals)
11:30-12:00- Antti Puurula
Cumulative Progress in Language Models for Information Retrieval
12:00-12:30- Oldooz Dianat, Cecile Paris, and Stephen Wan
A Study: From Electronic Laboratory Notebooks to Generated Queries for Literature Recommendation
Lunch Break12:30-13:30
ALTA Shared Task13:30-13:45- Diego Molla
(Chair: Cecile Paris)ALTA 2013 Shared Task overview
13:45-14:00- Marco Lui and Li Wang
Recovering Casing and Punctuation using Conditional Random Fields
Session 514:00-14:30- Shunichi Ishihara
(Chair: David Martinez)A Comparative Study of Likelihood Ratio Based Forensic Text Comparison in Procedures: Multivariate Kernel Density vs. Gaussian Mixture Model-Universal Background Model
14:30-14:50- Farshid Zavareh, Ingrid Zukerman, Su Nam Kim and Thomas Kleinbauer
Error Detection in Automatic Speech Recognition
Awards and final remarks14:50-15:05
ALTA Poster Boosters15:05-15:10- Jared Willett, Timothy Baldwin, David Martinez and J. Angus Webb
Automatic Climate Classification of Environmental Science Literature
15:10-15:15- Jason Brown and Sam Mandal
Rhythm, Metrics, and the Link to Phonology
15:15-15:20- Shunichi Ishihara
Differences in Speaker Individualising Information between Case Particles and Fillers in Spoken Japanese
Posters and cocktail with ADCS15:30-17:00

End of programme: 5pm


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