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ALTA 2014 DRAFT Programme

Registration will be open from 12:30pm on Wednesday 26th and 8:30am on Thursday 27th. The ALTA tutorials and main programme will mainly be held in: RMIT Building 80, Room 80.01.02 (Street Address: 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000). The joint ALTA-ADCS sessions will be held in Room 80.02.07.

Please also see the programme of ADCS which is co-located with the ALTA Workshop.

Wednesday 26th November

CANCELLED: Machine Learning Approaches for Dealing with Limited Bilingual Data in Statistical Machine Translation (Gholamreza Haffari)
9:00-10:30part 1
11:00-12:30part 2
Gaussian Processes for NLP (Trevor Cohn and Daniel Beck)
13:30-15:00part 1
15:30-17:00part 2

Thursday 27th of November

Opening remarks08:50-09:00
Joint ALTA-ADCS Keynote09:00-10:00Maarten de Rijke
(Room 80.02.07)Diversity, Intent, and Aggregated Search
Session 1: Linguistic Issues10:30-11:00Sunghwan Kim, John Pate and Mark Johnson
(Chair: Mark Dras)The Effect of Dependency Representation Scheme on Syntactic Language Modelling
11:00-11:30Haoxing Wang and Laurianne Sitbon
Multilingual lexical resources to detect cognates in non-aligned texts
11:30-12:00Tudor Groza and Karin Verspoor
Automated Generation of Test Suites for Error Analysis of Concept Recognition Systems
Lunch Break12:00-13:30
Session 2: Joint ALTA-ADCS Session13:30-14:00Jie Yin, Sarvnaz Karimi and John Lingad (ADCS Paper)
(Room 80.02.07: Chair: Andrew Turpin) Pinpointing Locational Focus in Tweets
14:00-14:30Johannes Schanda, Mark Sanderson and Paul Clough (ADCS Paper)
Examining New Event Detection
14:30-15:00Kristy Hughes, Joel Nothman and James R. Curran (ALTA Paper)
Trading accuracy for faster named entity linking
15:00-15:30Alexander Hogue, Joel Nothman and James R. Curran (ALTA Paper)
Unsupervised Biographical Event Extraction Using Wikipedia Traffic
(ADCS Keynote)16:00-17:00
Session 3: Spoken Language16:00-16:30Su Nam Kim, Ingrid Zukerman, Thomas Kleinbauer and Masud Moshtaghi
(Chair: Trevor Cohn)A Comparative Study of Weighting Schemes for the Interpretation of Spoken Referring Expressions
16:30-16:45Mohammad Aliannejadi, Masoud Kiaeeha, Shahram Khadivi and Saeed Shiry Ghidary
Graph-Based Semi-Supervised Conditional Random Fields For Spoken Language Understanding Using Unaligned Data
16:45-17:00Dominique Estival and Steve Cassidy
Alveo, a Human Communication Science Virtual Laboratory
Awards and Business Meeting17:00-17:30
Conference Dinner19:00 onwards

Friday 28th of December

ALTA Keynote09:00-10:00Jennifer Lai
(Chair: Karin Verspoor)Deep QA: Moving beyond the hype to examine the challenges in creating a cognitive assistant for humans
Session 4: Emergency Applications and Social Media10:30-10:45Jennifer Biggs and Michael Broughton
(Chair: Ingrid Zukerman) OCR and Automated Translation for the Navigation of non-English Handsets: A Feasibility Study with Arabic
10:45-11:00Simon Kocbek, Karin Verspoor and Wray Buntine
Exploring Temporal Patterns in Emergency Department Triage Notes with Topic Models
11:00-11:30Bella Robinson, Hua Bai, Robert Power and Xunguo Lin
Developing a Sina Weibo Incident Monitor for Disasters
11:30-12:00Michael Niemann
Finding expertise using online community dialogue and the Duality of Expertise
Session 5: ALTA Shared Task12:00-12:15Diego Molla
(Chair: Diego Molla)ALTA 2014 Shared Task overview
12:15-12:30Shared Task Winners (TBA)
Presentation Title TBA
Lunch Break12:30-13:30
Session 6: Biomedical NLP and Text Classification13:30-14:00Diego Molla, Christopher Jones and Abeed Sarker
(Chair: Ben Hachey)Impact of Citing Papers for Summarisation of Clinical Documents
14:00-14:15Tatyana Shmanina, Lawrence Cavedon and Ingrid Zukerman
Challenges in Information Extraction from Tables in Biomedical Research Publications: a Dataset Analysis
14:15-14:30Antonio Jimeno Yepes, Andrew MacKinlay, Justin Bedo, Rahil Garvani and Qiang Chen
Deep Belief Networks and Biomedical Text Categorisation
14:30-15:00Fumiyo Fukumoto, Shougo Ushiyama, Yoshimi Suzuki and Suguru Matsuyoshi
The Effect of Temporal-based Term Selection for Text Classification
Final Remarks15:00-15:15
Posters session with ADCS15:30-17:00

End of programme: 5pm


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