13th annual workshop of
The Australasian Language Technology Association

University of Western Sydney, Parramatta

Tuesday, 8th December (Parramatta City Campus, Level 6, Room 9-10)

* denotes sessions shared with ADCS.

9:15 - 9:30ADCS-ALTA Opening.*
9:30 - 10:30ADCS Keynote: Doug Oard, University of Maryland.*
10:30 - 11:00morning tea
11:00 - 11:20(presentation) Trevor Cohn. Unlimited order Language Modeling with Compressed Suffix Trees.
11:20 - 11:40(long paper) Caroline Mckinnon, Ibtehal Baazeem and Daniel Angus. How few is too few? Determining the minimum acceptable number of LSA dimensions to visualise text cohesion with Lex.
11:40 - 12:00(long paper) Ping Tan, Karin Verspoor and Tim Miller. Structural Alignment as the Basis to Improve Significant Change Detection in Versioned Sentences.
12:00 - 12:20(presentation) Kellie Webster and James Curran. Challenges in Resolving Nominal Reference.
12:20 - 1:20lunch
1:30 - 2:00Viet Phung and Lance De Vine, A study on the use of word embeddings and PageRank for Vietnamese text summarization.*
2:00 - 2:20(long paper) Mahmood Yousefi Azar, Kairit Sirts, Len Hamey and Diego Molla. Query-Based Single Document Summarization Using an Ensemble Noisy Auto-Encoder.*
2:20 - 2:40(long paper) Lan Du, Anish Kumar, Massimiliano Ciaramita and Mark Johnson. Using Entity Information from a Knowledge Base to Improve Relation Extraction.*
2:40 - 2:50Hanna Suominen. CLEF 2016.*
2:50 - 3:00break
3:00 - 4:00Panel: NLP & IR in the Wild.*
4:00 - 4:30afternoon tea
4:30 - 4:50(long paper) Julio Cesar Salinas Alvarado, Karin Verspoor and Timothy Baldwin. Domain Adaption of Named Entity Recognition to Support Credit Risk Assessment.
4:50 - 5:10(presentation) Ben Hachey, Anaïs Cadilhac and Andrew Chisholm. Entity linking and summarisation in a news-driven personal assistant app.
5:10 - 5:30(long paper) Shungwan Kim and Steve Cassidy. Finding Names in Trove: Named Entity Recognition for Australian Historical Newspapers.
6:00Conference Dinner @ The Collector Hotel.

Wednesday, 9th December (Parramatta South Campus, Rydalmere, Building EA, Room 2.14)

9:30 - 9:50(long paper) Jennifer Biggs. Comparison of Visual and Logical Character Segmentation in Tesseract OCR Language Data for Indic Writing Scripts.
9:50 - 10:10(long paper) Daniel Frost and Shunichi Ishihara. Likelihood Ratio-based Forensic Voice Comparison on L2 speakers: A Case of Hong Kong native male production of English vowels.
10:10 - 10:30(long paper) Kairit Sirts and Mark Johnson. Do POS Tags Help to Learn Better Morphological Segmentations?
10:30 - 11:00morning tea
11:00 - 11:20Business Meeting
11:20 - 11:30Awards
11:30 - 11:45Diego Molla, Shared Task Overview
11:45 - 12:00LookForward team, Best System in Shared Task
12:00 - 12:10(short paper) Fiona Martin and Mark Johnson. More Efficient Topic Modelling Through a Noun Only Approach.
12:10 - 12:20(short paper) Dat Quoc Nguyen, Kairit Sirts and Mark Johnson. Improving Topic Coherence with Latent Feature Word Representations in MAP Estimation for Topic Modeling.
12:20 - 12:30(short paper) Joel Nothman, Atif Ahmad, Christoph Breidbach, David Malet and Tim Baldwin. Understanding engagement with insurgents through retweet rhetoric.
12:30 - 12:40(short paper) Sam Shang Chun Wei and Ben Hachey. A comparison and analysis of models for event trigger detection.
12:40 - 1:30lunch
1:30 - 2:30Poster Session
2:30 - 3:30ALTA Keynote: Mark Johnson, Macquarie University. (Building EA, Room G.18)
3:30 - 4:00afternoon tea
4:00 - 4:20(long paper) Hamed Hassanzadeh, Diego Molla, Tudor Groza, Anthony Nguyen and Jane Hunter. Similarity Metrics for Clustering PubMed Abstracts for Evidence Based Medicine.
4:20 - 4:40(long paper) Lance De Vine, Mahnoosh Kholghi, Guido Zuccon, Laurianne Sitbon and Anthony Nguyen. Analysis of Word Embeddings and Sequence Features for Clinical Information Extraction.
4:40 - 5:00(long paper) Shervin Malmasi and Hamed Hassanzadeh. Clinical Information Extraction Using Word Representations.
5:00 - 5:20(presentation) Andrew MacKinlay, Antonio Jimeno Yepes and Bo Han. A System for Public Health Surveillance using Social Media.
5:20 - 5:30ALTA Closing