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Day 1 — 10 December, 2005
09:25-09:30Opening Remarks
09:30-10:00Disambiguating Conjunctions in Named Entities
Pawel Mazur and Robert Dale
10:00-10:30Learning of Graph Rules for Question Answering
Diego Molla and Menno van Zaanen
10:30-11:00A Statistical Approach towards Unknown Word Type Prediction for Deep Grammars
Yi Zhang and Valia Kordoni
11:00-11:30Coffee Break
11:30-12:00Tagging Unknown Words with Raw Text Features
David Vadas and James R. Curran
12:00-12:30POS Tagging with a More Informative Tagset
Andrew MacKinlay and Timothy Baldwin
12:30-13:00Augmenting Approximate Similarity Searching with Lexical Information
James Gorman and James R. Curran
14:00-15:00Dimensions of Deep Grammar Validation
Invited Speaker — Dan Flickinger
15:00-15:15Coffee Break
15:15-16:30Poster Session 1
Word Prediction in a Running Text: A Statistical Language Modeling for the Persian Language
Masood Ghayoomi and Seyyed Mostafa Assi
Using Diverse Information Sources to Retrieve Samples of Low Density Languages
Andrew MacKinlay
Faking it: Synthetic Text-to-speech Synthesis for Under-resourced Languages — Experimental Design
Harold Somers
Dual-Type Automatic Speech Recogniser Designs for Spoken Dialogue Systems
Jason Littlefield and Michael Broughton
Efficient Knowledge Acquisition for Extracting Temporal Relations
Son Bao Pham and Achim Hoffmann
Formal Grammars for Linguistic Treebank Queries
Mark Dras and Steve Cassidy
Extracting Exact Answers using a Meta Question Answering System
Luiz Augusto Pizzato and Diego Molla
Multimedia Presentation of Grammatical Description: Design Issues
Simon Musgrave
16:30-17:00Structuring Documents Efficiently
Robert Marshall, Steven Bird and Peter Stuckey
17:00-17:30Round-trip Translation: What Is It Good For?
Harold Somers
17:30-18:00Evaluating the Utility of Appraisal Hierarchies as a Method for Sentiment Classification
Jeremy Fletcher and Jon Patrick
Day 2 — 11 December, 2005
09:30-10:00Efficient Grapheme-phoneme Alignment for Japanese
Lars Yencken and Timothy Baldwin
10:00-10:30Statistical Interpretation of Compound Nominalisations
Jeremy Nicholson and Timothy Baldwin
10:30-11:00Paraphrase Identification by Text Canonicalization
Yitao Zhang and Jon Patrick
11:00-11:30Coffee Break
11:30-12:30Text Summarization: News and Beyond
Invited Speaker — Kathy McKeown
14:00-15:15Poster Session 2
Words and Word Usage: Newspaper Text versus the Web
Vinci Liu and James R. Curran
Automatic Induction of a POS Tagset for Italian
Raffaella Bernardi, Andrea Bolognesi, Corrado Seidenari and Fabio Tamburini
A Dual-Iterative Method for Concept-Word Acquisition from Large-Scale Chinese Corpora
Guogang Tian and Cungen Cao
Programming With Unrestricted Natural Language
David Vadas and James R. Curran
Identifying FrameNet Frames for Verbs from a Real-Text Corpus
Matthew Honnibal and Tobias Hawker
A Distributed Architecture for Interactive Parse Annotation
Baden Hughes, James Haggerty, Joel Nothman, Saritha Manickam and James R. Curran
Multi-document Summarisation and the PASCAL Textual Entailment Challenge
Nicola Stokes and Eamonn Newman
Design and Development of a Speech-driven Control for a In-car Personal Navigation System
Ying Su, Tao Bai and Catherine I. Watson
15:15-15:45Combining Confidence Scores with Contextual Features for Robust Multi-Device Dialogue
Lawrence Cavedon, Matthew Purver and Florin Ratiu
15:45-16:15Automatic Utterance Segmentation in Instant Messaging Dialogue
Edward Ivanovic
16:15-16:45Coffee Break
16:45-17:45From Non-segmenting Language Processing to Web Language Engineering
Invited Speaker — Virach Sornlertlamvanich
17:45-18:00Award Ceremony and Closing Remarks

Additionally, the program can be downloaded in PDF format here.

For any comments or questions about these pages please contact the ALTA Workshop 2005 organisers.
Timothy Baldwin (University of Melbourne -- co-chair)
James Curran (University of Sydney -- local organiser)
Menno van Zaanen (Macquarie University -- co-chair)

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