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This is the tenative programme, although only minor changes might be expected in the final one.

Tutorial Programme

Location: Theatre 3, Level 2, ICT building, 111 Barry Street (just off Grattan St), Carlton. Map. Note: It is not on campus but just across the road from it.

Sunday December 9, 2007

    9:00am - 12:15pm Tutorial 1

    • Title: Web Personalization and Recommender Systems
      Dr Shlomo Berkovsky
      There will be a 20 mins break around 10:30am

    12:15pm - 1:45pm Lunch

    1:45pm - 5:00pm Tutorial 2

    • Title: Experimental Method and Evaluation in Word Sense Disambiguation
      Dr David Martinez
      There will be a 20 mins break around 3:00pm

Workshop Programme

Location: Melbourne Zoo, in the Bong Su room.

Monday December 10, 2007

    9:15am-10:30am: Session 1

    • Welcome and Opening
    • An Empirical Investigation into Grammatically Constrained Contexts in predicting distributional similarity
      Dongqiang Yang and David Powers
    • TAT: an author profiling tool with application to Arabic emails
      Dominique Estival, Tanja Gaustad van Zaanen, Son Bao Pham, Will Radford and Ben Hutchinson

    10.30am-11.00am: Coffee break

    11.00am-12.15pm: Session 2

    • Extending Sense Collocations in Interpreting Noun Compounds
      Su Nam Kim, Meladel Mistica and Timothy Baldwin
    • Dictionary Alignment for Context-sensitive Word Glossing
      Willy Yap and Timothy Baldwin
    • Lightning preview of posters

    12.15pm-1.45pm: Lunch

    1.45pm-3.15pm: Poster Session

    Accepted papers

    • Exploring approaches to discriminating among near-synonyms
      Mary Gardiner and Mark Dras
    • Practical Queries of a Massive n-gram Database
      Tobias Hawker, Mary Gardiner and Andrew Bennetts
    • Named Entity Recognition in Question Answering of Speech Data
      Diego Molla, Menno van Zaanen and Steve Cassidy
    • Experiments in Mutual Exclusion Bootstrapping
      Tara Murphy and James Curran
    • Two-Step Comprehensive Open Domain Text Annotation with Frame Semantics
      Bahadorreza Ofoghi, John Yearwood and Liping Ma
    • Question Prediction Language Model
      Luiz Augusto Pizzato and Diego Molla

    Student posters

    • Exploring extensions to machine-learning based gene normalisation
      Benjamin Goudey, Nicola Stokes and David Martinez
    • Extending CCGbank with quotes and multi-modal CCG
      Daniel Tse and James Curran
    • Distributional Similarity of Multi-Word Expressions
      Laura Ingram and James Curran

    3:15pm - 3:45pm Coffee Break
    3:45pm - 4:00pm Walk through the zoo to room for joint session

    4.00pm-4.45pm: Session 3 (Joint with ADCS)

    • Exploring Abbreviation Expansion for Genomic Information Retrieval
      Nicola Stokes, Yi Li, Lawrence Cavedon and Justin Zobel
    • A Bottom-Up Term Extraction Approach for Web-Based Translation in Chinese-English IR Systems
      (ADCS authors)
    • Automatic Thread Classification for Linux User Forum Information Access
      (ADCS authors)

    4.30pm-5.30pm: Keynote 1 (Joint with ADCS)

    • Measures of Measurements: Robust Evaluation of Search Systems
      Professor Justin Zobel

    6:00pm-7.00pm: Canapes and Drinks (Incorporating ADCS Best Paper Awards)

    7:00pm Conference Dinner (not covered by registration)

Tuesday December 11 2007

Location: Melbourne Zoo, in the Rainforest room.

    9.15am-10.15am: Keynote 2

    • Title: Text mining techniques for building a Biolexicon
      Dr Sophia Ananiadou

    10.15am-10.45am: Session 4

    • Measuring Correlation Between Linguist's Judgments and Latent Dirichlet Allocation Topics
      Ari Chanen and Jon Patrick

    10.45am-11.15am: Coffee break

    11.15am-12.15pm: Session 5

    • Charting Democracy Across Parsers
      Scott Nowson and Robert Dale
    • Parsing Internal Noun Phrase Structure with Collins' Models
      David Vadas and James R. Curran

    12.15pm-1.30pm: Lunch

    1.30pm-2.15pm: ALTA Annual General Meeting

    2.15pm-3.15pm: Session 6

    • Entailment due to Syntactically Encoded Semantic Relationships
      Elena Akhmatova and Mark Dras
    • Statistical Machine Translation of Australian Aboriginal Languages: Morphological Analysis with Languages of Differing Morphological Richness
      Simon Zwarts and Mark Dras

    3.15pm-3.45pm: Coffee break

    3.45pm-4.45pm: Keynote 3

    • Title: Does language technology offer anything to small languages?
      Dr Nick Thieberger

    4.45pm-5.00pm: ALTA Best Paper & Best Presentation Awards

    • Workshop Close

For any comments or questions about the workshop please contact the organizers (workshop AT alta DOT asn DOT au).


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