Linguistic Coreference Workshop
26 May 1998

0800-0820  Opening Remarks and Overview of Coreference Phenomena- Sara J.Shelton
0820-0840  Confirmation in Transaction Dialogues - Joris Hulstijn
0840-0900  Event Coreference Between Two Sentences: Anaphoric Relations Between 
           Predicates, VPs, and Clauses - Laurence Danlos
0900-0925  How Much Processing Is Required for Cross-Document Coreference? - 
           Amit Bagga
0925-0950  Coreference Resolution in a Multilingual Information Extraction              
           System - Saliha Azzam, Kevin Humphreys, and Robert Gaizauskas
0950-1015  Coreference and Anaphora in Multimedia - Kees Van Deemter

1015-1030  Break

1030-1100  Algorithms for Scoring Coreference Chains - Amit Bagga and 
           Breck Baldwin
1100-1130  Three New Methods for Evaluating Reference Resolution- 
           Andrei Popescu-Belis and Isabelle Robba
1130-1200  Automating Coreference: The Role of Annotated Training Data - 
           Lynette Hirschman, Patricia Robinson, John Burger, and Marc Vilain

1200-1215  Break/Discussion

1215-1330  Panel Session - Led by Eduard Hovy

Adapting Lexical and Corpus Resources to Sublanguages and Applications

Workshop Program

8:00 - 8:30 Registration

8:30 - 8: 50 "ASIUM: Learning subcategorization frames and restrictions of
selection" D. Faure and C. Nédellec
8:50 - 9:10 "When <> Strikes Back: Will corpus evidence bear out my
theoretical claims?" Magnar Brekke
9:10 - 9:30 "Textual Semantics and Corpus Specific Lexicons" Marc Cavazza
9:30 -9:50 "An empirical approach to Lexical Tuning"  R. Basili , R.
Catizone, M.T. Pazienza, M. Stevenson, P. Velardi, M. Vindigni, Y. Wilks
9:50 - 10:10 "Towards Inductive lexicons" W. Daelemans, G. Durieux, and A.
van den Bosch

10:10 - 10-30 coffee break

10:30 - 10-50  "Subcorpora-based tuning of Swedish generic lexical
resources" D. Kokkinakis and  S. Kokkinakis
10:50 - 11:10 "Machine Learning for Domain-Adaptive Word Sense
Disambiguation"  G. Paliouras,V. Karkaletsis, C. Spiropoulos
11:10 - 11:30 "Acquisition of Language Resources for Special Applications"
S. Sheremetyeva
11:30 - 11:50 "Electronic Dictionary management in a multiplatform
environment" L. de Yzaguirre, J. Vivaldi, M.T. Cabré
11:50 - 12:10 "Bridging the gap between lexicon and corpus: convergence of
formalisms" A. Kilgariff

12:10 - 12: 30 coffee break

12:30 - 14:00 Industrial Panel :
Will adaptive lexical resources bridge the gap between industrial and
research-oriented Information Extraction systems?
The panelists are requested to address the following issues:
*       Is there a market for IE?
*       What is the demand in domains such as  Telecommunications, New Web
Services, Consumer Electronics, etc.?
*       What are the technical requirements?
*       Is the technology near to the market?
*       Linguistic resources for IE: how to create, adapt, integrate
linguistic resources for adaptive IE system?

The Evaluation of Parsing Systems, May 26th - final programme

A survey of parser evaluation methods
  John Carroll, Ted Briscoe
  University of Sussex & University of Cambridge, UK

Evaluating parses for spoken language dialogue systems
  Wolfgang Minker, Lin Chase
  LIMSI, France

Evaluation of the syntactic analysis component of an information extraction
system for German
  Judith Klein, Thierry Declerck, Guenter Neumann
  DFKI, Saarbruecken, Germany

Chunking Italian: linguistic and task-oriented evaluation
  Stefano Federici, Simonetta Montemagni, Vito Pirrelli
  ILC-CNR Pisa, Italy

Evaluating a robust parser for Italian
  Roberto Basili, Maria Teresa Pazienza, Fabio Massimo Zanzotto
  Universita' di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy

Coffee Break

The TOSCA parsing system reviewed
  Nelleke Oostdijk
  University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands

A corpus for parse pruning
  Sonja Mueller-Landmann
  IBM, Heidelberg, Germany

Dependency-based evaluation of MINIPAR
  Dekang Lin
  University of Manitoba, Canada


Grammar & parser evaluation in the XTAG project
  Srinivas Bangalore, Anoop Sarkar, Christine Doran, Beth Ann Hockey
  AT&T Labs-Research & IRCS, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Modifying existing annotated corpora for general comparative evaluation of
  Rob Gaizauskas, Mark Hepple, Chris Huyck 
  University of Sheffield, UK

Plenary session

"Minimizing the
Effort for the Language Resource Acquisition"
May 26, 1998
Svetlana Sheremetyeva, Organizer

2.40-2.50 Introduction. S. Sheremetyeva

2.50-3.25 Reusing Swedish Language Processing Resources in SVENSK
          F.Olsson, B.Gamback and M.Eriksson

3.25-4.00 Using an English Corpus to Produce a Balanced Bi-lingual Lexicon
          J.Cowie, J.Longwell, C. Keller

4.00-4.30 Two Experiments on Balancing the Acquisition Effort and
          Automation Level with Needs of an Application
          S.Sheremetyeva and S.Nirenburg  

4.30-5.00 Break

5.00-5.35 Speeding-up the Building of New Ontologies using Bilingual

5.35-6.10 Minimization Strategies in NeuroTran
          N.Koncar, S.Pawlowski, D.Sipka and V.Sipka

6.10-6.45 A Cost-Effective Approach to Multilingual Lexicon Acquisition
          E.Viegas, S.Nirenburg, B.Onyshkevych and V.Raskin

6.45-7.30 General Discussion.

                         FOR NL AND SPEECH.


09:00-09:10 OPENING
             (Steven Krauwer / Joseph Mariani)

09:10-09:30 "The Darpa experience"
             (Charles Wayne)
09:30-09:40 "Ethnology and sociology of evaluation"
             (Lynette Hirschman)
09:40-09:50 "The Aupelf experience"
             (Joseph Mariani)
09:50-10:00 "Experience in Grace tagging evaluation"
             (Patrick Paroubek)
10:00-10:10 "Experiences in bilingual text alignment evaluation and
             word sense disambiguation"
             (Jean Veronis)
10:10-10:20 "Best practice and evaluation"
             (Ole Bernsen / Laila Dybkjaer)

10:20-10:40 BREAK

10:40-10:50 "Confidence measures and evaluation"
             (Lin Chase)
10:50-11:00 "Evaluation within Eagles"
             (Maghi King)
11:00-11:10 "Technology vs User-evaluation"
             (Marc Blasband)
11:10-11:20 "Evaluation for better products"
             (Christian Dugast)
11:20-11:30 "Resources for evaluation"
             (Mark Liberman)
11:30-11:40 "Organising Parser Evaluation"
             (Richard Sutcliffe)
11:40-11:50 "Specification and infrastructure for text
             summarization evaluation"
             (Beth Sundheim)

11:50-12:00 BREAK

12:00-12:10 "ELSE"
             (Patrick Paroubek)
12:10-13:00 PANEL SESSION
             (Chair: Rob Gaizauskas)

13:00       CLOSING

"Language Resources for European Minority Languages"

              Wednesday May 27 1998 (morning), Granada, Spain
           In association with the First International Conference on
        Language Resources and Evaluation, May 28-30 1998, Granada, Spain

 8:00  Registration

 8:30  Welcome and Introduction

 8:40  "Overview of minority languages in Europe".  Marc Alemany (Catalan
       Sociolinguistic Institute).

 9:00  "VOCATEL and VOGATEL: Two Telephone Speech Databases of Spanish Minority
       Languages (Catalan and Galician)".  Luis Villarrubia, Paloma Leon, Luis
       Hernandez (Speech Technology Group, Telefonica I&D, Madrid, Spain);
       Climent Nadeu, Ignasi Esquerra, Javier Hernando (Dept. TSC, Universitat
       Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain); Carmen Garcia-Mateo, Laura
       Docio (ETSIT de Telecomunicación, Universidad de Vigo, Vigo, Spain).

 9:20  "Written Linguistic Resources in Catalan: the DCC Project". Joan Soler
       Bou (Institut d'Estudis Catalans, Barcelona, Spain).

 9:40  "The MELIN project". Donncha Ó Cróinín (Institiúid Teangeolaíochta
       Éireann/Linguistics Institute of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland).

10:00  COFFEE

10:30  "A framework for the automatic processing of Basque". I. Aldezabal,
       O. Ansa, J.M. Arriola, A. Díaz de Ilarraza, N. Ezeiza, A. Maritxalar,
       M. Oronoz, K. Sarasola (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Spain); I. Aduriz,
       M. Urkia (UZEI, Donostia, Spain).

10:50  "Towards the creation of new Galician language resources: From a printed
       dictionary to the Galician WordNet".  Fernando Magan (Ramón Piñeiro
       Research Center for Humanities, Santiago de Compostela, Spain).

11:10  Poster Session 1  (odd-numbered authors at posters)

11:50  Poster Session 2  (even-numbered authors at posters)

12:30  Plenary

13:30  End

Speech database development for central and Eastern European languages

 Welcome, 14:30
 Peter Roach, Introduction 

 Paper 1, 14:40
 Arvo Eek, Einar Meister 
 Estonian speech in the BABEL multilanguage
 database: phonetic-phonological problems revealed in
 the text corpus
Paper 2, 15:00
Telephone bandwidth speech database: creation,
applications and experiences for polish language
Paper 3, 15:20
Henk van den Heuvel, Valery Galounov,Herbert S. Tropf
The SPEECHDAT(E) project: Creating speech
databases for eastern European languages
Open Forum 1, 15:40
The nature of our data

 BREAK, 16:00
 Paper 4, 16:10
 Klara Vicsi, A. Vig, G.Gordos
 Experience on the development of a language
independent automatic segmentation and labeling
system on the frame of the BABEL project

 Paper 5, 16:30
Simon Dobrisek, Jerneja Gros, France
Mihelic, Nikola Pavesic
GOPOLIS: A Multi Speaker Solvenian Speech Database

 Paper 6, 16:50
 Toomas Altosaar, Matti, Karjalainen, Martti
Vainio, Einar Meister
Finnish and Estonian Speech Applications developed
An Object-Oriented Speech Processing and  Database System

Open Forum 2, 17:10
Labelling and annotation

 BREAK, 17:30
 Paper  7, 17:45
 Marian Boldea, Cosmin
Munteanu, Alin Doroga
Design, Collection, and Annotation of a Romanian
Speech Database

 Paper 8, 18:05
 Tamas Varadi
 On the Spoken Corpus of the Budapest
 Sociolinguistic Interview
 Paper 9, 18:25
Zdravko Kacic, Janez Kaiser
Development of Slovenian SpeechDat database

 Open Forum 3, 18:45
 The Future
CLOSE, 19:30

Workshop on Distributing and Accessing Linguistic
Granada, Spain  -   May 27 1998
The workshop will take place in the afternoon after the
scheduled lunch break (13.20 - 14.40). 

Organizers: Yorick Wilks, Hamish Cunningham, Wim Peters, Remi Zajac

Presentations are 15 minutes each with 5 minutes for discussion.

14.45 - 15.05
Distributed Thesaurus Storage and Access in a Cultural Domain
S. Boutsis, B. Georgantopoulos, S. Piperidis
Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Athens

15.05 - 15.25
A New Model for Language Resource Access and Distribution
W. Peters, H. Cunningham, Y. Wilks, C. McCauley
University of Sheffield

15.25 - 15.45
Reuse and Integration of NLP Components in the Calypso Architecture
R. Zajac
New Mexico State University

15.45 - 16.05
Corpus-based Research using the Internet
H. Brugman, A. Russel, P. Wittenburg, R.Piepenbrock
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen

16.05 - 16.30
The CUE Corpus Access Tool
O. Mason
University of Birmingham

16.30 - 17.00 coffee break

Linguistic Research Utilizing the EDR Electronic Dictionary as a
Linguistic Resource
T. Ogino
EDR, Japan

17.20 - 19.00 (room available until 20.00)
PANEL DISCUSSION: Distributing and Accessing Linguistic Resources
The panel participants are:
Khalid Choukri, Eduard Hovy, Judith Klavans(chair),
Yorick Wilks, and Antonio Zampolli

14.00 - 14.45 and 16.30 - 17.00 

The presentation of the posters will happen in 2 sessions, at the end of
lunch and during afternoon coffee
The posters will also be on display during the workshop.  

 TRACTOR: TELRI Research Archive of Computational Tools and Resources
R. Krishnamurthy
University of Birmingham

Web-Surfing the Lexicon
D. Cabrero, M. Vilares, L. Docampo, S. Sotelo
Ramon Pineiro Research Centre/Universities of Coruna and Santiago

Exploring Distributed MT
O. Streiter, A. Schmidt-Wigger, U. Reuther, C. Pease
IAI Saarbruecken

A Proposal for an On-line Lexical Database
P. Cassidy 
Micra, Inc.
14.00 - 14.45 and 16.30 - 17.00 POSTER PRESENTATIONS