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52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 2: Short Papers)

Conference PROGRAM

Sunday, June 22, 2014

9:00–12:30Morning Tutorial
 Session T1: Gaussian Processes for Natural Language Processing
 Session T2: Scalable Large-Margin Structured Learning: Theory and Algorithms
 Session T3: Semantics for Large-Scale Multimedia: New Challenges for NLP
 Session T4: Wikification and Beyond: The Challenges of Entity and Concept Grounding
12:30–14:00Lunch break
14:00–17:30Afternoon Tutorial
 Session T5: New Directions in Vector Space Models of Meaning
 Session T6: Structured Belief Propagation for NLP
 Session T7: Semantics, Discourse and Statistical Machine Translation
 Session T8: Syntactic Processing Using Global Discriminative Learning and Beam-Search Decoding
18:00–21:00Welcome Reception

Monday, June 23, 2014

8:55–9:00Opening session
9:00–9:40President talk
9:40–10:10Coffee break
 Session 1A: Discourse, Dialogue, Coreference and Pragmatics
 Session 1B: Semantics I
 Session 1C: Machine Translation I
 Session 1D: Syntax, Parsing, and Tagging I
 Session 1E: NLP for the Web and Social Media I
11:50–13:20Lunch break; Student Lunch
 Session 2A: Syntax, Parsing and Tagging II
 Session 2B: Semantics II
 Session 2C: Word Segmentation and POS Tagging
 Session 2D: SRW
 Session 2E: Sentiment Analysis I
15:00–15:30Coffee break
 Session 3A: Topic Modeling
 Session 3B: Information Extraction I
 Session 3C: Generation
 Session 3D: Syntax, Parsing and Tagging III
 Session 3E: Language Resources and Evaluation I
17:00–18:00Invited talk I: Corinna Cortes
 Oral Sessions for Student Research Workshop Posters
18:50–21:30Poster and Dinner Session I: TACL Papers, Long Papers, Short Papers, Student Research Workshop; Demonstrations
 Exploring the Relative Role of Bottom-up and Top-down Information in Phoneme Learning
Abdellah Fourtassi, Thomas Schatz, Balakrishnan Varadarajan and Emmanuel Dupoux
 Biases in Predicting the Human Language Model
Alex B. Fine, Austin F. Frank, T. Florian Jaeger and Benjamin Van Durme
 Probabilistic Labeling for Efficient Referential Grounding based on Collaborative Discourse
Changsong Liu, Lanbo She, Rui Fang and Joyce Y. Chai
 A Composite Kernel Approach for Dialog Topic Tracking with Structured Domain Knowledge from Wikipedia
Seokhwan Kim, Rafael E. Banchs and Haizhou Li
 An Extension of BLANC to System Mentions
Xiaoqiang Luo, Sameer Pradhan, Marta Recasens and Eduard Hovy
 Scoring Coreference Partitions of Predicted Mentions: A Reference Implementation
Sameer Pradhan, Xiaoqiang Luo, Marta Recasens, Eduard Hovy, Vincent Ng and Michael Strube
 Measuring Sentiment Annotation Complexity of Text
Aditya Joshi, Abhijit Mishra, Nivvedan Senthamilselvan and Pushpak Bhattacharyya
 Improving Citation Polarity Classification with Product Reviews
Charles Jochim and Hinrich Schütze
 Adaptive Recursive Neural Network for Target-dependent Twitter Sentiment Classification
Li Dong, Furu Wei, Chuanqi Tan, Duyu Tang, Ming Zhou and Ke Xu
 Sprinkling Topics for Weakly Supervised Text Classification
Swapnil Hingmire and Sutanu Chakraborti
 A Feature-Enriched Tree Kernel for Relation Extraction
Le Sun and Xianpei Han
 Employing Word Representations and Regularization for Domain Adaptation of Relation Extraction
Thien Huu Nguyen and Ralph Grishman
 Graph Ranking for Collective Named Entity Disambiguation
Ayman Alhelbawy and Robert Gaizauskas
 Descending-Path Convolution Kernel for Syntactic Structures
Chen Lin, Timothy Miller, Alvin Kho, Steven Bethard, Dmitriy Dligach, Sameer Pradhan and Guergana Savova
 Entities’ Sentiment Relevance
Zvi Ben-Ami, Ronen Feldman and Binyamin Rosenfeld
 Automatic Detection of Multilingual Dictionaries on the Web
Gintare Grigonyte and Timothy Baldwin
 Automatic Detection of Cognates Using Orthographic Alignment
Alina Maria Ciobanu and Liviu P. Dinu
 Automatically constructing Wordnet Synsets
Khang Nhut Lam, Feras Al Tarouti and Jugal Kalita
 Constructing a Turkish-English Parallel TreeBank
Olcay Taner Yıldız, Ercan Solak, Onur Görgün and Razieh Ehsani
 Improved Typesetting Models for Historical OCR
Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick and Dan Klein
 Robust Logistic Regression using Shift Parameters
Julie Tibshirani and Christopher D. Manning
 Faster Phrase-Based Decoding by Refining Feature State
Kenneth Heafield, Michael Kayser and Christopher D. Manning
 Decoder Integration and Expected BLEU Training for Recurrent Neural Network Language Models
Michael Auli and Jianfeng Gao
 On the Elements of an Accurate Tree-to-String Machine Translation System
Graham Neubig and Kevin Duh
 Simple extensions and POS Tags for a reparameterised IBM Model 2
Douwe Gelling and Trevor Cohn
 Dependency-based Pre-ordering for Chinese-English Machine Translation
Jingsheng Cai, Masao Utiyama, Eiichiro Sumita and Yujie Zhang
 Generalized Character-Level Spelling Error Correction
Noura Farra, Nadi Tomeh, Alla Rozovskaya and Nizar Habash
 Improved Iterative Correction for Distant Spelling Errors
Sergey Gubanov, Irina Galinskaya and Alexey Baytin
 Predicting Grammaticality on an Ordinal Scale
Michael Heilman, Aoife Cahill, Nitin Madnani, Melissa Lopez, Matthew Mulholland and Joel Tetreault
 I’m a Belieber: Social Roles via Self-identification and Conceptual Attributes
Charley Beller, Rebecca Knowles, Craig Harman, Shane Bergsma, Margaret Mitchell and Benjamin Van Durme
 Automatically Detecting Corresponding Edit-Turn-Pairs in Wikipedia
Johannes Daxenberger and Iryna Gurevych
 Two Knives Cut Better Than One: Chinese Word Segmentation with Dual Decomposition
Mengqiu Wang, Rob Voigt and Christopher D. Manning
 Effective Document-Level Features for Chinese Patent Word Segmentation
Si Li and Nianwen Xue
 Word Segmentation of Informal Arabic with Domain Adaptation
Will Monroe, Spence Green and Christopher D. Manning
 Resolving Lexical Ambiguity in Tensor Regression Models of Meaning
Dimitri Kartsaklis, Nal Kalchbrenner and Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh
 A Novel Content Enriching Model for Microblog Using News Corpus
Yunlun Yang, Zhihong Deng and Hongliang Yu
 Learning Bilingual Word Representations by Marginalizing Alignments
Tomáš Kočiský, Karl Moritz Hermann and Phil Blunsom
 Detecting Retries of Voice Search Queries
Rivka Levitan and David Elson
 Sliding Alignment Windows for Real-Time Crowd Captioning
Mohammad Kazemi, Rahman Lavaee, Iftekhar Naim and Daniel Gildea
 Detection of Topic and its Extrinsic Evaluation Through Multi-Document Summarization
Yoshimi Suzuki and Fumiyo Fukumoto
 Content Importance Models for Scoring Writing From Sources
Beata Beigman Klebanov, Nitin Madnani, Jill Burstein and Swapna Somasundaran
 Chinese Morphological Analysis with Character-level POS Tagging
Mo Shen, Hongxiao Liu, Daisuke Kawahara and Sadao Kurohashi
 Part-of-Speech Tagging using Conditional Random Fields: Exploiting Sub-Label Dependencies for Improved Accuracy
Miikka Silfverberg, Teemu Ruokolainen, Krister Lindén and Mikko Kurimo
 POS induction with distributional and morphological information using a distance-dependent Chinese restaurant process
Kairit Sirts, Jacob Eisenstein, Micha Elsner and Sharon Goldwater
 Improving the Recognizability of Syntactic Relations Using Contextualized Examples
Aditi Muralidharan and Marti A. Hearst

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

9:00–10:00Invited talk II: Zoran Popović
10:00–10:30Coffee break
 Session 4A: Machine Learning for NLP
 Session 4B: Information Extraction II
 Session 4C: Machine Translation II
 Session 4D: Summarization
 Session 4E: Language Resources and Evaluation II
12:10–13:30Lunch break
 Session 5A: Question Answering
 Session 5B: Information Extraction III
 Session 5C: Lexical Semantics and Ontology I
 Session 5D: Syntax, Parsing and Tagging IV
 Session 5E: Cognitive Modeling and Psycholinguistics
14:45–15:15Coffee break
 Session 6A: Machine Translation III
15:15–15:30How to Speak a Language without Knowing It
Xing Shi, Kevin Knight and Heng Ji
15:30–15:45Assessing the Discourse Factors that Influence the Quality of Machine Translation
Junyi Jessy Li, Marine Carpuat and Ani Nenkova
15:45–16:00Automatic Detection of Machine Translated Text and Translation Quality Estimation
Roee Aharoni, Moshe Koppel and Yoav Goldberg
 Session 6B: Lexical Semantics and Ontology II
15:15–15:30Improving sparse word similarity models with asymmetric measures
Jean Mark Gawron
15:30–15:45Dependency-Based Word Embeddings
Omer Levy and Yoav Goldberg
15:45–16:00Vector spaces for historical linguistics: Using distributional semantics to study syntactic productivity in diachrony
Florent Perek
 Session 6C: Generation/Summarization/Dialogue
15:15–15:30Single Document Summarization based on Nested Tree Structure
Yuta Kikuchi, Tsutomu Hirao, Hiroya Takamura, Manabu Okumura and Masaaki Nagata
15:30–15:45Linguistic Considerations in Automatic Question Generation
Karen Mazidi and Rodney D. Nielsen
15:45–16:00Polynomial Time Joint Structural Inference for Sentence Compression
Xian Qian and Yang Liu
16:00–16:15A Bayesian Method to Incorporate Background Knowledge during Automatic Text Summarization
Annie Louis
16:15–16:30Predicting Power Relations between Participants in Written Dialog from a Single Thread
Vinodkumar Prabhakaran and Owen Rambow
 Session 6D: NLP Applications and NLP Enabled Technology I
15:15–15:30Tri-Training for Authorship Attribution with Limited Training Data
Tieyun Qian, Bing Liu, Li Chen and Zhiyong Peng
15:30–15:45Automation and Evaluation of the Keyword Method for Second Language Learning
Gözde Özbal, Daniele Pighin and Carlo Strapparava
15:45–16:00Citation Resolution: A method for evaluating context-based citation recommendation systems
Daniel Duma and Ewan Klein
16:00–16:15Hippocratic Abbreviation Expansion
Brian Roark and Richard Sproat
16:15–16:30Unsupervised Feature Learning for Visual Sign Language Identification
Binyam Gebrekidan Gebre, Onno Crasborn, Peter Wittenburg, Sebastian Drude and Tom Heskes
 Session 6E: Language Resources and Evaluation III
15:15–15:30Experiments with crowdsourced re-annotation of a POS tagging data set
Dirk Hovy, Barbara Plank and Anders Søgaard
15:30–15:45Building Sentiment Lexicons for All Major Languages
Yanqing Chen and Steven Skiena
15:45–16:00Difficult Cases: From Data to Learning, and Back
Beata Beigman Klebanov and Eyal Beigman
16:00–16:15The VerbCorner Project: Findings from Phase 1 of crowd-sourcing a semantic decomposition of verbs
Joshua K. Hartshorne, Claire Bonial and Martha Palmer
16:15–16:30A Corpus of Sentence-level Revisions in Academic Writing: A Step towards Understanding Statement Strength in Communication
Chenhao Tan and Lillian Lee
16:50–19:20Poster and Dinner Session II: Long Papers, Short Papers and Demonstrations in Grand BallroomI/II/III/IV/V/VI/VII/VIII
 Determiner-Established Deixis to Communicative Artifacts in Pedagogical Text
Shomir Wilson and Jon Oberlander
 Modeling Factuality Judgments in Social Media Text
Sandeep Soni, Tanushree Mitra, Eric Gilbert and Jacob Eisenstein
 A Topic Model for Building Fine-grained Domain-specific Emotion Lexicon
Min Yang, Dingju Zhu and Kam-Pui Chow
 Depeche Mood: a Lexicon for Emotion Analysis from Crowd Annotated News
Jacopo Staiano and Marco Guerini
 Improving Twitter Sentiment Analysis with Topic-Based Mixture Modeling and Semi-Supervised Training
Bing Xiang and Liang Zhou
 Cross-cultural Deception Detection
Verónica Pérez-Rosas and Rada Mihalcea
 Particle Filter Rejuvenation and Latent Dirichlet Allocation
Chandler May, Alex Clemmer and Benjamin Van Durme
 Comparing Automatic Evaluation Measures for Image Description
Desmond Elliott and Frank Keller
 Learning a Lexical Simplifier Using Wikipedia
Colby Horn, Cathryn Manduca and David Kauchak
 Cheap and easy entity evaluation
Ben Hachey, Joel Nothman and Will Radford
 Identifying Real-Life Complex Task Names with Task-Intrinsic Entities from Microblogs
Ting-Xuan Wang, Kun-Yu Tsai and Wen-Hsiang Lu
 Mutual Disambiguation for Entity Linking
Eric Charton, Marie-Jean Meurs, Ludovic Jean-Louis and Michel Gagnon
 How Well can We Learn Interpretable Entity Types from Text?
Dirk Hovy
 Learning Translational and Knowledge-based Similarities from Relevance Rankings for Cross-Language Retrieval
Shigehiko Schamoni, Felix Hieber, Artem Sokolov and Stefan Riezler
 Two-Stage Hashing for Fast Document Retrieval
Hao Li, Wei Liu and Heng Ji
 An Annotation Framework for Dense Event Ordering
Taylor Cassidy, Bill McDowell, Nathanael Chambers and Steven Bethard
 Linguistically debatable or just plain wrong?
Barbara Plank, Dirk Hovy and Anders Søgaard
 Humans Require Context to Infer Ironic Intent (so Computers Probably do, too)
Byron C. Wallace, Do Kook Choe, Laura Kertz and Eugene Charniak
 Automatic prediction of aspectual class of verbs in context
Annemarie Friedrich and Alexis Palmer
 Combining Word Patterns and Discourse Markers for Paradigmatic Relation Classification
Michael Roth and Sabine Schulte im Walde
 Applying a Naive Bayes Similarity Measure to Word Sense Disambiguation
Tong Wang and Graeme Hirst
 Fast Easy Unsupervised Domain Adaptation with Marginalized Structured Dropout
Yi Yang and Jacob Eisenstein
 Improving Lexical Embeddings with Semantic Knowledge
Mo Yu and Mark Dredze
 Optimizing Segmentation Strategies for Simultaneous Speech Translation
Yusuke Oda, Graham Neubig, Sakriani Sakti, Tomoki Toda and Satoshi Nakamura
 A joint inference of deep case analysis and zero subject generation for Japanese-to-English statistical machine translation
Taku Kudo, Hiroshi Ichikawa and Hideto Kazawa
 A Hybrid Approach to Skeleton-based Translation
Tong Xiao, Jingbo Zhu and Chunliang Zhang
 Effective Selection of Translation Model Training Data
Le Liu, Yu Hong, Hao Liu, Xing Wang and Jianmin Yao
 Refinements to Interactive Translation Prediction Based on Search Graphs
Philipp Koehn, Chara Tsoukala and Herve Saint-Amand
 Cross-lingual Model Transfer Using Feature Representation Projection
Mikhail Kozhevnikov and Ivan Titov
 Cross-language and Cross-encyclopedia Article Linking Using Mixed-language Topic Model and Hypernym Translation
Yu-Chun Wang, Chun-Kai Wu and Richard Tzong-Han Tsai
 Nonparametric Method for Data-driven Image Captioning
Rebecca Mason and Eugene Charniak
 Improved Correction Detection in Revised ESL Sentences
Huichao Xue and Rebecca Hwa
 Unsupervised Alignment of Privacy Policies using Hidden Markov Models
Rohan Ramanath, Fei Liu, Norman Sadeh and Noah A. Smith
 Enriching Cold Start Personalized Language Model Using Social Network Information
Yu-Yang Huang, Rui Yan, Tsung-Ting Kuo and Shou-De Lin
 Automatic Labelling of Topic Models Learned from Twitter by Summarisation
Amparo Elizabeth Cano Basave, Yulan He and Ruifeng Xu
 Stochastic Contextual Edit Distance and Probabilistic FSTs
Ryan Cotterell, Nanyun Peng and Jason Eisner
 Labelling Topics using Unsupervised Graph-based Methods
Nikolaos Aletras and Mark Stevenson
 Training a Korean SRL System with Rich Morphological Features
Young-Bum Kim, Heemoon Chae, Benjamin Snyder and Yu-Seop Kim
 Semantic Parsing for Single-Relation Question Answering
Wen-tau Yih, Xiaodong He and Christopher Meek
 On WordNet Semantic Classes and Dependency Parsing
Kepa Bengoetxea, Eneko Agirre, Joakim Nivre, Yue Zhang and Koldo Gojenola
 Enforcing Structural Diversity in Cube-pruned Dependency Parsing
Hao Zhang and Ryan McDonald
 The Penn Parsed Corpus of Modern British English: First Parsing Results and Analysis
Seth Kulick, Anthony Kroch and Beatrice Santorini
 Parser Evaluation Using Derivation Trees: A Complement to evalb
Seth Kulick, Ann Bies, Justin Mott, Anthony Kroch, Beatrice Santorini and Mark Liberman
19:30–22:00Social at the National Aquarium in Baltimore

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

 Best paper session
10:15–10:45Coffee break
 Session 7A: Multimodal NLP/ Lexical Semantics
 Session 7B: Semantics III
 Session 7C: Machine Translation IV
 Session 7D: NLP Applications and NLP Enabled Technology II
 Session 7E: Sentiment Analysis II
12:25–13:30Lunch break
13:30–15:00ACL Business Meeting
 Session 8A: NLP for the Web and Social Media II
15:00–15:15Learning Polylingual Topic Models from Code-Switched Social Media Documents
Nanyun Peng, Yiming Wang and Mark Dredze
15:15–15:30Normalizing tweets with edit scripts and recurrent neural embeddings
Grzegorz Chrupała
15:30–15:45Exponential Reservoir Sampling for Streaming Language Models
Miles Osborne, Ashwin Lall and Benjamin Van Durme
15:45–16:00A Piece of My Mind: A Sentiment Analysis Approach for Online Dispute Detection
Lu Wang and Claire Cardie
16:00–16:15A Simple Bayesian Modelling Approach to Event Extraction from Twitter
Deyu Zhou, Liangyu Chen and Yulan He
16:15–16:30Be Appropriate and Funny: Automatic Entity Morph Encoding
Boliang Zhang, Hongzhao Huang, Xiaoman Pan, Heng Ji, Kevin Knight, Zhen Wen, Yizhou Sun, Jiawei Han and Bulent Yener
 Session 8B: Semantics/Information Extraction
15:00–15:15Applying Grammar Induction to Text Mining
Andrew Salway and Samia Touileb
15:15–15:30Semantic Consistency: A Local Subspace Based Method for Distant Supervised Relation Extraction
Xianpei Han and Le Sun
15:30–15:45Concreteness and Subjectivity as Dimensions of Lexical Meaning
Felix Hill and Anna Korhonen
15:45–16:00Infusion of Labeled Data into Distant Supervision for Relation Extraction
Maria Pershina, Bonan Min, Wei Xu and Ralph Grishman
16:00–16:15Recognizing Implied Predicate-Argument Relationships in Textual Inference
Asher Stern and Ido Dagan
16:15–16:30Measuring metaphoricity
Jonathan Dunn
 Session 8C: Machine Translation V
15:00–15:15Empirical Study of Unsupervised Chinese Word Segmentation Methods for SMT on Large-scale Corpora
Xiaolin Wang, Masao Utiyama, Andrew Finch and Eiichiro Sumita
15:15–15:30EM Decipherment for Large Vocabularies
Malte Nuhn and Hermann Ney
15:30–15:45XMEANT: Better semantic MT evaluation without reference translations
Chi-kiu Lo, Meriem Beloucif, Markus Saers and Dekai Wu
15:45–16:00Sentence Level Dialect Identification for Machine Translation System Selection
Wael Salloum, Heba Elfardy, Linda Alamir-Salloum, Nizar Habash and Mona Diab
16:00–16:15RNN-based Derivation Structure Prediction for SMT
Feifei Zhai, Jiajun Zhang, Yu Zhou and Chengqing Zong
16:15–16:30Hierarchical MT Training using Max-Violation Perceptron
Kai Zhao, Liang Huang, Haitao Mi and Abe Ittycheriah
 Session 8D: Syntax, Parsing, and Tagging V
15:00–15:15Punctuation Processing for Projective Dependency Parsing
Ji Ma, Yue Zhang and Jingbo Zhu
15:15–15:30Transforming trees into hedges and parsing with "hedgebank" grammars
Mahsa Yarmohammadi, Aaron Dunlop and Brian Roark
15:30–15:45Incremental Predictive Parsing with TurboParser
Arne Köhn and Wolfgang Menzel
15:45–16:00Tailoring Continuous Word Representations for Dependency Parsing
Mohit Bansal, Kevin Gimpel and Karen Livescu
16:00–16:15Observational Initialization of Type-Supervised Taggers
Hui Zhang and John DeNero
16:15–16:30How much do word embeddings encode about syntax?
Jacob Andreas and Dan Klein
 Session 8E: Multilinguality and Multimodal NLP
15:00–15:15Distributed Representations of Geographically Situated Language
David Bamman, Chris Dyer and Noah A. Smith
15:15–15:30Improving Multi-Modal Representations Using Image Dispersion: Why Less is Sometimes More
Douwe Kiela, Felix Hill, Anna Korhonen and Stephen Clark
15:30–15:45Bilingual Event Extraction: a Case Study on Trigger Type Determination
Zhu Zhu, Shoushan Li, Guodong Zhou and Rui Xia
15:45–16:00Understanding Relation Temporality of Entities
Taesung Lee and Seung-won Hwang
16:00–16:15Does the Phonology of L1 Show Up in L2 Texts?
Garrett Nicolai and Grzegorz Kondrak
16:15–16:30Cross-lingual Opinion Analysis via Negative Transfer Detection
Lin Gui, Ruifeng Xu, Qin Lu, Jun Xu, Jian Xu, Bin Liu and Xiaolong Wang
16:30–17:00Coffee break
17:00–18:30Lifetime Achievement Award
18:30–19:00Closing session