LINGUIST List 11.1878

Thu Sep 7 2000

Confs: Word Senses & MultiLinguality/Program

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  1. Nancy M. Ide, SIGLEX Workshop/Word Senses & MultiLinguality/Program

Message 1: SIGLEX Workshop/Word Senses & MultiLinguality/Program

Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2000 12:09:30 -0400
From: Nancy M. Ide <>
Subject: SIGLEX Workshop/Word Senses & MultiLinguality/Program

 ACL 2000 Workshop
 (Association for Computational Linguistics) 


Sponsored by the ACL Special Interest Group for the Lexicon (SIGLEX)
 9:00-12:00 AM, October 7, 2000
 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

With an increasingly global economy and the explosive growth of the
"World" in "World Wide Web", the computational linguistics community
is faced as never before with the challenges and opportunities of
multi-linguality. At the same time, the community has returned with
renewed enthusiasm to problems of word meaning, especially the
delineation and discrimination of word senses. An intimate
relationship between the two issues is becoming apparent -- for
example, in the consideration of translation equivalence in parallel
corpora, the construction of multilingual ontologies, and the
examination of senses in relation to specific natural language
applications such as machine translation, information retrieval,
summarization, etc. The issue of multi-lingual approaches to sense
distinctions was also a central topic of discussion at the first
SENSEVAL conference in 1998, and is one of the areas to be covered at
SENSEVAL-2 (to be held in Spring 2001).

This workshop will address problems of word sense disambiguation and
delineation of appropriate sense distinctions, with specific emphasis
on approaches that involve more than one language and the ways in
which observations about cross-linguistic equivalence affect our
consideration of sense divisions in the individual languages. More
generally, we seek to foster discussion and exchanges of insight in
any area of computational linguistics where a non-monolingual approach
to word sense issues is being taken.

 Provisional Program


9:15-9:45 An Unsupervised Method for Multilingual Word Sense Tagging 
 Using Parallel Corpora
 Mona Diab, University of Maryland , USA

9:45-10:15 Sense Clusters for Information Retrieval: Evidence from 
 SemCor and the EuroWordNet InterLingual Index
 Irina Chugar, Julio Gonzalo, Felisa Verdejo, UNED, Spain

10:15-10:30 COFFEE BREAK

10:30-11:00 Chinese-Japanese Cross Language Information Retrieval: 
 A Han Character Based Approach
 Maruf Hasan, Yuji Matsumoto, NARA Inst., Japan

11:00-11:30 Experiments in Word Domain Disambiguation for Parallel
 Bernardo Magnini, Carlo Strapparava, IRST, Italy


12:00-12:15 SIGLEX Business Meeting

Workshop Organizers 

 Nancy Ide, Charles Fillmore, Philip Resnik, David Yarowsky

Program Committee 

 Helge Dyvik, University of Bergen 
 Nancy Ide, Vassar College 
 Christiane Fellbaum, Princeton University 
 Charles Fillmore, UC Berkeley and ICSI 
 Adam Kilgarriff, ITRI, University of Brighton 
 Martha Palmer, University of Pennsylvania 
 Philip Resnik, University of Maryland 
 Evelyne Viegas, Microsoft Corporation 
 David Yarowsky, Johns Hopkins University
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