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  1. Priscilla Rasmussen, ACL-2000 NLP/IR Workshop, Hong-Kong

Message 1: ACL-2000 NLP/IR Workshop, Hong-Kong

Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 14:14:25 EDT
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: ACL-2000 NLP/IR Workshop, Hong-Kong

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 ACL'2000 Workshop on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing and
 Information Retrieval

 Hong-Kong University of Science and Technology, 8 October 2000

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Aims and scope
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The growing research and application possibilities provided by the
increased amount of networked information have motivated new attempts
to explore the relationship between Natural Language Processing (NLP)
and Information Retrieval (IR). For researchers in IR, a compelling
challenge is to move from (monolingual) document retrieval within
controlled text collections, to actually retrieving information,
rather than individual documents, from multilingual, heterogeneous and
dynamic webs of interlinked documents and online services. The
reciprocal challenge for NLP research is to scale up, adapt and
possibly reshape techniques and resources to help bridge the gap
between document and information retrieval in practical applications. 

This workshop aims at fostering the interaction between researchers in
the areas of NLP and IR and, furthermore, promoting discussions on the
current and potential benefits of common approaches to related
research challenges. 


8 October 2000

8:45 Welcome

- Using NL Semantics for IR--

9:00 Adapting a synonym database to specific domains (Davide Turcato, Fred
Popowich, Hanine Toole, Dan Fass, D. Nicholson and G. Tisher, Gavagai
Technology Inc., Vancouver).

9:35 Exploiting Lexical Expansions and Boolean Compositions for Web Querying
(Bernardo Magnini and Roberto Prevete, ITC-IRST, Trento).

10:10 Coffee break

10:40 Use of Dependency Tree Structures for the Microcontext Extraction
(Martin Holub and Alena Bvhmova, MFF UK, Praha).

11:15 Semantic Indexing using WordNet Senses (Rada Mihalcea and Dan
Moldovan, Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas).

12:00 Invited session

13:00 Lunch

- Effects of NL Phrasal indexing on IR--

14:30 Discriminative Power and Retrieval Effectiveness of Phrasal Indexing
Terms (Sumio Fujita, Justsystem Corp., Tokushima).

15:05 Corpus-Based Learning of Compound Noun Indexing (Byung-Kwan Kwak,
Jee-Hyub Kim, Geubae Lee and Jung Yun Seo, Pohang Univ./Sogang Univ.).

15:40 REXTOR: A System for Generating Relations from Natural Language
(Boris Katz and Jimmy Lin, MIT, Cambridge).

16:15 Coffee break

- Applications involving NL and IR--

16:45 A Text Categorization Based on a Summarization Technique (Sue J. Ker
and Jen-Nan Chen, Soochow Univ./Ming Chuan Univ., Taipei).

17:20 From Information Retrieval to Information Extraction (David Milward
and James Thomas, SRI International, Cambridge).

17:55 Automatic summarization of search engine hit lists (Dragomir R. Radev
and Weiguo Fan, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor).

18:30 Closing remarks

Program Committee
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Judith Klavans, Columbia University (Co-Chair)
Julio Gonzalo, UNED (Co-Chair)

Jamie Callan (CMU)
Bruce Croft (CIIR)
Eric Gaussieur (Rank Xerox Grenoble)
Eduard Hovy (ISI/USC)
Christian Jacquemin (LIMSI)
Noriko Kando (NII Tokio)
Bob Krovetz (NEC Princeton)
Mun-Kew Leong (Kent Ridge Digital Labs)
Carol Peters (IEI-CNR)
Mark Sanderson (Univ. of Sheffield)
Tomek Strlkowski (GE)
Evelyne Tzoukermann (Lucent Technologies)
Felisa Verdejo (UNED)
Nina Wacholder (Columbia University)
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