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Confs: Automatic Summarization Workshop/ NAACL-2001

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Message 1: Automatic Summarization Workshop/ NAACL-2001, Carnegie Mellon U

Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 13:00:38 EDT
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmussecs.rutgers.edu>
Subject: Automatic Summarization Workshop/ NAACL-2001, Carnegie Mellon U

 *************** CALL FOR PARTICIPATION *******************

 Workshop on Automatic Summarization 2001

 A Pre-conference Workshop of
 The Second Meeting of the North American Chapter
 of the Association for Computational Linguistics

 Sunday, June 3, 2001
 Carnegie Mellon University
 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

 ************** CALL FOR PARTICIPATION *******************

Sponsored by Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
and MITRE Corporation

WEB SITE: http://www.isi.edu/~cyl/was-naacl2001
PROGRAM: http://www.isi.edu/~cyl/was-naacl2001/program.html
REGISTRATION: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~ref/naacl/registration-forms.html
 * Regular registration: May 8-26
 * On site registration also available

The Organizing Committee of Workshop on Automatic Summarization 2001
invites participation at WAS 2001 at the Carnegie Mellon University,
Pittsburgh, PA USA on June 3, immediately preceding the meeting
of the North American Chapter of the ACL (NAACL 2001). We have
arranged an exciting program devoted to advances in many areas of
text summarization. We will have paper presentations, plus:

* An invited talk by Jaime Carbonell, Carnegie Mellon University
 - "Information Utility in Summarization and Retrieval"

* A panel on issues of evaluation:
 - "Summarization Evaluation: An Overview"
 Inderjeet Mani (MITRE Corporation)
 - "Text Summarization Challenge Text summarization evaluation in Japan
(TSC)"
 Takahiro Fukusima and Manabu Okumura
 (Otemon Gakuin University and Tokyo Institute of Technology)
 - "The Document Understanding Conference: A New Forum for
 Summarization Research and Evaluation (DUC)"
 Daniel Marcu (USC/Information Sciences Institute)

* A panel on summarization technologies used in the real world:
 - "WebInEssence: A Personalized Web-Based Multi-Document
 Summarization and Recommendation System"
 Dragomir R. Radev, Weiguo Fan, and Zhu Zhang
 (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
 - "Text compaction for display on very small screens"
 Simon Corston-Oliver (Microsoft Research)
 - "Summarisation Miniaturisation: Delivery of News to Hand-Helds"
 Branimir Boguraev, Rachel Bellamy, and Calvin Swart
 (IBM T.J Watson Research Center)
 - "Text Summarization of Web pages on Handheld Devices"
 Orkut Buyukkokten, Hector Garcia-Molina, and Andreas Paepcke
 (Stanford University)

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
- -----------------
08:45-08:50 Introduction (Opening remarks: Jade Goldstein and Chin-Yew Lin)
08:50-09:50 Invited Talk
08:50-09:50 Information Utility in Summarization and Retrieval
 Jaime Carbonell (Carnegie Mellon University)
09:50-11:10 Session I: Evaluation
09:50-10:15 An Inquiry into the Nature of Multidocument Abstracts, Extracts
	 and Their Evaluation
 Daniel Marcu and Laurie Gerber (USC/Information Sciences
	 Institute)
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break (provided)
10:45-11:10 Task-Based Evaluation of Summary Quality: Describing
	 Relationships Between Scientific Papers
 Simone Teufel (Columbia University)
11:10-12:00 Session II: Domain Specific Summarization
11:10-11:35 Increasing the Coherence of Spoken Dialogue Summaries by
	 Cross-Speaker Information Linking
 Klaus Zechner and Alon Lavie (Carnegie Mellon University)
11:35-12:00 Towards Generating Patient Specific Summaries of Medical
	 Articles
 Noemie Elhadad and Kathleen R. McKeown (Columbia University)
12:00-12:25 Session III: Multi-Document Summarization
12:00-12:25 SimFinder: A Flexible Clustering Tool for Summarization
 Vasileios Hatzivassiloglou, Judith L. Klavans, Melissa L.
	 Holcombe, Regina Barzilay,
 Min-Yen Kan, and Kathleen R. McKeown (Columbia University)
12:25-01:45 Lunch Break (on your own)
01:45-03:00 Panel I: Present and Future of Evaluation
01:45-01:55 Introduction
 Jade Goldstein (Carnegie Mellon University)
01:55-02:10 Summarization Evaluation: An Overview
 Invited Speaker: Inderjeet Mani (MITRE Corporation)
02:10-02:25 Text Summarization Challenge Text summarization evaluation in
	 Japan (TSC)
 Takahiro Fukusima and Manabu Okumura (Otemon Gakuin University
	 and Tokyo Institute of Technology)
02:25-02:40 The Document Understanding Conference: A New Forum for
	 Summarization Research and Evaluation (DUC)
 Invited Speaker: Daniel Marcu (USC/Information Sciences
	 Institute)
02:40-03:00 Discussion
03:00-03:50 Session IV: Approaches to Japanese Text Summarization
03:00-03:25 An Extrinsic Evaluation for Question-Biased Text Summarization
	 on QA tasks
 Tsutomu Hirao, Yutaka Sasaki, and Hideki Isozaki (NTT
	 Communication Science Laboratories)
03:25-03:50 How small a distinction among summaries can an IR-based
	 evaluation method identify?
 Yoshio Nakao (Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.)
03:50-04:20 Coffee Break (provided)
04:20-06:00 Panel II: Summarization in the Real World
 Panel Moderator: Chin-Yew Lin (USC/Information Sciences	
	 Institute)
04:20-04:40 WebInEssence: A Personalized Web-Based Multi-Document
	 Summarization and Recommendation System
 Dragomir R. Radev, Weiguo Fan, and Zhu Zhang (University of
	 Michigan, Ann Arbor)
04:40-05:00 Text compaction for display on very small screens
 Simon Corston-Oliver (Microsoft Research)
05:00-05:20 Summarisation Miniaturisation: Delivery of News to Hand-Helds
 Branimir Boguraev, Rachel Bellamy, and Calvin Swart (IBM T.J
	 Watson Research Center)
05:20-05:40 Text Summarization of Web pages on Handheld Devices
 Invited Paper: Orkut Buyukkokten, Hector Garcia-Molina, and
	 Andreas Paepcke (Stanford University)
05:40-06:00 Discussion
06:00-06:00 Adjourn
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