LINGUIST List 13.1814

Fri Jun 28 2002

Confs: Semantic Networks, Taipei, Taiwan

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  1. grace, COLING Workshop on Building and Using Semantic Networks

Message 1: COLING Workshop on Building and Using Semantic Networks

Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 00:40:22 +0800 (HKT)
From: grace <>
Subject: COLING Workshop on Building and Using Semantic Networks

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			 SEMANET '02
	A COLING Workshop on Building and Using Semantic Networks

 		 Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
			 August 31, 2002

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Dear Members of the NLP Community:

The organizers of SemaNet02 -- a COLING workshop on building and using
semantic networks -- are pleased to invite you to participate in our
workshop, to be held after the COLING conference on August 31, 2002 at
Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

The goal of this workshop is to explore issues surrounding the
construction and application of semantic networks and ontologies,
including but not limited to the construction of multilingual
ontologies, the construction of ontologies for specific applications
such as question answering and natural language generation, as well as
the application of semantic networks to problems such as anaphora
resolution, named-entities recognition and word sense disambiguation.

The preliminary schedule for the workshop is attached below. We have
accepted 10 papers for oral presentation and 6 papers for poster
presentation. In addition, we will have two guest speakers; the
opening speech by Pascale Fung, and an invited talk by Eduard Hovy.

Full (and updated) details of the workshop can be found at Details for online registration can be
found on the COLING web page at 

We look forward to seeing you in August!

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Grace Ngai, Intendi Inc., Hong Kong
Pascale Fung, Intendi Inc. and Hong Kong University of Science and
Technology, Hong Kong
Kenneth W. Church, AT&T Labs, USA

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Eneko Agirre (Basque Country University, Spain)
Key-Sun Choi (NHK Labs, Japan)
Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University, USA) 
Radu Florian (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Marc Light (MITRE, USA)
Dekang Lin (University of Alberta, Canada)
Bernardo Magnini (ITC-irst, Italy)
Rada Mihalcea (UT-Dallas, USA) 
Phil Resnik (University of Maryland, USA)
German Rigau (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain)
Charles Schafer (Johns Hopkins University, USA) 
Pavel Smrz (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
Keh-Yih Su (Behaviour Design Corporation, Taiwan)
Benjamin Tsou (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Piek Vossen (Irion Technologies, Netherlands)
Richard Wicentowski (Swarthmore College, USA)
Dekai Wu (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong) 

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9:00-9:45 Opening Speech
Pascale Fung

Chu-Ren Huang, I. Ju, Elanna Tseng and Dylan Tsai
"Translating Lexical Semantic Relations: The first step towards
Multilingual Wordnets" 

Mathieu Mangeot-Lerebours & Gilles S�rasset
"Frameworks, Implementation and Open Problems for the Collaborative
Building of a Multilingual Lexical Database" 

10:35-11:00 BREAK

Gideon Mann
"Building proper noun ontologies for question answering"

Takuya Sakaguchi and Shun Ishizaki
"A Japanese Semantic Network built on a Pulsed Neural Network with
encoding Associative Concept Dictionaries" 

Javier Ferreres, Horacio Rodriguez and Karina Gibert
"Semiautomatic Creation of Taxonomies"

12:15-13:30 LUNCH

13:30-14:15 Invited Talk 
Eduard Hovy 
"Building Semantic/Ontological Knowledge by Text Mining"

Bernardo Magnini, Matteo Negri, Roberto Prevete and Hristo Tanev
"A Wordnet-based Approach to Named-Entites Recognition"

Thierry Poibeau and Dominique Dutoit
"Generating extraction patterns from a large semantic network and an
untagged corpora" 

Anna Korhonen
"Assigning Verbs to Semantic Classes via Wordnet"

15:35-16:00 BREAK

Josef Meyer and Robert Dale
"Using the Wordnet Hierarchy for Associative Anaphora Resolution"

Ping-Wai Wong and Yongsheng Yang
"Chinese Word-Sense Disambiguation with A Maximum Entropy Model"


R. Basili, R. Catizone, L. Padro, M.T. Pazienza, G. Rigau, A. Setzer,
N. Webb and F. Zanzotto 
"Knowledge-Based Multilingual Document Analysis" 

Echa Chang, Chu-Ren Huang, Sue-Jin Ker, Chang-Hua Yang
"Induction of Classification from Lexicon Expansion: Assigning Domain
Tags to WordNet Entries" 

Kyoko Kanzaki, Qing Ma, Masaki Murata and Hitoshi Isahara
"Classification of Adjectival and Non-adjectival Nouns Based on their
Semantic Behavior by Using a Self-Organizing Semantic Map" 

Kyoji Umemura
"Selecting the Most Highly Correlated Pairs within a Large Vocabulary " 

Lixin Zhou, Qun Liu
"A Character-net based Chinese Text Segmentation Method" 

Michael Zock
"Sorry, but what was your name again, or, how to overcome the tip of
the tongue problem with the help of a computer?" 

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