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LINGUIST List 16.1313

Sun Apr 24 2005

Confs: Computational Ling/Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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        1.    Richard Wicentowski, Association for Computational Linguistics

Message 1: Association for Computational Linguistics
Date: 22-Apr-2005
From: Richard Wicentowski <richwissgmail.com>
Subject: Association for Computational Linguistics

Association for Computational Linguistics
Short Title: ACL-05

Date: 24-Jun-2005 - 30-Jun-2005
Location: Ann Arbor, MI, United States of America
Contact: Richard Wicentowski
Contact Email: richwissgmail.com
Meeting URL: http://www.aclweb.org/acl2005/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
June 25 - June 30, 2005
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

(April 21, 2005)

:: Contents of this news letter

This news letter includes:
1. ACL 2005 in Ann Arbor
2. Registration Information
3. Schedule of Collocated Conferences, Workshops, and Tutorials
4. Banquet and Reception
5. Transportation, Lodging and Visas
6. Invited Speakers
7. Accepted Papers to the Main Session
8. Accepted Posters to the Main Session

:: 1.- ACL 2005 in Ann Arbor, Michigan

ACL 05 (http://www.aclweb.org/acl2005) will be held jointly with NAACL in Ann
Arbor, Michigan. The conference site will be the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

The main conference is set to run from June 26 to June 28, 2005, with collocated
conferences, workshops and tutorials set to run on June 24, June 25, June 29 and
June 30.

The general conference chair is Kevin Knight. Local arrangements chair is
Dragomir Radev. The local committee includes Steve Abney, Joyce Chai, San
Duanmu, Kurt Godden, Acrisio Pires, Martha Pollack, Rich Thomason (associate
chair), and Keith van der Linden. Kemal Oflazer and Hwee Tou Ng will be program
committee co-chairs.

About the University and Ann Arbor
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is one of the largest, most diverse, and
most prestigious centers of learning in the United States. The University of
Michigan has three campuses in Ann Arbor, over 50,000 students, and more
graduates than any other university in the world.

Michigan's Central Campus includes the 80-acre Medical Center, the Law School
with its picturesque ''quad,'' Hill Auditorium, the Rackham Graduate School
building, the ''Diag'' where students hang out, as well as many other historic

Nearby is the Arboretum, with its flower gardens, fields, and forests, through
which the Huron River runs. The Arboretum is a favorite spot for jogging,
walking, picnicking, and just relaxing.

The University's North Campus is home to the schools of Engineering, Music, and
Architecture and Design. To the south is the Athletic Campus, which includes
stadiums and arenas for University of Michigan varsity teams.

Ann Arbor is located in southeastern Michigan, less than an hour from Detroit.
It's small but cosmopolitan, with many restaurants, museums, galleries, and
cultural opportunities. Most activities are reachable by foot or taxi or AATA buses.

The shopping area immediately to the Northwest of Central Campus has many new
and used book stores, including the original Borders, as well as shops and

The Main Street area, a few more blocks from Central Campus, is a great place to
dine, shop, and stroll. Eat dinner at an elegant Northern Italian restaurant,
sample fresh beer at one of Ann Arbor's three brewpubs, or listen to live music
at The Bird of Paradise jazz club or The Ark.

The Kerrytown area of Ann Arbor is several blocks further to the north. The
Farmer's Market takes place every Wednesday and Saturday; indoor Kerrytown shops
are open every day of the week and include everything from fish markets to
flower sellers to designer clothing stores. Just around the corner you'll find
Zingerman's, Ann Arbor's famous New York-style deli, one of the most popular
eateries in the city.

The corporate side of Ann Arbor is flourishing, too. Industrial parks and new
corporate complexes house such companies as Domino's Pizza and Borders Group,
Inc., all of whom have made their headquarters here. Additional major companies
such as Pfizer have research facilities in the city.

In late June, Ann Arbor should have pretty enjoyable weather. The highs will be
around 80F (27C), while the lows will be around 52F (11C). Rain can be expected
occasionally. All conference rooms will be air conditioned, so dress accordingly.

Ann Arbor is home to numerous museums, parks, galleries, and shops, including
the Hands-On Museum, University of Michigan Exhibit Museum and Planetarium,
Matthaei Botanical Gardens as well as several outdoor pools.

An Ann Arbor events listings and restaurant guide can be found at
http://www.arborweb.com. Other relevant URLs are http://www.annarbor.org and

The conference meetings will be held at the Michigan League on Central Campus. A
conveniently located email/internet room will be provided to participants.
Lodging will be in local hotels and dormitories.

:: 2.- Registration Information

The ACL-2005 Conference registration is NOW AVAILABLE online from the ACL-2005
main web page:


From there, follow the links to the registration page.

:: 3.- Schedule of Collocated Conferences, Workshops, and Tutorials

The following conferences, workshops and tutorials are collocated with ACL-2005,
listed in date order:

June 24
W13: Collocated Conference: BioLINK SIG: Linking Literature, Information and
Knowledge for Biology

June 25
W01: Workshop: Effective Tools and Methodologies for Teaching Natural Language
Processing and Computational Linguistics. Co-Chairs: Chris Brew and Dragomir R.

Morning Tutorials:
1. Advances in Word Sense Disambiguation. Rada Mihalcea & Ted Pedersen
2. Arabic Natural Language Processing. Nizar Habash
3. Empirical Methods for Dialogue System Research. Gregory Aist

Afternoon Tutorials:
4. Recent Developments in Computational Semantics. Valia Kordoni & Markus Egg
5. SVM's and Structured Max-Margin Methods. Dan Klein & Ben Taskar

June 29
W02: Workshop: The Second Workshop on Building Educational Applications Using
Natural Language Processing. Co-Chairs: Jill Burstein and Claudia Leacock

W03: Workshop: Frontiers in Corpus Annotation II: Pie in the Sky. Chair: Adam Meyers

W04: Workshop: Feature Engineering for Machine Learning in Natural Language
Processing. Chair: Eric Ringger

W07: Workshop: Computational Approaches to Semitic Languages. Co-Chairs: Kareem
Darwish, Mona Diab, and Nizar Habash

W09: Workshop: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Evaluation Measures for MT and/or
Summarization. Co-Chairs: Jade Goldstein, Alon Lavie, Chin-Yew Lin, and Clare Voss

June 29-30
W05: Workshop: Psychocomputational Models of Human Language Acquisition. Chair:
William Gregory Sakas

W06: Collocated Conference: CoNLL-2005: Ninth Conference on Computational
Natural Language. Co-Chairs: Ido Dagan and Daniel Gildea

W08: Workshop: Building and Using Parallel Corpora: Data-driven Machine
Translation and Beyond. Co-Chairs: Philipp Koehn, Joel Martin, Rada Mihalcea,
Christof Monz, and Ted Pedersen

June 30
W10: Workshop: Deep Lexical Acquisition (pre-endorsed by ACL/SIGLEX). Co-Chairs:
Timothy Baldwin, Anna Korhonen, and Aline Villavicencio

W11: Workshop: Workshop on Software. Chair: Martin Jansche

W12: Workshop: Empirical Modeling of Semantic Equivalence and Entailment.
Co-Chair: Bill Dolan and Ido Dagan

:: 4.- Banquet and Reception

A pre-conference reception will be held on the evening of June 25, and
the ACL Banquet will be held in the evening of June 27 at the Henry
Ford Museum (See http://www.hfmgv.org).

:: 5.- Transportation, Lodging and Visas

Ann Arbor is easy to reach by air, rail, or highway. An Amtrak station is
located less than two miles from the University of Michigan, and Detroit
Metropolitan Airport is a brief 30-minute drive. Direct flights link Detroit to
a large number of cities around the world, including London, Paris, Amsterdam,
Frankfurt, Tokyo, Osaka, and many other cities. For further information,
including arriving by bus and car, see the conference website

Both on-campus and off-campus accommodations are available. On campus, there
are three hotels (Bell Tower Hotel, Campus Inn and Inn At The Michigan League),
a dormitory (Mosher-Jordan Hall) and a bed and breakfast (Ann Arbor Bed and
Breakfast). Off campus, there are two hotels which will be providing morning
and evening shuttle service (Courtyard by Marriot and Fairfield Inn). For more
details, see http://www.aclweb.org/acl2005/index.php?accommodations

Those of you coming from outside the USA may need a visa. It is advised that
you check to be sure whether you will need a visa. If you do, and require a
letter of invitation to help expedite the visa application process, please
contact the ACL Business Manager, Priscilla Rasmussen, at aclaclweb.org or call
her at +1-570-476-8006.

:: 6.- Invited Speakers

In addition to the 78 papers and 31 posters accepted to the main session of
ACL-2005, we are pleased to announce that Justine Cassell (Northwestern) and
Michael Jordan (UC Berkeley) will be giving invited talks on June 25 and June
27, respectively. The titles and abstracts of their talks will be made
available in an upcoming newsletter.

:: 7.- Accepted Papers to the Main Session

The 78 papers accepted to the main session (in alphabetical order) are:

Karim Filali and Jeff Bilmes. ''A Dynamic Bayesian Framework to Model Context
and Memory in Edit Distance Learning: An Application to Pronunciation

David Chiang. ''A Hierarchical Phrase-Based Model for Statistical Machine

Rie Kubota Ando and Tong Zhang. ''A High-Performance Semi-Supervised Learning
Method for Text Chunking''

Christoph Tillmann and Tong Zhang. ''A Localized Prediction Model for
Statistical Machine Translation''

Paul Deane. ''A Nonparametric Method for Extraction of Candidate Phrasal Terms''

Haizhou Li and Bin Ma. ''A Phonotactic Language Model for Spoken Language

Enrique Amigo and Julio Gonzalo. ''A probabilistic framework for the evaluation
of text summarization systems''

Constantinos Boulis and Mari Ostendorf. ''A Quantitative Analysis of Lexical
Differences Between Genders in Telephone Conversations''

Mark Stevenson and Mark Greenwood. ''A Semantic Approach to Unsupervised IE
Pattern Induction''

Trond Grenager, Dan Klein, and Christopher D. Manning. ''Accurate Unsupervised
Learning of Field Structure Models for Information Extraction''

Barbara Di Eugenio, Davide Fossati, Dan Yu, Susan Haller and Michael Glass.
''Aggregation improves learning: experiments in natural language generation for
intelligent tutoring systems''

Hua Wu, Haifeng Wang and Zhanyi Liu. ''Alignment Model Adaptation for
Domain-Specific Word Alignment''

Jeremy Yallop and Anna Korhonen. ''Automatic Acquisition of Adjectival
Subcategorization from Corpora''

Kenji Sagae, Alon Lavie, and Brian MacWhinney. ''Automatic Measurement of
Syntactic Development in Child Language''

Jimmy Lin and Dina Demner-Fushman. ''Automatically Evaluating Answers to
Definition Questions''

Taku Kudo, Jun Suzuki and Hideki Isozaki. ''Boosting-based parse reranking with
subtree features''

Michael Collins, Philipp Koehn, and Ivona Kucerova. ''Clause Restructuring for
Statistical Machine Translation''

Eugene Charniak and Mark Johnson. ''Coarse-to-fine n-best parsing and MaxEnt
discriminative reranking''

Zhou GuoDong. ''Combining Various Knowledge in Relation Extraction''

Young-Sook Hwang and Yutaka Sasaki. ''Context-dependent SMT Model using
Bilingual Verb-Noun Collocation''

Noah A. Smith and Jason Eisner. ''Contrastive Estimation: Training Log-Linear
Models on Unlabeled Data''

James Henderson and Ivan Titov. ''Data-Defined Kernels for Parse Reranking
Derived from Probabilistic Models''

Chris Quirk, Arul Menezes, and Colin Cherry. ''Dependency Treelet Translation:
Syntactically Informed Phrasal SMT''

Markus Dickinson and Detmar Meurers. ''Detecting Errors in Discontinuous
Structural Annotation''

Liang Zhou and Eduard Hovy. ''Digesting Virtual ''Geek'' Culture: The
Summarization of Technical Internet Relay Chats''

Michael Collins, Brian Roark, and Murat Saraclar. ''Discriminative Syntactic
Language Modeling for Speech Recognition''

Alfio Gliozzo and Claudio Giuliano and Carlo Strapparava. ''Domain Kernels for
Word Sense Disambiguation''

Daniel Paiva and Roger Evans. ''Empirically-based Control of Natural Language

Trevor Cohn and Andrew Smith and Miles Osborne. ''Error-Correcting Conditional
Random Fields''

Sanda Harabagiu, Andrew Hickl, and John Lehamnn. ''Experiments with Interactive

Stephanie Elzer, Sandra Carberry, Daniel Chester, Seniz Demir, Nancy Green,
Ingrid Zukerman, and Keith Trnka. ''Exploring and Exploiting the Limited
Utility of Captions in Recognizing Intention in Information Graphics''

Shubin Zhao and Ralph Grishman. ''Extracting Relations with Integrated
Information Using Kernel Methods''

Hiroya Takamura and Takashi Inui and Manabu Okumura. ''Extracting Semantic
Orientation of Words using Spin Model''

David Schlangen. ''Finding and Fixing Fragment - Using ML to Resolve
Non-Sentential Utterances in Multi-Party Dialogue''

Takaaki Tanaka, Francis Bond, Stephan Oepen and Sanae Fujita. ''High Precision
Treebanking -- Blazing Useful Trees Using POS Information''

Verena Rieser and Johanna Moore. ''Implications for Generating Clarification
Requests in Task-oriented Dialogues''

Heng Ji, Ralph Grishman. ''Improving Name Tagging by Reference Resolution and
Relation Detection''

Xiaofeng Yang, Jian Su and Chew Lim Tan. ''Improving Pronoun Resolution Using
Statistics-Based Semantic Compatibility Information''

Jenny Rose Finkel, Trond Grenager, and Christopher D. Manning. ''Incorporating
Non-local Information into Information Extraction Systems by Gibbs Sampling''

Patrick Pantel. ''Inducing Ontological Co-occurrence Vectors''

Shimei Pan and James C. Shaw. ''Instance-based Sentence Boundary Determination
by Optimization''

Kristina Toutanova, Aria Haghighi, and Chris Manning. ''Joint Learning Improves
Semantic Role Labeling''

Upali Sathyajith Kohomban and Wee Sun Lee. ''Learning Semantic Classes for Word
Sense Disambiguation''

Ying Lin. ''Learning Stochastic OT Grammars: A Bayesian approach using Data
Augmentation and Gibbs Sampling''

Abhishek Arun and Frank Keller. ''Lexicalization in Crosslinguistic
Probabilistic Parsing: The Case of French''

Andrew Smith, Trevor Cohn, and Miles Osborne. ''Logarithmic Opinion Pools for
Conditional Random Fields''

Yang Liu, Qun Liu, and Shouxun Lin. ''Log-linear Models for Word Alignment''

Vincent Ng. ''Machine Learning for Coreference Resolution: From Local
Classification to Global Ranking''

Yuan Ding and Martha Palmer. ''Machine Translation Using Probabilistic
Synchronous Dependency Insertion Grammars''

Regina Barzilay and Mirella Lapata. ''Modeling Local Coherence: An Entity-Based

Ben Hutchinson. ''Modelling the similarity and substitutability of discourse

Gideon Mann and David Yarowsky. ''Multi-Field Information Extraction and
Cross-Document Fusion''

Ryan McDonald, Koby Crammer and Fernando Pereira. ''Online Large-Margin
Training of Dependency Parsers''

Chris Callison-Burch and Colin Bannard. ''Paraphrasing with Bilingual Parallel

Ciprian Chelba and Alex Acero. ''Position Specific Posterior Lattices for
Indexing Speech''

Takuya Matsuzaki and Yusuke Miyao and Jun'ichi Tsujii. ''Probabilistic CFG with
latent annotations''

Yusuke Miyao and Jun'ichi Tsujii. ''Probabilistic disambiguation models for
wide-coverage HPSG parsing''

Joakim Nivre and Jens Nilsson. ''Pseudo-Projective Dependency Parsing''

Yutaka Sasaki. ''Question Answering as Question-Biased Term Extraction: A New
Approach toward Multilingual QA''

Deepak Ravichandran, Patrick Pantel, and Eduard Hovy. ''Randomized Algorithms
and NLP: Using Locality Sensitive Hash Functions for High Speed Noun Clustering''

Sarah E. Schwarm and Mari Ostendorf. ''Reading Level Assessment Using Support
Vector Machines and Statistical Language Models''

Kun Yu, Gang Guan, and Ming Zhou. ''Resume Information Extraction with Cascaded
Hybrid Model''

Chris Callison-Burch, Colin Bannard, and Josh Schroeder. ''Scaling Phrase-Based
Statistical Machine Translation to Larger Corpora and Longer Phrases''

Jonathan Ginzburg and Raquel Fernandez. ''Scaling up from Dialogue to
Multilogue: some principles and benchmarks''

Bo Pang and Lillian Lee. ''Seeing stars: Exploiting class relationships for
sentiment categorization with respect to rating scales''

Sameer Pradhan, Wayne Ward, Kadri Hacioglu, James H. Martin and Dan Jurafsky.
''Semantic Role Labeling Using Different Syntactic Views''

Ryan McDonald, Fernando Pereira, Seth Kulick, Scott Winters, Yang Jin and Pete
White. ''Simple Algorithms for Complex Relation Extraction with Applications to
Biomedical IE''

Hao Zhang and Daniel Gildea. ''Stochastic Lexicalized Inversion Transduction
Grammar for Alignment''

James R. Curran. ''Supersense Tagging of Unknown Nouns using Semantic Similarity''

Jenine Turner and Eugene Charniak. ''Supervised and Unsupervised Learning for
Sentences Compression''

Maayan Geffet and Ido Dagan. ''The Distributional Inclusion Hypotheses and
Lexical Entailment''

Hoa Trang Dang and Martha Palmer. ''The Role of Semantic Roles in
Disambiguating Verb Senses''

Nizar Habash and Owen Rambow. ''Tokenization, Morphological Analysis, and
Part-of-Speech Tagging for Arabic in One Fell Swoop''

Radu Soricut and Daniel Marcu. ''Towards Developing Generation Algorithms for
Text-to-Text Applications''

Yang Liu, Elizabeth Shriberg, Andreas Stolcke, and Mary Harper. ''Using
Conditional Random Fields For Sentence Boundary Detection in Speech''

Amit Dubey. ''What to do when lexicalization fails: parsing German with suffix
analysis and smoothing''

Zheng-Yu Niu, Dong-Hong Ji, and Chew-Lim Tan. ''Word Sense Disambiguation Using
Label Propagation Based Semi-Supervised Learning''

Marine Carpuat and Dekai Wu. ''Word Sense Disambiguation vs. Statistical
Machine Translation''

:: 8.- Accepted Posters to the Main Session

The 31 posters accepted to the main session (in alphabetical order) are:

James Allen, George Ferguson, Amanda Stent, Scott Stoness, Mary Swift, Lucian
Galescu, Nathan Chambers, Ellen Campana, and Gregory Aist. ''Two diverse systems
built using generic components for spoken dialogue (Recent Progress on TRIPS)''

Robert Belvin, Emil Ettelaie, Sudeep Gandhe, Panayiotis Georgiou, Kevin Knight,
Daniel Marcu, Scott Millward, Shrikanth Narayanan , Howard Neely, David Traum.
''Transonics: A Practical Speech-to-Speech Translator for English-Farsi Medical

Ciprian Chelba and Alex Acero. ''SPEECH OGLE: Indexing Uncertainty for Spoken
Document Search''

Ken Church, Bo Thiesson. ''The Wild Thing''

Steve DeNeefe, Kevin Knight, and Hayward H. Chan. ''Interactively Exploring a
Machine Translation Model''

David DeVault, Natalia Kariaeva, Anubha Kothari, Iris Oved and Matthew Stone.
''An information-state approach to collaborative reference''

Mary Ellen Foster, Michael White, Andrea Setzer, Roberta Catizone. ''Multimodal
Generation in the COMIC Dialogue System''

Iryna Gurevych and Hendrik Niederlich. ''Accessing GermaNet Data and Computing
Semantic Relatedness''

Shyamsundar Jayaraman and Alon Lavie. ''Multi-Engine Machine Translation Guided
by Explicit Word Matching''

Alexander Koller, Stefan Thater. ''Efficient solving and exploration of scope

Anagha Kulkarni and Ted Pedersen. ''SenseClusters: Unsupervised Clustering and
Labeling of Similar Contexts''

Kenneth C. Litkowski. ''CL Research's Knowledge Management System''

Hongfang Liu, Zhangzhi Hu, Cathy Wu. ''Dynamically Generating a Protein Entity
Dictionary Using Online Resources''

Rada Mihalcea. ''Language Independent Extractive Summarization''

Rada Mihalcea, Andras Csomai. ''SenseLearner: Word Sense Disambiguation for All
Words in Unrestricted Text''

Behrang Mohit, Rebecca Hwa. ''Syntax-based Semi-Supervised Named Entity Tagging''

Christoph Mueller. ''A Flexible Stand-Off Data Model with Query Language for
Multi-Level Annotation''

Hideharu Nakajima, Yoshihiro Matsuo, Masaaki Nagata, Kuniko Saito. ''Portable
Translator Capable of Recognizing Characters on Signboard and Menu Captured by
its Built-in Camera''

Preslav Nakov, Ariel Schwartz, Brian Wolf, Marti Hearst. ''Supporting
Annotation Layers for Natural Language Processing''

Carol Nichols and Rebecca Hwa. ''Word Alignment and Cross-Lingual Resource

Hyo-Jung Oh,Chung-Hee Lee, Hyeon-Jin Kim, Myung-Gil Jang. ''Descriptive
Question Answering in Encyclopedia''

Serguei Pakhomov, James Buntrock, Patrick Duffy. ''High Throughput Modularized
NLP System for Clinical Text''

Siddharth Patwardhan, Satanjeev Banerjee, Ted Pedersen. ''SenseRelate::LexSample
- A Generalized Framework for Word Sense Disambiguation''

Reinhard Rapp. ''A Practical Solution to the Problem of Automatic
Part-of-Speech Induction from Text''

Manny Rayner, Beth Ann Hockey, Nikos Chatzichrisafis, Kim Farrell, Jean-Michel
Renders. ''A Voice Enabled Procedure Browser for the International Space Station''

Philip Resnik and Aaron Elkiss. ''The Linguist's Search Engine: An Overview''

Oliviero Stock and Carlo Strapparava. ''HAHAcronym: A Computational Humor System''

Masao Utiyama, Midori Tanimura and Hitoshi Isahara. ''Organizing English
Reading Materials for Vocabulary Learning''

Marc Verhagen, Inderjeet Mani, Roser Sauri, Jessica Littman, Robert Knippen,
Seok Bae Jang, Anna Rumshisky, John Phillips, James Pustejovsky. ''Automating
Temporal Annotation with TARSQI''

Jian-Cheng Wu, Tracy Lin, Jason S. Chang. ''Learning Source-Target Surface
Patterns for Web-based Terminology Translation''

Minoru Yoshida and Hiroshi Nakagawa. ''Web Document Structuring by Header

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