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Wed 24 May 1995

Confs: ACL-95 Corpus-based NLP Workshop

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  1. David Yarowsky, ACL-95 Corpus-based NLP Workshop

Message 1: ACL-95 Corpus-based NLP Workshop

Date: Thu, 18 May 95 01:27:41 EDACL-95 Corpus-based NLP Workshop
From: David Yarowsky <>
Subject: ACL-95 Corpus-based NLP Workshop

 Friday, 30 June 1995
 8:45 AM - 5:25 PM
 MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
 at ACL-95
 (Sponsored by ACL's SIGDAT and SIGNLL, LEXIS-NEXIS)

The workshop will present original research in corpus-based and
statistical natural language processing. Topics will include
sense disambiguation, grammar induction, part-of-speech tagging,
information retrieval, language modeling, and machine translation.
This year's theme is:

 Supervised Training vs. Self-organizing Methods

Historically, annotated corpora have made a significant contribution
to tasks such as part-of-speech tagging and sense disambiguation.
But annotated corpora are expensive and generally unavailable for
languages other than English. Self-organizing methods offer the hope
that annotated corpora might not be necessary. Can we achieve comparable
performance using little or no tagged training data? What are the tradeoffs?

Organizers: Ken Church and David Yarowsky

REGISTRATION: Registration fees are $35 for participants who register
by 19 May 1995, $40 for payment received by 15 June 1995, and $45 at
the door. Registration includes a copy of the proceedings, catered
lunch and refreshments during the day. Acceptable forms of payment
are US$ cheques payable to "ACL" or credit card (VISA/Mastercard)
payment. E-mail registrations are encouraged. Please submit the
following form along with payment:

Institution (for name tag):
Postal address:
Email address:
Payment (specify cheque or credit card):
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Please send to:

 David Yarowsky
 Dept. of Computer and Information Science
 University of Pennsylvania
 200 S. 33rd St.
 Philadelphia, PA 19104-6389 USA


 8:15 - 8:45 Registration. Coffee, danish, etc. available

 8:45 - 8:50 Welcome
 8:50 - 9:35 INVITED TALK (Mark Liberman)
 9:35 - 9:50 Break
 9:50 - 10:15 Eric Brill
 Unsupervised Learning of Disambiguation Rules for Part of Speech Tagging
10:15 - 10:40 Carl de Marcken
 Lexical Heads, Phrase Structure and the Induction of Grammar
10:40 - 11:05 Michael Collins and James Brooks
 Prepositional Phrase Attachment through a Backed-off Model
11:05 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 11:40 Andrew Golding
 A Bayesian Hybrid Method for Context-sensitive Spelling Correction
11:40 - 12:05 Philip Resnik
 Disambiguating Noun Groupings with Respect to Wordnet Senses
12:05 - 1:05 CATERED LUNCH
 1:05 - 1:30 Dekai Wu
 Trainable Coarse Bilingual Grammars for Parallel Text Bracketing
 1:30 - 1:55 Lance Ramshaw and Mitch Marcus
 Text Chunking using Transformation-Based Learning
 1:55 - 2:05 Break
 2:05 - 3:00 INVITED TALK (Henry Kucera and Nelson Francis)
 3:00 - 3:10 Break
 3:10 - 3:35 Fernando Pereira, Yoram Singer and Naftali Tishby
 Beyond Word N-Grams
 3:35 - 4:00 Jing-Shin Chang, Yi-Chung Lin and Keh-Yih Su
 Automatic Construction of a Chinese Electronic Dictionary
 4:00 - 4:10 Break
 4:10 - 4:35 Ken Church and Bill Gale
 Inverse Document Frequency (IDF): A Measure of Deviations from Poisson
 4:35 - 5:00 Joe Zhou and Pete Dapkus
 Automatic Suggestion of Significant Terms for a Predefined Topic
 5:00 - 5:25 Ellen Riloff and Jay Shoen
 Automatically Acquiring Conceptual Patterns without an Annotated Corpus

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