18.284, Confs: General Ling/Portugal

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Date: 22-Jan-2007
From: Antonio Branco < Antonio.Branco at di.fc.ul.pt >
Subject: The 6th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium 

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Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 10:23:50
From: Antonio Branco < Antonio.Branco at di.fc.ul.pt >
Subject:  The 6th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium 

The 6th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium 
Short Title: DAARC2007 

Date: 29-Mar-2007 - 30-Mar-2007 
Location: Lagos (Algarve), Portugal 
Contact: António Branco 
Contact Email: Antonio.Branco at di.fc.ul.pt 
Meeting URL: http://daarc2007.di.fc.ul.pt/ 

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics 

Meeting Description: 

The 6th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium
                   Lagos (Algarve), Portugal
       hosted by University of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences
                    March 29 - 30, 2007

Following the success of the previous international colloquia
on Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution at Lancaster
in 1996, 1998 and 2000, at Lisbon in 2002, and at S. Miguel in 2004,
the next colloquium in the series will be held in Lagos (Algarve),
Portugal, in 2007, on the 29 - 30th March. 

Anaphora is a central topic in the study of natural language and has long 
been the object of research in a wide range of disciplines such as 
theoretical, corpus and computational linguistics, philosophy of language, cognitive science, psycholinguistics and cognitive psychology. On the other hand, the correct interpretation of anaphora has played an increasingly vital role in real-world natural language processing applications including machine translation, automatic abstracting, information extraction and question answering. As a result, the processing of anaphora has become one of the most productive topics of multi- and inter-disciplinary research, and has enjoyed increased interest and attention in recent years.

In this context, the Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquia 
(DAARC) have emerged as the major regular forum for presentation and 
discussion of the best research results in this area. Initiated in 1996 at Lancaster University and taken over in 2002 by the University of Lisbon, the DAARC series established itself as a specialised and competitive forum for the presentation of the latest results on anaphora processing, ranging from theoretical linguistic approaches through psycholinguistic and cognitive work to corpus studies and computational modelling.

The programme of DAARC2007 includes 2 invited talks, by Jos van Berkum and by Ruslan Mitkov and his team, and 40 contributed presentations, which reflect the most recent advances of the work on anaphora, ranging from theoretical linguistic approaches through
psycholinguistic and cognitive work to computational modelling
of anaphor resolution.

Detailed information on the venue, accommodation and registration
can be found at: http://daarc2007.di.fc.ul.pt . February 15, 2007 is
the deadline for registration with reduced fees.

This is the colloquium programme:

Day 1, Thursday, March 29

8h30-9h30 Registration and check in

Room A

Matteo Negri and Milen Kouylekov
(ITC-IRST, Italy)
''Who are we talking about?'' Tracking the referent in a question answering series

R. K. Rao Pattabhi*, L. Sobha* and Amit Bagga**
(*AU-KBC Research Center, India, **Ask.com, USA)
Multilingual cross-document co-referencing

Ryohei Sasano*, Daisuke Kawahara** and Sadao Kurohashi***
(*Univ of Tokyo, **NICT, ***Kyoto Univ, Japan)
Improving coreference resolution using bridging reference resolution
and automatically acquired synonyms

Room B

Andrej Kibrik* and Evgenia Prozorova**
(*Inst of Linguistics RAN, Russia, **Moscow State Univ, Russia)
Referential choice in signed and spoken languages

Alfons Maes
(Tilburg Univ, The Netherlands)
(How) do demonstratives code distance?

Olga Krasavina*, Christian Chiarcos** and Dmitri Zalmanov***
(*Humboldt Univ of Berlin, **Univ Potsdam, Germany; */***Moscow State Univ, Russia)
Aspects of topicality in the use of demonstrative expressions in German,
English and Russian

11h00-11h30, Coffee break

Room A

Invited talk: Jos van Berkum
(Univ Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Resolving discourse anaphors -- what can the brain tell us?

12h30-14h30 Lunch

Room A

Ekaterina Jasinskaja, Ulrike Kölsch and Jörg Mayer
(Univ of Potsdam, Germany)
Nuclear accent placement and other prosodic parameters as cues to
pronoun resolution

Anke Holler and Lisa Irmen
(Univ of Heidelberg, Germany)
Empirically Assessing Effects of the Right Frontier Constraint

Ralph Rose
(Gunma Prefectural Women's University, Japan)
Pronoun resolution and the influence of syntactic and semantic information
on discourse prominence

Room B

Shana Watters and Jeanette Gundel
(Univ of Minnesota, USA)
An empirical investigation of the relation between coreference and quotations:
Can a pronoun located in quotations find its referent?

Shun Shiramatsu*, Kazunori Komatani*, Kôiti Hasiday**, Tetsuya Ogata*,
Hiroshi G. Okuno* (*Kyoto Univ, **AIST, Japan)
Meaning-game-based centering model with statistical definition of utility of
referential expressions and its verification using Japanese and English corpora

Caroline Gasperin, Nikiforos Karamanis and Ruth Seal
(Univ of Cambridge, UK)
Annotation of anaphoric relations in biomedical full-text articles using
a domain-relevant scheme

16h00-16h30, Coffee break

16h30-18h00, Poster Session
Room B

Mai Zaki
(Middlesex Univ, UK)
A procedural account of demonstratives in English and Arabic:
A corpus-based study

Pinar Tufekci* and Yilmaz Kilicaslan**
(*Namik Kemal Univ, **Trakya Univ, Turkey)
A syntax-based pronoun resolution system for Turkish

Itziar Aduriz*, Klara Ceberio** and Arantza Díaz de Ilarraza**
(*Univ of Barcelona, **Univ of The Basque Country, Spain)
Pronominal anaphora in Basque: Annotation issues

Dagmar Bittner, Natalia Gagarina, Milena Kühnast and Insa Gülzow
(ZAS Berlin, Germany)
Acquisition of anaphoric pronouns by German-, Russian-, and
Bulgarian-speaking children

Nguy Giang Linh and Zdenek Zabokrtsky
(Charles Univ, Czech Republic)
Rule-based approach to pronominal anaphora resolution applied on
the Prague Dependency Treebank 2.0 data

Peter Willemse
(Univ of Leuven, Belgium)
Direct and indirect anaphora and the possessee referent of prenominal
possessives in English

Javier Gutierrez-Rexach and Iker Zulaica
(The Ohio State Univ, USA)
Abstract reference and neuter demonstratives in Spanish

20h30 Colloquium dinner

Day 2, Friday, March 30

Room A

Advaith Siddharthan and Simone Teufel
(Univ of Cambridge, UK)
Whose idea was this: Deciding attribution in scientific literature

Dilek Küçük and Meltem Turhan Yöndem
(Middle East Technical Univ, Turkey)
A knowledge-poor pronoun resolution system for Turkish

Gordana Ilic Holen (Univ of Oslo, Norway)
Automatic anaphora resolution for Norwegian (ARN)

Room B

Ariel Cohen
(Ben-Gurion Univ, Israel)
Anaphora resolution as equality by default

António Branco
(Univ of Lisbon, Portugal)
Null subjects are reflexives, not pronouns

Erik-Jan Smits, Petra Hendriks and Jennifer Spenader
(Univ of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Using very large parsed corpora and judgment data to classify
verb reflexivity

10h30-11h00, Coffee break

11h00-12h30, Poster session
Room B

Lars Hellan
(NTNU, Norway)
Representing clause-internal binding in an HPSG/LKB grammar

Nancy Hedberg*, Jeanette Gundel** and Ron Zacharski***
(*Simon Fraser Univ, **Univ of Minnesota, ***State Univ of New Mexico, USA)
Directly and indirectly anaphoric demonstrative and personal pronouns
in newspaper articles

Adrian Brasoveanu
(Univ California Santa Cruz, USA)
Structured discourse reference to individuals

Costanza Navarretta
(Univ of Copenhagen, Denmark)
A contrastive analysis of the use of abstract anaphora

Roberta Tedeschi
(UiL OTS, The Netherlands)
Clitics at the syntax-discourse interface: The case of Italian

Joanna Nykiel
(Univ of Silesia, Poland)
When syntax won't go away: A diachronic study of verb phrase ellipsis
and sluicing.

Shigeko Nariyama
(Univ of Melbourne, Australia)
Ellipsis and markedness: Examining the meaning of ellipsis

Stefan Bott
(Univ Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
Resolving backgrounds

12h30-14h30 Lunch

Room A

Invited talk: Ruslan Mitkov, Richard Evans, Constantin Orasan,
L.A. Ha and V. Pekar
(Univ of Wolverhampton, UK)
Anaphora resolution: To what extent does it help NLP applications?

15h30-16h00, Coffee break

Room A

Frederic Landragin
(LATTICE, France)
Taking situational factors into account when resolving anaphora:
An approach based on salience and events

Eleni Miltsakaki
(Univ of Pennsylvania, USA)
A rethink of the relationship between salience and anaphora resolution

Olga Krasavina
(Humboldt Univ of Berlin, Germany and Moscow State Universtity, Russia)
A multi-factorial study of referential choice on third-person pronouns

Room B

Roland Stuckardt
(Univ. Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Applying backpropagation networks to anaphor resolution

Davy Weissenbacher
(Univ Paris-Nord, France)
A Bayesian classifier for the recognition of impersonal it pronoun
occurrences: Description of the system

Iris Hendrickx, Veronique Hoste and Walter Daelemans
(Univ of Antwerp, Belgium)
Evaluating hybrid versus data-driven coreference resolution

17h30 Farewell

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