Conf: CLA'11, 17-19 October 2011, Jachranka, Poland

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed Sep 14 20:39:03 UTC 2011

Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 14:29:52 +0200
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   October in Poland? Wise linguistic choice!

Computational Linguistics-Applications Conference - CLA'11
17-19 October 2011

Warszawianka Hotel Wellness & Spa 
Jachranka (near Warsaw, Poland)

Computational Linguistic Conference (CLA '11) invites you. On the top of
attending sessions with interesting lectures connected with presentation
of the linguistic tools and methods, you will also be able to express
yourself. Closing session (October, 19 in the morning) will be open to
everybody bands-on brokerage session. So take your solution with you,
join us and meet others.

There is also new call open by the European Commission:
CLA may be good place to discuss creating new consortia. Come to Poland
and share.



Translation and knowledge extraction (Monday, October, 17 - 15:00-19:00)

    1) Alignment Memories: A Useful Tool to Handle the Phrase Alignment 
    Johan Segura, Violaine Prince
    LIRMM, France

    2) An Automatic Tagger for Diacritizing and Analyzing Arabic Text
    Ramy Eskander, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt
    Amin Shoukry, Egyptian-Japanese University (EJUST), Egypt
    Saleh Alshehaby, Medical Research Institute, Alexandria University, 

    3) Automatic Prominence Detection Using Declination Reset Feature in
    Nina Volskaya, Daniil Kocharov, Pavel Skrelin
    Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia

    4) Cross-Language Boosting in Pattern-based Semantic Relation
    Extraction from Text
    Emiliano Giovannetti, Simone Marchi
    Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale - CNR, Italy

    5) Environmental Knowledge in EcoLexicon
    Pilar Leon Arauz, Arianne Reimerink, Pamela Faber
    University of Granada, Spain

    6) Hierarchical Text Clustering Based on ICA
    Julian Driver, Institut of Computer Science, University of Munster,
    Dominik Heider, Department of Bioinformatics, Center for Medical 
    Biotechnology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
    Sascha Hauke, Center for Advanced Security Research, Darmstadt,
    Markus Borschbach, FHDW, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
    Martin Pyka, Department for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University
    of Marburg, Germany

    7) Vocabulary Selection and Language Model Adaptation for
    Simultaneous Lecture Translation

    Paul Maergner, Ian Lane, Alex Waibel
    Carnegie Mellon University, USA


20:00 - welcome party

Morphology and beyond (Tuesday, October, 18 - 9:00-13:00)

    1) A New Approach to HMM-Based Automatic Headline Generation
    Fahad Alotaiby, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
    Salah Foda, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
    Ibrahim Alkharashi, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology,
    Saudi Arabia

    2) Improving Predictive Entry of Finnish Text Messages using IRC
    Miikka Silfverberg, Mirka Hyvarinen, Tommi Pirinen
    University of Helsinki, Finland

    3) MUSE - A Multilingual Sentence Extractor
    Marina Litvak, Ben Gurion University, Israel
    Slava Kisilevich, University of Konstantz, Germany
    Mark Last, Ben Gurion University, Israel
    Menahem Friedman, Ben Gurion University, Israel

    4) Production of morphological dictionaries of multi-word units
    using a multipurpose tool
    Ranka Stankovic, Ivan Obradovic, Cvetana Krstev, Dusko Vitas
    University of Belgrade, Serbia

    5) Tools for better OCR results of the ancient Czech language and
    better digital image quality
    Tomas Foltyn, Jiri Polisensky
    National Library of Czech Republic, Czech Republic


Semantics (Tuesday, October, 18 - 15:00-19:00)

    1) A System for Modularly Constructing Efficient Natural Language
    Rahmatullah Hafiz, Richard A. Frost
    University of Windsor, Canada

    2) Automatic Metatada Generation in an archaeological digital
    library: semantic annotation of grey literature
    Andreas Vlachidis, University of Glamorgan, UK
    Ceri Binding, University of Glamorgan, UK
    Douglas Tudhope, University of Glamorgan
    Keith May, English Heritage, UK

    3) Bootstrapping Events and Relations from Text
    Ting Liu, Tomek Strzalkowski
    ILS, University at Albany, USA

    4) Expanding a Corpus of Closed-World Descriptions by Semantic Unit
    Marcus Uneson, Lund University, Sweden
    Peter Juel Henrichsen, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

    5) Natural Language Understanding for Grading Essay Questions in
    Persian Language
    Iman Mokhtari-Fard
    University of Sheikh Bahaei, Iran

    6) Sentiment Analysis for Hotel Reviews
    Walter Kasper, Mihaela Vela
    DFKI GmbH, Germany

    7) Towards An Enhanced Semantic Approach For Automatic Usability
    Peter Steinnokel, Christian Scheel, Michael Quade, Sahin Albayrak
    DAI-Labor, TU-Berlin, Germany

20:00 - gala dinner

Presentation session (Wednesday, October, 19 - 9:00-13:00)
Informal presentation of tools and products, discussions and final

The program is also available here:


Your are welcome to register:


Useful links:

* CLA '11 webpage:
* Venue:

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