Conf: ACL Workshop Program: Detecting Structure in Scholarly Discourse, Jeju Island, Korea, July 12, 2012

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed Jun 6 09:01:52 UTC 2012

Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2012 10:01:15 +0200
From: "Sandor, Agnes" <Agnes.Sandor at>
Message-ID: <4FCF0E4B.2070109 at>

We are happy to announce that the program for the ACL workshop '
Detecting Structure in Scholarly Discourse' has now been finalized, to
be held on Jeju Island, Korea, on July 12, 2012- for an online version,

Workshop Program:

Time	Presentation
9:00-10:30	Session 1: Exploiting Discourse Structure
9:00-9:45	Dae Hoon Park and Catherine Blake: "Identifying
                Comparative Claim Sentences in Full-Text Scientific Articles"
09:45-10:30	Ágnes Sándor and Anita de Waard: "Identifying Claimed
                Knowledge Updates in Biomedical Research Articles"
10:30-11:00	Coffee break
11:00-12:30	Session 2: Detecting Discourse Elements:
11:00-11:45	Awais Athar and Simone Teufel: "Detection of Implicit
                Citations for Sentiment Detection"
11:45-12:30	Tomoko Ohta, Sampo Pyysalo, Jun'ichi Tsujii and Sophia
                Ananiadou: "Open-domain Anatomical Entity Mention Detection"
12:30-14:00	Lunch break
14:00-15:30	Session 3: Taxonomies and Annotation
14:00-14:45     Maria Liakata, Paul Thompson, Anita de Waard, Raheel Nawaz,
                Henk Pander Maat and Sophia Ananiadou: "A Three-Way
                Perspective on Scientific Discourse Annotation for
                Knowledge Extraction"
14:45-15:30     Anita de Waard and Henk Pander Maat: "Epistemic Modality and
                Knowledge Attribution in Scientific Discourse: A
                Taxonomy of Types and Overview of Features"
15:30-16:00	Coffee break
16:00-17:00     Panel discussion on detecting and using discourse structure
                for scholarly text
17:00-17:30	Wrapup and close

Discourse structure, as a field of research within computational
linguistics, is attracting renewed research interest, due to its
increasing relevance to diverse fields such as bio-medical text
analysis, ethnography, and scientific publishing. Much effort is
directed at detecting and modeling a range of discourse elements at
different levels of granularity and for different purposes. Such
elements include: the statement of facts, claims, and hypotheses; the
identification of methods and protocols; and the detection of novelty in
contrast to the re-stating of previous existing work. More ambitious
long-term goals include the modeling of argumentation, rhetorical
structure, and narrative structure. A broad variety of approaches and of
features are used to identify discourse elements, including verb
tense/mood/voice, semantic verb class, speculative language or negation,
various classes of stance markers, text-structural components, or the
location of references. The choice of features is often motivated by
linguistic inquiry into the detection of subjectivity, opinion,
entailment, inference, as well as author stance, author disagreement,
motif and focus.

Six submissions were selected for presentation at the workshop. The
submissions represent three fundamental perspectives of research
concerning discourse structure: taxonomy and annotation, exploiting
cross-document structure in text mining, and detecting discourse
elements in scholarly texts. Further development of discourse models and
of systems is likely to bring together and integrate aspects from all
three. At the same time, these three perspectives give rise to
interesting contrasts and different research questions, for instance:
Are explicit taxonomies and annotation levels necessary for text mining
and for the identification of particular types of discourse elements?
or, more generally: How do these different perspectives all relate to a
central theory of discourse? The workshop aims to be a forum for
discussion of these exciting questions.

During the panel discussion time, we wish to summarize the state of the
art and brainstorm on areas for development pertaining to the three main
workshop topics: Exploiting Discourse Structure, Detecting Discourse
Elements, and Taxonomies and Annotation.

We greatly look forward to seeing you in Korea!

The DSSD Organising Committee:

Sophia Ananiadou
School of Computer Science
University of Manchester, UK

Antal van den Bosch
Centre for Language Studies
Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Ágnes Sándor
Xerox Research Europe
Grenoble, France

Hagit Shatkay
Dept. of Computer and Information Sciences, College of Engineering
University of Delaware, USA

Anita de Waard
Disruptive Technologies Director
Elsevier Labs, USA
Elsevier B.V. Registered Office: Radarweg 29, 1043 NX Amsterdam, The
Netherlands, Registration No. 33156677 (The Netherlands)

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