Conf: FSMNLP 2012, July 23-25, 2012, San Sebastian

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Jun 15 20:54:14 UTC 2012

Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 18:50:46 +0200
From: Koldo Gojenola <koldo.gojenola at>
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Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing - FSMNLP 2012
Tenth International Workshop
University of the Basque Country (Miramar Palace), Donostia - San
July 23-25, 2012

Early registration, June 20:



July 23

15.00-18.00: TUTORIALS

Spelling and grammar correction with FSTs (Tommi Pirinen/University of
Helsinki, Iñaki Alegria/University of the Basque Country, Mans
Hulden/Ikerbasque (Basque Science Foundation))
      Coffee Break
Probabilistic parsing with weighted FSTs (Miikka Silfverberg/University
of Helsinki)
Grapheme-to-phoneme training and conversion with WFSTs (Josef Novak/The
University of Tokyo)

July 24

9.00: Opening

9.30-10.30: Invited Speaker
Kimmo Koskenniemi

10.30-11.00: Coffee Break

11.00-12.00: Long Papers I
Effect of Language and Error Models on Efficiency of Finite-State
Spell-Checking and Correction (Tommi Pirinen and Sam Hardwick)
Practical Finite State Optimality Theory (Dale Gerdemann and Mans

12.00-13.00: Short Papers I
Handling Unknown Words in Arabic FST Morphology (Khaled Shaalan and
Mohammed Attia)
Urdu -- Roman Transliteration via Finite State Transducers (Tina Bögel)
Integrating Aspectually Relevant Properties of Verbs into a
Morphological Analyzer for English (Katina Bontcheva)
Finite-State Technology In A Verse-Making Tool (Manex Agirrezabal, Iñaki
Alegria, Bertol Arrieta and Mans Hulden)

13.00-14.30: Lunch

14.30-15.30: Short Papers II
DAGGER: A Toolkit for Automata on Directed Acyclic Graphs (Daniel 
Quernheim and Kevin Knight)
WFST-Based Grapheme-To-Phoneme Conversion: Open Source Tools for
Alignment, Model-Building and Decoding (Josef Novak, Nobuaki Minematsu
and Keikichi Hirose)
Kleene, A Free and Open-Source Language for Finite-State Programming 
(Kenneth R Beesley)
Implementation of Replace Rules using Preference Operator (Senka Drobac,
Miikka Silfverberg and Anssi Yli-Jyrä)

15.30-16.30: Short Papers III
First Approaches On Spanish Medical Record Classification Using 
Diagnostic Term To Class Transduction (Alicia Pérez, Maite Oronoz, 
Arantza Casillas, Arantza Díaz de Ilarraza and Koldo Gojenola)
Developing an Open-Source FST Grammar for Verb Chain Transfer in a 
Spanish-Basque MT System (Aingeru Mayor, Mans Hulden and Gorka Labaka)
Conversion of Procedural Morphologies To Finite-State Morphologies: A 
Case Study Of Arabic (Mans Hulden and Younes Samih)
A Methodology for Obtaining Concept Graphs from Word Graphs (Marcos 
Calvo, Jon Ander Gómez, Lluís-F Hurtado and Emilio Sanchis)

16.30-18.00: Posters and coffee

20.30: Dinner (in the Old Town)

July 25

9.30-11.00: Long Papers II
A Finite-State Temporal Ontology and Event-Intervals (Tim Fernando)
A Finite-State Approach to Phrase-Based Statistical Machine Translation 
(Jorge González)
Finite-State Acoustic and Translation Model Composition in Statistical 
Speech Translation: Empirical Assessment (Alicia Pérez, M. Inés Torres 
and Francisco Casacuberta)

11.00-11.30: Coffee Break

11.30-12.30: Long Papers III
Refining the Design of a Contracting Finite-State Dependency Parser 
(Anssi Yli-Jyrä, Jussi Piitulainen and Atro Voutilainen)
Lattice-Based Minimum Error Rate Training using Weighted Finite-State 
Transducers with Tropical Polynomial Weights (Aurelien Waite, Graeme 
Blackwood and William Byrne)

12.30-13.30: Business Meeting

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