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The 13th Workshop on Multiword Expressions (MWE 2017)

Workshop at EACL 2017 (Valencia, Spain), April 4, 2017

Endorsed by the Special Interest Group on the Lexicon (SIGLEX) of the Association for Computational Linguistics and PARSEME, the European IC1207 COST Action

Last updated: March 30, 2017

Selected papers

34 papers (22 short and 12 long) were submitted to the main track of the workshop. 7 papers (4 short and 3 long) were selected as oral presentations and 14 (11 short and 3 long) as posters. The overall selectivity rate is 62%.

6 system description papers and 1 shared task description paper were submitted to the shared task track. The former were all selected as posters and the latter as an oral presentation. The reviewing modalities were different in this track, therefore we do not count these papers in the workshop selectivity rate.


Tuesday, April 4 2017 (9:20-14:50 in Room 3; 14:50-16:00 in Auditoriums 2 and 3; 16:30-18:30 in Room 3)

09:15–09:20Opening Remarks
09:20–09:30COST – Creating spaces for people and ideas to grow
Ralph Stuebner
 Oral Session - Long Papers (chair: Marie Candito)
09:30–10:00ParaDi: Dictionary of Paraphrases of Czech Complex Predicates with Light Verbs
Petra Barancikova and Václava Kettnerová
10:00–10:30Multi-word Entity Classification in a Highly Multilingual Environment
Sophie Chesney, Guillaume Jacquet, Ralf Steinberger and Jakub Piskorski
10:30–11:00Using bilingual word-embeddings for multilingual collocation extraction
Marcos Garcia, Marcos García-Salido and Margarita Alonso-Ramos
11:00–11:30COFFEE BREAK
11:30–12:30Invited Talk (chair: Carlos Ramisch)
Exploiting multilingual lexical resources to predict the compositionality of MWEs
Paul Cook
 Shared Task Session (chair: Carlos Ramisch)
12:30–12:50The PARSEME Shared Task on Automatic Identification of Verbal Multiword Expressions
Agata Savary, Carlos Ramisch, Silvio Cordeiro, Federico Sangati, Veronika Vincze, Behrang QasemiZadeh, Marie Candito, Fabienne Cap, Voula Giouli, Ivelina Stoyanova and Antoine Doucet
12:50–13:00Shared Task Poster Boosters (1min per poster - ST1 to ST6)
14:30–14:50Poster Session Boosters (1min per poster - A01 to A07, B08 to B14)
14:50–15:25Poster Session A
ST1USzeged: Identifying Verbal Multiword Expressions with POS Tagging and Parsing Techniques
Katalin Ilona Simkó, Viktória Kovács and Veronika Vincze
ST2Parsing and MWE Detection: Fips at the PARSEME Shared Task
Luka Nerima, Vasiliki Foufi and Eric Wehrli
ST3Neural Networks for Multi-Word Expression Detection
Natalia Klyueva, Antoine Doucet and Milan Straka
A01Factoring Ambiguity out of the Prediction of Compositionality for German Multi-Word Expressions
Stefan Bott and Sabine Schulte im Walde
A02Multiword expressions and lexicalism: the view from LFG
Jamie Y. Findlay
A03Understanding Idiomatic Variation
Kristina Geeraert, R. Harald Baayen and John Newman
A04Discovering Light Verb Constructions and their Translations from Parallel Corpora without Word Alignment
Natalie Vargas, Carlos Ramisch and Helena Caseli
A05Identification of Multiword Expressions for Latvian and Lithuanian: Hybrid Approach
Justina Mandravickaite and Tomas Krilavičius
A06Show Me Your Variance and I Tell You Who You Are - Deriving Compound Compositionality from Word Alignments
Fabienne Cap
A07Semantic annotation to characterize contextual variation in terminological noun compounds: a pilot study
Melania Cabezas-García and Antonio San Martín
15:25–16:00Poster Session B
ST4Detection of Verbal Multi-Word Expressions via Conditional Random Fields with Syntactic Dependency Features and Semantic Re-Ranking
Alfredo Maldonado, Lifeng Han, Erwan Moreau, Ashjan Alsulaimani, Koel Dutta Chowdhury, Carl Vogel and Qun Liu
ST5A data-driven approach to verbal multiword expression detection. PARSEME Shared Task system description paper
Tiberiu Boroş, Sonia Pipa, Verginica Barbu Mititelu and Dan Tufiş
ST6The ATILF-LLF System for Parseme Shared Task: a Transition-based Verbal Multiword Expression Tagger
Hazem Al Saied, Marie Candito and Matthieu Constant
B08Investigating the Opacity of Verb-Noun Multiword Expression Usages in Context
Shiva Taslimipoor, Omid Rohanian, Ruslan Mitkov and Afsaneh Fazly
B09Compositionality in Verb-Particle Constructions
Archna Bhatia, Choh Man Teng and James Allen
B10Rule-Based Translation of Spanish Verb-Noun Combinations into Basque
Uxoa Iñurrieta, Itziar Aduriz, Arantza Diaz de Ilarraza, Gorka Labaka and Kepa Sarasola
B11Verb-Particle Constructions in Questions
Veronika Vincze
B12Simple Compound Splitting for German
Marion Weller-Di Marco
B13Identification of Ambiguous Multiword Expressions Using Sequence Models and Lexical Resources
Manon Scholivet and Carlos Ramisch
B14Comparing Recurring Lexico-Syntactic Trees (RLTs) and Ngram Techniques for Extended Phraseology Extraction
Agnès Tutin and Olivier Kraif
16:00–16:30COFFEE BREAK
 Oral Session - Short Papers (chair: Shuly Wintner)
16:30–16:50Benchmarking Joint Lexical and Syntactic Analysis on Multiword-Rich Data
Matthieu Constant and Héctor Martínez Alonso
16:50–17:10Semi-Automated Resolution of Inconsistency for a Harmonized Multiword Expression and Dependency Parse Annotation
King Chan, Julian Brooke and Timothy Baldwin
17:10–17:30Combining Linguistic Features for the Detection of Croatian Multiword Expressions
Maja Buljan and Jan Šnajder
17:30–17:50Complex Verbs are Different: Exploring the Visual Modality in Multi-Modal Models to Predict Compositionality
Maximilian Köper and Sabine Schulte im Walde
17:50–18:30Panel Discussion - Multiword Expressions: getting the taste of things to come (chairs: Stella Markantonatou, Carlos Ramisch, Agata Savary, Veronika Vincze)
  • News about MWE-related initiatives, projects and proposals
  • Reorganising the SIGLEX-MWE section
  • Shared task - second edition