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Multiword Expressions: from Parsing and Generation to the Real World (MWE 2011)

Workshop at ACL 2011 (Portland, Oregon, USA), June 23, 2011

Endorsed by the Special Interest Group on the Lexicon of the Association for Computational Linguistics (SIGLEX)

Last updated: May 20, 2011

Workshop Program

Thursday, June 23, 2011

08:15-08:30Welcome
08:30-09:30MWEs and Topic Modelling: Enhancing Machine Learning with Linguistics
Invited talk by Tim Baldwin
Session I - Short Papers
Chair: Eric Wherli
09:30-09:45Automatic Extraction of NV Expressions in Basque: Basic Issues on Cooccurrence Techniques
Antton Gurrutxaga and Iñaki Alegria
09:45-10:00Semantic Clustering: an Attempt to Identify Multiword Expressions in Bengali
Tanmoy Chakraborty, Dipankar Das and Sivaji Bandyopadhyay
10:00-10:15Decreasing Lexical Data Sparsity in Statistical Syntactic Parsing - Experiments with Named Entities
Deirdre Hogan, Jennifer Foster and Josef van Genabith
10:15-10:30Detecting Multi-Word Expressions Improves Word Sense Disambiguation
Mark Finlayson and Nidhi Kulkarni
10:30-11:00MORNING BREAK
Session II - Identification and Representation
Chair: Francis Bond
11:00-11:25Tree-Rewriting Models of Multi-Word Expressions
William Schuler and Aravind Joshi
11:25-11:50Learning English Light Verb Constructions: Contextual or Statistical
Yuancheng Tu and Dan Roth
11:50-12:15Two Types of Korean Light Verb Constructions in a Typed Feature Structure Grammar
Juwon Lee
12:15-13:50LUNCH BREAK
Session III - Tasks and Applications
Chair: Ted Pedersen
13:50-14:15MWU-Aware Part-of-Speech Tagging with a CRF Model and Lexical Resources
Matthieu Constant and Anthony Sigogne
14:15-14:40The Web is not a PERSON, Berners-Lee is not an ORGANIZATION, and African-Americans are
not LOCATIONS: An Analysis of the Performance of Named-Entity Recognition
Robert Krovetz, Paul Deane and Nitin Madnani
14:40-15:05A Machine Learning Approach to Relational Noun Mining in German
Berthold Crysmann
15:05-15:30Poster and Demo Session
Chair: Iñaki Alegria
Long Papers
  • Identifying and Analyzing Brazilian Portuguese Complex Predicates
  • Magali Sanches Duran, Carlos Ramisch, Sandra Maria Aluísio and Aline Villavicencio
  • An N-gram Frequency Database Reference to Handle MWE Extraction in NLP Applications
  • Patrick Watrin and Thomas François
  • Extracting Transfer Rules for Multiword Expressions from Parallel Corpora
  • Petter Haugereid and Francis Bond
  • Identification and Treatment of Multiword Expressions Applied to Information Retrieval
  • Otavio Acosta, Aline Villavicencio and Viviane Moreira
    Short Papers
  • Stepwise Mining of Multi-Word Expressions in Hindi
  • Rai Mahesh Sinha
  • Detecting Noun Compounds and Light Verb Constructions: a Contrastive Study
  • Veronika Vincze, István Nagy T. and Gábor Berend
    Demo Papers
  • jMWE: A Java Toolkit for Detecting Multi-Word Expressions
  • Nidhi Kulkarni and Mark Finlayson
  • On-line Visualisation of Collocations Extracted from Multilingual Corpora
  • Violeta Seretan and Eric Wehrli
  • StringNet Lexico-Grammatical Knowledgebase and its Applications
  • David Wible and Nai-Lung Tsao
  • The Ngram Statistics Package (Text::NSP) : A Flexible Tool for Identifying Ngrams,
    Collocations, and Word Associations
  • Ted Pedersen, Satanjeev Banerjee, Bridget McInnes, Saiyam Kohli, Mahesh Joshi and Ying Liu
  • Fast and Flexible MWE Candidate Generation with the mwetoolkit
  • Vitor De Araujo, Carlos Ramisch and Aline Villavicencio
    15:30-16:00AFTERNOON BREAK
    16:00-17:00How Many Multiword Expressions do People Know?
    Invited talk by Ken Church
    17:00-18:00Panel: Toward a Special Interest Group for MWEs
    Moderator: Valia Kordoni, DFKI GmbH & Saarland University, Germany
  • Mark Johnson, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Preslav Nakov, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Jason Eisner, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA
  • List of accepted papers

    Oral presentations

    Poster presentations

    Demo presentations