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Multiword Expressions: from Theory to Applications (MWE 2010)

Workshop at COLING 2010 (Beijing, China), August 28, 2010

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

Last updated: August 03, 2010

Workshop Program

Saturday, August 28, 2010

08:30-08:40 Welcome
08:40-09:40 Being Theoretical is Being Practical: Multiword Units and Terminological Structure Revitalised
Invited talk by Kyo Kageura
Session I - Lexical Representation
Chair: Pavel Pecina
09:40-10:05 Computational Lexicography of Multi-Word Units. How Efficient Can It Be?
Filip Graliński, Agata Savary, Monika Czerepowicka and Filip Makowiecki
10:05-10:30 Construction of Chinese Idiom Knowledge-base and Its Applications
Lei Wang and Shiwen Yu
10:30-11:00 BREAK
Session II - Identification and Extraction
Chair: Aline Villavicencio
11:00-11:25 Automatic Extraction of Arabic Multiword Expressions
Mohammed Attia, Antonio Toral, Lamia Tounsi, Pavel Pecina and Josef van Genabith
11:25-11:50 Sentence Analysis and Collocation Identification
Eric Wehrli, Violeta Seretan and Luka Nerima
11:50-12:15 Automatic Extraction of Complex Predicates in Bengali
Dipankar Das, Santanu Pal, Tapabrata Mondal, Tanmoy Chakraborty and Sivaji Bandyopadhyay
12:15-13:50 LUNCH
Session III - Applications
Chair: Eric Wehrli
13:50-14:15 Handling Named Entities and Compound Verbs in Phrase-Based Statistical Machine Translation
Santanu Pal, Sudip Kumar Naskar, Pavel Pecina, Sivaji Bandyopadhyay and Andy Way
14:15-14:40 Application of the Tightness Continuum Measure to Chinese Information Retrieval
Ying Xu, Randy Goebel, Christoph Ringlstetter and Grzegorz Kondrak
14:40-15:05 Standardizing Complex Functional Expressions in Japanese Predicates: Applying Theoretically-Based Paraphrasing Rules
Tomoko Izumi, Kenji Imamura, Genichiro Kikui and Satoshi Sato
15:05-15:30 Poster Session
Chair: Carlos Ramisch
  • Identification of Reduplication in Bengali Corpus and their Semantic Analysis: A Rule Based Approach
  • Tanmoy Chakraborty and Sivaji Bandyopadhyay
  • Contrastive Filtering of Domain-Specific Multi-Word Terms from Different Types of Corpora
  • Francesca Bonin, Felice Dell’Orletta, Giulia Venturi and Simonetta Montemagni
  • A Hybrid Approach for Functional Expression Identification in a Japanese Reading Assistant
  • Gregory Hazelbeck and Hiroaki Saito
  • An Efficient, Generic Approach to Extracting Multi-Word Expressions from Dependency Trees
  • Scott Martens and Vincent Vandeghinste
    15:30-16:00 BREAK
    16:00-17:00 Multiword Expressions as Discourse Relation Markers (DRMs)
    Invited talk by Aravind Joshi
    17:00-17:50 Panel: Multiword Expressions - from Theory to Applications
    Moderator: Aline Villavicencio
  • Mona Diab, Columbia University
  • Valia Kordoni, Saarland University
  • Hans Uszkoreit, Saarland University
  • 17:50-18:00 Closing Remarks

    List of accepted papers

    Oral presentations

    Poster presentations