TLT 2006 Prague, Czech Republic

Conference Program

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Friday, Dec. 1, 2006

  9.00-  9.15Welcome and Introduction
Jan Hajic and Joakim Nivre
  9.15-10.45 Paper session 1 (Session chair: Joakim Nivre)
  9.15-  9.45 Why is German Dependency Parsing More Reliable than Constituent Parsing?
Sandra Kuebler and Jelena Prokic
  9.45-10.15 Projective and Non-Projective Turkish Parsing
Ruket Cakici and Jason Baldridge
10.15-10.45 Parsing the Arabic Treebank: Analysis and Improvements
Seth Kulick, Ryan Gabbard, and Mitch Marcus
11.15-12.15 Invited lecture 1
Gosse Bouma: Creating and Exploring Large Treebanks
12.15-13.45Break for Lunch in the City
13.45-15.15 Paper session 2 (Session chair: Sandra Kuebler)
13.45-14.15 Treebank Construction by Levels Using Constrained Chart Parsing
Seth Kulick, Daniel Bikel, and Anthony Kroch
14.15-14.45 Towards a Toolkit Linking Treebanking to Grammar Development
Victoria Rosén, Koenraad De Smedt, and Paul Meurer
14.45-15.15 The Design and Use of a Latin Dependency Treebank
David Bamman and Gregory Crane
15.45-17.15 Paper session 3 (Session chair: Gertjan van Noord)
15.45-16.15 Complexity of Dependencies in Discourse: Are Dependencies in Discourse More Complex than in Syntax?
Alan Lee, Rashmi Prasad, Aravind Joshi, Nikhil Dinesh, and Bonnie Webber
16.15-16.45 Phrase Alignment in Parallel Treebanks
Yvonne Samuelsson and Martin Volk
16.45-17.15 Parallel Reverse Treebanks for the Discovery of Morpho-Syntactic Markings
Lori Levin, Jeff Good, Alison Alvarez, and Robert Frederking
17.15-19.00Pre-dinner break
19.00-22.00 Conference Dinner (in a nearby theatre restaurant - see note below for directions)

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006

  9.00-10.30 Paper session 4 (Session chair: Jan Hajic)
  9.00-  9.30 Semantic Representations
Yannick Versley and Heike Zinsmeister
  9.30-10.00 Noun Sense Tagging: Semantic Prototype Annotation of a Portuguese Treebank
Eckhard Bick
10.00-10.30 Semantic Classes in CESS-LEX: Semantic Annotation of CESS-ECE
M. Taule, M. A. Marti, and Joan Castellvi
11.00-12.00 Invited lecture 2
Martha Palmer: SemLink - Combining PropBank, VerbNet and FrameNet
12.00-13.30Lunch (see note 1 below)
13.30-15.00 Paper session 5 (Session chair: Koenraad de Smedt)
13.30-14.00 Latent Semantic Clustering of German Verbs with Treebank Data
Holger Wunsch and Erhard W. Hinrichs
14.00-14.30 On Heads and Coordination in a Partial Treebank
Adam Przepiorkowski
14.30-15.00 Systematic Parameterized Description of Pro-forms in the Prague Dependency Treebank 2.0
Magda Sevcikova Razimova and Zdenek Zabokrtsky
15.30-17.00 Paper session 6 (Session chair: Erhard Hinrichs)
15.30-16.00 Rule Equivalence for Error Detection
Markus Dickinson
16.00-16.30 Towards a Swedish Medical Treebank
Dimitrios Kokkinakis
16.30-17.00 Netgraph: a Tool for Searching in Prague Dependency Treebank 2.0
Jiri Mirovsky
17.00-17.15Conclusion (Erhard Hinrichs, Jan Hajic)

Reserve Papers

On the Implementation of Tree Automata: Limitations of the Naive Approach
Hendrik Maryns
Systemic Functional Corpus Resources: Issues in Development and Deployment
Elke Teich, Richard Eckart, Monica Holtz
Building an Italian CG bank via incremental statistical parsing
R. Bernardi, Andrea Bolognesi

Note 1. There will be a number of places reserved in the building's cafeteria (restaurant). Details will be communicated to you on Day 1 of the conference.

Conference dinner directions: The dinner will take place in a Nostitz Theater Restaurant, which is about 10 minute walk from the conference site and the nearby hotels. There are two possibilities: you either walk there on your own (map will be posted here shortly), or come to the University building entrance and someone will walk the group to the restaurant (through the historic but less-visited part of the Lesser Town - unless in the case of an inclement weather, it is a very nice walk).