ACL 2012 NEWSLETTER NO. 4

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Event Dates: 
8 Jul 2012 - 13 Jul 2012
City: 
Jeju
Country: 
Republic of Korea

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ACL 2012 NEWSLETTER NO. 4
http://www.acl2012.org/

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:: Contents

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1. Visa information

2. Hotel reservation information

3. Student travel grants and volunteer program

4. Accepted long papers

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:: Visa Information

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[Traveling directly to Jeju]

Entry to Jeju island directly does not require visa (i.e. visa-free entry) except for the following countries: Afghanistan, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Kosobo, Libya, Macedonia, Nigeria, Palestine, Sudan, and Syria.

[Traveling via Seoul and others]

Entry to Korea (e.g. through Incheon International Airport) requires visa except for some countries. For detailed information for visa issuance, please refer to http://www.mofat.go.kr/ENG/visa/application/index.jsp?menu=m_40_10.

If you need an invitation letter for obtaining a visa, you can request one by email (acl2012.conference@gmail.com). Please state your full name on passport and address and also attach the acceptance letter of your paper.

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:: Hotel Reservation Information

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Accommodation reservation is available at http://www.acl2012.org/accommodation/sub01.asp.

Official hotel (The Shilla Jeju)

- Download a reservation form from the reservation Web page

- Complete the form and email it to acl2012.conference@gmail.com

Sub-Hotels

- Click the link for sub-hotel reservation

- Fill up your personal information in the linked site

We will open reservation for Sightseeing and Rent-a-car in mid-April.

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:: Student Travel Grants and Volunteer Program

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[Student Volunteer Program]

ACL seeks a limited number of student volunteers for the ACL 2012 conference. In exchange for one full day's work, student volunteers receive free registration to the main conference (although not to the workshops and tutorials). The work will be divided, probably into two half-day shifts, and the shifts will be scheduled to maximize volunteer access to the conference events. Tasks will include assisting at the registration desk, stuffing delegate packs, and providing technical assistance for conference events including tutorials, the main conference, and workshops.

[Student Travel Awards]

Funding is also available to assist student participants both with travel to Jeju, Korea for ACL 2012 as well as with conference expenses (such as housing, local transportation to/from airport, conference registration of non-main session events, reasonable food costs, etc.)

All students are welcome to apply. The applicants must agree to participate in the ACL 2012 Student Volunteer Program. Please note that Student Travel Awards are to subsidize student authors' participation in ACL, and are not intended to cover all travel expenses.

The student travel program is supported by the Donald and Betty Walker Student Scholarship Fund and the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (AFNLP).

[Submission procedure]

You can download the grant application form from the homepage of ACL 2012 and submit an electronic copy of the form to:

Dr. Jung-jae Kim

Student Travel Award Coordinator, ACL 2012

Email: jungjae.kim@ntu.edu.sg

Please include "student travel grant/volunteer program" in the subject line of the email!

Application deadline: April 27, 2012

Notification of accepted student volunteers: May 25, 2012

For detailed information, please visit http://www.acl2012.org/student/sub01.asp .

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:: Accepted Long Papers

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Accepted Long Papers: 112 papers (Oral-83 papers, Poster-29 papers)

Oral Presentation: 83 papers

1. A CLASS-BASED AGREEMENT MODEL FOR GENERATING ACCURATELY INFLECTED - Spence Green and John DeNero

2. A COMPUTATIONAL APPROACH TO AUTOMATIZE CREATIVE NAMING - Gozde Ozbal and Carlo Strapparava

3. A DISCRIMINATIVE HIERARCHICAL MODEL FOR FAST COREFERENCE AT LARGE SCALE - Michael Wick, Sameer Singh and Andrew McCallum

4. A JOINT MODEL FOR DISCOVERY OF ASPECTS IN UTTERANCES - Asli Celikyilmaz and Dilek Hakkani-Tur

5. A NONPARAMETRIC BAYESIAN APPROACH TO ACOUSTIC MODEL DISCOVERY - Chia-ying Lee and James Glass

6. A PROBABILISTIC MODEL FOR CANONICALIZING NAMED ENTITY MENTIONS - Dani Yogatama, Yanchuan Sim and Noah A. Smith

7. A STATISTICAL MODEL FOR UNSUPERVISED AND SEMI-SUPERVISED TRANSLITERATION MINING - Hassan Sajjad, Alexander Fraser and Helmut Schmid

8. A TOPIC SIMILARITY MODEL FOR HIERARCHICAL PHRASE-BASED TRANSLATION - Xinyan Xiao, Deyi Xiong, Min Zhang, Qun Liu and Shouxun Lin

9 . ASPECT EXTRACTION THROUGH SEMI-SUPERVISED MODELING - Arjun Mukherjee and Bing Liu

10. ATTACKING PARSING BOTTLENECKS WITH UNLABELED DATA AND RELEVANTFACTORIZATIONS - Emily Pitler

11. AUTOMATED ESSAY SCORING TOWARDS ASR TRANSCRIPTION OF ORAL ENGLISH SPEECH BASED ON FINITE STATE TRANSDUCER - Xingyuan Peng, Dengfeng Ke and Bo Xu

12. BAYESIAN SYMBOL-REFINED TREE SUBSTITUTION GRAMMARS FOR SYNTACTIC PARSING - Hiroyuki Shindo, Yusuke Miyao, Akinori Fujino and Masaaki Nagata

13. BOOTSTRAPPING A UNIFIED MODEL OF LEXICAL AND PHONETIC ACQUISITION - Micha Elsner, Sharon Goldwater and Jacob Eisenstein

14. BOOTSTRAPPING VIA GRAPH PROPAGATION - Max Whitney and Anoop Sarkar

15. CAPTURING PARADIGMATIC AND SYNTAGMATIC LEXICAL RELATIONS: TOWARDS ACCURATE CHINESE PART-OF-SPEECH TAGGING - Weiwei Sun and Hans Uszkoreit

16. COLLECTIVE GENERATION OF NATURAL IMAGE DESCRIPTIONS - Polina Kuznetsova, Vicente Ordonez, Alexander Berg, Tamara Berg and Yejin Choi

17. COMMUNITY ANSWER SUMMARIZATION FOR MULTI-SENTENCE QUESTION WITH GROUP L1 REGULARIZATION - Wen Chan, Xiangdong Zhou, Wei Wang and Tat-Seng Chua

18. COMPUTATIONAL APPROACHES TO SENTENCE COMPLETION - Geoffrey Zweig, John C. Platt, Christopher Meek, Christopher J.C. Burges, Ainur Yessenalina and Qiang Liu

19. CONCEPT-TO-TEXT GENERATION VIA DISCRIMINATIVE RERANKING - Ioannis Konstas and Mirella Lapata

20. COREFERENCE SEMANTICS FROM WEB FEATURES - Mohit Bansal and Dan Klein

21. CROSS-DOMAIN CO-EXTRACTION OF SENTIMENT AND TOPIC LEXICONS - Fangtao Li, Sinno Jialin Pan, Ou Jin, Qiang Yang and Xiaoyan Zhu

22. CROSS-LINGUAL MIXTURE MODEL FOR SENTIMENT CLASSIFICATION - Xinfan Meng, Furu Wei, Xiaohua Liu, Ming Zhou and Houfeng Wang

23. CROSSLINGUAL INDUCTION OF SEMANTIC ROLES - Ivan Titov and Alexandre Klementiev

24. DECIPHERING FOREIGN LANGUAGE BY COMBINING N-GRAM LANGUAGE MODELS AND CONTEXT VECTORS - Malte Nuhn, Arne Mauser and Hermann Ney

25. DISCRIMINATIVE PRONUNCIATION MODELING: A LARGE-MARGIN, FEATURE-RICH APPROACH - Hao Tang, Joseph Keshet and Karen Livescu

26. DISCRIMINATIVE STRATEGIES TO INTEGRATE MULTIWORD EXPRESSION RECOGNITION AND PARSING - Matthieu Constant, Anthony Sigogne and Patrick Watrin

27. DISTRIBUTIONAL SEMANTICS IN TECHNICOLOR - Elia Bruni, Gemma Boleda, Marco Baroni and Nam Khanh Tran

28. EFFICIENT SEARCH FOR TRANSFORMATION-BASED INFERENCE - Asher Stern, Roni Stern, Ido Dagan and Ariel Felner

29. EFFICIENT TREE-BASED APPROXIMATION FOR ENTAILMENT GRAPH LEARNING - Jonathan Berant, Ido Dagan, Meni Adler and Jacob Goldberger

30. ERROR MINING ON DEPENDENCY TREES - Claire Gardent and Shashi Narayan

31. EXPLOITING MULTIPLE TREEBANKS FOR PARSING WITH QUASI-SYNCHRONOUS GRAMMARS - Zhenghua Li, Wanxiang Che and Ting Liu

32. EXTRACTING NARRATIVE TIMELINES AS TEMPORAL DEPENDENCY STRUCTURES - Oleksandr Kolomiyets, Steven Bethard and Marie-Francine Moens

33. FAST ONLINE LEXICON LEARNING FOR GROUNDED LANGUAGE ACQUISITION - David Chen

34. FAST SYNTACTIC ANALYSIS FOR STATISTICAL LANGUAGE MODELING VIA SUBSTRUCTURE SHARING AND UPTRAINING - Ariya Rastrow, Mark Dredze and Sanjeev Khudanpur

35. FINDING BURSTY TOPICS FROM MICROBLOGS - Qiming DIAO, Jing JIANG, Feida ZHU and Ee Peng LIM

36. FINDING SALIENT DATES FOR BUILDING THEMATIC TIMELINES - Rémy Kessler, Xavier Tannier, Caroline Hagège, Véronique Moriceau and André Bittar

37. HEAD-DRIVEN TRANSITION-BASED PARSING WITH TOP-DOWN PREDICTION - Katsuhiko Hayashi, Taro Watanabe, Masayuki Asahara and Yuji Matsumoto

38. HISTORICAL ANALYSIS OF LEGAL OPINIONS WITH A SPARSE MIXED-EFFECTS LATENT VARIABLE MODEL - William Yang Wang, Elijah Mayfield, Suresh Naidu and Jeremiah Dittmar

39. ITERATIVE VITERBI A* ALGORITHM FOR K-BEST SEQUENTIAL DECODING - Zhiheng Huang, Yi Chang, Bo Long, Jean-Francois Crespo, Anlei Dong, Sathiya Keerthi and Su-Lin Wu

40. JOINT CHINESE WORD SEGMENTATION AND NEW WORD DETECTION VIA FAST CONFLICTION-BASED LEARNING - Xu Sun

41. JOINT FEATURE SELECTION IN DISTRIBUTED STOCHASTIC LEARNING FOR LARGE-SCALE DISCRIMINATIVE TRAINING IN SMT - Patrick Simianer, Stefan Riezler and Chris Dyer

42. JOINT INFERENCE OF NAMED ENTITY RECOGNITION AND NORMALIZATION FOR TWEETS - Xiaohua Liu, Ming Zhou, Xiangyang Zhou, Zhongyang Fu and Furu Wei

43. LABELING DOCUMENTS WITH TIMESTAMPS: LEARNING FROM THEIR TIME EXPRESSIONS - Nathanael Chambers

44. LEARNING HIGH-LEVEL PLANNING FROM TEXT - S.R.K. Branavan, Nate Kushman, Tao Lei and Regina Barzilay

45. LEARNING SYNTACTIC VERB FRAMES USING GRAPHICAL MODELS - Thomas Lippincott, Anna Korhonen and Diarmuid Ó Séaghdha

46. LEARNING TO "READ BETWEEN THE LINES" USING BAYESIAN LOGIC PROGRAMS - Sindhu Raghavan, Raymond Mooney and Hyeonseo Ku

47. LEARNING TO TRANSLATE WITH MULTIPLE OBJECTIVES - Kevin Duh, Katsuhito Sudoh, Xianchao Wu, Hajime Tsukada and Masaaki Nagata

48. LEARNING TRANSLATION CONSENSUS WITH STRUCTURED LABEL PROPAGATION - Shujie Liu, Chi-Ho Li, Mu Li and Ming Zhou

49. MACHINE TRANSLATION WITHOUT WORDS THROUGH SUBSTRING ALIGNMENT - Graham Neubig, Taro Watanabe, Shinsuke Mori and Tatsuya Kawahara

50. MAXIMUM EXPECTED BLEU TRAINING OF PHRASE AND LEXICON TRANSLATION MODELS - Xiaodong He and Li Deng

51. MINING ENTITY TYPES FROM QUERY LOGS VIA USER INTENT MODELING - Patrick Pantel, Thomas Lin and Michael Gamon

52. MIX IS NOT A TREE-ADJOINING LANGUAGE - Makoto Kanazawa and Sylvain Salvati

53. MODELING REVIEW COMMENTS - Arjun Mukherjee and Bing Liu

54. MODELING TOPIC DEPENDENCIES IN HIERARCHICAL TEXT CATEGORIZATION - Alessandro Moschitti and Qi Ju

55. MODELING TRANSLATION DISAGREEMENT THROUGH RICH GRAPHS FOR TRANSLATION QUALITY ESTIMATION - Daniele Pighin, Meritxell Gonzalez and Lluís Mà rquez

56. MODIFIED DISTORTION MATRICES FOR PHRASE-BASED STATISTICAL MACHINE TRANSLATION - Arianna Bisazza and Marcello Federico

57. MULTILINGUAL NAMED ENTITY RECOGNITION USING PARALLEL DATA AND METADATA FROM WIKIPEDIA - Sungchul Kim and Kristina Toutanova

58. NBEST CCG PARSING AND RERANKING - Dominick Ng and James R. Curran

59. PDTB-STYLE DISCOURSE ANNOTATION OF CHINESE TEXT - Yuping Zhou and Nianwen Xue

60. PREDICTION OF LEARNING CURVES IN MACHINE TRANSLATION - Prasanth Kolachina, Nicola Cancedda, Marc Dymetman and Sriram Venkatapathy

61. PROBABILISTIC INTEGRATION OF PARTIAL LEXICAL INFORMATION FOR NOISE ROBUST HAPTIC VOICE RECOGNITION - Khe Chai Sim

62. REDUCING APPROXIMATION AND ESTIMATION ERRORS FOR CHINESE LEXICAL PROCESSING WITH HETEROGENEOUS ANNOTATIONS - Weiwei Sun

63. REDUCING WRONG LABELS IN DISTANT SUPERVISION FOR RELATION EXTRACTION - Shingo Takamatsu, Issei Sato and Hiroshi Nakagawa

64. SELECTIVE SHARING FOR MULTILINGUAL DEPENDENCY PARSING - Tahira Naseem, Regina Barzilay and Amir Globerson

65. SEMANTIC PARSING WITH BAYESIAN TREE TRANSDUCERS - Bevan Jones, Mark Johnson and Sharon Goldwater

66. SEMI-SUPERVISED DEPENDENCY PARSING USING LEXICAL AFFINITIES - Seyed Abolghasem Mirroshandel, Alexis Nasr and Joseph Le Roux

67. SENTENCE DEPENDENCY TAGGING IN ONLINE QUESTION ANSWERING FORUMS - Zhonghua Qu and Yang Liu

68. SITS: A HIERARCHICAL NONPARAMETRIC MODEL USING SPEAKER IDENTITY FOR TOPIC SEGMENTATION IN MULTIPARTY CONVERSATIONS - Viet-An Nguyen, Jordan Boyd-Graber and Philip Resnik

69. SMALLER ALIGNMENT MODELS FOR BETTER TRANSLATIONS: UNSUPERVISED WORD ALIGNMENT WITH THE L0-NORM - Ashish Vaswani, Liang Huang and David Chiang

70. SPECTRAL LEARNING OF LATENT-VARIABLE PCFGS - Shay B. Cohen, Karl Stratos, Michael Collins, Dean Foster and Lyle Ungar

71. SPICE IT UP? MINING REFINEMENTS TO ONLINE INSTRUCTIONS FROM USER GENERATED CONTENT - Gregory Druck and Bo Pang

72. STRING RE-WRITING KERNEL - Fan Bu, Hang Li and Xiaoyan Zhu

73. STRONG LEXICALIZATION OF TREE ADJOINING GRAMMARS - Andreas Maletti and Joost Engelfriet

74. SUBGROUP DETECTION IN IDEOLOGICAL DISCUSSIONS - Amjad Abu-Jbara, Pradeep Dasigi, Mona Diab and Dragomir Radev

75. TEMPORALLY ANCHORED RELATION EXTRACTION - Guillermo Garrido, Anselmo Peñas, Bernardo Cabaleiro and Álvaro Rodrigo

76. TEXT-LEVEL DISCOURSE PARSING WITH RICH LINGUISTIC FEATURES - Vanessa Wei Feng and Graeme Hirst

77. THE CREATION OF A CORPUS OF ENGLISH METALANGUAGE - Shomir Wilson

78. TRANSLATION MODEL ADAPTATION FOR STATISTICAL MACHINE TRANSLATION WITH MONOLINGUAL TOPIC INFORMATION - Jinsong Su, Hua Wu, Haifeng Wang, Yidong Chen, Xiaodong Shi, Huailin Dong and Qun Liu

79. TWEET RECOMMENDATION: A UNIFIED TWEET-TWITTERER CO-RANKING FRAMEWORK FUSING POPULARITY, PERSONALIZATION AND DIVERSITY - Rui Yan, Mirella Lapata and Xiaoming Li

80. UNSUPERVISED RELATION DISCOVERY WITH SENSE DISAMBIGUATION - Limin Yao, Sebastian Riedel and Andrew McCallum

81. UTILIZING DEPENDENCY LANGUAGE MODELS FOR GRAPH-BASED DEPENDENCY PARSING MODELS - Wenliang Chen, Min Zhang and Haizhou Li

82. VERB CLASSIFICATION USING DISTRIBUTIONAL SIMILARITY IN SYNTACTIC AND SEMANTIC STRUCTURES - Danilo Croce, Alessandro Moschitti, Roberto Basili and Martha Palmer

83. WORD SENSE DISAMBIGUATION IMPROVES INFORMATION RETRIEVAL - Zhi Zhong and Hwee Tou Ng

Poster Presentation: 29 papers

1. A BROAD-COVERAGE NORMALIZATION SYSTEM FOR SOCIAL MEDIA LANGUAGE - Fei Liu, Fuliang Weng and Xiao Jiang

2. A COST SENSITIVE PART-OF-SPEECH TAGGING: DIFFERENTIATING SERIOUS ERRORS FROM MINOR ERRORS - Hyun-Je Song, Jeong-Woo Son and Seong-Bae Park

3. A RANKING-BASED APPROACH TO WORD REORDERING FOR STATISTICAL MACHINE TRANSLATION - Nan Yang, Mu Li and Dongdong Zhang

4. AUTOMATIC EVENT EXTRACTION WITH STRUCTURED PREFERENCE MODELING - Wei Lu and Dan Roth

5. BIG DATA VERSUS THE CROWD: WHERE TO LOOK FOR A RELATIONSHIP (TO EXTRACT) - Ce Zhang, Feng Niu, Christopher Ré and Jude Shavlik

6. CHINESE COMMA DISAMBIGUATION FOR DISCOURSE ANALYSIS - Yaqin Yang and Nianwen Xue

7. CLASSIFYING FRENCH VERBS USING FRENCH AND ENGLISH LEXICAL RESOURCES - Ingrid Falk, Claire Gardent and Jean-Charles Lamirel

8. COMBINING COHERENCE MODELS AND MACHINE TRANSLATION EVALUATION METRICS FOR SUMMARIZATION EVALUATION - Ziheng Lin, Chang Liu, Hwee Tou Ng and Min-Yen Kan

9. COLLECTIVE CLASSIFICATION FOR FINE-GRAINED INFORMATION STATUS - Katja Markert, Yufang Hou and Michael Strube

10. DISCRIMINATIVE LEARNING FOR JOINT TEMPLATE FILLING - Einat Minkov and Luke Zettlemoyer

11. ECOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF PERSUASIVE MESSAGES USING GOOGLE ADWORDS - Marco Guerini, Carlo Strapparava and Oliviero Stock

12. ENHANCED CHARACTER-LEVEL EVALUATION FOR LANGUAGES WITH HIGHLY COMPOSITIONAL VOCABULARY - Chang Liu and Hwee Tou Ng

13. EXPLORING DETERMINISTIC CONSTRAINTS: FROM A CONSTRAINED ENGLISH POS TAGGER TO AN EFFICIENT ILP SOLUTION TO CHINESE WORD SEGMENTATION - Qiuye Zhao and Mitch Marcus

14. EXPLOITING SOCIAL INFORMATION IN GROUNDED LANGUAGE LEARNING VIA GRAMMATICAL REDUCTION - Mark Johnson, Katherine Demuth and Michael Frank

15. HIERARCHICAL CHUNK-TO-STRING TRANSLATION - Yang Feng, Dongdong Zhang, Mu Li and Qun Liu

16. IMPROVE SMT QUALITY WITH AUTOMATICALLY EXTRACTED PARAPHRASE RULES - Wei He, Hua Wu, Haifeng Wang and Ting Liu

17. IMPROVING WORD REPRESENTATIONS VIA GLOBAL CONTEXT AND MULTIPLE WORD PROTOTYPES - Eric Huang, Richard Socher, Christopher Manning and Andrew Ng

18. INCREMENTAL JOINT APPROACH TO WORD SEGMENTATION, POS TAGGING, AND DEPENDENCY PARSING IN CHINESE - Jun Hatori, Takuya Matsuzaki, Yusuke Miyao and Jun'ichi Tsujii

19. LARGE-SCALE TREELET LANGUAGE MODELING - Adam Pauls and Dan Klein

20. MIXING MULTIPLE TRANSLATION MODELS IN STATISTICAL MACHINE TRANSLATION - Majid Razmara, George Foster and Anoop Sarkar

21. MODELING SENTENCE SIMILARITY IN THE LATENT SPACE - Weiwei Guo and Mona Diab

22. MODELING THE TRANSLATION OF PREDICATE-ARGUMENT STRUCTURE FOR SMT - Deyi Xiong, Min Zhang and Haizhou Li

23. NAMED ENTITY DISAMBIGUATION IN STREAMING DATA - Alexandre Davis, Adriano Veloso, Altigran Soares, Alberto Laender and Wagner Meira Jr.

24. POLARITY CONSISTENCY CHECKING FOR SENTIMENT DICTIONARIES - Eduard Dragut, Hong Wang, Clement Yu, Prasad Sistla and Weiyi Meng

25. PORT: A PRECISION-ORDER-RECALL MT EVALUATION METRIC FOR TUNING - Boxing Chen, Roland Kuhn and Samuel Larkin

26. SENTENCE SIMPLIFICATION BY MONOLINGUAL MACHINE TRANSLATION - Sander Wubben, Antal van den Bosch and Emiel Krahmer

27. STRUCTURING E-COMMERCE INVENTORY - Khash Rohanimanesh, Karin Mauge and Jean-David Ruvini

28. TEXT SEGMENTATION BY LANGUAGE USING MINIMUM DESCRIPTION LENGTH - Hiroshi Yamaguchi and Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii

29. YOU HAD ME AT HELLO: HOW PHRASING AFFECTS MEMORABILITY - Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Justin Cheng, Jon Kleinberg and Lillian Lee