Workshop on Optimization Techniques for Human Language Technology

Call for Participation
Event Dates: 
9 Dec 2012
Location: 
in conjunction with COLING-2012

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Workshop on Optimization Techniques for Human Language Technology, December 09, 2012 in conjunction with COLING-2012.

The First International Workshop on Optimization Techniques for Human Language Technology (http://www.iitp.ac.in/opthlt2012/) will be held in conjunction with COLING-12. The aim of the workshop is to bring together the communities who are working in the areas of evolutionary computation, optimization techniques, machine learning, language technology/Natural Language Processing, information retrieval, and text mining. The workshop will be a starting platform to explore the possibilities of interdisciplinary research that will focus on developing optimization based methods within the context of human language technology. Almost all the research and development activities in human language technology rely on the high level of performance to satisfy the users intended needs, and have to deal with many objectives and parameters. For example, in Information Retrieval, it is often necessary to optimize the recall and precision parameters. In automatic summarisation, it is desired to optimize different objective functions like similarity to user query, ROUGE metric, important sentence score, and difference in length between the scored sentence and the desired sentence. Other examples of optimization in NLP include parsing, machine translation, and computational models of language acquisition.

WORKSHOP DATE: December 09, 2012

INVITED SPEAKER: PROF. ARAVIND K. JOSHI

REGISTRATION: Please visit (http://www.coling2012-iitb.org/registration.php)

ACCEPTED PAPERS:

1. BIOPOS: BIOLOGICALLY INSPIRED ALGORITHMS FOR POS TAGGING

Ana Paula Silva, Arlindo Silva and Irene Rodrigues

2. ITERATIVE CHINESE BI-GRAM TERM EXTRACTION USING MACHINE-LEARNING

CLASSIFICATION APPROACH

Chia-Ming LEE, Chien-Kang HUANG and Kuo-Ming TANG

3. OPTIMIZATION AND SAMPLING FOR NLP FROM A UNIFIED VIEWPOINT

Marc Dymetman, Guillaume Bouchard and Simon Carter

4. OPTIMIZATION FOR EFFICIENT DETERMINATION OF CHUNK IN AUTOMATIC

EVALUATION FOR MACHINE TRANSLATION

Hiroshi Echizen'ya, Kenji Araki and Eduard Hovy

5. OPTIMIZING TRANSLITERATION FOR HINDI/MARATHI TO ENGLISH USING ONLY TWO

WEIGHTS

Manikrao Dhore, Shantanu Dixit and Ruchi Dhore

6. PARAMETER ESTIMATION UNDER UNCERTAINTY WITH SIMULATED ANNEALING APPLIED

TO AN ANT COLONY BASED PROBABILISTIC WSD ALGORITHM

Andon Tchechmedjiev, Jérôme Goulian and Didier Schwab

7. SELECTION OF DISCRIMINATIVE FEATURES FOR TRANSLATION TEXTS

Kuo-Ming TANG, Chien-Kang HUANG and Chia-Ming LEE

8. SEMI-SUPERVISED LEARNING OF NAIVE BAYES CLASSIFIER WITH FEATURE

CONSTRAINTS

Nagesh Bhattu Sristy and D.V.L.N Somayajulu

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

-Ramiz M. Aliguliyev, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Azerbaijan

-Timothy Baldwin, University of Melbourne, Australia

- Sivaji Bandyopadhyay, Jadavpur University, India

- Malay Bhattacharyya, Kalyani University, India

- Benjamin Boerschingen, Macquarie University, Australia

- Niladri Chatterjee, IIT Delhi, India

- Monojit Choudhury, Microsoft Research India

- Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp, Belgium

-Gaël Harry Dias, University of Caen Basse-Normadie, France

- Soumyajit Dey, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India

- Patrick Saint-Dizier, Institut de Recherches en Informatique

de Toulouse, France

- Lan Du, Macquarie University, Australia

- Alexander Gelbukh, National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico

- Veronique Hoste, University College Ghent, Belgium

- Nitin Indurkya, University of New South Wales, Australia

- Jagadeesh Jagarlamudi, University of Maryland College Park, USA

- Zornitsa Kozareva, Information Sciences Institute / University

of Southern California, USA

- A Kumaran, Microsoft Research India

- Pabitra Mitra, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India

- Samrat Mondal, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India

- Anirban Mukhopadhyay, Kalyani University, India

- Massimo Poesio, University of Trento, Italy

- Alexander M. Rush, MIT/Columbia, USA

- Ashok Singh Sairam, Indian Institute of Technology Patna

- Soumi Sengupta, Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata, India

- Jyoti Prakash Singh, National Institute of Technology Patna, India

- Olga Uryupina, University of Trento, Italy

- Sriram Venkatapathy, Xerox Research Centre Europe, France

- Jose Luis Vicedo, University of Alicante, Spain

ORGANISERS

- Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India.

- Asif Ekbal, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India

- Sriparna Saha, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India.

- Mark Johnson, Department of Computing, Macquarie

University, Australia.

- Diego Molla-Aliod, Department of Computing, Macquarie

University, Australia.

- Mark Dras, Department of Computing, Macquarie University, Australia.