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Technical Program Schedule
 Wednesday      Thursday      Friday      Posters      Demos
9:00-10:30 Opening Session     (Session Chairs: Marti Hearst and Mari Ostendorf)
9:00 Conference Welcome
Eduard Hovy
9:15 Invited Speaker: Elissa Newport
  Statistical Language Learning: Mechanisms for Language Acquisition in Human Learners
10:30-11:00 BREAK
11:00-12:15 Unsupervised Methods     (Session Chair: Chris Manning)
11:00 Weakly Supervised Natural Language Learning Without Redundant Views
  Vincent Ng and Claire Cardie
11:25 Unsupervised methods for developing taxonomies by combining syntactic and statistical information
  Dominic Widdows
11:50 Effective Utterance Classification with Unsupervised Phonotactic Models
  Hiyan Alshawi
12:15- 1:45 LUNCH
1:45- 3:00 Evaluation     (Session Chair: Jan Wiebe)
1:45 Automatic Evaluation of Summaries Using N-gram Co-occurrence Statistics
  Chin-Yew Lin and Eduard Hovy
2:10 Evaluating the Evaluation: A Case Study Using the TREC 2002 Question Answering Track
  Ellen M. Voorhees
2:35 Toward a Task-based Gold Standard for Evaluation of NP Chunks and Technical Terms
  Nina Wacholder and Peng Song
1:45- 3:00 Extraction and Generation     (Session Chair: Kathy McKeown)
1:45 Learning to Paraphrase: An Unsupervised Approach Using Multiple-Sequence Alignment
  Regina Barzilay and Lillian Lee
2:10 Japanese Named Entity Extraction with Redundant Morphological Analysis
  Masayuki Asahara and Yuji Matsumoto
2:35 A Web-Trained Extraction Summarization System
  Liang Zhou and Eduard Hovy
3:00- 3:30 BREAK
3:30- 4:30 Modeling     (Session Chair: Salim Roukos)
3:30 Simpler and More General Minimization for Weighted Finite-State Automata
  Jason Eisner
3:55 A Generative Probabilistic OCR Model for NLP Applications
  Okan Kolak, William Byrne and Philip Resnik
3:30- 4:30 Short Papers: Semantics and Content Analysis     (Session Chair: Graeme Hirst)
3:30 Automatically Predicting Information Quality in News Documents
  Rong Tang, Kwong Bor Ng, Tomek Strzalkowski and Paul B. Kantor
3:45 Semantic Extraction with Wide-Coverage Lexical Resources
  Behrang Mohit and Srini Narayanan
4:00 Category-based Pseudowords
  Preslav I. Nakov and Marti A. Hearst
4:15 A Context-Sensitive Homograph Disambiguation in Thai Text-to-Speech Synthesis
  Virongrong Tesprasit, Paisarn Charoenpornsawat and Virach Sortlertlamvanich
3:30- 4:30 Short Papers: Language Models and Speech Applications     (Session Chair: Andreas Stolcke)
3:30 LM Studies on Filled Pauses in Spontaneous Medical Dictation
  Jochen Peters
3:45 Getting More Mileage from Web Text Sources for Conversational Speech Language Modeling using Class-Dependent Mixtures
  Ivan Bulyko, Mari Ostendorf and Andreas Stolcke
4:00 Towards Emotion Prediction in Spoken Tutoring Dialogues
  Diane Litman, Kate Forbes and Scott Silliman
4:15 Active Learning for Classifying Phone Sequences from Unsupervised Phonotactic Models
  Shona Douglas
4:30- 6:00 Poster and Demo Session     (Session Chair: Bob Younger)
6:00-7:00 Plenary Demo Session     (Session Chair: Bob Frederking)
Colbath and Kubala (BBN)
Dowding and Hieronymus (NASA)
McKeown et al. (Columbia)

9:00- 10:15 Question Answering     (Session Chair: Inderjeet Mani)
9:00 In Question Answering, Two Heads Are Better Than One
  Jennifer Chu-Carroll, Krzysztof Czuba, John Prager and Abraham Ittycheriah
9:25 COGEX: A Logic Prover for Question Answering
  Dan Moldovan, Christine Clark, Sanda Harabagiu and Steve Maiorano
9:50 An Analysis of Clarification Dialogue for Question Answering
  Marco De Boni and Suresh Manandhar
10:15-10:45 BREAK
10:45- 12:00 Language Models in Different Applications     (Session Chair: Joshua Goodman)
10:45 Latent Semantic Information in Maximum Entropy Language Models for Conversational Speech Recognition
  Yonggang Deng and Sanjeev Khudanpur
11:10 Language and Task Independent Text Categorization with Simple Language Models
  Fuchun Peng, Dale Schuurmans and Shaojun Wang
11:35 Sentence Level Discourse Parsing using Syntactic and Lexical Information
  Radu Soricut and Daniel Marcu
12:00- 1:30 LUNCH
1:30- 3:10 Machine Translation     (Session Chair: Philip Resnik)
1:30 Statistical Phrase-Based Translation
  Philipp Koehn, Franz J. Och and Daniel Marcu
1:55 A Weighted Finite State Transducer Implementation of the Alignment Template Model for Statistical Machine Translation
  Shankar Kumar and William Byrne
2:20 Syntax-based Alignment of Multiple Translations: Extracting Paraphrases and Generating New Sentences
  Bo Pang, Kevin Knight and Daniel Marcu
2:45 Greedy Decoding for Statistical Machine Translation in Almost Linear Time
  Ulrich Germann
1:30- 3:10 Supervised and Unsupervised Parsing     (Session Chair: Eugene Charniak)
1:30 A* Parsing: Fast Exact Viterbi Parse Selection
  Dan Klein and Christopher D. Manning
1:55 Example Selection for Bootstrapping Statistical Parsers
  Mark Steedman, Rebecca Hwa, Stephen Clark, Miles Osborne, Anoop Sarkar, Julia Hockenmaier, Paul Ruhlen, Steven Baker and Jeremiah Crim
2:20 Supervised and unsupervised PCFG adaptation to novel domains
  Brian Roark and Michiel Bacchiani
2:45 Inducing History Representations for Broad Coverage Statistical Parsing
  James Henderson
1:30- 3:10 Demo Re-Runs     (Session Chair: Bob Frederking)
3:10- 3:45 BREAK
3:45- 5:00 Short Papers: Named Entities and Text Analysis     (Session Chair: Kevin Knight)
3:45 References to Named Entities: a Corpus Study
  Ani Nenkova and Kathleen McKeown
4:00 Identifying and Tracking Entity Mentions in a Maximum Entropy Framework
  Abraham Ittycheriah, Lucian Lita, Nanda Kambhatla, Nicolas Nicolov, Salim Roukos and Margo Stys
4:15 Inferring Temporal Ordering of Events in News
  Inderjeet Mani, Barry Schiffman and Jianping Zhang
4:30 Automating XML markup of text documents
  Shazia Akhtar, Ronan G. Reilly and John Dunnion
3:45- 5:00 Short Papers: Machine Translation + Question Answering     (Session Chair: Sanda Harabagiu)
3:45 Evaluating Answers to Definition Questions
  Ellen M. Voorhees
4:00 Exploiting Diversity for Answering Questions
  John Burger and John Henderson
4:15 A Phrase-based Unigram Model for Statistical Machine Translation
  Christoph Tillmann and Fei Xia
4:30 Word Alignment with Cohesion Constraint
  Dekang Lin and Colin Cherry
4:45 Precision and Recall of Machine Translation
  I. Dan Melamed, Ryan Green and Joseph P. Turian
5:00-6:30 BREAK
6:30- Banquet

FRIDAY, May 30
9:00-10:30 Panel: Preparing for a Surprise Language     (Session Chair: Donna Harman)
  Participants: Diana Maynard, Mike Maxwell, Doug Oard, Franz Och, David Yarowsky
10:30-11:00 BREAK
11:00-12:00 NAACL Business Meeting     (Session Chair: Diane Littman)
12:00- 1:15 LUNCH
1:15- 2:30 Shallow Parsing     (Session Chair: Jason Eisner)
1:15 Shallow Parsing with Conditional Random Fields
  Fei Sha and Fernando Pereira
1:40 Feature-Rich Part-of-Speech Tagging with a Cyclic Dependency Network
  Kristina Toutanova, Dan Klein, Christopher D. Manning and Yoram Singer
2:05 Comma Restoration Using Constituency Information
  Stuart M. Shieber and Xiaopeng Tao
1:15- 2:30 Acquisition     (Session Chair: Daniel Marcu)
1:15 Automatic Acquisition of Names Using Speak and Spell Mode in Spoken Dialogue Systems
  Grace Chung, Stephanie Seneff and Chao Wang
1:40 Word Sense Acquisition from Bilingual Comparable Corpora
  Hiroyuki Kaji
2:05 A Categorial Variation Database for English
  Nizar Habash and Bonnie Dorr
2:30- 3:00 BREAK
3:00-4:15 Parsing and Grammars     (Session Chair: Fernando Pereira)
3:00 Statistical Sentence Condensation using Ambiguity Packing and Stochastic Disambiguation Methods for Lexical-Functional Grammar
  Stefan Riezler, Tracy H. King, Richard Crouch and Annie Zaenen
3:25 Multitext Grammars and Synchronous Parsers
  I. Dan Melamed
3:50 Minimally Supervised Induction of Grammatical Gender
  Silviu Cucerzan and David Yarowsky
3:00-4:15 Lexical Semantics     (Session Chair: TDB)
3:00 Frequency Estimates for Statistical Word Similarity Measures
  Egidio L. Terra and Charles L. A. Clarke
3:25 Semantic Coherence Scoring Using an Ontology
  Iryna Gurevych, Rainer Malaka, Robert Porzel and Hans-Peter Zorn
3:50 Learning Semantic Constraints for the Automatic Discovery of Part-Whole Relations
  Roxana Girju, Adriana Badulescu and Dan Moldovan
4:15 Conference Close     (Session Chair: Eduard Hovy)


    Factored Language Models and Generalized Parallel Backoff
    Jeff A. Bilmes and Katrin Kirchhoff

    Story Link Detection and New Event Detection are Asymmetric
    Francine Chen, Ayman Farahat and Thorsten Brants

    Adaptation Using Out-of-Domain Corpus within EBMT
    Takao Doi, Eiichiro Sumita and Hirofumi Yamamoto

    A Maximum Entropy Approach to FrameNet Tagging
    Michael Fleischman and Eduard Hovy

    Target Word Detection and Semantic Role Chunking using Support Vector Machines
    Kadri Hacioglu and Wayne Ward

    Question Classification with Support Vector Machines and Error Correcting Codes
    Kadri Hacioglu and Wayne Ward

    Rhetorical Parsing with Underspecification and Forests
    Thomas Hanneforth, Silvan Heintze and Manfred Stede

    Detection Of Agreement vs. Disagreement In Meetings: Training With Unlabeled Data
    Dustin Hillard, Mari Ostendorf and Elizabeth Shriberg

    Automatic Expansion of Equivalent Sentence Set Based on Syntactic Substitution
    Kenji Imamura, Yasuhiro Akiba and Eiichiro Sumita

    Cognates Can Improve Statistical Translation Models
    Grzegorz Kondrak, Daniel Marcu and Kevin Knight

    Unsupervised Learning of Morphology for English and Inuktitut
    Howard Johnson and Joel Martin

    A Robust Retrieval Engine for Proximal and Structural Search
    Katsuya Masuda, Takashi Ninomiya, Yusuke Miyao, Tomoko Ohta and Jun'ichi Tsujii

    Bootstrapping for Named Entity Tagging Using Concept-based Seeds
    Cheng Niu, Wei Li, Jihong Ding and Rohini K. Srihari

    Desparately Seeking Cebuano
    Douglas W. Oard, David Doermann, Bonnie Dorr, Daqing He, Philip Resnik, Amy Weinberg, William Byrne, Sanjeev Khudanpur, David Yarowsky, Anton Leuski, Philipp Koehn and Kevin Knight

    Bayesian Nets for Syntactic Categorization of Novel Words
    Leonid Peshkin, Avi Pfeffer and Virginia Savova

    Automatic Derivation of Surface Text Patterns for a Maximum Entropy Based Question Answering System
    Deepak Ravichandran, Abraham Ittycheriah and Salim Roukos

    A Hybrid Approach to Content Analysis for Automatic Essay Grading
    Carolyn P. Rose, Antonio Roque, Dumisizwe Bhembe and Kurt VanLehn

    Auditory-based Acoustic Distinctive Features and Spectral Cues for Robust Automatic Speech Recognition in Low-SNR Car Environments
    Sid-Ahmed Selouani, Hesham Tolba and Douglas O'Shaughnessy

    Latent Semantic Analysis for Dialogue Act Classification
    Riccardo Serafin, Barbara Di Eugenio and Michael Glass

    Building lexical semantic representations for Natural Language instructions
    Elena Terenzi and Barbara Di Eugenio

    Implicit Trajectory Modeling through Gaussian Transition Models for Speech Recognition
    Hua Yu and Tanja Schultz


    TIPS: A Translingual Information Processing System
    Yaser Al-Onaizan, Radu Florian, Martin Franz, Hany Hassan, Young-Suk Lee, J. Scott McCarley, Kishore Papineni, Salim Roukos, Jeffrey Sorensen, Christoph Tillmann, Todd Ward and Fei Xia

    Alias-i Threat Trackers
    Breck Baldwin, Bob Carpenter and Aaron Ross

    DOGHED: A Template-Based Generator for Multimodal Dialog Systems Targeting Heterogeneous Devices
    Songsak Channarukul, Susan W. McRoy and Syed S. Ali

    TAP-XL: An Automated Analyst's Assistant
    Sean Colbath and Francis Kubala

    A Spoken Dialogue Interface to a Geologist's Field Assistant
    John Dowding and James Hieronymus

    QCS: A Tool for Querying, Clustering, and Summarizing Documents
    Daniel M. Dunlavy, John Conroy and Dianne P. O'Leary

    Demonstration of the CROSSMARC System
    Vangelis Karkaletsis, Constantine D. Spyropoulos, Dimitris Souflis, Claire Grover, Ben Hachey, Maria Teresa Pazienza, Michele Vindigni, Emmanuel Cartier and Jose Coch

    Columbia's Newsblaster: New Features and Future Directions
    Kathleen McKeown, Regina Barzilay, John Chen, David Elson, David Evans, Judith Klavans, Ani Nenkova, Barry Schiffman and Sergey Sigelman

    WordFreak: An Open Tool for Linguistic Annotation
    Thomas Morton and Jeremy LaCivita

    JAVELIN: A Flexible, Planner-Based Architecture for Question Answering
    Eric Nyberg and Robert Frederking

    Automatically Discovering Word Senses
    Patrick Pantel and Dekang Lin

    Automatic Extraction of Semantic Networks from Text using Leximancer
    Andrew E. Smith

    pre-CODIE-Crosslingual On-Demand Information Extraction
    Kiyoshi Sudo, Satoshi Sekine and Ralph Grishman

    Dynamic Integration of Distributed Semantic Services: Infrastructure for Process Queries and Question Answering
    Paul Thompson

    Speechalator: Two-Way Speech-to-Speech Translation in Your Hand
    Alex Waibel, Ahmed Badran, Alan W Black, Robert Frederking, Donna Gates, Alon Lavie, Lori Levin, Kevin Lenzo, Laura Mayfield Tomokiyo, Juergen Reichert, Tanja Schultz, Dorcas Wallace, Monika Woszczyna and Jing Zhang

    Monolingual and Bilingual Concept Visualization from Corpora
    Dominic Widdows and Scott Cederberg

    Identifying Opinionated Sentences
    Theresa Wilson, David R. Pierce and Janyce Wiebe

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