2nd AiM-WEst Workshop – Porto Alegre

Workshop on Analysis and Integration of MultiWord Expressions in Speech and Translation

October 20-21

Room 220, building 43412 – 65

Institute of Informatics

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre

The second AiM-WEst workshop will be held in Porto Alegre (Brazil), at the Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, in October 20-21. The workshop aims to be a forum for the interdisciplinary discussion of computational and linguistic tretament of multiword expressions in applications such as machine translation and speech recognition. It will gather together researchers working on related areas to discuss common long term goals, promote knowledge and resource sharing and collaborations between the communities. It consists of technical sessions and tutorial and is opened to the whole community.

PHOTOS OF THE MEETING CAN BE FOUND HERE

October 20, 2015 – Day 1

Sala dos Conselhos (Room 220, building 43412 – 65 – Instituto de Informática)

The detailed program is here.

09.30-10.00 – Welcome and Opening Session

Laurent Besacier, Nicolas Maillard, Jean-Marc Vincent and Aline Villavicencio

10.00 – 10.30 – Recent Work at LIG on the AIM-WEST Project   [Slides]

Laurent Besacier (LIG, Université Joseph Fourier, France)

10.30 – 11.00 – Coffee Break

11.00 – 11.30 – On the interplay between complex function words and parsing [Slides]

Carlos Ramisch (LIF, Aix-Marseille Université, France)

11.30 – 12.00 – Labeling multi word units with CRFs [Slides]

Isabelle Tellier (Université Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle, France)

12.00 – 12.30 – Supervised Statistical MWE Identification: Dependency Parsing vs. Sequential Labeling [Slides]

Matthieu Constant (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France)

12.30 – 14.30 – Lunch Break

14.30 – 15.30 – Tutorial I (Part I) – Distributional semantics: context, vectors, embeddings and similarity (ROOM 104 building 43413) [Slides] [Materials for download]

Carlos Ramisch (LIF, Aix-Marseille Université, France)

15.30 – 16.00 – Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.00 – Tutorial I (Part II) – Distributional semantics: context, vectors, embeddings and similarity

Carlos Ramisch (LIF, Aix-Marseille Université, France)

October 21, 2015 – Day 2

Sala dos Conselhos (Room 220, building 43412 – 65 – Instituto de Informática)

09.30-10.00 – Distributional Methods for Identification of Idiomaticity [Slides]

Aline Villavicencio and Marco Idiart (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

10.00 – 10.30 – On the application of Focused Crawling for Statistical Machine Translation Domain Adaptation

Viviane Moreira (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

10.30 – 11.00 – Coffee Break

11.00 – 11.15 – Studies on text complexity: text simplification for adults and automated essay evaluation in Brazilian Portuguese

Aline Evers and Maria José Finatto (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

11.15 – 11.30 – Recent Work at UFSCAR on the AIM-WEST Project

Pablo Botton da Costa (UFSCAR-São Carlos, Brazil)

11.30 – 11.40 – Multiword text simplification with eXplainText

Rodrigo Wilkens (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

11.40 – 11.50 – MWE Compositionality: Development of a Gold Standard

Leonardo Zilio (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

11.50 – 12.00 – Simplification of Numerical Expressions

Susana Bautista Blasco (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

12.00 – 12.10 – Multiword Extraction from Europarl

Luís Möllmann dos Santos (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

12.10 – 12.20 – Distributional Thesaurus for Portuguese: Evaluation and Methodologies

Eduardo Ferreira (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

12.20 – 14.00 – Lunch Break

14.00 – 14.30 – Discussion of Next Steps for the Project   Summary-of-next-steps

14.30 – 15.30 – Tutorial II (Part I) – Automatic Speech Recognition   [Slides]

Laurent Besacier (LIG, Université Joseph Fourier – Grenoble, France)

15.30 – 16.00 – Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.00 – Tutorial II (Part II) – Automatic Speech Recognition   

Laurent Besacier (LIG, Université Joseph Fourier – Grenoble, France)