International Conference on Asian Language Processing 2008

Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 12-14, 2008


Conference Program

First Day (Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008)




Welcome and Opening Remarks            


Opening remark
Mongkon Rayanakorn
Dean of Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University; Conference Co-Chair

Opening remark
Kim-Teng Lua
President, COLIPS; Conference Co-Chair


Keynote Speech                    


Extraction of Word Collocations in Singapore Mandarin Chinese

Prof Hui Wang
Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore


Session 1 (Chair: Prof Quan Zhang)


Solving Combination of Thai Auxiliary Verb Based on Finite-state Approach
Taneth Ruangrajitpakorn, Peerachet Porkaew, Prachya Boonkwan, Thepchai Supnithi
Human Language Technology Laboratory, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand

Rule Based Analysis of the Uygur Nouns
Murat Orhun, Ahmet Cuneyd Tantuğ, Esref Adalı
Computer Science Department, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey;
Computer Engineering Department, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Development of Morphological Analyzer for Bangla
Amiya Baran saha, Bibekananda kundu, Sudipta debnath, Barnali pal, Sanjay
choudhury, Mridusmita mitra, Pampa bhattacharyya, Abhijit chatterjee, Tulika basu
CDAC Kolkata, India




Session 2 (Chair: Dr Thepchai Supnithi)


A Study on the Construction of Theoretical System of Separable Slots
Chunling Li, Jing Wan
International Education College, Shenyang Normal University, China; Center for Study of Language & Information, Wuhan University, China

Dependency Parsing for Vietnamese Language
Manh-Ke Tran, Le-Minh Nguyen, Diep Hoang
Tinh Van Media JSC, Vietnam; GSIS, JAIST; Indiana University Bloomington, USet

A Two-Stage Constraint Based Dependency Parser for Free Word Order Languages
Akshar Bharati, Samar Husain, Dipti Misra Sharma, and Rajeev Sangal
LTRC, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India




Session3 (Chair: Dr Han Ren)


Joining of Sanskrit Words using Paninian Grammar and Beyond
Ravi Krishna moorthy S, Jagannatha Rao A V, Saketharaman K, Venkata swamy Reddy A, Gopalakrishnan V
Department of Comp. Science, NIT, Trichy, India; 2 Vedic Scholar, Trichy,  India; Computer Applications, NIT, Trichy, India

Tamil Part-of-Speech Tagger Based on SVMTool
Dhanalakshmi V, Anandkumar M, Vijaya M.S, Loganathan R, Soman K.P, Rajendran S
CEN, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, India; Dept. of Linguistics, Tamil University, Thanjavur, India

On the Frame Construction of Chinese FrameNet from the Perspective of the Typical Frame Group “Activity Course”
Xinglong Wang, Shiyong Kang
College of Liberal Arts, Ludong University, Yantai, China


Tea Break


Session 4 (Chair: Prof Esref Adali)


Discourse Structure and Anaphora Resolution from SDRT Perspective
Donghong Liu
School of Foreign Languages, Central China Normal University, China

Building a Gold Standard for Thai WordNet
Dhanon Leenoi, Thepchai Supnithi, Wirote Aroonmanakun
Department of Linguistics, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand; National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Pathumthani, Thailand

Semantic Composition and Formal Representation of Synonym Set
Guozheng Xiao, Dan Hu
Center for Study of Language and Information, Wuhan University, China

Second Day (Thursday, 13 Nov 2008 )


Keynote Speech                  


A Unified Knowledge Engineering with  Language  Engineering for Effectively Knowledge Management: CyberBrain as a Case Study

Assoc. Prof. Asanee Kawtrakul
Deputy Executive Director,  NECTEC, Thailand 


Session 5 (Chair: Dr Xinhui Hu)


Recovering Processing on Chinese Named Entity by Sentential Semantic and Contextual Knowledge
Quan Zhang, Ning Jia, Yi Yuan, Xiangfeng Wei, Jianming Miao
Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

On Semantic Features of Verbs in the Combination of “Degree adverb +Verb”
Hao Zhao, Pu Li
Xinjiang Engineering College, China; Xinjiang University, China; Wuhan University, China

The Semantic Category System of Chinese New Words: An Approach from the ONTOL-MT-based Classification System of Knowledge Ontology
Xinglong Wang, Shiyong Kang
College of Liberal Arts, Ludong University, Yantai, China


Tea Break


Session 6 (Chair: Prof Katsunori Kotani)


Towards Automatic Catchphrase Detection Based on Numerical Analysis
Han Ren, Donghong Ji, Lei Han, Jing Wan
School of Computer Science, Wuhan University, China; Center for Study of Language & Information, Wuhan University, China

Text Information Retrieval Based on the Domain Concepts
Jianming Miao, Quan Zhang
Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

A Research on Automatic Multi-Ontology Mapping Method Algorithm Based on Concept Similarity Calculation
Yaxiong Li
Network Management Center, Xianning University, Hubei, China




Session 7 (Chair: Prof Muhtar Fukuda)


Document Re-ranking via the EM Algorithm
Chong Teng, Yanxiang He, Donghong Ji, Yue Han
Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Computing Text Similarity Based on HNC Theory
Xiangfeng Wei, Hanfen Zang, Quan Zhang
Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

An Automatic Evaluation of Writing in Japanese as a Second Language Using a Word-alignment-based Classifier
Katsunori Kotani, Takehiko Yoshimi, Takeshi Kutsumi, Ichiko Sata
Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka, Japan; Ryukoku University, Shiga, Japan; Sharp Corporation, Nara, Japan




Session 8 (Chair: Prof Katsunori Kotani)


English to Tamil Transliteration using Sequence Labeling Approach
Vijaya M.S, Loganathan R, Shivapratap G, Ajith V.P, Soman K.P
CEN, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, India

Language Divergence in English to Sanskrit Translation
Vimal Mishra, R. B. Mishra
Department of Computer Engineering, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, (IT-BHU), India.

Transliteration from Uighur to Uzbek for Expansion of Japanese Translation Dictionary
Yasuhiro Ogawa, Muhtar Fukuda, Katsuhiko Toyama
Nagoya University, Japan; Nagoya Sangyo University, Japan

Handling Certain Issues in the Evaluation of Machine Translation
Manisha, Madhavi Sinha, Rekha Govil
Deptment of Computer Science, Apaji Institute, Banasthali University, India; Deptment of Computer Science, BIT (Ext. Ctr. of BISR), Jaipur (Raj.), India



Third Day (Friday, 14 Nov 2008 )


Keynote Speech


Advance Information Extraction Technology for Information Mangagement

Dr Jian Su
Research Scientist, Leader,Information Extraction and Text Mining Group, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore


Session 9  (Chair: Prof Donghong Ji)


On the Cognitive Subcategories in WordNet
Dan Hu, Jianqiang Zhang
Center for Study of Language & Information, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China; School of Foreign Languages, Yantai University, Yantai, China

Japanese Personal Name and Location Search for Spoken Utterances by Using Hierarchical Language Model of Speech Recognition
Xinhui Hu, Youzheng Wu, Hideki Kashioka
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan; ATR Spoken Language Translation Research Laboratories, Japan

Duration Modeling for Bangla Text to Speech Synthesis System
Rajib Roy, Tulika Basu, Arup Saha, Joyanta Basu, Shyamal Kr Das Mandal
CDAC Kolkata, India


Tea Break


Session 10 (Chair: Dr Dan Hu)


An Experimental Phonetic Study of Corresponding Relation between Information Focus and Sentence Stress
Jing Wan, Han Ren
Center for Study of Language & Information, Wuhan University, China; School of Computer Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

On the Remote Monitoring and Controlling Function of Short Message Service
Jinglian Gao
Center for Study of Language and Information, Wuhan University, China

Local Cluster Analysis: a New Approach for Evaluating Different Document Clustering Algorithms by Huge Corpora
Amir Hossein Jadidinejad, Abolfazl Toroghi Haghighat
Computer Engineering Department, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran


Closing Ceremony                    




Visit to CS department, Chiang Mai University


Interested delegates may join the visit to Department of Computer Science, Chiang Mai University.

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