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Joint conference of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and
the 4th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing

Program - WS1

2009 Workshop on Applied Textual Inference

Thursday, August 6, 2009

8:45–9:00 Opening Remarks
  Session 1: Foundational Aspects and Linguistic Analysis of Textual Entailment
9:00–9:30 Multi-word expressions in textual inference: Much ado about nothing?
Marie-Catherine de Marneffe, Sebastian Pado and Christopher D. Manning
9:30–10:00 A Proposal on Evaluation Measures for RTE
Richard Bergmair
10:00–10:30 Coffee Break
10:30–11:00 Sub-sentencial Paraphrasing by Contextual Pivot Translation
Aurélien Max
11:00–12:00 Invited Talks
12:00–13.50 Lunch
  Session 2: Learning Textual Entailment Rules and Building Corpora
13:50–14:20 Augmenting WordNet-based Inference with Argument Mapping
Idan Szpektor and Ido Dagan
14:20–14:50 Optimizing Textual Entailment Recognition Using Particle Swarm Optimization
Yashar Mehdad and Bernardo Magnini
14:50–15:10 Ranking Paraphrases in Context
Stefan Thater, Georgiana Dinu and Manfred Pinkal
15:10–15:30 Building an Annotated Textual Inference Corpus for Motion and Space
Kirk Roberts
15:30–16:00 Coffee Break
  Session 3: Machine Learning Models and Application of Textual Inference
16:00–16:30 Using Hypernymy Acquisition to Tackle (Part of) Textual Entailment
Elena Akhmatova and Mark Dras
16:30–17:00 Automating Model Building in c-rater
Jana Sukkarieh and Svetlana Stoyanchev
17:00–17:20 Presupposed Content and Entailments in Natural Language Inference
David Clausen and Christopher D. Manning
17:20–18:00 Final Panel and Discussion


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