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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 -WS4

Language Generation and Summarisation

Thursday, August 6, 2009

  Morning Session 1: Sentence Compression and Revision
08:30-09:00 Unsupervised Induction of Sentence Compression Rules
Joao Cordeiro, Gael Dias and Pavel Brazdil:
09:00–09:30 A Parse-and-Trim Approach with Information Significance for Chinese Sentence Compression
Wei Xu and Ralph Grishman
09:30–10:00 Syntax-Driven Sentence Revision for Broadcast News Summarization
Hideki Tanaka, Akinori Kinoshita, Takeshi Kobayakawa, Tadashi Kumano and Naoto Katoh
10:00–10:30 Coffee Break
  Morning Session 2: Invited Talk / Content Selection
10:30-11:30 Query-focused Summarization Using Text-to-Text Generation: When Information Comes from Multilingual Sources
INVITED TALK - Kathy McKeown
11:30-12:00 A Classification Algorithm for Predicting the Structure of Summaries
Horacio Saggion
12:00-12:30 Optimization-based Content Selection for Opinion Summarization
Jackie Chi Kit Cheung, Giuseppe Carenini and Raymond Ng
12:30-13:50 Lunch
  Afternoon Session 1: Evaluation
13:50-15:00 GREC Shared Task Evaluation results session
15:00-15:30 Evaluation of Automatic Summaries: Metrics under Varying Data Conditions
Karolina Owkzarzak and Hoa Trang Dang
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
  Afternoon Session 2: Short Papers / Discussion
16:00-16:20 Visual Development Process for Automatic Generation of Digital Games Narrative Content
Maria Fernanda Caropreso, Diana Inkpen, Shahzad Khan and Fazel Keshtkar
16:20-16:40 Reducing Redundancy in Multi-document Summarization Using Lexical Semantic Similarity
Iris Hendrickx, Walter Daelemans, Erwin Marsi and Emiel Rudnicky
16:40-17:00 Non-textual Event Summarization by Applying Machine Learning to Template-based Language Generation
Mohit Kumar, Dipanjan Das, Sachin Agarwal and Alexander Rudnicky
17:00-17:20 Creating an Annotated Corpus for Generating Walking Directions
Stephanie Schuldes, Michael Roth, Anette Frank and Michael Strube
17:20-18:00 Panel-led discussion on synergies between summarisation and NLG, including shared tasks; Penel Member
Ed Hovy, Kathy McKeown, Donia Scott

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