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Human Language Technology conference / North American chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics annual meeting
Local Arrangements


May 2-7, 2004
The Park Plaza Hotel,
one block from the
Boston Common



Conference-at-a-glance   Full Program

Full Program


Sunday, May 2
6:00 - 9:00Reception: All Invited
Monday, May 3
9:00 - 9:15Conference Welcome
9:15 - 10:30Keynote Speaker I: Andrei Broder
Ten Years of Web Search Technology
Information Extraction I
11:00 - 11:25A Statistical Model for Multilingual Entity Detection and Tracking
R Florian, H Hassan, A Ittycheriah, H Jing, N Kambhatla, X Luo, N Nicolov and S Roukos
11:25 - 11:50Cross-Document Coreference on a Large Scale Corpus
Chung Heong Gooi and James Allan
11:50 - 12:15Robust Reading: Identification and Tracing of Ambiguous Names
Xin Li, Paul Morie and Dan Roth
Dialogue and Discourse
11:00 - 11:25A Salience-Based Approach to Gesture-Speech Alignment
Jacob Eisenstein and C. Mario Christoudias
11:25 - 11:50Balancing data-driven and rule-based approaches in the context of a Multimodal Conversational System
Srinivas Bangalore and Michael Johnston
11:50 - 12:15Optimizing Automated Call Routing by Integrating Spoken Dialog Models with Queuing Models
Tim Paek and Eric Horvitz
12:15 - 1:30Lunch
Question Answering I
1:30 - 1:55Answering Definition Questions with Multiple Knowledge Sources
Wesley Hildebrandt, Boris Katz and Jimmy Lin
1:55 - 2:20Automatic Question Answering: Beyond the Factoid
Radu Soricut and Eric Brill
2:20 - 2:45A Probabilistic Rasch Analysis of Question Answering Evaluations
Rense Lange, Juan Moran, Warren R Greiff and Lisa Ferro
2:45 - 3:10Acquiring Hyponymy Relations from Web Documents
Keiji Shinzato and Kentaro Torisawa
Syntax and Semantics I
1:30 - 1:55Sentence-Internal Prosody Does not Help Parsing the Way Punctuation Does
Michelle Gregory, Mark Johnson and Eugene Charniak
1:55 - 2:20Ensemble-based Active Learning for Parse Selection
Miles Osborne and Jason Baldridge
2:20 - 2:45Speed and Accuracy in Shallow and Deep Stochastic Parsing
Ron Kaplan, Stefan Riezler, Tracy H King, John T Maxwell III, Alex Vasserman and Richard Crouch
2:45 - 3:10Training Tree Transducers
Jonathan Graehl and Kevin Knight
3:15 - 4:00Award and Demo
4:00 - 4:15Break
4:15 - 6:00Poster and Demo Session
Tuesday, May 4
Human Language Technology
9:00 - 9:25Catching the Drift: Probabilistic Content Models, with Applications to Generation and Summarization
Regina Barzilay and Lillian Lee
9:25 - 9:50The Web as a Baseline: Evaluating the Performance of Unsupervised Web-based Models for a Range of NLP Tasks
Mirella Lapata and Frank Keller
9:50 - 10:15Lattice-Based Search for Spoken Utterance Retrieval
Murat Saraclar and Richard Sproat
Speech, Summarisation and Discourse
10:45 - 11:10Detecting Structural Metadata with Decision Trees and Transformation-Based Learning
Joungbum Kim, Sarah E Schwarm and Mari Ostendorf
11:10 - 11:35Evaluating Content Selection in Summarization: The Pyramid Method
Ani Nenkova and Rebecca Passonneau
11:35 - 12:00Inferring Sentence-internal Temporal Relations
Mirella Lapata and Alex Lascarides
Machine Translation I
10:45 - 11:10A Smorgasbord of Features for Statistical Machine Translation
Franz Josef Och, Daniel Gildea, Sanjeev Khudanpur, Anoop Sarkar, Kenji Yamada, Alex Fraser, Shankar Kumar, Libin Shen, David Smith, Katherine Eng, Viren Jain, Zhen Jin and Dragomir Radev
11:10 - 11:35Minimum Bayes-Risk Decoding for Statistical Machine Translation
Shankar Kumar and William Byrne
11:35 - 12:00Discriminative Reranking for Machine Translation
Libin Shen, Anoop Sarkar and Franz Josef Och
12:00 - 1:30Lunch
Information Retrieval and Language Modelling
1:30 - 1:55Evaluating Multiple Aspects of Coherence in Student Essays
Derrick Higgins, Jill Burstein, Daniel Marcu and Claudia Gentile
1:55 - 2:20A Language Modeling Approach to Predicting Reading Difficulty
Kevyn Collins-Thompson and James P Callan
2:20 - 2:45Predicting Emotion in Spoken Dialogue from Multiple Knowledge Sources
Kate Forbes-Riley and Diane Litman
Short Papers: Speech Recognition and Applications
1:30 - 1:45Feature-based Pronunciation Modeling for Speech Recognition
Karen Livescu and James Glass
1:45 - 2:00Parsing Conversational Speech Using Enhanced Segmentation
Jeremy G. Kahn, Mari Ostendorf and Ciprian Chelba
2:00 - 2:15Comparison of Rule-Based and Statistical Methods for Semantic Language Modeling and Confidence Measurement
Ruhi Srikaya, Yuqing Gao and Michael Picheny
2:15 - 2:30Correction Grammars for Error Handling in a Speech Dialog System
Hirohiko Sagawa, Teruko Mitamura and Eric Nyberg
2:30 - 2:45Improving Automatic Sentence Boundary Detection with Confusion Networks
D. Hillard, M. Ostendorf, A. Stolcke, Y. Liu and E. Shriberg
Short Papers: Language Modelling and Machine Translation
2:45 - 3:00Multi-Speaker Language Modeling
Gang Ji and Jeffrey Bilmes
3:00 - 3:15Computational Linkuistics: Word Triggers across Hyperlinks
Dragomir Radev, Hong Qi, Adam Winkel and Daniel Tam
3:15 - 3:30A Unigram Orientation Model for Statistical Machine Translation
Christoph Tillman
3:30 - 3:45Morphological Analysis for Statistical Machine Translation
Young-Suk Lee
Short Papers: Parsing and Ontologies
2:45 - 3:00Nearly-Automated Metadata Hierarchy Creation
Emilia Soica and Marti A. Hearst
3:00 - 3:15A Lightweight Semantic Chunker Based on Tagging
Kadri Hacioglu
3:15 - 3:30Automatic Construction of an English-Chinese Bilingual FrameNet
Benfeng Chen and Pascale Fung
3:30 - 3:45Parsing Arguments of Nominalizations in English and Chinese
Sameer S. Pradhan, Honglin Sun, Wayne Ward, James H.Martin, and Dan Jurafsky
Dialogue and Information Retrieval
4:15 - 4:40The Tao of CHI: Towards Effective Human-Computer Interaction
Robert Porzel and Manja Baudis
4:40 - 5:05Non-Native Users in the Let's Go!! Spoken Dialogue System: Dealing with Linguistic Mismatch
Antoine Raux and Maxine Eskenazi
5:05 - 5:30Comparison of two interactive search refinement techniques
Olga Vechtomova and Murat Karamuftuoglu
Syntax and Semantics II
4:15 - 4:40Shallow Semantic Parsing using Support Vector Machines
Sameer S Pradhan, Wayne H Ward, Kadri Hacioglu, James H Martin and Dan Jurafsky
4:40 - 5:05Paraphrasing Predicates from Written Language to Spoken Language Using the Web
Nobuhiro Kaji, Masashi Okamoto and Sadao Kurohashi
5:05 - 5:30Shallow Semantc Parsing of Chinese
Honglin Sun and Daniel Jurafsky
Wednesday, May 5
9:00 - 10:15Keynote Speaker II: Jill Burstein
Automated Essay Evaluation: From NLP Research through Deployment as a Business
10:15 - 10:45Break
Machine Translation II
10:45 - 11:10Improvements in Phrase-Based Statistical Machine Translation
Richard Zens and Hermann Ney
11:10 - 11:35Improved Machine Translation Performance via Parallel Sentence Extraction from Comparable Corpora
Dragos Stefan Munteanu, Alexander Fraser and Daniel Marcu
11:35 - 12:00What's in a translation rule?
Michel Galley, Mark Hopkins, Kevin Knight and Daniel Marcu
12:00 - 12:25Improving Named Entity Translation Combining Phonetic and Semantic Similarities
Fei Huang, Stephan Vogel and Alex Waibel
Information Extraction II
10:45 - 11:10The (Non)Utility of Predicate-Argument Frequencies for Pronoun Interpretation
Andrew Kehler, Douglas Appelt, Lara Taylor and Aleksandr Simma
11:10 - 11:35Unsupervised Learning of Contextual Role Knowledge for Coreference Resolution
David Bean and Ellen Riloff
11:35 - 12:00Exponential Priors for Maximum Entropy Models
Joshua Goodman
12:00 - 12:25Multiple Similarity Measures and Source-Pair Information in Story Link Detection
Francine Chen, Ayman Farahat and Thorsten Brants
12:25 - 1:45Lunch
1:45 - 2:45NAACL Business Meeting
Short Papers: Statistical Techniques, Summarisation and IR
2:45 - 3:00Competitive Self-Trained Pronoun Interpretation
Andrew Kehler, Douglas Appelt, Lara Taylor and Aleksandr Simma
3:00 - 3:15Augmenting the kappa statistic to determine interannotator reliability for multiply labeled data points
Andrew Rosenberg and Ed Binkowski
3:15 - 3:30Using N-Grams To Understand the Nature of Summaries
Michele Banko and Lucy Vanderwende
3:30 - 3:45Web Search Intent Induction via Automatic Query Reformulation
Hal Daume III and Eric Brill
Short Papers: Multimodal Representation and Processing
2:45 - 3:00Performance Evaluation and Error Analysis for Multimodal Reference Resolution in a Conversation System
Joyce Y. Chai, Zahar Prasov and Pengyu Hong
3:00 - 3:15Advances in Children's Speech Recognition within an Interactive Literacy Tutor
Andreas Hagen, Bryan Pellom, Sarel van Vuuren and Ronald Cole
3:15 - 3:30A Speech-in List-out Approach to Spoken User Interfaces
Vijay Divi, C. Forlines, Jan Van Gemert, Bhiksha Raj, B. Schmidt-Nielsen, Kent Wittenburg Joseph Woelfel and Fang-Fang Zhang
3:30 - 3:45Converting a Text into Agent Animations: Assigning Gestures to a Text
Yukiko I. Nakano, Masashi Okamoto, Daisuke Kawahara, Qing Li and Toyoaki Nishida
3:45 - 4:15Break
Question Answering II
4:15 - 4:40Automatically Labeling Semantic Classes
Patrick Pantel and Deepak Ravichandran
4:40 - 5:05Accurate Information Extraction from Research Papers using Conditional Random Fields
Fuchun Peng and Andrew McCallum
5:05 - 5:30Name Tagging with Word Clusters and Discriminative Training
Scott Miller, Jethran Guinness and Alex Zamanian
5:30Conference End


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