Program

*SEM program - August 3-4 2017

 

Thursday, August 3

 

9:00 - 10:30 Session 1: Invited talk  (Jointly with SemEval), best paper award.


9:00 - 9:15: Opening Remarks (by Lluís Màrquez)

 

9:15 - 10:15: Invited talk: Yejin Choi.

From Naive Physics to Connotation: Modeling Commonsense in Frame Semantics

 

10:15-10:30: Announcement of the Adam Kilgarriff Best Paper Award (Presented by Nancy Ide)

 

Coffee break (10:30-11:00)

 

11:00 - 12:30 Session 2: Distributional semantics

Session Chair: Helen Yannakoudakis


What Analogies Reveal about Word Vectors and Their Compositionality

Gregory Finley, Stephanie Farmer and Serguei Pakhomov

 

Learning Antonyms with Paraphrases and a Morphology-Aware Neural Network

Sneha Rajana, Chris Callison-Burch, Marianna Apidianaki and Vered Shwartz

 

Decoding Sentiment from Distributed Representations of Sentences

Edoardo Maria Ponti, Ivan Vulić and Anna Korhonen

 

Lunch break (12:30-14:00)

 

14:00 - 15:30 Session 3: Lexical semantics and lexical resources

Session Chair: Alexis Palmer


Detecting Asymmetric Semantic Relations in Context: A Case-Study on Hypernymy Detection

Yogarshi Vyas and Marine Carpuat

 

Domain Specific New Words Detection in Chinese

Ao Chen and Maosong Sun

 

Deep Learning Models For Multiword Expression Identification

Waseem Gharbieh, Virendrakumar Bhavsar and Paul Cook

 

Coffee break (15:30-16:00)

 

16:00 - 16:30 Session 4: Lexical semantics and lexical resources (continued)

Session Chair: Alexis Palmer


Emotion Intensities in Tweets

Saif Mohammad and Felipe Bravo-Marquez

 

16:30 - 18:00 Session 5: Posters

 

Deep Active Learning for Dialogue Generation

Nabiha Asghar, Pascal Poupart, Xin Jiang and Hang Li

 

Mapping the Paraphrase Database to WordNet

Anne Cocos, Marianna Apidianaki and Chris Callison-Burch

 

Semantic Frame Labeling with Target-based Neural Model

Yukun Feng, Dong Yu, Jian Xu and Chunhua Liu
 

Frame-Based Continuous Lexical Semantics through Exponential Family Tensor Factorization and Semantic Proto-Roles

Francis Ferraro, Adam Poliak, Ryan Cotterell and Benjamin Van Durme

 

Distributed Prediction of Relations for Entities: The Easy, The Difficult, and The Impossible

Abhijeet Gupta, Gemma Boleda and Sebastian Padó

 

Comparing Approaches for Automatic Question Identification

Angel Maredia, Kara Schechtman, Sarah Ita Levitan and Julia Hirschberg

 

Does Free Word Order Hurt? Assessing the Practical Lexical Function Model for Croatian

Zoran Medić, Jan Šnajder and Sebastian Padó

 

A Mixture Model for Learning Multi-Sense Word Embeddings

Dai Quoc Nguyen, Dat Quoc Nguyen, Ashutosh Modi, Stefan Thater and Manfred Pinkal

 

Aligning Script Events with Narrative Texts

Simon Ostermann, Michael Roth, Stefan Thater and Manfred Pinkal

 

The (too many) Problems of Analogical Reasoning with Word Vectors

Anna Rogers, Aleksandr Drozd and Bofang Li

 

Semantic Frames and Visual Scenes: Learning Semantic Role Inventories from Image and Video Descriptions

Ekaterina Shutova, Andreas Wundsam and Helen Yannakoudakis
 

Acquiring Predicate Paraphrases from News Tweets

Vered Shwartz, Gabriel Stanovsky and Ido Dagan

 

Evaluating Semantic Parsing against a Simple Web-based Question Answering Model

Alon Talmor, Mor Geva and Jonathan Berant

 

 

Friday, August 4

 

09:00 - 10:30    Session 6: Invited talk and distributional semantics

Session Chair: Aurelie Herbelot


09:00 - 10:00: Invited talk: Katrin Erk.

What do you know about an alligator when you know the company it keeps?

 

10:00-10:30: Logical Metonymy in a Distributional Model of Sentence Comprehension

Emmanuele Chersoni, Alessandro Lenci and Philippe Blache

 

Coffee break (10:30-11:00)

 

11:00 - 12:30 Session 7: Linguistic and Formal Semantics

Session Chair:  Lluís Màrquez and Aurelie Herbelot


Double Trouble: The Problem of Construal in Semantic Annotation of Adpositions

Jena D. Hwang, Archna Bhatia, Na-Rae Han, Tim O'Gorman, Vivek Srikumar and Nathan Schneider

 

Issues of Mass and Count: Dealing with `Dual-Life' Nouns

Tibor Kiss, Francis Jeffry Pelletier, Halima Husic and Johanna Poppek

 

Parsing Graphs with Regular Graph Grammars

Sorcha Gilroy, Adam Lopez and Sebastian Maneth

 

Lunch break (12:30-14:00)

 

14:00 - 15:30 Session 8: Representations of meaning

Session Chair: Sandro Pezzelle


Embedded Semantic Lexicon Induction with Joint Global and Local Optimization

Sujay Kumar Jauhar and Eduard Hovy

 

Generating Pattern-Based Entailment Graphs for Relation Extraction

Kathrin Eichler, Feiyu Xu, Hans Uszkoreit and Sebastian Krause

 

Classifying Semantic Clause Types: Modeling Context and Genre Characteristics with Recurrent Neural Networks and Attention

Maria Becker, Michael Staniek, Vivi Nastase, Alexis Palmer and Anette Frank

Coffee break (15:30-16:00)

 

16:00 - 17:30 Session 9    : Semantics for applications

Session Chair: Diana Inkpen


Predictive Linguistic Features of Schizophrenia

Efsun Sarioglu Kayi, Mona Diab, Luca Pauselli, Michael Compton and Glen Coppersmith

 

Learning to Solve Geometry Problems from Natural Language Demonstrations in Textbooks

Mrinmaya Sachan and Eric Xing

 

Ways of Asking and Replying in Duplicate Question Detection

João António Rodrigues, Chakaveh Saedi, Vladislav Maraev, João Silva and António Branco

 

17:30-17:40 Closing remarks