*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