Proteus ProjectProteus Project,
New York University

ODIE Project

National Science Foundation


Semantic Knowledge Discovery, Organization and Use
November, 14 and 15, 2008
(Friday and Saturday)
Warren Weaver Hall, New York University

  • The printed version of notes will be distributed at the symposium.
  • Notes by the invited speakers and slides by the general session presenters will be available after the symposium.

    • November 14, 2008 (Friday)

      • Morning Session
        9:00-10:00 REGISTRATION
        10:00-10:20 Satoshi Sekine(NYU),
        Tanya Korelsky(NSF),
        Ralph Grishman(NYU)
        Opening Remarksslide
        10:20-10:50 Marti Hearst (UC Berkeley)Tricks for Statistical Semantic Knowledge Discovery: A Selectionally Restricted Sampleslide
        10:50-11:20 Dekang Lin (Google)Unsupervised Acquisition of 'Deep' Knowledge from Shallow Corpus Statistics
        11:20-11:50 Ido Dagan (Bar-Ilan U.)It's time for a semantic engineslide
        11:50-12:00 discussion

      • Afternoon Session (1) - general submission
        13:30-13:48 Dan Roth, Kevin Small (UIUC)Interactive Introduction of Semantic Information for Discriminative Learningnote, slide
        13:48-14:06 Nathanael Chambers, Dan Jurafsky (Stanford U.)Enriching Narrative Event Chainsnote, slide
        14:06-14:24 Robert Krovetz (Lexical Research)Word Sense Disambiguation, Lexical Semantics, and NLP Applicationsnote
        14:24-14:42 Lenhart Schubert, Benjamin Van Durme (U. of Rochester)Open Extraction of General Knowledge through Compositional Semanticsnote, slide
        14:42-15:00 Bonnie J. Dorr, Boyan A. Onyshkevych (U. of Maryland, HLT Center for Excellence)From Linguistic Annotations to Knowledge Objectsnote, slide
        15:00-15:18 Nancy Ide (Vassar College), Rebecca Passonneau (Columbia U.), Collin Baker (UC Berkeley), Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton U.)Semantics Isn't Easy: Thoughts on the Way Forwardnote, slide
        15:18-15:30 discussion

      • Afternoon Session (2)
        16:00-16:30 Oren Etzioni (U. of Washington)We KnowItAll: Lessons from a Quater Century of Web Extraction Researchslide
        16:30-17:00 Kentaro Inui (NAIST)Common Semantic Resources for Textual Statement Extraction and Organizationslide
        17:00-17:30 Peter Turney (NRC)Vectors and Semanticsslide
        17:30-18:00 Dan Moldvan (Lymba Corporation)Tools and Resources that Build and Exploit Semantic Knowledgeslide
        18:00-18:10 discussion

      • Banquet
        19:00-21:00 Banquet will be held at Apple Restaurant, a New York style Asian-American cuisine. It is located only 2 minute walk from the hall. Please pay $60 at the registration of the symposium, we will give you a ticket and a map to the restaurant.

    • November 15, 2008 (Saturday)

      • Morning Session
        9:00-9:30 Patrick Pantel (Yahoo! Labs)Of Search and Semanticsslide
        9:30-10:00 Marius Pasca (Google)Web Search as an Online Word Game for Knowledge Discovery
        10:00-10:30 Bill Dolan (Microsoft Research)Reasons to avoid reasoning: Where does NLP stop and AI begin?slide
        10:30-10:40 discussion

      • Demo/Poster Session (see the list below)
        11:00-12:00 Each of the 39 Poster/Demo presenters will give 90 second introduction
        12:00-14:00 Poster/Demo Session in room 109, 101, 102 and hallway
        (Each presenter will receive one free box lunch :-)

      • Afternoon Session
        14:30-15:00 Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton U.)Identifying, Finding and Encoding Semantic Relationsslide
        15:00-15:30 Bernardo Magnini (FBK-irst)Semantic Knowledge for Textual Entailmentslide
        15:30-16:00 Satoshi Sekine (NYU)Community Efforts for Semantic Knowledge Discovery, Organization and Useslide
        16:00-17:00 discussionslide

    • List of Poster Presentation
      P-1Kai R. Larsen, Jintae Lee, Eliot RichU. ColoradoThe Development of a Shared Dataset for Predictive Analysis in the Behavioral Sciencesnote, slide
      P-2Catherine HavasiBrandeis UniversityDiscovering Semantic Relations Using Singular Value Decomposition Based Techniquesnote, slide
      P-3Iryna GurevychTechnical University of DarmstadtPutting the Wisdom-of-Crowds to Use in NLP: Collaboratively Constructed Semantic Resources on the Webnote, slide
      P-4Roy Bar-Haim and Ido DaganBar-Ilan UniversityEfficient Semantic Inference over Language Expressionsnote, slide
      P-5Derrick HigginsEducational Testing ServiceLength-independent vector-space document similarity measuresnote, slide
      P-6Jung-Wei Fan, Carol FriedmanColumbia UniversitySemantic reclassification of ontology concepts using contextual and lexical featuresslide
      P-7Peter Clark and Phil HarrisonBoeing Phantom Works,Semantic Knowledge Discovery, Organization and Use: Some Ongoing Research at Boeingnote, slide
      P-8Alexander YatesTemple UniversityShopSmart: Product Recommendations through Technical Specifications and User Reviewsnote, slide
      P-9Yutaka Matsuo, Danushka Bollegala, Hironori Tomobe, YingZi Jin, Junichiro Mori, Keigo Watanabe, Taiki Honma, Masahiro Hamasaki, Kotaro Nakayama, and Mizuki OkaTokyo UniversitySocial Network Mining from the Webslide
      P-10Hiroyuki TODA, Norihito YASUDA, Yumiko MATSUURA, and Ryoji KATAOKANTT Cyber Solutions Laboratories,Geographic Information Retrieval against Immediate Surroundingsnote, slide
      P-11Atsushi Fujita, Satoshi SatoNagoya UniversityToward Automatic Compilation of Phrasal Thesaurusnote, slide
      P-12Saif Mohammad and Bonnie Dorr, Graeme HirstUniversity of Maryland, University of TorontoTowards Antonymy-Aware Natural Language Applicationsnote, slide
      P-13Fabio Massimo ZanzottoUniversity of Rome "Tor Vergata"Combining Semi-Unsupervised Acquisition of Corpora and Supervised Learning of Textual Entailment Rulesnote, slide
      P-14Nitin Madnani, Philip Resnik, Bonnie Dorr & Richard SchwartzUniversity of MarylandApplying Automatically Generated Semantic Knowledge A Case Study in Machine Translationnote, slide
      P-15Justin Betteridge, Andrew Carlson, Sue Ann Hong, Estevam R. Hruschka Jr., Edith L. M. Law, Tom M. Mitchell, and Sophie H. WangCMUContinuous Discovery of Semantic Knowledgenote, slide
      P-16Karin Verspoor, William Baumgartner, Kevin Cohen, Helen Johnson, and Larry HunterUniversity of Colorado DenverThe Colorado OpenDMAP system: Building on Community Ontologies and a Community, Platform for Biomedical Natural Language Processingnote, slide
      P-17Noriko Tomuro and Steve LytinenDePaul UniversityPolysemy in Lexical Semantics -- Automatic Discovery of Polysemous Senses and Their Regularitiesnote
      P-18Svetlana Stoyanchev and Amanda StentSUNY, Stony BrookAutomatic Feature Discovery for Predicting Content of User Utterances in Dialogsnote, slide
      P-19Jordan Boyd-Graber and David M. BleiPrinceton UniversitySyntactic Topic Modelsnote, slide
      P-20Breck BaldwinAlias-iIs Semantics Just Picking the Right Syntax for the Context from Multiple Possibilities?note
      P-21Cliff Joslyn, Michelle Gregory, Liam McGrath, Patrick Paulson, Karin VerspoorPacific Northwest National Laboratory, University of Colorado DenverSemantic Hierarchies: Induction, Measurement, and Managementnote, slide
      P-23Eiman Tamah Al-ShammariKuwait University, George Mason UniversitySyntactical Knowledge Usage To Reduce Arabic/English Stemming Errors
      P-24Kimiaki Shirahama, Akihito Mizui and Kuniaki UeharaKobe UniversityCharacteristics of Textual Information in Video Data from the Perspective of Natural Language Processingnote, slide
      P-25Kazuhiro Seki and Kuniaki UeharaKobe UniversityBiomedical Association Discovery via Complementary TDMnote, slide
      P-28Marine CarpuatColumbia UniversityWord Sense Disambiguation for Statistical Machine Translationnote, slide
      P-29Rion SnowStanford UniversityCrowdsourcing Annotations for Natural Language Tasks: An Evaluationnote, slide
      P-30Delip RaoJHUBootstrapping Extraction Patterns from Wikipedia
      P-31James Mayfield, Bonnie Dorr, Tim Finin, Douglas Oard and Christine PiatkoHuman Language Technology Center of ExcellenceKnowledge Base Evaluation for Semantic Knowledge Discoverynote, slide

    • List of Demo Presentation
      D-1Daniel TunkelangEndecaUnsupervised Annotation and Exploratory Searchnote, slide
      D-3David NadeauOpenplacesDemo of Semi-Supervised Named Entity Recognition at OpenPlacesslide
      D-4Gregory MartonMITProcedure Discovery for Time Expression Understandingslide
      D-5Mona DiabColumbia UniversitySALAMAT: Sense Assignment Leveraging Alignments, Monolingual And Translation
      D-6Michael Paul and Roxana GirjuUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignAIRTA: An Automatic Inter-disciplinary Research Topic Advisor - Where are We and Where do We Go -note, slide
      D-7Emily JamisonThe Ohio State University,CACTUS: A User-friendly Toolkit for Semantic Categorization and Clustering in the Open Domainnote, slide
      D-8Toru Hirano, Yoshihiro Matsuo, and Genichiro KikuiNTT Cyber Space Laboratories,Aggregating Knowledge of Named Entity Relationsnote, slide