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First Workshop on Linking Computational Models of Lexical, Sentential and Discourse-level Semantics


Friday, September 18, 2015

09:00–10:30Morning Session
Michael Roth
09:05–09:50Invited Talk: From Distributed Semantics to Discourse, and Back
Jacob Eisenstein
09:50–10:05An Exploration of Discourse-Based Sentence Spaces for Compositional Distributional Semantics
Tamara Polajnar, Laura Rimell and Stephen Clark
10:05–10:20Linking discourse modes and situation entity types in a cross-linguistic corpus study
Kleio-Isidora Mavridou, Annemarie Friedrich, Melissa Peate Sørensen, Alexis Palmer and Manfred Pinkal
10:20–10:30Recovering discourse relations: Varying influence of discourse adverbials
Hannah Rohde, Anna Dickinson, Chris Clark, Annie Louis and Bonnie Webber
10:30–11:00Coffee Break
11:00–12:30Pre-Lunch Session
11:00–11:15Semantics and Discourse Processing for Expressive TTS
Rodolfo Delmonte and Rocco Tripodi
11:15–11:30Semantically Enriched Models for Modal Sense Classification
Mengfei Zhou, Anette Frank, Annemarie Friedrich and Alexis Palmer
11:30–11:45Identification and Disambiguation of Lexical Cues of Rhetorical Relations across Different Text Genres
Taraneh Khazaei, Lu Xiao and Robert Mercer
11:45–11:55Bridging Sentential and Discourse-level Semantics through Clausal Adjuncts
Rashmi Prasad, Bonnie Webber, Alan Lee, Sameer Pradhan and Aravind Joshi
11:55–12:05Lexical Level Distribution of Metadiscourse in Spoken Language
Rui Correia, Maxine Eskenazi and Nuno Mamede
12:05–12:15Idiom Paraphrases: Seventh Heaven vs Cloud Nine
Maria Pershina, Yifan He and Ralph Grishman
12:15–12:25Where Was Alexander the Great in 325 BC? Toward Understanding History Text with a World Model
Yuki Murakami and Yoshimasa Tsuruoka
12:30–14:00Lunch Break
14:00–15:30Post-Lunch Session
14:00–14:05TextLink: EU COST action on Structuring Discourse in a Multi-Lingual Europe
Bonnie Webber
14:05–14:50Invited Talk: What Men Say, What Women Hear: Using Semantics To Make Better Sense of Gender Differences in Social Media
Rada Mihalcea
14:50–15:00Predicting word sense annotation agreement
Héctor Martínez Alonso, Anders Johannsen, Oier Lopez de Lacalle and Eneko Agirre
15:00–15:10Distributional Semantics in Use
Raffaella Bernardi, Gemma Boleda, Raquel Fernandez and Denis Paperno
15:10–16:00Poster Session (Including Coffee Break)
15:30–16:00Coffee Break
16:00–17:30Afternoon Session
16:00–16:45Invited Talk: The (Non)Utility of Semantics for Coreference Resolution
Michael Strube
16:45–17:30Panel Discussion
Various speakers