COLING/ACL 06 Student Research Workshop

1. General Information

The Student Research Workshop is an established tradition at ACL conferences. The workshop provides a venue for student researchers investigating topics in Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing to present their work and receive feedback.

The main conference also features tutorials, workshops, and demos. More information on these can be found at the main ACL-06 page, .

2. Accepted Papers

On2L - A Framework for On-demand Ontology Learning in Spoken Dialog Systems. (Berenike Loos)

Semantic Discourse Segmentation and Labeling for Mobile Robots. (Nobuyuki Shimizu)

Clavius: Bi-Directional Parsing for Generic Multimodal Interaction. (Frank Rudzicz)

Discursive Usage of Six Chinese Punctuation Marks. (Ming Yue)

Unsupervised Part-of-Speech Tagging Employing Efficient Graph Clustering. (Chris Biemann)

A Flexible Approach to Natural Language Generation for Disabled Children. (Pradipta Biswas)

Investigations on Event-Based Summarization. (Mingli Wu)

Parsing and Subcategorization Data. (Jianguo Li)

A Finite-State Model of Human Sentence Processing. (Jihyun Park)

Extraction of Tree Adjoining Grammars from a Treebank for Korean. (Jungyeul Park)

Annotation Schemes and their Influence on Parsing Results. (Wolfgang Maier)

Focus to Emphasize Tone Structures for Prosodic Analysis in Spoken Language Generation. (Lalita Narupiyakul)

A Hybrid Relational Approach for WSD – First Results. (Lucia Specia)

Integrated Morphological and Syntactic Ambiguity Resolution for Modern Hebrew (and Other Semitic Languages). (Reut Tsarfaty)

Sub-sentential Alignment Using Substring Co-Occurrence Counts. (Fabien Cromieres)

3. Schedule

Paper submissions deadline: February 28th, 2006 [11:59pm Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5hours)]
Notification of acceptance: April 28th, 2006
Camera ready papers due: May 19th, 2006
Conference date: July 17-21, 2006

4. Travel Grants

Some funding will be available for students whose work is accepted to the Student Research Workshop. Detailed information will be sent to the authors. Please contact the co-chairs for any inquiries.

5. Contact Information

If you need to contact the Co-Chairs of the Student Workshop, please use:
An e-mail sent to this address will be forwarded to all Co-Chairs.

Marine Carpuat
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)

Kevin Duh
University of Washington

The faculty advisor for the workshop is Rebecca Hwa (Univ. of Pittsburgh)

6. Program Committee

Eneko Agirre (Basque Country University)
Slaven Bilac (Google, Japan)
Cem Bozsahin (Middle East Technical Univ)
Stephen Clark (Oxford University)
Simon Corston-Oliver (Microsoft Research)
James Curran (Sydney)
Ido Dagan (Bar Ilan University)
Pablo Duboue (IBM)
Eric Fosler-Lussier (Ohio State)
Nizar Habash (Columbia University)
Keith Hall (Johns Hopkins University)
Mary Hearne (Dublin City University)
Philipp Koehn (University of Edinburgh)
Emiel Krahmer (Tilburg)
Chin Yew Lin (USC/ISI)
Bernardo Magnini (ITC irst)
Diego Molla Aliod (Macquarie University)
Grace Ngai (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Patrick Pantel (USC/ISI)
Cecile Paris (CSIRO)
Eric Ringger (Brigham Young University)
Graeme Ritchie (Aberdeen)
Khalil Sima'an (University of Amsterdam)
Michel Simard (NRC Institute for Information Technology)
Caroline Sporleder (University of Edinburgh)
Nicola Stokes (University of Melbourne)
Matthew Stone (Rutgers)
Keh-Yih Su (Behavior Design Corporation, Taiwan)
Marc Swerts (Tilburg)
Joel Tetreault (Pittsburgh)
Simone Teufel (Cambridge)
Leonoor van der Beek (Groningen)
Richard Wicentowski (Swarthmore College)
Florian Wolf (FW Consulting, Germany)
Zhu Zhang (University of Arizona)
Michele Banko (University of Washington)
Colin Bannard (University of Edinburgh)
John Blitzer (University of Pennsylvania)
Phil Blunsom (University of Melbourne)
Chris Callison-Burch (University of Edinburgh)
Xavier Carreras (Technical University of Catalonia (UPC))
Yee Seng Chan (National University of Singapore)
Trevor Cohn (University of Melbourne)
Tiphaine Dalmas (University of Edinburgh)
Hal Daume III (USC/ISI)
Etienne Denoual (ATR)
Elena Filatova (Columbia University)
Erin Fitzgerald (Johns Hopkins University)
Michael Fleischman (MIT)
Ulrich Germann (Toronto)
Teg Grenager (Stanford University)
Declan Groves (Dublin City University)
Kristy Hollingshead (OGI/Oregon Health & Sci University)
Matthew Lease (Brown University)
Maria Liakata (University of Wales)
Gideon Mann (Johns Hopkins University)
Ryan McDonald (University of Pennsylvania)
Ani Nenkova (Columbia University)
Leif Nielsen (King's College)
Bo Pang (Cornell)
Jean-Philippe Prost (Macquarie University)
Sarah Schwarm (University of Washington)
Libin Shen (University of Pennsylvania)
Yihai Shen (HKUST)
Rion Snow (Stanford University)
Charles Sutton (Univ of Massachussetts, Amherst)
Paola Virga (Johns Hopkins University)
Stephen Wan (Macquarie University)
Ben Wellington (NYU)
Theresa Wilson (University of Pittsburgh)
Richard Zens (RWTH Aachen)
Hao Zhang (University of Rochester)
Bing Zhao (CMU)