The Sixth SIGHAN Workshop
on Chinese Language Processing

January 11-12, 2008, Hyderabad, India

Workshop Program

Sixth SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing


Friday, 11 January 2008

09:00–09:10 Opening Remarks
  Session 1: Translation and Transliteration
09:10–09:35 An Example-based Decoder for Spoken Language Machine Translation
Zhou-Jun Li, Wen-Han Chao and Yue-Xin Chen
09:35–10:00 Automatic Extraction of English-Chinese Transliteration Pairs using Dynamic Window and Tokenizer
Chengguo Jin, Seung-Hoon Na, Dong-Il Kim and Jong-Hyeok Lee
10:00–10:25 Mining Transliterations from Web Query Results: An Incremental Approach
Jin-Shea Kuo, Haizhou Li and Chih-Lung Lin
10:25–11:00 Break
  Session 2: Information Extraction and Word Sense Disambiguation
11:00–11:25 An Effective Hybrid Machine Learning Approach for Coreference Resolution
Feiliang Ren and Jingbo Zhu
11:25–11:50 Use of Event Types for Temporal Relation Identification in Chinese Text
Yuchang Cheng, Masayuki Asahara and Yuji Matsumoto
11:50–12:15 Chinese Word Sense Disambiguation with PageRank and HowNet
Jinghua Wang, Jianyi Liu and Ping Zhang
12:15–14:15 Lunch
  Session 3: Word Segmentation and Parsing
14:15–14:40 Stochastic Dependency Parsing Based on A* Admissible Search
Bor-shen Lin
14:40–15:05 Analyzing Chinese Synthetic Words with Tree-based Information and a Survey on Chinese Morphologically Derived Words
Jia Lu, Masayuki Asahara and Yuji Matsumoto
15:05–15:30 Which Performs Better on In-Vocabulary Word Segmentation: Based on Word or Character?
Zhenxing Wang, Changning Huang and Jingbo Zhu
15:30–16:00 Break
  Session 4: Bakeoff Overview and Presentations
16:00–16:20 The Fourth International Chinese Language Processing Bakeoff: Chinese Word Segmentation, Named Entity Recognition and Chinese POS Tagging
Guangjin Jin and Xiao Chen
16:20–16:40 A Two-Stage Approach to Chinese Part-of-Speech Tagging
Aitao Chen, Ya Zhang and Gordon Sun
16:40–17:00 NOKIA Research Center Beijing Chinese Word Segmentation System for the SIGHAN Bakeoff 2007
Jiang Li, Rile Hu, Guohua Zhang, Yuezhong Tang, Zhanjiang Song and Xia Wang
17:00–17:20 Chinese Word Segmentation and Named Entity Recognition Based on Conditional Random Fields
Xinnian Mao, Yuan Dong, Saike He, Sencheng Bao and Haila Wang

Saturday, 12 January 2008

  Session 5: Bakeoff Presentations
09:10–09:30 BUPT Systems in the SIGHAN Bakeoff 2007
Ying Qin, Caixia Yuan, Jiashen Sun and Xiaojie Wang
09:30–09:50 The Character-based CRF Segmenter of MSRA&NEU for the 4th Bakeoff
Zhenxing Wang, Changning Huang and Jingbo Zhu
09:50–10:10 Chinese NER Using CRFs and Logic for the Fourth SIGHAN Bakeoff
Xiaofeng Yu, Wai Lam, Shing-Kit Chan, Yiu Kei Wu and Bo Chen
10:10–10:30 Unsupervised Segmentation Helps Supervised Learning of Character Tagging for Word Segmentation and Named Entity Recognition
Hai Zhao and Chunyu Kit
10:30–11:00 Break
11:00–12:30 SIGHAN Business Meeting

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