Program | Abstracts

Room TZ 3, TIAS-Nimbas Building (T), Tilburg University Campus

9.30 - 10.00 Coffee
10.00 - 11.00 Invited talk: Lluís Màrquez (Departament de Llenguatges i Sistemes Informàtics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain)

Approaches and Evaluation of Automatic Systems for Semantic Role Labeling: Experiences at CoNLL and SemEval

11.00 - 11.15 Coffee break
11.15 - 12.00 Gerwert Stevens (GridLine B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and Paola Monachesi (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics, Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Pioneering approach to Dutch semantic role labeling

12.00 - 12.45 Roser Morante (ILK Research Group, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands)

Dependency-based semantic role labeling

12.45 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.45 Sander Canisius (ILK Research Group, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands)

Memory-based dependency parsing with constraint satisfaction inference

14.45 - 15.30 Khalil Sima'an (Institute for Logic, Language & Computation, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Statistical parsing: New challenges and application perspectives

15.30 - 15.45 Coffee
15.45 - 16.30 Menno van Zaanen (ILK Research Group, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands)

Unsupervised Learning: Syntax or Semantics?

16.30 - 17.15 Walter Daelemans (Centre for Dutch Language and Speech, Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium)

Domain Adaptation in Memory-Based Shallow Parsing

Call for partitipation

The ILK Research group and the Communication and Information Sciences Department of the Faculty of Humanities of Tilburg University kindly invite you to participate in the Workshop on Parsing and Semantic Role Labeling.

The intrinsically related tasks of parsing and semantic role labeling are well-studied tasks in computational linguistics; the interest in them has been invigorated in recent years by the carefully defined CoNLL Shared Task competitions on both tasks, and the recent SemEval competition.

In this workshop we bring together researchers who apply machine learning techniques to parsing and/or semantic role labeling. While most of the work reported in the literature focuses on English, a part of this workshop is aimed at reporting and discussing results obtained for Spanish and Dutch. As for parsing, supervised and unsupervised approaches to parsing will be discussed. Semantic role labeling systems based both on constituents and dependency syntax will be presented. Another focus of discussion will be on the interrelation between parsing and semantic role labeling: how essential is parsing for semantic role labeling?

Entrance is free. We kindly ask you to register by sending an email to stating that you wish to participate, before February 19, 2008.



For travelling directions to Tilburg University, see this page (English version). The workshop is held in room TZ 3, on the ground floor of the Tias-Nimbas Building, the building "T" on this map.




Last update: Thu Jan 16 2008