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[eu_members at aclweb dot org] England: Coling 2008 Workshop: MMIES2: Multi-source, Multilingual Information Extraction and Summarization -- Call for Participation

First Call for Participation

2nd Multi-source, Multilingual Information Extraction and Summarization


Workshop to be held in conjunction with

*** COLING 2008 ***
The 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics

Manchester, 18-22 August, 2008


The objective of The 2nd MMIES Workshop: Multi-source, Multilingual 
Information Extraction and Summarization is to bring together 
researchers and practitioners in the areas of extraction, summarization, 
and other information access technologies, to discuss recent approaches 
to multi-source and multi-lingual challenges. Approaches to coping with 
the idiosyncratic nature of the new Web2.0 media are especially welcome, 
including: mixed input, new jargon, ungrammatical and mixed-language 
input, and emotional discourse.


Robert Gaizauskas (University of Sheffield)


9:30–10:30 Invited speaker: Robert Gaizauskas
Generating Image Captions using Topic Focused Multi-document Summarization

10:30-11:00 BREAK

*** 11:00 – 12:30 Named entity and lexical resources for IE and 
11:00-11:30 Learning to match Names Across Languages (Inderjeet Mani, 
Alex Yeh and Sherri Condon)
11:30-12:00 Automatic Construction of Domain-specific Dictionaries on 
Sparse Parallel Corpora in the Nordic Languages (Sumithra Velupillai and 
Hercules Dalianis)
12:00-12:30 Graph-Based Keyword Extraction for Single-Document 
Summarization (Marina Litvak and Mark Last)

12:30-2:00 LUNCH

*** 2:00 – 3:30 Multi-document summarization
2:00-2:30 MultiSum: Query-Based Multi-Document Summarization (Mike 
Rosner and Carl Camilleri)
2:30-3:00 Mixed-Source Multi-Document Speech-to-Text Summarization 
(Ricardo Ribeiro and David Martins de Matos)
3:00:-3:30 Evaluating automatically generated user-focused 
multi-document summaries for geo-referenced images (Ahmet Aker and 
Robert Gaizauskas)

3:30-4:00 BREAK

*** 4:00 – 5:00 Applications
4:00-4:30 Licking inking similar news over time and across languages 
(Bruno Pouliquen, Olivier Deguernel and Ralf Steinberger)
4:30-5:00 Automatic Annotation of Bibliographical References with Target 
Language (Harald Hammarström)
5:00-5:30 Open discussion


* Sivaji Bandyopadhyay (Jadavpur University, India)
* Thierry Poibeau (CNRS / Université Paris 13, France)
* Horacio Saggion (University of Sheffield, UK)
* Roman Yangarber (University of Helsinki, Finland)


* Javier Artiles (UNED, Spain)
* Kalina Bontcheva (University of Sheffield, UK)
* Nathalie Colineau (CSIRO, Australia)
* Nigel Collier (NII, Japan)
* Hercules Dalianis (KTH/Stockholm University, Sweden)
* Thierry Declerk (DFKI, Germany)
* Michel Généreux (LIPN-CNRS, France)
* Julio Gonzalo (UNED, Spain)
* Brigitte Grau (LIMSI-CNRS, France)
* Ralph Grishman (New York University, USA)
* Kentaro Inui (NAIST, Japan)
* Min-Yen Kan (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
* Guy Lapalme (University of Montreal, Canada)
* Diana Maynard (University of Sheffield, UK)
* Jean-Luc Minel (Modyco-CNRS, France)
* Constantin Orasan (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
* Cecile Paris (CSIRO, Australia)
* Maria Teresa Pazienza (University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, Italy)
* Bruno Pouliquen (European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Italy)
* Patrick Saint-Dizier (IRIT-CNRS, France)
* Agnes Sandor (Xerox XRCE, France)
* Satoshi Sekine (New York University, USA)
* Ralf Steinberger (European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Italy)
* Stan Szpakowicz (University of Ottawa, Canada)
* Lucy Vanderwende (Microsoft Research, USA)
* José Luis Vicedo (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)