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[eu_members at aclweb dot org] California: NAACL HLT 2010 Young Investigators Workshop -- Call for Participation

Call for Participation

NAACL HLT Young Investigators Workshop
on Computational Approaches to Languages of the Americas

Workshop date: Sunday, June 6, 2010
Location: Millenium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Early registration through May 9, 2010
Late registration through May 23, 2010

This workshop brings together researchers in Natural Language
Processing and Computational Linguistics from across the Americas.
There will be oral and poster presentations by researchers from
a diverse range of countries, including Brazil, Argentina, Colombia,
Uruguay, Mexico, and Costa Rica.

The goal of this workshop is to promote discussion and collaboration
throughout the Americas, so each presentation will specifically
address opportunities for collaboration in addition to covering their
technical material. In addition there will be a panel discussion at
end of the day designed to stimulate ideas and interaction.

If you are interested in increasing the scope of your collaborations,
or you are curious about research from all parts of the Americas,
please plan to join us for what we are sure will be a very interesting
and productive day.


Ted Pedersen and Thamar Solorio


**Sunday, June 6 2010**

8:45--9:00 : Opening Remarks

9:00--9:30 : Computational Linguistics in Brazil: An Overview
--- Thiago Pardo, Caroline Gasperin, Helena Caseli and
Maria das Gracas Nunes (BRAZIL)

9:30--10:00 : Data-driven computational linguistics at FaMAF-UNC,
--- Laura Alonso Alemany and Gabriel Infante-Lopez (ARGENTINA)

10:00--10:30 : Variable-Length Markov Models and Ambiguous Words
in Portuguese
---Fabio Natanael Kepler and Marcelo Finger (BRAZIL)

10:30--11:00 : Break

11:00--11:30 : Using Common Sense to generate culturally
contextualized Machine Translation
--- Helena de Medeiros Caseli, Bruno Akio Sugiyama and
Junia Coutinho Anacleto (BRAZIL)

11:30--12:30 : Poster Session

Human Language Technology for Text-based Analysis of Psychotherapy
Sessions in the Spanish Language
--- Horacio Saggion, Elena Stein-Sparvieri, David Maldavsky and
Sandra Szasz (ARGENTINA)

Computational Linguistics in Costa Rica: an overview
--- Jorge Antonio Leoni de Leon (COSTA RICA)

Fostering Digital Inclusion and Accessibility: The PorSimples project
for Simplification of Portuguese Texts
--- Sandra Aluisio and Caroline Gasperin (BRAZIL)

Opinion Identification in Spanish Texts
--- Aiala Rosa, Dina Wonsever and Jean-Luc Minel (URUGUAY)

A Machine Learning Approach for Recognizing Textual Entailment
in Spanish
--- Julio Castillo (ARGENTINA)

The emergence of the modern concept of introspection: a quantitative
linguistic analysis
--- Ivan Raskovsky, Diego Fernandez Slezak, Carlos Diuk and
Guillermo A. Cecchi (ARGENTINA)

Combining CBIR and NLP for Multilingual Terminology Alignment and
Cross-Language Image Indexing
--- Diego Burgos (COLOMBIA)

IRASubcat, a highly parametrizable, language independent tool for the
acquisition of verbal subcategorization information from corpus
--- Ivana Romina Altamirano and Laura Alonso Alemany (ARGENTINA)

The TermiNet Project: an Overview
--- Ariani Di Felippo (BRAZIL)

Automated Detection of Language Issues Affecting Accuracy, Ambiguity
and Verifiability in Software Requirements Written in Natural Language
--- Allan Berrocal Rojas and Elena Gabriela Barrantes Sliesarieva

Recognition and extraction of definitional contexts in Spanish for
sketching a lexical network
--- Cesar Aguilar, Olga Acosta and Gerardo Sierra (MEXICO)

12:30--2:00 : Lunch

2:00--2:30 : Computational Linguistics for helping Requirements
Elicitation: a dream about Automated Software Development
--- Carlos Mario Zapata Jaramillo (COLOMBIA)

2:30--3:00 : Text Generation for Brazilian Portuguese: the Surface
Realization Task
--- Eder Novais, Thiago Tadeu and Ivandre Paraboni (BRAZIL)

3:00--3:30 : Break

3:30--4:00 : Dialogue Systems for Virtual Environments
--- Luciana Benotti, Paula Estrella and Carlos Areces (ARGENTINA)

4:00--5:00 : PANEL : Challenges and Opportunities for Conducting
Research and Forming Collaborations in the Americas

--- Panelists :
Helena Caseli, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos - Brazil
Rebecca Hwa, University of Pittsburgh - USA
Gabriel Infante-Lopez, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba - Argentina
Jorge Antonio Leoni de Leon, Universidad de Costa Rica
Ivandre Paraboni, Universidade de Sao Paulo - Brazil
Carlos Mario Zapata Jaramillo, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

5:00--5:30 : Concluding Discussion