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ACL 2010 Workshop - TextGraphs-5: Graph-based Methods for Natural Language Processing





Workshop Location: Uppsala, Sweden

Workshop Date: July 16th, 2010

Workshop Website: http://www.textgraphs.org/ws10/


Important Dates

June 15, 2010     Deadline Early registration on-line

July 2, 2010         Deadline Late registration on-line

July 11, 2010       On-site registration opens

July 16, 2010       TextGraphs-5 Workshop


Workshop program: http://www.textgraphs.org/ws10/schedule.html

Invited talk: “Spectral Approaches to Learning in the Graph Domain” by Edwin Hancock, University of York, UK




TextGraphs is at its fifth edition! This shows that two seemingly distinct disciplines, graph theoretic models and computational linguistics, are in fact intimately connected with a large variety of Natural Language Processing (NLP) applications adopting efficient and elegant solutions from graph-theoretical framework.


The TextGraphs workshop series addresses a broad spectrum of research areas by bringing together specialists working on theoretical foundations of graph-based methods with researchers studying graph-based models and algorithms for natural language processing and computational linguistics. This workshop series is aimed at fostering an exchange of ideas by facilitating a discussion about both  techniques and theoretical justification of empirical results among the NLP community members. This interaction is vital to the further progress of graph-based NLP applications and possibly will result in a deeper understanding of the involved theoretical principles.




Invited Talk



Textgraphs-5 is pleased to have an invited talk by Edwin R. Hancock, Professor of Computer Vision at the Department of Computer Science at the University of York.  In his talk, "Spectral approaches to learning in the graph domain", Prof. Hancock will motivate and discuss graph-spectral algorithms that can be applied to solve the many different problems inherent to graphs, drawing examples from computer vision research.



Special Theme



We have a session dedicated to the special theme in TextGraphs-5, "Graph Methods for Opinion Analysis". The aim is to bring together researchers from graph theory and opinion analysis in order to enable cross-fertilization of ideas. We hope that this will help to shape future directions for ambitious opinion analysis research and provide new challenges and motivation for research in graph algorithms.



Accepted Papers



In addition to papers on our special theme, presentations will include papers on spectral approaches, graph methods for lexical similarity, algorithms for lexical clustering and disambiguation, and graphical approaches for clustering languages and dialects. More details on the accepted papers can be obtained on TextGraphs-5 website (http://www.textgraphs.org/ws10/). The program is available on http://acl2010.org/workshops.html#ws08.



Organizing Committee



Carmen Banea, University of North Texas, US

Alessandro Moschitti, University of Trento, Italy

Swapna Somasundaran, University of Pittsburgh, US

Fabio Massimo Zanzotto, University of Rome, Italy



Program Committee



Andras Csomai, Google Inc.

Andrea Esuli, Italian National Research Council

Andrea Passerini, Trento University, Italy

Andrew Goldberg, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Animesh Mukherjee, ISI Foundation, Turin, Italy

Carlo Strapparava, Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica

Dragomir R. Radev, University of Michigan

Eduard Hovy, Information Sciences Institute

Fabrizio Sebastiani, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologia dell’Informazione

Giuseppe Carenini, University of British Columbia

Hiroya Takamura, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Lillian Lee, Cornell University

Lise Getoor, University of Maryland

Lluis Marquez Villodre, Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya

Michael Gamon, Microsoft Research, Redmond

Michael Strube, EML research

Monojit Choudhury, Microsoft Research, India

Richard Johansson, Trento University

Robero Basili, University of Rome, Italy

Roi Blanco, Yahoo!, Barcelona

Smaranda Muresan, Rutgers University

Sofus Macskassy, Fetch Technologies El Segundo, CA

Stefan Siersdorfer, L3S Research Center, Hannover, Germany

Theresa Wilson, University of Edinburgh

Thomas Gartner, Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems

Ulf Brefeld, Yahoo!

Veselin Stoyanov, Cornell University

William Cohen, Carnegie Mellon University

Xiaojin Zhu, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Yejin Choi, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY