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Program

Friday, Oct 19, 2012

9:30 - 10:00  - Registration

Session 1
10:00 - 10:15   
"I Want to Talk About, Again, My Record on Energy ...: Modeling Topic Control in Conversations using Speaker-centric Nonparameteric Topic Models"
Viet-An Nguyen, Jordan Boyd-Graber and Philip Resnik
UMCP

10:15 - 10:30
"Simulation of Pronoun Acquisition"
Naho Orita, Naomi Feldman and Jeffrey Lidz
UMCP
 

10:30 - 10:45
"Effectively Detecting Content Spam on the Web Using Topical Diversity Measures"
Cailing Dong and Bin Zhou
UMBC

10:45 - 11:00
"Experimenting with Drugs (and Topic Models): Multi-Dimensional Exploration of Recreational Drug Discussions"
Michael Paul and Mark Dredze
JHU

Session 2
11:00 - 12:00   Poster Session 1

Session 3
12:00 - 12:20   Lunch served
12:20 - 1:20    Panel
Mitch Marcus - UPenn
Chris Callison-Burch - JHU
Jack Godfrey - Government Guest Researcher, HLTCOE
Shankar Kumar - Google
Jill Burstein - ETS

1:20-1:30     - Break

Session 4
1:30 - 1:45
"Modeling Sentences in the Latent Space"
Weiwei Guo and Mona Diab
Columbia University

1:45 - 2:00
"Cluster-based Instance Consolidation For Subsequent Matching"
Jennifer Sleeman
UMBC

2:00 - 2:15
"Structured Natural Language Elicitation via Crowdsourcing: Methods and Observations"
William Yang Wang
CMU

2:15 - 2:30
"From Raw Text To Syntax: A Model of Parsing, Tagging, and Tokenization"
Alexander Rush and Slav Petrov
MIT / Google Research
        
2:30 - 3:00  - Break

Session 5
3:00 - 4:00    Breakout sessions

Session 6
4:00 - 5:00  Poster Session 2

5:00  - Adjourn
House party (close to the University; easily accessible by metro, bus, walking, or car, with plenty of parking )
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