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Linguistic Distances

WORKSHOP PROGRAM

Sunday, July 23, 2006

8:45–9:00Opening Remarks:
Linguistic Distances
John Nerbonne and Erhard Hinrichs
 Session 1: Semantics I
9:00–10:00Invited Talk:
Semantic Similarity: What for?
Ido Dagan
10:00–10:30Similarity Judgments: Philosophical, Psychological and Mathematical Investigations
Claude St-Jacques and Caroline Barrière
10:30–11:00Break
 Session 2: Semantics II
11:00–11:30Automatically Creating Datasets for Measures of Semantic Relatedness
Torsten Zesch and Iryna Gurevych
11:30–12:00Comparison of Similarity Models for the Relation Discovery Task
Ben Hachey
12:00–12:30Sentence Comparison Using Robust Minimal Recursion Semantics and an Ontology
Rebecca Dridan and Francis Bond
12:30–14:00Lunch
 Session 3: Pronunciation and Language Variation
14:00–14:30Evaluation of Several Phonetic Similarity Algorithms on the Task of Cognate Identification
Grzegorz Kondrak and Tarek Sherif
14:30–15:00Evaluation of String Distance Algorithms for Dialectology
Wilbert Heeringa, Charlotte Gooskens, Peter Kleiweg and John Nerbonne
15:00–15:30Study of Some Distance Measures for Language and Encoding Identification
Anil Kumar Singh
15:30–16:00Break
 Session 4: Syntax
16:00–16:30Towards Case-Based Parsing: Are Chunks Reliable Indicators for Syntax Trees?
Sandra Kübler
16:30–17:00A Measure of Aggregate Syntactic Distance
John Nerbonne and Wybo Wiersma
17:00–17:30A Structural Similarity Measure
Petr Homola and Vladislav Kuboň
17:30–18:00Variants of Tree Similarity in a Question Answering Task
Martin Emms
 Reserve Paper
 Total Rank Distance and Scaled Total Rank Distance: Two Alternative Metrics in Computational Linguistics
Anca Dinu and Liviu P. Dinu