17th International conference on
Applications of Natural Language Processing
to Information Systems

Groningen, The Netherlands

Important Dates

January 31, 2012Deadline for paper submission
March 15, 2012Notifications
March 31, 2012Final versions due
June 26-28, 2012Conference

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Invited Speakers

Philipp Cimiano (Semantic Computing Group, University of Bielefeld)

Bernhard Thalheim (Information Systems Engineering, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel)

Monday 25th June

18:00-19:00 Reception by the Mayor of Groningen at the "House of Province"

Tuesday 26th June

9:00-10:00 Registration & Welcome
10:00-10:30 Multi-dimensional Analysis of Political Documents (Heiner Stuckenschmidt and Caecilia Zirn)
10:30-11:00 Polarity preference of verbs: What could verbs reveal about the polarity of their objects? (Stefanos Petrakis and Manfred Klenner)
11:00-11:30 Coffee/Tea Break
11:30-12:30 Keynote: Philip Cimiano , Universitat Bielefeld
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-14:20 Polish Language Processing Chains for Multilingual Information Systems (Maciej Ogrodniczuk and Adam Przepiórkowski) Using Natural Language Processing to Improve Document Categorization with Associative Networks (Niels Bloom)
14:20-14:40 GPU-Accelerated Non-Negative Matrix Factorization for Text Mining (Volodymyr Kysenko, Karl Rupp, Oleksandr Marchenko, Siegfried Selberherr and Anatoly Anisimov) Classifying Image Galleries into a Taxonomy using Metadata and Wikipedia (Gerwin Kramer, Gosse Bouma, Dennis Hendriksen and Mathijs Homminga)
14:40-15:00 Generating SQL Queries Using Natural Language Syntactic Dependencies and Metadata (Alessandra Giordani and Alessandro Moschitti) Supervised HDP using Prior Knowledge (Boyi Xie and Rebecca Passonneau)
15:00-15:20 Two-stage named-entity recognition using averaged perceptrons (Lars Buitinck and Maarten Marx)  
15:20-15:40 Coffee/Tea Break
15:40-16:00   Blog Distillation via Sentiment-Sensitive Link Analysis (Giacomo Berardi, Andrea Esuli, Fabrizio Sebastiani and Fabrizio Silvestri)
16:00-16:20 Integrating lexical-semantic knowledge to build a public lexical ontology for Portuguese (Hugo Gonçalo Oliveira, Leticia Antón Pérez and Paulo Gomes) The Study of Informality as a Framework for Evaluating the Normalisation of Web 2.0 Texts (Alejandro Mosquera López and Paloma Moreda)
16:20-16:40 From Ontology to NL: Generation of Multilingual User-Oriented Environmental Reports (Nadjet Bouayad-Agha, Gerard Casamayor, Simon Mille, Marco Rospocher, Horacio Saggion, Luciano Serafini and Leo Wanner) Modeling Math Word Problems with Augmented Semantic Networks (Christian Liguda and Thies Pfeiffer)
16:40-17:00 Web-based Relation Extraction for the Food Domain (Michael Wiegand, Benjamin Roth and Dietrich Klakow) Performing groupization in data warehouses: Which discriminating criterion to select? (Eya Ben Ahmed, Ahlem Nabli and Faiez Gargouri)
17:30-19:00 Social Event: Boat trip through the waterways of Groningen

Wednesday 27th June

9:00-9:30 Labeling Queries for a People Search Engine (Antje Schlaf, Amit Kirschenbaum, Robert Remus and Thomas Efer)
9:30-10:00 Litmus: Generation of Test Cases from Functional Requirements in Natural Language (Anurag Dwarakanath and Shubhashis Sengupta)
10:00-10:30 Extracting Multi-document Summaries with a Double Clustering Approach (Sara Silveira and António Branco) 
10:30-11:00 Coffee/Tea Break
11:00-11:30 Developing Multilingual Text Mining Workflows in UIMA and U-Compare (Georgios Kontonatsios, Ioannis Korkontzelos and Sophia Ananiadou)
11:30-12:00 Geographic expansion of queries to improve the Geographic Information Retrieval task (José M. Perea-Ortega and L. Alfonso Ureña-López)
12:00-13:00 Keynote: Bernhard Thalheim, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:20 Improving document-level sentiment classification using contextual valence shifters (Sara Morsy and Ahmed Rafea) Towards User Modelling in the Combat Against Cyberbullying (Maral Dadvar, Roeland Ordelman, Franciska De Jong and Dolf Trieschnigg)
14:20-14:40 Comparing Different Methods for Opinion Mining in Newspaper Articles (Thomas Scholz, Stefan Conrad and Isabel Wolters) Plag-Inn: Intrinsic Plagiarism Detection using Grammar Trees (Michael Tschuggnall and Günther Specht)
14:40-15:00 Extracting Social Events Based on Timeline and Sentiment analysis in Twitter Corpus (Bayar Tsolmon, A-Rong Kwon and Kyung-Soon Lee) On the Application of Spell Correction to Improve Plagiarism Detection (Daniel Micol, Óscar Ferrández and Rafael Muñoz)
15:00-15:20 Can Text Summaries help to Predict Ratings? A Case Study of Movie Reviews (Horacio Saggion, Elena Lloret and Manuel Palomar)  
15:20-15:45 POSTER BOASTER
15:45-17:15 Coffee/Tea Break and Poster Session
19:00-22:30 Conference Dinner at Cafe de Sleutel (map)

Thursday 28th June

9:30-10:00 A Semi Supervised Learning Model for Mapping sentences to logical form with Ambiguous Supervision (Nguyen Le Minh and Akria Shimazu)
10:00-10:30 On the Effect of Stopword Removal for SMS-based FAQ Retrieval (Johannes Leveling) 
10:30-11:00 Coffee/Tea Break
11:00-11:30 Wikimantic: Disambiguation for Short Queries (Christopher Boston, Sandra Carberry and Hui Fang)


A Classifier based approach to Emotion Lexicon Construction Dipankar Das, Soujanya Poria and Sivaji Bandyopadhyay
An Experience Developing a Semantic Annotation System in a Media Group Angel Luis Garrido, Oscar Gomez, Sergio Ilarri and Eduardo Mena
Author Disambiguation Using Wikipedia-based Explicit Semantic Analysis In-Su Kang
Automatic Population of Korean Information in Linking Open Data Shin-Jae Kang and In-Su Kang
Facets of a Discourse Analysis of Safety Requirements Patrick Saint-Dizier
From Requirements to Code: Syntax-based Requirements Analysis for Data-Driven Application Development Goran Glavaš, Krešimir Fertalj and Jan Šnajder
Initial Results from a Study on Personal Semantics of Conceptual Modeling Languages Dirk Van Der Linden, Khaled Gaaloul and Wolfgang Molnar
Interacting with Data Warehouse by using a Natural Language Interface Saif Ullah, Muhammad Asif Naeem and Imran Sarwar Bajwa
Lexical knowledge acquistion using spontaneous descriptions in texts Augusta Mela, Mathieu Roche and Bekhtaoui Amine
Processing Semantic Keyword Queries for Scientific Literature brahim Ozyurt, Christopher Condit and Amarnath Gupta
Structuring Political Documents for Importance Ranking Alexander Hogenboom, Maarten Jongmans and Flavius Frasincar
Teaching business systems to agree Fred van Blommestein
Technical Term Recognition with Semi-supervised Learning Using Hierarchical Bayesian Language Models Ryo Fujii and Akito Sakurai
Towards Interrogative Types in Task-oriented Dialogue Systems Markus Berg, Antje Duesterhoeft and Bernhard Thalheim