DAARC2011 Program

All paper abstracts can be found in the booklet of abstracts.

The selected best papers of DAARC 2011 have been published in the LNCS series of Springer Publisher and you can obtain the book here.

Day 1, Thursday, October 6

8h30 - 9h30 Registration and check-in

9h30 - 10h30 Invited talk Emiel Krahmer (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
Producing Referring Expressions:
Combining Empirical and Computational Approaches to Reference

10h30 - 11h00 Coffee break

11h00 - 12h30

Room A

Multiobjective Simulated Annealing based Approach for Feature Selection in Anaphora Resolution
Asif Ekbal*, Sriparna Saha*, Olga Uryupina** and Massimo Poesio*** (*Indian Inst of Technology Patna, India; **Univ of Trento, Italy, ***Univ Essex, UK)

Effects of Reference Form on Frequency of Mention and Rate of Pronominalization
Sofiana Chiriacescu (Univ of Stuttgart, Germany)

Leveraging different meronym discovery methods for bridging resolution in French
Emmanuel Lassalle and Pascal Denis (Univ Paris 7, INRIA, France)

Room B

Abstract anaphors in appositive relative clauses in Romanian
Emil Ionescu (Univ Bucharest, Romania)

Who are they? On the reference of collective "ils" ("they") in French
Laure Anne Johnsen (Univ Neuch√Ętel and Univ Fribourg, Switzerland)

Indexicals and the act of referring: How context constrains and is modified via deictic, anadeictic and anaphoric reference
Francis Cornish (Univ Toulouse-Le Mirail, France)

12h30 - 14h30 Lunch

14h30 - 16h00

Room A

The choice between verbal anaphora in discourse
Philip Miller (Univ Paris 7 Diderot, France)

Nominal Associative Anaphors - A Text-Based Analysis at the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface
Nicolas Kimm and Christian Horn(Heinrich-Heine-Univ Düsseldorf, Germany)

On the interaction between semantics and discourse coherence constraints
Daniel Altshuler (Swarthmore College, USA)

Room B

Perspective in the processing of the Chinese reflexive ziji: ERP evidence
Petra Schumacher and Linlin Sun (Univ of Mainz, Germany)

Semantic and Structural Constraints on the Resolution of Ambiguous Personal Pronouns - A Psycholinguistic Study
Miriam Ellert and Anke Holler (Univ of Göttingen, Germany)

Taking a look beneath the surface: Effects of processing depth on pronoun interpretation
Elsi Kaiser and Monica Do (Univ of Southern California, USA)

16h00 - 16h30 Coffee break

16h30 - 18h00

Room A Poster session

Querying and visualizing coreference annotation in multi-layer corpora
Christian Chiarcos and Julia Ritz (Univ Potsdam, Germany)

A Framework for reference resolution exploiting the givenness hierarchy and semantic roles
Shana Watters (Augsburg College, USA)

Rule-based coreference resolution module for Polish
Maciej Ogrodniczuk and Mateusz Kopeć (Polish Academy of Science, Poland)

Resolution of anaphoric and exophoric definite referring expressions in a situated language environment
Ian Kenny* and Christian Huyck** (*De Montfort Univ, **Middlesex Univ, UK)

Protagonism as a factor affecting referential choice in discourse
Anastasia Linnik and Grigoriy Dobrov (Lomonosov Moscow State Univ, Russia)

Room B

Exploring the lexical and acoustic consequences of referential predictability
Elsi Kaiser, David Cheng-Huan Li and Edward Holsinger (Univ of Southern California, USA)

The cataphoric potential of indefinites in German
Annika Deichsel and Klaus von Heusinger (Univ of Stuttgart, Germany)

Reaction time data reveal variation in reference assignment processes in Germanic languages
Esther Ruigendijk* and Petra Schumacher** (*Univ of Oldenburg, **Univ of Mainz, Germany)

20h30 Conference dinner

Day 2, Friday, October 7

9h00 - 10h30

Room A

Analysis and reference resolution of bridge anaphora across different text genres
Iris Hendrickx*, Orphee De Clerq** and Veronique Hoste** (*Univ of Lisbon, Portugal; **Univ College Ghent, Belgium)

NADA: A robust system for non-referential pronoun detection
Shane Bergsma and David Yarowsky (Johns Hopkins Univ, USA)

Resolving noun phrase coreference in Czech
Michal Novák and Zdeněk Žabokrtský (Charles Univ, Czech Republik)

Room B

Clitics in Spanish Agrammatic aphasia. A Study of the Production of Unaccusative, Reflexive and Object Clitics
Sara Sanchez-Alonso*, Silvia Martinez-Ferreiro** and Roelien Bastiaanse*** (*Yale University, USA, **Univ Pompeu Fabra, Spain; ***Univ of Groningen, The Netherlands)

Inter- and Intra-Clausal Pronoun Resolution
Jeffrey Runner* and Elsi Kaiser** (*Univ Rochester, **Univ of Southern California, USA)

The Discourse Structuring Potential of Definite Noun Phrases in Natural Discourse
Sofiana Chiriacescu and Klaus von Heusinger (Univ of Stuttgart, Germany)

10h30 - 11h00 Coffee break

11h00 - 12h30

Room A

Can projected chains in parallel corpora help coreference resolution?
José Guilherme Camargo de Souza and Constantin Orasan (Univ of Wolverhampton, UK)

Improve relation extraction with anaphora in Italian
Fabio Celli and Massimo Poesio (Univ of Trento, Italy)

Resolution of Pronominal Anaphors using Linear and Tree CRFs
Sobha Lalitha Devi, Vijay Sundar Ram and Pattabhi R K Rao (AU-KBC Research Centre, India)

Room B

Anaphora and gestures in multimodal communication
Costanza Navarretta (Univ Copenhagen, Denmark)

Coreference and anaphoric annotations for spontaneous speech corpora in French
Emmanuel Schang*, Aurore Boyer**, Judith Muzerelle**, Jean-Yves Antoine**, Iris Eshkol* and Denis Maurel** (*Univ Orleans, **Univ Tours, France)

Abstract Anaphors in German and English
Stefanie Dipper*, Christine Rieger**, Melanie Seiss** and Heike Zinsmeister** (*Ruhr Univ Bochum, **Univ of Konstanz, Germany)

12h30 - 14h30 Lunch

14h30 - 15h30 Invited talk Maria Mercedes Piñango (Yale University, USA)
Pronominal Resolution, Dependencies and the Architecture of the Linguistic Brain

15h30 - 16h00 Coffee break

16h00 - 18h00 Tutorial BART Multilingual Anaphora Resolution System
Olga Uryupina* and Massimo Poesio** (*Univ of Trento, Italy, **Univ Essex, UK)