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Proceedings of CoNLL-2008

The Twelfth Conference on Natural Language Learning (CoNLL-2008) was held on August 16-17, 2008 in association with Coling 2008 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Paper copies of these proceedings can be ordered from the Association for Computational Linguistics, 209 N. Eighth Street East Stroudsburg, PA 18360 USA, phone: +1-570-476-8006, fax: +1-570-476-0860, e-mail: acl@aclweb.org , www: www.aclweb.org

The editors of these proceedings are Alex Clark and Kristina Toutanova.

The proceedings contains come front matter which includes the preface [pdf]

CoNLL-2008 Talks

Climbing the Tower of Babel: Advances in Unsupervised Multilingual Learning
Regina Barzilay

Is Language Shaped By the Brain?
Nick Chater

CoNLL-2008 Papers

Semantic Parsing for High-Precision Semantic Role Labelling
Paola Merlo and Gabriele Musillo

TAG, Dynamic Programming, and the Perceptron for Efficient, Feature-Rich Parsing
Xavier Carreras, Michael Collins and Terry Koo

A Fast Boosting-based Learner for Feature-Rich Tagging and Chunking
Tomoya Iwakura and Seishi Okamoto

Linguistic features in data-driven dependency parsing
Lilja Øvrelid

Transforming Meaning Representation Grammars to Improve Semantic Parsing
Rohit Kate

Using LDA to detect semantically incoherent documents
Hemant Misra, Olivier Cappe and Francois Yvon

Picking them up and Figuring them out: Verb-Particle Constructions, Noise and Idiomaticity
Carlos Ramisch, Aline Villavicencio, Leonardo Moura and Marco Idiart

Fast Mapping in Word Learning: What Probabilities Tell Us
Afra Alishahi, Afsaneh Fazly and Suzanne Stevenson

Improving Word Segmentation by Simultaneously Learning Phonotactics
Daniel Blanchard and Jeffrey Heinz

A MDL-based Model of Gender Knowledge Acquisition
Harmony Marchal, Benoît Lemaire, Maryse Bianco and Philippe Dessus

Baby SRL: Modeling Early Language Acquisition.
Michael Connor, Yael Gertner, Cynthia Fisher and Dan Roth

An Incremental Bayesian Model for Learning Syntactic Categories
Christopher Parisien, Afsaneh Fazly and Suzanne Stevenson

Fully Unsupervised Graph-Based Discovery of General-Specific Noun Relationships from Web Corpora Frequency Counts
Gaël Dias, Raycho Mukelov and Guillaume Cleuziou

Acquiring Knowledge from the Web to be used as Selectors for Noun Sense Disambiguation
Hansen A. Schwartz and Fernando Gomez

Automatic Chinese Catchword Extraction Based on Time Series Analysis
Han Ren, Donghong Ji, Jing Wan and Lei Han

Easy as ABC? Facilitating Pictorial Communication via Semantically Enhanced Layout
Andrew B. Goldberg, Xiaojin Zhu, Charles R. Dyer, Mohamed Eldawy and Lijie Heng

A Nearest-Neighbor Approach to the Automatic Analysis of Ancient Greek Morphology
John Lee

Context-based Arabic Morphological Analysis for Machine Translation
Thuy Linh Nguyen and Stephan Vogel

A Tree-to-String Phrase-based Model for Statistical Machine Translation
Thai Phuong Nguyen, Akira Shimazu, Tu Bao Ho, Minh Le Nguyen and Vinh Van Nguyen

Trainable Speaker-Based Referring Expression Generation
Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio, Amanda Stent and Srinivas Bangalore

CoNLL-X Shared Task Papers

The CoNLL 2008 Shared Task on Joint Parsing of Syntactic and Semantic Dependencies
Mihai Surdeanu, Richard Johansson, Adam Meyers, Lluís Màrquez and Joakim Nivre

A Latent Variable Model of Synchronous Parsing for Syntactic and Semantic Dependencies
James Henderson, Paola Merlo, Gabriele Musillo and Ivan Titov

Dependency-based Syntactic–Semantic Analysis with PropBank and NomBank
Richard Johansson and Pierre Nugues

A Joint Model for Parsing Syntactic and Semantic Dependencies
Xavier Lluís and Lluís Màrquez

Collective Semantic Role Labelling with Markov Logic
Sebastian Riedel and Ivan Meza-Ruiz

Hybrid Learning of Dependency Structures from Heterogeneous Linguistic Resources
Yi Zhang, Rui Wang and Hans Uszkoreit

Parsing Syntactic and Semantic Dependencies with Two Single-Stage Maximum Entropy Models
Hai Zhao and Chunyu Kit

A Combined Memory-Based Semantic Role Labeler of English
Roser Morante, Walter Daelemans and Vincent Van Asch

A Puristic Approach for Joint Dependency Parsing and Semantic Role Labeling
Alexander Volokh and Günter Neumann

Discriminative Learning of Syntactic and Semantic Dependencies
Lu Li, Shixi Fan, Xuan Wang and Xiaolong Wang

Discriminative vs. Generative Approaches in Semantic Role Labeling
Deniz Yuret, Mehmet Ali Yatbaz and Ahmet Engin Ural

A Pipeline Approach for Syntactic and Semantic Dependency Parsing
Yotaro Watanabe, Masakazu Iwatate, Masayuki Asahara and Yuji Matsumoto

Semantic Dependency Parsing using N-best Semantic Role Sequences and Roleset Information
Joo-Young Lee, Han-Cheol Cho and Hae-Chang Rim

A Cascaded Syntactic and Semantic Dependency Parsing System
Wanxiang Che, Zhenghua Li, Yuxuan Hu, Yongqiang Li, Bing Qin, Ting Liu and Sheng Li

The Integration of Dependency Relation Classification and Semantic Role Labeling Using Bilayer Maximum Entropy Markov Models
Weiwei Sun, Hongzhan Li and Zhifang Sui

Mixing and Blending Syntactic and Semantic Dependencies
Yvonne Samuelsson, Oscar Täckström, Sumithra Velupillai, Johan Eklund, Mark Fishel and Markus Saers

Dependency Tree-based SRL with Proper Pruning and Extensive Feature Engineering
Hongling Wang, Honglin Wang, Guodong Zhou and Qiaoming Zhu

DeSRL: A Linear-Time Semantic Role Labeling System
Massimiliano Ciaramita, Giuseppe Attardi, Felice Dell’Orletta and Mihai Surdeanu

Probabilistic Model for Syntactic and Semantic Dependency Parsing
Enhong Chen, Liu Shi and Dawei Hu

Applying Sentence Simplification to the CoNLL-2008 Shared Task
David Vickrey and Daphne Koller

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