MultiLing 2013: Program

Friday August 9, 2013
09:00    Introduction by the Organizers
09:05    Session 1 - Data Contribution and Exploitation
09:05    Session 1 - Multi-document multilingual summarization corpus preparation, Part 1: Arabic, English, Greek, Chinese, Romanian
Lei Li(1),  Corina Forascu(2),  Mahmoud El-Haj(3),  George Giannakopoulos(4)
(1)Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, (2)RACAI, Romania and UAIC, Romania, (3)Lancaster University, (4)NCSR Demokritos & SciFY NPC
09:35    Session 1 - Multi-document multilingual summarization corpus preparation, Part 2: Czech, Hebrew and Spanish
Michael Elhadad(1),  Sabino Miranda-Jiménez(2),  Josef Steinberger(3),  George Giannakopoulos(4)
(1)Ben-Gurion Univ. in the Negev, Israel, (2)Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico, (3)University of West Bohemia, (4)NCSR Demokritos & SciFY NPC
10:05    Session 2 - Multi-document Summarization
10:05    Session 2 - Multi-document multilingual summarization and evaluation tracks in ACL 2013 MultiLing Workshop
George Giannakopoulos
NCSR Demokritos & SciFY NPC
10:30    Coffee break
11:00    Session 2 - ACL 2013 MultiLing Pilot Overview
Jeff Kubina(1),  John Conroy(2),  Judith Schlesinger(2)
(1)United States Department of Defense, (2)IDA Center for Computing Sciences
11:30    Session 2 - CIST System Report for ACL MultiLing 2013 -- Track 1: Multilingual Multi-document Summarization
Lei Li,  Wei Heng,  Jia Yu,  Yu Liu,  Shuhong Wan
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
11:50    Session 2 - Multilingual Multi-Document Summarization with POLY2
Marina Litvak and Natalia Vanetik
Shamoon College of Engineering
12:10    Session 2 - The UWB Summariser at Multiling-2013
Josef Steinberger
University of West Bohemia
12:30    Lunch break
14:00    Invited Talk: Natural Language Processing for Analyzing Collective Discourse, Dragomir R. Radev, University of Michigan
15:00    Session 2 - Multilingual Summarization: Dimensionality Reduction and a Step Towards Optimal Term Coverage
John Conroy(1),  Sashka T. Davis(1),  Jeff Kubina(2),  Yi-Kai Liu(3),  Dianne P. O'Leary(4),  Judith D Schlesinger(1)
(1)IDA Center for Computing Sciences, (2)Department of Defense, (3)NIST, (4)University of Maryland and NIST
15:30    Coffee break
16:00    Session 2 - Using a Keyness Metric for Single and Multi Document Summarisation
Mahmoud El-Haj and Paul Rayson
Lancaster University
16:20    Session 3 - Single-document Summarization
16:20    Session 3 - Multilingual summarization system based on analyzing the discourse structure at MultiLing 2013
Daniel Anechitei and Eugen Ignat
„Alexandru Ioan Cuza“ University of Iasi, Faculty of Computer Science
16:40    Session 3 - Multilingual Single-Document Summarization with MUSE
Marina Litvak(1) and Mark Last(2)
(1)Shamoon College of Engineering, (2)Ben Gurion University
17:00    Closing Discussion


Keynote Speaker

Dragomir R. Radev, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Title: Natural Language Processing for Analyzing Collective Discourse

Dragomir R. Radev is an Associate Professor, School of Information, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Department of Linguistics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

He joined U-M from IBM's TJ Watson Research Center in Hawthorne, NY. While at IBM, Dragomir was also an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University in New York City.

Dr. Radev has a PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University.

Recent related publications:

  • Vahed Qazvinian, Dragomir R. Radev, Saif Mohammad, Bonnie Dorr, David Zajic, Michael Whidby, and Taesun Moon. Generating extractive summaries of scientific paradigms. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 2013. 
  • Amjad abu Jbara and Dragomir R. Radev. Coherent citation-based summarization of scientific papers. In Proceedings of ACL 2011, Portland, Oregon, 2011.
  • Vahed Qazvinian and Dragomir R. Radev. Identifying non-explicit citing sentences for citation-based summarization. In Proceedings of ACL 2010, Uppsala, Sweden, 2010.
  • Vahed Qazvinian, Dragomir R. Radev, and Arzucan Özgür. Citation summarization through keyphrase extraction. In COLING 2010, Beijing, China, 2010. 
  • Ahmed Hassan, Dragomir R. Radev, Junghoo Cho, and Amruta Joshi. Content based recommendation and summarization in the blogosphere. In Proceedings of ICWSM 2009, San Jose, CA, 2009.