ISCOL 2016

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    Date(s) - 31/05/2016
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm


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    The 2016 Israel Seminar of Computational Linguistics

    ISCOL 2016: Celebrating Alon Itai's Retirement

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016 | Butler Auditorium, Neaman Institute Technion
    (next to Taub CS building)


    The annual meeting of the Israeli Seminar on Computational Linguistics, ISCOL 2016, will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the Butler Auditorium, Neaman Institute, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. 

    Participation is free, but registration is required 
    registration: ISCOL 2016 Registration Form 
    You may enter the Technion by car, please state at the gate you are coming to the conference.
    Please park in any legal spot available. 


    Notifications of acceptance have been sent to authors. Papers will be presented as a talk  or a poster.
    Poster size is 90cmX120cm

    Program and Organization Committee

    • Roi Reichart, Technion
    • Omri Abend, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    • Idan Szpektor, Yahoo Research


    9:00 Gathering & registration


    Opening remarks
    Roi Reichart 
    Session Chair:  Yoav Goldberg  
    9:40-10:40 Syntactic Parsing of Web Queries with Question Intent
    Yuval Pinter, Roi Reichart, Idan Szpektor
    Joint Morphological Segmentation, Tagging and Dependency Parsing for Morphologically Rich Languages and Universal Dependencies
    Amir More, Reut Tsarfaty
    Broad-Coverage Semantic Parsing: A Transition-Based Approach
    Daniel Hershcovich, Omri Abend, Ari Rappoport
    10:40-11:00 Coffee break 
    Session Chair:  Roi Reichart 

    Some Questions and Challenges in (Computational) Linguistics in the 21st Century?
    Keynote speaker
    Eitan Grossman, Department of Linguistics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    Session Chair:  Omri Abend
    11:50-12:30 Semantic Named Entity Typing in the Social Media Domain
    Reuth Vexler, Einat Minkov
    On the Similarities Between Native, Non-native and Translated Texts
    Ella Rabinovich, Shuly Wintner, Noam Ordan
    12:30-14:10 Poster session and light lunch
    Special Session Celebrating Alon Itai's Retirement: Highlights in Hebrew Language Processing
    Session Chair: 
     Ido Dagan
    14:10-14:20 Greetings and reflections
    Ido Dagan, Shuly Wintner
    14:20-14:35  Hebrew Multi-Word Expressions and Their Incorporation into a Deep, Linguistically-Motivated Grammar of Hebrew
    Shuly Wintner, Nurit Melnik
    14:35-14:50 Issues in Preprocessing All of Hebrew Literature
    Moshe Koppel, Meni Adler
    Session Chair:  Reut Tsarfaty
    14:50-15:30 Improving Hypernymy Detection with an Integrated Path-based and Distributional Method
    Vered Shwartz, Yoav Goldberg, Ido Dagan
    Fine-Grained Analysis of Sentence Embeddings Using Auxiliary Prediction Tasks
    Yossi Adi, Einat Kermany, Yonatan Belinkov, Ofer Lavi, Yoav Goldberg
    15:30-15:50 Coffee break 
    Session Chair:  Idan Szpektor

    Web Question Answering Using CQA Data
    Keynote speaker
    David Carmel, Yahoo Research 

    Session Chair:  Roi Reichart
    16:30-17:10 Claim Synthesis via Predicate Recycling
    Yonatan Bilu, Noam Slonim
    Grammatical Error Correction: Machine Translation and Classifiers
    Alla Rozovskaya, Dan Roth

    Closing comments
    Omri Abend


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