Accepted Papers


The proceedings of the conference are available at the ACL anthology .

Best Student Paper Award

Ryan McDonald, Fernando Pereira, Kiril Ribarov and Jan HajicNon-Projective Dependency Parsing using Spanning Tree Algorithms
The award includes a prize of $2000 from IBM.
Farooq Ahmad and Greg KondrakLearning a Spelling Error Model from Search Query Logs
Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm, Dan Roth and Richard SproatEmotions from text: machine learning for text-based emotion prediction
Ion Androutsopoulos and Dimitrios GalanisA Practically Unsupervised Learning Method to Identify Single-Snippet Answers to Definition Questions on the Web
Necip Fazil Ayan, Bonnie J. Dorr and Christof MonzAlignment Link Projection using Transformation-Based Learning
Necip Fazil Ayan, Bonnie J. Dorr and Christof MonzNeurAlign: Combining Word Alignments Using Neural Networks
Alex Baron, Michael Crystal, Katherine Godfrey, Linnea Micciulla, Yvette Tenney and Ralph WeischedelA Methodology for Extrinsically Evaluating Information Extraction Performance
Regina Barzilay and Mirella LapataTo Say or Not to Say: Collective Content Selection for Concept-to-Text Generation
Steffen Bickel, Peter Haider and Tobias SchefferPredicting Sentences using N-Gram Language Models
Jeff A. Bilmes, Xiao Li, Jonathan Malkin, Kelley Kilanski, Richard Wright, Katrin Kirchhoff, Amarnag Subramanya, Susumu Harada, James A. Landay, Patricia Dowden and Howard ChizeckThe Vocal Joystick: A Voice-Based Human-Computer Interface for Individuals with Motor Impairments
Dan Bohus and Alexander RudnickyError Handling in the RavenClaw Dialog Management Architecture
Johan Bos and Katja MarkertRecognising Textual Entailment with Logical Inference
Jonathan Brown, Gwen Frishkoff and Maxine EskenaziAutomatic Question Generation for Vocabulary Assessment
Razvan C. Bunescu and Raymond J. MooneyA Shortest Path Dependency Kernel for Relation Extraction
Michael Cafarella, Doug Downey, Stephen Soderland and Oren EtzioniFast, Scalable Information Extraction from the Web
Joyce Y. Chai and Shaolin QuA Salience Driven Approach to Robust Input Interpretation in Multimodal Conversational Systems
David Chiang, Adam Lopez, Nitin Madnani, Christof Monz, Philip Resnik and Michael SubotinThe Hiero Machine Translation System: Extensions, Evaluation, and Analysis
Yejin Choi, Claire Cardie, Ellen Riloff and Siddharth PatwardhanIdentifying Sources of Opinions with Conditional Random Fields and Extraction Patterns
Brooke Cowan and Michael CollinsMorphology and Reranking for the Statistical Parsing of Spanish
Hal Daume III and Daniel MarcuA Large-Scale Exploration of Effective Global Features for a Joint Entity Detection and Tracking Model
Yonggang Deng and William ByrneHMM Word and Phrase Alignment for Statistical Machine Translation
Yongping Du, Helen Meng, Xuanjing Huang and Lide WuThe Use of Metadata, Web-derived Answer Patterns and Passage Context to Improve Reading Comprehension Performance
Amit Dubey, Frank Keller and Patrick SturtParallelism in Coordination as an Instance of Syntactic Priming: Evidence from Corpus-based Modeling
Jason Eisner, Eric Goldlust and Noah A. SmithCompiling Comp Ling: Practical Weighted Dynamic Programming and the Dyna Language
Jason Eisner and Damianos KarakosBootstrapping Without the Boot
Michael English and Peter HeemanLearning Mixed Initiative Dialog Strategies By Using Reinforcement Learning On Both Conversants
Katrin Erk and Sebastian PadoAnalyzing models for semantic role assignment using confusability
Benoit Favre, Frédéric Béchet and Pascal NocéraRobust Named Entity extraction from large spoken archives
Donghui Feng and Eduard HovyHandling Questions with Implicature
Elena Filatova and John PragerTell Me What You Do and I'll Tell You What You Are: Learning Occupation-Related Activities for Biographies
Eric Fosler-Lussier and C. Anton RyttingA Cost-Benefit Analysis of Hybrid Phone-Manner Representations for ASR
Jianfeng Gao, Peng Xu, Hao Yu and Wei YuanMinimum Sample Risk Methods for Language Modeling
Eric Garbin and Inderjeet ManiDisambiguating Toponyms in News
Dmitriy GenzelInducing a multilingual dictionary from a parallel multitext in related languages
Alfio Gliozzo and Carlo Strapparava and Ido DaganInvestigating Unsupervised Learning for Text Categorization Bootstrapping
Sharon Goldwater and David McCloskyImproving Statistical MT through Morphological Analysis
Kadri Hacioglu, Benjamin Douglas and Ying ChenDetection of Entity Mentions Occuring in English and Chinese Text
Aria D. Haghighi, Andrew Y. Ng and Chrisopher D. ManningRobust Textual Inference via Graph Matching
Tsutomu Hirao, Manabu Okumura and Hideki IsozakiKernel-based Approach for Automatic Evaluation of Natural Language Generation Technologies: Application to Automatic Summarization
Kristy Hollingshead, Seeger Fisher and Brian RoarkComparing and Combining Finite-State and Context-Free Parsers
Fei HuangCluster-specific Named Entity Transliteration
Fei Huang, Ying Zhang and Stephan VogelMining Key Phrase Translations from Web Corpora
Diana Inkpen and Alain DésiletsSemantic Similarity for Detecting Recognition Errors in Automatic Speech Transcripts
Abraham Ittcheriah and Salim RoukosA Maximum Entropy Word Aligner for Arabic-English Machine Translation
Martin JanscheMaximum Expected F-Measure Training of Logistic Regression Models
Heng Ji, David Westbrook and Ralph GrishmanUsing Semantic Relations to Refine Coreference Decisions
Jeremy G. Kahn, Matt Lease, Eugene Charniak, Mark Johnson and Mari OstendorfEffective Use of Prosody in Parsing Conversational Speech
Jun'ichi Kazama and Kentaro TorisawaSpeeding up Training with Tree Kernels for Node Relation Labeling
Stephan KepserUsing MONA for Querying Linguistic Treebanks
Dan Klein, Simon Lacoste-Julien and Ben TaskarA Discriminative Matching Approach to Word Alignment
Rob Koeling, Diana McCarthy and John CarrollDomain-Specific Sense Distributions and Predominant Sense Acquisition
Okan Kolak and Philip ResnikOCR Post-Processing for Low Density Languages
Terry Koo and Michael CollinsHidden-Variable Models for Discriminative Reranking
Vijay Krishnan, Sujatha Das and Soumen ChakrabartiStacking Support Vector Machines on Conditional Random Fields for Accurate Question Type Identification
Shankar Kumar and William ByrneLocal Phrase Reordering Models for Statistical Machine Translation
Giridhar Kumaran and James AllanUsing Names and Topics for New Event Detection
Ping Li and Kenneth W. ChurchUsing Sketches to Estimate Associations
Jimmy Lin and Dina Demner-FushmanAutomatically Evaluating Answers to Definition Questions
Lucian Vlad Lita, Monica Rogati and Alon LavieBLANC: Learning Evaluation Metrics for MT
Xiaoqiang LuoOn Coreference Resolution Performance Metrics
Xiaoqiang Luo and Imed ZitouniMulti-Lingual Coreference Resolution With Syntactic Features
Zvika Marx, Ido Dagan and Eli ShamirA Generalized Framework for Revealing Analogous Themes across Related Topics
Ryan McDonald, Koby Crammer and Fernando PereiraFlexible Text Segmentation with Structured Multilabel Classification
Ryan McDonald, Fernando Pereira, Kiril Ribarov and Jan HajicNon-Projective Dependency Parsing using Spanning Tree Algorithms
Paola Merlo and Gabriele MusilloRobust Accurate Function Parsing
Rada MihalceaUnsupervised Large-Vocabulary Word Sense Disambiguation with Graph-based Algorithms for Sequence Data Labeling
Rada Mihalcea and Carlo StrapparavaMaking Computers Laugh: Investigations in Automatic Humor Recognition
Einat Minkov, Richard Wang and William CohenExtracting Personal Names from Email: Applying Named Entity Recognition to Informal Text
Teruhisa Misu and Tatsuya KawaharaSpeech-based Information Retrieval System with Clarification Dialogue Strategy
Dan Moldovan and Adriana BadulescuA Semantic Scattering Model for the Automatic Interpretation of Genitives
Robert C. MooreA Discriminative Framework for Bilingual Word Alignment
Art Munson, Claire Cardie and Rich CaruanaOptimizing to Arbitrary NLP Metrics using Ensemble Selection
Vanessa Murdock and W. Bruce CroftImproving Sentence Retrieval with Document Smoothing and Translation Models
Preslav Nakov and Marti HearstUsing the Web as an Implicit Training Set: Application to Structural Ambiguity Resolution
Ani Nenkova, Advaith Siddharthan and Kathleen McKeownAutomatically Learning Cognitive Status for Multi-Document Summarization of Newswire
Zheng-Yu Niu, Dong-Hong Ji and Chew-Lim TanFeature Clustering for Supervised and Semi-Supervised Word Sense Disambiguation
Tadashi NomotoBayesian Learning in Text Summarization
Masayuki Okabe, Kyoji Umemura and Seiji YamadaQuery Expansion with the Minimum User Feedback by Transductive Learning
Andrew Olney and Zhiqiang CaiAn Orthonormal Basis for Topic Segmentation in Dialogue
Marian Olteanu and Dan MoldovanPP-attachment disambiguation using large context
Jahna Otterbacher, Gunes Erkan and Dragomir RadevUsing Random Walks for Question-focsed Sentence Retrieval
Sebastian Pado and Mirella LapataCross-linguistic Projection of Role-Semantic Information
Fuchun Peng, Ralph Weischedel, Ana Licuanan and Jinxi XuCombining Deep Linguistics Analysis and Surface Pattern Learning: A Hybrid Approach to Chinese Definitional Question Answering
Praharshana Perera and René WitteA Self-Learning Context-Aware Lemmatizer for German
Ana-Maria Popescu and Oren EtzioniExtracting Product Features and Opinions from Reviews
Oana Postolache, Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova and Geert-Jan M. KruijffData-driven Approaches for Information Structure Identification
Hema Raghavan and James AllanMatching Inconsistently Spelled Names in Automatic Speech Recognizer Output for Information Retrieval
Sheila M. Reynolds and Jeff A. BilmesPart-of-Speech Tagging using Virtual Evidence and Negative Training
Barbara Rosario and Marti HearstMulti-way Relation Classification: Application to Protein-Protein Interactions
Dmitri Roussinov and Weiguo FanLearning Global and Local Weighting for Information Retrieval
Dmitri Roussinov and Weiguo FanMining Context Specific Similarity Relationships Using The World Wide Web
Giorgio Satta and Enoch PesericoSome Computational Complexity Results for Synchronous Context-Free Grammars
Roser Saurí, Robert Knippen, Marc Verhagen and James PustejovskyEvita: A Robust Event Recognizer For QA Systems
Barry Schiffman and Kathleen R. McKeownContext and Learning in Novelty Detection
Helmut SchmidDisambiguation of Morphological Structure using a PCFG
Sabine Schulte im Walde and Alissa MelingerIdentifying semantic relations and functional properties of human verb associations
Holger Schwenk and Jean-Luc GauvainTraining Neural Network Language Models on Very Large Corpora
Libin Shen and Aravind K. JoshiIncremental LTAG Parsing
Yongmei Shi and Lina ZhouError Detection Using Linguistic Features
Advaith Siddharthan and Kathleen McKeownImproving Multilingual Summarization: Using Redundancy in the Input to Correct MT errors
Michel Simard, Nicola Cancedda, Bruno Cavestro, Marc Dymetman, Eric Gaussier, Cyril Goutte, Philippe Langlais, Arne Mauser and Kenji YamadaTranslating with non-contiguous phrases
Noah A. Smith, David A. Smith and Roy W. TrombleContext-Based Morphological Disambiguation with Random Fields
Ian Soboroff and Donna HarmanNovelty Detection: The TREC Experience
Caroline Sporleder and Mirella LapataDiscourse Chunking and its Application to Sentence Compression
Josef Steinberger, Mijail A. Kabadjov, Massimo Poesio and Olivia E. Sanchez-GrailletImproving LSA-based Summarization with Anaphora Resolution
Christopher M. StokoeDifferentiating Homonymy and Polysemy in Information Retrieval
Ves Stoyanov, Claire Cardie and Janyce WiebeMulti-Perspective Question Answering Using the OpQA Corpus
Mihai Surdeanu, Lluís Màrquez, Pere Comas and Jordi TurmoA Robust Combination Strategy for Semantic Role Labeling
Charles Sutton and Andrew McCallumComposition of Conditional Random Fields for Transfer Learning
Hisami Suzuki and Jianfeng GaoA Comparative Study on Language Model Adaptation Techniques Using New Evaluation Metrics
Robert S. Swier and Suzanne StevensonExploiting a Verb Lexicon in Automatic Semantic Role Labelling
Marta Tatu and Dan MoldovanA Semantic Approach to Recognizing Textual Entailment
Jörg TiedemannIntegrating linguistic knowledge in passage retrieval for question answering
Yoshimasa Tsuruoka and Jun'ichi TsujiiBidirectional Inference with the Easiest-First Strategy for Tagging Sequence Data
Nicola Ueffing and Hermann NeyWord-Level Confidence Estimation for Machine Translation using Phrase-Based Translation Models
Sriram Venkatapathy and Aravind K. JoshiMeasuring the relative compositionality of verb-noun (V-N) collocations by integrating features
David Vickrey, Luke Biewald, Mark Teyssier and Daphne KollerWord-Sense Disambiguation for Machine Translation
Ellen M. VoorheesUsing Question Series to Evaluate Question Answering System Effectiveness
Xinglong Wang and John CarrollWord Sense Disambiguation Using Sense Examples Automatically Acquired from a Second Language
Joachim Wermter and Udo HahnParadigmatic Modifiability Statistics for the Extraction of Complex Multi-Word Terms
Theresa Wilson, Janyce Wiebe and Paul HoffmannRecognizing Contextual Polarity in Phrase-Level Sentiment Analysis
Youzheng Wu, Jun Zhao, Jin Xu and Bo XuChinese Named Entity Recognition Model Based on Multiple Features
Chenhai Xi and Rebecca HwaA Backoff Model for Bootstrapping Resources for Non-English Languages
Roman Yangarber and Lauri JokipiiRedundancy-based Methods for Correction of Automatically Extracted Collections of Facts
Peng Yu, Kaijiang Chen, Lie Lu and Frank SeideSearching the Audio Notebook: Keyword Search in Recorded Conversations
Hugo Zaragoza and Chi Ho LiLearning what to Talk About in Descriptive Games
Yi Zhang and Jamie CallanCombine Multiple Forms of Evidence While Filtering
Bing Zhao, Niyu Ge and Kishore PapineniInner-Outer Bracket Models for Word Alignment using Hidden Blocks