GEMS
GEometrical Models of Natural Language Semantics
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PROGRAM

8:50 - 9:00Welcome
9:00 - 9:50Invited Talk:
Patrick Pantel
"Lexical Semantics in the Prime Time: Applications to Web Search"

Session 1
9:50 - 10:15Marco Baroni and Alessandro Lenci
One distributional memory, many semantic spaces
10:15 - 10:40Yves Peirsman and Dirk Speelman
Word Space Models of Lexical Variation

10:40 - 11:00Coffee break

Session 2
11:00 - 11:25Klaus Rothenhausler and Hinrich Schuetze
Unsupervised Classification with Dependency Based Word Spaces
11:25 - 11:50Lidan Zhang and Kwok-Ping Chan
A Study of Convolution Tree Kernel with Local Alignment
11:50 - 12:15Amaš Herdagdelen and Marco Baroni
BagPack: A general framework to represent semantic relations
12:15 - 12:45SHORT PRESENTATIONS :
 Fridolin Wild, Bernhard Hoisl and Gaston Burek
Positioning for Conceptual Development using Latent Semantic Analysis
 Ruslan Mitkov, Le An Ha, Andrea Varga and Luz Rello
Semantic similarity: which is the best method to compute it?
Extrinsic evaluation based on the choice of distractors in multiple-choice tests

12:45 - 13:45Lunch break

Session 3
13:45 - 14:10Katrin Erk and Sebastian Pado
Paraphrase assessment in structured vector space: Exploring parameters and datasets
14:10 - 14:35Francesca Fallucchi and Fabio Massimo Zanzotto
SVD Feature Selection for Probabilistic Taxonomy Learning
14:35 - 15:00Andreas Vlachos, Anna Korhonen and Zoubin Ghahramani
Unsupervised and Constrained Dirichlet Process Mixture Models for Verb Clustering
15:00 - 15:25Tim Van de Cruys
A Non-negative Tensor Factorization Model for Selectional Preference Induction
15:25 - 16:00SHORT PRESENTATIONS :
 Beate Dorow, Florian Laws, Lukas Michelbacher, Christian Scheible and Jason Utt
A Graph-Theoretic Algorithm for Automatic Extension of Translation Lexicons
 Mona Diab and Madhav Krishna
Handling Sparsity for Verb Noun Multi-Word Expression Token Classification

16:00 - 16:30Coffee break

Session 4
16:30 - 16:55Eyal Sagi, Stefan Kaufmann and Brady Clark
Semantic Density Analysis: Comparing word meaning across time and phonetic space
16:55 - 17:20Daoud Clarke
Context-theoretic Semantics for Natural Language: an Overview

17:20 - 17:45Panel
17:45 - 18:00Best Paper