The ARQAS Conference will be held at the University Ca' Foscari - Venice (It), 23
- 24 June, 2003.
It is directed to research people working in
the area of computational linguistics, mathematical and quantitative linguistics,
corpus linguistics and language engineering.
The official language of the conference is English.
Reference resolution algorithms are applicable for the processing of discourse and dialogue and more recently became important tools for textual Questions Answering (QA) systems or Summarization systems.
new reference resolution algorithms
reference resolution and its contribution to discourse processing
new methods for single and multi-document summarization
recent findings in the theory and practice of textual question answering
theories and formalisms for reference resolution
empirical methods in reference resolution
applications of reference resolution
multilingual and multidocument reference resolution
evaluation of reference resolution
resources used for reference resolution
reference resolution for factual questions answering
reference resolution for summarization
reference resolution for dialog processing
reference resolution for the identification of disourse relations and discourse structure
The objective of this Symposium is to bring together researchers whose work focuses on the resolution of reference in natural language and to create a forum for the presentation and discussion of their current results.
We are especially interested in the application of reference resolution to Questions Answering and Summarization and welcome papers and discussions that tackle the interactions of reference resolution with these two NLP applications.
The range of topics to be covered will include:
The Symposium is organized by Sanda Harabagiu, University of Texas - Dallas, and Rodolfo Delmonte, Universita' Ca' Foscari - Venezia.
Regina Barzilay, MIT/Cornell University
Donna Byron, Ohio State University
Nicoletta Calzolari, University of Pisa
Claire Cardie, Cornell University
Dan Cristea, University of Iasi
Rodolfo Delmonte, Ca' Foscari University
Carol Van Ess-Dykema, DoD
Antonio Ferrández, University of Alicante
Udo Hahn, University of Freiburg
Sanda Harabagiu, University of Texas, Dallas
Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto
Jerry Hobbs, USC/ISI
Nancy Ide, Vassar College
Steve Maiorano, University of Sheffield
Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton
Massimo Poesio, University of Essex
Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh
LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Rachele de Nicola
PRESIDENT: Rodolfo Delmonte - Universita' di Venezia
For more information mail to: Rodolfo