Presentations at CoNLL and MMIES2 in Manchester, August 16 – 23 2008

Sumithra Velupillai attended the Twelfth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL) and the Workshop MMIES-2: Multi-source, Multilingual Information Extraction and Summarization (MMIES2), both held in conjunction with The 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Coling) in Manchester, August 16 – 23. Coling is one of the most important conferences in Computational Linguistics, with around 500 attendants.

At CoNLL Sumithra presented the article Mixing and Blending Syntactic and Semantic Dependencies together with her colleagues Yvonne Samuelsson, Oscar Täckström and Mark Fishel during a poster session at the conference. The work was the result of joining the shared task Joint Learning of Syntactic and Semantic Dependencies within the course Machine Learning 2 organized by GSLT. The group ranked 6 out of 20! The full article can be found here:

At MMIES2 Sumithra presented the article Automatic Construction of Domain-specific Dictionaries on Sparse Parallel Corpora in the Nordic languages which was co-written with associate professor Hercules Dalianis. In this article Nordic domain-specific dictionaries were created automatically by utilizing multilingual corpora from the web site Hallå Norden and a word alignment approach. The work was part of the research project TvärSök.

The full article can be found here:

Some photos:

Sumithra at a demo session:

The opening reception, with Manchester’s mayor in the middle:

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