*SEM 2012: The First Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics




SemEval Program

Day 1: Thursday June 7th 2012 (SemEval View)

 (08:00–09:15) Registration
 Session PLN1: (09:15–10:30) Opening Remarks and Keynote Address (Plenary)
09:15–09:30*SEM Opening
09:30–10:30Keynote Address by Jerry Hobbs
 (10:30–11:00) Coffee Break
 Session SE1: (11:00–12:40) SemEval Session 1
Chair:
Chris Biemann
11:00–11:10Welcome to SemEval-2012
11:10SemEval-2012 Task 1: English Lexical Simplification
Lucia Specia, Sujay Kumar Jauhar and Rada Mihalcea
11:25SemEval-2012 Task 2: Measuring Degrees of Relational Similarity
David Jurgens, Saif Mohammad, Peter Turney and Keith Holyoak
11:40SemEval-2012 Task 3: Spatial Role Labeling
parisa kordjamshidi, steven bethard and Marie-Francine Moens
11:55SemEval-2012 Task 4: Evaluating Chinese Word Similarity
Peng Jin and Yunfang Wu
12:10SemEval-2012 Task 5: Chinese Semantic Dependency Parsing
Wanxiang Che, Meishan Zhang, Yanqiu Shao and Ting Liu
12:25SemEval-2012 Task 6: A Pilot on Semantic Textual Similarity
Eneko Agirre, Daniel Cer, Mona Diab and Aitor Gonzalez-Agirre
 (12:40–2:00) Lunch
 Session SE2: (2:00–3:30) SemEval Session 2
Chair:
Saif Mohammad
2:00SemEval-2012 Task 7: Choice of Plausible Alternatives: An Evaluation of Commonsense Causal Reasoning
Andrew Gordon, Zornitsa Kozareva and Melissa Roemmele
2:15Semeval-2012 Task 8: Cross-lingual Textual Entailment for Content Synchronization
Matteo Negri, Alessandro Marchetti, Yashar Mehdad, Luisa Bentivogli and Danilo Giampiccolo
2:30EMNLP@CPH: Is frequency all there is to simplicity?
Anders Johannsen, Héctor Martínez, Sigrid Klerke and Anders Søgaard
2:45UTD: Determining Relational Similarity Using Lexical Patterns
Bryan Rink and Sanda Harabagiu
3:00UTD-SpRL: A Joint Approach to Spatial Role Labeling
Kirk Roberts and Sanda Harabagiu
3:15MIXCD: System Description for Evaluating Chinese Word Similarity at SemEval-2012
Yingjie Zhang, Bin Li, Xinyu Dai and Jiajun Chen
 (3:30–4:00) Coffee Break
 Session SE3: (4:00–6:00) SemEval Session 3
Chair:
David Jurgens
4:00NJU-Parser: Achievements on Semantic Dependency Parsing
Guangchao Tang, Bin Li, Shuaishuai Xu, Xinyu Dai and Jiajun Chen
4:15UKP: Computing Semantic Textual Similarity by Combining Multiple Content Similarity Measures
Daniel Bär, Chris Biemann, Iryna Gurevych and Torsten Zesch
4:30TakeLab: Systems for Measuring Semantic Text Similarity
Frane Šarić, Goran Glavaš, Mladen Karan, Jan Šnajder and Bojana Dalbelo Bašić
4:45Soft Cardinality: A Parameterized Similarity Function for Text Comparison
Sergio Jimenez, Claudia Becerra and Alexander Gelbukh
5:00UNED: Evaluating Text Similarity Measures without Human Assessments
Enrique Amigó, Jesus Gimenez, Julio Gonzalo and Felisa Verdejo
5:15UTDHLT: COPACETIC System for Choosing Plausible Alternatives
Travis Goodwin, Bryan Rink, Kirk Roberts and Sanda Harabagiu
5:30HDU: Cross-lingual Textual Entailment with SMT Features
Katharina Wäschle and Sascha Fendrich
5:45UAlacant: Using Online Machine Translation for Cross-Lingual Textual Entailment
Miquel Esplà-Gomis, Felipe Sánchez-Martínez and Mikel L. Forcada

Day 2: Friday June 8th 2012 (SemEval View)

 Session PLN2: (08:15–09:15) Best Paper Awards and Shared Task (Plenary)
08:15–08:20Announcement of Best Papers
08:20–08:30Best Short Paper Speech
08:30–08:45Best Long Paper Speech
08:45–09:10Shared Task: Resolving the Scope and Focus of Negation
 – No SemEval-specific morning sessions –

(See *SEM Main Conference View and Shared Task View for details)
 (12:15–2:00) Lunch
 Session SE4: (2:00–3:30) SemEval Poster Session 1
 UOW-SHEF: SimpLex – Lexical Simplicity Ranking based on Contextual and Psycholinguistic Features
Sujay Kumar Jauhar and Lucia Specia
 SB: mmSystem - Using Decompositional Semantics for Lexical Simplification
Marilisa Amoia and Massimo Romanelli
 ANNLOR: A Naïve Notation-system for Lexical Outputs Ranking
Anne-Laure Ligozat, Cyril Grouin, Anne Garcia-Fernandez and Delphine Bernhard
 UNT-SimpRank: Systems for Lexical Simplification Ranking
Ravi Sinha
 Duluth: Measuring Degrees of Relational Similarity with the Gloss Vector Measure of Semantic Relatedness
Ted Pedersen
 BUAP: A First Approximation to Relational Similarity Measuring
Mireya Tovar, J. Alejandro Reyes, Azucena Montes, Darnes Vilariño, David Pinto and Saul León
 Zhou qiaoli: A divide-and-conquer strategy for semantic dependency parsing
zhou qiaoli, zhang ling, liu fei, cai dongfeng and zhang guiping
 ICT:A System Combination for Chinese Semantic Dependency Parsing
Hao Xiong and Qun Liu
 Zhijun Wu: Chinese Semantic Dependency Parsing with Third-Order Features
Zhijun Wu, Xuan Wang and Xinxin Li
 PolyUCOMP: Combining Semantic Vectors with Skip bigrams for Semantic Textual Similarity
Jian Xu, Qin Lu and Zhengzhong Liu
 ETS: Discriminative Edit Models for Paraphrase Scoring
Michael Heilman and Nitin Madnani
 Sbdlrhmn: A Rule-based Human Interpretation System for Semantic Textual Similarity Task
Samir AbdelRahman and Catherine Blake
 LIMSI: Learning Semantic Similarity by Selecting Random Word Subsets
Artem Sokolov
 ATA-Sem: Chunk-based Determination of Semantic Text Similarity
Demetrios Glinos
 IRIT: Textual Similarity Combining Conceptual Similarity with an N-Gram Comparison Method
Davide Buscaldi, Ronan Tournier, Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles and Josiane Mothe
 DSS: Text Similarity Using Lexical Alignments of Form, Distributional Semantics and Grammatical Relations
Diana McCarthy, Spandana Gella and Siva Reddy
 DeepPurple: Estimating Sentence Semantic Similarity using N-gram Regression Models and Web Snippets
NIkos Malandrakis, Elias Iosif and Alexandros Potamianos
 JU_CSE_NLP: Multi-grade Classification of Semantic Similarity between Text Pairs
Snehasis Neogi, Partha Pakray, Sivaji Bandyopadhyay and Alexander Gelbukh
 Tiantianzhu7:System Description of Semantic Textual Similarity (STS) in the SemEval-2012 (Task 6)
Zhu Tiantian and Lan Man
 sranjans: Semantic Textual Similarity using Maximal Weighted Bipartite Graph Matching
Sumit Bhagwani, Shrutiranjan Satapathy and Harish Karnick
 Weiwei: A Simple Unsupervised Latent Semantics based Approach for Sentence Similarity
Weiwei Guo and Mona Diab
 UNIBA: Distributional Semantics for Textual Similarity
Annalina Caputo, Pierpaolo Basile and Giovanni Semeraro
 UNITOR: Combining Semantic Text Similarity functions through SV Regression
Danilo Croce, Paolo Annesi, Valerio Storch and Roberto Basili
 Saarland: Vector-based models of semantic textual similarity
Georgiana Dinu and Stefan Thater
 (3:30–4:00) Coffee Break
 Session SE5: (4:00–5:15) SemEval Poster Session 2
 UMCC_DLSI: Multidimensional Lexical-Semantic Textual Similarity
Antonio Fernández, Yoan Gutiérrez, Héctor Dávila, Alexander Chávez, Andy González, Rainel Estrada, Yenier Castañeda, Sonia Vázquez, Andrés Montoyo and Rafael Muñoz
 SRIUBC: Simple Similarity Features for Semantic Textual Similarity
Eric Yeh and Eneko Agirre
 FBK: Machine Translation Evaluation and Word Similarity metrics for Semantic Textual Similarity
José Guilherme Camargo de Souza, Matteo Negri and Yashar Mehdad
 FCC: Three Approaches for Semantic Textual Similarity
Maya Carrillo, Darnes Vilariño, David Pinto, Mireya Tovar, Saul León and Esteban Castillo
 UNT: A Supervised Synergistic Approach to Semantic Text Similarity
Carmen Banea, Samer Hassan, Michael Mohler and Rada Mihalcea
 DERI & UPM: Pushing Corpus Based Relatedness to Similarity: Shared Task System Description
Nitish Aggarwal, Kartik Asooja and Paul Buitelaar
 Stanford: Probabilistic Edit Distance Metrics for STS
Mengqiu Wang and Daniel Cer
 University_Of_Sheffield: Two Approaches to Semantic Text Similarity
Sam Biggins, Shaabi Mohammed, Sam Oakley, Luke Stringer, Mark Stevenson and Judita Preiss
 janardhan: Semantic Textual Similarity using Universal Networking Language graph matching
Janardhan Singh, Arindam Bhattacharya and Pushpak Bhattacharyya
 SAGAN: An approach to Semantic Textual Similarity based on Textual Entailment
Julio Castillo and Paula Estrella
 UOW: Semantically Informed Text Similarity
Miguel Rios, Wilker Aziz and Lucia Specia
 Penn: Using Word Similarities to better Estimate Sentence Similarity
Sneha Jha, Hansen A. Schwartz and Lyle Ungar
 Soft Cardinality + ML: Learning Adaptive Similarity Functions for Cross-lingual Textual Entailment
Sergio Jimenez, Claudia Becerra and Alexander Gelbukh
 JU_CSE_NLP: Language Independent Cross-lingual Textual Entailment System
Snehasis Neogi, Partha Pakray, Sivaji Bandyopadhyay and Alexander Gelbukh
 CELI: An Experiment with Cross Language Textual Entailment
Milen Kouylekov, Luca Dini, Alessio Bosca and Marco Trevisan
 FBK: Cross-Lingual Textual Entailment Without Translation
Yashar Mehdad, Matteo Negri and Jose Guilherme C. de Souza
 BUAP: Lexical and Semantic Similarity for Cross-lingual Textual Entailment
Darnes Vilariño, David Pinto, Mireya Tovar, Saul León and Esteban Castillo
 DirRelCond3: Detecting Textual Entailment Across Languages With Conditions On Directional Text Relatedness Scores
Alpar Perini
 ICT: A Translation based Method for Cross-lingual Textual Entailment
Fandong Meng, Hao Xiong and Qun Liu
 SAGAN: A Machine Translation Approach for Cross-Lingual Textual Entailment
Julio Castillo and Marina Cardenas
 Session PLN3: (5:15–6:00) Plenary Panel and Closing -- *SEM and SemEval, the Future