The Fifth Midwest Computational Linguistics Colloquium (MCLC-5)

Michigan State University

May 10-11, 2008

Invited Speakers

John Goldsmith
University of Chicago
Optimization is the answer. Now, what is the question?

Steve Abney
University of Michigan


Tim Miller and William Schuler, University of Minnesota
An Empirical Evaluation of HHMM Parsing Time

Marisa Ferrara Boston and Zhong Chen, Michigan State University
Multilingual feature selection for a human sentence processing model

Emily Jamison, Ohio State University
Using Discourse Features for Referring Expression Generation

Joshua Herring, Indiana University
Dreams of a Universal Translator: how language-independent can statistical machine translation be?

Shaolin Qu and Joyce Y. Chai, Michigan State University
Speech-Gaze Temporal Alignment for Automatic Word Acquisition in Multimodal Conversational Systems

Sonjia Waxmonsky and Gina-Anne Levow, University of Chicago
Topic Summarization for Multiparty Meetings

Andrew Fister and Roxana Girju, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Preliminary Investigation Toward an Automated Notetaking System

Daniel Parker and Benjamin Cool, Eastern Michigan University
Computational Approaches to Mapping and Visualizing Language Data

Chong Min Lee and Graham Katz, Georgetown University
Toward an Automated Time-Event Anchoring System

Alla Rozovskaya and Brandon Beamer and Roxana Girju, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Experiments with SemScatt2 in the Task of Semantic Relation Extraction

Matt Gerber and Joyce Chai, Michigan State University
Class-based nominal semantic role labeling: a preliminary investigation

Joseph Frazee, University of Texas at Austin
Dynamic Conditional Random Fields for Semantic Role Labeling

Victor Raskin and Max Petrenko, Purdue University
Modeling Abduction within Ontological Semantics

DJ Hovermale and Scott Martin, Ohio State University
Developing an Annotation Scheme for ELL Spelling Errors

Markus Dickinson and Joshua Herring, Indiana University
Russian Morphological Processing for ICALL

Siwei Wang and Gina-Anne Levow, University of Chicago
Mandarin Chinese Tone Nucleus Modeling with Landmark Detection

Lane Schwartz, University of Minnesota
An Open-Source Hierarchical Phrase-Based Translation System


Joyce Chai and John Hale

May 10-11, 2008
Michigan State University