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The Second International Workshop on Paraphrasing:
Paraphrase Acquisition and Applications (IWP2003)

post-conference workshop(WS5) in conjunction with ACL2003
Sapporo, Japan, July 11, 2003.


July 11

9:00-9:05 Opening
9:05-9:55 Invited Talk
Paraphrasing Paraphrased (slides in pdf, 8.9MB)
Graeme Hirst (University of Toronto)
[Session 1: Generation]
9:55-10:20 Generation of Single-sentence Paraphrases from Predicate/argument Structure using Lexico-grammatical Resources
Raymond Kozlowski, Kathleen F. McCoy, K. Vijay-Shanker (University of Delaware)
10:20-10:50 Break
[Session 2: Applications I]
10:50-11:15 Text Simplification for Reading Assistance: A Project Note
Kentaro Inui, Atsushi Fujita, Tetsuro Takahashi, Ryu Iida and Tomoya Iwakura (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
11:15-11:40 Preferential Presentation of Japanese Near-Synonyms Using Definition Statements
Hiroyuki Okamoto, Kengo Sato and Hiroaki Saito (Keio University)
11:40-12:30 [Session 3: Short Presentation Session]
Exploiting Paraphrases in a Question Answering System
Fabio Rinaldi, James Dowdall, Kaarel Kaljurand, Michael Hess, Diego Molla (Institute of Computational Linguistics, University of Zurich)
Interrogative Reformulation Patterns and Acquisition of Question Paraphrases
Noriko Tomuro (DePaul University)
Normalization and Paraphrasing Using Symbolic Methods
Caroline Brun, Caroline Hagege (Xerox Research Centre Europe)
Criterion for Judging Request Intention in Response Texts of Open-ended Questionnaires
Hiroko Inui, Masao Utiyama and Hitoshi Isahara (Communications Research Laboratory, Kyoto)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
[Session 4: Paraphrasing Acquisition]
14:00-14:25 Extracting Structural Paraphrases from Aligned Monolingual Corpora
Ali Ibrahim, Boris Katz, and Jimmy Lin (MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory)
14:25-14:50 Paraphrase Acquisition for Information Extraction
Yusuke Shinyama and Satoshi Sekine (Department of Computer Science, New York University)
14:50-15:15 Optimizing Synonym Extraction Using Monolingual and Bilingual Resources
Hua Wu, Ming Zhou (Microsoft Research Asia)
15:15-15:40 Paraphrasing Japanese Noun Phrases using Character-based Indexing
Takenobu Tokunaga, Hozumi Tanaka and Kenji Kimura (Department of Computer Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
15:40-16:10 Break
[Session 5: Applications II]
16:10-16:35 Paraphrasing Rules for Automatic Evaluation of Translation into Japanese
Hiroshi Kanayama (Tokyo Research Laboratory, IBM Japan, Ltd.)
16:35-17:00 Lexical Paraphrasing for Document Retrieval and Node Identification
Ingrid Zukerman, Sarah George and Yingying Wen (Monash University)
17:00-17:50 Discussion and Closing


Given a sufficient number of quality workshop papers, we will put together a special issue on paraphrasing for the journal Computational Intelligence after the workshop.



Kentaro Inui
Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)
e-mail: inui@is.aist-nara.ac.jp

Ulf Hermjakob
USC Information Science Institute (USC/ISI)
e-mail: ulf@isi.edu


Kentaro Inui (Co-chair, NAIST, Japan)
Ulf Hermjakob (Co-chair, USC/ISI, USA)
Regina Barzilay (Cornell University, USA)
Mark Dras (Macquarie University, Australia)
Satoshi Sato (Kyoto University, Japan)
Kazuhide Yamamoto (Nagaoka University of Technology / ATR-SLT, Japan)

Bruce Croft (University of Massachusetts, USA)
Sanda Harabagiu (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
Graeme Hirst (University of Toronto, Canada)
Christian Jacquemin (Universite Paris Sud, LIMSI, France)
Hongyan Jing (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA)
Gen'ichiro Kikui (ATR-SLT, Japan)
Judith Klavans (Columbia University, USA)
Helen Langone (Princeton (WordNet team), USA)
Maria Lapata (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Dekang Lin (University of Alberta, Canada)
Daniel Marcu (USC Information Sciences Institute, USA)
Teruko Mitamura (CMU, USA)
Hiroshi Nakagawa (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Patrick Pantel (University of Alberta, Canada)
Harold Somers (UMIST, UK)
Karen Sparck-Jones (University of Cambridge, UK)
Manfred Stede (Universitaet Potsdam, Germany)
Ralph Weischedel (BBN, USA)
Yujie Zhang (CRL, Japan)
Chengqing Zong (Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R.China)
Ingrid Zukerman (Monash University, Australia)

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