NAACL-2009 Workshop on Unsupervised and Minimally Supervised Learning of Lexical Semantics

June 5, 2009
Boulder, Colorado, USA


  • - Workshop presentations are being made available here
  • - Workshop Proceedings are available in ACL Anthology
  • - Workshop poster has been published.
  • - Workshop schedule has been announced.
  • - SIGLEX Endorsement We are very pleased to announce that the workshop has been endorsed by SIGLEX. SIGLEX, a Special Interest Group on the Lexicon of the Association for Computational Linguistics, provides an umbrella for research interests on lexical issues ranging from lexicography and the use of online dictionaries to computational lexical semantics. SIGLEX is also the umbrella organization for the SemEval semantic evaluations and the SENSEVAL word-sense evaluation exercises.

Date: Friday, June 5, 2009

Time Title Authors
09:15 - 09:30 Opening remarks  
09:30 - 10:00 Acquiring Applicable Common Sense Knowledge from the Web Hansen A. Schwartz and Fernando Gomez
10:00 - 10:30 Utilizing Contextually Relevant Terms in Bilingual Lexicon Extraction Azniah Ismail and Suresh Manandhar
10:30 - 11:00 Morning break  
11:00 - 12:00 Invited talk: Knowing a Word(sense) by its companyMartha Palmer
12:00 - 12:30 Corpus-based Semantic Lexicon Induction with Web-based Corroboration Sean Igo and Ellen Riloff
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break  
14:00 - 14:30 Cross-lingual Predicate Cluster Acquisition to Improve Bilingual Event Extraction by Inductive LearningHeng Ji
14:30 - 15:00 Graph Connectivity Measures for Unsupervised Parameter Tuning of Graph-Based Sense Induction Systems. Ioannis Korkontzelos, Ioannis Klapaftis and Suresh Manandhar
15:00 - 15:30 Combining Syntactic Co-occurrences and Nearest Neighbours in Distributional Methods to Remedy Data Sparseness.Lonneke van der Plas
15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon break.  
16:00 - 16:30 Using DEDICOM for Completely Unsupervised Part-of-Speech Tagging Peter Chew, Brett Bader and Alla Rozovskaya
16:30 - 17:00 Closing remarks & discussion