Instructions for preparing posters
The posters will be self-standing display boards on narrow conference tables (5-6 feet long x 18 inches deep). 

Each posterboard is 3 feet high and 4 feet wide.  Your poster needs to fit within these dimensions.

There will be plenty of pushpins, tape, clips, etc. as supplies to affix the posters.




Day 1 : 7 June 2012

08:00 -- 09:15 Registration
9:15 -- 9:30
*SEM Opening
09:30 -- 10:30
Keynote Address by Jerry Hobbs
10:30 -- 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 -- 11:10
Welcome to SemEval-2012
  SemEval Paper Session 1  (Session Chair : Chris Biemann)
11:10 -- 11:25
SemEval-2012 Task 1: English Lexical Simplification
Lucia Specia, Sujay Kumar Jauhar and Rada Mihalcea
11:25 -- 11:40 SemEval-2012 Task 2: Measuring Degrees of Relational Similarity
David Jurgens, Saif Mohammad, Peter Turney and Keith Holyoak
11:40 -- 11:55 SemEval-2012 Task 3: Spatial Role Labeling
Parisa Kordjamshidi, Steven Bethard and Marie-Francine Moens
11:55 -- 12:10 SemEval-2012 Task 4: Evaluating Chinese Word Similarity
Peng Jin and Yunfang Wu
12:10 -- 12:25 SemEval-2012 Task 5: Chinese Semantic Dependency Parsing
Wanxiang Che, Meishan Zhang, Yanqiu Shao and Ting Liu
12:25 -- 12:40 SemEval-2012 Task 6: A Pilot on Semantic Textual Similarity
Eneko Agirre, Daniel Cer, Mona Diab and Aitor Gonzalez-Agirre
12:40 -- 14:00
Lunch Break
  SemEval Paper Session 2  (Session Chair : Saif Mohammad)
14:00 -- 14:15 SemEval-2012 Task 7: Choice of Plausible Alternatives: An Evaluation of Commonsense Causal Reasoning
Andrew Gordon, Zornitsa Kozareva and Melissa Roemmele
14:15 -- 14:30 Semeval-2012 Task 8: Cross-lingual Textual Entailment for Content Synchronization
Matteo Negri, Alessandro Marchetti, Yashar Mehdad, Luisa Bentivogli and Danilo Giampiccolo
14:30 -- 14:45 EMNLP@CPH: Is frequency all there is to simplicity?
Anders Johannsen, Héctor Martínez, Sigrid Klerke and Anders Søgaard
14:45 -- 15:00 UTD: Determining Relational Similarity Using Lexical Patterns
Bryan Rink and Sanda Harabagiu
15:00 -- 15:15 UTD-SpRL: A Joint Approach to Spatial Role Labeling
Kirk Roberts and Sanda Harabagiu
15:15 -- 15:30 MIXCD: System Description for Evaluating Chinese Word Similarity at SemEval-2012
Yingjie Zhang, Bin Li, Xinyu Dai and Jiajun Chen
15:30 -- 16:00 Coffee Break
  SemEval Paper Session 3  (Session Chair : David Jurgens)
16:00 -- 16:15 NJU-Parser: Achievements on Semantic Dependency Parsing
Guangchao Tang, Bin Li, Shuaishuai Xu, Xinyu Dai and Jiajun Chen
16:15 -- 16:30 UKP: Computing Semantic Textual Similarity by Combining Multiple Content Similarity Measures
Daniel Bär, Chris Biemann, Iryna Gurevych and Torsten Zesch
16:30 -- 16:45 TakeLab: Systems for Measuring Semantic Text Similarity
Frane Šaric,  Goran Glavaš,  Mladen Karan,  Jan Šnajder,  Bojana Dalbelo Bašic
16:45 -- 17:00 Soft Cardinality: A Parameterized Similarity Function for Text Comparison
Sergio Jimenez, Claudia Becerra and Alexander Gelbukh
17:00 -- 17:15 UNED: Improving Text Similarity Measures without Human Assessments
Enrique Amigó, Jesus Gimenez, Julio Gonzalo and Felisa Verdejo
17:15 -- 17:30 UTDHLT: COPACETIC System for Choosing Plausible Alternatives
Travis Goodwin, Bryan Rink, Kirk Roberts and Sanda Harabagiu
17:30 -- 17:45 HDU: Cross-lingual Textual Entailment with SMT Features
Katharina Wäschle and Sascha Fendrich
17:45 -- 18:00 UAlacant: Using Online Machine Translation for Cross-Lingual Textual Entailment
Miquel Esplà-Gomis, Felipe Sánchez-Martínez and Mikel L. Forcada

Day 2 : 8 June 2012

08:15 -- 08:20 *Sem Announcement of Best Papers
08:20 -- 08:30 *Sem Best Short Paper Speech
08:30 -- 08:45 *Sem Best Long Paper Speech
08:45 -- 09:10 *Sem Shared Task: Resolving the Scope and Focus of Negation
12:15 -- 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 -- 15:30 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
15:30 -- 14:00 Coffee Break
14:00 -- 17:15 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
17:15 -- 18:00 Panel Discussion - *SEM and SemEval, the Future