Workshop Program

Thursday, August 8, 2013

8:45–9:00 Opening Remarks
  Session 1: NLG from Semantic Representations and Knowledge Bases
  Chair: Claire Gardent
9:00–9:30 Aligning Formal Meaning Representations with Surface Strings for Wide-Coverage Text Generation
Valerio Basile and Johan Bos
9:30–10:00 Exploiting Ontology Lexica for Generating Natural Language Texts from RDF Data
Philipp Cimiano, Janna Lüker, David Nagel and Christina Unger
10:00–10:30 User-Controlled, Robust Natural Language Generation from an Evolving Knowledge Base
Eva Banik, Eric Kow and Vinay Chaudhri
10:30–11:00 Coffee Break
  Session 2: Realisation, Aggregation and Variation
  Chair: Yashar Mehdad
11:00–11:30 Enhancing the Expression of Contrast in the SPaRKy Restaurant Corpus
David Howcroft, Crystal Nakatsu and Michael White
11:30–12:00 Generating Elliptic Coordination
Claire Gardent and Shashi Narayan
12:00–12:30 Using Integer Linear Programming for Content Selection, Lexicalization, and Aggregation to Produce Compact Texts from OWL Ontologies
Gerasimos Lampouras and Ion Androutsopoulos
12:30–14:00 Lunch
  Session 3: Referring Expressions and Multimodality
  Chair: Robert Dale
14:00–14:30 Generating and Interpreting Referring Expressions as Belief State Planning and Plan Recognition
Dustin Smith and Henry Lieberman
14:30–15:00 Graphs and Spatial Relations in the Generation of Referring Expressions
Jette Viethen, Margaret Mitchell and Emiel Krahmer
15:00–15:30 What and Where: An Empirical Investigation of Pointing Gestures and Descriptions in Multimodal Referring Actions
Albert Gatt and Patrizia Paggio
15:30–16:00 Coffee Break
  Invited Talk I
  Chair: Horacio Saggion
16:00–17:00 Natural Language Generation and Summarization at RALI
Guy Lapalme
  Round Table Discussion
  Chair: Kees van Deemter
17:00–18:30 Convergences and divergences in generation from data, text, and conceptual input.

Friday, August 9, 2013

  Invited Talk II
  Chair: Albert Gatt
09:00–10:00 Narrative Composition: Achieving the Perceived Linearity of Narrative
Pablo Gervás
  Session 4: NLG for Learner Support
  Chair: Yaji Sripada
10:00–10:30 Generating Natural Language Questions to Support Learning On-Line
David Lindberg, Fred Popowich, John Nesbit and Phil Winne
10:30–11:00 Coffee Break
11:00–11:30 Generating Student Feedback from Time-Series Data Using Reinforcement Learning
Dimitra Gkatzia, Helen Hastie, Srinivasan Janarthanam and Oliver Lemon
  Generation Challenges
  Chair: Michael White
11:30–12:00 The KBGen Challenge
Eva Banik, Claire Gardent and Eric Kow
12:00–12:30 Overview of the First Content Selection Challenge from Open Semantic Web Data
Nadjet Bouayad-Agha, Gerard Casamayor, Leo Wanner and Chris Mellish
12:30–14:00 Lunch
14:00–15:30 Poster Session
15:30–16:00 Coffee Break
  Session 5: NLG from Textual Input
  Chair: Eva Banik
16:00–16:30 Deconstructing Human Literature Reviews – A Framework for Multi-Document Summarization
Kokil Jaidka, Christopher Khoo and Jin-Cheon Na
16:30–17:00 Abstractive Meeting Summarization with Entailment and Fusion
Yashar Mehdad, Giuseppe Carenini, Frank Tompa and Raymond T. NG
17:00–17:15 Conclusion

  Regular Posters
  Automatic Voice Selection in Japanese based on Various Linguistic Information
Ryu Iida and Takenobu Tokunaga
  MIME - NLG in Pre-Hospital Care
Anne Schneider, Alasdair Mort, Chris Mellish, Ehud Reiter, Phil Wilson and Pierre-Luc Vaudry
  Generation of Quantified Referring Expressions: Evidence from Experimental Data
Dale Barr, Kees van Deemter and Raquel Fernandez
  POS-Tag Based Poetry Generation with WordNet
Manex Agirrezabal, Bertol Arrieta, Aitzol Astigarraga and Mans Hulden
  Greetings Generation in Video Role Playing Games
Björn Schlünder and Ralf Klabunde
  On the Feasibility of Automatically Describing n-dimensional Objects
Pablo Duboue
  GenNext: A Consolidated Domain Adaptable NLG System
Frank Schilder, Blake Howald and Ravi Kondadadi
  Adapting SimpleNLG for Bilingual English-French Realisation
Pierre-Luc Vaudry and Guy Lapalme
  A Case Study Towards Turkish Paraphrase Alignment
Seniz Demir, Ilknur Durgar El-Kahlout and Erdem Unal
  Towards NLG for Physiological Data Monitoring with Body Area Networks
Hadi Banaee, Mobyen Uddin Ahmed and Amy Loutfi

  MIME- NLG Support for Complex and Unstable Pre-hospital Emergencies
Anne Schneider, Alasdair Mort, Chris Mellish, Ehud Reiter, Phil Wilson and Pierre-Luc Vaudry
  Thoughtland: Natural Language Descriptions for Machine Learning n-dimensional Error Functions
Pablo Duboue

  Generation Challenges Posters
  An Automatic Method for Building a Data-to-Text Generator
Sina Zarriess and Kyle Richardson
  LOR-KBGEN, A Hybrid Approach To Generating from the KBGen Knowledge-Base
Bikash Gyawali and Claire Gardent
  Team UDEL KBGen 2013 Challenge
Keith Butler, Priscilla Moraes, Ian Tabolt and Kathy McCoy
  Content Selection Challenge - University of Aberdeen Entry
Roman Kutlak, Chris Mellish and Kees van Deemter
  UIC-CSC: The Content Selection Challenge Entry from the University of Illinois at Chicago
Hareen Venigalla and Barbara Di Eugenio