Presentations of the

Israeli Seminar on Computational Linguistics




9:15-10:00 Hello over coffee

10:00-11:40 Session I Chair: Nachum Dershowitz


0. (5')  Amiram Yehudai: Welcome

1. (25') Jonathan Berant, Ido Dagan, Jacob Goldberger: Global Learning of Focused Entailment Graphs

2. (25') Yoav Goldberg, Michael Elhadad: Inspecting the Structural Biases of Dependency Parsing Algorithms

3. (15') Meni Adler, Yoav Goldberg, Michael Elhadad: Ontology-based Faceted Search Engine for Halakhic Text

4. (15') Raphael Cohen, Yoav Goldberg, Michael Elhadad: Improving Hebrew Segmentation using Non-Local Features Application to Information Extraction in the Medical Domain

5. (15') Nathan Grunzweig, Yoav Goldberg, Michael Elhadad: Linguistic Search Engine: Searching Language Phenomena on Tagged Hebrew Text


11:40-12:10 Coffee Break

12:10-13:10 Session II Chair: Shuly Wintner


1. (15') Alon Itai, Gai Shaked: How to Pronounce Hebrew Names

2. (15') Tal Linzen: Hebrew Statistical Linguistics Using a Morphologically Analyzed Blog Corpus

3. (15') David Gabay, Ziv Ben-Eliahu, Michael Elhadad: Hebrew Word Segmentation using Discourse Data

4. (15') Yaakov HaCohen-Kerner, Shmuel Yishai Blitz: Experiments with Extraction of Stopwords in Hebrew


13:10-14:10 Lunch Break

14:10-15:45 Session III Chair: Michael Elhadad


1. (25') Omri Abend, Roi Reichart, Ari Rappoport: Improved Unsupervised POS Induction through Prototype Discovery

2. (25') Shulamit Umansky-Pesin, Roi Reichart, Ari Rappoport: A Multi- Domain Web-Based Algorithm for POS Tagging of Unknown Words

3. (15') Roi Reichart, Raanan Fattal, Ari Rappoport: Improved Unsupervised POS Induction Using Intrinsic Clustering Quality, a Zipfian Constraint

4. (15') Kfir Bar, Nachum Dershowitz: Using Synonyms for Arabic-to-English Example-Based Translation

5. (15') Reshef Shilon: A Hebrew-to-Arabic Syntax-based Machine Translation System


15:45-16:15 Coffee Break

16:15-18:00 Session IV Chair: Ido Dagan


1. (25') Ronen Feldman, Benjamin Rozenfeld, Micha Y. Breakstone (Roy Bar-Haim): SSA — A Hybrid Approach to Sentiment Analysis of Stocks

2. (25') Dmitry Davidov, Oren Tsur, Ari Rappoport: Semi-Supervised Recognition of Sarcastic Sentences in Twitter and Amazon

3. (25') Ming-Wei Chang, James Clarke, Dan Goldwasser, Dan Roth: Driving Language Interpretation from the World's Response

4. (15') Navot Akiva, Idan Dershowitz, Moshe Koppel: Exploiting Synonym Choice for Distinguishing Layers of a Document

5. (15') Rachel Giora: Irony Interpretation: Will Expecting it Make a Difference?