ENLG 2007 Programme

 Sunday, June 17 2007

15:00 onwards Warm Up: Registration; Supper; Get-together

Monday, June 18 2007

09:00 - 09:15 Opening

Evaluation I: Introduction
09:15 - 09:45 Robert Dale  
Report on the NSF Workshop on Shared Tasks and Comparative Evaluation in NLG
09:45 - 10:15 Anja Belz:
Presentation of the Attribute Selection for Referring Expressions Generation Challenge
10:15 - 10:40 Topic leaders present their topics, additional topics proposed

Architecture Issues
11:10 - 11:40 Ehud Reiter
An Architecture for Data-to-Text Systems
11:40 - 12:00 Roger Evans, David Weir, John Carroll, Daniel Paiva and Anja Belz
Modelling control in generation
12:15 LUNCH
Generating Referring Expressions
14:00 - 14:30 Anja Belz and Sebastian Varges
Generation of repeated references to discourse entities
14:30 - 15:00 Jette Viethen and Robert Dale
Capturing Acceptable Variation in Distinguishing Descriptions
15:00 - 15:30 Albert Gatt, Ielka van der Sluis and Kees van Deemter
Evaluating algorithms for the Generation of Referring Expressions using a balanced corpus
15:30 - 15:50 Mariet Theune, Nanda Slabbers and Feikje Hielkema
The Narrator: NLG for digital storytelling

16:20 - 16:50 Mary Ellen Foster and Michael White
Avoiding Repetition in Generated Text
16:50 - 17:10 Clara Mancini, Christian Pietsch and Donia Scott
Visualising Discourse Structure in Interactive Documents
17:10 - 17:40 Swati Gupta, Marilyn Walker and Daniela Romano
Generating Politeness in Task Based Interaction: An Evaluation of the Effect of Linguistic Form and Culture
18::00 - 19:00 SUPPER
19:00 - 19:30 Public SIGGEN Business Meeting
Get together

Tuesday, June 19 2007

Variability and Verbs
09:00 - 09:30 Nitin Madnani, Rebecca Passonneau, Necip Fazil Ayan, John Conroy, Bonnie Dorr, Judith Klavans, Dianne O'Leary and Judith Schlesinger
Measuring Variability in Sentence Ordering for News Summarization
09:30 - 10:00 Karin Harbusch, Camiel van Breugel, Ulrich Koch and Gerard Kempen
Interactive sentence combining and paraphrasing in support of integrated writing and grammar instruction: A new application area for natural language sentence generators
10:00 - 10:20 Ralf Klabunde
Lexical choice of modal expressions
10:20 - 10:40 Richard Power
Abstract verbs

Evaluation II: Invited Talk
11:10 - 12:00 Kristiina Jokinen
Quality of service and communicative competence in NLG evaluation
12:15 LUNCH
14:00 - 15:30 Poster Session
Charles Callaway and Johanna Moore
Determining tutorial remediation strategies from a corpus of human-human tutoring dialogues
Debora Field and Allan Ramsay
Deep-reasoning-centred explanatory dialogue
Katja Filippova and Michael Strube
Extending the Entity-grid Coherence Model to Semantically Related Entities
Dimitrios Galanis and Ion Androutsopoulos
Generating Multilingual Descriptions from Linguistically Annotated OWL Ontologies: the NaturalOWL System
David Hardcastle
Cryptic Crossword Clues: Generating Text with a Hidden Meaning
Thomas Kleinbauer, Stephanie Becker and Tilman Becker
Combining Multiple Information Layers for the Automatic  Generation of Meeting Abstracts
Saad Mahamood, Ehud Reiter and Chris Mellish
A Comparison of Hedged and Non-hedged NLG Texts
Manon Penning and Mariet Theune
Cueing the Virtual Storyteller: Analysis of cue phrase usage in fairy tales
Kavita Thomas and Somayajulu Sripada
Atlas.txt: Improving Access to Geo-referenced Data with NLG
Sandra Williams, Paul Piwek and Richard Power
Generating monologue and dialogue to present personalised medical information to patients
Leasure time:  walk -- on the wild side?
18:00 WORKSHOP DINNER, Get-together

Wednesday, June 20 2007

Grammar-based Generation
09:00 - 09:30 Claire Gardent and Eric Kow
Spotting Overgeneration Suspects
09:30 - 09:50 Aoife Cahill, Martin Forst and Christian Rohrer
Stochastic Realisation Ranking for a Free Word Order Language
09:50 - 10:10 Deirdre Hogan, Conor Cafferkey, Aoife Cahill and Josef van Genabith
Exploiting Multi-Word Units in History-Based Probabilistic Generation
Fostering the Semantic Web
10:10 - 10:30 Xiantang Sun and Chris Mellish
An Experiment on "Free Generation" from Single RDF Triples
10:30 - 10:50 Feikje Hielkema, Chris Mellish and Peter Edwards
Using WYSIWYM to Create an Open-ended Interface for the Semantic Grid

Evaluation III: Discussion
11:20 - 12:00 Topic leaders and/or other group members summarise the outcomes of discussions.
Topics discussed in plenum
12:15 LUNCH

Last change:  June 11,  2007