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Proceedings of the EMNLP’2014 Workshop on Language Technology for Closely Related Languages and Language Variants

WORKSHOP PROGRAM

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

 Opening Session and Invited Talk 1
8:50–9:00Opening Remarks
The organizers
9:00–10:00INVITED TALK 1: Computational Processing of Arabic Dialects
Nizar Habash
 Session 1: Parsing
10:00–10:20Learning from a Neighbor: Adapting a Japanese Parser for Korean Through Feature Transfer Learning
Hiroshi Kanayama, Youngja Park, Yuta Tsuboi and Dongmook Yi
10:20–10:40Cross-lingual Dependency Parsing of Related Languages with Rich Morphosyntactic Tagsets
Željko Agić, Jörg Tiedemann, Danijela Merkler, Simon Krek, Kaja Dobrovoljc and Sara Moze
10:40–11:00Coffee Break
 Session 2: Variety and Adaptation
11:00–11:20Language variety identification in Spanish tweets
Wolfgang Maier and Carlos Gómez-Rodríguez
11:20–11:40Exploiting Language Variants Via Grammar Parsing Having Morphologically Rich Information
Qaiser Abbas
11:40–12:00Adapting Predicate Frames for Urdu PropBanking
Riyaz Ahmad Bhat, Naman Jain, Ashwini Vaidya, Martha Palmer, Tafseer Ahmed Khan, Dipti Misra Sharma and James Babani
12:00–12:20Measuring Language Closeness by Modeling Regularity
Javad Nouri and Roman Yangarber
12:20–14:00Lunch
 Invited Talk 2
14:00–15:00INVITED TALK 2: Towards Universal Syntactic Processing of Natural Language
Slav Petrov
 Session 3: Machine Translation I
15:00–15:20Proper Name Machine Translation from Japanese to Japanese Sign Language
Taro Miyazaki, Naoto Kato, Seiki Inoue, Shuichi Umeda, Makiko Azuma, Nobuyuki Hiruma and Yuji Nagashima
15:20–15:40Exploring cross-language statistical machine translation for closely related South Slavic languages
Maja Popović and Nikola Ljubešić
15:40–16:00Coffee Break
 Session 4: Machine Translation II
16:00–16:20Exploring System Combination approaches for Indo-Aryan MT Systems
Karan Singla, Anupam Singh, Nishkarsh Shastri, Megha Jhunjhunwala, Srinivas Bangalore and Dipti Misra Sharma
16:20–16:40A Comparison of MT Methods for Closely Related Languages: a Case Study on Czech - Slovak Language Pair
Vladislav Kubon and Jernej Vicic
16:40–17:00Handling OOV Words in Dialectal Arabic to English Machine Translation
Maryam Aminian, Mahmoud Ghoneim and Mona Diab
 Closing Session
17:00–18:00Panel
Panelists: Houda Bouamor, Kareem Darwish, Vladislav Kubon, Wolfgang Maier, Kemal Oflazer
18:00–18:10Closing Remarks
The organizers