Workshop Program

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Program of the Workshop Evalita 2014

(December 11th 2014)

----------- 9:00 - 10:00 Plenary session

----------- 10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

*** 10:30 - 10:40 Introduction to the Workshop - Cristina Bosco

*** 10:40 - 11:40 SENTIment POLarity Classification (SENTIPOLC)
10:40 - 10:55 Valerio Basile, Andrea Bolioli, Malvina Nissim, Viviana Patti and Paolo Rosso. Overview of the Evalita 2014 SENTIment POLarity Classification Task
10:55 - 11:10 Pierpaolo Basile and Nicole Novielli. UNIBA at EVALITA 2014-SENTIPOLC Task: Predicting tweet sentiment polarity combining micro-blogging, lexicon and semantic features
11:10 - 11:25 Giuseppe Castellucci, Danilo Croce, Diego De Cao and Roberto Basili. A Multiple Kernel Approach for Twitter Sentiment Analysis in Italian
11:25 - 11:40 Questions and General discussion

*** 11:40 - 12:20 EValuation of Events and Temporal Information (EVENTI)
11:40 - 11:50 Tommaso Caselli, Rachele Sprugnoli, Manuela Speranza, Monica Monachini. EVENTI: EValuation of Events and Temporal INformation at Evalita 2014
11:50 - 12:00 Giulio Manfredi, Jannik Strotgen, Julian Zell and Michael Gertz. HeidelTime at EVENTI: Tuning Italian Resources and Addressing TimeML’s Empty Tags
12:00 - 12:10 Paramita Mirza and Anne-Lyse Minard. FBK-HLT-time: a complete Italian Temporal Processing system for EVENTI-Evalita 2014
12:10 - 12:20 Questions and General discussion

*** 12:20 - 13:00 Dependency Parsing (DPIE, CLaP)
12:20 - 12:30 Cristina Bosco, Felice Dell’Orletta, Simonetta Montemagni, Manuela Sanguinetti and Maria Simi. The Evalita 2014 Dependency Parsing Task
12:30 - 12:45 Giuseppe Attardi and Maria Simi. Dependency Parsing Techniques for Information Extraction
12:45 - 13:00 Alessandro Mazzei. Testing parsing improvements with combination and translation in Evalita 2014

----------- 13:00 - 14:00 Light lunch

----------- 14:00 - 14:30 In memory of G. Soda

*** 14:30 - 15:30 Invited talk by Ryan McDonald (Google), chair: Maria Simi. Resources and algorithms for broad-coverage multilingual syntactic analysis

*** 15:30 - 16:00 Emotion Recognition Task (ERT)
15:30 - 15:40 Antonio Origlia, Vincenzo Galatà. The EVALITA Emotion Recognition Task report
15:40 - 15:50 Fabio Tamburini. Emotion Recognition with a Kernel Quantum Classifier
15:50 - 16:00 Claudio Gallicchio. A Preliminary Application of Echo State Networks to Emotion Recognition

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break

*** 16:30 - 17:00 Forced Alignment on Children Speech (FACS)
16:30 - 16:40 Piero Cosi, Francesco Cutugno, Vincenzo Galatà and Antonio Origlia. Forced Alignment on Children Speech
16:30 - 16:40 Brigitte Bigi. The SPPAS participation to Evalita 2014

*** 17:00 - 17:30 Speech Activity detection and Speaker LOcalization in DOMestic environments (SASLODOM)
17:00 - 17:15 Alessio Brutti, Mirco Ravanelli, Maurizio Omologo. SASLODOM: Speech Activity detection and Speaker LOcalization in DOMestic environments
17:15 - 17:30 Giacomo Ferroni, Roberto Bonfigli, Emanuele Principi, Stefano Squartini and Francesco Piazza. Neural Networks Based Methods for Voice Activity Detection in a Multi-room Domestic Environment

*** 17:30 - 17:45 Human and Machine Dialect Identification from natural speech and artificial stimuli (HMDI)
17:30 - 17:45 Antonio Romano and Claudio Russo. Human and Machine Language/Dialect Identification from Natural Speech and Artificial Stimuli: a Pilot Study with Italian Listeners

*** 17:45 - 18:45 Poster session

  • For SENTIPOLC Task:
    • Arseni Anisimovich. Self-evaluating Workflow for Language-Independent Sentiment Analysis
    • Francesco Barbieri, Francesco Ronzano and Horacio Saggion. Relying on intrinsic word features to characterise subjectivity, polarity and irony of Tweets
    • Andrea Cimino, Stefano Cresci, Felice Dell’Orletta and Maurizio Tesconi. Linguistically–motivated and Lexicon Features for Sentiment Analysis of Italian Tweets
    • Rodolfo Delmonte. ITGETARUNS A Linguistic Rule-Based System for Pragmatic Text Processing
    • Pierluigi Di Gennaro, Arianna Rossi and Fabio Tamburini. The FICLIT+CS@UniBO System at the EVALITA 2014 Sentiment Polarity Classification Task
    • Elisabetta Fersini, Enza Messina and Federico Alberto Pozzi. Subjectivity, Polarity And Irony Detection: A Multi-Layer Approach
    • Irazu Hernandez Farias, Davide Buscaldi and Belém Priego Sánchez. IRADABE: Adapting English Lexicons to the Italian Sentiment Polarity Classification task
    • Lucia C. Passaro, Gianluca E. Lebani, Laura Pollacci, Emmanuele Chersoni and Alessandro Lenci. The CoLing Lab system for Sentiment Polarity Classification of tweets
  • For EVENTI Task:
    • Giuseppe Attardi and Luca Baronti. Experiments in Identification of Italian Temporal Expressions
    • Giulio Manfredi, Jannik Strotgen, Julian Zell and Michael Gertz. HeidelTime at EVENTI: Tuning Italian Resources and Addressing TimeML’s Empty Tags
    • Paramita Mirza and Anne-Lyse Minard. FBK-HLT-time: a complete Italian Temporal Processing system for EVENTI-Evalita 2014
  • For DP Task:
    • Alberto Lavelli. Comparing State-of-the-art Dependency Parsers for the Evalita 2014 Dependency Parsing Task
    • Alessandro Mazzei. Testing parsing improvements with combination and translation in Evalita 2014
  • For SASLODOM Task:
    • Alberto Abad, Miguel Matos, Hugo Meinedo, Ramon F. Astudillo and Isabel Trancoso. The L2F system for the EVALITA-2014 speech activity detection challenge in domestic environments