Workshop Program

Wednesday 7 December 2016

*** 9:15 - 9:30 Introduction to the Workshop

*** 9:30 - 10:30 SENTIPOLC (chair: Valerio Basile)

9:30 - 9:50 Francesco Barbieri, Valerio Basile, Danilo Croce, Malvina Nissim, Nicole Novielli, Viviana Patti: Overview of the Evalita 2016 SENTIment POLarity Classification Task

9:50 - 10:00 Giuseppe Attardi, Daniele Sartiano, Chiara Alzetta and Federica Semplici: Convolutional Neural Networks for Sentiment Analysis on Italian Tweets

10:00 - 10:10 Giuseppe Castellucci, Danilo Croce and Roberto Basili: Context-aware Convolutional Neural Networks for Twitter Sentiment Analysis in Italian

10:10 - 10:20 Simona Frenda: Computational rule-based model for Irony Detection in Italian Tweets

10:20 - 10:30 Jan Deriu and Mark Cieliebak: Sentiment Detection using Convolutional Neural Networks with Multi-Task Training and Distant Supervision

*** 10:30 - 11:00 IBM Challenge

10:30 - 10:45 Pietro Leo: Introduction to the IBM Challenge

10:45 - 10:55 Booster session:

10:55 - 11:00 Award Ceremony: 1st prize to Walter Basile and Valerio Basile / 2nd prize to Giovanni Moretti / 3rd prize to Gianni Barlacchi, Alessandro Moschitti, Andrea Mariani, Emanuele Rossinelli

*** 11:00 - 11:45 coffee break + IBM Challenge demos + SENTIPOLC posters

SENTIPOLC

  • Davide Buscaldi and Delia Irazù Hernandez-Farias IRADABE2: Lexicon Merging and Positional Features for Sentiment Analysis in Italian
  • Andrea Cimino and Felice Dell'Orletta: Tandem LSTM-SVM Approach for Sentiment Analysis
  • Vito Vincenzo Covella, Berardina Nadja De Carolis, Stefano Ferilli and Domenico Redavid: Lacam&Int @ UNIBA at the EVALITA 2016-SENTIPOLC Task
  • Emanuele Di Rosa and Alberto Durante: Tweet2Check evaluation at Evalita Sentipolc 2016
  • Daniela Moctezuma, Eric S. Tellez, Mario Graff and Sabino Miranda-Jiménez: On the performance of B4MSA on SENTIPOLC’16
  • Lucia C. Passaro, Alessandro Bondielli and Alessandro Lenci: Exploiting Emotive Features for the Sentiment Polarity Classification of tweets
  • Irene Russo and Monica Monachini: Samskara Minimal structural features for detecting subjectivity and polarity in Italian tweets
  • Giuseppe Attardi, Daniele Sartiano, Chiara Alzetta and Federica Semplici: Convolutional Neural Networks for Sentiment Analysis on Italian Tweets
  • Giuseppe Castellucci, Danilo Croce and Roberto Basili: Context-aware Convolutional Neural Networks for Twitter Sentiment Analysis in Italian
  • Simona Frenda: Computational rule-based model for Irony Detection in Italian Tweets
  • Jan Deriu and Mark Cieliebak: Sentiment Detection using Convolutional Neural Networks with Multi-Task Training and Distant Supervision

*** 11:45 - 12:00 FactA

Anne-Lyse Minard, Manuela Speranza and Tommaso Caselli: The EVALITA 2016 Event Factuality Annotation Task (FactA)

*** 12:00 - 13:00: INVITED SPEAKER - Walter Daelemans: Profiling the Personality of Social Media Users

*** 13:00 - 14:15 Lunch

*** 14:15 - 15:15 PoSTWITA (chair: Alessandro Mazzei)

14:15 - 14:30 Cristina Bosco, Fabio Tamburini, Andrea Bolioli, Alessandro Mazzei: Overview of the EVALITA 2016 Part Of Speech on TWitter for ITAlian Task

14:30 - 14:45 Andrea Cimino, Felice Dell’Orletta: Building the state-of-the-art in POS tagging of Italian Tweets

14:45 - 15:00 Tobias Horsmann, Torsten Zesch: Building a Social Media Adapted PoS Tagger Using FlexTag – A Case Study on Italian Tweets

15:00 - 15:10 Discussion & Questions

*** 15:15 - 16:00 NEEL-it (chair: Pierpaolo Basile)

15:15 - 15:30 Pierpaolo Basile, Annalina Caputo, Anna Lisa Gentile and Giuseppe Rizzo: Overview of the EVALITA 2016 Named Entity rEcognition and Linking in Italian Tweets (NEEL-IT) Task

15:30 - 15:45 Giuseppe Attardi, Daniele Sartiano, Maria Simi, Irene Sucameli: Using Embeddings for Both Entity Recognition and Linking in Tweets

15:45 - 16:00 Discussion

*** 16:00 - 16:45 QA4FAQ (chair: Pasquale Lops)

16:00 - 16:15 Annalina Caputo, Marco de Gemmis, Pasquale Lops, Francesco Lovecchio and Vito Manzari: Overview of the EVALITA 2016 Question Answering for Frequently Asked Questions (QA4FAQ) Task

16:15 - 16:30 Arianna Pipitone, Giuseppe Tirone, Roberto Pirrone: ChiLab4It System in the QA4FAQ Competition

16:30 - 16:45 Discussion

*** 16:45 - 17:30 coffee break + posters NEEL-it, PoSTWITA, QA4FAQ, ARTIPHON

NEEL-IT

  • Flavio Massimiliano Cecchini, Elisabetta Fersini, Pikakshi Manchanda, Enza Messina, Debora Nozza, Matteo Palmonari and Cezar Sas: UNIMIB @ NEEL-IT : Named Entity Recognition and Linking of Italian Tweets
  • Francesco Corcoglioniti, Alessio Palmero Aprosio, Yaroslav Nechaev and Claudio Giuliano: MicroNeel: Combining NLP Tools to Perform Named Entity Detection and Linking on Microposts
  • Vittoria Cozza, Wanda La Bruna and Tommaso Di Noia: sisinflab: an ensemble of supervised and unsupervised strategies for the neel-it challenge at Evalita 2016
  • Anne-Lyse Minard, Mohammed R. H. Qwaider and Bernardo Magnini: FBK-NLP at NEEL-IT: Active Learning for Domain Adaptation
  • Giuseppe Attardi, Daniele Sartiano, Maria Simi, Irene Sucameli: Using Embeddings for Both Entity Recognition and Linking in Tweets

PoSTWITA

  • Giuseppe Attardi and Maria Simi: Character Embeddings PoS Tagger vs HMM Tagger for Tweets
  • Giulio Paci: Mivoq Evalita 2016 PosTwITA tagger
  • Partha Pakray and Goutam Majumder: NLP–NITMZ:Part-of-Speech Tagging on Italian Social Media Text using Hidden Markov Model
  • Barbara Plank and Malvina Nissim: When silver glitters more than gold: Bootstrapping an Italian part-of-speech tagger for Twitter
  • Egon W. Stemle: bot.zen @ EVALITA 2016 - A minimally-deep learning PoS-tagger (trained for Italian Tweets)
  • Fabio Tamburini: A BiLSTM-CRF PoS-tagger for Italian tweets using morphological information
  • Andrea Cimino, Felice Dell’Orletta: Building the state-of-the-art in POS tagging of Italian Tweets
  • Tobias Horsmann, Torsten Zesch: Building a Social Media Adapted PoS Tagger Using FlexTag – A Case Study on Italian Tweets

QA4FAQ

  • Divyanshu Bhardwaj, Partha Pakray, Jereemi Bentham, Saurav Saha and Alexander Gelbukh: Question Answering System for Frequently Asked Questions
  • Erick R. Fonseca, Simone Magnolini, Anna Feltracco, Mohammed R. H. Qwaider and Bernardo Magnini: Tweaking Word Embeddings for FAQ Ranking
  • Arianna Pipitone, Giuseppe Tirone, Roberto Pirrone: ChiLab4It System in the QA4FAQ Competition

ARTIPHON

  • Piero Cosi: Phone Recognition Experiments on ArtiPhon with KALDI

*** 17:30 - 17:50 ARTIPHON (chair: Franco Cutugno) 

17:30-17:40 Leonardo Badino and Franco Cutugno: The ArtiPhon Task at Evalita 2016

17:40 - 17:50 Piero Cosi: Phone Recognition Experiments on ArtiPhon with KALDI

*** 17:50 - 18:00 CLOSING