[open-linguistics] Call for Participation: People's Web Meets NLP workshop at ACL 2012

Jungi Kim kim at ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
Fri Jun 1 09:35:53 UTC 2012

[Our apologies if you have received multiple copies of this announcement.]

The 3rd workshop on the People's Web Meets NLP: 
Collaboratively Constructed Semantic Resources and their Applications to 

Jeju, Republic of Korea
July 13, 2012


Information on registration is provided at the ACL 2012 website 


July 13, 2012

09:15-09:30   Opening Remarks

09:35-10:05   Sentiment Analysis Using a Novel Human Computation Game / 
               Claudiu Cristian Musat,  Alireza Ghasemi,  Boi Faltings 

10:10-10:30   A Serious Game for Building a Portuguese Lexical-Semantic 
               Network / Mathieu Mangeot and Carlos Ramisch 

10:30-11:00   Coffee break

11:00-11:20   Collaboratively Building Language Resources while 
               Localising the Web / Asanka Wasala, Reinhard Schaeler, 
               Ruvan Weerasinghe, Chris Exton 

11:25-12:30   Invited talk
               Phrase Detectives: The First Three Years / Massimo Poesio 

12:30-14:00   Lunch break

14:00-14:30   Resolving Task Specification and Path Inconsistency in 
               Taxonomy Construction / Hui Yang  

14:35-15:55   EAGER: Extending Automatically Gazetteers for Entity 
               Recognition / Omer Farukhan Gunes, Tim Furche, Christian
               Schallhart, Jens Lehmann, Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo

15:00-15:30   Extracting Context-Rich Entailment Rules from Wikipedia 
               Revision History / Elena Cabrio, Bernardo Magnini, 
               Angelina Ivanova 

15:30-16:00   Coffee break

16:00-17:00   Panel discussion
               Collaboratively Looking Ahead: How to Make Sustainable
               Goods out of Collaboratively Constructed Semantic Resources? 

==Invited Speaker==

Massimo Poesio, University of Essex 
 - Title - 
Phrase Detectives: the First Three Years 
 - Abstract -
Phrase Detectives, one of the first games-with-a-purpose for corpus 
annotation (www.phrasedetectives.org) went officially online on December 
1st 2008, and one of its very first presentations in front of an NLP 
audience took place at the first edition of the "People's Web Meets 
NLP" workshop in Singapore in 2009. The option of annotating Italian 
documents was added in 2010, and a Facebook version went live in January 
2012. Although the project that funded its creation ended in September 
2009, the game has stayed very much alive, in fact it is getting more 
active all the time - we recently passed the 11,000 players mark and are 
about to reach 200,000 words of fully annotated documents, with a goal of 
annotating at least 1 million. In the talk I will discuss recent 
developments and analyze the results so far in terms of quality and 
quantity of annotated data and annotation costs.  
References: Massimo Poesio, Jon Chamberlain, Udo Kruschwitz, Livio 
Robaldo, and Luca Ducceschi, In Press - Phrase Detectives: Utilizing 
Collective Intelligence for Internet-Scale Language Resource Creation, ACM 
Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems. 
 - Short bio -
Massimo Poesio is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of 
Essex and the Director of the Language Interaction and Computation Lab at 
the Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento. He is best known 
for his work in anaphora resolution, corpus annotation, and the 
acquisition of common sense knowledge.

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