The 29th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

Program overview

Thursday, 29 October

  • 15:00-19:00 Welcome and registration

Friday, 30 October

  • 08:30-09:30 Registration
  • 09:30-10:00 Opening ceremony
  • 10:00-11:00 Keynote talk 1
  • 11:00-11:15 Coffee break
  • 11:15-12:00 Oral Session 1A/1B
  • 12:00-13:15 Lunch
  • 13:15-14:00 Invited talk 1
  • 14:00-14:05 Coffee break
  • 14:05-15:20 Oral Session 2A/2B
  • 15:20-15:30 Coffee break
  • 15:30-17:00 Oral Session 3A/3B

Saturday, 31 October

  • 09:00-10:00 Keynote talk 2
  • 10:00-10:15 Coffee break
  • 10:15-11:15 Oral Session 4A/4B
  • 11:15-13:00 Poster Session 1
  • 12:00-13:15 Lunch
  • 13:15-14:00 Invited talk 2
  • 14:00-14:15 Coffee break
  • 14:15-15:15 Oral Session 5A/5B
  • 15:15-17:00 City tour

Sunday, 1 November

  • 09:00-10:00 Keynote talk 3
  • 10:00-10:15 Coffee break
  • 10:15-11:15 Oral Session 6A/6B
  • 11:15-13:00 Poster Session 2
  • 12:00-13:15 Lunch
  • 13:15-14:00 Oral Session 7A/7B
  • 14:00-14:15 Coffee break
  • 14:15-15:30 Oral Session 8A/8B
  • 15:30-17:00 Close ceremony

Full conference program

Thursday, 29 October, 2015
15:00–19:00Welcome and registration
Friday, 30 October, 2015
09:30–10:00Opening ceremony
10:00–11:00Keynote Talk 1
Building Chinese Discourse Corpus with Connective-driven Dependency Tree Structure
Zhou Guodong
11:00–11:15Coffee break
11:15–12:00Session 1A: Machine Translation 1
co-chairs: Atsushi Otsuka and Shu Zhang
<#25>Translation of Unseen Bigrams by Analogy Using an SVM Classifier
Hao Wang, Lu Lyu and Yves Lepage
<#47>Machine Translation Experiments on PADIC: A Parallel Arabic DIalect Corpus
Karima Meftouh, Salima Harrat, Salma Jamoussi, Mourad Abbas and Kamel Smaili
11:15–12:00Session 1B: Sementics
co-chairs: Hiroya Komatsu and Hai Zhao
<#169>Surrounding Word Sense Model for Japanese All-words Word Sense Disambiguation
Kanako Komiya, Yuto Sasaki, Hajime Morita, Minoru Sasaki, Hiroyuki Shinnou and Yoshiyuki Kotani
<#104>Computing Semantic Text Similarity Using Rich Features
Yang Liu, Chengjie Sun, Lei Lin, Xiaolong Wang and Yuming Zhao
<#193>Mechanical Turk-based Experiment vs Laboratory-based Experiment: A Case Study on the Comparison of Semantic Transparency Rating Data
Shichang Wang, Chu-Ren Huang, Yao Yao and Angel Chan
13:15–14:00Invited Talk 1
Two-level Word Class Categorization Model in Analytic Languages and Its Implications for POS Tagging in Modern Chinese Corpora
Wang Renqiang
14:00–14:05Coffee break
14:05–15:20Session 2A: Information Extraction 1
co-chairs: Peinan Zhang and Yiwei Zhou
<#175>Discourse Relation Recognition by Comparing Various Units of Sentence Expression with Recursive Neural Network
Atsushi Otsuka, Toru Hirano, Chiaki Miyazaki, Ryo Masumura, Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Toshiro Makino and Yoshihiro Matsuo
<#185>Bidirectional Long Short-Term Memory Networks for Relation Classification
Shu Zhang, Dequan Zheng, Xinchen Hu and Ming Yang
<#66>Distant Supervision for Entity Linking
Miao Fan, Qiang Zhou and Thomas Fang Zheng
<#162>Toward Algorithmic Discovery of Biographical Information in Local Gazetteers of Ancient China
Chao-Lin Liu, Chih-Kai Huang, Hongsu Wang and Peter K. Bol
<#203>Fast and Large-scale Unsupervised Relation Extraction
Sho Takase, Naoaki Okazaki and Kentaro Inui
14:05–15:20Session 2B: Syntax
co-chairs: Cong Yan and Hyunjun Park
<#105>Reducing Lexical Features in Parsing by Word Embeddings
Hiroya Komatsu, Ran Tian, Naoaki Okazaki and Kentaro Inui
<#83>High-order Graph-based Neural Dependency Parsing
Zhisong Zhang and Hai Zhao
<#2>A Dynamic Syntax Modelling of Postposing in Japanese Narratives
Tohru Seraku
<#18>Unsupervised and Lightly Supervised Part-of-Speech Tagging Using Recurrent Neural Networks
Othman Zennaki, Nasredine Semmar and Laurent Besacier
<#202>Identifying Prepositional Phrases in Chinese Patent Texts with Rule-based and CRF Methods
Hongzheng Li and Yaohong Jin
15:20–15:30Coffee break
15:30–17:00Session 3A: Sentiment and Text mining 1
co-chairs: Rui Wang and Xiaoqing Li
<#33>Japanese Sentiment Classification with Stacked Denoising Auto-Encoder using Distributed Word Representation
Peinan Zhang and Mamoru Komachi
<#124>Is Wikipedia Really Neutral? A Sentiment Perspective Study of War-related Wikipedia Articles since 1945
Yiwei Zhou, Alexandra Cristea and Zachary Roberts
<#43>A Comprehensive Filter Feature Selection for Improving Document Classification
Nguyen Hoai Nam Le and Bao Quoc Ho
<#50>Sentiment Analyzer with Rich Features for Ironic and Sarcastic Tweets
Piyoros Tungthamthiti, Enrico Santus, Hongzhi Xu, Chu-Ren Huang and Shirai Kiyoaki
<#109>Thai Stock News Sentiment Classification using Wordpair Features
Ponrudee Netisopakul and Apinan Chattupan
<#206>Sentiment Classification of Arabic Documents: Experiments with multi-type features and ensemble algorithms
Amine Bayoudhi, Hatem Ghorbel and Lamia Hadrich Belguith
15:30–17:00Session 3B: Linguistic 1
co-chairs: Laurent Prévot and Chiaki Miyazaki
<#94>The Invertible Construction in Chinese
Cong Yan
<#48>Pan's (2001) puzzle revisited
Hyunjun Park
<#42>English Right Dislocation
Kohji Kamada
<#51>A Comparative Study on Mandarin and Cantonese Resultative Verb Compounds
Helena Yan Ping Lau and Sophia Yat Mei Lee
<#69>Complex-NP Islands in Korean: An Experimental Approach
Yong-Hun Lee and Yeonkyung Park
<#187>Two Types of Multiple Subject Constructions (MSCs) in Korean
Ji-Hye Kim, Eunah Kim and James Yoon
Saturday, 31 October, 2015
09:00–10:00Keynote Talk 2
Research Activities for Translating Asian Languages
Sumita Eiichiro
10:00–10:15Coffee break
10:15–11:15Session 4A: Machine Translation 2
co-chairs: Yutung Chang and Ronan Reilly
<#177>A Large-scale Study of Statistical Machine Translation Methods for Khmer Language
Ye Kyaw Thu, Vichet Chea, Andrew Finch, Masao Utiyama and Eiichiro Sumita
<#219>English to Chinese Translation: How Chinese Character Matters
Rui Wang, Hai Zhao and Bao-Liang Lu
<#168>Well-Formed Dependency to String translation with BTG Grammar
Xiaoqing Li, Kun Wang, Dakun Zhang and Jie Hao
<#178>Large-scale Dictionary Construction via Pivot-based Statistical Machine Translation with Significance Pruning and Neural Network Features
Raj Dabre, Chenhui Chu, Fabien Cromieres, Toshiaki Nakazawa and Sadao Kurohashi
10:15–11:15Session 4B: Dialogue and spoken language
co-chairs: John Richardson and Ying Liu
<#68>Annotation and Classification of French Feedback Communicative Functions
Laurent Prévot, Jan Gorisch and Sankar Mukherjee
<#205>Automatic conversion of sentence-end expressions for utterance characterization of dialogue systems
Chiaki Miyazaki, Toru Hirano, Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Toshiro Makino and Yoshihiro Matsuo
<#173>Auditory Synaesthesia and Near Synonyms: A Corpus-Based Analysis of sheng1 and yin1 in Mandarin Chinese
Qingqing Zhao, Chu-Ren Huang and Hongzhi Xu
<#181>System Utterance Generation by Label Propagation over Association Graph of Words and Utterance Patterns for Open-Domain Dialogue Systems
Hiroshi Tsukahara and Kei Uchiumi
11:15–13:00Poster Session 1
13:15–14:00Invited Talk 2
How to model language variation and what does the model tell us?
Yao Yao
14:00–14:15Coffee break
14:15–15:15Session 5A: NLP applications 1
co-chairs: Toshiko Oda and Sunjoo Choi
<#142>The Cross‐modal Representation of Metaphors
Yutung Chang and Kawai Chui
<#41>Writing to Read: the Case of Chinese
Qi Zhang and Ronan Reilly
<#58>Design of a Learner Corpus for Listening and Speaking Performance
Katsunori Kotani and Takehiko Yoshimi
<#49>Understanding Infants’ Language Development in Relation to Levels of Consciousness: An Approach in Building up an Agent-based Model
Helena Hong Gao and Can Guo
14:15–15:15Session 5B: Lexical semantics and Language resources
co-chairs: Arum Park and Xiaoyi Wu
<#213>Pivot-Based Topic Models for Low-Resource Lexicon Extraction
John Richardson, Toshiaki Nakazawa and Sadao Kurohashi
<#214>A Corpus-Based Study of zunshou and Its English Equivalents
Ying Liu
<#32>Self Syntactico-Semantic Enrichment of LMF Normalized Dictionaries
Imen Elleuch, Bilel Gargouri and Abdelmajid Ben Hamadou
<#216>When Embodiment Meets Generative Lexicon: The Human Body Part Metaphors in Sinica Corpus
Ren-Feng Duann and Chu-Ren Huang
15:15–17:00City tour
Sunday, 1 November, 2015
09:00–10:00Keynote Talk 3
New approaches to sentence processing: a cognitive perspective
Philippe Blache
10:00–10:15Coffee break
10:15–11:15Session 6A: Linguistic 2
co-chairs: Wenting Tu and Kazutaka Shimada
<#9>Degree Variables by Choose Degree in Izyooni ‘than’-Clauses
Toshiko Oda
<#38>Not Voice but Case Identity in VP Ellipsis of English
Myungkwan Park and Sunjoo Choi
<#37>A Statistical Modeling of the Correlation between Island Effects and Working-memory Capacity for L2 Learners
Euhee Kim and Myungkwan Park
<#196>De-verbalization and Nominal Categories in Mandarin Chinese: A corpus-driven study in both Mainland Mandarin and Taiwan Mandarin
Jiajuan Xiong and Chu-Ren Huang
10:15–11:15Session 6B: NLP applications 2
co-chairs: Rui Wang and Liying Xiao
<#161>Zero Object Resolution in Korean
Arum Park, Seunghee Lim and Munpyo Hong
<#30>An Improved Hierarchical Word Sequence Language Model Using Directional Information
Xiaoyi Wu and Yuji Matsumoto
<#106>Neural Network Language Model for Chinese Pinyin Input Method Engine
Shenyuan Chen, Hai Zhao and Rui Wang
11:15–13:00Poster Session 2
13:15–14:00Session 7A: NLP and Web 1
co-chairs: Kazutaka Shimada and Rahul Kamath
<#15>Real-time Detection and Sorting of News on Microblogging Platforms
Wenting Tu, David Cheung, Nikos Mamoulis, Min Yang and Ziyu Lu
<#27>Trouble information extraction based on a bootstrap approach from Twitter
Kohei Kurihara and Kazutaka Shimada
<#16>Using Twitter Data to Infer Personal Values of Japanese Consumers
Yinjun Hu and Yasuo Tanida
13:15–14:00Session 7B: Text mining 2
co-chairs: Junta Mizuno and Xiaolei Huang
<#39>Distant-supervised Language Model for Detecting Emotional Upsurge on Twitter
Yoshinari Fujinuma, Hikaru Yokono, Pascual Martínez-Gómez and Akiko Aizawa
<#64>Hybrid Method of Semi-supervised Learning and Feature Weighted Learning for Domain Adaptation of Document Classification
Hiroyuki Shinnou, Liying Xiao, Minoru Sasaki and Kanako Komiya
<#110>Paraphrase Detection Based on Identical Phrase and Similar Word Matching
Hoang-Quoc Nguyen-Son, Yusuke Miyao and Isao Echizen
14:00–14:15Coffee break
14:15–15:30Session 8A: Information Extraction 2 and Information Retrieval
co-chairs: Masao Utiyama and Hao Wang
<#12>Multi-aspects Rating Prediction Using Aspect Words and Sentences
Takuto Nakamuta and Kazutaka Shimada
<#55>Understanding Rating Behaviour and Predicting Ratings by Identifying Representative Users
Rahul Kamath, Masanao Ochi and Yutaka Matsuo
<#45>Cross-lingual Pseudo Relevance Feedback Based on Weak Relevant Topic Alignment
Xuwen Wang and Zhang Qiang
<#212>Corpus annotation with a linguistic analysis of the associations between event mentions and spatial expressions
Jin-Woo Chung, Jinseon You and Jong C. Park
14:15–15:30Session 8B: NLP and Web 2
co-chairs: Kanako Komiya and Yang Liu
<#170>Recognizing Complex Negation on Twitter
Junta Mizuno, Canasai Kruengkrai, Kiyonori Ohtake, Chikara Hashimoto, Kentaro Torisawa, Julien Kloetzer and Kentaro Inui
<#62>Topic Model for Identifying Suicidal Ideation in Chinese Microblog
Xiaolei Huang, Xin Li, Tianli Liu, David Chiu, Tingshao Zhu and Lei Zhang
<#166>Predicting Sector Index Movement with Microblogging Public Mood Time Series on Social Issues
Yujie Lu, Jinlong Guo, Kotaro Sakamoto, Hideyuki Shibuki and Tatsunori Mori
15:30–17:00Close ceremony

Poster Sessions

Poster 1:31 October : 11:15–13:00
co-chairs: Sung-Kwon Choi and Gyu-Hyeong Lee
P1.1 <#172>Identification of Sympathy in Free Conversation
Tomotaka Fukuoka and Kiyoaki Shirai
P1.2 <#10>Toward a Corpus of Cantonese Verbal Comments and their Classification by Multi-dimensional Analysis
Oi Yee Kwong
P1.3 <#121>Improved Entity Linking with User History and News Articles
Soyun Jeong, Youngmin Park, Sangwoo Kang and Jungyun Seo
P1.4 <#210>An Arguing Lexicon for Stance Classification on Short Text Comments in Chinese
Ju-Han Chuang and Shu-Kai Hsieh
P1.5 <#211>Learning Sentential Patterns of Various Rhetoric Moves for Assisted Academic Writing
Jason S. Chang
P1.6 <#160>Idioms: Formally Flexible but Semantically Non-transparent
Hee-Rahk Chae
P1.7 <#171>Asymmetries in Scrambling and Distinctness of Copies
Gwangrak Son
P1.8 <#189>Detecting an Infant's Developmental Reactions in Reviews on Picture Books
Hiroshi Uehara, Mizuho Baba and Takehito Utsuro
P1.9 <#71>Semi-automatic Filtering of Translation Errors in Triangle Corpus
Sung-Kwon Choi, Jong-Hun Shin and Young-Gil Kim
P1.10 <#123>Cross-language Projection of Dependency Trees for Tree-to-tree Machine Translation
Yu Shen, Chenhui Chu, Fabien Cromieres and Sadao Kurohashi
P1.11 <#182>Realignment from Finer-grained Alignment to Coarser-grained Alignment to Enhance Mongolian-Chinese SMT
Jing Wu, Hongxu Hou and Xie Congjiao
P1.12 <#190>Finding the Origin of a Translated Historical Document
Zahrul Islam and Natia Dundua
P1.13 <#208>Improving the Performance of an Example-Based Machine Translation System Using a Domain-specific Bilingual Lexicon
Nasredine Semmar, Othman Zennaki and Meriama Laib
P1.14 <#70>A Multifactorial Analysis of English Particle Movement in Korean EFL Learners’ Writings
Gyu-Hyeong Lee, Ha-Eung Kim and Yong-Hun Lee
P1.15 <#209>An Efficient Annotation for Phrasal Verbs using Dependency Information
Masayuki Komai, Hiroyuki Shindo and Yuji Matsumoto
P1.16 <#86>Color Aesthetics and Social Networks in Complete Tang Poems: Explorations and Discoveries
Chao-Lin Liu, Hongsu Wang, Wen-Huei Cheng, Chu-Ting Hsu and Wei-Yun Chiu
P1.17 <#174>Korean Twitter Emotion Classification Using Automatically Built Emotion Lexicons and Fine-Grained Features
Hyo Jin Do and Ho-Jin Choi
P1.18 <#24>Chinese Word Segmentation based on analogy and majority voting
Zongrong Zheng, Yi Wang and Yves Lepage
P1.19 <#35>Enhancing Root Extractors Using Light Stemmers
Mahmoud El-Defrawy, Yasser El-Sonbaty and Nahla Belal
P1.20 <#186>Where Morphological Complexity Matters
Tomokazu Takehisa
Poster 2:1 November : 11:15–13:00
co-chairs: Yaakov Hacohen-Kerner and Karl Neergaard
P2.1 <#5>Distinguishing between True and False Stories using various Linguistic Features
Yaakov Hacohen-Kerner, Rakefet Dilmon, Shimon Friedlich and Daniel Nisim Cohen
P2.2 <#34>Bilingually motivated segmentation and generation of word translations using relatively small translation data sets
Kavitha Karimbi Mahesh, Luís Gomes and José Lopes
P2.3 <#7>Selecting Contextual Peripheral Information for Answer Presentation: The Need for Pragmatic Models
Rivindu Perera and Parma Nand
P2.4 <#8>RealText-asg: A Model to Present Answers Utilizing the Linguistic Structure of Source Question
Rivindu Perera and Parma Nand
P2.5 <#14>Learning under Covariate Shift for Domain Adaptation for Word Sense Disambiguation
Hiroyuki Shinnou, Minoru Sasaki and Kanako Komiya
P2.6 <#28>Unsupervised Domain Adaptation for Word Sense Disambiguation using Stacked Denoising Autoencoder
Kazuhei Kouno, Hiroyuki Shinnou, Minoru Sasaki and Kanako Komiya
P2.7 <#52>Construction of Semantic Collocation Bank Based on Semantic Dependency Parsing
Shijun Liu, Yanqiu Shao, Yu Ding and Lijuan Zheng
P2.8 <#72>Dynamic Semantics for Intensification and Epistemic Necessity: The Case of Yídìng and Shìbì in Mandarin Chinese
Jiun-Shiung Wu
P2.9 <#122>A Corpus-based Comparatively Study on the Semantic Features and Syntactic patterns of Yòu/Hái in Mandarin Chinese
Yuncui Zhang and Pengyuan Liu
P2.10 <#36>An Empirical Study on Sentiment Classification of Chinese Review using Word Embedding
Yiou Lin, Hang Lei, Jia Wu and Xiaoyu Li
P2.11 <#56>Polarity Classification of Short Product Reviews via Multiple Cluster-based SVM Classifiers
Jiaying Song, Yu He and Guohong Fu
P2.12 <#40>Automatic Classification of Spoken Languages using Diverse Acoustic Features
Yaakov Hacohen-Kerner and Ruben Hagege
P2.13 <#61>The Syntactic and Semantic Analysis of Hěn X Constructions in Spoken Corpora
Yen-Ju Chen, Huei-Ling Lai and Shao-Chun Hsu
P2.14 <#201>Methods and Tool for Constructing Phonetically-Balanced Materials for Speech Perception Testing: A Development of Thai Sentence-Length Materials
Adirek Munthuli, Charturong Tantibundhit, Chutamanee Onsuwan and Krit Kosawat
P2.15 <#217>Graph Theoretic Features of the Adult Mental lexicon Predict Language Production in Mandarin: Clustering Coefficient
Karl Neergaard and Chu-Ren Huang
P2.16 <#31>Feature Reduction Using Ensemble Approach
Yingju Xia, Cuiqin Hou, Zhuoran Xu and Jun Sun
P2.17 <#46>Measuring Popularity of Machine-Generated Sentences Using Term Count, Document Frequency, and Dependency Language Model
Jong Myoung Kim, Hancheol Park, Young-Seob Jeong, Ho-Jin Choi, Gahgene Gweon and Jeong Hur
P2.18 <#63>Acquiring distributed representations for verb-object pairs by using word2vec
Miki Iwai, Takashi Ninomiya and Kyo Kageura
P2.19 <#157>Dependency parsing for Chinese long sentence: A second-stage main structure parsing method
Bo Li, Yunfei Long and Weiguang Qu
P2.20 <#194>A Light Rule-based Approach to English Subject-Verb Agreement Errors on the Third Person Singular Forms
Yuzhu Wang and Hai Zhao
P2.21 <#221>A Machine Learning Method to Distinguish Machine Translation from Human Translation
Yitong Li, Rui Wang and Hai Zhao