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TAC 2009
Proceedings Papers


Overview of the TAC 2009 Knowledge Base Population Track
P. McNamee (Johns Hopkins University)
H.T. Dang (NIST)


The Fifth PASCAL Recognizing Textual Entailment Challenge
L. Bentivogli, B. Magnini (FBK-irst)
I. Dagan (Bar-Ilan University)
H.T. Dang (NIST)
D. Giampiccolo (CELCT)


Overview of the TAC 2009 Summarization Track
H.T. Dang, K. Owczarzak (NIST)

HexTac: Summarization (Update Task)
HEXTAC: the Creation of a Manual Extractive Run
P.-E. Genest, G. Lapalme, M. Yousfi-Monod (Université de Montréal)



AUEBNLP: RTE (Three-way Task, Two-way Task)
AUEB at TAC 2009
P. Malakasiotis (Athens University of Economics and Business)

BIU: RTE (Two-way Task, Search Pilot)
Addressing Discourse and Document Structure in the RTE Search Task
S. Mirkin, R. Bar-Haim, I. Dagan, E. Shnarch, A. Stern, I. Szpektor (Bar-Ilan University)
J. Berant (Tel-Aviv University)

Boeing: RTE (Three-way Task, Two-way Task, Search Pilot)
An Inference-Based Approach to Recognizing Entailment
P. Clark, P. Harrison (The Boeing Company)

BUAP_1: KBP (Entity-linking Task)
BUAP_1: A Naïve Approach to the Entity Linking Task
D. Pinto, M. Tovar, D. Vilariño, B. Beltrán, J. Somodevilla (B. Autonomous University of Puebla)

ceaList: Summarization (Update Task)
Summarizing through sense concentration and Contextual Exploration rules: the CHORAL system at TAC 2009
J. García Flores, O. Ferret, G. de Chalendar (DS/DICST)

CLASSY: Summarization (Update Task, AESOP Task)
CLASSY 2009: Summarization and Metrics
J.M. Conroy, J.D. Schlesinger (IDA/Center for Computing Sciences)
D.P. O'Leary (University of Maryland)

clr09: RTE (Two-way Task, Search Pilot)
Overlap Analysis in Textual Entailment Recognition
Ken Litkowski (CL Research)

CLWUST: Summarization (Update Task)
TAC 2009 Update Summarization Task of WUST
M. Liu, B. Yu, F. Fang, H. Sun (Wuhan University of Science and Technology)

CSLU.OHSU: KBP (Entity-linking Task), Summarization (Update Task)
OHSU Summarization and Entity Linking Systems
S. Fisher, A. Dunlop, B. Roark, Y. Chen, J. Burmeister (Oregon Health & Science University)

cswhu: RTE (Three-way Task)
WHU at TAC 2009: A Tri-categorization Approach to Textual Entailment Recognition
H. Ren, D. Ji, J. Wan (Wuhan University)

DAMSEL: KBP (Entity-linking Task)
DAMSEL: The DSTO/Macquarie System for Entity-Linking
M. Honnibal, R. Dale (Macquarie University)

DemokritosGR: Summarization (AESOP Task)
N-gram Graphs: Representing Documents and Document Sets in Summary System Evaluation
G. Giannakopoulos (University of Trento)
V. Karkaletsis (NCSR Demokritos)

DFKI: RTE (Three-way Task)
A Joint Syntactic-Semantic Representation for Recognizing Textual Relatedness
R. Wang (Saarland University)
Y. Zhang, G. Neumann (DFKI GmbH)

DirRelCond: RTE (Two-way Task)
Detecting Textual Entailment with Conditions on Directional Text Relatedness Scores
A. Perini (University of Cluj-Napoca)

DLSIUAES: RTE (Three-way Task, Two-way Task)
Alicante University at TAC 2009: Experiments in RTE
Ó. Ferrández, R. Muñoz, M. Palomar (University of Alicante)

EMLR: Summarization (Update Task)
Summarizing with Encyclopedic Knowledge
V. Nastase, K. Filippova (EML Research gGmbH)
D. Milne (Waikato University)

FBKirst: RTE (Two-way Task, Search Pilot)
Using Lexical Resources in a Distance-Based Approach to RTE
Y. Mehdad, E. Cabrio (FBK-irst, University of Trento)
M. Negri, M. Kouylekov, B. Magnini (University of Trento)

hltcoe: KBP (Entity-linking Task, Slot-filling Task)
HLTCOE Approaches to Knowledge Base Population at TAC 2009
P. McNamee, M. Dredze, A. Gerber, N. Garera, T. Finin, J. Mayfield, C. Piatko, D. Rao, D. Yarowsky, M. Dreyer (Johns Hopkins University)

HZNU: Summarization (Update Task)
HUNUS at TAC 2009: with Better Performance in Update Summarization Task
T. He, J. Chen, Z. Gui, F. Li (Huazhong Normal University)

IBM: KBP (Entity-linking Task, Slot-filling Task)
Entity Linking and Slot Filling through Statistical Processing and Inference Rules
D. Bikel, V. Castelli, R. Florian, D. Han (IBM TJ Watson Research Center)

ICL_SUM: Summarization (Update Task)
TAC 2009 Update Summarization of ICL
S. Li, W. Wang, Y. Zhang (Peking University)

ICSI_UTD: Summarization (Update Task)
The ICSI/UTD Summarization System at TAC 2009
D. Gillick, B. Favre, D. Hakkani-Tür, B. Bohnet (International Computer Science Institute)
Y. Liu, S. Xie (University of Texas)

ICTCAS: Summarization (Update Task)
ICTGrasper at TAC2009: Temporal Preferred Update Summarization
J. Zhang, P. Du, H. Xu, X. Cheng (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

IITKharagpur: Summarization (AESOP Task)
IIT Kharagpur at TAC 2009: Statistical and Nugget-based Model for Automatic Summary Evaluation
S. Kumar, A. Kumar (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur)

ISI: Summarization (AESOP Task)
BEwT-E for TAC 2009's AESOP Task
S. Tratz, E. Hovy (University of Southern California)

Janya: KBP (Entity-linking Task)
Cross document person name disambiguation using entity profiles
H. Srinivasan, J. Chen, R. Srihari (Janya Inc)

JU_CSE_TAC: RTE (Two-way Task)
Lexical based two-way RTE System at RTE-5
P. Pakray, S. Bandyopadhyay (Jadavpur University)
A. Gelbukh (National Polytechnic Institute)

LIPN: Summarization (Update Task)
Description of the LIPN Systems at TAC2009
A. Bossard (CNRS UMR 7030, University of Paris 13)

NLPR_KBP: KBP (Entity-linking Task)
NLPR_KBP in TAC 2009 KBP Track: A Two-Stage Method to Entity Linking
X. Han, J. Zhao (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

PeMoZa: RTE (Two-way Task)
SemKer: Syntactic/Semantic Kernels for Recognizing Textual Entailment
Y. Mehdad (University of Trento, FBK-irst)
A. Moschitti (University of Trento)
F.M. Zanzotto (University of Rome "Tor Vergata")

PolyU: Summarization (Update Task, AESOP Task)
PolyU at TAC 2009
Y. Ouyang, W. Li (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

PRaSa: Summarization (Update Task, AESOP Task)
On alternative automated content evaluation measures
R. Katragadda (IIIT Hyderabad)

PRIS: KBP (Entity-linking Task, Slot-filling Task)
PRIS at TAC 2009: Experiments in KBP Track
S. Li, S. Gao, Z. Zhang, X. Li, J. Guan, W. Xu, J. Guo (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications)

QUANTA: KBP (Entity-linking Task, Slot-filling Task), RTE (Two-way Task)
THU QUANTA at TAC 2009 KBP and RTE Track
F. Li, Z. Zheng, F. Bu, Y. Tang, X. Zhu, M. Huang (Tsinghua University)

RaliLatl: Summarization (Update Task)
A Symbolic Summarizer with 2 Steps of Sentence Selection for TAC 2009
P.-E. Genest, G. Lapalme (Université de Montréal)
L. Nerima, E. Wehrli (Université de Genéve)

rhodes: RTE (Three-way Task)
A simple system for detecting non-entailment
E. Breck (Rhodes College)

Sagan: RTE (Three-way Task, Search Pilot)
Sagan in TAC2009: Using Support Vector Machines in Recognizing Textual Entailment and TE Search Pilot task
J.J. Castillo (National University of Cordoba)

Siel_09: KBP (Entity-linking Task, Slot-filling Task), RTE (Three-way Task), Summarization (Update)
IIIT Hyderabad at TAC 2009
V. Varma, V. Bharat, S. Kovelamudi, P. Bysani, S. GSK, K. Kumar N, K. Reddy, K. Kumar, N. Maganti (IIIT Hyderabad)

SLP_NTNU: Summarization (Update Task)
The NTNU Summarization System at TAC 2009
S.-H. Lin, B. Chen (National Taiwan Normal University)

ssl: RTE (Three-way Task, Search Pilot)
Believe It or Not: Solving the TAC 2009 Textual Entailment Tasks through an Artificial Believer System
R. Krestel (Universität Hannover)
R. Witte, S. Bergler (Concordia University)

Stanford_UBC: KBP (Entity-linking Task, Slot-filling Task)
Stanford-UBC at TAC-KBP
E. Agirre (University of the Basque Country)
A.X. Chang, D.S. Jurafsky, C.D. Manning, V.I. Spitkovsky, E. Yeh (Stanford University)

TCAR_r6a: KBP (Entity-linking Task, Slot-filling Task)
TCAR at TAC-KBP 2009
P. Schone, A. Goldschen, C. Langley, S. Lewis, B. Onyshkevych (U.S. Department of Defense)
R. Cutts (Henggeler Computer Consultants)
B. Dawson, C. Pfeifer, M. Ursiak (MITRE)
J. MacBride (BBN)
G. Matrangola (SRA International)
C. McDonough (Northrop-Grumman)

THUSUM: Summarization (Update Task)
Tsinghua University at TAC 2009: Summarizing Multi-documents by Information Distance
C. Long, M. Huang, X. Zhu (Tsinghua University)

TRI: Summarization (Update Task, AESOP Task)
Thomson Reuters at TAC 2009: ContextChain and Fractional Conditional Compressibility of Models
F. Schilder, R. Kondadadi, H. Veeramachaneni (Thomson Reuters Corporation)

UAIC2009: RTE (Three-way Task, Search Pilot)
UAIC Participation at RTE5
A. Iftene, M.-A. Moruz ("Al.I. Cuza" University)

UB.dmirg: RTE (Two-way Task)
UB.dmirg: A Syntactic Lexical System for Recognizing Textual Entailments
B. Ofoghi, J. Yearwood (University of Ballarat)

UBSummarizer: Summarization (Update Task)
Utterance Topic Model for Generating Coherent Summaries
P. Das, R. Srihari (University at Buffalo)

uc3m: KBP (Entity-linking Task, Slot-filling Task)
The UC3M team at the Knowledge Base Population task
C. de Pablo-Sánchez, J. Perea, I. Segura-Bedmar, P. Martínez (Charles III University of Madrid)

UI_ccg: RTE (Two-way Task)
Relation Alignment for Textual Entailment Recognition
M. Sammons, V.G.V. Vydiswaran, T. Vieira, N. Johri, M.-W. Chang, D. Goldwasser, V. Srikumar, G. Kundu, Y. Tu, K. Small, J. Rule, Q. Do, D. Roth (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

unimelb: RTE (Search Pilot)
A Baseline Approach to the RTE5 Search Pilot
A. MacKinlay, T. Baldwin (University of Melbourne)

uOttawa: Summarization (Update Task, AESOP Task)
Summarizing with Roget's and with FrameNet
T. Copeck, A. Kennedy, M. Scaiano, D. Inkpen, S. Szpakowicz (University of Ottawa)

UPenn: Summarization (AESOP Task)
Predicting Summary Quality using Limited Human Input
A. Louis, A. Nenkova (University of Pennsylvania)

UWB.JRC.UT: Summarization (Update Task, AESOP Task)
WB-JRC-UT's Participation in TAC 2009: Update Summarization and AESOP Tasks
J. Steinberger (University of West Bohemia)
M. Kabadjov, R. Steinberger (Joint Research Centre, European Commission)
B. Pouliquen (WIPO)
M. Poesio (University of Essex, University of Trento)

VensesTeam: RTE (Two-way Task), Summarization (Update Task)
Semantic Processing for Text Entailment with VENSES
R. Delmonte, S. Tonelli, R. Tripodi (Universitá Cá Foscari)

WHU: Summarization (Update Task)
WHUSUM: Wuhan University at the Update Summarization Task of TAC 2009
P. Hu, D. Ji (Wuhan University)

ZHENG: Summarization (Update Task)
The TITech Summarization System at TAC-2009
Y. Zheng, T. Takenobu (Tokyo Institute of Technology)


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