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TAC 2011
NIST Building 101

Monday, November 14, 2011
07:45 Bus from Gaithersburg Holiday Inn to NIST
Photo identification must be presented at check-in at the Visitor Center if you are driving to NIST. Non-U.S. citizens must provide a passport.

If you are planning to drive a vehicle onto the NIST campus you will be required to show the vehicle registration or the car rental agreement before entering the NIST campus.

Attendees must wear their conference badge at all times while on the campus.
08:00–08:30Workshop Check-InGreen Auditorium area
Continental BreakfastWest Square Cafeteria
08:30–08:45Welcome / OpeningPortrait Room
Ashit Talukder (NIST)
Bonnie Dorr (DARPA)
Hoa Dang (NIST)
08:45–10:30Summarization Session IPortrait Room
08:45–09:15 Overview of the TAC 2011 Summarization Track: Guided and AESOP Task
Karolina Owczarzak, Hoa T. Dang (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
09:15–09:35 SWING: Exploiting Category Specific Information for Guided Summarization    [paper]
Jun-Ping Ng, Praveen Bysani, Ziheng Lin, Min-Yen Kan, Chew-Lim Tan (National University of Singapore)
09:35–09:55 Balanced Coverage of Aspects for Text Summarization    [paper]
Takuya Makino, Hiroya Takamura, Manabu Okumura (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
09:55–10:15 SemQuest: University of Houston's Semantics-based Question Answering System    [paper]
Araly Barrera, Rakesh Verma (University of Houston)
Ryan Vincent (McKendree University)
10:15–10:30 TJU_GSummary at TAC2011: Category-Oriented Extractive Content Selection for Guided Summarization    [paper]
Ruifang He, Kang Fu (Tianjin University)
10:30–11:00BreakWest Square Cafeteria
11:00–12:50Summarization Session IIPortrait Room
11:00–11:35 TAC2011 MultiLing Pilot Overview    [paper]
George Giannakopoulos (NCSR Demokritos)
Mahmoud El-Haj (University of Essex)
Benoit Favre (Aix-Marseille University)
Marianna Litvak (Sami Shamoon Acedemic College of Engineering)
Josef Steinberger (JRC)
Vasudeva Varma (IIIT Hyderabad)
11:35–11:55 CLASSY Summarization -- English and Beyond    [paper]
John M. Conroy, Judith D. Schlesinger (IDA/Center for Computing Sciences)
Jeff Kubina (Dept. of Defense)
Peter A. Rankel, Dianne P. O'Leary (University of Maryland)
11:55–12:15 Towards Language-Independent News Summarization    [paper]
Josef Steinberger, Mijail Kabadjov, Ralf Steinberger, Hristo Tanev, Marco Turchi, Vanni Zavarella (Joint Research Centre)
12:15–12:35 Global and Local Models for Multi-Document Summarization    [paper]
Pradipto Das, Rohini Srihari (SUNY Buffalo)
12:35–12:50 Are These Systems Significantly Different?
IDA Center for Computing Sciences
12:50–13:50LunchWest Square Cafeteria
13:50–15:35RTE SessionPortrait Room
13:50–14:30 The Seventh PASCAL Recognizing Textual Entailment Challenge    [paper]
Luisa Bentivogli (FBK-irst)
Peter Clark (Vulcan Inc.)
Ido Dagan (Bar-Ilan University)
Danilo Giampiccolo (CELCT)
14:30–14:50 Knowledge and Tree-Edits in Learnable Entailment Proofs    [paper]
Asher Stern, Shachar Mirkin, Eyal Shnarch, Lili Kotlerman, Ido Dagan (Bar-Ilan University)
Amnon Lotan, Jonathan Berant (Tel-Aviv University)
14:50–15:10 Using MT-Based Metrics for RTE    [paper]
Alexander Volokh, Günter Neumann (DFKI)
15:10–15:35 Question Answering for Machine Reading Evaluation
Anselmo Peñas (UNED)
15:35–16:45Poster/Demo Session with BreakGreen Auditorium Area
16:45–17:30RTE Discussion and Planning SessionPortrait Room
17:30 Bus from NIST to Gaithersburg Holiday Inn
18:15 Bus from Gaithersburg Holiday Inn to Growlers
18:30–21:00TAC DinnerGrowlers, Gaithersburg, MD
21:00 Bus from Growlers to Gaithersburg Holiday Inn
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
08:00 Bus from Gaithersburg Holiday Inn to NIST
Attendees must wear their conference badge at all times while on the campus.
08:00–08:45Continental BreakfastWest Square Cafeteria
08:45–10:00Summarization Discussion and Planning SessionPortrait Room
MultiLing Summarization
George Giannakopoulos (NCSR Demokritos)
Summarization of Scientific Articles
Lucy Vanderwende (Microsoft Research)
10:00–10:20BreakWest Square Cafeteria
10:20–12:30KBP Session IPortrait Room
10:20–11:10 Overview of the TAC2011 Knowledge Base Population Track
Heng Ji (City University of New York)
Ralph Grishman (New York University)
Hoa T. Dang (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
Xuansong Li, Joe Ellis, Kira Griffit, Stephanie M. Strassel, Robert Parker, Jonathan Wright (Linguistic Data Consortium)
11:10–11:30 TAC Entity Linking by Performing Full-document Entity Extraction and Disambiguation    [paper]
Silviu Cucerzan (Microsoft Research)
11:30–11:50 I2R-NUS-MSRA at TAC 2011: Entity Linking    [paper]
Wei Zhang, Chew Lim Tan (National University of Singapore)
Jian Su, Bin Chen, Wenting Wang, Zhiqiang Toh, Yanchuan Sim (Institute for Infocomm Research)
Yunbo Cao, Chin Yew Lin (Microsoft Research Asia)
11:50–12:10 Supervised Learning for Linking Named Entities to Knowledge Base Entries    [paper]
Ivo Anastácio, Bruno Martins, Pável Calado (INESC-ID Lisboa)
12:10–12:30 Cross-Language Entity Linking in Maryland during a Hurricane    [paper]
Paul McNamee, James Mayfield, Veselin Stoyanov (Johns Hopkins University)
Douglas W. Oard, Tan Xu, Wu Ke, David Doermann (University of Maryland, College Park)
12:30–13:30LunchWest Square Cafeteria
13:30–15:20KBP Session IIPortrait Room
13:30–13:52 CUNY-UIUC-SRI TAC-KBP2011 Entity Linking System Description    [paper]
Taylor Cassidy, Zheng Chen, Javier Artiles, Heng Ji (City University of New York)
Hongbo Deng, Lev-Arie Ratinov, Jiawei Han, Dan Roth (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Jing Zheng (SRI International)
13:52–14:14 HITS' Cross-lingual Entity Linking System at TAC 2011: One Model for All Languages    [paper]
Angela Fahrni, Michael Strube (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies)
14:14–14:36 Cross-Lingual Cross-Document Coreference with Entity Linking    [paper]
Sean Monahan, John Lehmann, Timothy Nyberg, Jesse Plymale, Arnold Jung (Language Computer Corporation)
14:36–14:58 New York University 2011 System for KBP Slot Filling    [paper]
Ang Sun, Ralph Grishman, Wei Xu, Bonan Min (New York University)
14:58–15:20 CUNY BLENDER TAC-KBP2011 Temporal Slot Filling System Description    [paper]
Javier Artiles, Qi Li, Taylor Cassidy, Suzanne Tamang and Heng Ji (City University of New York)
15:20–15:50BreakWest Square Cafeteria
15:50–17:20KBP Discussion and Planning SessionPortrait Room
Knowledge Base Acceleration at TREC 2012
John Frank (MIT)
Ian Soboroff (NIST)
Managing Uncertainty in KBs with Probabilistic Databases
Andrew McCallum (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
17:20–17:30TAC 2011 ClosePortrait Room
17:30 Bus from NIST to Gaithersburg Holiday Inn

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