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TAC 2012
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
NIST Building 101

Monday, November 5, 2012
08:15 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.
08:00–09:00Workshop Check-InGreen Auditorium area
Continental BreakfastWest Square Cafeteria
09:00–09:20Welcome / OpeningPortrait Room
Bonnie Dorr, Boyan Onyshkevych (U.S. Department of Defense)
Hoa Trang Dang (NIST)
09:20–10:40KBP Entity-Linking Session IPortrait Room
09:20–09:50 Overview of the KBP 2012 Entity-Linking Tasks
Linguistic Resources for the KBP 2012 Entity-Linking Evaluations    [paper]
James Mayfield (Johns Hopkins University)
Javier Artiles (Rakuten Institute of Technology)
Hoa Trang Dang (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
Joe Ellis, Xuansong Li, Kira Griffitt, Stephanie M. Strassel, Jonathan Wright (Linguistic Data Consortium)
09:50–10:20 Across-Document Neighborhood Expansion for Candidate Retrieval    [paper]
Laura Dietz, Jeffrey Dalton (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
10:20–10:40 JVN-TDT Entity Linking Systems at TAC-KBP2012    [paper]
Hien T. Nguyen (Ton Duc Thang University)
Huy H. Minh (Ton Duc Thang University and John von Neumann Institute)
Tru H. Cao, Trong T. Nguyen (John von Neumann Institute and Ho Chi Minh City University of Technlogy)
10:40–11:10BreakWest Square Cafeteria
11:10–12:30KBP Entity-Linking Session IIPortrait Room
11:10–11:40 Basis Technology at TAC 2012 Entity Linking    [paper]
James Clarke, Yuval Merhav, Ghalib Suleiman, Shuai Zheng, David Murgatroyd (Basis Technology Corp.)
11:40–12:10 Joint Entity Linking and Clustering    [paper]
Angela Fahrni, Thierry Göckel, Michael Strube (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies)
12:10–12:30 Effective Methods and Query Selection for NIL Entity Clustering    [paper]
Zheng Chen, Heng Ji (City University of New York)
12:30–13:30LunchWest Square Cafeteria
13:30–15:30KBP Slot-Filling SessionPortrait Room
13:30–14:00 Overview of the KBP 2012 Slot-Filling Task
Linguistic Resources for the KBP 2012 Slot-Filling Evaluation    [paper]
James Mayfield (Johns Hopkins University)
Javier Artiles (Rakuten Institute of Technology)
Hoa Trang Dang (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
Joe Ellis, Xuansong Li, Kira Griffitt, Stephanie M. Strassel, Jonathan Wright (Linguistic Data Consortium)
14:00–14:25 The NYU 2012 KBP Slot-filling system: improving distant supervision    [paper]
Bonan Min, Xiang Li, Ralph Grishman (New York University)
Ang Sun (Intelius)
14:25–14:45 An enhanced adaboost pattern-matching system for slot filling    [paper]
Yan Li, Sijia Chen, Zhihua Zhou, Jie Yin, Hao Luo, Liyin Hong, Weiran Xu, Guang Chen, Jun Guo (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications)
14:45–15:00 Automatic Slot Filling Validation to Speed up Human Assessment    [paper]
Suzanne Tamang, Heng Ji (City University of New York)
15:00–15:30 BioASQ: A Challenge on Large-Scale Biomedical Semantic Indexing and Question Answering
Georgios Paliouras (NCSR "Demokritos")
15:30–17:00Poster/Demo Session with BreakGreen Auditorium Area
17:00 Bus from NIST to Gaithersburg Holiday Inn
18:00 Bus from Gaithersburg Holiday Inn to Flaming Pit
18:00–21:00TAC DinnerFlaming Pit, Gaithersburg, MD
21:00 Bus from Flaming Pit to Gaithersburg Holiday Inn
 
 
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
08:15 Bus from Gaithersburg Holiday Inn to NIST
Attendees must wear their conference badge at all times while on the campus.
08:00–09:00Continental BreakfastWest Square Cafeteria
09:00–10:30KBP Cold Start SessionPortrait Room
09:00–09:30 Overview of the KBP 2012 Cold Start Task
Linguistic Resources for the KBP 2012 Cold Start Evaluation    [paper]
James Mayfield (Johns Hopkins University)
Javier Artiles (Rakuten Institute of Technology)
Hoa Trang Dang (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
Joe Ellis, Xuansong Li, Kira Griffitt, Stephanie M. Strassel, Jonathan Wright (Linguistic Data Consortium)
09:30–09:45 Lorify: A Framework for Cold-Start Knowledge Base Population    [paper]
Sean Monahan, Dean Carpenter (Language Computer Corporation)
09:45–10:00 The Intelius-NYU TAC-KBP2012 Cold Start System    [paper]
Ang Sun, Xin Wang, Sen Xu, Yigit Kiran, Shakthi Poornima, Andrew Borthwick (Intelius Inc.)
Ralph Grishman (New York University)
10:00–10:30 A Journey from Absolute Zero: The HLTCOE KELVIN System    [paper]
Paul McNamee, Veselin Stoyanov, James Mayfield (Johns Hopkins University HLTCOE)
Tim Finin, Tim Oates (University of Maryland Baltimore County)
Tan Xu, Douglas Oard (University of Maryland College Park)
Dawn Lawrie (Loyola College in Maryland)
10:30–11:00BreakWest Square Cafeteria
11:00–12:30KBP Discussion and Planning SessionPortrait Room
Knowledge Base Acceleration at TREC 2012
John Frank (MIT)
KBP 2013 Planning
12:30–14:00LunchWest Square Cafeteria
14:00 Bus from NIST to Gaithersburg Holiday Inn

If you have made arrangements to be picked up from NIST Building 101 by an airport shuttle or taxi at the end of the workshop, a sign-up sheet will be available at the registration desk for you to give us your name, time of your pickup, and the shuttle/taxi name. Without this information the shuttle/taxi will not be allowed in the NIST gate. Please provide this information as early as possible.

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