Program

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Wednesday 28 September

Reception 8h30 Anne-Lise Charbonnier and Nicolas Alcaraz
Welcome 9h15 Claire Gardent and Kristina Striegnitz
Invited Talk 9h30 Oliver Lemon

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Coffe Break 10:30 - 11:00
ENLG Talks: Tailoring text to users 11:00 - 11:30 Advaith Siddharthan

Text Simplification using Typed Dependencies: A Comparison of the Robustness of Different Generation Strategies

11:30 - 12:00 Saad Mahamood and Ehud Reiter

Generating Affective Natural Language for Parents of Neonatal Infants

12:00 - 12:30 Rahul Sambaraju, Ehud Reiter, Robert Logie, Andy Mckinlay, Chris Mcvittie, Albert Gatt and Cindy Sykes.

What is in a text and what does it do: Qualitative Evaluations of an NLG system – the BT-Nurse – using content analysis and discourse analysis

Lunch 12:30 - 1:30
ENLG Talks: Referring expression generation 1:30 - 2:00 Christian Chiarcos

Evaluating Salience Metrics for the Context-Adequate Realization of Discourse Referents

2:00 - 2:30 Henriette Viethen, Robert Dale and Markus Guhe

The Impact of Visual Context on the Content of Referring Expressions

Coffe Break 2:30 - 3:00
3:00 - 3:30 Ielka van der Sluis and Saturnino Luz

A Cross-Linguistic Study on the Production of Multimodal Referring Expressions in Dialogue

3:30 - 4:00 Margaret Mitchell, Kees Van Deemter and Ehud Reiter

An Algorithm for Generating Size Modifiers

Birds of a Feather sessions 4:00 - 5:00 Submit proposals to striegnk@union.edu by August 15
SimpleNLG User Group Meeting 4:00 - 5:00 Organised by Ehud Reiter
Bowling and Drinks 6:30 - 8:00

Thursday 29 September

Invited Talk 9h30 - 10:30 Jeff Orkin

MIT Media Lab, USA

Coffe Break 10:30 - 11:00
ENLG Talks: Knowledge representation and NLG: expressing semantic, rhetorical and temporal relations 11:00 - 11:30 Nadjet Bouayad-Agha, Gerard Casamayor and Leo Wanner

Content selection from an ontology-based knowledge base for the generation of football summaries

11:30 - 12:00 Richard Power

Deriving rhetorical relationships from semantic content

12:00 - 12:30 Albert Gatt and Francois Portet

If it may have happened before it happened, but not necessarily before

Lunch 12:30 - 1:30
Generation Challenge Talks and Posters 1:30 - 1:40 Generation Challenges Overview
1:40 - 1:55 Result Presentations: SR, HOO, GIVE
2:55 - 3:40 Presentation of Planned Tasks: SR Spanish, Question Generation 2nd Edition, GRUVE
3:40 - 5:00 Generation Challenges Poster Session (with coffee)
City tour 6:00 - 7:00 Guided Tour in the Old Town
Banquet 7:30 In the Townhall Grands Salons

Friday 30 September

ENLG Talks: Optimizing task success in interactive systems 9:30 - 10:00 Verena Rieser, Simon Keizer, Oliver Lemon and Xingkun Liu

Adaptive Information Presentation for Spoken Dialogue Systems: Evaluation with real users

10:00 - 10:30 Nina Dethlefs and Heriberto Cuayáhuitl

Combining Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning and Bayesian Networks for Natural Language Generation in Situated Dialogue

10:30 - 11:00 Konstantina Garoufi and Alexander Koller

Combining symbolic and corpus-based approaches for the generation of successful referring expressions

ENLG Posters 11:00 - 12:30
Marcel Bollmann

Adapting SimpleNLG to German

Laurence Danlos, Frédéric Meunier and Vanessa Combet

EasyText : an Operational NLG System

Valerio Basile and Johan Bos

Towards Generating Text from Discourse Representation Structures

Thomas Bouttaz, Edoardo Pignotti, Chris Mellish and Peter Edwards

A Policy-Based Approach to Context Dependent Natural Language Generation

Sandra Williams, Allan Third and Richard Power

Levels of organisation in ontology verbalisation

Diana Trandabat

Using semantic roles to improve summaries

Alessandro Mazzei

Building a Generator for Italian Sign Language

Andrew Walker, Advaith Siddharthan and Andrew Starkey

Investigation into Human Preference between Common and Unambiguous Lexical Substitutions

Saturnino Luz and Ielka Van Der Sluis

Production of Demonstratives in Dutch, English and Portuguese Dialogues

Fadi Abu Sheikha and Diana Inkpen. Generation of Formal and Informal Sentences
Michael White

Glue Rules for Robust Chart Realization

Francois Lareau, Mark Dras and Robert Dale

Detecting Interesting Event Sequences for Sports Reporting

Lunch 12:30 - 1:30
Invited Talk 1:30 - 2:30 Johanna Moore

University of Edinburgh, UK

Coffe Break 2:30 - 3:00
Generation Challenge 3:00 - 5:00 Working Groups (SR,HOO,GIVE and GRUVE)
Concluding Remarks 5:00 - 5:15 The END