Monday to Wednesday: Plenary

Schedule for the 2018 DELPH-IN Summit at the University of Chicago Center in Paris (6 rue Thomas Mann). Welcome coffee on arrival from 9:00 onwards.

Monday, 18 June

9:30-11:00 Plenary Session 1 -- Chair: Sanghoun




Site Updates (8 minutes each)

Cambridge (Guy Emerson)

Paris (Berthold Crysmann)

Singapore (Francis Bond)

Stanford / Trondheim (Dan Flickinger)

Sussex (John Carroll)

Washington (Emily Bender)


Information extraction in the oil & gas domain using the IBM English Slot Grammar (Alexandre Rademaker: 10+10)

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-13:00 Plenary Session 2 -- Chair: Dan


Nominalized clauses in the Grammar Matrix (Kristen Howell, Olga Zamaraeva & Emily Bender: 5 Blitz)

Clausal modifiers in the LinGO Grammar Matrix (Kristen Howell & Olga Zamaraeva: 5 Blitz)

Clausal complements in the Grammar Matrix (Olga Zamaraeva, Kristen Howell & Emily Bender: 20+10)

Improved type hierarchy processing and display (John Carroll: 20+10)

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 Plenary Session 3 -- Chair: TBA


Discussion: Applications of MRS to downstream NLP tasks, in particular for language generation (Jan Buys) Notes

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-18:00 Plenary Session 4 -- Chair: Francis


Indra update (David Moeljadi: 5+5)

Recent partnership for the development of !BrGram (Alexandre Rademaker: 10+10)

Error analysis of a neural MRS parser (Jan Buys & Emily Bender: 20+10)

Towards a new release of the ERG (Dan Flickinger: 20+10)

Tuesday, 19 June

9:30-11:00 Plenary Session 5 -- Chair: Emily


Discussion: WH-questions in the Grammar Matrix: A start (Olga Zamaraeva) notes

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-13:00 Plenary Session 6 -- Chair: Guy


DMRS to text generation with neural networks (Jan Buys: 20+10)

Dialogue management framework for virtual agents (Bernd Kiefer: 20+10)

Neural networks for transducing between DMRS graphs in English and Japanese (Jan Buys: 10+10)

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 Plenary Session 7 -- Chair: Berthold


Linguistic type database update (Francis Bond: 5 Blitz)

Integrated semantic framework (Francis Bond: 5+5)

A parsing model and a generation model for graph-structured syntacto-semantic representations (Weiwei Sun: 10+10)

Scope of temporal modifiers: Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the MRS scoping machinery (Guy Emerson: 20+10)

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-18:00 Plenary Session 8 -- Chair: Bernd


Raising/control safari: How the ERG's inventory compares to what's studied in the theoretical literature (Emily Bender & Dan Flickinger: 10+10)


Discussion: ERG Semantic Documentation (ESD) focus group (Dan Flickinger, Stephan Oepen & Emily Bender)

Wednesday, 20 June

9:30-11:00 Plenary Session 9 -- Chair: Jan


Helping engineering students writing better English (Luis Morgado da Costa: 5+5)

Using the DELPH-IN resources for second language acquisition studies (Sanghoun Song: 10+10)

Feature resolution via lists (Gabriel Aguila-Multner & Berthold Crysmann: 20+10)

Business Meeting (All: 30)

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-13:00 Plenary Session 10 -- Chair: John


Discussion: How could the HPSG and Universal Dependencies communities benefit each other for some integration? (Alexandre Rademaker) notes


Planning Special Interest Groups (All: 30)
Spreadsheet --- max=8 --- 0.5, 1 to show interest

13:00-14:30 Lunch

17:00 Excursion (walk along the Seine towards île St Louis and île de la Cité), followed by Dinner @ Le Loubnane (8pm) Itinerary: Presse Café (meeting place), Batofar, Austerlitz, Jardin des Plantes, Mosquée de Paris, Austerlitz, along the Seine to Institut du monde arabe (roof terrace), Boulevard St. German, rue des Bernadins (I.L.P.G.A.) etc.

Thursday and Friday: Sub-Group Meetings

University of Paris Diderot, bâtiment Olympe de Gouges, rooms 126 & 127, 8 rue Albert Einstein, 75013 Paris.

Access: go through main gates straight to the garden behind the red flight of steps. Enter the building through the glass doors near the terrace at the end of the green. Take the stairs (inside the building) to your left, go up one flight and through the green door.

Thursday, 21 June

9:30-11:00 SIG Session 1

9:30 in 126

Tutorial and Discussion: Deep learning for NLP, parsing and generation (Jan Buys)

9:30 in 127

How to teach grammar engineering (Sanghoun Song)

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-13:00 SIG Session 2

11:30 in 126

Teaching old-school semantics to new people who are trying to reinvent semantics (Alexander Koller)

11:30 in 127

Use of DELPH-IN technology and resources for flexible dialogue systems (Bernd Kiefer)

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 SIG Session 3

14:30 in 126

Unifying lexical resources (e.g. using WordNet or PARC's UL) (Alexandre Rademaker)

14:30 in 127

Constraining composition (Ann Copestake)

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-18:00 SIG Session 4

16:30 in 126

Comparing and combining methods for mapping between strings and graphs (Alexander Koller)

16:30 in 127

Grammar engineering environment on top of LKB-FOS (Berthold Crysmann, John Carroll)

Friday, 22 June

9:30-11:00 SIG Session 5

9:30 in 126

Tutorial: The ERG - how to use it and how to contribute to improving results with technical/scientific texts (Dan Flickinger; requester: Alexandre Rademaker)

9:30 in 127

Pragmatic reasoning in the Rational Speech Acts framework (Guy Emerson)

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-13:00 SIG Session 6

11:30 in 126

Tutorial: HPSG grammar development starting from an existing grammar (Kristen Howell, Olga Zamaraeva; requester: Alexandre Rademaker)

11:30 in 127

Underspecification of PP attachment (Emily Bender, Guy Emerson)

13:00-14:30 Lunch (La petite casserole, 64 rue Cantagrel, 75013)

14:30-16:00 SIG Session 7

14:30 in 126

Tutorial: Introduction to Jacy (David Moeljadi)

14:30 in 127

NL Generation from MRS-induced/deduced/reduced meaning representations (Weiwei Sun)

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-18:00 SIG Session 8

16:30 in 126

Noun incorporation (Angelina McMillan-Major)

DiderotSchedule (last edited 2018-06-22 13:14:31 by EmilyBender)

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