Instruction for presenters:

Papers accepted as Oral will be allocated 15 minutes in the conference program, including the introduction, any questions and switching between presentations. Presenters should limit their talk to maximum 12 minutes. It is important that the sessions remain on time. A session chair will be assigned to each session to make sure the schedule is maintained and to coordinate the question-answer portion of your talk. Please follow the instructions of the session chair during your talk.

Papers accepted as Poster will be presented during a poster session of around 30 minutes. Presenters are also required to advertise their poster in a short booster session (5 minutes each including switching between presentations). For each poster, a self-standing poster easel measuring 100 cm wide and 200 cm high will be made available. Poster size should not exceed 90x120 cm (A0 portrait).

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Thursday, December 3

Giovedì 3 Dicembre

08.00 - 09.00 Registration
09.00 - 09.20 Opening
09.20 - 10.15
Invited talk - Paola Merlo (University of Geneve):                  
The Quest for Language Universals: Multi-lingual Computational Results and methods
10.15 - 10.45 Session: NLP and Digital Humanities & NLP and Social Media (chair: A. Lenci)
Giovanni Colavizza and Frédéric Kaplan.
On Mining Citations to Primary and Secondary Sources in Historiography

Giorgio Guzzetta and Federico Nanni.
Computing, memory and writing: some reflections on an early experiment in digital literary studies
10.45 - 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.30 Session: NLP and Digital Humanities & NLP and Social Media (chair: F. Chiusaroli)
Stefan Richter, Andrea Cimino, Felice Dell'Orletta and Giulia Venturi.
Tracking the Evolution of Written Language Competence: an NLP-based Approach

Mirko Lai, Cristina Bosco, Viviana Patti and Daniela Virone.
Building a Corpus on a Debate on Political Reform in Twitter

Sabrina Stehwien and Sebastian Pado.
Generalization in Native Language Identification: Learners versus Scientists

Giuseppe Attardi, Laura Gorrieri, Alessio Miaschi and Ruggero Petrolito.
Deep Learning for Social Sensing from Tweets

Maria Laura Pierucci.
Le scritture brevi dello storytelling: analisi di case studies di successo

Alessandro Mazzei.
Generare messaggi persuasivi per una dieta salutare
12.30 - 13.30 Session: Semantics and Knowledge Acquisition & Pragmatics and Creativity (chair: R. Delmonte)
Elena Cabrio and Serena Villata.
Inconsistencies Detection in Bipolar Entailment Graphs

Pierpaolo Basile, Annalina Caputo and Giovanni Semeraro.
Entity Linking for Italian Tweets

Anna Feltracco, Elisabetta Jezek, Bernardo Magnini and Simone Magnolini.
Annotating opposition among verb senses: a crowdsourcing experiment

Fabio Celli and Luca Polonio.
Facebook and the Real World: Correlations between Online and Offline Conversations
13.30 - 14.20 Lunch
14.20 - 14.30 In memory of Gianni Lazzari and Andrea Paoloni
14.30 - 15.45 Panel: "Scienza del linguaggio in Italia: azioni di coordinamento tra associazioni".
Invited panelists: Amedeo Cesta (AI*IA), Bernardo Magnini (AILC), Franco Cutugno (AISV), Marco Cruciani (AISC), Anna De Meo (AITLA), Francesca Chiusaroli (SIG), Alessandro Vietti (SLI), Federico Boschetti (AIUCD)
15.45 - 16.15 Booster Session: NLP and Digital Humanities & NLP and Social Media (chair: E. Cabrio)
Giovanni Moretti, Rachele Sprugnoli and Sara Tonelli.
Digging in the Dirt: Extracting Keyphrases from Texts with KD

Marco Stranisci, Cristina Bosco, Viviana Patti and Delia Irazú Hernández-Farías.
Analyzing and annotating for sentiment analysis the socio-political debate on "La Buona Scuola"

Serena Pelosi.
SentIta and Doxa: Italian Databases and Tools for Sentiment Analysis Purposes

Evgeny Stepanov and Giuseppe Riccardi.
Sentiment Polarity Classification with Low-level Discourse-based Features

Tobias Horsmann and Torsten Zesch.
Effectiveness of Domain Adaptation Approaches for Social Media PoS Tagging

Giuseppe Castellucci, Danilo Croce and Roberto Basili.
A Graph-based Model of Contextual Information in Sentiment Analysis over Twitter
16.15 - 16.30 Coffee Break
16.30 - 16.55 Booster Session: Semantics and Knowledge Acquisition (chair: M. Nissim)
Lorenzo Gregori, Andrea Amelio Ravelli and Alessandro Panunzi.
Linking dei contenuti multimediali tra ontologie multilingui: i verbi di azione tra IMAGACT e BabelNet

Irene Russo and Irene De Felice.
Learning Grasping Possibilities for Artifacts: Dimensions, Weights and Distributional Semantics

Flavio Massimiliano Cecchini and Elisabetta Fersini.
Word Sense Discrimination: A Gangplank Algorithm

Luigi Di Caro, Alice Ruggeri, Loredana Cupi, Livio Robaldo, Guido Boella and Kolawole John Adebayo.
From a Lexical to a Semantic Distributional Hypothesis

Francis Bond and Giulia Bonansinga.
Exploring Cross-Lingual Sense Mapping in a Multilingual Parallel Corpus
16.55 - 17.30 Poster Session (all poster presented in the booster sessions)
17.30 - 18.30 General assembly of AILC

       20.00  Social dinner at Forst,  Via Oss Mazzurana 38, Trento: MENU.



Friday, December 4

09.00 - 09.50
Invited Talk - Enrique Alfonseca (Google Research Zurich):                  
 Language Technologies at Google

09.50 - 10.35 Session: IE and IR & Machine Translation (chair: J. Monti)
Daniele Bonadiman, Aliaksei Severyn and Alessandro Moschitti.
Deep Neural Networks for Named Entity Recognition in Italian

Raffaele Guarasci and Alessandro Maisto.
New wine in old wineskins: a morphology-based approach to translate medical terminology

Francesca Chiusaroli.
La scrittura in emoji tra dizionario e traduzione
10.35 - 10.50 Coffee Break
10.50 - 11.50 Session: Spoken language processing & Morphology, Syntax and Parsing (chair: F. Tamburini)
Paolo Dragone and Pierre Lison.
An Active Learning Approach to the Classification of Non-Sentential Utterances

Hamed Zamani, Josè G. C. de Souza, Matteo Negri, Marco Turchi and Daniele Falavigna.
Reference-free and Confidence-independent Binary Quality Estimation for Automatic Speech Recognition

Giuseppe Attardi, Simone Saletti and Maria Simi.
Evolution of Italian Treebank and Dependency Parsing towards Universal Dependencies

Giuseppe Attardi, Vittoria Cozza and Daniele Sartiano.
Detecting the scope of negations in clinical notes
11.50 - 12.20 Session: Towards EVALITA 2016: challenges, methodologies and tasks (chair: V. Patti)
Pierpaolo Basile, Valerio Basile, Malvina Nissim and Nicole Novielli.
Deep Tweets: from Entity Linking to Sentiment Analysis

Anne-Lyse Minard, Manuela Speranza, Rachele Sprugnoli and Tommaso Caselli.
FacTA: Evaluation of Event Factuality and Temporal Anchoring

Rachele Sprugnoli, Felice Dell'Orletta, Tommaso Caselli, Simonetta Montemagni and Cristina Bosco.
Parsing Events: a New Perspective on Old Challenges
12.20 - 12.50

Panel: "Raising Interest and Collecting Suggestions on the EVALITA Evaluation Campaign" (introduction: R. Sprugnoli, chair: F. Cutugno)
Invited panelists:
Giuseppe Attardi (Univ. of Pisa), Malvina Nissim (Univ. of Groningen), Maria Palmerini (Cedat85)

12.50 - 13.30 Panel: "Computational Linguistics in Italian Industries" (chair: R. Basili)
Invited panelists: F. Nardelli (Expert System), R. Romagnoli (Almawave), O. Signori (Euregio), A. Bolioli (CELI), D. De Cao (Reveal)
13.30 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 15.15 Session: Linguistic resources (chair: M. Simi)
Marco Passarotti, Berta González Saavedra and Christophe Onambélé Manga.
Somewhere between Valency Frames and Synsets. Comparing Latin Vallex and Latin WordNet

Johanna Monti, Federico Sangati and Mihael Arcan.
TED-MWE: a bilingual parallel corpus with MWE annotation

Alessia Barbagli, Pietro Lucisano, Felice Dell'Orletta, Simonetta Montemagni and Giulia Venturi.
CItA: un Corpus di Produzioni Scritte di Apprendenti l'Italiano L1 Annotato con Errori
15.15 - 16.10 Booster Session: Linguistic resources (chair: T. Caselli)
Manuela Speranza and Anne-Lyse Minard.
Cross-language projection of multilayer semantic annotation in the NewsReader Wikinews Italian Corpus (WItaC)

Fabrizio Esposito, Pierpaolo Basile, Francesco Cutugno and Marco Venuti.
The CompWHoB Corpus: Computational Construction, Annotation and Linguistic Analysis of the White House Press Briefings Corpus

Riccardo Del Gratta, Francesca Frontini, Monica Monachini, Gabriella Pardelli, Irene Russo, Roberto Bartolini, Sara Goggi, Fahad Khan, Valeria Quochi, Claudia Soria and Nicoletta Calzolari.
Visualising Italian Language Resources: a Snapshot

Verena Lyding, Michel Généreux, Katalin Szabò and Johannes Andresen.
The OPATCH corpus platform – facing heterogeneous groups of texts and users

Dominique Brunato and Felice Dell'Orletta.
ISACCO: a corpus for investigating spoken and written language development in Italian school-age children

Marco Angster.
Bolzano/Bozen Corpus: Coding Information about the Speaker in IMDI Metadata Structure

Malvina Nissim, Sara Castagnoli, Francesca Masini, Gianluca Lebani, Lucia Passaro and Alessandro Lenci.
Automatic extraction of Word Combinations from corpora: evaluating methods and benchmarks

Yuri Bizzoni, Federico Boschetti, Riccardo Del Gratta and Marianne Reboul.
Enhancing the Accuracy of Ancient Greek WordNet by Multilingual Distributional Semantics

Fathi Fawi.
Costituzione di un corpus giuridico parallelo italiano-arabo

Marilena Di Bari, Serge Sharoff and Martin Thomas.
A manually-annotated Italian corpus for fine-grained sentiment analysis
16.10 - 16.25 Coffee Break
16.25 - 16.55 Booster Session: IE and IR & MT & Morphology, Syntax and Parsing (chair: F. dell'Orletta)
Lucia C. Passaro, Laura Pollacci and Alessandro Lenci.
ItEM: A Vector Space Model to Bootstrap an Italian Emotive Lexicon

Manuela Sanguinetti.
Experimenting the use of catenae in Phrase-Based SMT

Fathi Fawi and Rodolfo Delmonte.
Italian-Arabic domain terminology extraction from parallel corpora

Ouafae Nahli and Simone Marchi.
Improvements on Written Arabic Word Parsing through Orthographic, Syntactic and Semantic constraints

Michele Filannino and Marilena Di Bari.
Gold standard vs. silver standard: the case of dependency parsing for Italian

Federico Giusfredi.
Phrase Structure and Ancient Anatolian languages Methodology and challenges for a Luwian syntactic annotation
16.55 - 17.40 Poster Session (all posters presented in the booster sessions above)
17.40 - 18.00 Best paper awards and conclusion