CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN WORKSHOP ON OPEN-DOMAIN QUESTION ANSWERING

An ACL'2001 Workshop to be held in Toulouse, France
July 6, 2001
URL: http://www.irit.fr/ACTIVITES/EQ_ILPL/aclWeb/acl2001.html

REGISTRATION: see http://www.irit.fr/ACTIVITES/EQ_ILPL/aclWeb/acl2001.html
* Early registration: by May 24 (lower registration fee)
* Late registration: May 25 - June 24
* After June 24th, registration will be on site only

INVITED SPEAKER

John Prange, ARDA

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

9:00 - 10:00 Welcome + overview
10:00 - 10:25 E. Breck. M. Light, G. Mann. E. Riloff, B. Brown, P. Anand, M. Rooth and M. Thelen
"Looking under the Hood: Tools for Diagnosing your Question Answering Engine"
10:25 - 10:50 H. Kim, K. Kim, G.G. Lee and J. Seo
"MAYA: A Fast Question-Answering System Based on a Predictive Answer Indexer"
10:50 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 11:40 U. Hermjakob
"Parsing and Question Classification for Question Answering"
11:40 - 12:05 G. S. Mann
"A statistical method for short answer extraction"
12:05 - 12:30 R. Zajac
"Towards Ontological Question Answering"
12:30 - 1:45 Lunch
1:45 - 2:10 M.Pasca and S.Harabagiu
"Answer Mining from On-Line Documents"
2:10 - 2:35 O. Ferret, B. Grau, M. Hurault-Plantet, G. Illouz and C. Jacquemin
"Terminological variants for document selection and question/answer matching"
2:35 - 3:30 A. Fujii and T. Ishikawa
"Question answering using encyclopedic knowledge generated from the Web"
3:30 - 4:00 Break
4:00 - 5:00 Keynote Speech - John Prange
"Advanced Question and Answering: The Right Problem at the Right Time or a Bridge Too Far?"
5:00 - 5:45 Panel - John Prange, Donna Harman, Sanda Harabagiu, Yael Ravin
"The Future of Q/A"

PROGRAM COMMITTEE


Jamie Callan, CMU
Jaime Carbonell, CMU
Donna Harman, NIST
Graeme Hirst, Toronto
erry Hobbs, SRI
Christian Jacquemin, LIMSI
Liz Liddy, Syracuse
Marc Light, MITRE
Dekang Lin, Alberta
Steve Maiorano, AAT
Dan Moldovan, SMU
Dragomir Radev, Michigan
Tomek Strzalkowski, SUNY Albany
Ellen Voorhees, NIST

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE


Yael Ravin, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
John Prager, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Sanda Harabagiu, SMU