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TAC 2008
NIST Building 101

Revised Nov. 16, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008
08:30 NIST bus from Gaithersburg Holiday Inn to NIST
On your first day at NIST only: 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.
Attendees must wear their conference badge at all times while on the campus.
08:30-09:30Workshop Check-InRed Auditorium area
Continental BreakfastWest Square Cafeteria
09:30-10:45TAC Overview, RTE Session IRed Auditorium
09:30–10:15 Welcome, TAC Overview
Hoa Trang Dang (NIST)
10:15–10:45 The Fourth PASCAL Recognizing Textual Entailment Challenge
Danilo Giampicolo, Hoa Trang Dang, Bernardo Magnini, Ido Dagan, and Bill Dolan
10:45–11:15BreakWest Square Cafeteria
11:15-12:55RTE Session IIRed Auditorium
11:15–11:40 Application of LCC's GROUNDHOG System for RTE4
Andrew Hickl and Jeremy Bensley (lcc)
11:40–12:05 UAIC Participation at RTE4
Adrian Iftene (UAIC2008)
12:05–12:30 THU QUANTA at TAC 2008 QA and RTE track
Fangtao Li, Zhicheng Zheng, Tang Yang, Fan Bu, Rong Ge, Xiaoyan Zhu, Xian Zhang, and Minlie Huang (QUANTA)
12:30–12:55 Deciding Entailment and Contradiction with Stochastic and Edit Distance-based Alignment
Sebastian Pado, Marie-Catherine de Marneffe, Bill MacCartney, Anna N. Rafferty, Eric Yeh, and Christopher D. Manning (Stanford)
12:55–14:30LunchMain Cafeteria
14:30-15:20RTE Session IIIRed Auditorium
14:30–14:55 Monte Carlo Semantics: McPIET at RTE4
Richard Bergmair (cambridge)
14:55–15:20 Efficient Semantic Deduction and Approximate Matching over Compact Parse Forests
Roy Bar-Haim, Jonathan Berant, Ido Dagan, Iddo Greental, Shachar Mirkin, Eyal Shnarch, and Idan Szpektor (BIU)
15:20-15:50Targeted Machine Reading
Dan Oblinger (DARPA)
Red Auditorium
15:50–16:20BreakEmployees' Lounge
16:20-17:30RTE Discussion, Planning SessionRed Auditorium
17:30 NIST bus from NIST to Gaithersburg Holiday Inn
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
08:00 NIST 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
09:00-10:45Summarization Session IRed Auditorium
09:00–09:30 Overview of the TAC 2008 Update Summarization Task
Hoa Trang Dang and Karolina Owczarzak (NIST)
09:30–09:55 Tsinghua University at the summarization track of TAC 2008
Shouyuan Chen, Yuanming Yu, Chong Long, Feng Jin, Lijing Qin, Minlie Huang, and Xiaoyan Zhu (THUSUM)
09:55–10:20 Update Summarization Based on Novel Topic Distribution
Josef Steinberger and Karel Jezek (Sutler)
10:20–10:45 Thomson Reuters at TAC 2008: Aggressive Filtering with FastSum for Update and Opinion Summarization
Frank Schilder, Ravi Kondadadi, Jochen L. Leidner, and Jack G. Conrad (TOC)
10:45–11:15BreakWest Square Cafeteria
11:15-12:55Summarization Session IIRed Auditorium
11:15–11:40 The ICSI Summarization System at TAC 2008
Dan Gillick, Benoit Favre, and Dilek Hakkani-Tur (ICSI)
11:40–12:05 CLASSY and TAC 2008 Metrics
John M. Conroy and Judith D. Schlesinger (CLASSY)
12:05–12:30 Summarization Evaluation Using Transformed Basic Elements
Stephen Tratz and Eduard Hovy (ISI)
12:30–12:55 Testing the Use of N-Gram Graphs in Summarization Sub-Tasks
George Giannakopoulos, Vangelis Karkaletsis, and George Vouros (DemokritosGR)
12:55–14:15LunchMain Cafeteria
14:15-15:00TAC 2009 Planning Session (Summarization)Red Auditorium
15:00–15:30TAC Poster BoastersRed Auditorium
15:30–16:30TAC Posters with BreakRed Auditorium area
16:30-17:30TAC 2009 Planning Session (Information Extraction)Red Auditorium
17:30 NIST bus from NIST to Gaithersburg Holiday Inn
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
08:00 NIST 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
09:00-10:30Welcome and Overview of TREC
Ellen Voorhees (NIST)
Green Auditorium
10:30–11:00BreakWest Square Cafeteria
11:00-12:50TREC Blog SessionGreen Auditorium
11:00–11:30 TREC Blog Track Overview
11:30–11:50 Pohang University of Science and Technology
11:50–12:10 University of Illinois at Chicago
12:10–12:30 Indiana University
12:30–12:50 University of Texas at Dallas
12:50–14:00LunchMain Cafeteria
14:00-16:00TAC Opinion QA/Summarization SessionGreen Auditorium
14:00–14:40 Overview of the TAC 2008 Opinion QA and Summarization Tasks
Hoa Trang Dang (NIST)
14:40–15:00 IIIT Hyderabad at TAC 2008
Vasudeva Varma, Sai Krishna, Harish Garapati, Kranthi Reddy, Prasad Pingali, Surya Ganesh, Hareen Gopisetty, Praveen Bysani, Rahul Katragadda, Kiran Sarvabhotla, Vijay Bharath Reddy, and Rohit Bharadwaj (IIITSum08)
15:00–15:20 Opinion Summarization Using Entity Features and Probabilistic Sentence Coherence Optimization: UIUC at TAC 2008 Opinion Summarization Pilot
Hyun Duk Kim, Dae Hoon Park, V.G.Vinod Vydiswaran, and ChengXiang Zhai (UIUC)
15:20–15:40 The DLSIUAES Team's Participation in the TAC 2008 Tracks
Alexandra Balahur, Elena Lloret, Oscar Ferrandez, Andres Montoyo, Manuel Palomar, and Rafael Munoz (DLSIUAES)
15:40–16:00 Summarization Focusing on Polarity or Opinion Fragments in Blogs
Yohei Seki (TUT)
16:00–17:30TREC/TAC Posters with BreakGreen Auditorium area
17:30 NIST bus from NIST to Gaithersburg Holiday Inn
18:00 NIST bus from Gaithersburg Holiday Inn to Smokey Glen Farm
18:30–21:00TREC/TAC Barbecue DinnerSmokey Glen Farm, Gaithersburg, MD
21:00 NIST bus from Smokey Glen Farm to Gaithersburg Holiday Inn

Agenda Revisions

[Nov. 16, 2008] The follow talks originally scheduled for presentation have been canceled due to inability of the speakers to obtain travel visas:
  • An Accuracy-Oriented Divide-and-Conquer Strategy for Recognizing Textual Entailment
    Rui Wang and Guenter Neumann (DFKI)
  • ICTCAS's ICTGrasper at TAC 2008: Summarizing Dynamic Information with Signature Terms Based Content Filtering
    Jin Zhang, Xueqi Cheng, Hongbo Xu, Xiaolei Wang, and Yiling Zeng (ICTCAS)
  • HITIR's update Summary at TAC2008: Extractive content selection for language independence
    Ruifang He, Yang Liu, Bing Qin, Ting Liu, and Sheng Li (HITIRTMDS)

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