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TAC 2020
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
(Virtual BlueJeans Meeting)
All times are Eastern US (UTC-5)

Monday, February 22, 2021
9:00am–5:00pm
  • Main (Plenary) Meeting Room and Social (Meet and Greet) Room on BlueJeans are open for all workshop attendees.
  • Multiple Collaboration Rooms on BlueJeans are available for private meetings. Contact Angela Ellis on the TAC 2020 Conference Slack to reserve a room.
  • NIST staff is available on the TAC 2020 Conference Slack to help with audio-visual problems (av-issues).
  • Workshop attendees are encouraged to connect and communicate with each other on BlueJeans and the TAC 2020 Conference Slack.
  • 9:45–11:20Session I
    Chair: Hoa Dang
    Plenary
    9:45–9:50 Welcome and Introduction
    Hoa Dang (U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology)
    9:50–10:35 Natural Language Processing Meets Information Retrieval: The Past, Present, and Future
    Keynote Speaker: Chengxiang Zhai (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
    10:35–11:20 Entities: What are they, where are they, and how should we model them?
    Keynote Speaker: Dan Bikel (Google)
    11:20–11:30Break
    11:30–12:30Session II
    Chair: Heng Ji
    Plenary
    11:30–11:55 Overview of TAC-KBP2020 Recognizing Ultra Fine-grained EntitieS Task (RUFES)
    Heng Ji (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Avi Sil (IBM Research), Hoa Dang (U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology), Shudong Huang (U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology)
    11:55–12:10 Transformer-based Methods for Recognizing Ultra Fine-grained Entities (RUFES)
    L3i: Emanuela Boros (University of La Rochelle)
    12:10–12:30 IBM Research AI's Submission to TAC2020 KBP: RUFES Track
    ibm_mnlp_ie: Parul Awasthy and Kenneth Barker (IBM Research)
    12:30–1:15Lunch Break
    12:40–1:15RUFES Working Lunch/DiscussionCollaboration Room 1
    1:15–3:00Session III
    Chair: Avi Sil
    Plenary
    1:15–2:00 Natural Language Understanding with Incidental Supervision
    Keynote Speaker: Dan Roth (University of Pennsylvania)
    2:00–3:00 IE/IR Panel Discussion
    Moderator: Ian Soboroff (U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology)
    Panelists: Dan Bikel (Google); Jeff Dalton (Glasgow); Laura Dietz (UNH); Yoav Goldberg (Bar Ilan U.); Hanna Hajishirzi (U. Washington); Yunyao Li (IBM); Jimmy Lin (Waterloo); Graham Neubig (CMU); Boyan Onyshkevych (DoD); Sid Patwardhan (Apple); Dan Roth (UPenn); Chengxiang Zhai (UIUC)
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    9:00am–5:00pm
  • Main (Plenary) Meeting Room and Social (Meet and Greet) Room on BlueJeans are open for all workshop attendees.
  • Multiple Collaboration Rooms on BlueJeans are available for private meetings. Contact Angela Ellis on the TAC 2020 Conference Slack to reserve a room.
  • NIST staff is available on the TAC 2020 Conference Slack to help with audio-visual problems (av-issues).
  • Workshop attendees are encouraged to connect and communicate with each other on BlueJeans and the TAC 2020 Conference Slack.
  • 10:00–11:55Session IV
    Chair: Dina Demner Fushman
    Plenary
    10:00–10:45 Information Extraction Through the Years: How Did We Get Here?
    Keynote Speaker: Claire Cardie (Cornell University)
    10:45–11:05 Overview of the TAC 2020 EPIC-QA Track
    Travis Goodwin (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
    11:05–11:25 H2oloo at TAC 2020: Epidemic Question Answering
    h2oloo: Justin Borromeo (University of Waterloo)
    11:25–11:45 The University of Texas at Dallas HLTRI's Participation in EPIC-QA: Searching for Entailed Questions Revealing Novel Answer Nuggets
    HLTRI: Maxwell Weinzierl (The University of Texas at Dallas)
    11:45–11:55 EPIC-QA Lightning "Poster" Presentations
    IBMResearch: Bhavani Iyer (IBM Research)
    vigicovid: Arantxa Otegi (UPV/EHU)
    11:55–1:00Lunch Break
    12:15–1:00EPIC-QA Working Lunch/DiscussionCollaboration Room 1
    1:00–3:00Session V
    Chair: Shahzad Rajput
    Plenary
    1:00–1:45 Ceres: Harvesting Knowledge from the Semi-structured Web
    Keynote Speaker: Luna Dong (Amazon)
    1:45–2:10 Overview of the Streaming Multimedia Knowledge Base Population Track
    Hoa Dang (U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology)
    2:10–2:30 OPERA: Operations-oriented Probabilistic Extraction, Reasoning, and Analysis
    OPERA: Zaid Sheikh (Carnegie Mellon University)
    2:30–2:55 GAIA at SM-KBP 2020 - A Dockerized Multi-media Multi-lingual Knowledge Extraction, Clustering, Temporal Tracking and Hypothesis Generation System
    GAIA: Manling Li (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Sha Li (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Amith Ananthram (Columbia), Brian Chen (Columbia), Marjorie Freedman (ISI), Haodi Ma (U. Florida), Tony Bai Yang (U. Florida)
    2:55–3:00 Closing
    Hoa Dang (U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology)
    3:30–4:30SM-KBP Discussion (open only to teams in AIDA Program)



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