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TAC 2009
NIST Building 101

Monday, November 16, 2009
08:00 Bus from Crowne Plaza Hotel Rockville 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.
08:00–09:00Workshop Check-InGreen Auditorium area
Continental BreakfastWest Square Cafeteria
09:00–09:30Overview of TAC 2009Employee Lounge
09:30–10:40Summarization Session IEmployee Lounge
09:30–10:00 Overview of the TAC 2009 Summarization Track   [pdf slides]
H.T. Dang, K. Owczarzak (NIST)
10:00–10:20 HexTac: HEXTAC: the Creation of a Manual Extractive Run   [pdf slides]
P.-E. Genest, G. Lapalme, M. Yousfi-Monod (University of Montreal)
10:20–10:40 ICSI_UTD: The ICSI/UTD Summarization System at TAC 2009   [pdf slides]
D. Gillick, B. Favre, D. Hakkani-Tüur, B. Bohnet (International Computer Science Institute)
Y. Liu, S. Xie (University of Texas)
10:40–11:10BreakWest Square Cafeteria
11:10–13:05Summarization Session IIEmployee Lounge
11:10–11:30 UBSummarizer: Learning to Summarize using Coherence   [pdf slides]
P. Das, R. Srihari (University at Buffalo)
11:30–11:50 CLASSY: CLASSY 2009: Summarization and Metrics   [pdf slides]
J.M. Conroy, J.D. Schlesinger (IDA Center for Computing Sciences)
D.P. O'Leary (University of Maryland)
11:50–12:10 TRI: Thomson Reuters at TAC 2009: Context Chain and Fractional Conditional Compressibility of Models   [pdf slides]
F. Schilder, R. Kondadadi, H. Veeramachaneni (Thomson Reuters)
12:10–12:30 UPenn: Predicting Summary Quality using Limited Human Input   [pdf slides]
A. Louis, A. Nenkova (University of Pennsylvania)
12:30–13:05 Summarization Discussion
13:05–14:10LunchWest Square Cafeteria
14:10–15:30KBP Session IEmployee Lounge
14:10–14:50 Overview of the TAC 2009 Knowledge Base Population Track   [pdf slides]
P. McNamee (Johns Hopkins University)
H.T. Dang (NIST)
14:50–15:10 Stanford_UBC: Stanford-UBC at TAC-KBP   [pdf slides]
E. Agirre (University of the Basque Country)
A.X. Chang, D.S. Jurafsky, C.D. Manning, V.I. Spitkovskyz, E. Yeh (Stanford University)
15:10–15:30 hltcoe: HLTCOE Approaches to Knowledge Base Population at TAC 2009
P. McNamee, M. Dredze, A. Gerber, N. Garera, T. Finin, J. Mayfield, C. Piatko, D. Rao, D. Yarowsky, M. Dreyer (Johns Hopkins University)
15:30–16:00BreakWest Square Cafeteria
16:00–17:30KBP Session IIEmployee Lounge
16:00–16:20 IBM: Entity Linking and Slot Filling through Statistical Processing and Inference Rules   [pdf slides]
D. Bikel, V. Castelli, R. Florian, D. Han (IBM TJ Watson Research Center)
16:20–17:30 KBP Discussion and KBP@TAC 2010 Planning Session
17:35 Bus from NIST to Crowne Plaza Hotel Rockville
18:00 Bus from Crowne Plaza Hotel Rockville to Growlers Restaurant
18:30–21:00TAC DinnerGrowlers Restaurant, Gaithersburg, MD
21:00 Bus from Growlers Restaurant to Crowne Plaza Hotel Rockville
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
08:00 Bus from Crowne Plaza Hotel Rockville to NIST
Attendees must wear their conference badge at all times while on the campus.
08:00–09:00Continental BreakfastWest Square Cafeteria
09:00–10:40RTE Session IEmployee Lounge
09:00–09:40 The Fifth PASCAL Recognizing Textual Entailment Challenge   [pdf slides]
L. Bentivogli, B. Magnini (FBK-irst)
I. Dagan (Bar-Ilan University)
H.T. Dang (NIST)
D. Giampiccolo (CELCT)
09:40–10:00 UI_ccg: Relation Alignment for Textual Entailment Recognition   [pdf slides]
M. Sammons, V.G.V. Vydiswaran, T. Vieira, N. Johri, M.-W. Chang, D. Goldwasser, V. Srikumar, G. Kundu, Y. Tu, K. Small, J. Rule, Q. Do, D. Roth (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
10:00–10:20 QUANTA: THU QUANTA at TAC 2009 KBP and RTE Track   [pdf slides]
F. Li, Z. Zheng, F. Bu, Y. Tang, X. Zhu, M. Huang (Tsinghua University)
10:20–10:40 DFKI: A Joint Syntactic-Semantic Representation for Recognizing Textual Relatedness   [pdf slides]
R. Wang (Saarland University)
Y. Zhang, G. Neumann (DFKI GmbH)
10:40–11:10BreakWest Square Cafeteria
11:10–12:30RTE Session IIEmployee Lounge
11:10–11:30 UAIC2009: UAIC Participation at RTE5   [pdf slides]
A. Iftene, M.-A. Moruz ("Al.I. Cuza" University)
11:30–11:50 BIU: Bar-Ilan University's submission to RTE-5   [pdf slides]
S. Mirkin, R. Bar-Haim, I. Dagan, E. Shnarch, A. Stern, I. Szpektor (Bar-Ilan University)
J. Beranty (Tel-Aviv University)
11:50–12:10 FBKirst: EDITS: An Open Source Framework for Recognizing Textual Entailment   [pdf slides]
Y. Mehdad, E. Cabrio (FBK-irst, University of Trento)
M. Negri, M. Kouylekov, B. Magnini (University of Trento)
12:10–12:30 Boeing: An Inference-Based Approach to Recognizing Entailment   [pdf slides]
P. Clark, P. Harrison (The Boeing Company)
12:30–13:30LunchWest Square Cafeteria
13:30–14:10TAC Panel DiscussionEmployee Lounge
14:10–14:25TAC BoastersEmployee Lounge
14:25–15:40Poster/Demo Session with BreakGreen Auditorium area
15:40–17:20TAC 2010 Planning SessionsEmployee Lounge
15:40–16:30 RTE Planning Session   [pdf slides]
16:30–17:20 Summarization Planning Session
17:20–17:30TAC 2009 CloseEmployee Lounge
17:35 Bus from NIST to Crowne Plaza Hotel Rockville

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