OCTOBER 7, 2010

Plenary, Oral and Demo Sessions - Room No. W-42
Poster Session - Room No. W-20 (Senate Room)
Coffee breaks - Ground floor

9.00–13.00Registration desk open
10.00–10.30Conference opening
  Prof. Tatjana Koķe, Minister of Education and Science
Prof. Mārcis Auziņš, Rector, University of Latvia
Prof. Andrejs Veisbergs, Chairman of the State Language Commission
Dr. Rihards Balodis-Bolužs, Director of Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia
 Plenary Session (1) - Invited Speech
Chair: Andrejs Spektors
10.30–11.20CLARIN - how to make it all fit together? [slides]
Steven Krauwer
11.20–11.40Coffee break
 Oral Session (1) - Overview of National Activities in Baltic Countries
Chair: Stewen Krauwer
11.40–12.10Developing the Human Language Technology Infrastructure in Lithuania [slides]
Rūta Marcinkevičienė and Daiva Vitkutė-Adžgauskienė
12.10–12.40National Programme for Estonian Language Technology: a Pre-final Summary [slides]
Einar Meister, Jaak Vilo and Neeme Kahusk
12.40–13.10Language Resources and Technology for the Humanities in Latvia (2004–2010) [slides]
Inguna Skadiņa, Ilze Auziņa, Normunds Grūzītis, Kristīne Levāne-Petrova, Gunta Nešpore, Raivis Skadiņš, Andrejs Vasiļjevs
 Plenary Session(2) - Invited Speech
Chair: Rūta Marcinkevičienė
14.10–15.00HFST: A new division of labour between software industry and linguists [slides]
Kimmo Koskeniemmi
 Oral Session (2) - Language Resources
Chair: Heiki Jaan Kaalep
15.05–15.25Corpus of Contemporary Lithuanian Language - the Standardised Way [slides]
Erika Rimkutė, Jolanta Kovalevskaitė, Vida Melninkaitė, Andrius Utka and Daiva Vitkutė-Adžgauskienė
15.25–15.45Digitization of Historical Texts at the National Library of Latvia [slides]
Artūrs Žogla and Jurģis Šķilters
15.45–16.05The Database of Estonian Word Families: a Language Technology Resource [slides]
Ülle Viks, Silvi Vare and Heete Sahkai
16.05–16.25Coffee break
 Demonstration Session
Chair: Kristiina Jokinen
16.25–16.40Processing grammatical information in a dictionary management system [slides]
Ülle Viks and Andres Loopmann
16.40–16.55The Estonian Reference Corpus: Its Composition and Morphology-aware User Interface [slides]
Heiki-Jaan Kaalep, Kadri Muischnek, Kristel Uiboaed and Kaarel Veskis
16.55–17.10Latvian Text-to-Speech Synthesizer [slides]
Mārcis Pinnis and Ilze Auziņa
17.10–18.30Poster Session
  Estonian Emotional Speech Corpus: Culture and Age in Selecting Corpus Testers
Rene Altrov and Hille Pajupuu
An Ensemble of Classifiers Methodology for Stemming in Inflectional Languages: Using the Example of Latvian
Steffen Eger and Ineta Sējāne
Enriching Estonian WordNet with Derivations and Semantic Relations
Neeme Kahusk, Kadri Kerner and Kadri Vider
Modelling the Temporal Structure of Estonian Speech
Mari-Liis Kalvik and Meelis Mihkla
SMT of Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian Languages: a Comparative Study
Maxim Khalilov, Lauma Pretkalniņa, Natalja Kuvaldina and Veronika Pereseina
An Audio System of Electronic Texts for the Visually Impaired People and Perception of Different Speech Rates by the the Blind and the Sighted
Meelis Mihkla, Indrek Hein, Indrek Kiissel, Margit Orusaar and Artur Räpp
Comparison of the SemTi-Kamols and Tesniere's Dependency Grammars
Gunta Nešpore, Baiba Saulīte, Guntis Bārzdiņš and Normunds Grūzītis
Human-Computer Interaction in Estonian: Collection and Analysis of Simulated Dialogues
Siiri Pärkson
Adaptive Automatic Mark-up Tool for Legacy Dictionaries
Lauma Pretkalniņa and Ilze Millere
A Collection of Comparable Corpora for Under-resourced Languages
Inguna Skadiņa, Ahmet Aker, Voula Giouli, Dan Tufis, Robert Gaizauskas, Madara Mieriņa and Nikos Mastropavlos
A Framework for Asynchronous Dialogue Systems
Margus Treumuth
19.00Conference dinner at restaurant “Čarlstons”, Blaumaņa street 38/40

OCTOBER 8, 2010

8.30–10.30Registration desk open
 Plenary Session (3) - Invited Speech
Chair: Andrejs Vasiļjevs
9.00–9.45From corpora to ressources and tools – towards a proper treatment of Eastern European languages
Andreas Eisele
9.45–10.30META-NET and META-SHARE: An Overview [slides]
Georg Rehm
10.30–10.50Coffee break
 Oral Session (3) - Semantics and Machine Translation
Chair: Tiit Roosmaa
10.50–11.10Main Trends in Semantic-Research of Estonian Language Technology [slides]
Haldur Õim, Heili Orav, Kadri Kerner and Neeme Kahusk
11.10–11.30Verbalizing Ontologies in Controlled Baltic Languages [slides]
Normunds Grūzītis, Gunta Nešpore and Baiba Saulīte
11.30–11.50Semantic Analysis of Sentences: The Estonian Experience [slides]
Haldur Õim, Heili Orav, Neeme Kahusk and Piia Taremaa
11.50–12.10Improving SMT for Baltic Languages with Factored Models [slides]
Raivis Skadiņš, Kārlis Goba and Valters Šics
12.10–12.30LetsMT! Platform for Online Sharing of Training Data and Building User Tailored Machine Translation [slides]
Andrejs Vasiļjevs, Tatiana Gornostay and Raivis Skadiņš
 Oral Session (4) - Speech and Dialogue
Chair: Einar Meister
13.30–13.50Estonian Large Vocabulary Speech Recognition System for Radiology [slides]
Tanel Alumäe and Einar Meister
13.50–14.10Towards Spoken Latvian Corpus: Current Situation, Methodology and Development [slides]
Ilze Auziņa
14.10–14.30Remarks on the Duration of Lithuanian Consonants in a Continuous Speech [slides]
Sigita Dereškevičiūtė and Asta Kazlauskienė
14.30–14.50Using Dependency Grammar Features in Whole Sentence Maximum Entropy Language Models for Speech Recognition [slides]
Teemu Ruokolainen, Tanel Alumäe and Marcus Dobrinkat
14.50–15.10Uncertainty in Spoken Dialogue Management [slides]
Kristiina Jokinen
15.10–15.30Coffee break
 Oral Session (5) - Methods and Tools for Language Processing
Chair: Inguna Skadiņa
15.30–15.50Cloud Computing for the Humanities: Two Approaches for Language Technology [slides]
Graham Wilcock
15.50–16.10Using Syllables As Indexing Terms in Full-Text Information Retrieval [slides]
Kimmo Kettunen, Paul McNamee and Feza Baskaya
16.10–16.30Internet Commentators as Dialogue Participants: Coherence Achieved through Membership Categorization [slides]
Tiit Hennoste, Olga Gerassimenko, Riina Kasterpalu, Kirsi Laanesoo, Anni Oja, Andriela Rääbis, Krista Strandson and Mare Koit
16.30–17.15Closing session. Discussion