Detailed program

Wednesday, November 13th 2019

09:00-09:30 Welcome

09:30-12:30 Tutorial: Recognizing and reducing bias in NLP applications, Dirk Hovy

Session chair: Roberto Navigli

12:30-14:00 Lunch break (own plans)

14:00-14:30 Opening

14:30-15:30 Session I - NLP for Digital Humanities & Linguistic Theories, Cognitive Modelling and Psycholinguistics

Session chair: Federico Boschetti

39. Rachele Sprugnoli, Marco Passarotti and Giovanni Moretti. vir is to moderatus as mulier is to intemperans - Lemma Embeddings for Latin

13. Alessia Battisti, Sarah Ebling and Martin Volk. An Empirical Analysis of Linguistic, Typographic, and Structural Features in Simplified German Texts

24. Chiara Alzetta, Alessio Miaschi, Giovanni Adorni, Felice Dell'Orletta, Frosina Koceva, Samuele Passalacqua and Ilaria Torre. Prerequisite or Not Prerequisite? That’s the problem! An NLP-based Approach for Concept Prerequisite Learning

42. Simon Preissner and Aurélie Herbelot. To be fair: a case for cognitively-inspired models of meaning

15:30-16:00 Poster Madness I

Session chair: Fabio Tamburini

37. Sonia Cenceschi, Roberto Tedesco, Licia Sbattella, Davide Losio and Mauro Luchetti. PESInet: automatic recognition of Italian Statements, Questions, and Exclamations with Neural Networks

84. Alessandro Mazzei, Michele Monticone and Cristian Bernareggi. Evaluating Speech Synthesis on Mathematical Sentences

65. Michele Corazza, Stefano Menini, Elena Cabrio, Sara Tonelli and Serena Villata. Cross-Platform Evaluation for Italian Hate Speech Detection

21. Aleksandra Maslennikova, Paolo Labruna, Andrea Cimino and Felice Dell'Orletta. Quanti anni hai? Age Identification for Italian

70. Moniek Nieuwenhuis and Malvina Nissim. The Contribution of Embeddings to Sentiment Analysis on YouTube

43. Alessandra Teresa Cignarella, Manuela Sanguinetti, Cristina Bosco and Paolo Rosso. Is This an Effective Way to Annotate Irony Activators?

16. Cataldo Musto, Angelo Sansonetti, Marco Polignano, Giovanni Semeraro and Marco Stranisci. HateChecker a Tool to Automatically Detect Hater Users in Online Social Networks

56. Claudia Roberta Combei. Is “manovra” Really “del popolo”? Linguistic Insights into Twitter Reactions to the Annual Italian Budget Law

71. Tommaso Caselli and Ahmet Üstun. There and Back Again: Cross-Lingual Transfer Learning for Event Detection

49. Mirko Tavosanis. Valutazione umana di Google Traduttore e DeepL per le traduzioni di testi giornalistici dall’inglese verso l’italiano

11. Sara Tonelli, Rachele Sprugnoli and Giovanni Moretti. Prendo la Parola in Questo Consesso Mondiale: A Multi-Genre 20th Century Corpus in the Political Domain

20. Lucia Siciliani, Pierpaolo Basile, Giovanni Semeraro and Matteo Mennitti. An Italian Question Answering System for Structured Data based on Controlled Natural Languages

40. Giulia Speranza, Carola Carlino and Sina Ahmadi. Creating a Multilingual Terminological Resource using Linked Data: the case of archaeological domain in the Italian language

87. Davide Colla, Marco Leontino, Enrico Mensa and Daniele P. Radicioni. From Sartre to Frege in Three Steps: A* Search for Enriching Semantic Text Similarity Measures

82. Federico Boschetti, Gabriella Pardelli and Giulia Venturi. Nove anni di jTEI: What's new?

2. Nicolò Busetto and Rodolfo Delmonte. Annotating Shakespeare’s Sonnets with Appraisal Theory to Detect Irony

31. Maristella Gatto. CULTURE as a ‘liquid’ modern word. Evidence from synchronic and diachronic language resources

46. Mehmet Can Yavuz. Analyses of Literary Texts by Using Statistical Inference Methods

16:00-17:00 Coffee break + Poster session I

17:00-18:30 Keynote: Impossible languages and the architecture of human grammars, Andrea Moro

Session chair: Giovanni Semeraro

19:00-19:30 Reception


Thursday, November 14th 2019

09:30-11:00 Keynote: Visually-grounded dialogue models: past, present, and future, Raquel Fernandez

Session chair: Raffaella Bernardi

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:00 Session II - Dialogue, Discourse and Natural Language Generation & Linguistic Issues in CL and NLP & Lexical and Sentence-level Semantics

Session chair: Marco Carlo Passarotti

57. Ravi Shekhar, Alberto Testoni, Raquel Fernández and Raffaella Bernardi. Jointly learning to see, ask, decide when to stop, and then GuessWhat

80. Michele Cafagna, Lorenzo De Mattei, Davide Bacciu and Malvina Nissim. Suitable doesn’t mean attractive. Human-based evaluation of automatically generated headlines

55. Aureliano Porporato, Alessandro Mazzei, Daniele P. Radicioni and Rosa Meo. Evaluating the MuMe dialogue system with the IDIAL protocol

25. Chiara Buongiovanni, Francesco Gracci, Dominique Brunato and Felice Dell'Orletta. Lost in text. A cross-genre analysis of linguistic phenomena within text

63. Stefano Menini, Sara Tonelli, Giovanni De Gasperis and Pierpaolo Vittorini. Automated Short Answer Grading: A Simple Solution for a Difficult Task

75. Michele Cafagna, Lorenzo De Mattei and Malvina Nissim. Embeddings shifts as proxies for different word use in Italian newspapers

13:00-14:30 Lunch break

14:30-16:00 Session III - Information Extraction, Information Retrieval and Question Answering & NLP for Web and Social Media & Machine Translation and Multilinguality

Session chair: Malvina Nissim

51. Danilo Croce and Roberto Basili. Deep Bidirectional Transformers for Italian Question Answering

59. Federico Rossetto, Alessio Gravina, Silvia Severini and Giuseppe Attardi. Comparative study of state-of-the-art models on Answer Sentence Selection

62. Arthur T. E. Capozzi, Mirko Lai, Valerio Basile, Cataldo Musto, Marco Polignano, Fabio Poletto, Manuela Sanguinetti, Cristina Bosco, Viviana Patti, Giancarlo Ruffo, Giovanni Semeraro and Marco Stranisci. Computational Linguistics Against Hate: Hate Speech Detection and Visualization on Social Media in the "Contro L’Odio" Project

26. Giulia Chiriatti, Dominique Brunato, Felice Dell'Orletta and Giulia Venturi. What makes a review helpful? Predicting the helpfulness of Italian TripAdvisor reviews

32. Chiara Francesconi, Cristina Bosco, Fabio Poletto and Manuela Sanguinetti. Error Analysis in a Hate Speech Detection Task: The Case of HaSpeeDe-TW at EVALITA 2018

83. Alina Karakanta, Matteo Negri and Marco Turchi. Are Subtitling Corpora really Subtitle-like?

16:00-16:30 Poster Madness II

Session chair: Elisabetta Jezek

61. Marco Vassallo, Giuliano Gabrieli, Valerio Basile and Cristina Bosco. The Tenuousness of Lemmatization in Lexicon-based Sentiment Analysis

9. Stefano Faralli, Irene Finocchi, Simone Paolo Ponzetto and Paola Velardi. WebIsAGraph: A very large hypernymy graph from a Web corpus

27. Massimo Moneglia, Alessandro Panunzi and Rossella Varvara. Defining Action Types: on the roles of Thematic Structures and Argument Alternations

33. Marco Polignano, Pierpaolo Basile, Marco de Gemmis, Giovanni Semeraro and Valerio Basile. AlBERTo: Italian BERT Language Understanding Model for NLP Challenging Tasks Based on Tweets

69. Elisa Di Nuovo, Cristina Bosco, Alessandro Mazzei and Manuela Sanguinetti. Towards an Italian Learner Treebank in Universal Dependencies

50. Caterina Mauri, Silvia Ballarè, Eugenio Goria, Massimo Cerruti and Francesco Suriano. KIParla corpus: a new resource for spoken Italian

19. Pierpaolo Basile, Giovanni Semeraro and Annalina Caputo. Kronos-it: a Dataset for the Italian Semantic Change Detection Task

29. Greta Franzini, Andrea Peverelli, Paolo Ruffolo, Marco Passarotti, Helena Sanna, Edoardo Signoroni, Viviana Ventura and Federica Zampedri. Nunc est aestimandum: Towards an evaluation of the Latin WordNet

18. Andrea Iovine, Fedelucio Narducci and Marco de Gemmis. A dataset of real dialogues for Conversational Recommender Systems

34. Valentina Bellomaria, Giuseppe Castellucci, Andrea Favalli and Raniero Romagnoli. Almawave-SLU: A new dataset for SLU in Italian

81. Thierry Declerck and Stefania Racioppa. Enriching Open Multilingual Wordnets with Morphological Features

67. Fabio Poletto, Valerio Basile, Cristina Bosco, Viviana Patti and Marco Stranisci. Annotating Hate Speech: Three Schemes at Comparison

5. Josip Mihaljević. Games for learning old and special alphabets – the case study of gamifying Mrežnik

10. Nicola Cirillo, Chiara Pericolo and Pasquale Tufano. Robospierre, an Artificial Intelligence to Solve “La Ghigliottina”

79. Silvia Brambilla, Alessio Palmero Aprosio and Stefano Menini. BullyFrame: Cyberbullying meets FrameNet

3. Gianpaolo Coro, Giancarlo Panichi and Pasquale Pagano. An Open Science System for Text Mining

48. Cristina Giannone, Valentina Bellomaria, Andrea Favalli and Raniero Romagnoli. Iride: an industrial perspective on production grade end to end Dialog System

17. Andrea Pazienza, Nicola Macchiarulo, Felice Vitulano, Alessio Germinario, Antonio Fiorentini, Marco Cammisa, Leonardo Rigutini, Ernesto Di Iorio, Achille Globo and Antonio Trevisi. A Novel Integrated Industrial Approach with Cobots in the Age of Industry 4.0 through Conversational Interaction and Computer Vision

16:30-17:30 Coffee break + Poster session II

17:30-18:30 Session IV - Language Resources and Evaluation & Research and Industrial NLP Applications

Session chair: Cristina Bosco

76. Elisa Dominutti, Lucia Pifferi, Felice Dell'Orletta, Simonetta Montemagni and Valeria Quochi. Building an Italian Written-Spoken Parallel Corpus: a Pilot Study

22. Daniela Trotta, Sara Tonelli, Alessio Palmero Aprosio and Annibale Elia. Annotation and analysis of the PoliModal corpus of political interviews

64. Costanza Marini and Elisabetta Jezek. CROATPAS: A resource of corpus-derived Typed Predicate Argument Structures for Croatian

66. Simone Bruno, Silvia Maria Ansaldi, Patrizia Agnello and Fabio Massimo Zanzotto. Standardizing Language with Word Embeddings and Language Modeling in Reports of Near Misses in Seveso Industries

18:30-18:45 “CLiC 2019 Best Paper” and “AILC Master Thesis Award”

18:45-19:30 AILC meeting

19:30-23:00 Social Event


Friday, November 15th 2019

09:30-10:30 Panel - "Ethical issues in Natural Language processing", Chair: Alessandro Lenci

10:30-11:00 Poster Madness III

Session chair: Viviana Patti

86. Tahir Mehmood, Alfonso Gerevini, Alberto Lavelli and Ivan Serina. Multi-task Learning Applied to Biomedical Named Entity Recognition Task

85. Paolo Lorusso, Matteo Greco, Cristiano Chesi and Andrea Moro. Asymmetries in extraction from nominal copular sentences: a challenging case study for NLP tools

1. Rodolfo Delmonte and Nicolò Busetto. Detecting Irony in Shakespeare’s Sonnets with SPARSAR

44. Martina Miliani, Lucia C. Passaro and Alessandro Lenci. Text Frame Detector: slot filling based on domain knowledge bases

58. Andrea Bolioli, Francesca Alloatti, Mariafrancesca Guadalupi, Roberta Iolanda Lanzi, Giorgia Pregnolato, Andrea Turolla. How do Physiotherapists and Patients talk? Developing and annotating RiMotivAzione dialogue corpus

15. Claudio Mastronardo and Fabio Tamburini. Enhancing a Text Summarization System with ELMo

14. Marco Cremaschi, Federico Bianchi and Andrea Maurino. Supporting Journalism by Combining Neural Language Generation and Knowledge Graphs

77. Francesca Di Massimo, Valentina Carfora, Patrizia Catellani and Marco Piastra. Applying Psychology of Persuasion via Artificial Intelligence to Conversational Agents: an Exploratory Study

23. Martina Fieromonte, Dominique Brunato, Felice Dell'Orletta and Giulia Venturi. Italian and English sentence simplification: how many differences?

60. Johann Seltmann, Luca Ducceschi and Aurelie Herbelot. How much competence is there in performance? Assessing the distributional hypothesis in word bigrams

68. Kledia Topciu and Cristiano Chesi. Reflexives, impersonals and their kin: a classification problem

28. Daniele Puccinelli, Silvia Demartini and Renée E. D'Aoust. Fixing Comma Splices in Italian with BERT

78. Luca Putelli, Alfonso Emilio Gerevini, Alberto Lavelli and Ivan Serina. The Impact of Self-Interaction Attention on the Extraction of Drug-Drug Interactions

38. Raffaele Guarasci, Emanuele Damiano, Aniello Minutolo and Massimo Esposito. When Lexicon-Grammar meets Open Information Extraction: a computational experiment for Italian sentences

52. Ivan Namor, Pietro Totis, Samuele Garda and Manfred Stede. Mining Italian short argumentative texts

53. Andrea Amelio Ravelli, Oier Lopez de Lacalle and Eneko Agirre. A comparison of representation models in a non-conventional semantic similarity scenario

8. Domenico Alfano, Roberto Abbruzzese and Donato Cappetta. Neural Semantic Role Labeling using Verb Sense Disambiguation

12. Azzurra Mancuso and Alessandro Laudanna. Objective frequency values of canonical and syntactically modified idioms: preliminary normative data

45. Raffaele Manna, Antonio Pascucci and Johanna Monti. Gender Detection and Stylistic Differences and Similarities between Males and Females in a Dream Tales Blog

11:00-12:00 Coffee break + Poster session III

12:00-13:30 Research communications Session

Session chair: Alessandro Lenci

94. Matteo Catena, Ophir Frieder, Cristina Ioana Muntean, Franco Maria Nardini, Raffaele Perego and Nicola Tonellotto. Enhanced News Retrieval: Passages Lead the Way!

91. Angelo Basile, Albert Gatt and Malvina Nissim. You Write Like You Eat: Stylistic Variation as a Predictor of Social Stratification

99. Alina Maria Ciobanu and Liviu P. Dinu. Ab Initio: Automatic Latin Proto-word Reconstruction

95. Yi-Ling Chung, Elizaveta Kuzmenko, Serra Sinem Tekiroglu and Marco Guerini. CONAN - COunter NArratives through Nichesourcing: a Multilingual Dataset of Responses to Fight Online Hate Speech

92. Rachele Sprugnoli and Sara Tonelli. Novel Event Detection and Classification for Historical Texts

93. Claudio Greco, Barbara Plank, Raquel Fernández and Raffaella Bernardi. Psycholinguistics meets Continual Learning: Measuring Catastrophic Forgetting in Visual Question Answering

13:30-14:00 Closing