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Schedule

Web N-gram Workshop
July 23, 2010 – Geneva, Switzerland

Time 

Event/Topic

9:00–9:05  

Introduction—Workshop Goals 

9:05–9:50  

Beyond Googleology: Assessing the Composition of the Web as a Large Corpus

Serge Sharoff, Centre for Translation Studies, University of Leeds

9:50–10:15 

Information Extraction from Web-Scale N-Gram Data

Niket Tandon, Gerard De Melo, Max Planck Institute  

10:15–10:45  

Break 

10:45–11:10 

A Comparative Study of Bing Web N-gram Language Models for Web Search and Natural Language Processing

Jianfeng Gao, Patrick Ngyuen, Microsoft Research; Xiaolong Li, Microsoft Bing; Chris Thrasher, Mu Li, Kuansan Wang, Microsoft Research 

11:10–11:35 

Verifying the Implicit Presence of Difficult Query Aspects using a Large External Corpus

Dmitri Roussinov, University of Strathclyde 

11:35–12:05 

Minimal Perfect Hash Rank: Efficient Storage of Large Language Models

David Guthrie, Mark Hepple, University of Sheffield 

12:05–14:00 

Lunch 

14:00–15:10 

Global Statistics in Proximity Weighting Models

Craig Macdonald, Iadh Ounis, University of Glasgow

 

Further Studies on Multi-Style Language Model for Web Information Retrieval

Xiaolong Li, Microsoft Bing; Jianfeng Gao, Kuansan Wang, Microsoft Research

 

Using Web N-Grams to Help Second-Language Speakers

Martin Potthastm, Martin Trenkmann, Benno Stein, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

 

Comparing Web N-grams and Other Means of Identifying Named Entities in Corporate Blogs

Aditya Rachakonda, Srinath Srinivasa, IIITB; Sudarshan Murthy, Wipro Technologies; Avinashreddy Palleti, Ramya Krishna, IIITB

 

Language Differences and Metadata Features on Twitter

Emre Kiciman, Microsoft Research

15:10–15:40 

Tutorial

An Introduction to Web N-gram Service

Kuansan Wang, Microsoft Research 

15:40–16:10 

Break 

16:10–17:20 

Panel

Web-based Data Services for Research – Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator: Stephan Vogel

Panelists:

  • Kenneth Church, John Hopkins University
  • Evgeniy Gabrilovich, Yahoo! Research
  • Haym Hirsch, National Science Foundation
  • Donald Metzler, Information Sciences Institute University of Southern California
  • Kuansan Wang, Microsoft Research 

17:20–17:30 

Wrap Up 

Contact Information

For information, send an e-mail message to ngramwkp@microsoft.com.