9:00 – 9:30 REGISTRATION
Session 1 9:30 – 10:50 NER/WSD

Els Lefever

Machine Translation

Wilker Aziz

Neural Networks

Diego Marcheggiani

SRL/Semantic Parsing

Orphee De Clercq

9:30 A look inside Babelfy: Examining the Bubble 
Minh Le and Filip Ilievski
Machine translation-based language model adaptation for automatic speech recognition of spoken translations
Joris Pelemans, Tom Vanallemeersch, Kris Demuynck, Lyan Verwimp, Hugo Van Hamme and Patrick Wambacq
Recurrent neural networks for genre-specific language generation in Dutch
Tim Van de Cruys
Exploiting the existing: Towards a Dutch frame-semantic parser
Chantal van Son
9:50 Inducing multi-sense word representations multilingually
Simon Suster, Ivan Titov and Gertjan Van Noord
UGENT-LT3 SCATE system for machine translation quality estimation
Arda Tezcan, Veronique Hoste, Bart Desmet and Lieve Macken
Tagging variation-rich languages using convolutional neural networks
Mike Kestemont, Guy De Pauw, Walter Daelemans, Renske van Nie, Sander Dieleman and Gilles- Maurice de Schryver
The effects of semantic role labeling on sub-sentential alignment in parallel treebanks
Mathias Coeckelbergs
10:10 Word sense disambiguation in text-to-pictograph translation
Gilles Jacobs, Leen Sevens, Vincent Vandenghinste, Ineke Schuurman, Frank Van Eynde
Deep Machine Translation for Dutch: the QTLeap project.
Dieke Oele, Gertjan Van Noord and Ondrej Dusek
Towards learning domaingeneral representations for language from multi-modal data
Ákos Kádár, Grzegorz Chrupała and Afra Alishahi
Cross-lingual transfer of a semantic parser via parallel data
Kilian Evang and Johan Bos
10:30 Enriching machine translation input using semantics-based fuzzy matches
Tom Vanallemeersch and Leen Sevens
A discourse-aware deep neural attention based model for machine reading and recognizing textual entailment
Ehsan Khoddam
Surfacing Dutch syntactic parses
Erwin Komen
10:50 – 11:20 COFFEE BREAK
11:20 – 12:30 PLENARY SESSION
11:20 Welcome
11:25 STIL Thesis Award
11:30 Invited talk by Miriam Butt

The talk presents innovative visual analyses for text and speech data that allow linguists a comparative analysis of the underlying structure of languages by: a) processing vast amounts of data automatically; b) have a snap shot overview; c) drill down to individual data points; and d) interact dynamically with the visualizations. The visual analyses include pixel and sunburst visualizations as well as self-organizing maps.,The examples are drawn from language change, pragmatics and prosodic analysis.

12:30 – 14:20 LUNCH and POSTER SESSION

An editor to quickly produce age-specific texts for children. Thijs Westerveld

Automatic writing assistance in multiple languages. Dennis de Vries

BlackLab: advantages and disadvantages of using Lucene for a linguistic corpus search system. Jan Niestadt

Breaking the glass ceiling: Semantic Approaches to Machine Translation.  Paul Van Eecke, Miquel Cornudella and Remi van Trijp

Extending Alpino with Multiword Expressions: an initial investigation. Jan Odijk

Natural Language Generation from Pictographs. Leen Sevens, Vincent Vandeghinste, Ineke Schuurman and Frank Van Eynde

Representing and Implementing Constructions in Fluid Construction Grammar. Paul Van Eecke, Luc Steels, Miquel Cornudella and Remi van Trijp

SHEBANQ: Annotations based hub of research in the Hebrew Bible. Wido van Peursen, Dirk Roorda and Martijn Naaijer

The CLARIN Concept Registry. Ineke Schuurman, Menzo Windhouwer and Olha Shkaravska

Transcriptor: a transcription app for the Cyrillic script. Martin Reynaert, Pepijn Hendriks and Nicoline van der Sijs



A novel approach to aspect extraction taking into account linguistic structure. Stéphan Tulkens and Walter Daelemans

Annotating Telugu corpus: Using the BIS-POS Tagset. Viswanatha Naidu

Data Selection for SMT: Comparison of Various Methods. Amir Kamran and Khalil Sima’An

DISCOSUMO: Summarizing forum threads. Sander Wubben, Suzan Verberne, Antal van Den Bosch and Emiel Krahmer

Evaluation and analysis of term scoring methods for keyphrase extraction. Suzan Verberne, Maya Sappelli and Wessel Kraaij

Initial steps towards building a large vocabulary automatic speech recognition system for the Frisian language. Emre Yilmaz, Maaike Andringa, Sigrid Kingma, Frits Van der Kuip, Hans Van de Velde, Frederik Kampstra, Jouke Algra, Henk Van den Heuvel and David Van Leeuwen

Intricate Natural Language Processing made easier with Symbolic Computation software: Pattern Matching lessons from Bracmat. Bart Jongejan

Learning metrical stress systems using finite-state machines. Cesko Voeten and Menno Van Zaanen

Mapping Leiden: Automatically extracting street names from digitized newspaper articles. Kim Groeneveld and Menno van Zaanen

Multimodal distributional semantic models and conceptual representations in sensory deprived subjects. Giovanni Cassani and Alessandro Lopopolo

Querying Parallel Treebanks with GrETEL. Vincent Vandeghinste, Liesbeth Augustinus and Tom Vanallemeersch

Reordering Grammar Induction. Milos Stanojevic and Khalil Simaan

Semantic Relatedness and Textual Entailment via Corpus Patterns. Ngoc Phuoc An Vo and Octavian Popescu

Skipping meals, skipping words, and how the latter can benefit you and the first just makes you hungry. Louis Onrust

Sustainability report readability prediction: an NLP expansion on the tried-and-true formulae. Nils Smeuninx, Orphée Declercq, Véronique Hoste and Bernard De Clerck

Task specific warping of word vector representations using limited labeled data. Paul Neculoiu, Chao Li, Carsten Lygteskov Hansen and Mihai Rotaru

Unbiased Expectations for Statistical Machine Translation. Wilker Aziz

Session 2 14:20 / 15:40 Event/Relation Extraction

Tommaso Caselli

Machine Translation

Vincent Vandeghinste

Social Media

Suzan Verberne

Distributional Semantics

Malvina Nissim

14:20 Details from a distance? A Dutch pipeline for event detection
Chantal van Son, Marieke van Erp, Antske Fokkens, Paul Huygen, Ruben Izquierdo Bevia and Piek Vossen
Wikification for Implicit MT evaluation
Iris Hendrickx and Antal van Den Bosch
Exploring the realization of irony in Twitter data
Cynthia Van Hee, Els Lefever and Véronique Hoste
Augmenting recurrent neural network language models with subword information
Lyan Verwimp, Joris Pelemans, Hugo Van Hamme and Patrick Wambacq
14:40 The Event and Implied Situation Ontology (ESO)
Roxane Segers and Piek Vossen
Machine translation with source predicted target morphology
Joachim Daiber and Khalil Simaan
Detecting racism in Dutch social media posts
Stéphan Tulkens, Lisa Hilte, Elise Lodewyckx, Ben Verhoeven and Walter Daelemans
Leveraging psycholinguistic data to evaluate Dutch semantic models
Emiel van Miltenburg
15:00 Discrete-State autoencoders for joint discovery and factorization of relations
Diego Marcheggiani and Ivan Titov
Modelling adjunction in hierarchical phrase-based SMT
Sophie Arnoult and Khalil Sima’an
Personality traits on Twitter for less-resourced languages
Barbara Plank, Ben Verhoeven and Walter Daelemans
Very quaffable and great fun: Applying NLP to wine reviews
Els Lefever, Iris Hendrickx and Antal van den Bosch
15:20 Clause analysis: using syntactic information to identify who is attacking whom in political news
Wouter Van Atteveldt, Tamir Sheafer, Shaul Shenhav and Yair Foger-Dror
Text clustering for improved statistical machine translation
Bushra Jawaid and Amir Kamran
This concert was an anticipointment’: Automatically detecting emotion in open domain event reports on Twitter
Florian Kunneman and Antal van den Bosch
Topic-guided token cloud visualisation.
Thomas Wielfaert, Kris Heylen, Dirk Geeraerts and Dirk Speelman
15:40 – 16:10 COFFEE BREAK
Session 3 16:10 – 17:10 Corpus Analysis Linguistic IE

Sander Wubben

Shared Task & STIL Presentation

Ruben Izquierdo

Social Media

Isa Maks

Human Language Learning

Grzegorz Chrupala


16:10 Extracting present perfects from a multilingual corpus
Martijn van der Klis, Bert Le Bruyn and Henriette de Swart
Introduction Antske Fokkens
Rule-Based Coreference Resolution for Dutch Rob van der Goot, Hessel Haagsma and Dieke Oele
Running Frog on the CLIN26 NER task
Iris Hendrickx, Ko van der Sloot, Maarten van Gompel and Antal van den Bosch
Delving deeper into the (Dutch) Twitter tribal language hierarchy
Hans Van Halteren and Nelleke Oostdijk
Distributional bootstrapping with memory-based learning
Giovanni Cassani, Robert Grimm, Steven Gillis and Walter Daelemans
16:30 A multi-agent model approach to resemanticization in pronominal agreement in Dutch
Roxana Radulescu and Katrien Beuls
Rule based classification of events and factuality Iris Monster and Iris Hendrickx-Dekkers
Event detection and event factuality classification for shared task
Oliver Louwaars and Chris Pool
Character-level modeling of noisy microposts
Fréderic Godin, Wesley De Neve and Rik Van de Walle
Modeling the impact of contextual diversity on word learning
Robert Grimm, Giovanni Cassani, Walter Daelemans and Steven Gillis
16:50 Lexical preferences in Dutch verbal cluster ordering
Jelke Bloem, Arjen Versloot and Fred Weerman
STIL winner presentation: Explaining relationships between entities Nikos Voskarides Text-based age and gender prediction for online safety monitoring
Janneke van de Loo, Guy De Pauw and Walter Daelemans
Automatic detection and correction of preposition errors in learners’ Dutch
Lennart Kloppenburg and Malvina Nissim


17:10 – 18:10 DRINKS