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Fourth Workshop on NLP for Similar Languages, Varieties and Dialects (VarDial)


Monday, April 3, 2017

09:40–10:00Findings of the VarDial Evaluation Campaign 2017
Marcos Zampieri, Shervin Malmasi, Nikola Ljubešić, Preslav Nakov, Ahmed Ali, Jörg Tiedemann, Yves Scherrer and Noëmi Aepli
10:00–10:30Dialectometric analysis of language variation in Twitter
Gonzalo Donoso and David Sanchez
10:30–11:00Computational analysis of Gondi dialects
Taraka Rama, Çağrı Çöltekin and Pavel Sofroniev
11.00–11.30Coffee break
11:30–12:00Investigating Diatopic Variation in a Historical Corpus
Stefanie Dipper and Sandra Waldenberger
12.00–13.00Invited talk - Paolo Rosso (Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain)
 Author Profiling at PAN: from Age and Gender Identification to Language Variety Identification (invited talk)
Paolo Rosso
14.30–16.00Poster Session
 The similarity and Mutual Intelligibility between Amharic and Tigrigna Varieties
Tekabe Legesse Feleke
 Why Catalan-Spanish Neural Machine Translation? Analysis, comparison and combination with standard Rule and Phrase-based technologies
Marta R. Costa-jussà
 Kurdish Interdialect Machine Translation
Hossein Hassani
 Twitter Language Identification Of Similar Languages And Dialects Without Ground Truth
Jennifer Williams and Charlie Dagli
 Multi-source morphosyntactic tagging for spoken Rusyn
Yves Scherrer and Achim Rabus
 Identifying dialects with textual and acoustic cues
Abualsoud Hanani, Aziz Qaroush and Stephen Taylor
 Evaluating HeLI with Non-Linear Mappings
Tommi Jauhiainen, Krister Lindén and Heidi Jauhiainen
 A Perplexity-Based Method for Similar Languages Discrimination
Pablo Gamallo, Jose Ramom Pichel and Iñaki Alegria
 Improving the Character Ngram Model for the DSL Task with BM25 Weighting and Less Frequently Used Feature Sets
Yves Bestgen
 Discriminating between Similar Languages with Word-level Convolutional Neural Networks
Marcelo Criscuolo and Sandra Maria Aluisio
 Cross-lingual dependency parsing for closely related languages - Helsinki’s submission to VarDial 2017
Jörg Tiedemann
 Discriminating between Similar Languages Using a Combination of Typed and Untyped Character N-grams and Words
Helena Gomez, Ilia Markov, Jorge Baptista, Grigori Sidorov and David Pinto
 Tübingen system in VarDial 2017 shared task: experiments with language identification and cross-lingual parsing
Çağrı Çöltekin and Taraka Rama
 When Sparse Traditional Models Outperform Dense Neural Networks: the Curious Case of Discriminating between Similar Languages
Maria Medvedeva, Martin Kroon and Barbara Plank
 German Dialect Identification in Interview Transcriptions
Shervin Malmasi and Marcos Zampieri
 CLUZH at VarDial GDI 2017: Testing a Variety of Machine Learning Tools for the Classification of Swiss German Dialects
Simon Clematide and Peter Makarov
 Arabic Dialect Identification Using iVectors and ASR Transcripts
Shervin Malmasi and Marcos Zampieri
 Discriminating between Similar Languages using Weighted Subword Features
Adrien Barbaresi
16.00–16.30Coffee break
16:30–17:00Exploring Lexical and Syntactic Features for Language Variety Identification
Chris van der Lee and Antal van den Bosch
17:00–17:30Learning to Identify Arabic and German Dialects using Multiple Kernels
Radu Tudor Ionescu and Andrei Butnaru
17:30–18:00Slavic Forest, Norwegian Wood
Rudolf Rosa, Daniel Zeman, David Mareček and Zdeněk Žabokrtský
18.00Closing remarks