VarDial 2019 | NAACL 2019

Sixth Workshop on NLP for Similar Languages, Varieties and Dialects

Workshop PROGRAM

Friday, June 7, 2019

9:30–10:00A Report on the Third VarDial Evaluation Campaign
Marcos Zampieri, Shervin Malmasi, Yves Scherrer, Tanja Samardzic, Francis Tyers, Miikka Silfverberg, Natalia Klyueva, Tung-Le Pan, Chu-Ren Huang, Radu Tudor Ionescu, Andrei M. Butnaru and Tommi Jauhiainen
10:00–10:30Improving Cuneiform Language Identification with BERT
Gabriel Bernier-Colborne, Cyril Goutte and Serge Leger
10:30–11:00Coffee break
11:00–11:30Joint Approach to Deromanization of Code-mixed Texts
Rashed Rubby Riyadh and Grzegorz Kondrak
11:30–12:00Char-RNN for Word Stress Detection in East Slavic Languages
Ekaterina Chernyak, Maria Ponomareva and Kirill Milintsevich
12:00–12:30Modeling Global Syntactic Variation in English Using Dialect Classification
Jonathan Dunn
14:00–15:00Invited talk — David Yarowsky (Johns Hopkins University): Massively Multilingual Translingual Knowledge Transfer
15:00–15:30Language Discrimination and Transfer Learning for Similar Languages: Experiments with Feature Combinations and Adaptation
Nianheng Wu, Eric DeMattos, Kwok Him So, Pin-zhen Chen and Çağrı Çöltekin
15:30–16:00Coffee break
16:00–17:00Poster Session
 Variation between Different Discourse Types: Literate vs. Oral
Katrin Ortmann and Stefanie Dipper
 Neural Machine Translation between Myanmar (Burmese) and Rakhine (Arakanese)
Thazin Myint Oo, Ye Kyaw Thu and Khin Mar Soe
 Language and Dialect Identification of Cuneiform Texts
Tommi Jauhiainen, Heidi Jauhiainen, Tero Alstola and Krister Lindén
 Leveraging Pretrained Word Embeddings for Part-of-Speech Tagging of Code Switching Data
Fahad AlGhamdi and Mona Diab
 Toward a deep dialectological representation of Indo-Aryan
Chundra Cathcart
 Naive Bayes and BiLSTM Ensemble for Discriminating between Mainland and Taiwan Variation of Mandarin Chinese
Li Yang and Yang Xiang
 BAM: A combination of deep and shallow models for German Dialect Identification.
Andrei M. Butnaru
 The R2I_LIS Team Proposes Majority Vote for VarDial’s MRC Task
Adrian-Gabriel Chifu
 Initial Experiments In Cross-Lingual Morphological Analysis Using Morpheme Segmentation
Vladislav Mikhailov, Lorenzo Tosi, Anastasia Khorosheva and Oleg Serikov
 Neural and Linear Pipeline Approaches to Cross-lingual Morphological Analysis
Çağrı Çöltekin and Jeremy Barnes
 Ensemble Methods to Distinguish Mainland and Taiwan Chinese
Hai Hu, Wen Li, He Zhou, Zuoyu Tian, Yiwen Zhang and Liang Zou
 SC-UPB at the VarDial 2019 Evaluation Campaign: Moldavian vs. Romanian Cross-Dialect Topic Identification
Cristian Onose, Dumitru-Clementin Cercel and Stefan Trausan-Matu
 Discriminating between Mandarin Chinese and Swiss-German varieties using adaptive language models
Tommi Jauhiainen, Krister Lindén and Heidi Jauhiainen
 Investigating Machine Learning Methods for Language and Dialect Identification of Cuneiform Texts
Ehsan Doostmohammadi and Minoo Nassajian
 TwistBytes - Identification of Cuneiform Languages and German Dialects at VarDial 2019
Fernando Benites, Pius von Däniken and Mark Cieliebak
 DTeam @ VarDial 2019: Ensemble based on skip-gram and triplet loss neural networks for Moldavian vs. Romanian cross-dialect topic identification
Diana Tudoreanu
 Experiments in Cuneiform Language Identification
Gustavo Henrique Paetzold and Marcos Zampieri
17:00–17:30Comparing Pipelined and Integrated Approaches to Dialectal Arabic Neural Machine Translation
Pamela Shapiro and Kevin Duh
17:30–18:00Cross-lingual Annotation Projection Is Effective for Neural Part-of-Speech Tagging
Matthias Huck, Diana Dutka and Alexander Fraser
18:00–18:15Closing Remarks