Invited Presentations


Invited presentations at conferences

·       Keynote speaker, Workshop on Sentiment Analysis where AI meets Psychology at the IJCNLP conference.  Chiang Mai, Thailand.  November 2011.

·       Keynote speaker, 8th Brazilian Symposium on Information and Human Language Technology (STIL).  Cuiabá, Brazil. October 2011.

·       Invited speaker, Fifth IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC). Stanford University, September 2011.  

·       Invited speaker, Symposium on Machine Learning in Speech and Language Processing at the ICML conference.  Bellevue, WA. June 2011.

·       Keynote speaker: International Conference on Dialogue.  Moscow, Russia. May 2011.

·       Keynote speaker: International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2011).  Oxford, UK. January 2011.

·       Keynote speaker: Workshop on Corpus-Based Approaches to Paraphrasing and Nominalization.  Barcelona, Spain. December 2010.

·       Keynote speaker: Tenth conference Konferenz zur Verarbeitung Natürliche Sprache (KONVENS).  Saarbrücken, Germany. September 2010.

·       Keynote speaker, Workshop on Negation and Speculation in Natural Language Processing. Before the conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). Uppsala, Sweden. July 2010.

·       Panelist, RING debate, COLING conference. Beijing, China.  August 2010.

·       Panelist, Panel on NLP and Linguistics, in the Workshop on NLP and Linguistics.  Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). Uppsala, Sweden. July 2010.

·       Invited speaker: Symposium on Generic NLP versus Domain-specific Text Mining. Tilburg University, Netherlands. June 2010.

·       Keynote speaker: Second Workshop on Text and Data Mining of Health Documents (Louhi '10) at the conference on Human Language Technology HLT-NAACL. Los Angeles, CA. June 2010.

·       Keynote speaker: Semantic Authoring Annotation and Knowledge Management (SAAKM) at the conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP).  Redondo Beach, CA. September 2009.

·       Invited speaker, 14th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems (NLDB-09). Saarbrücken, Germany.  June 2009.

·       Panelist, 50th anniversary of the French Computational Linguistics Association (ATALA). Paris, France.  June 2009.

·       Invited speaker, 3rd Symposium on Innovations in Machine Translation Technologies (IMTT-2009). Tokyo, Japan.  March 2009.

·       Panelist, International Multi-Conference on Advanced Intelligence (ICAI). Beijing, China. October 2008.

·       Invited in Distinguished Speaker series, Department of Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh, PA. September 2008.

·       Keynote speaker, Second IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC). Santa Clara, CA. August 2008.

·       Invited speaker and panel leader, Global E-Gov Symposium at Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). Hawaii.  January 2008. 

·       Keynote speaker, Seventh International Symposium on Natural Language Processing (SNLP). Pattaya, Thailand. December 2007.

·       Invited speaker, Workshop on Dynamic Searches and Knowledge Building, at Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA. Los Angeles, CA. October 2007.

·       Keynote speaker, IEEE NLP-KE conference. Beijing, China. August 2007.

·       Keynote speaker, SEMEVAL workshop at the conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). Prague, Czech Republic. July 2007.

·       Panel chair (two panels), International Development of Digital Government, 8th International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2007). Philadelphia, PA.

·       Invited speaker, Conference on eGovernment, organized by the State Information Center of the Chinese Government. Beijing, China. April 2007.

·       Keynote speaker, Symposium on Innovations in Machine Translation Technologies. Tokyo, Japan. March 2007.

·       Invited speaker, Advanced NLP and Text Mining Forum. Tokyo, Japan. March 2007.

·       Invited speaker, International Conference on Linguistics in Korea. Seoul, Korea. January 2007.

·       Keynote speaker, 9th International Conference on Text, Speech, and Dialogue (TSD-06).  Brno, Czech Republic. September 2006.

·       Keynote speaker, 3rd European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC).  Budva, Montenegro. June 2006.

·       Keynote speaker, 5th Language Resources and Evaluation conference (LREC 2006).  Genoa, Italy.  May 2006. 

·       Keynote speaker, Workshop on Annotation Science at the Fifth Language Resources and Evaluation conference (LREC 2006). Genoa, Italy.  May 2006.

·       Invited speaker, Computer Science Distinguished Speaker Series, University of Rochester, NY.  April 2006.

·       Keynote speaker, 7th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics (CICLing).  Mexico City, Mexico. February 2006.

·       Keynote speaker, Annual Meeting of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (CLIN).  Amsterdam, The Netherlands. December 2005.

·       Invited speaker, Symposium of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT). Tokyo, Japan. November 2005.

·       Keynote speaker, IEEE International Conference on Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Engineering (NLP-KE).  Wuhan, China. October 2005.

·       Panelist (one of 4 representing North America), Panel on collaboration between NSF and EU-ICT eGovernment programs, eChallenges Conference. Ljubljana, Slovenia. October 2005.

·       Keynote speaker, Second Asia Information Retrieval Symposium (AIRS).  Jeju Island, Korea. October 2005.

·       Keynote speaker, Pacific-Asia Conference on Computational Linguistics (PACLING). Tokyo, Japan. August 2005. 

·       Keynote speaker, 13th International Conference on Conceptual Structures: Common Semantics for Sharing Knowledge (ICCS). Kassel, Germany. July 2005. 

·       Invited speaker. Symposium at the National Infrastructure for Community Statistics (NICS) Community of Practice, Brookings Institute. Washington, DC. June 2005. 

·       Keynote speaker, Conference on Theories of Natural Language Processing (TALN). Dourdan, France. June 2005. 

·       Keynote speaker, Workshop on the Creation of Large Ontology-Based Resources by the MEANING project.  Trento, Italy. February 2005. 

·       Panelist, Panel on Working with Government Partners.  NSF Workshop on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Informatics.  Evergreen, WA. December 2004.

·       Keynote speaker, AAAI Fall Symposium on Style and Meaning in Language, Art, and Music.  Washington, DC. November 2004. 

·       Keynote speaker. NSF Principal Investigator meeting, program on Information and Data Management (IDM).  Boston, MA. October 2004.

·       Discussion leader, Panel on Roadmap for Computational Linguistics.  International Computational Linguistics conference (COLING).  Geneva, Switzerland.  August 2004.

·       Panelist, Panel on Toward a Theory of Annotation, in the Workshop on Text Meaning at the ACL conference.  Barcelona, Spain.  Jul 2004. 

·       Panel chair, Panel on Looking at the Past, in the Workshop on Text Summarization: Branching Out at the ACL conference.  Barcelona, Spain.  July 2004. 

·       Panelist, Panel on Looking toward the Future: Where Next?, in the Workshop on Text Summarization: Branching Out at the ACL conference.  Barcelona, Spain.  July 2004. 

·       Keynote speaker, Asian Symposium on Natural Language Processing to Overcome Language Barriers, at International Joint Conference of Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP).  Hainan Island, China. March 2004. 

·       Invited talk (became keynote speaker when keynoter cancelled), Toward the Automated Construction of Semantic Resources.  International Conference on Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Engineering (NLP-KE).  Beijing, China. October 2003.

·       Panelist, Concluding Panel (on NLP Standards and the Olympic Games).  International Conference on Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Engineering (NLP-KE).  Beijing, China. October 2003.

·       Invited talk, Toward Semantic Information Integration.  Workshop on Information Integration at the Second International Semantic Web Conference, Sanibel Island, FL.  October 2003. 

·       Panelist, Concluding Panel.  Workshop on Information Integration at the Second International Semantic Web Conference, Sanibel Island, FL.  October 2003. 

·       Panelist (panel on Have We Found the Holy Grail?).  International Machine Translation Summit, New Orleans, LA. September 2003. 

·       Panelist, Panel on IT for eRulemaking, NSF’s national Digital Government conference dg.o 2003.  Boston, MA.  May 2003.

·       Panelist, Panel on Data Integration and the EPA, NSF’s national Digital Government conference dg.o 2003.  Boston, MA.  May 2003.

·       Panelist, AAAI Spring Symposium on Question Answering.  Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, March 2003. 

·       Invited talk, Natural Language Processing for Metadata Definitions and Descriptions.  Terminology and Ontologies Track at the Open Forum on Metadata Registries.  Santa Fe, NM.  January 2003.

·       Invited talk, Using an Ontology as Generalized Metadata Schema for Access to Distributed Heterogeneous Data Sources.  Statistics Track at the Open Forum on Metadata Registries.  Santa Fe, NM. January 2003.

·       Panel chair (panel on IT), NSF Workshop on E-Rulemaking. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.  January 2003. 

·       Keynote speaker, JEITA meeting, Tokyo, Japan.  October 2002.

·       Panel chair (panel on commercial applications of research on MT), AMTA-02 conference.  Tiburon, California.  October 2002. 

·       Invited presentation, Workshop on Language Models for NLP.  University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Amherst, MA.  September 2002. 

·       Panelist (concluding panel of conference, on the Semantic Web), COLING-02 conference.  Taipei, Taiwan.  September 2002. 

·       Keynote speaker, Workshop on Building and Using Semantic Networks, at the COLING-02 conference.  Taipei, Taiwan.  September 2002. 

·       Keynote speaker, Workshop on Question Answering and Summarization, at the COLING-02 conference.  Taipei, Taiwan.  September 2002. 

·       Invited presentation, Workshop on Roadmap for Computational Linguistics, at the COLING-02 conference.  Taipei, Taiwan. September 2002. 

·       Keynote speaker, seventh Pacific-Rim International Conference on AI (PRICAI).  Tokyo, Japan.  August 2002. 

·       Opening presentation, inauguration of Human Language Technology Research Center, University of Texas in Dallas, Dallas, TX.  March 2002. 

·       Keynote address on Going Beyond Extractive Summarization: A Future for Information Retrieval, SIGIR Conference. New Orleans, LA, September 2001.

·       Keynote address on Creating Large Semantic Knowledge Bases for NLP, Conference on Recent Advances in NLP (RANLP). Tsigov Chark, Bulgaria, September 2001.

·       Opening talk on The Relationship between Text Summarization and QA, First Document Understanding Conference (DUC). New Orleans, LA, September 2001.

·       Panelist (panel on Machine Translation Evaluation), Machine Translation Summit VIII. Santiago de Compostela, Spain, September 2001.

·       Panelist (panel on Where do We Stand in Machine Translation?), Machine Translation Summit VIII. Santiago de Compostela, Spain, September 2001.

·       Invited lecture, broadcast on Educational TV of Mexico, from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM). Mexico City, May 2001.

·       Leader of Special Interest breakout session (theme: Statistical Language Generation), IMPACTS workshop on Natural Language Generation. Castle Dagstuhl, Germany, July 2000.

·       Panel moderator (panel on Local Digital Government), First NSF Digital Government Workshop. Los Angeles, CA, May 2000.

·       Keynote address on NLP for Automated Caption Creation, TAO Workshop for Communication, Broadcasting, and Information Technologies for the Elderly and Handicapped. Tokyo, Japan, November 1999.

·       Panelist (panel on Machine Translation Research and Development Worldwide), MT Summit VII. Singapore, September 1999.

·       Panelist (panel on Evaluation of Machine Translation Systems), MT Summit VII. Singapore, September 1999.

·       Panel moderator (panel on A Seal of Approval for MT Systems), 3rd Conference of the Association of Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA). Philadelphia, PA, October 1998.

·       Keynote address, Workshop of the LA Chapter of the Association of the Society of Information Science (LACASIS). Los Angeles, CA, September 1998.

·       Panel moderator, Workshop on Linguistic Coreference at the 1st International Conference on Language Resources (LREC). Granada, Spain, May 1998.

·       Panelist (panel on New Methods of Distributing Resources), Workshop on Distributing and Accessing Linguistic Resources, at the 1st International Conference on Language Resources (LREC). Granada, Spain, May 1998.

·       Panelist (panel on applications of Artificial Intelligence techniques in digital libraries), IEEE conference on Advances in Digital Libraries (ADL'98). Santa Barbara, CA, April 1998.

·       Panel moderator (panel on Evaluation of Summarization Systems), AAAI Spring Symposium on Text Summarization. Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, March 1998.

·       Invited speaker on Machine Translation in North America, 6th International Machine Translation Summit. San Diego, CA, October 1997.

·       Invited speaker, Workshop on Terminology Issues in Data and Knowledge Sharing. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD, July 1997.

·       Keynote speaker, Workshop on Ontologies, Conference of the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL) and European Association (EACL). Madrid, Spain, July 1997.

·       Invited plenary speaker, 3rd International Workshop on Human Interface Technology (IWHIT'97). University of Aizu, Aizu, Japan, March 1997.

·       Invited speaker, JEIDA Study Group. JEIDA meeting. Tokyo, November 1996.

·       Invited speaker on Machine Translation Evaluation, 2nd Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA). Montreal, Canada, October 1996.

·       Panel moderator (panel on Do Automated Techniques Deliver? Optimists vs Skeptics), 2nd Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA). Montreal, Canada, October 1996.

·       Invited international participant, Workshop/Meetings on Natural Language Generation. Sponsored by the German and Chinese Governments. Shanghai and Beijing, China, May 1996.

·       Panelist at concluding panel, IJCAI workshop on Basic Ontological Issues in Knowledge Sharing. Montreal, Canada, August 1995.

·       Concluding speaker for workshop summary, IJCAI workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval. Montreal, Canada, August 1995.

·       Keynote address at Workshop on Discourse Markers. Egmond-an-Zee, The Netherlands, January 1995.

·       Panel moderator (panel on Hybridization of MT Research Systems), ARPA Machine Translation Evaluation workshop. Washington, DC, November 1994.

·       Panel moderator (panel on Is MT Research Any Good?), 1st Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA). Columbia, MD, October 1994.

·       Panelist (panel on Evaluation), 7th International Workshop on Language Generation (INLGW). Kennebunkport, ME, June 1994.

·       Invited presentation at Japan-US Workshop on Machine-Aided Translation. U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, December 1993.

·       Panelist (panel on Empirical and Computational Applications of Discourse Structure Theory), Conference of the International Communication Association. Washington, DC, May 1993.

·       Tutorial on Machine Translation, ARPA Human Language Technology Conference. Princeton, NJ, March 1993.

·       Panelist on three panels at Workshop on Machine Translation Evaluation. San Diego, CA, November 1992.

·       Invited presentation, 8th Oxford English Dictionary and Text Research Workshop. Waterloo, Canada, October 1992.

·       Invited presentation and concluding summary, Workshop on EES and KADS. GMD-St. Augustin, Bonn, Germany, May 1992.

·       Invited addressee, 1st Joint Soviet-Western Workshop on Text Generation. Borjomi, Soviet Georgia, September 1991.

·       Keynote address, 3rd European Generation Workshop (ENLGW). Judenstein, Austria, March 1991.

·       Panelist (panel on Specification of Generator Inputs), 3rd European Workshop on Language Generation (ENLGW). Judenstein, Austria, March 1991.

·       Panelist (panel on Knowledge Representation Standards), 7th IEEE Conference on AI Applications (CAIA-91). Miami, FL, February 1991.

·       Panelist (panel on Dynamic Documentation and Explanation of Software), 5th Conference on Knowledge-Based Specification. Syracuse, NY, September 1990.

Interviews and popular press

·       2011: Interviews (video clips and national television), commenting on IBM’s Watson system that plays the television QA show Jeopardy. Video clips.

·       Wednesday, June 6, 2006. Article on NL Group research project about chat room conversation analysis.  Appears in Inttranews http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-06/uosc-upo053106.php, Wired http://blog.wired.com/sex/index.blog?entry_id=1496104, SpittingImage http://www.spitting-image.net/, and New Scientist Tech http://www.newscientisttech.com/channel/tech/dn9353.html.

·       Saturday, May 27, 2006. Il Secolo XIX.  Interview titled Hovy: Internet? Deve diventare più intelligente.  On occasion of LREC 2006 conference in Genoa, Italy.  In Italian.

·       Sunday, June 23, 2002. San Jose Mercury News.  Quoted in article on Machine Translation. 

·       December 8, 1999. Live chat room question-and-answer session, 45 minutes, on CNN Forum: The Next Millennium.

·       November/December, 1999. Website interview on CNN Forum 2000.

·       November 9, 1999. Radio interview, WBAL (Baltimore). 20 minutes morning talk show.

·       August 1999; August 1998: Online interview with Marie Lebert in series Internet surveys and interviews.

·       December 1998 issue, Atlantic Monthly Magazine. Quoted and referenced in article on Machine Translation.

·       Late 1998. Radio interview, New Hampshire. 6 minutes morning talk show.

 


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