Thursday, July 30, 2015

8:45 - 9:00
Opening Remarks
Deyi Xiong [slides]
Soochow University
9:00 - 10:30 
Session 1
Chair: Yue Zhang, Singapore University of Technology and Design
9:00 - 10:00
Keynote Speech: Semantic Parsing as, via, and for Machine Translation 
Percy Liang [slides]
Stanford University
10:00 - 10:30
Round trips with meaning stopovers
Alastair Butler
Tohoku University
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Session 2
  Chair: Yue Zhang, Singapore University of Technology and Design
11:00 - 12:00 Keynote Speech: Learning Multilingual Semantics from Big Data on the Web
Gerard de Melo [slides]
  Tsinghua University
12:00 - 12:30  Conceptual Annotations Preserve Structure Across Translations: A French-English Case Study
Elior Sulem1, Omri Abend2, Ari Rappoport3 [slides]
  1The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2The University of Edinburgh, 3The Hebrew University
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:30 Session 3
  Chair: Deyi Xiong, Soochow University
13:30 - 14:30 Keynote Speech: Sequence to Sequence Learning for Language Understanding
Quoc V. Le [slides]
14:30 - 15:00 Integrating Case Frame into Japanese to Chinese Hierarchical Phrase-based Translation Model
  Jinan Xu1, Jiangming Liu2, Yufeng Chen1, Yujie Zhang1, Fang Ming1, Shaotong Li1 [slides]
  1Beijing Jiaotong University, 2Singapore University of Technology and Design
15:00 - 15:30 A Discriminative Model for Semantics-to-String Translation 
Aleš Tamchyna1, Chris Quirk2, Michel Galley2 [slides]
  1Charles University in Prague, UFAL MFF, 2Microsoft Research
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:45 Session 4
  Chair: Deyi Xiong, Soochow University
16:00 - 17:00 Keynote Speech: Machine Translation and Deep Language Engineering Approaches
António Branco [slides]
  University of Lisbon
17:00 - 17:45  Panel: Semantics and Statistical Machine Translation: Gaps and Challenges
Chris Quirk (Panel Chair)1, Eduard Hovy2 [slides], Percy Liang3, António Branco4, Quoc V. Le5
  1Microsoft, 2Carnegie Mellon University, 3Stanford University, 4University of Lisbon,5Google
17:45 Closing