ICON-2015: 12th International Conference on Natural Language Processing
December 11-14, 2015
Venue: Park Centre, Technopark, Trivandrum, India
Main Conference (12-13 Dec 2015)
Technical Programme Schedule
Day 1:  Saturday, December 12, 2015
8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:35 Inaugural Session
9:00am -9:03 am : PRAYER DANCE
9:03am -9:08am :
(Dr. Elizabeth Sherly, Chair ICON2015)
9:08am- 9:15am :
ABOUT ICON (Prof.Rajeev Sangal, Conference General Chair)
9:15am-9:20am :
ICON WALK THROUGH (Dr.Dipti Misra Sharma, Co-Chair ICON 2015)
9:20am- 9:25am :
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS (Shri. Madhavan Nambiar ,Rtd IAS &
Chairman ,IIITM-K)
9:25am-9:30am :
Inauguration by Lighting of Lamp (Yuji Matsumoto, Nara Institute of Science
and Technology (NAIST), Japan
9:30am-9:35am :
Vote of Thanks (Dr. Rajasree MS, Director, IIITMK-K)
9:35  - 10:30 Keynote Lecture 1: Scientific Paper Analysis
Yuji Matsumoto, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan Chair: Rajeev Sangal   
10:30 – 11:00 TEA
11:00 – 13:05 Technical Session I:  Statistical Methods
Chair:  Yuji Matsumoto
Technical Session II: WSD & Lexicon
Chair: Kalika Bali
  Addressing Class Imbalance in Grammatical Error Detection with Evaluation Metric Optimization Anoop Kunchukuttan and Pushpak Bhattacharyya Word Sense Disambiguation in Hindi Language Using Hyperspace Analogue to Language and Fuzzy C-Means Clustering Devendra Tayal, Leena Ahuja and Shreya Chhabra
Words are not Equal: Graded Weighting Model for building Composite Document Vectors Pranjal Singh and Amitabha Mukerjee Using Word Embeddings for Bilingual Unsupervised WSD Sudha Bhingardive, Dhirendra Singh, Rudramurthy V and Pushpak Bhattacharyya
Online Adspace PostsÕ Category Classification Dhawal Joharapurkar, Vaishak Salin and Vishal Krishna Compositionality in Bangla Compound Verbs and their Processing in the Mental Lexicon Tirthankar Dasgupta, Manjira Sinha and Anupam Basu
Noun Phrase Chunking for Marathi using Distant Supervision Sachin Pawar, Nitin Ramrakhiyani, Girish K. Palshikar, Pushpak Bhattacharyya and Swapnil Hingmire                                                   IndoWordNet Dictionary: An Online Multilingual Dictionary using IndoWordNet Hanumant Redkar, Sandhya Singh, Nilesh Joshi, Anupam Ghosh and Pushpak Bhattacharyya                                               
Self-Organizing Maps for Classification of a Multi-Labeled Corpus Lars Bungum and Bjšrn GambŠck  
13:05 - 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 - 15:30 Poster Session (List of Poster Papers is given below) and Demonstrations
15:30 - 16:00 TEA
16:00 – 17:40 Technical Session III: Emerging Areas
Chair: Amitabha Mukerjee
Technical Session IV : Sentiment Analysis
Chair:  Sivaji Bandyopadhyay
  POS Tagging of Hindi-English Code Mixed Text from Social Media: Some Machine Learning Experiments Royal Sequiera, Monojit Choudhury and Kalika Bali Using Skipgrams, Bigrams, and Part of Speech Features for Sentiment Classification of Twitter Messages Badr Mohammed Badr and S. Sameen Fatima       
Automated Analysis of Bangla Poetry for Classification and Poet Identification Geetanjali Rakshit, Anupam Ghosh, Pushpak Bhattacharyya and Gholamreza Haffari A Hybrid Approach for Bracketing Noun Sequence Arpita Batra and Soma Paul
Sentence Boundary Detection for Social Media Text Dwijen Rudrapal, Anupam Jamatia, Kunal Chakma, Amitava Das and Bjšrn GambŠck Simultaneous Feature Selection and Parameter Optimization Using Multi-objective Optimization for Sentiment Analysis Mohammed Arif Khan, Asif Ekbal and Eneldo Loza Menc’a                                                  
Mood Classification of Hindi Songs based on Lyrics Braja Gopal Patra, Dipankar Das and Sivaji Bandyopadhyay Detection of Multiword Expressions for Hindi Language using Word Embeddings and WordNet-based Features Dhirendra Singh, Sudha Bhingardive, Kevin Patel and Pushpak Bhattachryya
17:40 - 18:40 NLPAI Meeting
19:00 - 20:00 Cultural Programme
20:00 onwards Dinner
Day 2: Sunday, December 13 , 2015
9:30 - 10:30 Panel Discussion on "NLP and Linguistics"
10:30 – 11:00 TEA
11:00 – 13:05 Technical Session V:Statistical Machine  Translation 
Chair:    G S Lehal
Technical Session VI:  NLP Tools Contest
  Augmenting Pivot based SMT with word segmentation Rohit More, Anoop Kunchukuttan, Raj Dabre and Pushpak Bhattacharyya .
Using multilingual topic models for improved alignment in English-Hindi MT Diptesh Kanojia, Aditya Joshi, Pushpak Bhattacharyya and Mark J Carman  
Triangulation of Reordering Tables: An Advancement Over Phrase Table Triangulation in Pivot-Based SMT  Deepak Patil, Harshad Chavan and Pushpak Bhattacharyya  
Post-editing a chapter of a specialized textbook into 7 languages: importance of terminological proximity with English for productivity Ritesh Shah , Christian Boitet , Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Mithun Padmakumar, Leonardo Zilio, Ruslan Kalitvianski, Mohammad Nasiruddin, Mutsuko Tomokiyo, and Sandra Castellanos P«aez  
Generating Translation Corpora in Indic Languages: Cultivating Bilingual Texts for Cross Lingual Fertilization Niladri Sekhar Dash, Arulmozi Selvraj and Mazhar Hussain  
13:20 – 14:20 LUNCH
14:00 – 15:30 Technical Session VII: Machine Translation
Chair: Sobha L
Technical Session VIII:  Dialog System and          Question
Chair: Pushpak Bhattacharyya
  Translation Quality and Effort: Options versus Post-editing Donald Sturgeon and John S.Y.  Lee Dialogue Act Recognition for Text-based Sinhala Sudheera Palihakkara, Dammina Sahabandu, Ahsan Shamsudeen, Chamika Bandara and Surangika Ranathunga
Investigating the potential of post-ordering SMT output to improve translation quality Pratik Mehta, Anoop Kunchukuttan and Pushpak Bhattacharyya A Semi Supervised Dialog Act Tagging for Telugu Suman Dowlagar and Radhika Mamidi
Applying Sanskrit Concepts for Reordering in MT Akshar Bharati, Sukhada, Prajna Jha, Soma Paul and Dipti M Sharma Ranking Model with a Reduced Feature Set for an Automated Question Generation System Manisha Satish Divate and Ambuja Salgaonkar              
15:30 - 16:00 TEA
16:00 – 17:30 Technical Session IX:  Speech Processing
  Natural Language Processing for Solving Simple Word Problems Sowmya S Sundaram and Deepak Khemani
Analysis of Influence of L2 English SpeakersÕ Fluency on Occurrence and Duration of Sentence-medial Pauses in English Readout Speech Shambhu Nath Saha and Shyamal Kr. Das Mandal
Acoustic Correlates of Voicing and Gemination in Bangla Aanusha Ghosh
17:30 – 18:00 Valedictory Function
List of Poster Session Papers:
Let Sense Bags Do Talking: Cross Lingual Word Semantic Similarity for English and Hindi Apurva Nagvenkar, Jyoti Pawar and Pushpak Bhattacharyya 
A temporal expression recognition system for medical documents by taking help of news domain corpora Naman Gupta, Aditya Joshi and Pushpak Bhattacharyya
An unsupervised EM method to infer time variation in sense probabilities Martin Emms and Arun Jayapal
Solving Data Sparsity by Morphology Injection in Factored SMT                                                                                              Sreelekha S, Piyush Dungarwal, Pushpak Bhattacharyya and Malathi D
Authorship Attribution in Bengali Language Shanta Phani, Shibamouli Lahiri and Arindam Biswas
TransChat: Cross-Lingual Instant Messaging for Indian Languages Diptesh Kanojia, Shehzaad Dhuliawala, Abhijit Mishra, Naman Gupta and Pushpak Bhattacharyya
A Database of Infant Cry Sounds to Study the Likely Cause of Cry Shivam Sharma, Shubham Asthana and V.K. Mittal
Perplexed Bayes Classifier Cohan Sujay Carlos
An Empirical Study of Diversity of Word Alignment and its Symmetrization techniques for System Combination Thoudam Doren Singh                                                                                                                                                                       
Domain Sentiment Matters: A Two Stage Sentiment Analyzer Raksha Sharma and Pushpak Bhattacharyya
Extracting Information from Indian First Names Akshay Gulati
punct - An Alternative Verb Semantic Ontology Representation Kavitha Rajan
SMT Errors Requiring Grammatical Knowledge for Prevention Yukiko Sasaki Alam
Isolated Word Recognition System for Malayalam using Machine Learning Maya Moneykumar, Elizabeth Sherly and Win Sam Varghese
Judge a Book by its Cover: Conservative Focused Crawling under Resource Constraint Shehzaad Dhuliawala, Arjun Atreya V, Ravi Kumar Yadav and Pushpak Bhattacharyya
Text Normalization and Unit Selection for a Memory Based Non Uniform Unit Selection TTS in Malayalam Gokul P., Neethu Thomas, Crisil Thomas and Dr. Deepa P. Gopinath
Morphological Analyzer for Gujarati using Paradigm based approach with Knowledge based and Statistical Methods Jatayu Baxi, Pooja Patel and Brijesh Bhatt
Resolution of Pronominal Anaphora for Telugu Dialogues Hemanth Reddy Jonnalagadda and Radhika Mamidi
A Study on Divergence in Malayalam and Tamil Language in Machine Translation Perceptive Jisha P Jayan and Elizabeth Sherly
Automatic conversion of Indian Language Morphological Processors into Grammatical Framework (GF) Harsha Vardhan Grandhi and Soma Paul
Logistic Regression for Automatic Lexical Level Morphological Paradigm Selection for Konkani Nouns Shilpa Desai, Jyoti Pawar and Pushpak Bhattacharyya
Ruchi: Rating Individual Food Items in Restaurant Reviews Burusothman Ahiladas, Paraneetharan Saravanaperumal, Sanjith Balachandran,
Thamayanthy Sripalan and Surangika Ranathunga
Dependency Extraction for Knowledge-based Domain Classification Lokesh Kumar Sharma and Namita Mittal
An Approach to Collective Entity Linking Ashish Kulkarni, Kanika Agarwal, Pararth Shah, Sunny Raj Rathod and Ganesh Ramakrishnan
Development of Speech corpora for different Speech Recognition tasks in Malayalam language Cini Kurian