Conference Program

Progarm Overview

Day 1: 15 Nov 2011, Tuesday

Opening Ceremony
Chair: Dr Tien Ping Tan

Welcoming Remark, Prof. Ahamad Tajudin Khader (representing the Dean, School of Computer Sciences, USM)
Welcoming Remark, Prof. Li Haizhou (representing COLIPS)
Officiating Speech, Prof. Dato’ Omar Osman (Vice-Chancellor, USM)

Keynote speech: Selected Topics from ASR Research for Asian Languages at Tokyo Tech
Prof Sadaoki Furui, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Chair: Prof Haizhou Li
Tea Break
S1A: Semantics and Sentiment Analysis
Chair: Dr Xiangyu Duan
S1B: Morphology, Syntax, Discourse,etc
Chair: Dr Thi Hoang Diem Le
S2A: Machine Translation
Chair: Dr Jun Lang
Tea Break
S3A: Machine Translation, etc
Chair: Prof Longhua Qian
Day 2: 16 Nov 2011, Wednesday
Invited speech: Shifts in Information Focus between Chinese and English Abstracts of Chinese Scientific Journal Papers
Dr Helena H. Gao, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Chair: Dr Minghui Dong
Tea Break  
S4A: Text Understanding
Chair: Dr Bali Ranaivo-Malançon
S4B: Spoken Language Processing
Chair: Dr Eric Castelli

S5A: Linguistic Resources and Tools
Chair: Dr Minghui Dong

Tea Break
S6A: Spoken Language Processing
Chair: Dr Tien Ping Tan
Closing Ceremony
Chair: Dr Tien Ping Tan
Banquet + Group Photo Session
Day 3: 17 Nov 2011, Thursday
One Day City Tour  (Places of attraction: Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang State Museum, Gurney Plaza)

Presentation Schedule


Room A

Room B


Two Ontological Approaches to Building an Intergrated Semantic Network for Yami ka-Verbs
Meng-Chien Yang, S-W Huang and D. Victoria Rau

Exploring Both Flat and Structured Features for Number Type Identification of Chinese Personal Noun Phrases
Jun Lang

Issues with the Unergative/Unaccusative Classification of the Intransitive Verbs
Nitesh Surtani, Khushboo Jha and Soma Paul

Extracting Pseudo-labeled Samples for Sentiment Classification using Emotion Keywords
Sophia Yat Mei Lee, Daming Dai, Shoushan Li and Kathleen Ahrens

Imbalanced Sentiment Classification with Multi-Strategy Ensemble Learning
Zhongqing Wang, Shoushan Li, Guodong Zhou, Peifeng Li and Qiaoming Zhu

A Simplified-Traditional Chinese Character Conversion Model Based on Log-Linear Models
Yidong Chen, Xiaodong Shi and Changle Zhou

BASRAH: Arabic Verses Meters Identification System
Zainab Ali Khalaf, Maytham A. Alabbas and Tan Tien Ping

Sentence Boundary Detection in Colloquial Arabic Text: A Preliminary Result
Afnan Al-Subaihin, Hend Al-Khalifa and AbdulMalik Al-Salman

The effect of Arabic Language on Reading English for Arab EFL learners: An Eye Tracking Study
Kholod Al-Khalifa and Hend Al-Khalifa

Coreference Resolution in Vietnamese Documents Based on Support Vector Machines
Duc-Trong Le, Mai-Vu Tran, Tri-Thanh Nguyen and Quang-Thuy Ha


An Orientation Model for Hierarchical Phrase-based Translation
Xinyan Xiao, Jinsong Su, Yang Liu, Qun Liu and Shouxun Lin

Improving Bilingual Lexicon Construction from Chinese-English Comparable Corpora via Dependency Relationship Mapping
Hua Xu, Dandan Liu, Longhua Qian and Guodong Zhou

Automatic Acquisition of Chinese-Tibetan Multi-Word Equivalent Pair from Bilingual Corpora
Minghua Nuo, Huidan Liu, Longlong Ma, Jian Wu and Zhiming Ding

Mining Parallel Data from Comparable Corpora via Triangulation
Thi Ngoc Diep Do, Eric Castelli and Laurent Besacier



Using Rich Linguistic and Contextual Information for Tree-Based Statistical Machine Translation
Hung Thanh Bui, Minh Le Nguyen and Akira Shimazu

Lexical word similarity for re-ranking in Vietnamese-English named entity back transliteration
Thi Hoang Diem Le and Ai Ti Aw

Optimal Translation Boundaries for BTG-Based Decoding
Xiangyu Duan and Min Zhang

Linguistic Competency Model for Intentional Agent
Siva Kumar



An Integrated Approach Using Conditional Random Fields for Named Entity Recognition and Person Property Extraction in Vietnamese Text
Hoang-Quynh Le, Mai-Vu Tran, Nhat-Nam Bui, Nguyen-Cuong Phan and Quang-Thuy Ha

A Query Reformulation Model Using Markov Graphic Method
Jiali Zuo

Applying Grapheme, Word, and Syllable Information for Language Identification in Code Switching Sentences
Yeong Yin-Lai and Tan Tien-Ping

An Automatic Linguistics Approach for Persian Document Summarization
Hossein Kamyar, Mohsen Kahani, Mohsen Kamyar and Asef Poormasoomi

Context-based Persian multi-document summarization (global view)
Asef Poormasoomi, Mohsen Kahani, Saeed Varasteh and Hossein Kamyar

Acoustic Space in Motor Disorders of Speech: Two Case Studies
Vaishna Narang, Deepshikha Misra and Garima Dalal

Adopting Malay Syllable Structure for Syllable Based Speech Synthesizer for Iban and Bidayuh languages
Sarah F. S. Juan, Vyonne Edwin, Chai Yeen Cheong, Jun Choi Lee and Alvin W. Yeo

How Vietnamese attitudes can be recognized and confused: Cross-cultural perception and prosodic analysis
Dang-Khoa Mac, Eric Castelli, Véronique Aubergé and Albert Rilliard

Non-Native Accent Pronunciation Modeling in Automatic Speech Recognition
Basem H. A. Ahmed and Tien Ping Tan


Automatic Labeling and Phonetic Assessment for an Unknown Asian Language: the case of the “Mo Piu” North Vietnamese Minority (early results)
Geneviève CAELEN-HAUMONT, Eric CASTELLI and Sethserey SAM

Developing Bengali Speech Corpus for Phone Recognizer Using Optimum Text Selection Technique
Sandipan Mandal

Polarity Shifting: Corpus Construction and Analysis
Xiaoqian Zhang, Shoushan Li and Guodong Zhou

Building a Rule-based Malay Text Segmentation Tool
Bali Ranaivo-Malançon



Development of Acoustic Space in children 2-5 years of age: A pilot study on 5 Hindi speaking children
Vaishna Narang, Garima Dalal and Deepshikha Misra

Design of a Query-By-Humming System for Hindi Songs Using DDTW Based Approach
Prakhar Kant Jain, Robin Jain, Hemant A. Patil and Tapan Kumar Basu

Linear Regression for Prosody Prediction via Convex Optimization
Ling Cen, Minghui Dong and Paul Chan

Analyzing the Relationship between Formants and Pitch for Singing Voice
Hwee Teng Tan and Minghui Dong


Asian Language Resource Workshop

A post-conference workshop will be held on Day 3, 17 Nov 2011. All IALP 2011 participants are welcome to attend. The details of the workshop is as follows:

  • Time: 09:00-12:00, 17 Nov 2011
  • Venue: Level 3, Eastin Hotel.
  • Chair: Dr Lua Kim Teng


Corpus based natural language processing technology has been extensively used in the NLP research community. Over the years, language resources have been built for big languages, such as English. However, for many of the Asian languages, there is not enough resource available. It is important for the researchers to exchange ideas on the language resource constuction. In this workship, the researchers in Asia will report their effort on language resource building. This workshop will also provide a chance for the researchers to work together on resource construction in future.


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