Session 4: Recognition of Information in Natural Language Descriptions (Chair: Helmut Horacek)

Improving Web Searching Using Descriptive Graphs

Alain Couchot

An Unsupervised WSD Algorithm for a NLP System

Iulia Nica, Andrés Montoyo, Sonia Vázquez, M Antònia Martí

Synonymous Paraphrasing Using WordNet and Internet

Igor A. Bolshakov, Alexander Gelbukh

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break




Session 5: Information Retrieval (Chair: Rafael Muñoz Guillena)

Concept Similarity Measures the Understanding Between two Agents

Jesus M. Olivares-Ceja, Adolfo Guzman-Arenas

Concept Indexing for Automated Text Categorization

José María Gómez, José Carlos Cortizo, Enrique Puertas, Miguel Ruiz

Effectiveness of Index Expressions

F.A. Grootjen, Th.P. van der Weide

13:00-14:00 Lunch




Session 6: Natural Language Text Understanding (Chair: Vijayan Sugumaran)

Acquiring Selectional Preferences from Untagged Text for Prepositional Phrase Attachment Disambiguation

Hiram Calvo, Alexander Gelbukh

Semantic Enrichment for Ontology Mapping

Xiaomeng Su, Jon Atle Gulla

Testing Word Similarity: Language Independent Approach with Examples from Romance

Mikhail Alexandrov, Xavier Blanco, Pavel Makagonov

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break





Session 7 (Short Papers): Information Retrieval (Chair: Reind van de Riet)

Architecture of a Medical Information Extraction System

Dalila Bekhouche, Yann Pollet, Bruno Grilheres, Xavier Denis

Improving Information Retrieval in MEDLINE by Modulating MeSH Term Weights

Kwangcheol Shin, Sang-Yong Han

Using IR Techniques to Improve Automated Text Classification

Teresa Gonçalve, Paulo Quaresma

Identification of Composite Named Entities in a Spanish Textual Database

Sofía N. Galicia-Haro, Alexander Gelbukh, Igor A. Bolshakov

17:45-19:00 Salford and Manchester bus tour.
19:00-21:00 Buffet dinner sponsored by Salford Mayor at the arts gallery.