Nov 16, 11.00 – 12.00

Invited Speaker

Carlo Strapparava –  Computational explorations of creative language

Abstract: Dealing with creative language and in particular with affective, persuasive and even humorous language has often been considered outside the scope of computational linguistics and, in general, a challenge for AI systems. Nonetheless, it is possible to exploit current NLP techniques to address some founding aspects of these linguistic phenomena.


Nov 16, 16.30 – 18.00

Oral Presentations – I

An Approach for Explaining Reasoning on the Diet Domain [pdf]
Luca Anselma and Alessandro Mazzei

Applying Natural Language Processing to Speech Transcriptions for Automated Analysis of Educational Video Broadcasts  [pdf]
Maurizio Montagnuolo, Roberto Borgotallo, Silvia Proscia and Laurent Boch

Annotation of Metadata for Dramatic Texts: the POP-ODE Initiative  [pdf]
Vincenzo Lombardo, Antonio Pizzo, Rossana Damiano, Carmi Terzulli, Eleonora Ceccaldi, Davide Pulizzotto and Giacomo Albert

Dialogware – the “Software” for Conversational Agents: a Modular FrameNet-based Approach  [pdf]
Fabio Massimo Zanzotto, Dario Onorati, Gioele Minardi, Andrea Formichetti and Gabriele Cocino


Nov 17, 11.00 – 12.30

Oral Presentations – II

Polarity Contrast for the Detection of Verbal Irony [pdf]
Alessandro Valitutti and Nicole Novielli

Joint Learning of Entity and Type Embeddings for Analogical Reasoning with Entities [pdf]
Federico Bianchi and Matteo Palmonari

Question Dependent Recurrent Entity Network for Question Answering [pdf]
Andrea Madotto and Giuseppe Attardi


Nov 17, 12.30 – 13.30


 “Natural Language (Processing) for Artificial Intelligence: Trends, Limitations and Perspectives

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