Sixth IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing September 19-21, 2012 Palermo, Italy
ICSC 2012
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Conference Program


Registration will start 8.00 am.


Wednesday, September 19th 2012

Room: Ducroit


Welcome Message from Conference Organizers





ART Framework for Ontology Management

Maria Teresa Pazienza


Coffee Break


Special Session on Semantics and Sociolinguistics in Social Media (Part I)

David Bracewell, Marc Tomlinson and Hui Wang:

A Motif Approach for Identifying Pursuits of Power in Social Discourse


David Bracewell and Marc Tomlinson:

The Social Actions of Successful Groups


Sarah Taylor, Tomek Strzalkowski, Aaron Broadwell, Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Samira Shaikh, Ting Liu, Umit Boz, Xiaoai Ren and Jingsi Wu:

Chinese and American Leadership Characteristics - Discovery and Comparison in Multi-party On-line Dialogues


Lunch Break (on your own)


Session: Natural Language I

Cem Akkaya, Janyce Wiebe and Rada Mihalcea:

Utilizing Semantic Composition in Distributional Semantic Models for Word Sense Discrimination and Word Sense Disambiguation


Arianna Pipitone and Roberto Pirrone:

Cognitive Linguistics as the Underlying Framework for Semantic Annotation


Anita Miller, James Johnson, Latifur Khan and Bhavani Thuraisingham:

Expanded Semantic Graph Representation for Matching Related Information of Interest Across Free Text Documents


Fedor Bakalov, Bahar Sateli, René Witte, Marie-Jean Meurs and Birgitta König-Ries:

Natural Language Processing for Semantic Assistance in Web Portals


Coffee Break


Special Session on Semantics and Sociolinguistics in Social Media (Part II)

Swabha Swayamdipta and Owen Rambow:

The Pursuit of Power and its Manifestation in Written Dialog


Sara Rosenthal and Kathleen McKeown:

Detecting Opinionated Claims in Online Discussions


Alex Baron, Vasin Punyakanok and Marjorie Freedman:

Using Signals from Text to Identify Roles within a Group




Thursday, September 20th 2012


Room: Ducroit



Beyond Jeopardy! Adapting Watson to the Medical Domain

Alfio Gliozzo


Coffee Break


Short Presentations: Data Mining & Natural Language

Ali Shariq Imran, Laksmita Rahadianti, Faouzi Alaya Cheikh and Sule Yildirim Yayilgan:

Semantic Tags for Lecture Videos


Aylin Caliskan and Rachel Greenstadt:

Translate once, translate twice, translate thrice and attribute: Identifying authors and machine translation tools in translated text


Chunchen Liu and Jianqiang Li:

Semantic-based Composite Document Ranking


Dat Tien Nguyen, Tam Duc Hoang and Son Bao Pham:

A Vietnamese Natural Language Interface to Database


Leonidas Ioannidis and Jean-Luc Rouas:

Exploiting Semantic Content for Singing Voice Detection


Lunch Break (on your own)


Industry Session


Giovanni Pilato, Agnese Augello, Michele Missikoff and Francesco Taglino:

Integration of Ontologies and Bayesian Networks for Maritime Situation Awareness


David Ostrowski:

Semantic Social Network Analysis for Trend Identification


Agnese Augello, Giovanni Pilato, Alberto Machì and Salvatore Gaglio:

An Approach to Enhance Chatbot Semantic Power and Maintainability: Experiences within the FRASI Project


Roberto Basili, Daniele Previtali, Paolo Salvatore, Armando Stellato and Jorg Wurzer:

Innovation-related Enterprise Semantic Search: the INSEARCH experience


Coffee Break


Short presentations: Reasoning & Misc

Egoitz Laparra and German Rigau:

Exploiting Explicit Annotations and Semantic Types for Implicit Argument Resolution


Naushad Uzzaman, Hector Llorens and James Allen:

Evaluating Temporal Information Understanding with Temporal Question Answering


Petri Kivikangas and Mitsuru Ishizuka:

Improving Semantic Queries by Utilizing UNL Ontology and a Graph Database


Geoffrey Absalom, Arthur Absalom and Dap Hartmann. Durham Zoo:

A collaborative-classification-based concept search engine for prior art and solution search




Thursday, September 20th 2012

Room: Caronia


Session: Reasoning I

Benoit Christophe:

Managing massive data of the Internet of Things through cooperative semantic nodes


Hajer Chebil, Christophe Courtin and Jean-Jacques Girardot:

An ontology-based approach for sharing and analyzing learning trace corpora


Kim Viljanen, Jouni Tuominen, Eetu Mäkelä and Eero Hyvönen:

Normalized Access to Ontology Repositories


Lunch Break (on your own)


Session: Natural Language II

Noriaki Kawamae:

Hierarchical Approach to Sentiment Analysis


Piero Molino, Pierpaolo Basile, Annalina Caputo, Pasquale Lops and Giovanni Semeraro:

Exploiting Distributional Semantic Models in Question Answering


Pierpaolo Basile, Annalina Caputo and Giovanni Semeraro:

A Study on Compositional Semantics of Words in Distributional Spaces


Vincenzo Moscato, Antonio Picariello, Fabio Persia, Antonio D'Acierno and Antonio Penta:

iWIN: a Summarizer System based on a semantic analysis of Web Documents


Coffee Break


Session: Reasoning II

Sajjad Hussain and Jos De Roo:

Proof-based Ontology Matching: Finding semantic similarities between ancestor graph structures


Yoones A. Sekhavat and Jeffrey Parsons:

Semantic Schema Mapping in Presence of Property Precedence Relations



Thursday, September 20th 2012



Poster Session

Damires Souza, Marcello Freitas, Ana Carolina Salgado, Jimmy Silva, Davi Bandeira
and Antonio Mendonça.

A User Context Management Approach for Query Personalization Settings


Wolfgang Tannebaum and Andreas Rauber

Acquiring lexical knowledge from Query Logs for Query Expansion in Patent Searching


Francisco Tacoa, Danushka Bollegala and Mitsuru Ishizuka

A Context Expansion Method for Supervised Word Sense Disambiguation


Giuseppe Russo, Antonio Gentile, Roberto Pirrone, Francesca Anastasio and Arianna Pipitone:

VEBO: Validation of E-R diagrams through ontologies and WordNet


Michele Ruta, Floriano Scioscia and Eugenio Di Sciascio

Enabling the Semantic Web of Things: framework and architecture



There will be a social dinner on Thursday, September 20th 2012, 20.00 at Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa


Friday, September 21st 2012

Room: Ducroit



Managing Online Business Communities

Steffen Staab


Coffee Break



Anisa Rula, Matteo Palmonari, Andrea Maurino:

Capturing the Age of Linked Open Data: Towards a Dataset-independent Framework


Ahmad Assaf, Aline Senart:

Data Quality Principles in the Semantic Web


Daniel Ritter, Stephanie Rupprich:

A Data Quality Approach to Conformance Checks for Business Network Models


Ricardo Almeida, Paulo Oliveira, Lu Braga, Jo Barroso:

Ontologies for Reusing Data Cleaning Knowledge


Lunch Break (on your own)


Session: Data Mining & Misc

Aalap Tripathy, Suneil Mohan and Rabi Mahapatra:

Optimizing a Collaborative Filtering Recommender for Many-Core Processors


Jagatheesan Senthilkumar and Subramanian Karthikeyan:

Web Service Based Feature Selection and Discretization with Efficiency


Percy E. Rivera Salas, Michael Martin, Fernando Maia Da Mota, Sen Auer, Karin Breitman and Marco A. Casanova:

Publishing Statistical Data on the Web


Michal Szczerbak, Ahmed Bouabdallah, François Toutain and Jean-Marie Bonnin:

Generalizing contextual situations



Friday, September 21st 2012

Room: Caronia



Danilo Croce, Valerio Storch, Paolo Annesi, Roberto Basili:

Distributional Compositional Semantics and text Similarity


Don Tuggener, Manfred Klenner:

Non-negative Matrix Factorisation-Based Verb Semantics for 3rd Person Pronoun Resolution


Nur Aini Rakhmawati and Michael Hausenblas:

On the Impact of Data Distribution in Federated SPARQL Queries


Lunch Break (on your own)


Session: Machine Learning

Florent Berthaut, David Janin and Benjamin Martin:

Advanced synchronization of audio or symbolic musical patterns


Jianqiang Li and Chunchen Liu:

A Cooperative Co-learning Approach for Concept Detection in Documents


Martin Garbe, Christian B�nig, Anne Gutschmidt and Clemens Cap:

Moving Type Detection without Time Information


Nicola Fanizzi, Claudia D'Amato and Floriana Esposito:

Towards Numeric Prediction on OWL Knowledge Bases through Terminological Regression Trees


Nicola Fanizzi, Claudia D'Amato and Floriana Esposito:

Mining Linked Open Data through Semi-supervised Learning Methods based on Self-training