Program - Workshop on Interactive Question Answering
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Workshop on Interactive Question Answering

WORKSHOP PROGRAM

Thursday, June 8, 2006

9:00–9:30Welcome, Introduction by Nick Webb [ slides ]
9:30–10:30Invited Talk by Heather McCallum-Bayliss [ slides ]
10:30–11:00Break
11:00–11:30Contextual phenomena and thematic relations in database QA dialogues: results from a Wizard-of-Oz Experiment [ slides | paper ]
Núria Bertomeu, Hans Uszkoreit, Anette Frank, Hans-Ulrich Krieger and Brigitte Jörg
11:30–12:00WoZ Simulation of Interactive Question Answering [ slides | paper ]
Tsuneaki Kato, Jun’ichi Fukumoto, Fumito Masui and Noriko Kando
12:00–12:30Summary and Discussion: User's role in QA: What can they do, what should we model? (Chair: Nick Webb)
12:30–14:00Lunch
14:00–15:00Invited Talk by Jim Hieronymus [ slides ]
15:00–15:30Modeling Reference Interviews as a Basis for Improving Automatic QA Systems [ slides | paper ]
Nancy J. McCracken, Anne R. Diekema, Grant Ingersoll, Sarah C. Harwell, Eileen E. Allen, Ozgur Yilmazel and Elizabeth D. Liddy
15:30–16:00Break
16:00–16:30Enhanced Interactive Question-Answering with Conditional Random Fields [ slides | paper ]
Andrew Hickl and Sanda Harabagiu
16:30–17:00Summary and Discussion: Domain modeling: How Much Can We or Should We Capture? (Chair: Jim Hieronymus)

Friday, June 9, 2006

9:00–9:05Welcome, Day One Summary by Nick Webb
9:05–9:30NSF Funding Opportunities by Tanya Korelsky [ slides ]
9:30–10:30Invited Talk by Bill Woods [ slides ]
10:30–11:00Break
11:00–11:30A Data Driven Approach to Relevancy Recognition for Contextual Question Answering [ slides | paper ]
Fan Yang, Junlan Feng and Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio
11:30–12:00Answering questions of Information Access Dialogue (IAD) task using ellipsis handling of follow-up questions [ slides | paper ]
Jun’ichi Fukumoto
12:00–12:30Summary and Discussion: IQA vs. IR (and Relevance Feedback) vs. Dialogue Systems (Chair: Tomek Strzalkowski)
12:30–14:00Lunch
14:00–15:00Invited Talk by Tomek Strzalkowski [ slides ]
15:00–15:30User-Centered Evaluation of Interactive Question Answering Systems [ slides | paper ]
Diane Kelly, Paul Kantor, Emile Morse, Jean Scholtz and Ying Sun
15:30–16:00Break
16:00–16:30Summary and Discussion: Evaluation of IQA: Subjective vs. Objective? (Chair: Diane Kelly)
16:30–17:30Roadmap Construction (Chair: Nick Webb)