Program 2022


Wednesday, December 7, 2022

09:00 - 09:10: Opening Remarks

09:10 - 10:30: Keynote Talk: Noah Goodman

10:30 - 11:00: Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30: Oral Session 1: Machine Learning for NLP, Model Interpretation

Continual Learning for Natural Language Generations with Transformer Calibration
Pang Yang, Dingcheng Li and Ping Li

Towards More Natural Artificial Languages
Mark Hopkins

Enhancing the Transformer Decoder with Transition-based Syntax
Leshem Choshen and Omri Abend

Causal Analysis of Syntactic Agreement Neurons in Multilingual Language Models
Aaron Mueller, Yu Xia and Tal Linzen

12:30 - 14:00: Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:30: Oral Session 2: Multilingual Work and Translation

A Multilingual Bag-of-Entities Model for Zero-Shot Cross-Lingual Text Classification
Sosuke Nishikawa, Ikuya Yamada, Yoshimasa Tsuruoka and Isao Echizen

Combining Noisy Semantic Signals with Orthographic Cues: Cognate Induction
for the Indic Dialect Continuum

Niyati Bafna, Josef van Genabith, Cristina España-Bonet and Zdenekˇ Žabokrtský

On Neurons Invariant to Sentence Structural Changes in Neural Machine Translation
Gal Patel, Leshem Choshen and Omri Abend

On Language Spaces, Scales and Cross-Lingual Transfer of UD Parsers
Tanja Samardzic, Ximena Gutierrez-Vasques, Rob van der Goot, Max MüllerEberstein, Olga Pelloni and Barbara Plank

15:30 - 16:00: Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30: Poster Session 1 (virtual)

How Hate Speech Varies by Target Identity: A Computational Analysis
Michael Miller Yoder, Lynnette Hui Xian Ng, David West Brown and Kathleen M. Carley

OpenStance: Real-world Zero-shot Stance Detection
Hanzi Xu, Slobodan Vucetic and Wenpeng Yin

Characterizing Verbatim Short-Term Memory in Neural Language Models
Kristijan Armeni, Christopher Honey and Tal Linzen

Parsing as Deduction Revisited: Using an Automatic Theorem Prover to Solve
an SMT Model of a Minimalist Parser

Sagar Indurkhya

An Alignment-based Approach to Text Segmentation Similarity Scoring
Gerardo Ocampo Diaz and Jessica Ouyang

Thursday, December 8, 2022

09:10 - 10:30: Keynote Talk: Allyson Ettinger

10:30 - 11:00: Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30: Poster session 2 (in-person)

That’s so cute!": The CARE Dataset for Affective Response Detection
Jane Dwivedi-Yu and Alon Y. Halevy

A Fine-grained Interpretability Evaluation Benchmark for Neural NLP
Lijie Wang, Yaozong Shen, Shuyuan Peng, Shuai Zhang, Xinyan Xiao, Hao Liu, Hongxuan Tang, Ying Chen, Hua Wu and
Haifeng Wang

Detecting Unintended Social Bias in Toxic Language Datasets
Nihar Sahoo, Himanshu Gupta and Pushpak Bhattacharyya

Leveraging a New Spanish Corpus for Multilingual and Cross-lingual Metaphor

Elisa Sanchez-Bayona and Rodrigo Agerri

Cognitive Simplification Operations Improve Text Simplification
Eytan Chamovitz and Omri Abend

Optimizing Text Representations to Capture (Dis)similarity Between Political Parties
Tanise Ceron, Nico Blokker and Sebastian Padó

PIE-QG: Paraphrased Information Extraction for Unsupervised Question Generation from Small Corpora
Dinesh Nagumothu, Bahadorreza Ofoghi, Guangyan Huang and Peter W. Eklund

Probing for Targeted Syntactic Knowledge Through Grammatical Error Detection
Christopher Davis, Christopher Bryant, Andrew Caines, Marek Rei and Paula

12:30 - 14:00: Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:30: Oral Session 3: Psycholinguistics and Language Models

Collateral Facilitation in Humans and Language Models
James Michaelov and Benjamin Bergen

Incremental Processing of Principle B: Mismatches Between Neural Models and

Forrest Davis

Syntactic Surprisal From Neural Models Predicts, But Underestimates, Human
Processing Difficulty From Syntactic Ambiguities

Suhas Arehalli, Brian Dillon and Tal Linzen

Computational Cognitive Modeling of Predictive Sentence Processing in a Second

Umesh Patil and Sol Lago

15:30 - 16:00: Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:00: Oral Session 4: Semantics and Grounding

Entailment Semantics Can Be Extracted from an Ideal Language Model
William Merrill, Alex Warstadt and Tal Linzen

Shared Knowledge in Natural Conversations: Can Entropy Metrics Shed Light on
Information Transfers?

Eliot Maës, Philippe Blache and Leonor Becerra-Bonache

Visual Semantic Parsing: From Images to Abstract Meaning Representation
Mohamed Abdelsalam, Zhan Shi, Federico Fancellu, Kalliopi Basioti, Dhaivat
Bhatt, Vladimir Pavlovic and Afsaneh Fazly

17:00 - 17:15: Best Paper Awards and Closing