Workshop date: 20 November, 2020

Link to the virtual EMNLP website: The links to the Zoom sessions are in the schedule

Link to the rocket chat: Join the discussion!

Proceedings are available: Read the papers

Informal meetings: join us in Gather room K

Note that the sessions are QA only with 1-minute madness to present the papers: please watch the pre-recorded videos on EMNLP website before the workshop! They are already available on the virtual platform, you can access them using the login information you received by email.

Detailed schedule: Time Zone UTC

Day Time Zone: UTC Session Chairs  
2020-11-20 2:00-2:10pm Opening remarks    
2020-11-20 2:10-3:00pm Discussion on next year workshop and SIG    
2020-11-20 3:00-4:00pm Keynote talk: Eunsol Choi, Learning to Understand Language in Context    
2020-11-20 4:00-4:15pm break    
  4:15-4:45pm Session 1: QA    
    Anaphora and coreference - part 1 Michael Strube  
    Exploring Span Representations in Neural Coreference Resolution, Patrick Kahardipraja, Olena Vyshnevska and Sharid Loáiciga    
    Using Type Information to Improve Entity Coreference Resolution, Sopan Khosla and Carolyn Rose    
    Eliminating Mention Overlaps: Evaluation of Coreference Resolution Systems Under Adversarial Attacks, Haixia Chai, Wei Zhao, Steffen Eger and Michael Strube    
    COLING Free the Plural: Unrestricted Split-Antecedent Anaphora Resolution, Juntao Yu, Nafise Sadat Moosavi, Silviu Paun and Massimo Poesio    
    Coherence relations, discourse parsing and corpora - part 1 Chloé Braud and Annie Louis  
    Coreference for Discourse Parsing: A Neural Approach, Grigorii Guz and Giuseppe Carenini    
    Analyzing Neural Discourse Coherence Models, Youmna Farag, Josef Valvoda, Helen Yannakoudakis and Ted Briscoe    
    DSNDM: Deep Siamese Neural Discourse Model with Attention for Text Pairs Categorization and Ranking, Alexander Chernyavskiy and Dmitry Ilvovsky    
    Unsupervised Inference of Data-Driven Discourse Structures using a Tree Auto-Encoder, Patrick Huber and Giuseppe Carenin    
    Discourse and dialog - part 1 Christian Hardmeier and Jessy Li  
    Joint Modeling of Arguments for Event Understanding, Yunmo Chen, Tongfei Chen and Benjamin Van Durme    
    Beyond Adjacency Pairs: Extracting Longer Regularities in Human-Machine Dialogues, Maitreyee Maitreyee    
    FINDINGS Converting the Point of View of Messages Spoken to Virtual Assistants, Isabelle G. Lee, Vera Zu, Sai Srujana Buddi, Dennis Liang, Purva Kulkarni, Jack G.M. Fitzgerald    
    FINDINGS Dialogue Generation on Infrequent Sentence Functions via Structured Meta-Learning, Yifan Gao, Piji Li, Wei Bi, Xiaojiang Liu, Michael R. Lyu, Irwin King    
    FINDINGS Composed Variational Natural Language Generation for Few-shot Intents, Congying Xia, Caiming Xiong, Philip Yu, Richard Socher    
    FINDINGS A Hierarchical Network for Abstractive Meeting Summarization with Cross-Domain Pretraining, Chenguang Zhu, Ruochen Xu, Michael Zeng, Xuedong Huang    
2020-11-20 4:45-6:15pm Breakout Session + Lunch    
2020-11-20 6:15-7:15pm Keynote talk: Eduard Hovy, Discourse processing in the time of DNNs    
2020-11-20 7:15-7:45pm Session 2: QA    
    Anaphora and coreference - part 2    
    Exploring Coreference Features in Heterogeneous Data with Text Classification, Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski and Kerstin Kunz Michael Strube  
    COLING Multitask Learning-Based Neural Bridging Reference Resolution, Juntao Yu and Massimo Poesio    
    FINDINGS Paraphrasing vs Coreferring: Two Sides of the Same Coin Yehudit Meged    
    FINDINGS Adapting Coreference Resolution to Twitter Conversations Berfin AktaÅŸ    
    Coherence relations, discourse parsing and corpora - part 2 Chloé Braud  
    TED-MDB Lexicons: TrEnConnLex, PtEnConnLex, Murathan Kurfalı, Sibel Ozer, Deniz Zeyrek and Amália Mendes    
    Large Discourse Treebanks from Scalable Distant Supervision, Patrick Huber and Giuseppe Carenini    
    Contextualized Embeddings for Connective Disambiguation in Shallow Discourse Parsing, René Knaebel and Manfred Stede    
    Extending Implicit Discourse Relation Recognition to the PDTB-3, Li Liang, Zheng Zhao and Bonnie Webber    
    Discourse and language understanding Christian Hardmeier and Annie Louis  
    Discourse for Argument Mining, and Argument Mining as Discourse, Diane Litman    
    Do sentence embeddings capture discourse properties of sentences from Scientific Abstracts?, Laurine Huber, Chaker Memmadi, Mathilde Dargnat and Yannick Toussaint    
    How does discourse affect Spanish-Chinese Translation? A case study based on a Spanish-Chinese parallel corpus, Shuyuan Cao    
    FINDINGS Social Commonsense Reasoning with Multi-Head Knowledge Attention, Debjit Paul, Anette Frank    
    FINDINGS Thinking Like a Skeptic: Defeasible Inference in Natural Language, Rachel Rudinger, Vered Shwartz, Jena D. Hwang, Chandra Bhagavatula, Maxwell Forbes, Ronan Le Bras, Noah A. Smith, Yejin Choi    
    Generation and applications Jessy Li  
    Computational Interpretation of Recency for the Choice of Referring Expressions in Discourse, Fahime Same and Kees van Deemter    
    Do We Really Need Thrs In Transformer For Extractive Summarization? Discourse Can Help!, Wen Xiao, Patrick Huber and Giuseppe Carenini    
    Supporting Comedy Writers: Predicting Audience’s Response from Sketch Comedy and Crosstalk Scripts, Maolin Li    
    Exploring aspects of similarity between spoken personal narratives by disentangling them into narrative clause types, Belen Saldias and Deb Roy    
2020-11-20 7:45-8:30pm Discussion and closing remarks    

Schedule of the workshop: Time Zone UTC

Session Name    
Opening remarks 2:00 - 2:10 PM
Discussion on next year workshop and SIG 2:10 - 3:00 PM
Keynote talk: Eunsol Choi 3:00 - 4:00 PM
break 4:00 - 4:15 PM
Session 1: QA 4:15 - 4:45 PM
Breakout Session + Lunch 4:45 - 6:15 PM
Keynote talk: Eduard Hovy 6:15 - 7:15 PM
Session 2: QA 7:15 - 7:45 PM
Discussion and closing remarks 7:45 - 8:30 PM

Schedule of the workshop: Time Zone UTC -6 - US Chicago AM

Session Name    
Opening remarks 8:00 - 8:10 AM
Discussion on next year workshop and SIG 8:10 - 9:00 AM
Keynote talk: Eunsol Choi 9:00 - 10:00 AM
break 10:00 - 10:15 AM
Session 1: QA 10:15 - 10:45 AM
Breakout Session + Lunch 10:45 - 12:15 AM
Keynote talk: Eduard Hovy 12:15 - 1:15 PM
Session 2: QA 1:15 - 1:45 PM
Discussion and closing remarks 1:45 - 2:30 PM

Schedule of the workshop: Time Zone UTC+1 - Europe Paris

Session Name    
Opening remarks 3:00 - 3:10 PM
Discussion on next year workshop and SIG 3:10 - 4:00 PM
Keynote talk: Eunsol Choi 4:00 - 5:00 PM
break 5:00 - 5:15 PM
Session 1: QA 5:15 - 5:45 PM
Breakout Session + Lunch 5:45 - 7:15 PM
Keynote talk: Eduard Hovy 7:15 - 8:15 PM
Session 2: QA 8:15 - 8:45 PM
Discussion and closing remarks 8:45 - 9:30 PM

Schedule of the workshop: Time Zone UTC +8 - Asia Beijing

Session Name    
Opening remarks 10:00 - 10:10 PM
Discussion on next year workshop and SIG 10:10 - 11:00 PM
Keynote talk: Eunsol Choi 11:00 - 12:00 PM
break 12:00 - 12:15 PM
Session 1: QA 12:15 - 12:45 PM
Breakout Session + Lunch 12:45 - 2:15 AM
Keynote talk: Eduard Hovy 2:15 - 3:15 AM
Session 2: QA 3:15 - 3:45 AM
Discussion and closing remarks 3:45 - 4:30 AM