25 November 2021

Detailed Program

June 29

09:30 – 12:30 Tutorial: Introduction to Linguistic Linked Data, Dr. Julia Bosque Gil
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 Opening Session
14:30 – 15:30 Keynote: Returning the L in NLP: Why Language (Variety) Matters and How to Embrace it in Our Models, Prof. Barbara Plank
15:30 – 16:30 Poster session & Coffee Break
  • Silvia Casola and Alberto Lavelli. WITS: Wikipedia for Italian Text Summarization
  • Katerina Papantoniou, Panagiotis Papadakos, Giorgos Flouris and Dimitris Plexousakis. Linguistic Cues of Deception in a Multilingual April Fools’ Day Context
  • Francesca Masini, Simone Mattiola and Stefano Dei Rossi. The ListTyp Database
  • Veronica Juliana Schmalz, Jennifer-Carmen Frey and Egon Stemle. Introducing a gold standard corpus from young multilinguals for the evaluation of automatic UD-PoS taggers for Italian
  • Martina Di Bratto, Riccardo Orrico, Ancuta Budeanu, Marta Maffia and Loredana Schettino. Do you have any recommendation? An annotation system for the Seekers’ strategies in Recommendation Dialogues
  • Fabio Celli, Mirko Lai, Armend Duzha, Cristina Bosco and Viviana Patti. Policycorpus XL: an Italian Corpus for the detection of Hate Speech Against Politics
  • Akshay Aggarwal and Chiara Alzetta. Atypical or Under-Represented? A Pilot Study on Small Treebanks
  • Daniele Puccinelli, Silvia Demartini and Pier Luigi Ferrari. Tackling Italian University Assessment Tests with Transformer-Based Language Models
  • Lavinia Aparaschivei, Lionel Nicolas and Alberto Barrón-Cedeño. Are Crescia and Piadina the same? Towards Identifying Synonymy or non-Synonymy between Italian words to Enable Crowdsourcing from Language Learners
  • Luca Anselma, Dario Ferrero and Alessandro Mazzei. Natural Language Queries for the Mediterranean Diet Domain
16:30 – 18:00 Oral Presentations
  • Cristiano Chesi. A common algorithm for parsing and generation with expectation-based Minimalist Grammars (e-MGs)
  • Emma Romani, Valerio Gattero and Elisabetta Jezek. T-PAS Scraper: an Application for Linguistic Data Extraction and Analysis
  • Guido Rocchietti, Flavia Achena, Giuseppe Marziano, Sara Salaris and Alessandro Lenci. FANCY: A diagnostic data-set for NLI models
  • Komal Florio, Valerio Basile and Viviana Patti. Hate Speech and Topic Shift in the Covid-19 Public Discourse on Social Media in Italy
  • Elisabetta Fersini, Luca Rosato, Antonio Candelieri, Francesco Archetti and Enza Messina. Deep Learning Representations in Automatic Misogyny Identification: What Do We Gain and What Do We Miss?
  • Pierluigi Cassotti, Andrea Iovine, Pierpaolo Basile, Marco De Gemmis and Giovanni Semeraro. Emerging trends in gender-specific occupational titles in Italian Newspapers
 18:00 – 18:30 Research Communications
  • Beatrice Savoldi, Marco Gaido, Luisa Bentivogli, Matteo Negri and Marco Turchi. Gender Bias in Machine Translation
  • Mario Giulianelli, Arabella Sinclair and Raquel Fernández. Analysing Human Strategies of Information Transmission as a Function of Discourse Context
  • Andrea Tagarelli and Andrea Simeri. LamBERTa: Law article mining based on BERT architecture for the Italian Civil Code
18:30 - 21:30 WELCOME DRINK



June 30

09:00 – 10:00 Oral Presentations
  • Francesco Grotto, Rachele Sprugnoli, Margherita Fantoli, Maria Simi, Flavio Massimiliano Cecchini and Marco Passarotti. The Annotation of Liber Abaci, a Domain-Specific Latin Resource
  • Andrea Zugarini and Marco Ernandes. A Multi-Strategy Approach to Crossword Clue Answer Retrieval and Ranking
  • Aldo Cerulli, Dominique Brunato and Felice Dell’Orletta. Quale testo è scritto meglio? A study on Italian native speakers’ perception of writing quality
  • Rachele Sprugnoli, Francesco Mambrini, Marco Passarotti and Giovanni Moretti. Sentiment Analysis of Latin Poetry: First Experiments on the Odes of Horace
 10:00 – 11:00 Keynote: t’s Time for Reasoning, Prof. Dan Roth
 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
 11:30 – 13:00 Oral Presentations
  • Sara Papi, Matteo Negri and Marco Turchi. Visualization: the missing factor in Simultaneous Speech Translation
  • Mauro Cettolo, Roldano Cattoni and Marco Turchi. On the Development of Customized Neural Machine Translation Models
  • Simona Frenda, Alessandra Teresa Cignarella, Marco Antonio Stranisci, Mirko Lai, Cristina Bosco and Viviana Patti. Recognizing Hate with NLP: The teaching experience of the #DeactivHate lab in Italian High Schools
  • Luca Di Liello, Olga Uryupina and Alessandro Moschitti. Language Transfer for Identifying Diagnostic Paragraphs in Clinical Notes
  • Danilo Croce, Lucia C. Passaro, Alessandro Lenci and Roberto Basili. GQA-it: Italian Question Answering on Image Scene Graphs
  • Andrea Amelio Ravelli, Andrea Cimino and Felice Dell’Orletta. Audience Engagement Prediction in Guided Tours through Multimodal Features
 13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 Oral Presentations
  • Francesca Grasso and Luigi Di Caro. A methodology for large-scale, disambiguated and unbiased lexical knowledge acquisition based on multilingual word alignment
  • Teresa Paccosi, Alessio Palmero Aprosio and Sara Tonelli. It is MarkIT That is New: An Italian Treebank of Marked Constructions
  • Giorgia Albertin, Alessio Miaschi and Dominique Brunato. On the role of Textual Connectives in Sentence Comprehension: a new Dataset for Italian
  • Silvia Terragni and Elisabetta Fersini. OCTIS 2.0: Optimizing and Comparing Topic Models in Italian is even Simpler!
  • Tiziano Labruna and Bernardo Magnini. From Cambridge to Pisa: a Journey into Cross-lingual Dialogue Domain Adaptation for Conversational Agents
  • Lennert Jansen, Arabella Sinclair, Margot J. van der Goot, Raquel Fernández and Sandro Pezzelle. Detecting Age-Related Linguistic Patterns in Dialogue: Toward Adaptive Conversational Systems
16:00 – 17:00 Poster session & Coffee Break
  • Emiliano Giovannetti, Davide Albanesi, Andrea Bellandi, Simone Marchi, Mafalda Papini and Flavia Sciolette. The Role of a Computational Lexicon for Query Expansion in Full-Text Search?
  • Gennaro Nolano, Mohammad Fazleh Elahi, Maria Pia Di Buono, Basil Ell and Philipp Cimiano. An Italian Question Answering System based on grammars automatically generated from ontology lexica?
  • Lucia Siciliani, Pierluigi Cassotti, Pierpaolo Basile, Marco de Gemmis, Pasquale Lops and Giovanni Semeraro. Extracting Relations from Italian Wikipedia using Self-Training?
  • Seyed Mahed Mousavi, Roberto Negro and Giuseppe Riccardi. An Unsupervised Approach to Extract Life-Events from Personal Narratives in the Mental Health Domain?
  • Gosse Minnema, Sara Gemelli, Chiara Zanchi, Viviana Patti, Tommaso Caselli and Malvina Nissim. Frame Semantics for Social NLP in Italian: Analyzing Responsibility Framing in Femicide News Reports?
  • Alessandra Teresa Cignarella, Mirko Lai, Andrea Marra and Manuela Sanguinetti. La ministro è incinta: A Twitter account of Women’s Job Titles in Italian?
  • Samuel Louvan, Silvia Casola and Bernardo Magnini. Investigating Continued pretraining for Zero-Shot Cross-Lingual Spoken Language Understanding?
  • Anna Dall’Acqua and Fabio Tamburini. Implementing a Pragmatically Adequate Chatbot in DialogFlow CX?
  • Martina Di Bratto, Maria Di Maro, Antonio Origlia and Francesco Cutugno. Dialogue analysis with graph databases: characterising domain items usage for movie recommendations?
  • Roberta Bianca Luzietti, Niccolò Pretto, Frédéric Kaplan, Alain Dufaux and Sergio Canazza. FONTI 4.0: evaluating speech-to-text automatic transcription of digitized historical oral sources?
17:00 – 17:45 Panel Session: Language Resources and Technology Infrastructures
  • Emiliano Degl’Innocenti (OVI-CNR): DARIAH
  • Bernardo Magnini (FBK, Trento): European Language Grid
  • Monica Monachini (ILC-CNR, Pisa): CLARIN
  • Pierpaolo Basile (Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Bari)
  • Greta Franzini (EURAC Research, Bolzano)
  • Marco Passarotti (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano)
17:45 – 19:00 AILC Meeting
19:30 - 23:00 SOCIAL DINNER



July 01

09:00 – 09:40 Research Communications
  • Paolo Pedinotti, Giulia Rambelli, Emmanuele Chersoni, Enrico Santus, Alessandro Lenci and Philippe Blache. Did the Cat Drink the Coffee? Challenging Transformers with Generalized Event Knowledge
  • Paolo Pedinotti, Eliana Di Palma, Ludovica Cerini and Alessandro Lenci. A howling success or a working sea? Testing what BERT knows about metaphors
  • Federico Frau, Luca Bischetti, Federica Cuoco, Giulia Agostoni, Roberto Cavallaro, Margherita Bechi, Mariachiara Buonocore, Jacopo Sapienza, Marta Bosia and Valentina Bambini. Can language detect different clinical profiles in schizophrenia? A semi-automated analysis on Italian-speaking patients
  • Ignazio Mauro Mirto. Measuring meaning
09:40 – 10:40 Oral Presentations 
  • Fabio Tamburini. Playing with NeMo for building an Automatic Speech Recogniser for Italian
  • Alessio Miaschi, Chiara Alzetta, Felice Dell’Orletta, Giulia Venturi and Dominique Brunato. Probing Tasks Under Pressure
  • Tolulope Ògúnrẹ̀mí, Nazanin Sabri, Valerio Basile and Tommaso Caselli. Leveraging Bias in Pre-trained Word Embeddings for Unsupervised Microaggression Detection
  • Chiara Barattieri di San Pietro, Marco Marelli and Carlo Reverberi. Moving from human ratings to word vectors to classify people with focal dementias: are we there yet?
10:40 – 12:00 Poster session & Coffee Break
  • Viviana Ventura and Elisabetta Jezek. ConteCorpus: an analysis of people response to institutional communications during the pandemic
  • Agnese Lombardi and Alessandro Lenci. Agentività e telicità in GilBERTo: Implicazioni cognitive
  • Veronica Juliana Schmalz and Alessio Brutti. Automatic assessment of English CEFR levels using BERT embeddings
  • Leonardo Ranaldi, Michele Mastromattei, Dario Onorati, Elena Sofia Ruzzetti, Francesca Fallucchi and Fabio Massimo Zanzotto. KERMIT for Sentiment Analysis in Italian Healthcare Reviews
  • Samuel Fabrizi, Maria Iacono, Andrea Tesei and Lorenzo De Mattei. A First Step Towards Automatic Consolidation of Legal Acts: reliable Classification of Textual Modifications
  • Maria Iacono, Laura Rossi, Paolo Dangelo, Andrea Tesei and Lorenzo De Mattei. An Obligations Extraction system for Heterogeneous Legal Documents: Building and Evaluating Data and Model
  • Teresa Paccosi and Alessio Palmero Aprosio. REDIT: a Tool and Dataset for Extraction of Personal Data in Documents of the Public Administration Domain
  • Vorakit Vorakitphan, Elena Cabrio and Serena Villata. PROTECT – A Pipeline for Propaganda Detection and Classification
  • Irene Dini, Felice Dell’Orletta, Fabio Ferri, Biancamaria Gismondi and Simonetta Montemagni. Trattamento Automatico della Lingua a Supporto dell’Editoria: Primi Esperimenti con il Devoto-Oli Junior
  • Francesco Mambrini, Eleonora Litta, Marco Passarotti and Paolo Ruffolo. Linking the Lewis & Short Dictionary to the LiLa Knowledge Base of Interoperable Linguistic Resources for Latin
  • Rocco Tripodi. How Contextualized Word Embeddings Represent Word Senses
  • Maria De Martino and Annalisa Colella. La semplificazione dei testi dei notiziari televisivi per persone con disturbi cognitivi acquisiti: uno studio pilota
 12:00 – 12:30 Research Communications
  • Silvia Terragni. Cross-lingual Contextualized Topic Models with Zero-shot Learning
  • Endang Wahyu Pamungkas, Valerio Basile and Viviana Patti. A Joint Learning Approach with Knowledge Injection for Zero-shot Cross-lingual Hate Speech Detection
  • Margherita Fanton, Helena Bonaldi, Serra Sinem Tekiroğlu and Marco Guerini. Human-in-the-Loop for Data Collection: a Multi-Target Counter Narrative Dataset to Fight Online Hate Speech
 12:30 – 13:00 Closing session (Best paper award, Emanuele Pianta award, Election results of the new AILC board)
 13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 17:30 Tutorial: Universal Dependencies: Principles and Tools, Dr. Daniel Zeman