DAY-3 (Thursday, May 17): NTCIR-6 Meeting

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8:30 - 17:00
NTCIR Registration Open
9:00 - 9:20
Light Refreshment (Breakfast)
9:20 - 10:20 Invited Talk
CLEF: Ongoing Activities and Plans for the Future, Maristella Agosti, Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio, Nicola Ferro, and Carol Peters (University of Padua)

What's New at TREC: Blog and Legal Discovery Search at TREC-2006, Ian Soboroff (NIST)
10:20 - 10:40
10:40 - 12:40 Session 3: CLQA
Chair: Chuan-Jie Lin (National Taiwan Ocean University)

Overview of the NTCIR-6 Cross-Lingual Question Answering (CLQA) Task, Yutaka Sasaki (University of Manchester), Chuan-Jie Lin† (National Taiwan Ocean University), Kuang-hua Chen (National Taiwan University) and Hsin-Hsi Chen (National Taiwan University)

Chinese-Chinese and English-Chinese Question Answering with ASQA at NTCIR-6 CLQA, Cheng-Wei Lee† (Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica/National Tsing-Hua University), Min-Yuh Day, Cheng-Lung Sung, Yi-Hsun Lee, Tian-Jian Jiang, Chia-Wei Wu, Cheng-Wei Shih, Yu-Ren Chen and Wen-Lian Hsu (Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica)

NTCIR-6 Monolingual Chinese and English-Chinese Cross-Lingual Question Answering Experiments using PIRCS, Kui-Lam Kwok†, Peter Deng and Norbert Dinstl (Queens College, CUNY)

A Method of Cross-Lingual Question-Answering Based on Machine Translation and Noun Phrase Translation using Web documents --- Yokohama National University at NTCIR-6 CLQA ---, Tatsunori Mori and Kousuke Takahashi (Yokohama National University)
12:40 - 13:00 Boasting
CLQA, Patent, QAC
13:00 - 14:30 Digital Poster with Lunch
14:30 - 16:30 Session 4: Patent
Chair: Atsushi Fujii (University of Tsukuba)

Overview of the Patent Retrieval Task at the NTCIR-6 Workshop, Atsushi Fujii (University of Tsukuba), Makoto Iwayama (Hitachi, Ltd./Tokyo Institute of Technology) and Noriko Kando (National Institute of Informatics)

Overview of Classification Subtask at NTCIR-6 Patent Retrieval Task, Makoto Iwayama (Hitachi, Ltd./Tokyo Institute of Technology), Atsushi Fujii (University of Tsukuba) and Noriko Kando (National Institute of Informatics)

NTCIR-6 Patent Retrieval Experiments at Hitachi, Hisao Mase and Makoto Iwayama (Hitachi, Ltd.)

Query Expansion using an Automatically Constructed Thesaurus, Hidetsugu Nanba (Hiroshima City University)

Multi-label Patent Classification at NTT Communication, Akinori Fujino and Hideki Isozaki (NTT Communication Science Laboratories)

SVM Based Learning System for F-term Patent Classification, Yaoyong Li, Kalina Bontcheva and Hamish Cunningham (University of Sheffield)
16:30 - 17:30
Break out sessions
(16:30 - 17:30) User Satisfaction Task
(16:30 - 18:30) Patent Translation Subtask of Patent Processing Task
(17:30 - 19:00) Patent Mining Subtask of Patent Processing Task
(16:30 - 17:30) Opinion Task

CLQA Oral Presentations plus Digital Poster Papers

Patent Oral Presentations plus Digital Poster Papers

QAC Oral Presentations plus Digital Poster Papers