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The 4th Web as Corpus Workshop: Can we beat Google? (at LREC 2008)
endorsed by the ACL Special Interest Group on the Web as Corpus (SIGWAC)


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Workshop programme

9.15 – 9.30 Welcome & Introduction
Session 1: Can we do better than Google?
9.30 – 10.00 Reranking Google with GReG
Rodolfo Delmonte, Marco Aldo Piccolino Boniforti
10.00 – 10.30 Google for the Linguist on a Budget
András Kornai, Péter Halácsy
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
Session 2: Cleaning up the Web
11.00 – 11.30 Victor: the Web-Page Cleaning Tool
Miroslav Spousta, Michal Marek, Pavel Pecina
11.30 – 12.00 Segmenting HTML pages using visual and semantic information
Georgios Petasis, Pavlina Fragkou, Aris Theodorakos,
Vangelis Karkaletsis, Constantine D. Spyropoulos
12.00 – 12.45 Star Talk: Identification of Duplicate News Stories in Web Pages
John Gibson, Ben Wellner, Susan Lubar
12.45 – 13.30 Group discussion on The Next CLEANEVAL
Chair: Stefan Evert
13.30 – 15.00 Lunch break
Session 3: Compilation of Web corpora
15.00 – 15.30 GlossaNet 2: a linguistic search engine for RSS-based corpora
Cédrick Fairon, Kévin Macé, Hubert Naets
15.30 – 16.00 Collecting Basque specialized corpora from the web:
language-specific performance tweaks and improving topic precision

Igor Leturia Azkarate, Iñaki San Vicente, Xabier Saralegi, Maddalen Lopez de Lacalle
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break
16.30 – 17.15 Star Talk: Introducing and evaluating ukWaC,
a very large Web-derived corpus of English

Adriano Ferraresi, Eros Zanchetta, Silvia Bernardini, Marco Baroni
Session 4: Technical applications of Web data
17.15 – 17.45 RoDEO: Reasoning over Dependencies Extracted Online
Reda Siblini, Leila Kosseim
17.45 – 18.15 General discussion
Chair: tba
18.15 Wrap-up & Conclusion