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Penn Discourse Treebank Workshop 2012

PDTB Workshop Groups

We have four groups of people attending this workshop:

Group 0: The originators of the PDTB project, who developed the guidelines and annotated the PDTB corpus, some of whom are continuing this work based on these plans, including some proposed extensions.

• Geraud Campion, Octagon Research Solutions, Inc., PA,
• Nikhil-Dinesh, SRI, Palo Alto, CA
• Aravind K. Joshi, University of Pennsylvania
• Alan Lee, Lexicontree, UK
• Eleni Miltsakaki, University of Pennsylvania
• Rashmi Prasad, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
• Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh UK


Group 1: Those who have experimented with the PDTB corpus in various ways, including some applications.

• Jason Baldridge, University of Texas, Austin
• Min-Yen Kan, NUS, Singapore
• Annie Louis, University of Pennsylvania
• Ani Nenkova, University of Pennsylvania
• Hwee Tou Ng, NUS, Singapore
• Silvia Pareti, University of Edinburgh, UK
• Emily Pitler, University of Pennsylvania
• Chris Potts, Stanford University, CA
• Yannick Versley, University of Tuebingen, Germany

Group 2: Those who have done or are attempting to carry out PDTB-like annotation on corpora in languages other than English, either by suitably adapting the PDTB annotation guidelines, or by incorporating some ideas from the PDTB guidelines into their own.

• Cem Bozsahin, METU, Ankara, TK
• Eva Hajicova, Charles University, Prague, CZ
• Dipti Misra Sharma, IIIT, Hyderabad, India
• Giuseppe Riccardi, University of Trento, Italy
• Sara Tonelli, University of Trento, Italy
• Nianwen Xue, Brandeis University, Waltham MA
• Yuping Zhou, Brandeis University, Waltham MA
• Deniz Zeyrek, METU, Ankara, TK


Group 3: Those who are experts in many aspects of NLP (CL) and have expressed interest in providing us their feedback, based on what they would have heard from the people in the first three groups and more specifically, concerning the proposed extensions of PDTB.

• Nicoleta Calzolari, ILC, Italy
• Barbara Di Eugenio, UIC, Chicago IL
• Nancy Ide, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY
• Andy Kehler, UCSD, San Diego CA
• Kathy McKeown, Columbia Univ, NYC
• James Pustejovsky, Brandeis Univ, Waltham MA
• Hannah Rohde, Univ of Edinburgh, Edinburgh UK
• Dan Roth, UIUC, Champaign IL
• Marilyn Walker, UCSC, Santa Cruz CA
• Michael White, OSU, Columbus OH