Hanoi, Vietnam, October 11-13, 2019

Conference Day 1 – October 11, 2019 (Friday)
08:00 – 17:00 Registration

Location: Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel – Conference Hall

09:00 – 09:30 Opening Ceremony

Location: Conference Hall

Welcome speech
General Chairs remarks
Program Chairs remarks
09:30 –10:30 Keynote Talk 1: Bidirectional Natural Language Understanding and Assessment

Speaker: Professor Kentaro Inui

Chair: Hashida Koiti

Location: Conference Hall

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:15 Session Fri-1A

Text Summarization & Simplification

Chairs: Le Huong and Tien Nguyen

Location: Conference Hall

Session Fri-1B

Relation and Word Embedding

Chairs: Kazutaka SHIMADA

Location: Room B

11:00 – 11:25 (R) A Submodular Approach for Reference Recommendation (Paper #39)

Kieu Thanh Binh (VNU-UET), Pham Bao Son, Phan Xuan Hieu and Massimo Piccardi


(R) SemSeq: A regime for training widely-applicable word-sequence encoders (Paper #32)

Hiroaki Tsuyuki (Waseda Univ.), Tetsuji Ogawa, Tetsunori Kobayashi and Yoshihiko Hayashi


11:25 – 11:50 (R) Split First and Then Rephrase: Hierarchical Generation for Sentence Simplification (Paper #40)

Mengru Wang (Hitachi), Hiroaki Ozaki, Yuta Koreeda and Kohsuke Yanai

(R) Learning to Compose Relational Embeddings in Knowledge Graphs (Paper #49)

Wenye Chen, Huda Hakami and Danushka Bollegala (Liverpool)


11:50 – 12:15 (R) Abstractive Text Summarization using LSTMs with Rich Features (Paper #64)

Viet Nguyen Quoc (HUST), Huong Le Thanh and Tuan Luu Minh

(R) Context-guided Self-Supervised Relation Embeddings (Paper #43)

Huda Hakami and Danushka Bollegala (Liverpool)

12:15 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Keynote Talk 2: Overcome Limitation in Lexical Representations via Meta-embedding Learning

Speaker: Professor Danushka Bollegala

Chair: Xuan-Hieu Phan

Location: Conference Hall

15:00 – 15:45 Photo Session & Coffee Break
15:45 –17:00 Session Fri-2A

Machine Translation

Chairs:  Phuong Thai Nguyen

Location: Conference Hall

Session Fri-2B

Text Classification

Chairs: Goh Chool Ling

Location: Room B

15:45 – 16:10 (R) Dynamic Fusion: Attentional Language Model for Neural Machine Translation (Paper #18)

Michiki Kurosawa (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ.) and Mamoru Komachi


(R) Document Classification by Word Embeddings of BERT (Paper #11)
Hirotaka Tanaka (Ibaraki Univ.), Hiroyuki Shinnou, Rui Cao, Jing Bai and Wen Ma
16:10 – 16:35 (R) Improving Context-aware Neural Machine Translation with Target-side Context (Paper #03)

Hayahide Yamagishi (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ.) and Mamoru Komachi


(R) Deep Domain Adaptation for Low-Resource Cross-Lingual Text Classification Tasks (Paper #17)

Guan-Yuan Chen and Von-Wun Soo (National Tsing Hua Univ.)


16:35 – 17:00 (R) Learning to Evaluate Neural Language Models (Paper #30)

James O ‘ Neill and Danushka Bollegala (Liverpool)


(R) Multi-task Learning for Aspect and Polarity Recognition on Vietnamese Datasets (Paper #14)

Thin Dang, Vu Nguyen, Kiet Nguyen, Ngan Nguyen (VNU HCM – UIT) and Anh Nguyen


Conference Day 2 – October 12, 2019 (Saturday)
08:30 – 17:05 Registration

Location: Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel – Conference Hall

09:00 – 10:00 Keynote Talk 3: Two Dialog Systems for two extreme environments: WEKDA and SOCDA

Speaker: Professor Kentaro Torisawa

Chair: Minh Le Nguyen

Location:  Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel – Conference Hall

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:45 Session Sat-1A

Web analyzing

Chairs:  Von-Wun Soo

Location: Conference Hall

Session Sat-1B

Question and Answering, Dialog   

Chairs: Phuong Le

Location: Room B

10:30 – 10:55 (R) Web Page segmentation for non visual skimming (Paper #60)

Judith Jeyafreeda Andrew (Normandy Univ./GREYC CNRS), Stéphane Ferrari, Fabrice Maurel, Gaël Dias and Emmanuel Gigueti


(R) Is the Simplest Chatbot Effective in English Writing Learning Assistance? (Paper #05)

Ryo Nagata (Konan University), Tomoya Hashiguchi and Driss Sadoun


10:55 – 11:20 (R) Update Frequency and Background Corpus Selection in Dynamic TF-IDF Models for First Story Detection (Paper #67)

Fei Wang, Robert J. Ross, John D. Kelleher and Pallavi Jain (Tech. Univ. Dublin)


(R) Towards Task-Oriented Dialogue in Mixed Domains (Paper #55)

Chi Tho Luong (FTRI – FPT Univ.) and Phuong Le-Hong


11:20 – 11:45 (R) Automatic approval of online comments with multiple-encoder network (Paper #16)

Vu Dang (FTRI – FPT Univ.)


(R) Timing Prediction of Facilitating Utterance in Multi-party Conversation (Paper #52)

Tomonobu Senbokuya and Kazutaka Shimada (Kyushu Inst. Tech.)


12:00 – 13:40 Lunch
13:40 – 15:10 Session Sat-2A

Speech and Emotion Analyzing

Chairs: Dang Vu

Location: Conference Hall

Session Sat-2B

Parsing and Segmentation I

Chairs: Ngo Xuan Bach

Location: Room B

13:40 – 14:05 (R) Multiple Linear Regression of Combined Pronunciation Ease and Accuracy Index (Paper #29)

Katsunori Kotani (Kansai Gaidai Univ.) and Takehiko Yoshimi


(R) Japanese Predicate Argument Structure Analysis with Pointer Networks (Paper #12)
Keigo Takahashi (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ.), Hikaru Omori and Mamoru Komachi


14:05 – 14:30 (R) Rap lyrics generation using vowel GAN (Paper #22)

Tomoya Miyano (Keio Univ.) and Hiroaki Saito



(R) An experimental study on constituency parsing for Vietnamese (Paper #51)

Luong Nguyen-Thi (Dalat Univ.) and Phuong Le-Hong

14:30 – 14:55 (R) Emotion Recognition for Vietnamese Social Media Text
(Paper #44)
Vong Ho (VNU HCM-UIT), Duong Nguyen, Danh Nguyen, Linh Pham, Vu Nguyen, Kiet Nguyen and Ngan Nguyen
(R) Antonyms-Synonyms Discrimination Based On Exploiting Rich Vietnamese Features (Paper #24)

Tan Bui Van (UETI), Thai Nguyen Phuong, Lam Pham Van and Quy Dinh Khac


14:55 – 15:15 (S) Effects of Soft-Masking Function on Spectrogram-based Instrument – Vocal Separation (Paper #06)

Duc Chung Tran (FPT Univ.) and M.K.A. Ahamed Khan

(S) Towards a Vietnamese medical terminology integratable into the UMLS (Paper #65)

Ngo The Quyen (VNU – Univ. of Sci.), Ha My Linh, Nguyen Thi Minh Huyen, Hoang Thi Mai Huong and Nguyen Viet Hung

15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:10 Session Sat-3A

Information Extraction

Chairs: Minh Pham

Location: Conference Hall

Session Sat-3B

Parsing and Segmentation II

Chairs: Ngan Nguyen

Location: Room B

15:30 – 15:55  

(R) Towards Computing Inferences from English News Headlines (Paper #20)

Elizabeth Jasmi George (IIIT Hyderabad) and Radhika Mamidi

(R) Vietnamese Word Segmentation with SVM: Ambiguity Reduction and Suffix Capture (Paper #31)

Vu Nguyen (VNU HCM-UIT), Thin Dang, Kiet Nguyen and Ngan Nguyen

15:55 – 16:20 (R) Extraction of Food Product and Shop Names from Blog Articles using Named Entity Recognition (Paper #34)

Ryuya Ikeda (Kagawa Univ) and Kazuaki Ando


(R) Statistical Approaches to a Correlation between Information Structure and Word Orders of Noun Phrases in Japanese (Paper #58)

Takuya Miyauchi (Tokyo Univ. of Foreign Studies) and Masayuki Asahara

16:20 – 16:45 (R) Transfer Learning for Information Extraction with Limited Data (Paper #38)

Minh-Tien Nguyen, Viet-Anh Phan, Le Thai Linh, Nguyen Hong Son (Cinnamon), Le Tien Dung, Miku Hirano and Hajime Hotta

(R) An Assessment of Substitute Words in the Context of Academic Writing Proposed by Pre-trained and Specific Word Embedding Models (Paper #19)

Chooi Ling Goh (Univ. of Kitakyushu) and Yves Lepage

16:45 – 17:10 (R) Self-Deprecating Humor Detection: A Machine Learning Approach (Paper #09)

Ashraf Kamal (Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central Univ.)) and Muhammad Abulaish



18:00 – 20:30 Banquet

Location: Room Jaune A, Hotel du Parc, 84 Tran Nhan Tong, Hanoi


Conference Day 3 – October 13, 2019 (Sunday)
08:30 – 09:30 Keynote Speaker 4: Speech Processing and Deep Learning- The Latest Research Development Trends

Speaker: Tomoko Matsui

Chair: Minh Le Nguyen

Location: Conference Hall

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee Break
10:00 – 11:30 Poster & Demo Session I

Chairs:  Anh Phan

Location: Conference Hall

(R) Evaluating Co-referrence Chains based Conversation History in Conversational Question Answering (Paper #36)

Angrosh Mandya, Danushka Bollegala (Liverpool ) and Frans Coenen


(R) A Pilot Study on Argument Simplification in Stance-based Opinions (Paper #28)

Pavithra Rajendran, Danushka Bollegala (Liverpool) and Simon Parsons


(R) Automatic normalization of Tunisian social networks texts (Paper #59)

Asma Mekki (MIRACL Lab.), Zribi Inès, Mariem Ellouze and Lamia Hadrich Belguith


(S) Deep Learning Approach for Vietnamese Consonant Misspell Correction (Paper #46)

Ha-Thanh Nguyen (JAIST), Tran-Binh Dang and Le-Minh Nguyen


(S) Effective Approach to Joint Training of POS Tagging and Dependency Parsing Models (Paper #13)

Dung Doan (Viettel Group), Tu-Anh Tran and Le-Minh Nguyen


(S) Developing a Framework for a Thai Plagiarism Corpus (Paper #47)

Santipong Thaiprayoon, Pornpimon Palingoon, Kanokorn Trakultaweekoon and Supon Klaithin (Nat. Elec. and Comp. Tech. Cen.)


(S) Evaluation of Embedded Vectors for Lexemes and Synsets Toward Expansion of Japanese WordNet (Paper #41)

Daiki Ko (Okayama Univ) and Koichi Takeuchi


(S) Evaluating Classification Methods for Recognizing Figurative Expressions Within Japanese Literary Texts (Paper #26)

Mateusz Babieno (Hokkaido Univ), Rafal Rzepka and Kenji Araki


(S) Grammatical error correction for Vietnamese using Machine Translation (Paper #63)

Nghia Luan Pham (Haiphong Univ.), Tien Ha Nguyen and Van Vinh Nguyen


(S) Neural Rasch Model: How Do Word Embeddings Adjust Word Difficulty? (Paper #57)

Yo Ehara (Shizuoka Inst. Sci. Tech.)


(S) Recommending the Workflow of Vietnamese Sign Language Translation via a Comparison of Several Classification Algorithms (Paper #62)

Quach Luyl-Da (FPT Univ.), Nghia Duong-Trung, Vu Van Anh and Nguyen Chi-Ngon


(S) Transfer Learning to Enhance Korean Word Segmentation on Social Media Texts (Paper #69)

Ngoc Tan Le (UQUAM) and Sadat Fatiha


(D) Automated Summarization System for Japanese Legal Documents and Its Web-application

Shoshin Nomura (National Inst. of Infor. Japan), Vu Tran, Minh Le Nguyen and Ken Satoh


11:45 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 17:30 Hanoi City Tours