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Workshop Program

The workshop program and papers are now online.

Workshop Program

The complete VarDial 2017 program and papers are available here.

We are happy to announce that our invited speaker this year is Paolo Rosso (Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain).

Paolo will be speaking about author profiling and the PAN shared tasks. PAN 2017 addresses varieties and dialects.

Abstract: Author profiling is the study of how language is shared by people, a problem of growing importance in applications dealing with security, in order to understand who could be behind an anonymous threat message, and marketing, where companies may be interested in knowing the demographics of people that in online reviews liked or disliked their products. In this talk we will give an overview of the PAN shared tasks that since 2013 have been organised at CLEF and FIRE evaluation forums, mainly on age and gender identification in social media, although also personality recognition in Twitter as well as in code sources was also addressed. In 2017 the PAN author profiling shared task addresses jointly gender and language variety identification in Twitter where tweets have been annotated with authors’ gender and their specific variation of their native language: English (Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, United States), Spanish (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Venezuela), Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), and Arabic (Egypt, Gulf, Levantine, Maghrebi).

Information for Presenters

The information we received from the EACL organizers is that all workshop rooms will contain a PC. You can choose to present using the venue's equipment or your own laptop.

Talks should last maximum 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

For poster presentations the following information was provided by the EACL organizers: "The dimensions of the poster board are 90 cm wide and 120 cm high (view sample image below). Allocate the top of the poster for the title and authors' names and affiliations as stated in the submitted abstract. The text and illustrations should be bold and large enough to read from a distance of two meters (six feet)."

If you do not wish to travel with your poster, EACL is offering a poster printing service. The file should be sent by March 27 at latest. Check the following link for more information.