LREC'2000 Satellite Workshop
Using Evaluation within HLT Programs: Results and Trends
Organized jointly by:
the IST/HLT-CLASS project,
ELSNET, the European Language and Speech Network
ELRA, the European Language Resource Association.
Athens, Greece, May 30, 2000 (9:00-13:30)

Workshop Description
This half-day workshop, is held in conjunction with the LREC Conference. The theme of the workshop is "what exists, how it's used and what is needed in terms of Evaluation" within Human Language Technology programs, such as the European IST-HLT program, the US Darpa programs or those organized by NIST, their Japanese counterparts, or other national and transnational programs.


9:00-- 9:05 Opening address: Joseph Mariani (LIMSI-CNRS, France) 
Session: Experiences in HLT Evaluation (Chair: Patrick Paroubek, LIMSI-CNRS, France)
9:05 -- 9:20 Fei Xia and Martha Palmer (Dept of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, USA) Evaluating the Coverage of LTAGs on Annotated Corpora 
9:20 -- 9:35 Rashmi Prasad and Anoop Sarkar (IRCS, University of Pennsylvania, USA) Comparing Test-suite based evaluation and Corpus-based evaluation of a wide-coverage grammar for English
9:35 -- 9:50 Béatrice Daille (IRIN, Université de Nantes, France) Evaluating a Multi-Word Term Indexing System: Method, Implementation and Report
9:50 -- 10:05 Kyo Kageura (NACSIS, Japan) IR/IE/Summarization Evaluation Projects in Japan
10:05 -- 10:20 Monika Höge (University of Helsinki, Finland) A Framework for the Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation of Translator's Aids Systems
10:20 -- 10:35 Rémi Zajac (Computer Research Laboratory, New Mexico State University, USA) Evaluation of the Machine Translation of Financial Documents
10:35 -- 10:50 Claude de Loupy and Patrice Bellot (LIA, Université d'Avignon, France) Evaluation of Document Retrieval Systems
10:50 -- 11:05 Ellen M. Voorhees and Dawn M. Tice (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA) Implementing a Question Answering Evaluation
11:05 -- 11:20 Niels Ole Bernsen and Laila Dybkjaer (NIS, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark) Is that a Good Spoken Language Dialogue System?
11:20 -- 11:40 Coffee break
Session: Issues and Prospects in HLT Evaluation (Chair: Niels Ole Bernsen, NIS, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
11:40 -- 11:55 Patrick Paroubek (Spoken Language Processing Group, LIMSI-CNRS, France) Categorical Data-Specification for Control Task Formalization and Validation in Quantitative Black Box Evaluation
11:55 -- 12:10 Lynette Hirschman (MITRE, USA) Reading Comprehension and Question-Answering New Evaluation Paradigms for Human Language Technology
12:10 -- 12:25 Gérard Sabah (Language and Cognition Group, LIMSI-CNRS, France) To Validate or not to Validate? - Some difficulties for a scientific evaluation of natural language processing systems
Panel Session: The Future of HLT Evaluation (Chairs: Lynette Hirschman, MITRE, USA & Patrick Paroubek, LIMSI-CNRS, France)
12:30 -- 13:05
    To initiate the Panel Session, the participants
    1. Gerhard Budin (U. Vienna) - SALT project 
    2. Stéphane Chaudiron (Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, France) - Amaryllis campaign 
    3. Adam Kilgarriff (ITRI, University of Brighton, UK) - Senseval campaign 
    4. Édouard Geoffrois (DGA, France) -  
    5. Khalid Choukri (ELRA-ELDA, France) - ELRA project 
    6. Lazaros Polymenakos (IBM, Greece) - Catch-2004 project 
    7. Remi Zajac (New Mexico State University, USA) - Transaccount project 
    will present in 5 minutes (max) their views on how to use evaluation in Human Language Technology projects : What will be evaluated? What are the evaluation techniques? Which resources are needed? What is the interest of using evaluation within projects? How technology evaluation relates to usage evalution? How should evaluation be included in present and future HLT programs? Is it possible to share resources, tools or expertise on evaluation across projects? How to conduct international cooperation in this framework?
13:05 -- 13:25
    Continuation of the Panel Session with participation of the audience. 
13:25 -- 13:30 Closing statement: Joseph Mariani (LIMSI-CNRS, France) 


Chair: Joseph Mariani, LIMSI-CNRS, France
Niels Ole Bernsen, NIS, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Stephane Chaudiron, University Paris 10 and MENRT, France
Khalid Choukri, ELRA-ELDA, France
Claude de Loupy, LIA, France
Robert Gaizauskas, Sheffield University, UK
Donna Harman, NIST, TREC group, USA
Lynette Hirschman, MITRE, USA
Christian Jacquemin, LIMSI-CNRS, France
Adam Kilgariff, ITRI, University of Brighton, UK
David Pallett, NIST-Speech Group, USA
Patrick Paroubek, LIMSI-CNRS, France
Carol Peters, IEI-CNR, Italy
Jose Pardo, ETSI, UPM, Spain
Martin Rajman, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland
Herman Steeneken, TNO-IZF, The Netherlands
Oliviero Stock, IRST-ITC, Italy
Hans Uszkoreit, DFKI, Germany