International NooJ 2021 Conference

Besançon, June 9-11, 2021


The NooJ conference will be organized by the Université de Franche-Comté, 30 rue Mégevand, 25000 Besançon, France

Here is the Book of abstracts


Invited Speaker: Nastia Osidach (Grammarly)

Grammarly is one of the world's most innovative AI companies, consistently breaking new ground in natural language processing research. Grammarly develops an AI-based writing assistant that helps 30 million people every day write more clearly and effectively in English. In Kyiv, Nastia Osidach manages Grammarly's team of Computational Linguists who are developing and maintaining features for Grammarly's writing assistant.

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Invited Speaker: Hugues de Mazancourt (Yseop, APIL)

Hugues is VP of Innovation at Yseop and is responsible for NLU developments and the Yseop Lab. Hugues brings extensive machine-learning and related technology expertise and experience to Yseop's portfolio, all while being an expert for Cap Digital and a master degree lecturer at the Université Paris Diderot. In 2001 he started APIL, an association for professionals in Natural Language Processing, acting as president back in 2004; a role he has taken up again this year for the association's new start in 2019.

The papers are grouped into four themes: Morphological & Lexical Resources, Syntactic & Semantic Resources, Corpus Linguistics and Discourse Analysis and Natural Language Processing Applications.

Day 1 - Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

Chair: Izabella Thomas (Université de Franche-Comté)

9:30 - 10:10: Computational Linguistics at GrammarlyNastia Osidach (Grammarly, Ukraine)
10:10 - 10:-50: Industrial Applications of Natural Language Generation techniquesHugues de Mazancourt (Yseop, APIL)

10:50 - 11:10: COFFEE BREAK

Chair: Magali Bigey (Université de Franche-Comté)

11:10 - 11:30: Transformational analysis of auxiliary verbs, Max Silberztein (Université de Franche-Comté)

*** Morphological & Lexical Resources ***

11:30 - 11:50: Treatment of the aspectual value of Kabyle verbs, Hamid Annouz (INALCO)
11:50 - 12:10: Intensive frozen adverbs of the PECO class in Old French, Xavier Blanco (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)
12:10 - 12:30: The Western Armenian resources for NooJ, Anaïd Donabedian (INALCO)

12:30 - 14:00: LUNCH BREAK

Chair: Héla Fehri (University of Gabès, Tunisia)

14:00 -14:20: A NooJ module for the Romanian language, Maria-Diana Manescu (Politehnica University, Romania)
14:20 - 14:40: Formalization of the Italian negation system and sentiment analysis, Mario Monteleone (Università di Salerno, Italy)
14:40 - 15:00: A NooJ module for the Albanian language, Odile Piton (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
15:00 - 15:20: A NooJ module for the Ukrainian language, Olena Saint-Joanis (Université de Franche-Comté)

15:20 - 15:40: COFFEE BREAK

*** Syntactic & Semantic Resources ***

Chair: Walter Koza (Pontificale University of Valparaiso, Chile)

15:40 - 16:00: The Recognition and the automatic translation of dative verbs, Hajer Cheikhrouhou (University of Sfax, Tunisia)
16:00 - 16:20: Syntactic analysis of sentences containing Arabic psychological verbs, Asmaa Amzali (Ibn Tofail University, Morocco)
16:20 - 16:40: Formalization of clause-subordinate transformations in Quechua, Maximiliano Duran (Université de Franche-Comté)
16:40 - 17:00: Lexicon-grammar tables for modern Arabic frozen expressions, Asmaa Kourtin (Ibn Tofail University, Morocco)


Day 2 - Thursday, June 10th, 2021

Chair: Yuras Hetsevich (Minsk Informatics Insstitute, Academy of Sciences, Belarus)

9:30 - 9:50: The nominal ellipsis in complex head of Spanish. Phenomenon description and computer-based model proposal, Hazel Barahona (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíos, Chile)
9:50 - 10:10: Meaning extraction from strappare causatives in Italian, Ignazio Mauro Mirto (Università di Palermo, Italy)
10:10 - 10:30: Using syntactic grammar to export Nooj morphological annotation: A case study of the morphological annotation of Indonesian texts, Prihantoro (Lancaster University, England, Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia)

*** Corpus Linguistics & Discourse Analysis ***

10:30 - 10:50: The contribution of NooJ to digital surveillance: The assimilation of the major issues that characterized the U.S. presidential elections, Nana Ama Ampomah Awuah (Université de Franche-Comté)

10:50 - 11:10: COFFEE BREAK

Chair: Slim Mesfar (University of Manouba, Tunisia)

11:10 - 11:30: The designation and storytelling of the culprits during the French Yellow Vests movement. A study of 2018-2019 books of grievances, Marion Bendinelli (Université de Franche-Comté)
11:30 - 11:50: Uses and potential of mobile devices in francophone sub-Saharan Africa, Ibrahim Maïdakouale (Université de Franche-Comté)
11:50 - 12:10: Sensitivity to fake-news: reception analysis with NooJ and ATISHS, Magali Bigey & Justine Simon (Université de Franche-Comté)
12:10 - 12:30: Creation of a legal domain corpus for the Belarusian NooJ module: texts, dictionaries, grammars, Mikita Suprunchuk (United Institute of Informatics Problems, Minsk State Linguistic Institute, Belarus)

12:30 - 14:00: LUNCH BREAK

Chair: Mario Monteleone (University of Salerno, Italy)

14:00 -14:20: Negation usage in Croatian Parliament, Kristina Kocijan, Krešimir Šojat (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
14:20 - 14:40: From laws and decrees to a legal ontology, Ismahane Kourtin, (Université de Franche-Comté, Ibn Tofail University, Morocco)
14:40 - 15:00: Festival volunteers, committed festival-goers or the legacy of cultural practice, Stéphane Laurent (IUT Belfort Montbéliard)
15:00 - 15:20: How to locate traces of subjectivity in diplomatic discourse with Nooj? – The example of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Annabel Richeton (Université de Franche-Comté)

15:20 - 15:40: COFFEE BREAK

Chair: Andrea Rodrigo (University of Rosario, Argentina)

15:40 - 16:00: Terms and Appositions: What unstructured texts tell us, Giulia Speranza University of Naples “L’Orientale”, Italy)
16:00 - 16:20: The debates on the advent of the fifth generation of mobile telephony (5G), Yu Xia (Université de Franche-Comté)

*** Natural Languagee Processing Applications ***

16:20 - 16:40: Construction of an educational game "VocabNooJ", Hela Fehri (University of Gabès, Tunisia)
16:40 - 17:00: Recognition and analysis of complex questions in standard Arabic using NooJ, Essia Bessaies (ENSI, University of Manouba, Tunisia)


Day 3 - Friday, June 11th, 2021

Chair: Mohammed Mourchid (University of Kenitra, Morocco)

9:30 - 9:50: Answer validation in question answering system, Essia Bessaies (ENSI, University of Manouba, Tunisia)
9:50 - 10:10: The use of NooJ’s functionalities to build an application for Arabic acquisition, Ilham Blanchete (Ibn Tofail University, Morocco)
10:10 - 10:30: Linguistics, applied research and NLP: using NooJ in a technical-operational context. Case-study, analysis and perspectives, Nicolas Boffo (CIMI)
10:30 - 10:50: Paraphrasing tool using the NooJ Platform, Amine Alassir (University of Gabès, Tunisia)

10:50 - 11:10: COFFEE BREAK

Chair: Kristina Kocijan (University of Zagreb, Croatia)

11:10 - 11:30: Automatic analysis of finding predicates from a Lexicon-Grammar proposal, Mirian Muñoz (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíos, Chile)
11:30 - 11:50: Arabic spelling error detection and correction using NooJ, Rafik Kassmi (Ibn Tofail University, Morocco)
11:50 - 12:10: Automatic identification and disambiguation of abbreviations in the medical domain, Ninoska Godoy (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíos, Chile)
12:10 - 12:30: Automatic detection and generation of argument structures of the medical domain, Constanza Suy Álvarez (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíos, Chile)

12:30 - 14:00: LUNCH BREAK

Chair: Xavier Blanco-Escoda (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)

14:00 -14:20: Geoparsing with NooJ Italian toponym resolution for environmental crimes, Annarita Magliacane, Wanda Punzi Zarino (University of Naples “L’Orientale”, Italy, University of Liverpool, England)
14:20 - 14:40: Integrated NooJ environment for Arabic linguistic disambiguation improvement using MWEs, Dhekra Najar (University of Manouba, Tunisia)
14:40 - 15:00: Approach to the automatic treatment of gerunds in Spanish and Quechua: A pedagogical application of NooJ, Andrea Rodrigo, Maximiliano Duran, María Yanina Nalli (Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina, Université de Franche-Comté, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Rosario, Argentina)
15:00 - 15:20: Automatic generation of intonation marks and prosodic segmentation in Belarusian, Yuras Hetsevich (United Institute of Informatics Problems, Minsk State Linguistic Institute, Belarus)


15:20 - 15:40: COFFEE BREAK

15:40 - 16:00: NooJ Association General Assembly