Event title: PARSEME inaugural general meeting

Location: Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Dates: from 16 to 18 September 2013

The meeting started on Monday 16.09.2013 after lunch with a plenary session, and continued on Tuesday and Wednesday 17–18.09.2013 with roughly half-day sessions for each Working Group (WG), so that – at this initial gathering – everybody could take part in all WG meetings and decide which WG(s) to join. There were slots for several presentations per WG and time for ensuing discussions.


Monday 16 Sept


13:00-14:00 registration

Session 1
14:00-15:00 plenary session

Session 2 (WG2)
15:00-15:30 Valia Kordoni and Markus Egg: Multiword Expressions and Collocations in NLP: A State of the Art Overview
15:30-16:00 Jan Šnajder: Distributional Semantics of Multi-Word Expressions
16:00-16:30 coffee break

Session 3 (WG2)
16:30-17:00 Eric Wehrli: Impact of Collocation Knowledge on Sentence Parsing
17:00-18:00 Discussion on the WG2 work plan for years 1 and 2

19:00 Welcome Dinner at Nowy Arsena≈Ç Restaurant at D≈Çuga 52 str. All participants eligible for the reimbursement are cordially invited. ( To get to the Nowy Arsena≈Ç Restaurant from the Institute take a tram 26 from Elekcyjna stop at Wolska str. to Metro Ratusz Arsena≈Ç)

Tuesday 17 Sept - WG sessions

 Session 4 (WG1)

9:30-10:00 Ann Copestake: Multiword expression representation in DELPH-IN: successes and problems. A state-of-the-art overview
10:00-10:30 Alon Itai & Shuly Wintner: Lexical Representation and Morphological Processing of Hebrew Multiword Expressions
10:30-11:00 Carla Parra Escartin & Gyri Sm√∏rdal Losnegaard: Representing Multiword Expressions in Lexical and Terminological Resources
11:00-11:30 coffee break

Session 5 (WG1)
11:30-11:45 Lars Hellan: Under the Word Belt
11:45-12:00 Monika Czerepowicka: An Electronic Dictionary of Polish Multi-Word Units as an Example of Using a Text and Speech Corpus in Lexicographical Studies
12:00-13:00 Discussion on the WG1 work plan for years 1 and 2

13:00-14:30 LUNCH

Session 6 (WG3)
14:30-15:00 Johanna Monti: MWE processing in Machine Translation: State fo the Art and Open Challenges
15:00-15:30 Matthieu Constant: Integrating compound recognition in constituency parsing with an hybrid approach
15:30-16:00 Valia Kordoni & Iliana Simova: Phrasal Verb Treatment for Improving English-Bulgarian Statistical Machine Translation
16:00-16:30 coffee break

Session 7 (WG3)
16:30-17:30 Discussion on the WG3 work plan for years 1 and 2

17:30-18:30 Management Committee meeting

Wednesday 18 Sept

Session 8 (WG4)
9:30-10:00 Veronika Vincze: Annotating MWEs in Treebanks: The Case of Hungarian
10:00-10:30 Gülşen Eryiğit: How to Annotate MWEs on Dependency Treebanks & Evaluate the Improvement on Parsing Performance
10:30-11:00 Martin Volk: Multiword Expressions in Parallel Treebanks
11:00-11:30 coffee break

Session 9 (WG4)
11:30-12:00 Gyri Smørdal Losnegaard & Victoria Rosén: MWE Annotation in Monolingual and Parallel Treebanks in INESS
12:00-13:00 Discussion on the WG4 work plan for years 1 and 2
13:00-14:30 LUNCH

Session 10
14:30-15:30 summarizing work plans for WG1-4 (WG1, WG2, WG3, WG4)
15:30-16:30 Steering Committee meeting



the main conference hall of the Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences.

The address of the venue is: Jana Kazimierza 5, 01-248 Warsaw

City map 

If you plan to use public transport to get to the place, the nearest bus stop is ORDONA (lines 105, 154, 159 and 184) and tram stop is ELEKCYJNA (lines 8, 10, 26 and 78). Use the route planner to find your way.


The accommodation support for this meeting is 95 euro per night.  There are several hotels in the neighbourhood with convenient public transport available that we can recommend e.g.:  

  • Campanile (325 PLN)
    bus 159 from PL. ZAWISZY 16 to ORDONA 02 (a request stop)
  • IBIS Warszawa Centrum (299 PLN)
    tram 8, 10, 26 or 27 from OKOPOWA 04 to ELEKCYJNA 04
  • IBIS Warszawa Reduta (275 PLN)
    bus 154 or 184 from SZCZƒò≈öLIWICKA 04 to ORDONA 02 (a request stop)


In order to apply for the reimbursement for this meeting please accept the invitation that has been sent to you before the meeting. And after the meeting, fill in the reimbursement form that will be available online via the COST system and send all relevant signed documents to the Grant Holder, as indicated in the reimbursement form.

Restaurants in Warsaw

Restaurants you may visit while being in Warsaw:

Close to the Institute:

 Grand Kredens Restaurant (European)  http://www.kredens.com.pl/ang/  

 Folk Gospoda (Polish)  http://www.folkgospoda.pl/pl/tresci/65,kontakt.html 

At the Old Town:

  Podwale 25 Piwna Kompania (Czech, German)  http://www.podwale25.pl/ 

 Restauracja Polka (Polish)  http://warszawa.restauracjapolka.pl/kontakt/ 


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