Invited talk

Dr. Preslav Nakov (QCRI, HBKU):

Exposing Paid Opinion Manipulation Trolls in News Community Forums


Prof. Dragomir Radev (DEECS, University of Michigan)

Natural Language Processing for Collective Discourse


The author(s) of each oral presentation will be allotted 30 minutes, including discussion.

Note that as we will be on a tight schedule, everyone is asked to keep their talk within the allotted time.

9:15 – 9:30 – Registration

9:30 – 9:35 – Conference Opening

9:35 – 10:20 – Invited Talk by Dr. Preslav Nakov. Exposing Paid Opinion Manipulation Trolls in News Community Forums

10:20 – 10:40 – Coffee Break

10:40 – 11:10 – Duško Vitas, Ljubomir Popović, Cvetana Krstev and Anđelka Zečević. How to Differentiate the Closely Related Standard Languages?

11:10 – 11:40 – Ivan Derzhanski and Olena Siruk. ‘While’ and ‘Until’ Clauses and Expletive Negation in a Corpus of Bulgarian and Ukrainian Parallel Texts.

11:40 – 12:10 – Verginica Barbu Mititelu and Elena Irimia. Linguistic Data Retrievable from a Treebank.

12:10 – 12:40 – Svetlozara Leseva, Ivelina Stoyanova and Maria Todorova. Towards the Automatic Identification of Light Verb Constructions in Bulgarian.

12:40 – 13:00 – Teasers

13:00 – 14:30 – Lunch & Poster Session

14:30 – 15:15 – Keynote by Prof. Dragomir Radev. Natural Language Processing for Collective Discourse.

15:15 – 15:45 – Daša Farkaš, Matea Filko and Marko Tadić. HR4EU – Using Language Resources in Computer Aided Language Learning.

15:45 – 16:15 – Atanas Atanasov. SynTags – A Web Interface for Syntactic and Semantic Annotation.

16:15 – 16:30 – Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:00 – Tsvetomila Mihaylova, Ivan Koychev, Preslav Nakov and Ivelina Nikolova. Finding Good Answers in Online Forums: Community Question Answering for Bulgarian.

17:00 – 17:30 – Ivelina Stoyanova, Martin Yalamov, and Svetla Koeva. Quotation Retrieval System for Bulgarian Media Content.

18:30 – Cocktail


Posters should be put up as early as possible. There will be a person appointed to assist the authors with pinning up their posters during the registration. After 9 a.m. authors are free to address the people at the registration desk for help. The author(s) must be available at the posters for discussion during the lunch break (13:00-14:30). We also encourage them to be available at their posters during the coffee breaks.

Bistra Popovska and Rositsa Dekova. Stress Patterns of Compounds and MWEs in English and Bulgarian.

Krešimir Šojat, Matea Filko and Daša Farkaš. Verbal Multiword Expressions in Croatian.

Sardar Jaf. A Simple Approach to Unifying Ambiguously Encoded Kurdish Characters.

Todor Lazarov. A Possible Solution to the Problem of Machine Translation of Verb Forms from Bulgarian to English.


Deyan Peychev. Flexible Integration Framework for Data Processing and Semantic Analysis.