Conference Program

Time Zone: AEST (GMT+10)

The program for ALTA 2023 is now available. Details are as follows:

Wed, Nov 29

Location: The Studio, Ground Floor, Melbourne Connect

  • 12:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00pm: Tutorial Part 1
  • 2:00pm: Afternoon Tea
  • 2:15pm: Tutorial Part 2
  • 3:15pm: Break
  • 3:30pm: Tutorial Part 3
  • 4:30pm: Tutorial Conclude and NLP Meetup Refreshments
  • 5:15pm: NLP Meetup@Melbourne Connect

Link to Tutorial.

Thu, Nov 30

Location: The Forum, Superfloor, Melbourne Connect

  • 8:45am: Opening
  • 9:00am: ALTA Keynote#1 - Reza Haffari, Towards Effective NLP Systems: Cultural Norms, Explainability, and Reasoning Enhancement
  • 10:00am: Morning Tea
  • 10:30am: Oral Presentations (Applications) [Chair: Massimo Piccardi]
  • 12:00pm: ALTA Keynote#2 - Heng Ji, SmartBook: An AI Prophetess for Disaster Reporting and Forecasting
  • 1:00pm: Lunch
  • 2:00pm: Oral Presentations (Speech / Linguistics) [Chair: Daniel Beck]
  • 3:00pm: Afternoon Tea
  • 3:15pm: Panel Discussion [Panellists: Long Duong, Reza Haffari, Ed Hovy and Karin Verspoor]
  • 4:15pm: Abstract Presentations / Industry Demonstrations (ends at 5:15pm)
    • DEMO Application of NLP in multi-national, multi-linguistic clinical trials for dementia
      Adam Vogel
    • DEMO AskTelstra: An LLM-Powered QA System for an Enhanced Customer Support
      Jack Latrobe, Andrea Chiechi, Danielle Nunns, Sirirat Wisessiri, Stuart Taylor, Vijayaraj Vinuvilla Rajan, Sing Teng, Sara Keretna, Sing Yatphaisan, Zhuohan Xie, Mudit Upadhyay, Anish Chelliah CR, Steve Morris, Rohit Lakhotia and Cat Smith
    • ABSTRACT Characterising Mood Instability on Twitter
      Lulu Ilmaknun Qurotaini
    • ABSTRACT Extended Abstract: An Update to the Urarina Language Verification Project (A Work in Progress)
      Michael Dorin and Judith Dorin
    • ABSTRACT SLEDE: A classification-based evaluation model of second language English conversational dialogue
      Rena Gao
    • ABSTRACT Synthetic Dialogue Dataset Generation using LLM Agents
      Yelaman Abdullin, Diego Molla, Bahadorreza Ofoghi, John Yearwood and Qingyang Li
    • ABSTRACT The Role of Historical Reports in Radiology Report Summarisation
      Mong Yuan Sim, Wei Emma Zhang, Xiang Dai and Cecile Paris
    • ABSTRACT Harnessing active learning to fine-tune large language models on minimal training data for near real-time detection of vaccine adverse events from emergency department notes
      Sedigh Khademi, Christopher Palmer, Muhammad Javed, Gerardo Luis Dimaguila, Hazel Clothier, Jim Buttery and Jim Black
    • ABSTRACT XVD: Cross-Vocabulary Differentiable Training for Generative Adversarial Attacks
      Tom Roth, Inigo Jauregi Unanue, Sharif Abuadbba and Massimo Piccardi
  • 6:30pm: Dinner@Stomping Ground

Fri, Dec 1

Location: The Forum, Superfloor, Melbourne Connect

Please inform us via if there are any issues with paper details