Penn CREF 2020 Workshop

3rd International Symposium on Linguistic Diversity, Language Resources and Clinical Research

The 3rd International Symposium on Linguistic Diversity, Language Resources and Clinical Research took place as a virtual event November 9-10, 2020. Supported by a grant from the Penn China Research and Engagement Fund, this is the third in a series of international workshops bringing together scholars from China and the United States. Topics included the future of clinical linguistics, extreme multi-label classification on COVID-19 literature, building speech databases of Mandarin Chinese, and language resources and technology for clinical research applications with particular emphasis on a variety of brain disorders.

Day One Presentations, November 9

The Future of Clinical Linguistics
Mark Liberman, LDC, University of Pennsylvania 

Building Speech Databases of Mandarin Chinese
Hongwei Ding, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Available: Slides in PDF

NLP Methods are Sensitive to Sub-Clinical Linguistic Differences in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
Sunny X. Tang, Reno Kriz, Sunghye Cho, Suh Jung Park, Jenna Harowitz, Raquel E. Gur, Mahendra T. Bhati, Daniel H. Wolf, João Sedoc, Mark Liberman
Available: Slides in PDF

Language Features of AD Pathology
Sunghye Cho, Sanjana Shellikeri, Sharon Ash, Mark Liberman, Murray Grossman, Naomi Nevler
Available: Slides in PDF

Automated Analysis of Digitized Speech Abnormalities in Frontotemporal Degeneration
Murray Grossman, Naomi Nevler, Sunghye Cho, Sanjana Shellikeri, Sherry Ash, Mark Liberman
Available: Slides in PDF

Extreme Multi-label Classification on COVID-19 Literature
Rong Xiang, Jinghang Gu, Xing Wang, Qin Lu, Longhua Qian, Guodong Zhou, Chu-Ren Huang
Available: Slides in PDF 

Day Two Presentations, November 10

New efforts in large-scale linguistic research
Ken Church, Jiahong Yuan, Baidu Research
Available: Slides in PDF

Why Develop Language Resources for Autism?
Julia Parish-Morris, Center for Autism Research, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Available: Slides in PDF

Challenges in representing Rich Data and Annotations
Sameer Pradhan, LDC
Available: Slides in PDF

Comparison of Prosodic Encoding of Focus in Chinese Formal and Informal Speech
Hui Feng, School of Foreign Languages and Literature, Tianjin University

LanguageARC – Researching Variation in Multiple Languages through Citizen Science
James Fiumara, Christopher Cieri, Jonathan Wright, Mark Liberman, LDC
Available: Slides in PDF