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Wed Nov 17 1999

Confs: Computers&Ling-Linguistic Exploration Workshop

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  1. Steven Bird, Computers & Ling-Linguistic Exploration Workshop

Message 1: Computers & Ling-Linguistic Exploration Workshop

Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 12:20:01 EST
From: Steven Bird <>
Subject: Computers & Ling-Linguistic Exploration Workshop


			 New Methods for
		Creating, Exploring and Disseminating
			Linguistic Field Data

 	 Thursday 6 January 2000, 9am-6pm

		 Held in conjunction with the
	 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America
		 Palmer House Hilton, Chicago

 The new NSF TalkBank Project [] is sponsoring a
 workshop on computational support for linguistic fieldwork. The
 workshop will bring together linguists and computational linguists
 committed to empirical research on large datasets, through the
 combination of traditional field methods and new technologies for
 exploring and visualizing complex datasets. The languages under study
 may range from the undescribed to the well-studied, and the
 fieldworker may operate in a village or a laboratory. The focus is
 the exploratory mode of research, where elicitation, analysis and
 hypothesis-testing form a tight loop. The workshop will contribute to
 the evaluation and evolution of methodologies that integrate
 traditional practices with new technologies, leading to increased
 accessibility, accountability, and stability of empirical linguistic
 research. Full details, including the provisional program, are
 available at [].

Assoc Director, LDC; Adj Assoc Prof, CIS & Linguistics
Linguistic Data Consortium, University of Pennsylvania
3615 Market St, Suite 200, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2608

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