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  1. Steven Bird, Linguistic Exploration Workshop

Message 1: Linguistic Exploration Workshop

Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 19:38:08 EDT
From: Steven Bird <>
Subject: Linguistic Exploration Workshop

First Announcement:


			 12-15 December 2000
	 Institute for Research in Cognitive Science
	 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

			 Organized by
	 Steven Bird (U Penn) and Gary Simons (SIL)

Linguistic Exploration is a theme which unites linguists and
computational linguists who are engaged in empirical research on large
datasets through the combination of traditional field methods with new
technologies for representing, investigating and disseminating
linguistic data. 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 language documentation,
coupled with an exploratory mode of research where elicitation,
analysis and hypothesis-testing form a tight loop.

At the January LSA in Chicago, a one day workshop was held on
computational infrastructure for linguistic fieldwork. Full materials
from this workshop, including abstracts, presentations and audio
recordings, are online at .

A second workshop will be held in Philadelphia in December 2000. The
goal of this workshop is to align the many parallel efforts in this
area, and to establish a research agenda which will provide the
infrastructure for a new generation of computational tools.

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