LINGUIST List 12.1601

Mon Jun 18 2001

FYI: Lang Engineering Course, Pre-publication Site

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  1. Magali Duclaux, Bullet Course: Speech & Lang Engineering Evaluation, Paris
  2. Heike Wiese, Pronouns: Pre-publication website

Message 1: Bullet Course: Speech & Lang Engineering Evaluation, Paris

Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 18:09:50 +0200
From: Magali Duclaux <>
Subject: Bullet Course: Speech & Lang Engineering Evaluation, Paris

 European Language Resources Association

 ELRA is happy to announce the following event:

The CLASS and ELSNET projects organize an International Bullet Course on 
Speech and Language Engineering Evaluation in Paris at the CNRS headquarters, 
on Monday July 02nd (afternoon) and Tuesday July 03rd (full day).
contact: Patrick Paroubek at, Registration is NOW OPEN at:[ps|pdf]
Registration Fee: Regular: 230 Euros, ELSNET: 200 Euros, Projects involved
in CLASS: 200 Euros, Student: 100 Euros
Some of the organizers of the most famous large scale evaluation programs for
Speech and Language Technologies will present an overview of the issue of
evaluation for Speech and Language processing. The questions that will be
addresssed are:
- How does evaluation relates with pre and post activities?
- What are the interest and benefits of evaluation for language engineering?
- What methodologies exists and how are they deployed?
- Relationship with basic research, development and market prospection?
- How is it deployed in the different domains (speech and text processing)?
- What form should it take? Technology evaluation or field/user Evaluation?
- What are the current open issues?
- What metric exists? Are they satisfactory and sufficient?
- How can we take into account or abstract from the subjective human factors?
- What about language resources?

Our aim is to reach high-level executive, decision makers, project managers
but also developer and scientist who want to have a birds-eye view on 
Evaluation in Language Engineering presented by people who have been involved 
in practical deployement of large scale evaluation programs in language 
engineering in the past 10 years.
The course contributors are: J. Mariani (MR/FR), H. Steenecken
(TNO/NL), D. Pallett (NIST/USA), P. Paroubek (Limsi-CNRS/FR), P. Resnik
(UMIACS/USA), Beth Sundheim (SPAWAR/USA), K. Stibler (LMCo/USA),
J. Garofolo (NIST/USA), N. O. Bernsen (NIS/DK), K. Choukri (ELRA/FR).

- ---Patrick Paroubek / Limsi-CNRS (

Tel. +33 1 43 13 33 33 - Fax. +33 1 43 13 33 30
Postal Mail: 55 Rue Brillat-Savarin, 75013 Paris France
Home page: or
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Message 2: Pronouns: Pre-publication website

Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 13:18:10 +0200
From: Heike Wiese <>
Subject: Pronouns: Pre-publication website

- Announcement of pre-publication website --


Edited by Heike Wiese and Horst Simon, Humboldt University Berlin
(Publication planned by John Benjamins, Amsterdam / Philadelphia 2002,
series 'Linguistik Aktuell / Linguistics Today')

The volume consists of selected papers from a workshop as part of the
Annual Conference of the German Society for Linguistics (DGfS), Marburg,
March 1-3, 2000.
Contributions come from different theoretical approaches and methodological
backgrounds. Thematic areas covered include: morphology, syntax, semantics,
typology, and neurolinguistics.

Electronic versions of the contributions are now available as
pre-publications at:

(This website will be closed when the final version of the book is published.)

Heike Wiese ( )
Horst Simon ( )
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