LINGUIST List 12.831

Sun Mar 25 2001

Calls: Tools Workshop, Durham Postgraduate Conference

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  1. Steven Krauwer, Sharing Tools and Resources for Research and Education (ACL/EACL2001)
  2. Stephanie Pourcel, Durham Postgraduate Conference in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

Message 1: Sharing Tools and Resources for Research and Education (ACL/EACL2001)

Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 14:45:20 +0100 (MET)
From: Steven Krauwer <Steven.Krauwerlet.uu.nl>
Subject: Sharing Tools and Resources for Research and Education (ACL/EACL2001)

 
 **FINAL CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS**

 ACL/EACL2001 Workshop on
 Sharing Tools and Resources for Research and Education

 Co-organised by ELSNET
 Toulouse, Saturday 7th July 2001

BACKGROUND:

 At a workshop at ACL 2000 in Hong Kong dedicated to Infrastructures
 for Global Collaboration there was an agreement between the main
 professional organisations in NLP and Speech (ACL and ISCA), and
 ELSNET, and the other meeting participants, that it would be useful to
 aim at a broadly supported, joint repository or catalogue for tools
 and materials for the language and speech communities.
 
 An ELSNET-sponsored workshop on educational issues held at EACL99
 concluded that certain non-transient infrastructures needed to be
 instigated to raise the public perception of educational issues in
 NLP. It also concluded that a repository of shared materials,
 appropriately indexed for educational usage, would be a useful point
 of departure.
 
 This workshop will build on the consensus reached at these previous
 workshops. There will be two clear foci: one upon instruments for
 sharing tools and resources in general that addresses practical
 problems, and the other upon the technological and infrastructural
 issues surrounding the educational uses of repositories.
 
 Good examples of existing initiatives in this area are among others
 the ACL Natural Language Software Registry (hosted at DFKI,
 registry.dfki.de) which was set up as a repository for tools for the
 distinct fields of Human Language Techology (HLT), the ELRA/ELDA, LDC,
 TELRI and Elsnet resources catalogues and repositories
 (http://www.icp.inpg.fr/ELRA, http://www.ldc.upenn.edu, 
 http://www.telri.de and http://www.elsnet.org/resources.html), 
 OLAC (a worldwide network of language
 archives at http://www.language-archives.org), and JEWELS
 (http://www.elsnet.org/jewels), an as-yet incomplete EU funded website for
 educational materials in Language and Speech.
 
 A third theme concerns how to build upon existing initiatives as
 sources of data or inspiration.
 
AIM AND SCOPE OF THE WORKSHOP:

 The main goal of the workshop is to discuss methods for the
 improvement and extension of existing repositories; the educational
 uses of repositories; the closer interlinking between different kinds
 of repositories (tools and resources); global infrastructures for the
 achievement of joint actions. However, we expect the scope of the
 workshop to be much wider than that, as the issues addressed are of
 general interest to everybody who believes that sharing tools and
 resources is essential for the progress of research and education in
 our field.
 
 Contributions of papers and demonstrations are solicited that address
 the above themes. The following list of topics is suggestive rather
 than exhaustive:
 * Repositories versus catalogues
 * Mechanisms and infrastructures for sharing and describing content
 * Repository management
 * Standards for exchange, description, and annotation
 * Metadata descriptions
 * Quality assessment
 * Structure and content of an NLP/CL repository
 * Tools and materials for NLP/CL education
 * Web-based teaching methods for NLP/CL
 
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR PAPERS

 * Electronic submissions only (PostScript, Word, or PDF), following
 the appropriate ACL latex style or Microsoft Word style.
 Submissions should not exceed eight (8) pages, including
 references. You can download the appropriate style or template
 files using the following link: acl2001.dfki.de/style. In case of
 problems with the submission format, please contact one of the
 co-chairs.
 * Submissions to either co-chair (Mike Rosner and Thierry Declerck).
 All submissions will be acknowledged.
 * Please provide a list of keywords in the separate header page and
 indicate the best fitting subtopic(s) from the above list.
 
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR DEMONSTRATIONS

 * Demos may be submitted with or without an accompanying paper.
 * Please write a 2-page description of the demo and send to either
 co-chair. Please let us know about special hardware requirements
 over and above the standard PC + beamer without internet access
 provided by default
 
CONFIRMED COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 - Thierry Declerck (DFKI) Co-chair (Repository) declerckdfki.de
 - Mike Rosner (Malta) Co-chair (Education) mroscs.um.edu.mt
 - Steven Krauwer (Utrecht University) Co-chair s.krauwerelsnet.org
 - Steven Bird (U. Penn) sbunagi.cis.upenn.edu
 - Bill Black (UMIST) (UMIST, Manchester, UK) wjbco.umist.ac.uk
 - Gosse Bouma (University of Groningen) gosselet.rug.nl
 - Koenraad de Smedt (University of Bergen) desmedtuib.no
 - Claire Gardent (CNRS, Nancy) claire.gardentloria.fr
 - Donna Harman (NIST) donna.harmannist.gov
 - Julia Hirschberg (ATT, ISCA) juliaresearch.att.com
 - Jun'ichi Tsujii (Tokyo) tsujiiis.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp
 - Andy Way (Dublin City University) awaycompapp.dcu.ie
 - Antonio Zampolli (Univ. of Pisa), pisailc.pi.cnr.it
 
DEADLINES

 * Submission Deadline: 6th April 2001
 * Notification Date: 27th April 2001
 * Camera ready copy due: 16th May 2001

WORKSHOP URL

 http://www.elsnet.org/acl2001-tools.html

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT

 Michael Rosner mroscs.um.edu.mt
 Thierry Declerck declerckdfki.de
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Message 2: Durham Postgraduate Conference in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 14:37:11 +0000
From: Stephanie Pourcel <s.s.pourceldurham.ac.uk>
Subject: Durham Postgraduate Conference in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

THE FOURTH DURHAM POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE
IN THEORETICAL AND APPLIED LINGUISTICS

Saturday, 9th June 2001

PLENARY WORKSHOP SPEAKERS

Dr. Kersti B�rjars - University of Manchester
Lexical Functional Grammar

Professor David Little - University of Dublin, Trinity College
Learner Autonomy in the Classroom

2ND CALL FOR PAPERS

We are pleased to announce the Fourth Durham Postgraduate Conference in
Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at the University of Durham on
Saturday 9th June 2001. The purpose of the conference is to provide
postgraduates with an opportunity to present their research.

Abstract guidelines

- Send 4 camera-ready copies of your abstract (3 without and one with
your name and affiliation)
- Length: maximum one A4 page; 1.5 spacing; all margins: 3cm
- Font: Times New Roman 12pt; Title, author's name, affiliation: 14pt
bold and centred
- Paper submissions preferred, e-mail submissions accepted (only as
attached file as a Word document)

Accepted papers will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation and 10
minutes for discussion. Speakers will also be invited to submit their
paper for publication in the Durham Working Papers in Linguistics.

Abstracts addressed to
Lieve Van Espen (lieve.van-espendurham.ac.uk), Department of
Linguistics and English Language, University of Durham, Elvet Riverside,
New Elvet, Durham DH1 3JT, UK

Deadline for abstracts: 18th April 2001 - Notification of acceptance:
9th May 2001

The Fourth Durham Postgraduate Conference in Theoretical and Applied
Linguistics is sponsored in part by the Linguistics Association of Great
Britain.


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