LINGUIST List 12.894

Thu Mar 29 2001

Calls: Phonetics-Phonology, Human Language Technology

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  1. Marzena Rochon, Phonetics-Phonology Interface
  2. Roman Olejnichenko, Human Language Technology & Knowledge Management (ACL 2001)

Message 1: Phonetics-Phonology Interface

Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 14:58:59 +0200
From: Marzena Rochon <marzenazas.gwz-berlin.de>
Subject: Phonetics-Phonology Interface


CONFERENCE ON THE PHONETICS-PHONOLOGY INTERFACE

11-13 October 2001

Zentrum fuer Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Berlin, Germany

- C A L L F O R P A P E R S -

In recent years there has been increased interest among phonologists
and phoneticians in incorporating phonetic explanations in
phonological analyses and in conducting experimental work within the
framework of "laboratory phonology". The goal of this conference is to
discuss the relation between phonetics and phonology from a broad
perspective. We welcome papers focussing on both the overall status of
phonetic (articulatory as well as per- ceptual) explanations in
phonological theory and also specific laboratory studies.

Invited speakers who have agreed to participate are:

Paul Boersma (University of Amsterdam)
Edward Flemming (Stanford University)
Carlos Gussenhoven (University of Nijmegen)
Ian Maddieson (University of California at Berkeley)
Janet Pierrehumbert (Northwestern University)

In addition to these speakers there will be slots for 15-20 papers.

While abstracts are invited on papers dealing with any aspect of the
phonetics-phonology interface of particular interest are papers dealing
with the following topics:

1. The phonetic basis for phonological elements (features, segments,
syllables, sonority, stress)
2. The phonetic basis for typological generalizations (contrasts,
inventories) and diachronic change
3. The relationship between phonological and phonetic representations
4. The role of perception in phonology

Papers will be 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes discussion. Deadline
for submission of abstracts is 15 July 2001. There will be no
conference fees. Please send two hard copies of a 1 page abstract
(one anonymous, one camera ready with name and affiliation) as well as
an e-mail copy as an attachment to:

 CPPI organizers
 Zentrum fuer Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
 Jaegerstr. 10-11
 10117 Berlin
 Germany

The CPPI organizers:

Laura J. Downing
Susanne Fuchs
T. A. Hall
Silke Hamann
Bernd Pompino-Marschall
Marzena Rochon


e-mail: cppizas.gwz-berlin.de
Fax: +49-30-20192-402

The ZAS website (to include the CPPI program in August) can be found at
http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/


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Message 2: Human Language Technology & Knowledge Management (ACL 2001)

Date: 29 Mar 2001 15:28:57 MSD
From: Roman Olejnichenko <romaolejusa.net>
Subject: Human Language Technology & Knowledge Management (ACL 2001)


 **** FINAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ****


WORKSHOP ON HUMAN LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY
AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT



ACL/EACL 2001 Conference
Toulouse, France
July 6-7, 2001


Human language technologies promise solutions to challenges in human
computer interaction, information access, and knowledge management.
Advances in technology areas such as indexing, retrieval, transcription
extraction, translation, and summarization offer new capabilities for
learning, playing and conducting business. This includes enhanced
awareness, creation and dissemination of enterprise expertise and
know-how.


This workshop aims to bring together the community of computational
linguists working in a range of areas (e.g., speech and language
processing, translation, summarization, multimedia presentation,
content extraction, dialog tracking) both to report advances in human
language technology, their application to knowledge management and to
establish a road map for the Human Language Technologies for the next
decade. The road map will comprise an analysis of the present
situation, a vision of where we want to be in ten years from now, and
a number of intermediate milestones that would help in setting
intermediate goals and in measuring our progress towards our goals.


The workshop will be structured into two days, the first which will
address new research in human language technology for knowledge
management that addresses problems including but not limited to:


 * Expert Discovery: Modeling, cataloguing and tracking of distributed
 organizations and communities of experts.
 * Knowledge Discovery: Identification and classification of knowledge
 from unstructured multimedia data.
 * Knowledge Sharing: Awareness of and access to enterprise expertise and
 know-how.


Human language technology promises solutions to these challenges through
technologies such as:


 * Automated retrieval, extraction, and enrichment of information and
 knowledge from multimedia, multilingual, and multiparty information
 sources.
 * Translingual or crosslingual retrieval, presentation, and sharing of
 knowledge.
 * Automated detection and tracking of emerging topics from unstructured
 multimedia data (e.g., documents, web, video news broadcasts).
 * Use of knowledge sources to facilitate knowledge mapping and access
 (e.g., lexicosemantic such as Word-Net, semantic such as geospatial
 Gazetteers, semistructured such as thesauri, encyclopedia, fact books)
 * Automated question-answering from heterogeneous source
 * Intelligent tools that support the automated bibliometrics and
 document analysis/understanding in support of discovery of distributed
 experts and communities of expertise
 * Summarization and presentation generation of knowledge (e.g.,
 knowledge maps, lessons learned).
 * Modeling of user knowledge, beliefs, plans, (dis)abilities and
 preferences from queries, created artifacts, and human computer
 interactions.


The second day of the workshop will target the formulation and
refinement of a road map for the Human Language Technologies for the
next decade. Participants will help formulate grand challenge
problems, discuss possible data sets and/or evaluation metrics/methods
that could form the basis of more scientific methods, articulate the
role of and necessary advances in human language technology to solve
these challenges, as well as identify and characterize early
innovations and issues (e.g., robustness, scalability, ontology,
privacy).


PROGRAM COMMITTEE


 * Mark Maybury (Chair), The MITRE Corporation, mayburymitre.org
 * Niels Ole Bernsen (Co-chair), University of Southern Denmark,
 nobnis.sdu.dk
 * Steven Krauwer, ELSNET, U. Utrecht, steven.krauwerlet.uu.nl
 * Irma Becerra-Fernandez, Florida International University,
 becferifiu.edu
 * Paul Heisterkamp, Daimler-Chrysler Research Ulm,
 paul.heisterkampdaimlerchrysler.com
 * Arjan van Hessen, IP GLOBALNET / U. Twente, hessencs.utwente.nl
 * Pierre Isabelle, XEROX Grenoble, pierre.isabellexrce.xerox.com
 * Enrico Motta, The Open University, e.mottaopen.ac.uk
 * Jose Pardo, ELSNET, Univ.Politecnica Madrid, pardodie.upm.es
 * Oliviero Stock, IRST Trento, stockitc.it
 * Henry Thompson HCRC LTG, University of Edinburgh,
 htcogsci.ed.ac.uk
 * Hans Uszkoreit, DFKI Saarbruecken, uszkoreitdfki.de
 * Yorick Wilks, University of Sheffield, yorickdcs.shef.ac.uk
 * Rick Wojcik, Boeing Phantom Works, richard.h.wojcikboeing.com
 * Antonio Zampolli, ELSNET, U. Pisa, pisailc.pi.cnr.it


TARGET AUDIENCE

The target audience of the workshop includes active researchers,
developers, appliers/entrepreneurs and funders of human language
technology in general as well as how it is applied to knowledge
management applications. While we project a high degree of interest
in this topic, we intend to restrict attendance based upon the quality
of paper submissions to foster high quality interchange and progress.


SPONSOR

This workshop is sponsored by the European Network of Excellence in
Human Language Technologies (ELSNET) who will be funding one or two
invited speakers.


SUBMISSION FORMAT AND INSTRUCTIONS


Both papers and demonstration submissions are encouraged, either on
HLT in general or its application to KM systems. Papers targeted at
the first day on HLT for KM should clearly articulate the knowledge
management problem addressed, the technical approach to solving that,
the novelty of the approach, its relation to previous work, the
evaluation or performance of the system or method, and discussion of
limitations. Papers targeted at the second day on human language
technology direction should be authored so they could be integrated
into a more general HLT roadmap and so should include a definition of
the HLT area addressed (e.g., information extraction, translation,
speech recognition), a statement of the grand challenges or problems
in the subfield, an articulation/analysis of the current state of the
art, a vision of where the community wants to be in ten years from
now, a set of intermediate milestones that would help to set
intermediate goals and measure/evaluate progress toward these goals.


Submissions must be in English, no more than 8 pages long, and in the
two-column format prescribed by ACL'2001. Please see the ACL Style
Guides for the detailed guidelines. Submissions should be sent
electronically in Word (preferably) or PDF or ASCII text format to
arrive no later than April 2, 2001 to Paula MacDonald
(pmmmacmitre.org). As soon as possible, authors are encouraged to
send a brief email indicating their intention to participate to
include their contact information and the topic they intend to address
in their submission.


Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their relevance,
innovation, quality, and presentation according to the schedule below.


SCHEDULE

 o Submission Deadline: 2 April 2001
 o Notification : 30 April 2001
 o Camera Ready Papers Due: 16 May 2001
 o Conference Dates: 6-7 July 2001


 WORKSHOP DATE


 July 6 and 7, 2001

 WEBSITE


A Workshop web site has been set up at
http://www.elsnet.org/acl2001-hlt+km.html
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