LINGUIST List 13.668

Tue Mar 12 2002

FYI: Summer at Ohio State,EVALING: NLP Association

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  1. Mary Beckman, Summer at Ohio State: Spoken Language: Synthesis and Intonation
  2. Marianne Dabbadie, EVALING : Birth of an Association on NLP Software Evaluation

Message 1: Summer at Ohio State: Spoken Language: Synthesis and Intonation

Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2002 09:03:33 -0500
From: Mary Beckman <mbeckmanling.osu.edu>
Subject: Summer at Ohio State: Spoken Language: Synthesis and Intonation


///// Summer 2002 at Ohio State University /////


Spoken Language: Synthesis and Intonation

During 24 June through 24 July, 2002, the Department of Linguistics 
at the Ohio State University will be offering a unique combination 
of short courses aimed at exploring spoken language, with a particular
focus on speech synthesis and intonation. Scholars, researchers 
(industry or academic), and students are invited to join us for an 
intense and rewarding summer session.

Course offerings:

1. Practicum in English Intonation - Julia McGory

2. Building Text-to-Speech Synthesis Systems - Chris Brew

3. The Speech Science of Speech Synthesis - Mary Beckman

For more information see the website:
http://www.ling.ohio-state.edu/events/SU2002
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Message 2: EVALING : Birth of an Association on NLP Software Evaluation

Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 12:58:11 +0100
From: Marianne Dabbadie <marianne.dabbadielingpro.org>
Subject: EVALING : Birth of an Association on NLP Software Evaluation

EVALING, a French association on Linguistic Evaluation has just been
created. It gathers the energies of both scholars and evaluation
professionals in order to promote Evaluation as an independant matter in the
field of computational linguistics

The following subsections are:
	1.	Aim of the association
	2.	Board members and scienfic committees
	3.	Short and medium term actions
	4.	Membership

1	Aim of the association

EVALING aims at :
	1.	Promoting evaluation through the:
			a.	Participation to institutional projects
			b.	organisation of scientific conferences and
workshops focusing on NLP evaluation
			c.	Promotion of publications on evaluation
			d.	Creation of a review dedicated to evaluation

	2.	participating to the setting of formal standards for
evaluation within the framework of the Natural Language Processing industry

	3.	Training and information:
			a.	Favor the training and information of
professional evaluators regardless of their original structure, whether they
be university or industrial company researchers
			b.	Scientific knowledge update through regular
publications (state of the art, recent advances)

2	Board members and scienfic committees
2.1	Board members
	*	Marianne Dabbadie, President (LingPro - IDIST University of
Lille 3)
	*	Widad Mustafa El Hadi, Vice-President (IDIST - University
of Lille 3)
	*	Odile Cadassou, secretaire (research engineer)
	*	Isma�l Timimi, Treasurer (IDIST - University of Lille 3 -
C.A. ATALA)
	*	Margaret King , President of honor (ISSCO University of
Geneva)
	*	Andre� Popescu-Belis, Vice-President (ISSCO University of
Geneva)
	*	Joseph Mariani, Vice-President, President of International
Advisory committee (French Ministry of Research)
	*	Patrick Paroubek, Vice-President - President Scientific
Committee (LIMSI)
	*	Annette Beguin, Vice-President (IDIST - University of Lille
3)

2.2	Scientific committees for evaluation
	*	Andrei Popescu-Bellis, Machine Translation (ISSCO University
of Geneva)
	*	Patrick Paroubek, parsers (LIMSI - CNRS)
	*	Dominique Vinck, sociology of Sciences and technology
(CRISTO - University of Grenoble)
	*	Stephane Chaudiron, challenges of evaluation for research
(French Ministry of Research - University of Paris X)
	*	John Humbley, Multilingual terminological resources
(University of Paris 7 - LLI)
	*	JP Descles, automatic summary and information filtering
(University of Paris 4 - Sorbonne)

2.3	International Advisory Committee
	*	Joseph Mariani - President (French Ministry of Research)
	*	Anthony Hartley (University of Leeds - UK)
	*	John White (Litton PRC, USA - DARPA partner)
	*	Florence Reeder (The MITRE Corporation, USA)
	*	Bente Maegaard (Center for Sprogteknologi - Copenha gen -
Denmark)
3	Short and medium term actions :
	1.	Creation of a discussion and information list on evaluation
( to subscribe send a mail to: evalinguniv-lille3.fr
	2.	Compile a web free access data bank on NLP evaluation
including either bibliographic references or articles to be downloaded
according to copyright regulation
	3.	Participation to the definition of NLP evaluation issues
through the development of research orientations examined by the scientific
committees specialists.
	4.	Creation of a review dedicated to evaluation
The starting point of each of these actions and the creation of our web site
will be announced on our discussion list, on the Linguist List and on LN-FR
List.
4	Membership (subscription form below)

Members:
20 EUR or 17.50 US $

Active members:
35 EUR or 30.50 US $

benefactors :
50 EUR or 43.50 US $

Send subscription check to:
EVALING - UFR IDIST - Universit� Charles de Gaulle - Lille III -BP 149 -
59653 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex - France
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EVALING
Association Natural Language Processing software Evaluation

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