LINGUIST List 14.2256

Wed Aug 27 2003

FYI: Lang Technology; 'Language' Book Notice

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  1. Steven Bird, Australasian Language Technology Summer School and Workshop
  2. Stanley Dubinsky, Language - August 2003 Book Notice List

Message 1: Australasian Language Technology Summer School and Workshop

Date: 22 Aug 2003 15:41:04 +1000
From: Steven Bird <sbcs.mu.oz.au>
Subject: Australasian Language Technology Summer School and Workshop

Australasian Language Technology Summer School
and Australasian Language Technology Workshop
http://www.conferences.unimelb.edu.au/alta/

8-12 December 2003, University of Melbourne
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering


The Australasian Language Technology Association is holding a summer
school and workshop in December 2003. Registration is now open.


REGISTRATION

Registration is now open; early registration deadline: 10 October.
http://www.conferences.unimelb.edu.au/alta/


WORKSHOP (SUBMISSION DEADLINE 30 AUGUST)

The Australasian Language Technology Workshop will be held on
Wednesday 10th December 2003. The goals of the workshop are:

* to bring together the growing language technology (LT)
 community in Australia and New Zealand;
* to encourage interactions between this community and
 the international LT community;
* to provide an opportunity for the broader artificial
 intelligence community to become aware of local LT research;
* to provide a forum for discussion of new research;
* to foster interaction between academic and industrial research.

The submission deadline is 30 August. For further details see:
http://www.cs.otago.ac.nz/research/ai/ALTW2003/


SUMMER SCHOOL

The Summer School will consist of eight short courses, targetted at
postgraduate students and researchers in academia and industry.
Courses will be held on 8-9 and 11-12 December.

INTRODUCTORY COURSES
I1: Practical NLP using Python
 (Trevor Cohn and Steven Bird, Melbourne)
I2: Speech processing
 (David Grayden, Melbourne)
I3: Dialogue systems
 (Robert Dale, Macquarie, and Dominique Estival, DSTO)
I4: Information extraction and question answering
 (Diego Molla, Macquarie)

ADVANCED COURSES
A1: Machine translation
 (Harold Somers, UMIST, UK)
A2: Validation and evaluation in NLP and IR
 (David Powers, Flinders)
A3: Statistical parsing
 (Mark Johnson, Brown University, USA)
A4: SVMs and kernel methods in NLP
 (Jim Hogan, QUT)

FREE PUBLIC LECTURES
* Discourse Representation Theory
 (Alistair Knott, Otago)
* Text planning
 (Robert Dale, Macquarie)
* Language technologies and HCI
 (Cecile Paris, CSIRO)
* Linguistic annotation
 (Steven Bird, Melbourne, and Steve Cassidy, Macquarie)
* Agent-oriented NLP
 (Peter Wallis, Melbourne)

+-------------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+
| | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri |
+-------------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+
| 8:30-10:00 | I1,A1 | I1,A1 | | I3,A3 | I3,A3 |
| 10:30-12:00 | | | | | |
=============================== =================
| 1:30-2:30 | Lectures | ALTW | Lectures |
+-------------+-------+-------+ +-------+-------+
| 2:30-4:00 | 12,A2 | I2,A2 | | I4,A4 | I4,A4 |
| 4:30-6:00 | | | | | |
+-------------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+


LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY FORUM

On the evening of Wednesday 10 December we will hold a public forum on
the industrial and social impacts of language technology. Details to
be announced.

- 
Australasian Language Technology Association
http://www.alta.asn.au/
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Message 2: Language - August 2003 Book Notice List

Date: Mon, 25 Aug 03 13:01:22 EDT
From: Stanley Dubinsky <DUBINSKVM.SC.EDU>
Subject: Language - August 2003 Book Notice List

The Book Notice list for Language is housed at the USC Linguistics
Program website:

http://www.cla.sc.edu/LING/index.html

A link to Language Book Reviews is at the bottom of the program's
index page. From the Language Book Reviews page you will find a link
to the AUGUST 2003 Book Notice list. Requests for books should be
made through the on-line request form also found on that page.

- Stan Dubinsky
 Book Review Editor, Language

Stanley Dubinsky e-mail: dubinskysc.edu
Director phone: 803-777-2063
Linguistics Program phax: 803-777-7514
U of South Carolina http://www.cla.sc.edu/LING/index.html
Columbia, SC 29208
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