LINGUIST List 15.2120

Thu Jul 22 2004

Calls: Computational Ling/Australia; Lang Acquisition

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  1. swan, 2004 Australasian Language Technology Workshop
  2. kamil, Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition--North America

Message 1: 2004 Australasian Language Technology Workshop

Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 10:29:17 -0400 (EDT)
From: swan <swanics.mq.edu.au>
Subject: 2004 Australasian Language Technology Workshop

2004 Australasian Language Technology Workshop 
Short Title: ALTW2004 

Date: 08-Dec-2004 - 08-Dec-2004
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Contact: Workshop Coordinator
Contact Email: workshopalta.asn.au 
Meeting URL: http://www.alta.asn.au/events/altw2004 

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2004 

Meeting Description:

A one-day workshop on Natural Language Technology will be organised by
the Australasian Language Technology Association (ALTA). The workshop
will be held in conjunction with the Australasian Language Technology
Summer School in Sydney. The workshop will run in parallel with the
first day of SST 2004: http://www.assta.org/sst/2004

2004 Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTW2004)

 Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
 Call for Papers
 Workshop: 8th December 2004
 Submissions due: 15th September 2004
 ALTA website: http://www.alta.asn.au/
 Workshop contact email: workshop AT alta.asn.au

Purpose

A one-day workshop on Natural Language Technology will be organised by
the Australasian Language Technology Association (ALTA). The workshop
will be held in conjunction with the Australasian Language Technology
Summer School in Sydney. The workshop will run in parallel with the
first day of SST 2004: http://www.assta.org/sst/2004

The goals of the workshop are:

 * to bring together the growing Language Technology (LT)
 community in Australia and New Zealand and encourage interactions;
 * to encourage dissemination of results;
 * to foster interaction between academic and industrial research;
 * to provide a forum for discussion of new research and
 students research;
 * 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; and, finally,
 * to increase visibility of LT research in Australia, New Zealand
 and overseas.

Our hope is to get as many Australasian LT researchers together as
possible to encourage dialogue between those working on similar topics
and between areas with a - perhaps as yet untapped - potential to
interact.

We would also like to encourage non-Australasian LT researchers to
submit papers, and to participate in the workshop.

Papers submitted to the workshop will be reviewed by an international
programme committee, and the workshop proceedings will be published
with an ISBN number.

Program Committee (Full program committee to be announced soon)

 Ash Asudeh, University of Canterbury (NZ) (Co-chair)
 Cecile Paris, CSIRO (AU) (Co-chair)
 Stephen Wan, CSIRO and Macquarie University (AU) (Student Chair)

Topics

We invite the submission of papers on substantial, original, and
unpublished research on all aspects of natural language processing,
including, but not limited to:

 * speech understanding and generation;
 * phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse;
 * interpreting and generating spoken and written language;
 * linguistic, mathematical, and psychological models of language;
 * language-oriented information extraction and retrieval;
 * corpus-based and statistical language modelling;
 * summarisation;
 * machine translation and translation aids;
 * natural language interfaces and dialogue systems;
 * natural language and multimodal systems;
 * message and narrative understanding systems;
 * evaluations of language systems;
 * computational lexicography.

We welcome submissions on any topic that is of interest to the LT
community, but we particularly encourage submissions that broaden the
scope of our community through the consideration of practical LT
applications and through multi-disciplinary research. We especially
invite people from industry working on LT to send us their submissions
and offer an opportunity to discuss and demonstrate their latest
applications in front of an informed audience.

Submission Format

The length of the submissions should not exceed 8 pages, printed
single-spaced in 11 point font. Instructions for the camera-ready
version of the papers will be posted later on the Workshop's homepage,
available soon at http://www.alta.asn.au/events/altw2004.

The first page of your submission should include:

 paper title,
 author name(s) and affiliation,
 complete addresses including email address and fax number,
 keywords,
 abstract.

Only electronic submissions of PDF or PostScript files will be
accepted. If we cannot print your file by the submission date it will
be rejected without being reviewed. Therefore you are encouraged to
send an early version with the typographical complexity of your final
intended version so that we can check it is printable. Electronic
submissions should be sent to workshop AT alta.asn.au .

Important Dates

 Paper submission:
 Wednesday 15th September 2004
 Notification of acceptance:
 Friday 15th October 2004
 Camera-ready copy:
 Monday 1st November 2004
 Workshop:
 Wednesday 8th December 2004

More Information

A web page for ALTW2004 will be set up soon and will be shown on the
ALTA web page: http://www.alta.asn.au/events/altw2004

You can contact the workshop organisers for further information:
workshop AT alta.asn.au .
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Message 2: Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition--North America

Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 17:55:53 -0400 (EDT)
From: kamil <kamilhawaii.edu>
Subject: Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition--North America

Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition--North America 
Short Title: GALANA 

Date: 17-Dec-2004 - 20-Dec-2004
Location: Honolulu, Hawai`i, United States of America
Contact: Kamil Ud Deen
Contact Email: galanahawaii.edu 
Meeting URL: http://www.ling.hawaii.edu/galana/ 

Linguistic Sub-field: Language Acquisition 
Call Deadline: 02-Aug-2004 

Meeting Description:

GALANA is a conference devoted to research on all aspects of language
acquisition within the framework of generative grammar. Its two
principal aims are (i) to bring together generative researchers in all
acquisition subfields, and (ii) to promote student participation among
up-coming generative acquisitionists.

***FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS***
The University of Hawai`i at Manoa's 
Department of Linguistics &
Department of Second Language 

announce the inaugural conference of

GENERATIVE APPROACHES TO LANGUAGE ACQUISITION--NORTH AMERICA

17, 18, 19 & 20 December 2004
Honolulu, Hawai`i

http://www.ling.hawaii.edu/galana/

 * Plenary Speaker: Nina Hyams, UCLA
 * Plenary Speaker: Rex A. Sprouse, Indiana University
 * Tutorial Leader: Luigi Rizzi, University of Siena
 (morning of 17 December, devoted to a syntax topic)

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: 2 AUGUST 2004

Abstracts are invited for generative research in all acquisition
subfields: L1 acquisition, L2 acquisition, bilingualism, creoles and
pidgins, and language disorders:

* Regular Talk Sessions
* Three Thematic Sessions:
 <> Child L2 Acquisition
 <> Phonological Interfaces
 <> Acquisition of Mood/Aspect
* Regular Poster Sessions
* Special PhD Poster Session

ALL TALKS: 20 minutes long plus a 10-minute question period
POSTERS: on display all day (with one attended session during that
day)

 Student paper/poster presenters: eligible to apply
 for an NSF-sponsored TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 

ABSTRACTS SHOULD BE:
* received by 2 August 2004
* anonymous and titled
* not more than 500 words with examples, tables, etc. (provide word
count)
* submitted electronically as a PDF document to: galanahawaii.edu
* accompanied by a 300-word DOC or RTF summary--with title and
author(s) (single-spaced, fully justified, in 12-point Times New Roman
font)--to be used in the conference handbook.

WITHIN THE BODY OF THE EMAIL MESSAGE, PLEASE INCLUDE:
* title of submission, name(s) of author(s), and affiliation(s)
* each author's contact information: work address, email, phone, and
fax
* whether your abstract is for a talk, a poster, the PhD poster session, 
 or any of the three
* which Thematic Session, if any, your abstract could be considered
for
* if eligible, whether you are applying for a TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP
 (application form to be available soon)

IMPORTANT DATES:
* Acknowledgment of receipt: emailed within a few days of submission
* Notice of acceptance/rejection: emailed in mid-September
* Preliminary schedule and pre-registration: available early October
* Contributions to the Proceedings: due by mid-February 2005

FURTHER INFORMATION 

 http://www.ling.hawaii.edu/galana/

Inquiries may also be directed to:

 GALANA 2004
 University of Hawai`i
 1890 East-West Road
 Moore Hall 569
 Honolulu, HI 96822
 USA

 Phone: (808) 956-9730
 Email: galanahawaii.edu
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