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LINGUIST List 16.3276

Mon Nov 14 2005

Calls: Computational Ling/Italy;Cognitive Science/Canada

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        1.    Vincenzo Pallotta, EACL 2006 Workshop on Robust Methods in Analysis of Natural language Data
        2.    Hedberg Nancy, Cognitive Issues in Language


Message 1: EACL 2006 Workshop on Robust Methods in Analysis of Natural language Data
Date: 14-Nov-2005
From: Vincenzo Pallotta <Vincenzo.Pallottaunifr.ch>
Subject: EACL 2006 Workshop on Robust Methods in Analysis of Natural language Data



Full Title: EACL 2006 Workshop on Robust Methods in Analysis of Natural language Data
Short Title: ROMAND 2006

Date: 03-Apr-2006 - 03-Apr-2006
Location: Trento, Italy
Contact Person: Vincenzo Pallotta
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.icsi.berkeley.edu/~vincenzo/romand2006/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 06-Jan-2006

Meeting Description:

Robustness in Computational Linguistics has been recognized as an important issue for the design of NLP applications and it can be defined as a smooth degradation in the performance of a NLP system when faced with unexpected input. Therefore, robustness is the ability to deal with deviation from the norm and has much in common with issues like scalability and portability. To develop a deeper understanding of the mechanisms underlying robust behaviour, papers are invited addressing various aspects of robustness in HLT from different perspectives.

EACL 2006 Workshop on

RObust Methods in Analysis of Natural language Data (ROMAND 2006)

April 3rd 2006, Trento, Italy

http://www.icsi.berkeley.edu/~vincenzo/romand2006/

The EACL 2006 Workshop on RObust Methods in Analysis of Natural language Data will be hosted in conjunction with the 11th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics that will take place April 3-7, 2006, in Trento, Italy.

- TOPICS

Robustness in Computational Linguistics has been recognized as an important issue for the design of Natural Language Processing applications but is not particularly well addressed by common evaluation procedures where test and training data are usually obtained from the same source. Robustness, however, can be defined as a smooth degradation in the performance of a system when faced with unexpected input. Therefore, robustness is the ability to deal with deviation from the norm and has much in common with issues like scalability and portability.

To develop a deeper understanding of the mechanisms underlying robust behaviour, papers are invited addressing aspects of robustness in HLT from different perspectives including psycho-linguistic insights. Of particular interest are submissions dealing with issues of robustness for a range of challenging NLP applications such as (but not limited to) Machine Translation, Information Extraction, Summarization, Question-Answering, and Spoken Dialogue Systems. Moreover, the workshop will also make an attempt to strengthen the empirical basis of research into issues of robustness by inviting participants to contribute proposals for the design of Evaluation Frameworks which would allow to measure the degree of robustness and make it comparable, perhaps even across different Natural Language Processing tasks.

- SUBMISSIONS

Authors are invited to submit full papers on original, unpublished work in the topic area of this workshop. Submissions should be formatted using the EACL 2006 stylefiles with overt author and affiliation information and not exceeding 8 pages.
The EACL 2006 stylefiles are available at
http://eacl06.itc.it/submission/submission.htm

Please send your PDF file no later than January 6, 2006, to both
Vincenzo.Pallottaunifr.ch and menzelinformatik.uni-hamburg.de

Each submission will be reviewed at least by two members of the programme committee. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Dual submissions to the main EACL 2006 conference and this workshop are allowed; if you submit to the main session, do indicate this when you submit to the workshop. If your paper is accepted for the main session, you should withdraw your paper from the workshop upon notification by the main session.

- REGISTRATION

Information on registration and registration fees will be provided at the conference web page.

- IMPORTANT DATES

January 6, 2006 - Deadline for workshop papers
January 27, 2006 - Notification of acceptance
February 10, 2006 - Camera-ready papers due
April 3, 2006 - ROMAND 2006

As the schedule is extremely tight, deadline extensions are NOT possible.

- PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Afzal Ballim
Alberto Lavelli
Alexander Clark
Amedeo Cappelli
Amalia Todirascu
Atro Voutilainen
Beth-Ann Hockey
Bangalore Srinivas
Dan Cristea
Dan Tufis
Diego Molla-Aliod
Eric Wehrli
Fabio Massimo Zanzotto
Fabio Rinaldi
Florentina Hristea
Frank Keller
Frank Schilder
Jean-Cedric Chappelier
Jean-Pierre Chanod
Joachim Niehren
John Dowding
Jose Iria
Kay-Uwe Carstensen
Maria Teresa Pazienza
Manny Rayner
Martin Kay
Michael Hess
Geertjan van Noord
Gian Lorenzo Thione
Roberto Basili
Rodolfo Delmonte
Salah Ait-Mokhtar
Vincenzo Pallotta
Violeta Seretan
Wolfgang Menzel
Yuji Matsumoto
Guenther Goerz

- FURTHER INFORMATION

Workshop web page
http://www.icsi.berkeley.edu/~vincenzo/romand2006/

Conference web page
http://eacl06.itc.it/

EACL 2006 Workshops site
http://www.science.uva.nl/~mdr/EACL2006Workshops/

- CONTACT INFORMATION

Vincenzo Pallotta (Vincenzo.Pallottaunifr.ch



Message 2: Cognitive Issues in Language
Date: 12-Nov-2005
From: Hedberg Nancy <hedbergsfu.ca>
Subject: Cognitive Issues in Language



Full Title: Cognitive Issues in Language

Date: 03-Feb-2006 - 04-Feb-2006
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Contact Person: F. Jeffry Pelletier
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.sfu.ca/cognitive-science/conference.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2005

Meeting Description:

Special student poster session held in conjunction with the New Diretions in Cognitive Science conference on Cognitive Issues in Generics, Mass Terms, and Related Linguistic Constructions.

SECOND NOTICE:

CALL FOR STUDENT POSTERS

Poster Session Theme: Cognitive Issues in Language.

Submit: 200-400 word abstract
To:cogsci-conference2006sfu.ca
Due: 30th November 2005

Investigations from fields of Computer Science, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Psychology are all appropriate, so long as there is a cognitive emphasis to the work. An additional page for data, charts, references, etc., may be included.

There will be an award for the best poster, judged by the organizers of the conference and the invited speakers.

Conference Theme: Cognitive Issues in Generics, Mass Terms, and
Related Linguistic Constructions.

Invited Speakers:
- Greg Carlson - Linguistics, University of Rochester
- Susan Gelman - Psychology, University of Michigan
- Cliff Goddard - University of New England, Australia
- James Hampton - Psychology, City College London
- Francis Jeffry Pelletier - Philosophy/Linguistics, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
- Sandeep Prasada - Psychology, Hunter College, New York
- Ed Wisniewski - Psychology, University of North Carolina at Greenboro
- Fei Xu - Psychology, University of British Columbia

Students are also encouraged to assist as volunteers at the conference. Send an email to: cogsci-conference2006sfu.ca to find out more.

Conference Chair
F. Jeffry Pelletier (Philosophy and Linguistics)
jeffpellsfu.ca

Program Co-ordinator
Fred Popowich (Computing Science)
popowichsfu.ca

Departmental Assistant
Shamina Senaratne
cogsci-conference2006sfu.ca





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