LINGUIST List 16.3276|
Mon Nov 14 2005
Calls: Computational Ling/Italy;Cognitive Science/Canada
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EACL 2006 Workshop on Robust Methods in Analysis of Natural language Data
Cognitive Issues in Language
Message 1: EACL 2006 Workshop on Robust Methods in Analysis of Natural language Data
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Fabio Massimo Zanzotto
Maria Teresa Pazienza
Geertjan van Noord
Gian Lorenzo Thione
- FURTHER INFORMATION
Workshop web page
Conference web page
EACL 2006 Workshops site
- CONTACT INFORMATION
Vincenzo Pallotta (Vincenzo.Pallottaunifr.ch
Message 2: Cognitive Issues in Language
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
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.
CALL FOR STUDENT POSTERS
Poster Session Theme: Cognitive Issues in Language.
Submit: 200-400 word abstract
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.
- 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.
F. Jeffry Pelletier (Philosophy and Linguistics)
Fred Popowich (Computing Science)
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