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LINGUIST List 16.3396

Mon Nov 28 2005

Calls: General Ling/UK;Applied Ling/Belgium

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        1.    Nuria Yanez-Bouza, 15th Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics at Manchester
        2.    Sylviane Granger, Workshop on NLP and CALL


Message 1: 15th Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics at Manchester
Date: 25-Nov-2005
From: Nuria Yanez-Bouza <nuriyabohotmail.com>
Subject: 15th Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics at Manchester


Full Title: 15th Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics at Manchester
Short Title: PG Conference Manchester

Date: 03-Mar-2006 - 03-Mar-2006
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Nuria Yanez-Bouza
Meeting Email: pgconference2006hotmail.co.uk
Web Site: http://lings.ln.man.ac.uk/news.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Jan-2006

Meeting Description:

15th POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE IN LINGUISTICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

The aim of the conference is to bring together postgraduates from within the
various areas of the discipline for them to present current research to their
peers. A well known guest speaker will be invited to give the plenary talk (to
be confirmed). We hope the day will be rewarding for all, both in learning and
establishing new contacts.

The PG Conference will be held at the University of Manchester on Friday 3rd
March 2006, from 9.00am to 6.00pm.

Should you require any further information, do not hesitate to contact us by
email on pgconference2006hotmail.co.uk.

15th POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE IN LINGUISTICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Call for Papers

Dear Postgraduates,

In March 1992 the University of Manchester hosted its first Postgraduate
Linguistics Conference. Since then, this annual event has gained popularity and
it now draws participants from across the world to exchange ideas in a relaxed
but stimulating environment.

Any postgraduate student (MA or PhD) is very welcome to submit an abstract on
any topic related to linguistics.

Papers will be 20 minutes in length plus 10 minutes discussion.

Parallel sessions will allow twenty papers to be given.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided during the day (payment included in the
registration fee), and an informal conference dinner in the evening will also be
organised for all those interested. Suggestions for overnight accommodation can
be provided on request.

Please send abstracts by email in Word or PDF version to the conference email
address hotmail.co.uk> by the 10th of January 2006. They
should have a maximum of 300 words (excluding references). If you are using any
special font, please attach them to the document and let us know. Together with
the abstract, you should provide the following information: your name, your
affiliation (department and university), your email address (the one you check
regularly), the title of the paper, and the area of research (e.g. syntax,
phonetics, psycholinguistics, etc.).
The selected abstracts will be informed in late January. The papers presented
will be published in our annual series of proceedings (PLUM).

Details of last year's conference can be found in the website
http://lings.ln.man.ac.uk/news.html (link 'postgraduate conference 2005'). More
information about the 2006 conference, including the registration form, will be
soon posted. Please check it for updated information from time to time.

Should you require any further information, do not hesitate to contact us by
email on pgconference2006hotmail.co.uk, or by post to the following address below.

Nuria Yanez-Bouza
Department of Linguistics and English Language
School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL
UK


We hope to see you there.

The Organising Committee
Message 2: Workshop on NLP and CALL
Date: 24-Nov-2005
From: Sylviane Granger <grangerlige.ucl.ac.be>
Subject: Workshop on NLP and CALL



Full Title: Workshop on NLP and CALL

Date: 13-Apr-2006 - 13-Apr-2006
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Contact Person: Sylviane Granger
Meeting Email: grangerlige.ucl.ac.be
Web Site: http://www.taln.be

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Language
Acquisition; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Jan-2006

Meeting Description:

Integrating Natural Language Processing and Computer-Assisted Language Learning:
current status and future prospects

Workshop organized within the framework of the TALN 2006 conference
http://www.taln.be/

NLP (Natural Language Processing) and CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning)
are two highly productive fields. Although both fields are concerned with the
study of language, the links between them are still relatively tenuous. Systems
such as ELEONORE, ALEXIA, FREETEXT or platforms such as EXILLS and MIRTO
integrate NLP methods and tools, but they tend to be the exception rather than
the rule and concern non-commercialized products.

In view of this, initiatives need to be taken that will prompt meetings and
encourage collaboration between these two worlds along the lines of past events
organized within the framework of ATALA (www.atala.org) or the EUROCALL
'Language Processing' group (http://siglp.eurocall-languages.org/).

The workshop that we propose to organize within the framework of TALN 2006 will
enable researchers from NLP and CALL to present their research on the use of NLP
in language learning, to encourage exchanges and collaborations, establish a
common area of study, draw a map of the projects in the fields and open up new
research avenues.

All aspects (theoretical, conceptual, applied) of the use of NLP in CALL will be
broached upon. The list of topics below includes a few examples of the aspects
that may be tackled:

- Applications of (written or spoken) language processing in CALL
- Methodological issues relating to the design of NLP-based CALL systems
- Demonstration of NLP-based CALL tools
- Design and use of corpora for language learning
- Use of learner corpora; error annotation of learner corpora
- Diagnosis, feedback and remedial work
- Design and creation of tasks
- Linguistic resources for language learning
- Linguistic theory/formal linguistics and CALL

Date of the workshop

13 April 2006

Languages of the workshop

French and English

Scientific committee

Dominique Abry, CUEF, Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3, France
Georges Antoniadis, LIDILEM, Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3, France
Aimé Avolonto, York University, Canada
Lars Borin, Göteborg Univesity, Sweden
Jill Burstein, Educational Testing Service, NJ, USA
Cristelle Cavalla, CUEF, Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3, France
Cédrick Fairon, CENTAL, UCLouvain, Belgium
Sylviane Granger, CECL, UCLouvain, Belgium
Marie-Josée Hamel, Dalhousie University, Canada
Olivier Kraif, LIDILEM, Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3, France
Claudia Leacock, Pearson Knowledge Technologies, CO, USA
Thomas Lebarbé, LIDILEM, Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3, France
Fanny Meunier, CECL, UCLouvain, Belgium
Claude Ponton, LIDILEM, Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3, France
Frédérique Segond, Xerox XRCE, France
Cornelia Tschichold, University of Wales Swansea, United Kingdom
Serge Verlinde, ILT, KULeuven, Belgium
David Wible, Tamkang University, Taiwan

Organized within the framework of the Network of Excellence (NoE) Kaleidoscope
(http://www.noe-kaleidoscope.org)
Georges Antoniadis, LIDILEM, Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3, France
Cédrick Fairon, CENTAL, UCLouvain, Belgium
Sylviane Granger, CECL, UCLouvain, Belgium

Important dates

Submission deadline: 20 January 2006
Notification to authors: 20 February 2006
Submission of final version (pdf file): 2 March 2006
Workshop: 13 April 2006

Submission guidelines

Submissions should be formatted using the TALN 2006 style guidelines with overt
author and affiliation information. The TALN 2006 style files are available at
http://www.taln.be/index.php?lang=fr&page=96

Length: 10 pages (references included).

Dual submissions to the main TALN 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.

Please send your submission (as .doc or rtf. files) no later than January 20,
2006, to Georges Antoniadis u-grenoble3.fr>

Each submission will be reviewed by two members of the workshop committee.
Accepted papers will be published in the TALN 2006 proceedings.

Registration

Information on registration will be provided on the conference web page.

Contact & Information

Georges Antoniadis < Georges.Antoniadisu-grenoble3.fr> .
or
Sylviane Granger lige.ucl.ac.be>

Traitement automatique des langues et Apprentissage des langues assisté par
ordinateur : quelles perspectives d'intégration ?

Atelier organisé dans le cadre de TALN 2006

http://www.taln.be/

Le TAL (Traitement Automatique des Langues) et l'ALAO (Apprentissage des Langues
Assisté par Ordinateur) sont deux domaines très productifs. Paradoxalement, ces
deux domaines, pour lesquels la langue est au centre des préoccupations,
semblent encore s'ignorer. Et pourtant, l'utilisation du TAL pour la conception
des didacticiels des langues n'est pas une idée nouvelle ; quelques systèmes
comme ELEONORE, ALEXIA, FREE-TEXT ou des plateformes telles EXILLS et MIRTO font
appel à ses procédures et utilisent des produits qui en sont issus. Néanmoins
ces exemples restent encore marginaux et concernent, le plus souvent, des
produits non commercialisés.

Des initiatives doivent donc être prises pour provoquer les rencontres et
susciter la collaboration entre ces deux mondes, comme ce fut le cas lors de
journées de l'ATALA (www.atala.org) ou dans le cadre du groupe 'Language
Processing' d'EUROCALL (http://siglp.eurocall-languages.org/).

L'atelier que nous nous proposons d'organiser permettra aux chercheurs des
différents domaines concernés de présenter leur point de vue et/ou leurs
réalisations concernant l'utilisation du TAL pour l'apprentissage des langues,
de favoriser les échanges et les collaborations, de dégager une problématique
commune, de cartographier les travaux - tant francophones qu'anglophones - du
domaine, d'ouvrir, si possible, de nouvelles pistes de recherche.

Tous les aspects (théoriques, conceptuels, de mise en oeuvre) de l'utilisation
du TAL pour l'ALAO sont concernés par cette journée. La liste de thèmes
ci-dessous est donnée à titre indicatif :

- Apports du traitement de la langue (écrite ou parlée) pour l'ALAO et applications
- Nécessité et contraintes de prise en considération des méthodes et techniques
du traitement de la langue pour la conception des didacticiels pour les langues
- Méthodologie de conception des systèmes d'ALAO incluant du TAL
- Présentation de systèmes et outils d'ALAO incluant du TAL
- Constitution et exploitation de corpus pour l'apprentissage des langues
- Exploitation des corpus d'apprenants ; annotation d'erreurs
- Evaluation des réponses
- Diagnostique et remédiations
- Conception et création d'activités
- Ressources linguistiques pour l'apprentissage des langues
- Théorie linguistique/linguistique formelle et ALAO

Date de l'atelier

13 avril 2006

Langues de l'atelier

Français et anglais

Comité scientifique

Dominique Abry, CUEF, Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3, France
Georges Antoniadis, LIDILEM, Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3, France
Aimé Avolonto, York University, Canada
Lars Borin, Göteborg Univesity, Suède
Jill Burstein, Educational Testing Service, NJ, USA
Cristelle Cavalla, CUEF, Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3, France
Cédrick Fairon, CENTAL, UCLouvain, Belgique
Sylviane Granger, CECL, UCLouvain, Belgique
Marie-Josée Hamel, Dalhousie University, Canada
Olivier Kraif, LIDILEM, Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3, France
Claudia Leacock, Pearson Knowledge Technologies, CO, USA
Thomas Lebarbé, LIDILEM, Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3, France
Fanny Meunier, CECL, UCLouvain, Belgique
Claude Ponton, LIDILEM, Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3, France
Frédérique Segond, Xerox XRCE, France
Cornelia Tschichold, University of Wales Swansea, Royaume Uni
Serge Verlinde, ILT, KULeuven, Belgique
David Wible, Tamkang University, Taiwan

Organisation dans le cadre du Réseau d'excellence (NoE) Kaleidoscope
(http://www.noe-kaleidoscope.org)
Georges Antoniadis, LIDILEM, Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3, France
Cédrick Fairon, CENTAL, UCLouvain, Belgique
Sylviane Granger, CECL, UCLouvain, Belgique

Dates importantes

Date limite de soumission : 20 janvier 2006
Notification aux auteurs : 20 février 2006
Soumission de la version finale (en PDF): 2 mars 2006
Atelier: 13 avril 2006

Consignes pour la soumission

Les articles ne doivent pas être anonymes. Ils doivent être formatés avec la
feuille de style de TALN 2006 et ne pas dépasser 10 pages, bibliographie
comprise. Les fichiers décrivant le style TALN 2006 sont disponibles sur le site
de la conférence (http://www.taln.be/index.php?lang=fr&page=96).

Les soumissions envoyées en double à la conférence principale TALN 2006 sont
autorisées. Dans ce cas, indiquez lors de votre soumission à l'atelier que
l'article a aussi été soumis à la session principale. Si votre article est
accepté dans la session principale, merci de retirer votre soumission dès que
vous en serez informé(e).

Les soumissions doivent être envoyées sous forme de fichier .doc ou .rtf à
Georges Antoniadis u-grenoble3.fr> pour le 20 janvier 2006
au plus tard.

Chaque article soumis sera relu par au moins deux membres du comité de
programme. Les articles acceptés seront publiés dans les actes de TALN 2006.

Inscription

Les informations portant sur l'inscription à l'atelier seront disponibles sur le
site de la conférence principale.

Contact & Informations

Georges Antoniadis < Georges.Antoniadisu-grenoble3.fr>
ou
Sylviane Granger lige.ucl.ac.be>



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