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LINGUIST List 17.1408

Sun May 07 2006

Calls: Computational Ling/USA;Computational Ling/Ireland

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        1.    Shlomo Argamon, SIGIR 2006 Workshop on Stylistics for Text Retrieval in Practice
        2.    Willemijn Vermaat, ESSLLI 2007 - Call for Course and Workshop Proposals


Message 1: SIGIR 2006 Workshop on Stylistics for Text Retrieval in Practice
Date: 03-May-2006
From: Shlomo Argamon <argamoniit.edu>
Subject: SIGIR 2006 Workshop on Stylistics for Text Retrieval in Practice


Full Title: SIGIR 2006 Workshop on Stylistics for Text Retrieval in Practice

Date: 10-Aug-2006 - 10-Aug-2006
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Contact Person: Jussi Karlgren
Meeting Email: style2006sics.se
Web Site: http://lingcog.iit.edu/style2006

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus
Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2006

Meeting Description:

Recent years have seen an increased attention to various aspects of automatic
analysis and extraction of stylistic aspects of natural language texts. This
workshop follows four previous successful exploratory events on automated
stylistic analysis and will focus on the practical craft of stylistic analysis
in natural language texts.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Stylistics for Text Retrieval in Practice
SIGIR 2006 Workshop
Seattle, WA, August 10, 2006

http://www.lingcog.iit.edu/style2006
style2006sics.se

Recent years have seen an increased attention to various aspects of
automatic analysis and extraction of stylistic aspects of natural
language texts. Style may be roughly defined as the 'manner' in which
something is expressed, as opposed to the 'content' of a
message. Modelling, representing, explaining, and utilizing variation
in the manner of expression is the business of stylistic analysis.

This workshop follows four previous successful exploratory events
on stylistic analysis and will focus on the practical craft of
stylistic analysis in natural language texts.

THIS YEAR: BRING A DEMO!

Potentially useful applications of stylistic analysis abound,
including systems for genre-based information retrieval, authorship
attribution, plagiarism detection, context-sensitive text or speech
generation systems, organizing and retrieving documents based on their
writing style, attitude, or sentiment, quality or appropriateness
filters for messaging systems, detecting abusive or threatening
language, and more. This year, participants are expected to bring with
them a method for applying stylistic analysis to information access
tasks.

Before lunch, methods will be discussed in session; after lunch,
demonstrated in practice.

DISCUSSION QUESTION

Participants should address the following key challenge question
in their participation proposals:

* WHAT IS A MEANINGFUL ''KILLER APP'' FOR STYLISTIC TEXT ANALYSIS? *

and consider the following questions for discussion in session:

1. How does style relate to other forms of non-topical textual variation?
2. What features are best for different style analysis tasks?
3. Is cross-lingual or 'universal' style analysis possible, and if so, how?
4. How might we develop useful shared resources for moving style research
forward?

SUBMISSION FORMAT

Send us a statement (in PDF) of up to five pages describing your
research or application with a short description (and screenshots if
possible) of the demonstration you plan to show. At the workshop we
will discuss and decide on an appropriate forum for a more permanent
record of the proceedings. If you would like a speaking slot in the
discussion session, you should indicate this in your statement of
interest.

ORGANIZERS

Shlomo Argamon, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Jussi Karlgren, Swedish Institute for Computer Science, Sweden
Ozlem Uzuner, University at Albany, State University of New York, USA

http://www.lingcog.iit.edu/style2006
style2006sics.se

IMPORTANT DATES

Expression of interest to participate now!
Submission of participation proposals June 1
Notification of acceptance June 14
Program published June 20
Workshop August 10
Message 2: ESSLLI 2007 - Call for Course and Workshop Proposals
Date: 28-Apr-2006
From: Willemijn Vermaat <Willemijn.Vermaatlet.uu.nl>
Subject: ESSLLI 2007 - Call for Course and Workshop Proposals



Full Title: ESSLLI 2007 - Call for Course and Workshop Proposals
Short Title: ESSLLI'07 Courses Call

Date: 06-Aug-2007 - 17-Aug-2007
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Contact Person: Tomaz Erjavec
Meeting Email: tomaz.erjavec (at) ijs.si
Web Site: http://www.folli.org/submission.php

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2006

CALL FOR COURSE and WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

19th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
ESSLLI 2007
August 6 - 17, 2007, Dublin, Ireland

The European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) is
organized every year by the Association for Logic, Language and Information
(FoLLI, http://www.folli.org) in different sites around Europe.

The main focus of ESSLLI is on the interface between linguistics, logic and
computation. ESSLLI offers foundational, introductory and advanced courses, as
well as workshops, covering a wide variety of topics within the three areas of
interest: Language and Computation, Language and Logic, and Logic and Computation.

Previous summer schools have been highly successful, attracting up to 500
students from Europe and elsewhere. The school has developed into an important
meeting place and forum for discussion for students and researchers interested
in the interdisciplinary study of Logic, Language and Information.

The ESSLLI 2007 Program Committee invites proposals for foundational,
introductory, and advanced courses, and for workshops for the 19th annual Summer
School on a wide range of timely topics that have demonstrated their relevance
in the following fields:
- Logic and Language
- Logic and Computation
- Language and Computation

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: Proposals should be submitted through a web form
available at http://www.folli.org/submission.php

All proposals should be submitted no later than

Thursday June 15, 2006

Authors of proposals will be notified of the committee's decision by October
2006. Proposers should follow the guidelines below while preparing their
submissions; proposals that deviate can not be considered.

FORMAT FOR PROPOSALS: The web-based form for submitting course and workshop
proposals will be accessible at http://www.folli.org/submission.php
You will be required to submit
the following information:

* Name (name(s) of proposed lecturer(s)/organizer)

* Address (contact addresses of proposed lecturer(s)/organizer;
where possible, please include phone and fax numbers)

* Title (title of proposed course/workshop)

* Type (is this a workshop, a foundational course, an introductory
course, or an advanced course?)

* Section (does your proposal fit in Language & Computation,
Language & Logic or Logic & Computation? name only one)

* Description (in at most 150 words, describe the proposed contents and
substantiate timeliness and relevance to ESSLLI)

* External funding (will you be able to find external funding to
help fund your travel and accommodation expenses? if so, how?)

* Further particulars (any further information that is required by
the above guidelines should be included here; in particular, indicate
here your teaching experience in an interdisciplinary field as the
one addressed by ESSLLI.)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

Chair:
Tomaz Erjavec
Jozef Stefan Institute
Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
e-mail : tomaz.erjavec (at) ijs.si
www : http://nl.ijs.si/et/

Local co-chair:
Tim Fernando

Area Specialists:
Nissim Francez and Makoto Kanazawa (Logic and Language)
Michael Fisher and Balder ten Cate (Logic and Computation)
Dan Cristea and Geert-Jan Kruijff (Language and Computation)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Carl Vogel (chair)

FURTHER INFORMATION: The Web site for ESSLLI 2007 will become
operational in the second half of 2006. For this year's summer school,
please see the web site at http://esslli2006.lcc.uma.es

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