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LINGUIST List 17.1988

Fri Jul 07 2006

Calls: Computational Ling/Australia

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Message 1: Australasian Language Technology Workshop
Date: 07-Jul-2006
From: Baden Hughes <badenhcsse.unimelb.edu.au>
Subject: Australasian Language Technology Workshop



Full Title: Australasian Language Technology Workshop
Short Title: ALTW

Date: 30-Nov-2006 - 01-Dec-2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact Person: ALTA Workshop 2006 Organizers
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.alta.asn.au/events/altw2006/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2006

Meeting Description:

ALTW 2006
November 30 and December 1, University of Sydney
Overview

A two-day workshop on Natural Language Technology will be organised by the Australasian Language Technology Association (ALTA). This event will be the fourth annual installment of the workshop in its most-recent incarnation, and the continuation of an annual workshop series that has existed under various guises since the early 90s.

ALTW will be held as part of the HCSNet SummerFest, a multi-disciplinary event encompassing a number of workshops, invited courses and presentations around the theme of Human Communication Science. The courses, offered at both introductory and more advanced levels, will include topic areas aimed specifically at Language Technology students and researchers.

First Call For Papers
Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTW)
November 30-December 1, 2006 Sydney, Australia http://www.alta.asn.au/events/altw2006

to be held in conjunction with the HCSNet SummerFest http://hcsnet.edu.au
Overview

A two-day workshop on Natural Language Technology will be organised by the Australasian Language Technology Association (ALTA). This event will be the fourth annual installment of the workshop in its most-recent incarnation, and the continuation of an annual workshop series that has existed under various guises since the early 90s.

ALTW will be held as part of the HCSNet SummerFest, a multi-disciplinary event encompassing a number of workshops, invited courses and presentations around the theme of Human Communication Science. The courses, offered at both introductory and more advanced levels, will include topic areas aimed specifically at Language Technology students and researchers.

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 interactions and collaboration within this community and with the wider international LT community;

- to foster interaction between academic and industrial researchers;

- to encourage dissemination of research results;

- to provide a forum for the discussion of new and ongoing research and projects;

- 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.

As with the 2005 Workshop, there will be poster presentations in addition to the regular talks, in order to encourage more interactive discussion of research-in-progress. In this vein, we encourage submissions from students describing their thesis work and any preliminary results. Note that both publication types will have the same status in the proceedings.
Topics

We invite the submission of papers on 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, and particularly encourage submissions that broaden the scope of our community through the consideration of practical LT applications and through multi-disciplinary research.
Submission Format

Submissions should follow the two-column format of the ACL proceedings and should not exceed eight (8) pages, including references. We strongly recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word Style files tailored for this year's conference. The style files and example documents are available from the workshop website. We reserve the right to reject submissions that do not conform to these styles including font and page size restrictions.

The preferred submission format is PDF. If this introduces problems, please contact the organisers beforehand.

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. All papers should include the full authors' names and affiliations. (Note that this diverges from the ''blind'' submission guidelines adopted for ACL conferences.)

Detailed directions for submission will be made available at the workshop website. Contact the organisers (workshopalta.asn.au) for any questions regarding this process.
Important dates

- Paper submission: September 1, 2006
- Notification of acceptance: September 29, 2006
- Camera-ready copy: October 30, 2006
- Workshop: Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2006

Workshop Co-Chairs

- Lawrence Cavedon (NICTA and RMIT University)
- Ingrid Zukerman (Monash University)

Workshop Local Organiser

- Rolf Schwitter (Macquarie University)

Enquiries

The Australasian Language Technology Workshop is being organised by ALTA, the Australasian Language Technology Association.

For any comments or questions about the workshop please contact the organizers at workshopalta.asn.au.



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