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LINGUIST List 18.2910

Fri Oct 05 2007

Calls: Lang Acquisition/Turkey; Computational Ling,Lexicography/Spain

Editor for this issue: Ania Kubisz <anialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Sara Howard, 12th Meeting of ICPLA
        2.    Catherine Havasi, Common Sense Knowledge and Goal-Oriented Interfaces

Message 1: 12th Meeting of ICPLA
Date: 03-Oct-2007
From: Sara Howard <s.howardsheffield.ac.uk>
Subject: 12th Meeting of ICPLA
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Full Title: 12th Meeting of ICPLA
Short Title: ICPLA12

Date: 25-Jun-2008 - 28-Jun-2008
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Contact Person: Seyhun Topbas
Meeting Email: dilkomanadolu.edu.tr
Web Site: http://www.icpla2008.org/

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Phonetics;

Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2007

Meeting Description
The International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association hosts meetings
about every 2 years. Presentations discuss all areas of the interaction of
speech and language disorders with phonetics and linguistics.

12th Congress of the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association
Istanbul, Turkey
25-28 June, 2008.

Please note that the deadlines of the 12th Congress of ICPLA are as follows:

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 through Saturday, June 28, 2008.

Abstracts should reach the organizers by November 01, 2007.

Notification of acceptance
Authors will be notified of the status of their abstracts by December 22, 2007.

Early registration
Early registration deadline is February 15, 2008.

Please visit our web site for online abstract submission, registration and
accommodation & tour bookings.

Web Site: www.icpla2008.org

Questions concerning the Congress arrangements:
Istanbul 2008 Organization Committee
Tijo Events - Congress Secretariat
Message 2: Common Sense Knowledge and Goal-Oriented Interfaces
Date: 03-Oct-2007
From: Catherine Havasi <havasigmail.com>
Subject: Common Sense Knowledge and Goal-Oriented Interfaces
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Full Title: Common Sense Knowledge and Goal-Oriented Interfaces
Short Title: CSKGOI

Date: 13-Jan-2008 - 13-Jan-2008
Location: Canary Islands, Spain
Contact Person: Catherine Havasi
Meeting Email: cskgoigmail.com
Web Site: http://csc-master.media.mit.edu/cskgoi/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Lexicography

Call Deadline: 11-Nov-2007

Meeting Description

Using common sense knowledge and related semantic information to further
understand the processing of goals, contexts and stories.

When interacting with user interfaces, users have to bridge the gap between
their goals expressed in mental terms and the interface's structures and
functions expressed in physical terms. This gap has been characterized as the
''Gulf of Execution'', and it may imply significant cognitive processing on the
users' side in order for them to successfully accomplish their goals.

If user interfaces could understand, at a high-level, our goals, our problems,
and our social procedures, users could have cognitively accessible, dynamic
interfaces accommodating their unique needs, beyond the range of applications
anticipated by the designers.

For computers to realize such a goal-oriented paradigm,

- They must have access to information about the world that human users take for
granted. This information, which forms the basis for goal-directed computer
interactions, is common sense knowledge.
- They must provide for algorithms and techniques that are capable of acquiring
and structuring knowledge about user goals.
- They must have adequate means to represent knowledge about user goals in a way
that allows for reasoning and inference about them.
- They must provide for user interfaces that effectively map users' goals on the
computer's functionalities and structures.

This workshop has the goal of bringing together researchers from different
domains that share an interest in common sense knowledge and goal-oriented
knowledge representations in the context of intelligent user interfaces.

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