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LINGUIST List 18.458

Fri Feb 09 2007

Calls: Computational Linguistics/Italy; Comp Ling/Czech Republic

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        1.    Marcello Federico, International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation
        2.    Paola Merlo, International Conference on Parsing Technology


Message 1: International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation
Date: 09-Feb-2007
From: Marcello Federico <federicoitc.it>
Subject: International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation


Full Title: International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation
Short Title: IWSLT

Date: 15-Oct-2007 - 16-Oct-2007
Location: Trento, Italy
Contact Person: Marcello Federico
Meeting Email: federicoitc.it
Web Site: http://iwslt07.itc.it

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 06-Aug-2007

Meeting Description

This year's IWSLT workshop continues the tradition of organizing an open
evaluation campaign for spoken language translation followed by a scientific
workshop, in which both system descriptions and scientific papers are presented.

First Call for Participation

International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation

IWSLT 2007 - 15-16 October, Trento, Italy

http://iwslt07.itc.it

IWSLT's evaluations are not competition oriented but, on the contrary, their
goal is to foster cooperative work and scientific exchange. In this respect,
IWSLT proposes challenging research tasks and an open experimental
infrastructure for the scientific community working on spoken language translation.

Evaluation

The IWSLT 2007 Evaluation Campaign will feature two challenges, namely, the
translation of spontaneous conversations in the travel domain from Italian and
Chinese-to English, as well as two classical tasks, that is, the translation of
read speech in the travel domain, from Arabic and Japanese into English. For all
tasks, participants will be provided with training and development data sets,
useful linguistic resources, and links to open software tools for developing
state-of-the-art statistical machine translation systems. In contrast with other
MT evaluation campaigns, input for translation is not written text but
transcripts generated by automatic speech recognition systems. Translation
systems able to process multiple input hypotheses will be able to use n-best
lists and word-graphs produced by ASR systems.

Workshop

The IWSLT 2007 Workshop will take place in the historical centre of
Trento, on 15-16 October. The two-day gathering will include
presentations of systems and research papers, as well as invited talks
and discussion panels. Submissions of technical papers are highly
encouraged. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Text and speech translation systems
- Word alignment methods
- MT evaluation
- Integration of ASR and MT
- Enriched speech translation output
- Syntax-based MT
- Re-ordering models
- Open source software for MT
- Search algorithms for MT
- Language resources for MT
- Task adaptation and portability in MT


Important Dates

Evaluation Campaign:
- Training/Dev Data Release: 30 April 2007
- Test Data Release: 09 July 2007
- Translations Due: 13 July 2007
Workshop:
- Paper Submission Deadline: 06 August 2007
- Notification of Acceptance: 31 August 2007
- Camera Ready Due: 17 September 2007

Organisation

Organising Committee:
Gianni Lazzari, ITC-irst, Italy (Chair)
Amedeo Cappelli, CELCT, Italy
Satoshi Nakamura, NICT/ATR, Japan
Alex Waibel, CMU, USA

Workshop Chair:
Marcello Federico, ITC-irst, Italy

Evaluation Committee:
Cameron Fordyce, CELCT, Italy (Chair)
Roldano Cattoni, ITC-irst, Italy
Matthias Eck, UKA, Germany
Pamela Forner, CELCT, Italy
Michael Paul, ATR, Japan
Chengqing Zong, CAS, China

Program Committee:
Stephan Vogel, CMU, USA (Chair)
(to be announced)

Local Organization:
Mauro Cettolo, ITC-irst (Chair)
Sonia Bernabè, ITC-irst, Italy

Advisory Committee:
Herve Blanchon, CLIPS, France
Youngjik Lee, ETRI, Korea
Bo Xu, CAS, China
Message 2: International Conference on Parsing Technology
Date: 09-Feb-2007
From: Paola Merlo <merlolettres.unige.ch>
Subject: International Conference on Parsing Technology



Full Title: International Conference on Parsing Technology
Short Title: IWPT 2007

Date: 23-Jun-2007 - 24-Jun-2007
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Contact Person: Paola Merlo
Meeting Email: iwpt2007lettres.unige.ch
Web Site: http://www.latl.unige.ch/iwpt2007/index.html

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 26-Mar-2005

Meeting Description:

ACL/SIGPARSE will host the 10th International Conference on Parsing
Technologies (IWPT'07)

Topics of interest for IWPT'07 include, but are not limited to: theoretical and
practical studies of parsing and transduction algorithms for natural language
sentences, texts, fragments, dialogues, ill-formed sentences, speech input,
multi-dimensional (pictorial) or signed languages, multimedia (web) documents,
and parsing issues arising or viewed in a multimodal and multilingual
context. Both knowledge-based and statistical approaches are welcome.

Call for Papers

IWPT 2007

10th International Conference on Parsing Technologies

Sponsored by ACL/SIGPARSE

23rd-24th June, 2007

Prague, Czech Republic

http://www.latl.unige.ch/iwpt2007/index.html


ACL/SIGPARSE will host the 10th International Conference on Parsing
Technologies (IWPT'07) on June 23rd and 24th, 2006 in conjunction with
the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational
Linguistics (ACL'07; see http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/acl2007).

IWPT'07 continues the tradition of biennial workshops on parsing
technology organized by SIGPARSE, the Special Interest Group on
Parsing of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). The
first workshop, in Pittsburgh and Hidden Valley, was followed by workshops in
Cancun (Mexico) in 1991; Tilburg (Netherlands) and Durbuy
(Belgium) in 1993; Prague and Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic) in 1995;
Boston/Cambridge (Massachusetts) in 1997; Trento (Italy) in 2000;
Beijing (China) in 2001; Nancy (France) in 2003; and Vancouver
(Canada) (2005).

Topics of interest for IWPT'07:

Topics of interest for IWPT'07 include, but are not limited to:
theoretical and practical studies of parsing and transduction algorithms for
natural language sentences, texts, fragments, dialogues, ill-formed sentences,
speech input, multi-dimensional (pictorial) or signed languages, multimedia
(web) documents, and parsing issues arising or viewed in a multimodal and
multilingual context. Both knowledge-based and statistical approaches are welcome.


Time schedule:

Deadline for paper submission: 26th March, 2007
Notification of acceptance: 26th April, 2007
Final papers due: 7th May, 2007
Workshop: 23rd-24th June, 2007


Requirements:

Papers should describe original work; they should emphasize completed
work rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state
of completion of the reported results.

A paper accepted for presentation at IWPT 2007 cannot be presented or
have been presented at any other meeting with publicly available
published proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other
conferences or workshops must indicate this on the title page, as must
papers that contain significant overlap with previously published work.

The reviewing of the papers will be blind. The paper should not include the
authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-citations and other
references (e.g. to projects, corpora, or software) that could reveal the
author's identity should be avoided. For example, instead of ''We previously
showed (Smith, 1991) ...'', write ''Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...''.


Submitting Papers:

Two types of submissions are invited:
- full papers, to be presented as such during the workshop and to be
published in the workshop proceedings (maximally 12 pages);
- short papers, to be presented at the workshop in the form of a poster
plus a summary oral presentation in a short-paper session; two-page
summaries will be published in the workshop proceedings.


Instruction for authors:

Prospective authors are invited to send their submissions electronically through
the web page of the conference. The only accepted format for submitted papers is
PDF. Full papers should not exceed 12 pages; short papers should not exceed 8 pages.


Detailed formatting and submission instructions for authors is
available through the IWPT'07 home page at:

http://www.latl.unige.ch/iwpt2007/index.html


For all inquiries send mail to iwpt2007lettres.unige.ch


Programme Committee:

All submitted papers will be reviewed by (or under the supervision of)
the international IWPT'07 Programme Committee, consisting of the following
members:

Harry Bunt (Tilburg University, Netherlands)
David Chiang (USC/ISI,USA)
John Carroll (University of Sussex, Brighton, UK)
Stephen Clarck (Oxford University, UK)
Jason Eisner (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
James Henderson (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Ulf Hermjakob (USC Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Rey, USA)
Julia Hockenmaier (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Aravind Joshi (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)
Ronald Kaplan (Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, USA)
Martin Kay (Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, USA)
Dan Klein (UC Berkeley, USA)
Sadao Kurohashi (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Alon Lavie (Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA)
Rob Malouf (San Diego State University, USA)
Yuji Matsumoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Bob Moore (Microsoft, Redmond, USA)
Mark-Jan Nederhof (MPI, Groeningen, Netherlands)
Joakim Nivre (Växjö University, Sweden)
Gertjan van Noord (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
Stephan Oepen (University of Oslo, Norway)
Stefan Riezler (Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, USA)
Giorgio Satta (University of Padua, Italy)
Kenji Sagae (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Khalil Sima'an (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Hozumi Tanaka (Chukyo University, Japan)
Eric Villemonte de la Clergerie (INRIA, Rocquencourt, France)
K. Vijay-Shanker (University of Delaware, USA)
Dekai Wu (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China)


Organization:

General Chair: Harry Bunt (Tilburg University, Netherlands)

Program Chair: Paola Merlo (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Logistic Arrangements Chair: Alon Lavie (Carnegie-Mellon University,
Pittsburgh, USA)

Further information:

Additional information about IWPT'07 is available at the URL:

http://www.latl.unige.ch/iwpt2007/index.html

At the site http://parlevink.cs.utwente.nl/sigparse/ you can also obtain
information about previous IWPTs, proceedings, books based on IWPTs,
and SIGPARSE related activities.





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