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LINGUIST List 20.4412

Sun Dec 20 2009

Calls: Applied Ling, Computational Ling/USA

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        1.    Michael Piotrowski, NAACL-HLT 2010 Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Writing

Message 1: NAACL-HLT 2010 Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Writing
Date: 18-Dec-2009
From: Michael Piotrowski <mxpcl.uzh.ch>
Subject: NAACL-HLT 2010 Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Writing
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Full Title: NAACL-HLT 2010 Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Writing
Short Title: CL&W 2010

Date: 05-Jun-2010 - 06-Jun-2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Contact Person: Michael Piotrowski
Meeting Email: clw2010lingured.info
Web Site: http://lingured.info/clw2010/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2010

Meeting Description:

Computational Linguistics and Writing:
Writing Processes and Authoring Aids (CL&W 2010)
Workshop at NAACL-HLT 2010
Workshop date: June 5 or 6, 2010
Location: Los Angeles, USA

The Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Writing (CL&W 2010) aims to
provide an overview of current developments in the area of computational
linguistics for authoring aids, and an overview of recent advances in writing
research. We are interested in research that explores writing processes and
text production, as well as in actual systems that support writers. We aim to
bring together researchers from both communities, to identify areas where
computational linguistics and writing research could benefit from each other and
to stimulate discussion and interdisciplinary cooperation between these two
areas of research.

Call for Papers

Submission deadline: March 1, 2010

Writing today, whether professional, academic, or private, relies heavily on
computers. Most texts composed in the 21st century are probably written on
computers or other electronic devices, such as mobile phones. People compose
texts in word processors, text editors, content management systems, blogs,
wikis, e-mail clients, and instant messaging applications. Each of these tools
supports authors in different ways.

Writing research has been concerned with word processing since the 1970s.
Writing researchers today investigate specific characteristics of writing with
computers and the effect of tools on writing processes. The current rise of new
writing environments and genres (e.g., blogging) has prompted new studies in
this area of research.

During the last few decades, computational linguistics has mostly been concerned
with static or finished texts. We believe there is now a growing need to explore
how computational linguistics can support human text production and word
processing. However, there are still very few projects where computational
linguists and writing researchers work together.

At CL&W 2010 we would like to address questions like the following:
- How can writing be supported by methods, resources, and tools from
computational linguistics? This includes NLP tools and techniques that can be
used or have been used to support writing (e.g., grammar and style checking,
document structuring, thematic segmentation, editing and revision aids).
- How can we get a better understanding of writing processes, strategies, and
needs? How can techniques from HCI research and psychology help us to gain new
insights into composing and writing processes and to improve writing tools?
- Which methods, resources, and tools from computational linguistics could
support research in this area?
- How do high-level writing processes and the mechanics of writing relate to
each other?
- How does the tool influence composing (including editing and revising)? Are
writers aware of the possibilities and limitations of their writing tools?
- Is there a need for the development of new writing tools? What can we learn
from earlier approaches and tools like RUSKIN, Writer's Workbench, or Augment,
or from source code editors for programming languages?
- How can insights from writing research and methods from computational
linguistics help to support the needs of particular user groups (e.g., foreign
language learners, children, persons with disabilities)?

Topics of interest for this workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Tools to assist writers
- Linguistic resources for authoring aids
- Algorithms and techniques for authoring aids
- Tools to support research on writing processes
- Methods and techniques for investigating writing processes
- Effects of writing tools on writing processes
- User interface and HCI issues in current and future writing tools
- Authoring aids for specific applications and user groups
- Pedagogical writing tools
- Predictive tools and techniques
- Multilinguality and authoring tools
- Evaluation of tools, methods, techniques, and resources

Format of the Workshop
We will have two sessions and a plenary discussion. Talks addressing mainly
questions from writing research will be presented in one session, talks
addressing mainly questions related to computational linguistics will be
presented in the other session. The plenary discussion is intended to combine
the two views, to identify future directions for research, and to stimulate
interdisciplinary networking and cooperation between writing researchers and
computational linguists.

We invite researchers to submit full papers of up to 8 pages (and 1 additional
page for references) or short papers of up to 4 pages (including references).
These page limits must be strictly observed. Submissions must be in English.

Reviewing of papers will be double-blind by the members of the program
committee, and all submissions will receive several independent reviews. Papers
submitted at review stage must not contain the authors' names, affiliations, or
any information that may disclose the authors' identity. Furthermore,
self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed
(Smith, 1991) ...", should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith
previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...". Do not use anonymous citations. Do not
include acknowledgments. Papers that do not conform to these requirements will
be rejected without review.

All submissions must be electronic in PDF and must follow the two-column format
of ACL proceedings. It is very important to specify US Letter paper format.
Authors are strongly recommended to use the style files provided at
(http://naaclhlt2010.isi.edu/authors.html). All camera-ready manuscripts should
look like the sample PDF file
(http://naaclhlt2010.isi.edu/docs/style/latex/naaclhlt2010.pdf), which also
contains detailed formatting requirements.

Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their research at the
workshop. Accepted papers will be published in the electronic proceedings of the
workshop by ACL. Workshop proceedings will be part of the NAACL-HLT 2010

Submission is electronic using the START submission system at:
(https://www.softconf.com/naaclhlt2010/writing/). You will find instructions for
submission on the workshop Web site (http://www.lingured.info/clw2010/).

Date and Location
Location: NAACL-HLT 2010 in Los Angeles, USA
Date: June 5 or 6, 2010

Important Dates
Deadline for submission: March 1, 2010
Notification of acceptance: March 29, 2010
Revised version of papers: April 12, 2010
Workshop: June 5 or 6, 2010

Michael Piotrowski (University of Zurich, Switzerland), mxpcl.uzh.ch
Cerstin Mahlow (University of Zurich, Switzerland), mahlowcl.uzh.ch
Robert Dale (Macquarie University, Australia), rdalescience.mq.edu.au

Program Committee
- Gerd Bräuer (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)
- Jill Burstein (ETS, USA)
- Rickard Domeij (The Language Council of Sweden, Sweden)
- Kevin Egan (University of Southern California, USA)
- Caroline Hagège (Xerox Research Centre Europe, France)
- Michael Hess (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
- Sofie Johansson Kokkinakis (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
- Ola Karlsson (The Language Council of Sweden, Sweden)
- Ola Knutsson (KTH, Sweden)
- Sabine Lehmann (acrolinx GmbH, Switzerland)
- Eva Lindgren (Umeå University, Sweden)
- Aurélien Max (LIMSI, France)
- Guido Nottbusch (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
- Daniel Perrin (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)
- Martin Reynaert (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
- Dietmar Rösner (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany)
- Koenraad de Smedt (University of Bergen, Norway)
- Sylvana Sofkova Hashemi (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
- Scott Warnock (Drexel University, USA)
- Carl Whithaus (UC Davis, USA)
- Michael Zock (CNRS, France)

Further Information

Workshop Contact Address: (clw2010lingured.info)
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