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LINGUIST List 21.2815

Tue Jul 06 2010

Calls: Computational Linguistics/Australia

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        1.    Simon Zwarts, Australasian Language Technology Workshop

Message 1: Australasian Language Technology Workshop
Date: 28-Jun-2010
From: Simon Zwarts <simon.zwartsmq.edu.au>
Subject: Australasian Language Technology Workshop
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Full Title: Australasian Language Technology Workshop
Short Title: ALTA 2010

Date: 09-Dec-2010 - 10-Dec-2010
Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Contact Person: Nitin Indurkhya Simon Zwarts
Meeting Email: ALTW2010gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.alta.asn.au/events/alta2010/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Sep-2010

Meeting Description:

Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTA 2010)
http://www.alta.asn.au/events/alta2010/

Submissions deadline: Monday 20th September 2010

Overview:

This year, the Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTA) will be held at
the University of Melbourne in Melbourne on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th of
December 2010. This event will be the eighth annual installment of the ALTA
Workshop in its most-recent incarnation, and the continuation of an annual
workshop series that has existed under various guises since the early 90s.

The goals of the ALTA 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 students and young researchers to present their research
- To facilitate 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
- To increase visibility of LT research in Australia, New Zealand and overseas

Call for Papers

Topics:

We invite the submission of papers on original and unpublished research on all
aspects of natural language processing, including, but not limited to:

- Phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse
- Speech understanding and generation
- Interpreting spoken and written language
- Natural language generation
- Linguistic, mathematical, and psychological models of language
- Nlp-based information extraction and retrieval
- Corpus-based and statistical language modeling
- Machine translation and translation aids
- Question answering and information extraction
- Natural language interfaces and dialogue systems
- Natural language and multimodal systems
- Message and narrative understanding systems
- Evaluations of language systems
- Embodied conversational agents
- Computational lexicography
- Summarisation

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. We also specifically encourage submissions from
industry.

Important Dates:

- Submissions deadline: Monday 20th September
- Accept/reject: Monday 11th October
- Final camera ready: Monday 1st November
- ALTA Workshop: Thursday 9th and Friday 10th December
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