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Date: Wed, 17 Nov 93 10:34:38 -0500
From: Jill C Burstein <jbursteinrosedale.org>
Subject: 500

This revised conference announcement contains a list of
"confirmed" speakers. Another announcement will be sent
at a later date with the complete list of speakers.
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 * The Educational Testing Service *
 * Conference on Natural Language Processing *
 * Techniques in Assessment and Education *
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Dates: May 18th - 19th, 1994

Location: Chauncey Conference Center
 Educational Testing Service
 Rosedale Road
 Princeton, New Jersey 08541

Conference Purpose:

 Natural Language Processing Techniques have been found
to be increasingly useful in the domains of assessment and education.
The purpose of this conference is to bring together researchers from
both the NLP, and assessment and education communities and to
share ideas about how NLP techniques can be implemented
to aid in tasks for assessment and education. Speakers are being
invited from industry and academia to discuss their research and
applications of NLP in assessment and education. We anticipate that
the conference will encourage on-going discussion between the NLP,
and assessment and education communities.

 Speakers include:

 Karen Kukich (Bellcore)
 George Miller (Princeton University)
 Lisa Rau (General Electric-Corporate Research and Development)
 Thomas Landauer (Bellcore)
 Louis Gomez (Northwestern University)
 Steve Clyman (National Board of Medical Examiners)
 Ana Bersky (National Council of State Boards of Nursing)
 Linda Suri (Educational Testing Service)

 Topics:

 * NLP Techniques for Assessment of Natural Language
 Responses to Test Items
 * Computer-Aided Design in Education
 * Automatic Spelling Correction for Automated Scoring of
 Natural Language Responses
 * Intelligent Tutors

 The conference will be held at the Chauncey Conference
Center on ETS' Princeton campus. Chauncey Conference Center has
rooms for conference guests who choose to stay overnight. The price
of the conference varies depending on the type of accommodations
requested.

Prices for DAY GUESTS and OVERNIGHT GUESTS are the following.

DAY GUESTS: OVERNIGHT GUESTS:
 (1-DAY Complete Package)

$60.00 includes: $225/single
Continental Breakfast $170/twin
Lunch ---------------------------
Coffee Break Dinner
Meeting Overnight
Dinner ($28.00 extra) Continental Breakfast
 Lunch
 Coffee Break
 Meeting

COSTS FOR ENTIRE CONFERENCE:

DAY GUEST: $120: 2 Days

OVERNIGHT GUEST: $285 (single): 1-DAY COMPLETE MEETING PACKAGE + 1 DAY
 $230 (twin): 1-DAY COMPLETE MEETING PACKAGE + 1 DAY

Registration is limited. Please return Reply Form and address
inquiries to either Corrine Cohen, Eleanore DeYoung or Jill Burstein
at the following addresses:

Corrine Cohen
Mailstop 16-R
Educational Testing Service
Rosedale Road
Princeton, NJ 08541
phone: (609) 734-1108

Eleanore DeYoung
Mailstop 17-R
Educational Testing Service
Rosedale Rd.
Princeton, NJ 08541
e-mail: edeyoungrosedale.org
phone: (609) 734-5834

Jill Burstein
Mailstop 11-R
Educational Testing Service
Rosedale Rd.
Princeton, NJ 08541
e-mail: jbursteinrosedale.org
phone: (609) 734-5823
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