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  2. , IOA Meeting: Integrating Speech and Natural Language Technology

Message 1: 20th Conference of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia

Date: Fri, 20 Jan 1995 14:33:28 20th Conference of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia
From: Peter White <peterwcltr.uq.oz.au>
Subject: 20th Conference of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia

 *** CALL FOR PAPERS ***

 APPLIED LINGUISTICS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA

 20TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 27-30 SEPTEMBER 1995

 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, CANBERRA, ACT, AUSTRALIA

Conference Theme: Language and prejudice
Conference Convenor: Prof. Manfred Pienemann, Dept of Modern
 European Languages, ANU

Papers are invited in two different categories:
 * Full papers (30 minutes)
 * Poster sessions (10 minutes)

The category of poster session is introduced in order to allow
practitioners and new researchers to present their work in progress.

To submit a paper please fill in the Submission Form and include an
abstract of the proposed presentation (approximately 250 words).

Papers should address one of the following three areas:

 (1) Reflection on practice
 (2) Empirical Research
 (3) Theory formation

DEADLINE: 31 MAY 1995

Send abstracts to:
 ALAA Conference
 Department of Modern European Languges
 The Australian National University
 Canberra, ACT 0200
 AUSTRALIA
 Email: alaa-plananu.edu.au

 GUIDELINES FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS

To help those who are interested in submitting a paper the following
guidelines are intended to facilitate the drafting of the abstract.

For area (1) "Reflection on practice" you need to include:
 * a brief outline of the issue being discussed
 * a description of the contribution to practice made by the work
 you present
 * a cricital reflection which shows the development of a
 theoretical perspective.

For area (2) "Empirical research" you need to include:
 * a clear statement of the research question or hypothesis
 * a description of the data
 * a demonstration of the appropriateness of the analysis
 * information about the findings and their significance.

For area (3) "Theory formation" the abstract needs to contain information
on:
 * what it is you are theorising about
 * how it is an original contribution
 * the relationship of your work to existing theories.

 SUBMISSION FORM

Name:__________________________________________________________________

Address:_______________________________________________________________

 _______________________________________________________________________

Institution: __________________________________________________________

Title of Paper:________________________________________________________

 _______________________________________________________________________

I wish my submission to be considered as a

 ( ) full paper ( ) poster session (tick 1 or 2 boxes)

ABSTRACT: Please refer to Guidelines for Paper Submissions

DEADLINE: 31 May 1995

SEND ABSTRACTS TO:

 ALAA Conference
 Dept of Modern European Languages
 The Australian National University
 Canberra, ACT 0200
 AUSTRALIA

 Email: alaa-plananu.edu.au
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Message 2: IOA Meeting: Integrating Speech and Natural Language Technology

Date: Fri, 20 Jan 95 13:18:06 GMIOA Meeting: Integrating Speech and Natural Language Technology
From: <R.J.Collinghamdurham.ac.uk>
Subject: IOA Meeting: Integrating Speech and Natural Language Technology


 ************************ Call for Papers ***********************

 INSTITUTE OF ACOUSTICS SPEECH GROUP

 One Day Meeting on

 INTEGRATING SPEECH RECOGNITION & NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING SYSTEMS

 Hosted by the Laboratory for Natural Language Engineering
 University of Durham, UK

The theme of this meeting is to explore ways in which research into
speech recognition technology and natural language processing can be
integrated to produce spoken language understanding systems.

The US ARPA Spoken Language Systems (SLS) programme encourages the
integration of SR and NLP systems in the ATIS domain and the CSR
programme has had one or two word recognition systems that use NL
techniques. The traditional approach is for an NL system to post-process
the n-best output of an SR system. How successful is this approach, what
are its limitations?

What is the future of speech recognition, especially with respect to the
handling of more natural, spontaneous, speech? Do NL systems have
anything to offer, perhaps through providing summaries instead of
verbatim recognition?

The meeting will take place in Durham on

 Thursday, 23rd March, 1995

Prospective speakers should send a short abstract of their talk to
Russell Collingham (address at the end of this message) NO LATER THAN
Friday 10th February 1995.

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Russell J. Collingham
Lecturer
Laboratory for Natural Language Engineering
Department of Computer Science
University of Durham email: R.J.Collinghamdurham.ac.uk
South Road phone: (+44 191 or 0191) 374 2637 (2630 secretary)
Durham, England DH1 3LE fax: (+44 191 or 0191) 374 2560
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