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Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 10:25:57 +0200
From: rodolfo delmonte <delmontunive.it>
Subject: InSTIL/ICALL2004

NLP and Speech Technologies in Advanced Language Learning Systems

InSTIL/ICALL2004 Symposium on Computer-Assisted Language Learning

Universita Ca' Foscari
Auditorium Santa Margherita
Venice - Italy
17-19 June 2004

website of the symposium
http://project.cgm.unive.it


Thursday, June 17

8:30 - 9:30 Registration

9:30 Presentation of the Conference

9:45 Invited Speaker: Bjorn Granstroem - Towards a virtual language
tutor

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 SESSION 1 - Speech Technology

Matteo Gerosa, Diego Giuliani
Preliminary investigations in automatic recognition of English 
sentences uttered by Italian children

A.Neri, C.Cucchiarini, W.Strik
Segmental errors in Dutch as a second language: how to establish 
priorities for CAPT

Hans G. Tillmann, Hartmut Pfitzinger
The Development of an Advanced SLP-based System for Individual Training 
and Fast Learning to Speak a New Language:
"Chinese for German L1 Speakers"

12:15 SESSION 2 - CALL Tools

W. Lewis Johnson, Sunhee Choi, Stacy Marsella, Nicolaus Mote, Shrikanth 
Narayanan, Hannes Vilhj�lmsson, Shumin Wu
Tactical Language Training System: Supporting the Rapid Acquisition of 
Foreign Language and Cultural Skills

Jonathan C. Brown, Maxine Eskenazi
Retrieval of Authentic Documents for Reader-Specific Lexical Practice

13:00 Lunch

14:30 - 16:00 Poster Session

M. Demol, K. Struyve, W. Verhelst, H. Paulussen, P. Desmet and Piet 
Verhoeve
Efficient non-uniform time-scaling of speech with WSOLA for CALL 
applications

Paul Schmidt, Sandrine Garnier, Mike Sharwood, Toni Badia, Lourdes 
Diaz, Mart Quixal, Ana Ruggia,Antonio S. Valderrabanos
Alberto J. Cruz, Enrique Torrejon, Celia Rico, Jorge Jimenez
ALLES: Controlled language tools' and 'information extraction tools' 
for CALL Applications

Oli 
vier Kraif, Georges Antoniadis, Sandra Echinard, Mathieu Loiseau, 
Thomas Lebarbe, Claude Ponton
NLP Tools for CALL : the Simpler, the Better

Michael Zock, Julien Quint
Converting an electronic dictionary into a drill tutor

Michel Mac Lochlainn, Gearid � Nll
Specifying Grammatical Points

Nicolaus Mote, Lewis Johnson, Abhinav Sethy, Jorge Silva, Shrikanth 
Narayanan
Tactical Language Detection and Modeling of Learner Speech Errors: The 
case of Arabic tactical language training for American English speakers

16:00 SESSION 3 - NLP and CALL

Irena VITANOVA
Evaluating integrated NLP in foreign language learning: technology 
meets pedagogy

Cara GREENE, Katrina KEOGH, Thomas KOLLER, Joachim WAGNER, Monica WARD, 
Josef VAN GENABITH
Using NLP technology in CALL

Christian Fortmann, Martin Forst
An LFG Grammar Checker for German

17:15 Coffee Break

17:45 - 19:00 SESSION 4 - Prosody and CALL

Rebecca Hincks
Processing the prosody of oral presentations

Akira Ishida
Computational method to determine the appropriateness of lexical tones

Zoe Handley, Marie-Josie Hamel
Investigating the Requirements of Speech Synthesis for CALL with a View 
to Developing a Benchmark

20:30 - 22:30 Concert


Friday, June 18


8:30 - 9:30 Registration

9:30 Invited Speaker: Wolfgang Menzel - Errors, Intentions, and 
Explanations: Feedback Generation for Language Tutoring Systems

10:15 Coffee Break

10:45 SESSION 5 - NLP and CALL

Emily M. Bender, Dan Flickinger, Stephan Oepen, Annemarie Walsh, and 
Timothy Baldwin
Arboretum: Using a precision grammar for grammar checking in CALL

Juan Rafael Zamorano Mansilla
Text generators, error analysis and feedback

Rodolfo Delmonte
Evaluating Students' Summaries with GETARUNS

12:00 SESSION 6 - Speech and CALL

Chao Wang and Stephanie Seneff
High-quality Speech Translation for Language Learning

Tatiana Levi, Steve Stokowski, Nikolaus Koster and Andreas Rycshka
Voice Recognition Feature of the German Express Courseware: 
Conceptualization, Specification and Prototyping -- Model Elaboration 
through Phases

12:45 Lunch

14:15 - 16:00 Poster Session

Lee Schwartz, Takako Aikawa, Michel Pahud
Dynamic Language Learning Tools

Werner Winiwarter
PETRA - the Personal Embedded Translation and Reading Assistant

Joachim Wagner
A false friends exercise with authentic material automatically 
retrieved from a corpus

Anne Bonneau, Mathieu Camus, Yves Laprie, Vincent Colotte
A computer-assisted learning of English prosody for French students

Craig Thomas, Michael Levison, Greg Lessard
Experiments in Prosody for the Generation of Oral French

Hiroko Hirano, Goh Kawai
Modeling pitch errors of Japanese intonational phrases spoken by a 
native speaker of Chinese

Johann Haller, Michael Carl, Sandrine GARNIER, Brigitte STROEDE, Lutz 
WIND
Intelligent Learner Utterance Evaluation in ProGram

16:00 SESSION 7 - Speech and CALL

K.Truong, A.Neri, C.Cucchiarini, W.Strik
Automatic pronunciation error detection: an acoustic-phonetic approach

Yasushi TSUBOTA, Masatake DANTSUJI, Tatsuya KAWAHARA
Practical Use of Autonomous English Pronunciation Learning System for 
Japanese Students

John Morgan, Stephen LaRocca
Making a Speech Recognizer Tolerate Non-native Speech through Gaussian 
Mixture Merging

17:15 Coffee Break

17:45 - 18:45 SESSION 8 - Dialogue and CALL

Antoine Raux, Maxine Eskenazi
Using Task-Oriented Spoken Dialogue Systems for Language Learning: 
Potential, Practical Application and Challenges

Stephanie Seneff, Chao Wang
Spoken Conversational Interaction for Language Learning

19:00 - 20:00 Boat Trip to Burano
20:00 - 22:30 Banquet


Saturday, June 19


8:30 - 9:30 Registration

9:30 Invited Speaker: Yorick Wilks - Artificial Companions

10:15 Coffee Break

10:45 SESSION 9 - Dialogue and CALL

Manfred Klenner
Tutorial Dialogues in DiBEx

Ingrid Kirschning
CSLU Toolkit-based Vocabulary Tutors in Jean Piaget Special Education 
School

Ornella Mich, Diego Giuliani, Matteo Gerosa
Parling, a CALL system for children

12:00 SESSION 10 - Prosody and CALL

Mitchell Peabody, Stephanie Seneff, and Chao Wang
Mandarin Tone Acquisition through Typed Dialogues

Philippe Martin
WinPitch LTL Version II, a multimodal pronunciation software

13:00 Lunch

14:30 - 16:00 Poster Session

Gerard Kempen
Interactive visualization of syntactic structure assembly
for grammar-intensive first- and second-language instruction

Svetla Boytcheva, Irena Vitanova, Albena Strupchanska, Milena Yankova, 
Galia Angelova
Towards the assessment of free learner's utterances in CALL

Gerardo Ayala
Software Agents Supporting Second Language Learning as a Personalized, 
Collaborative and Lifelong Activity

Cecily Heiner, Joseph Beck, Jack Mostow
Improving the Help Selection Policy in a Reading Tutor that Listens

Simona Montanari, Serdar Yildirim, Sonia Khurana, Marni Landes, Lewis 
Lawyer, Elaine Andersen and Shrikanth Narayanan
Analyzing the interplay between spoken language and gestural cues in 
conversational child-machine interactions in pre/early literate age 
groups

Dario Bianchi, Monica Mordonini, Agostino Poggi
Spoken dialog for e-learning supported by domain ontologies.


16:00 Invited Speaker: Piero Cosi - ITALIAN LITERACY TUTOR
tools and technologies for individuals with cognitive disabilities

16:45 Coffee Break

17:15 SESSION 11 - QA, NLP and CALL

Peter Vlugter, Alistair Knott, and Victoria Weatherall
A human-machine dialogue system for CALL: interactions between grammar 
checking and question answering

Charles Grant Brown, Nathan Keim, Kevin Brammer, Lorne Flagel
The Incomplete Grammar approach to the development of a Strong-AI based 
ICALL system

Jared Bernstein, Isabella Barbier, Elizabeth Rosenfeld, John De Jong
Development and Validation of an Automatic Spoken Spanish Test

18:30 - Farewell and End of Symposium
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