8.1651, Calls: Language Learning, Genetic Programming

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Subject: 8.1651, Calls: Language Learning, Genetic Programming

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Date:  Fri, 14 Nov 1997 18:55:14 +1030
From:  David Powers <powers at ist.flinders.edu.au>
Subject:  Corrected CfP: PaGiLL - Paradigms and Grounding in Language Learning

Date:  Sun, 16 Nov 97 17:35:22 GMT
From:  Riccardo Poli <R.Poli at cs.bham.ac.uk>
Subject:  EuroGP'98

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Date:  Fri, 14 Nov 1997 18:55:14 +1030
From:  David Powers <powers at ist.flinders.edu.au>
Subject:  Corrected CfP: PaGiLL - Paradigms and Grounding in Language Learning

              Paradigms and Grounding in Language Learning

                 Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd January

             Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide

                   (part of the Australian NLP Fortnight)


This workshop is focussed on alternatives to the statistical and learning
methodologies based on tagged or bracketed corpora. Such
learning has the advantage that fast training can be performed and highly
effective systems can be developed for the type of text on
which it has trained and the grammatical formalism with which the corpus was
prepared.  On the other hand, it has several
disadvantages: it assumes the very formalism which it is trying to learn, it
depends on statistics to choose between ambiguous parses, it
offers no opportunity to learn a grounded semantics.

This workshop is interested in techniques which automatically propose
segmentations, classifications and parses based on plain text or
speech corpora, whether syntactic, semantic, phonological or morphological.
We are particulary interested in language learning in
embedded environments where syntactic, semantic and pragmatic information can
be learned in a way comparable with the way in
which children learn language.  We are also interested in theoretical issues
relating to the learning situation or paradigm, and
approaches which adopt an interdisciplinary approach using models from in
psycholinguistics or cognitive linguistics or cognitive

Submissions should be in the ANLPF conference submission format and may be two
to four pages in length.  All submissions will be reviewed. Longer papers
will be considered at the discretion of the organizers.
Papers should be submitted in final format in PostScript.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

        Unsupervised paradigms language learning
        Algorithms for unsupervised language learning
        Statistical methods for unsupervised language learning
        Self-organizing neural nets for language learning
        Segmentation and Classification models
        Grounded models of language and ontology
        Learning or evolution/emergence of robot communication
        Learning of taxonomies and semantic networks


Deadline for papers (camera-ready PostScript):

                             24th November 1997

Acceptances will be notified by:

                             28th November 1997


David Powers
Dept of Computer Science
Flinders University

Address for correspondence and postscript submissions:

      conll at ai.ist.flinders.edu.au

For further details of the Australian Natural Language Processing Fortnight
and paper submission format see:

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Date:  Sun, 16 Nov 97 17:35:22 GMT
From:  Riccardo Poli <R.Poli at cs.bham.ac.uk>
Subject:  EuroGP'98


			PARIS, 14-15 April, 1998

Genetic Programming (GP) is a new branch of Evolutionary Computation
in which the structures in the population being evolved are computer

GP has been applied successfully to a large number of difficult
problems like automatic design, pattern recognition, robotic control,
synthesis of neural networks, symbolic regression, music and picture
generation, etc.

EUROGP'98 is the first event entirely devoted to Genetic Programming
to be held in Europe. The aims are to give European and non-European
researchers in the area of genetic programming as well as people from
industry an opportunity to present their latest research and discuss
current developments and applications. The event will be held, Tuesday
and Wednesday in the week following Easter, in the center of Paris,
Quartier Latin, a 5 minute walking distance from Notre-Dame.

The workshop is sponsored by the EvoNet, the European Network of
Excellence in Evolutionary Computation, and is one of the activities
of EvoGP, the working group on Genetic Programming of EvoNet.  It will
be held in conjunction with EVOROBOT'98, the first European event on
evolutionary robotics, organised by EvoRob, the EvoNet working group
on Evolutionary Robotics.  EVOROBOT'98 will be held on April 16-17 at
the same site as EUROGP'98.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  Theoretical developments
  Experimental results on performance and behaviour of GP runs
  New algorithms, representations and operators
  Novel applications of GP to real-life problems
  Hybrid architectures including GP components
  Comparisons with other machine learning or program-induction techniques
  New libraries and implementations


  Ministere de l'Education Nationale, de l'Enseignement Superieur et
  de la Recherche, 1 rue Descartes, Paris, France.


  To submit, send your manuscript (max 10 A4 pages) to one of
  the co-chairs, Wolfgang Banzhaf or Riccardo Poli, in PostScript
  (preferably compressed and uuencoded) BY EMAIL (see addresses below)
  not later than December 1, 1997. The papers will be peer reviewed
  by at least two members of the program committee.  Authors will be
  notified via email on the results of the review by January 10, 1998.

  The authors of accepted papers will have three weeks to improve their
  paper on the basis of the reviewers' comments and will be asked to
  send a camera ready version of their manuscripts in LNCS format (12
  pages recommended, 15 pages max) by January 31st, 1998. The
  papers accepted will appear in the workshop proceedings, published
  by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, which
  will be available at the workshop.

Organising Committee:

  Wolfgang Banzhaf, University of Dortmund, Germany (Program co-chair)
  Riccardo Poli, The University of Birmingham, UK (Program co-chair)
  Terry Fogarty, Napier University, UK (Publication chair)
  Marc Schoenauer, Ecole Polytechnique, France (Local chair)

Programme Committee:

  Peter Angeline, Natural Selection, New York, USA
  Wolfgang Banzhaf, University of Dortmund, Germany
  Tobias Blickle, Saarbruecken, Germany
  Marco Dorigo, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
  Gusz Eiben, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
  Terry Fogarty,  Napier University, UK
  Frederic Gruau, Center Voor Wiskunde en Informatica, The Netherlands
  Hitoshi Iba, Electrotechnical Laboratory, Japan
  W.B. Langdon, The University of Birmingham, UK
  Jean-Arcady Meyer, Ecole Normale Superieure, France
  Peter Nordin, DaCapo, Sweden
  Una-May O'Reilly, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  Riccardo Poli, The University of Birmingham, UK
  Marc Schoenauer, Ecole Polytechnique, France
  Michele Sebag, Ecole Polytechnique, France
  Andrea Tettamanzi, Genetica, Italy
  Marco Tomassini, Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland
  Hans-Michael Voigt, Center for Applied Computer Science, Berlin, Germany
  Byoung-Tak Zhang, Seoul National University, Korea


  Submission deadline:                    1 December 1997
  Notification of acceptance:            10 January  1998
  Camera ready papers for workshop:      31 January  1998
  Workshop:                              14-15 April 1998


  Workshop:      http://www.cmap.polytechnique.fr/www.EvoGP/EuroGP98.html
  1-page flyer:  http://blanche.polytechnique.fr/www.EvoGP/eurogp98.ps.gz
  EvoGP Wrk Grp: http://www.cmap.polytechnique.fr/www.EvoGP/


  Wolfgang Banzhaf
  email: banzhaf at icsi.berkeley.edu
  post: Wolfgang Banzhaf
	International Computer Science Institute
	1947, Center Street
	Berkeley, CA 94704
  Tel. +1-510-643 9153   FAX: +1-510-643 7684

  Riccardo Poli
  email: R.Poli at cs.bham.ac.uk
  post: Riccardo Poli
	School of Computer Science
	The University of Birmingham
	Birmingham, B15 2TT
  Tel: +44-121-414-3739 FAX: +44-121-414-4281

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