14.346, Calls: Text Summarization/American Dialect Society

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Subject: 14.346, Calls: Text Summarization/American Dialect Society

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1)
Date:  Mon, 03 Feb 2003 17:32:18 +0000
From:  radev at Umich.edu
Subject:  Text Summarization Workshop, Canada

2)
Date:  Mon, 03 Feb 2003 22:45:20 +0000
From:  antieau at arches.uga.edu
Subject:  South Atlantic American Dialect Society, GA USA

-------------------------------- Message 1 -------------------------------

Date:  Mon, 03 Feb 2003 17:32:18 +0000
From:  radev at Umich.edu
Subject:  Text Summarization Workshop, Canada


HLT-NAACL Text Summarization Workshop and Document Understanding
Conference 2003

Short Title: DUC 2003
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Date: 31-May-2003 - 01-Jun-2003
Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2003

Web Site: http://www.umich.edu/cl/hlt-naacl-duc03/
Contact Person: Dragomir Radev
Meeting Email: radev at umich.edu
Linguistic Subfield(s): Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

HLT-NAACL Text Summarization workshop, jointly held with DUC 2003. HLT-NAACL Text Summarization Workshop
                                 and
             Document Understanding Conference (DUC 2003)

                       May 31 and June 1, 2003
                         Edmonton, AB, Canada

               http://www.umich.edu/cl/hlt-naacl-duc03/


MOTIVATION

A series of highly successful summarization meetings have been held
over the last few years in a number of locations: Dagstuhl 1994,
Madrid 1997, Stanford 1998, Seattle 2000, Pittsburgh 2001, New Orleans
2001 (DUC 2001), and Philadelphia 2002 (jointly with DUC 2002). The
goal of the 2003 meeting is to provide a venue where new results can
be discussed, including results from DUC 2003.

Over the last three years, DUC (Document Understanding Conference,
http://duc.nist.gov/) has been the main evaluation forum for research
in text summarization.  Sixteen sites participated in the most recent
installment of the evaluation, with results presented at a joint
workshop following the Philadelphia ACL meeting.

The proposed workshop will include papers on all aspects of text
summarization, including but not limited to the following:
non-extractive summarization, spoken language (including dialogue)
summarization, language modeling for text and speech summarization,
multi-document and multilingual summarization, integration of question
answering and text summarization, Web-based summarization, evaluation
of summarization systems, etc. If enough interest is expressed, a
meeting to update the roadmap on research on text summarization will
be held as part of the workshop. The workshop will also include an
invited speaker (to be confirmed).

The second day of the workshop will be devoted to discussion of the
results from DUC 2003.  The DUC schedule calls for results to be
submitted by mid-February and a post-evaluation meeting to be held in
late May - early June where researchers will discuss their approaches
and plan for DUC 2004.

FORMAT OF THE JOINT MEETING

The suggested format for the meeting is quite similar to last year's
workshop in Philadelphia
http://www-nlpir.nist.gov/projects/duc/duc2002/Acl02SummarizationWorkshop.html


Two tracks will be included in the program:

T1. Regular summarization papers (submission open to the general
    public), published by ACL
T2. (draft) DUC notebook papers (submission limited to DUC
    participants, attendance is open), published by NIST

Some important dates (tentative):


Track T1:
- February 28, 2003 - submissions due
- March 19, 2003 - authors notified
- April 1, 2003 - camera-ready papers due

Track T2:
- May 5, 2003 - notebook papers due at NIST

The main HLT-NAACL conference will be held May 28-30. The proposed
dates for the DUC workshop are Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, June 1,
2003. The exact schedule of the workshop will be determined later,
based on the number of submissions to the two tracks.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Dragomir Radev (co-chair), University of Michigan (radev at umich.edu)
Simone Teufel (co-chair), University of Cambridge (simone.teufel at cl.cam.ac.uk)
Donna Harman, NIST (donna.harman at nist.gov)
Paul Over, NIST (paul.over at nist.gov)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

all of the above plus:
Regina Barzilay, Cornell University
John Conroy, IDA Center for Computing Sciences
Udo Hahn, U. Freiburg
Eduard Hovy, USC/ISI
Hongyan Jing, IBM Research
Guy Lapalme, U. Montreal
Chin-Yew Lin, USC/ISI
Inderjeet Mani, MITRE
Marie-Francine Moens, KU Leuven
Karen Sparck-Jones, U. Cambridge
Tadashi Nomoto, National Institute of Japanese Literature
Horacio Saggion, U. Sheffield
Stan Szpakowicz, U. Ottawa
Klaus Zechner, ETS


-------------------------------- Message 2 -------------------------------

Date:  Mon, 03 Feb 2003 22:45:20 +0000
From:  antieau at arches.uga.edu
Subject:  South Atlantic American Dialect Society, GA USA


South Atlantic American Dialect Society

Short Title: SAADS
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Date: 14-Nov-2003 - 16-Nov-2003
Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2003

Web Site: http://www.samla.org
Contact Person: Lamont Antieau
Meeting Email: antieau at arches.uga.edu
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

American Dialect Society at the South Atlantic Modern Language
Association 2003 Convention, Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Georgia, 14-16
November 2003 American Dialect Society at the South Atlantic Modern
Language Association 2003 Convention, Marriott Marquis, Atlanta,
Georgia, 14-16 November 2003

For more information about SAMLA, please see http://www.samla.org

Please submit abstracts of 500 words or less (including bibliography,
if needed) on any aspect of dialectology or sociolinguistics.
Abstracts dealing with language variation in the media are especially
encouraged.

Email submissions are preferred.

Please submit by 31 March 2003 to

Lamont Antieau
antieau at arches.uga.edu

or by postal mail (allow two weeks for delivery) to

Lamont Antieau
317 Park Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, 30602

Thanks,

Lamont Antieau

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