14.398, Calls: Geographic References/Bootstrapping

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Subject: 14.398, Calls: Geographic References/Bootstrapping

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Date:  Fri, 07 Feb 2003 15:13:28 +0000
From:  geowkshp at kornai.com
Subject:  Analysis of Geographic References, Canada

Date:  Fri, 07 Feb 2003 19:06:50 +0000
From:  dcavar at indiana.edu
Subject:  Bootstrapping in Language Acquisition, IN USA

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Date:  Fri, 07 Feb 2003 15:13:28 +0000
From:  geowkshp at kornai.com
Subject:  Analysis of Geographic References, Canada

NAACL'03 Workshop on the Analysis of Geographic References

Short Title: Geographic References
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Date: 31-May-2003 - 31-May-2003
Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2003

Web Site: http://www.kornai.com/NAACL
Contact Person: Andras Kornai
Meeting Email: geowkshp at kornai.com
Linguistic Subfield(s): Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

This workshop is to discuss how existing NLP techniques can be adapted
and new ones developed that will advance core technology in geographic
reference analysis. Two-page extended abstracts due March 15
(electronic submissions only to geowkshp at kornai.com). For details see

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Date:  Fri, 07 Feb 2003 19:06:50 +0000
From:  dcavar at indiana.edu
Subject:  Bootstrapping in Language Acquisition, IN USA

Bootstrapping in Language Acquisition: Psychological, Linguistic and
Computational Aspects

Short Title: BOOT-LA
Location: Bloomington, IN, United States of America
Date: 21-Apr-2003 - 23-Apr-2003
Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2003

Web Site: http://jones.ling.indiana.edu/boot-la/
Contact Person: Damir Cavar
Meeting Email: dcavar at indiana.edu

Linguistic Subfield(s):
Psycholinguistics, Language Acquisition, Computational Linguistics,
Cognitive Science

Meeting Description:

Bootstrapping approaches to language acquisition have been extensively
addressed by researchers in domains like psycholinguistics,
computational and theoretical linguistics, cognitive science, machine
learning.  This workshop aims at bringing together researchers in
these fields.

The workshop seeks to provide a forum for presentation and discussion
of original research on different aspects of bootstrapping including,
but not limited to:
* its role in language acquisition for different domains, from a
theoretical, computational and psycholinguistic point of view
* empirical evidence for bootstrapping strategies from
psycholinguistic, psychological or cognitive science
* concepts, algorithms, techniques, strategies and concequences from
work on:

	- grammar induction
	- learnability theory
	- parameter setting approaches
	- constraint-based approaches
	- cue-based learning
* computational approaches to learning subctegorization frames
* how much knowledge can be bootstrapped from function words
* strategies for lexical/sense disambiguation.

Invited speakers are:
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Morten Christiansen (Cornell University)
Michael Gasser (Indiana University)
William Sakas (City University of New York)
Linda Smith (Indiana University)
J├╝rgen Weissenborn (Universit├Ąt Potsdam)
Charles Yang (Yale University)


FRIDAY, MARCH 1st, 2003

Abstracts can be at most 400 words of text. You may also include
examples, references and data summaries (but no data charts or
diagrams). This additional material, taken together, should not exceed
15 lines of text.

As an e-mail attachment.
Name, Title and affiliation should be sent in a different attachment.


Damir Cavar
Malgorzata Cavar
Laurent Dekydtspotter
Khaled Elghamry
Steven Franks
Rex Sprouse


If you have questions or concerns, please contact:

Damir Cavar <dcavar at indiana.edu>
Indiana University
Linguistics Dept.
Memorial Hall, Room 402
1021 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN. 47405-7005
phone: (812) 855-3268
fax: (812) 855-5363

Following this workshop will be ''The 33rd Linguistic Symposium on
Romance Languages'' (Indiana University, Bloomington). Details on the
LSRL can be found here:

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