14.399, Calls: Automatic Learning/Spring Ling Colloquium

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Subject: 14.399, Calls: Automatic Learning/Spring Ling Colloquium

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Date:  Thu, 06 Feb 2003 06:01:58 +0000
From:  alaf03 at ckl.ms.mff.cuni.cz
Subject:  Automatic Learning Methods, Austria

Date:  Fri, 07 Feb 2003 21:25:11 +0000
From:  makitaka at email.unc.edu
Subject:  UNC-Chapel Hill Spring Linguistics Colloquium, NC USA

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

Date:  Thu, 06 Feb 2003 06:01:58 +0000
From:  alaf03 at ckl.ms.mff.cuni.cz
Subject:  Automatic Learning Methods, Austria

Adaptation of Automatic Learning Methods for Analytical and
Inflectional Languages

Location: Vienna, Austria
Date: 18-Aug-2003 - 22-Aug-2003
Call Deadline: 14-Mar-2003

Web Site: http://ckl.mff.cuni.cz/~alaf03
Contact Person: Kiril Ribarov
Meeting Email: alaf03 at ckl.mff.cuni.cz

Linguistic Subfield(s):
Text/Corpus Linguistics, Syntax, Morphology, Computational
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics

Meeting Description:


Automatic (machine) learning approaches to any NLP task became a rich
area with a variety of methodologies.  During the last years, its
development made significant progress in the direction of presenting
new methods and, at the same time, their modifications. These
modifications are of different nature and dependent on the language
under consideration. The aim of the workshop is to present and
evaluate various modifications of the automatic learning methods
originally developed for English and declared as language
independent. We are especially interested in automatic learning
methods for the problems of morphological tagging and parsing across
languages with high level of inflection. Further, we encourage
quantitative and qualitative comparison/evaluation studies across
languages on the inputs and the outputs of the mentioned

The workshop encourages reports of work on:

1. Summarization of morphological and syntactic features relevant for
various automatic learning procedures.

2. Tendencies of improvement of the automatic learning methods.
Presentation of implemented modifications and their cross language

3. New/Latest algorithms for automatic learning.

4. Hybrid approaches (Although, there are trials to apply hybrid
approaches, it seems that the true key of how to combine the various
parts has still not been found and lies mainly in the success of
analyzing the errors of each single component.  Studies which present
the connection elements for a successful combination of diverse
approaches are invited.)

In addition to the regular papers, we want to encourage all workshop
participants to make the workshop more interactive; in other words

 ** Let's enjoy and Don't be afraid of HOMEWORK

Each workshop participant will have the possibility to assign a
homework - he/she becomes a ''teacher''. This homework should be close
to the topics of our workshop; the choice of either theoretical or
experimental (practical) character of the homework is up to the

Accepted homework assignments (proposals) will be posted on the
workshop webpage not later than April 24, 2003.

The organizers will contact the ESSLLI/Workshop participants and ask
them to sign for the homework assignements.  The current status of
each homework will be posted on our web page, allowing the
''teachers'' to follow the completition of their homework assignments
and have access to the list of contacts of those who signed for the

Upon completition (each homework should be completed *** a WEEK ***
before the start of the Summer School), the results should be
submitted to the Workshop organizers.  Those will collect them and
pass them to the ''teachers'' a week before the Workshop starts. The
''teachers'' will be asked to evaluate them and to prepare a summary
of each homework. Summaries of the outcomes will be presented during
the final session by the ''teachers''. The accepted homework proposals
will be included (as an appendix) into the workshop proceedings while
the summaries will be posted on the workshop webpage after the

Each homework should be completed before the start of the Summer

* How to motivate you? DON'T LET IT BE!

The most interesting homework assignment and the most productive
homework will be awarded during the final session.  We are looking
forward to the award ceremony!




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

Date:  Fri, 07 Feb 2003 21:25:11 +0000
From:  makitaka at email.unc.edu
Subject:  UNC-Chapel Hill Spring Linguistics Colloquium, NC USA

UNC-Chapel Hill Spring Linguistics Colloquium

Location: Chapel Hill, NC, United States of America
Date: 05-APR-03 - 05-APR-03
Call Deadline: 14-Feb-2003

Contact Person: Maki Takahashi
Meeting Email: makitaka at email.unc.edu
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

2nd Call for papers

We are currently accepting abstract submissions for our annual Spring
Linguistics Colloquium, which is to be held on April 5.  We are
honored to have Dr. Kyle Johnson from the University of Massachusetts
Amherst as a Keynote Speaker.  Speakers are invited to present papers
on any topic in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics.

The deadline for submission is February 14.

Abstract Guidelines:

Email submissions are strongly preferred and may be sent in plain
text, or as files in Word, PDF, or .rtf format.  Make sure you include
any non-standard fonts used.  Abstracts should be one-page long, with
an optional additional page for examples, figures or references.
Please, do no include any author information in your abstract but
provide the following information in the body of your message:

a) title of paper
b) author's name(s) and affiliation(s)
c) email address
d) address and phone number

Email submissions to the attention of Maki Takahashi: makitaka at email.unc.edu

Please note that only one abstract from each individual can be
considered for acceptance.

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