14.494, Calls: Translation Studies / NLP

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Subject: 14.494, Calls: Translation Studies / NLP

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Date:  Wed, 19 Feb 2003 08:56:30 +0000
From:  gagnoch at yahoo.com
Subject:  Translation Studies, UK

Date:  Wed, 19 Feb 2003 09:28:03 +0000
From:  jburstein at ets.org
Subject:  Natural Language Processing, Canada

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Date:  Wed, 19 Feb 2003 08:56:30 +0000
From:  gagnoch at yahoo.com
Subject:  Translation Studies, UK

Research Training in Translation Studies: Sharing Good Practice

Location: Birmingham, Midlands, United Kingdom
Date: 20-May-2003 - 20-May-2003
Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2020

Web Site: http://www.les.aston.ac.uk/whatsnew.html
Contact Person: Chantal Gagnon
Meeting Email: gagnoch at yahoo.com
Linguistic Subfield(s): Translation

Meeting Description:

The colloquium, to be held at Aston University on Tuesday, 20 May
2003, is organised by PhD students from the School of Languages and
European Studies/Institute for the Study of Language and Society
(ISLS) and its main purpose is to create an exchange forum for PhD
students. MA students intending to proceed to doctoral research are
also invited to attend. In view of the general theme of the colloquium
- the sharing of good practice - participants are invited to present
their current research and/or any ideas on different topics related to
their studies. Papers can touch on one of the following research

- theoretical aspects (as related to your own research)
- research methodology (procedural or interdisciplinary aspects of
your own research and/or of research in Translation Studies more
- institutional aspects (management of supervision/research

Please indicate in your reply which of these aspects would be most
beneficial for your own personal research progress. If you wish to
present a paper, please send an abstract of not more than 250-300
words by 31 March 2003. The final programme will then be tailored to
the feedback provided. This colloquium is also intended to prepare for
the launch of an electronic discussion list for PhD students in
Translation Studies. The fee, which includes a buffet lunch and
refreshments, will be £6.

If you have any general enquiries, please contact us under the
following address:

Stefan Baumgarten;
email: baumgars at aston.ac.uk or sbaumgarten1 at hotmail.com
Chantal Gagnon;
email: gagnoch at yahoo.com
Jas Jangha;
email: janghaj at aston.ac.uk
Christina Schäffner;
email: isls at aston.ac.uk or c.schaeffner at aston.ac.uk

Postal address:
ISLS, School of Languages and European Studies
Aston University, Aston Triangle
Birmingham B4 7ET

Phone: 0121 359 3611; Ext. 4224/4289
Fax: 0121 359 6153

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Date:  Wed, 19 Feb 2003 09:28:03 +0000
From:  jburstein at ets.org
Subject:  Natural Language Processing, Canada

Building Educational Applications Using Natural Language Processing

Short Title: HLT/NAACL 2003 Workshop
Location: Edmonton, Canada
Date: 31-MAY-03 - 31-MAY-03

Call Deadline: 10-May-2003

Web Site: http://www.etstechnologies.com/NAACL
Contact Person: Jill Burstein
Meeting Email: jburstein at ets.org
Linguistic Subfield(s): Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:




There is an increased use of NLP-based educational applications for
both large-scale assessment and classroom instruction.  This has
occurred for two primary reasons.  First, there has been a significant
increase in the availability of computers in schools, from elementary
school to the university. Second, there has been notable development
in computer-based educational applications that incorporate advanced
methods in NLP that can be used to evaluate students' work.
Educational applications have been developed across a variety of
subject domains in automated evaluation of free-responses and
intelligent tutoring. To date, these two research areas have remained
autonomous. We hope that this workshop will facilitate communication
between researchers who work on all types of instructional
applications, for K-12, undergraduate, and graduate school. Since most
of this work in NLP-based educational applications is text-based, we
are especially interested in any work of this type that incorporates
speech processing and other input/output modalities.  We wish to
expose the NLP research community to these technologies with the hope
that they may see novel opportunities for use of their tools in an
educational application.

Call for Papers

We are especially interested in submissions including, but not limited to:

- Speech-based tools for educational technology
- Innovative text analysis for evaluation of student writing with
regard to: a) general writing quality, or b) accuracy of content for
domain-specific responses
- Text analysis methods to handle particular writing genres, such as
legal or business writing, or creative aspects of writing
- Intelligent tutoring systems that incorporate state-of-the-art NLP
methods to evaluate response content, using either text- or
speech-based analyses
- Dialogue systems in education
   - understanding student input
   - generating the tutors' feedback
   - evaluation
- Evaluation of NLP-based tools for education
- Use of student response databases (text or speech) for tool building
- Content-based scoring

Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline:	Mar 10
Notification of acceptance for papers:	Mar 24
Camera ready papers due:	Apr 7
Workshop date:	May 31


Jill Burstein, Educational Testing Service (jburstein at ets.org)
Claudia Leacock, Educational Testing Service (cleacock at ets.org)

Program Committee:

Gregory Aist, Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science (RIACS), NASA
Martin Chodorow, Hunter College, City University of New York
Ron Cole, University of Colorado, Boulder
Barbara Di Eugenio, University of Illinois at Chicago
John Dowding, Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science (RIACS), NASA
Maxine Eskenazi, Carnegie Mellon University
Art Graesser, University of Memphis
Pamela Jordan, University of Pittsburgh
Karen Kukich, National Science Foundation
Diane Litman, University of Pittsburgh
Daniel Marcu, Information Sciences Institute/University of Southern California
Thomas Morton, University of Pennsylvania
Carolyn Penstein Rose, University of Pittsburgh
Susanne Wolff, Princeton University
Klaus Zechner, Educational Testing Service

Format for Submission

Information about submissions can be found at the URL below.  Please
follow the instructions for full papers and use only Adobe's Portable
Document Format (PDF) or MS-Word documents.

Since the review process will be blind, please do not include any
author information on the actual paper. Please include an additional
title page with the following information: Paper title, names and
contact information for all authors, and the paper's


Please e-mail your final .pdf or MS-Word submission to
jburstein at ets.org or cleacock at ets.org no later than March 10, 2003.
Please feel free to contact the organizers with any questions
regarding the workshop.

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