14.509, Calls: Phonology/NLP

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Subject: 14.509, Calls: Phonology/NLP

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Date:  Wed, 19 Feb 2003 11:44:31 +0000
From:  honeybop at edgehill.ac.uk
Subject:  Groupe De Recherche Phonologie, France

Date:  Wed, 19 Feb 2003 12:35:24 +0000
From:  jburstein at ets.org
Subject:  Educational Applications & Natural Language Processing, Canada

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Date:  Wed, 19 Feb 2003 11:44:31 +0000
From:  honeybop at edgehill.ac.uk
Subject:  Groupe De Recherche Phonologie, France

5th Annual Meeting of the Groupe De Recherche Phonologie

Location: Montpellier, France
Date: 02-Jun-2003 - 04-Jun-2003
Call Deadline: 05-Apr-2003

Web Site: http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/acadepts/humarts/english/gdr2003.htm
Contact Person: Phil Carr
Meeting Email: philip.carr at wanadoo.fr
Linguistic Subfield(s): Phonology

Meeting Description:

The 5th annual meeting of the Groupe De Recherche (GDR) Phonologie
will take place at the Universite Paul Valery, Montpellier, France,
from 9.00 a.m. on Monday 2nd June 2003 until midday, Wednesday 4th

Universite Paul Valery, Montpellier
Batiment de Recherche et Etudes Doctorales (BRED), Route de Mende

Monday 2nd - Wednesday 4th June 2003

Organisers: Phil Carr, Damien Chabanal, Ksenija Djordjevic, Mohamed
Embarki, Patrick Honeybone

With the support of the GDR Phonology (CNRS 1954; Director: Professor
Bernard Laks) and Dipralang EA 739 (Universite Paul Valery; Director:
Professor Pierre Dumont)

Invited speakers:
Professor Larry Hyman (Berkeley)
Professor Marilyn Vihman (Bangor)

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Scientific Committee: Gabriel Bergounioux (Orleans), Phil Carr
(Montpellier III), Jean-Pierre Chevrot (Grenoble III), Jacques Durand
(Toulouse II), Laurence Labrune (Bordeaux III), Bernard Laks (Paris
X), Jean Lowenstamm (Paris VII)

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Call for Papers

Abstracts are welcome on any area of phonological/phonetic inquiry,
including LabPhon approaches, sociolinguistic approaches, generative
approaches (OT, Lexical Phonology, Government Phonology and others),
acquisition studies, history and philosophy of phonetics/phonology.

Abstracts should be one side of A4 (author's name and details on
separate sheet, please) and should be submitted by email to both Phil
Carr (philip.carr at wanadoo.fr) and Damien Chabanal
(damien.chabanal at univ-montp3.fr).

Language of abstracts and papers: French or English.

Time for papers: 30 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions.

Please use SIL Doulos for phonetic symbols, and send your abstract as
a Word file.

We plan to run a poster session, if there are sufficient numbers of
poster papers offered. Please indicate whether you are prepared, or
would prefer, to offer your paper as a poster.

Deadline for abstracts: 05/04/03

Website: http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/acadepts/humarts/english/gdr2003.htm

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Date:  Wed, 19 Feb 2003 12:35:24 +0000
From:  jburstein at ets.org
Subject:  Educational Applications & 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: 17-Mar-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

- 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 17
Notification of acceptance for papers:	Mar 31
Camera ready papers due:	Apr 8
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
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
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
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 17, 2003.
Please feel free to contact the organizers with any questions
regarding the workshop.

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