14.560, Calls: Historical Pragmatics, Denmark/NLP, Canada

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Subject: 14.560, Calls: Historical Pragmatics, Denmark/NLP, Canada

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Date:  25 Feb 2003 20:05:00 -0000
From:  Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen <maj at hum.ku.dk>
Subject:  Historical Pragmatics

Date:  Fri, 21 Feb 2003 19:34:06 EST
From:  Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse at cs.rutgers.edu>
Subject:  Building Educational Applications Using NLP

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Date:  25 Feb 2003 20:05:00 -0000
From:  Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen <maj at hum.ku.dk>
Subject:  Historical Pragmatics

Historical Pragmatics

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Date: 10-Aug-2003 - 15-Aug-2003
Web Site: http://www.hum.ku.dk/ichl2003/
Contact Person: Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen
Meeting Email: maj at hum.ku.dk
Linguistic Subfield(s):
Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics, Discourse Analysis
This is a session of the following conference:
16th International Conference of Historical Linguistics
Meeting Description:

Date: 11-Aug-2003 - 15-Aug-2003
Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2003

The ICHL2003 (XVIth International Conference on Historical
Linguistics: http://www.hum.ku.dk/ichl2003/) will include a section on
historical pragmatics organised by Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen,
University of Copenhagen (maj at hum.ku.dk) and Corinne Rossari,
University of Geneva (corinne.rossari at lettres.unige.ch)

Invited plenary speaker: Diane Vincent, Université de Laval.
This section will accept papers on all aspects of historical
pragmatics. The field includes, on the one hand, socio-historical and
pragmatic analyses of older texts in the light of their own
socio-cultural context, i.e. studies falling within what has been
called ''New Philology''. On the other hand, it includes studies of
language change in a socio-cultural and/or pragmatic perspective. An
example of the latter could be the study of grammaticalization and/or
semantic change conditioned by pragmatic factors such as discourse
structure, speech acts types, conversational implicature etc. Papers
on the following topics are particularly welcome: The lexicalization
of subjectivity (e.g. discourse markers, modality, logic-semantic
relations, evidentiality...); The interplay between discourse genre
and language structure; linguistic politeness in a diachronic
200-word abstracts may be submitted via the conference web site

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Date:  Fri, 21 Feb 2003 19:34:06 EST
From:  Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse at cs.rutgers.edu>
Subject:  Building Educational Applications Using NLP

Building Educational Applications Using Natural Language Processing
HLT/NAACL 2003 Workshop
May 31, 2003
Edmonton, Canada



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 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 abstract.


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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