14.660, Calls: American Dialects/Automatic Learning Methods

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Subject: 14.660, Calls: American Dialects/Automatic Learning Methods

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Date:  Fri, 07 Mar 2003 18:19:58 +0000
From:  remlingk at gvsu.edu
Subject:  American Dialect Society

Date:  Wed, 5 Mar 2003 13:12:12 +0100
From:  ALAF 2003 - Workshop <alaf03 at ckl.ms.mff.cuni.cz>
Subject:  Adaptation of Automatic Learning Methods for Analytical and Inflectional Languages

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

Date:  Fri, 07 Mar 2003 18:19:58 +0000
From:  remlingk at gvsu.edu
Subject:  American Dialect Society

American Dialect Society

Short Title: ADS
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Date: 07-NOV-03 - 09-NOV-03

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2003

Web Site: http://www.uiowa.edu/~mmla

Contact Person: Kate Remlinger
Meeting Email: remlingk at gvsu.edu
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

American Dialect Society at the 45th Annual Midwest Modern Language
Association Convention, November 7-9, 2003, Chicago, Congress Plaza

Topic: 'New Directions in Language Variation and Change'
WIth apologies for cross-posting.

Second call for papers:
Please submit abstracts, maximum 250 words. Presentations may be based
in traditional dialectology, or in other areas of language variation
and change, including sociolinguistics, historical, anthropological or
folk linguistics, language and gender, critical discourse analysis, or

Email submissions preferred.

Please submit by 1 April 2003 to

Kate Remlinger
remlingk at gvsu.edu

By mail to

Kate Remlinger
Department of English
Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401

By fax

Attention: Kate Remlinger, 1-616-331-3430

For more information about ADS at MMLA, see the MMLA website,
http://www.uiowa.edu/~mmla, go to ''Call for Papers'', scroll down to
''Associated Organizations'', then to ''American Dialect Society, New
Directions in Language Variation and Change.''

Many thanks,

Kate Remlinger
Midwest Regional Secretary, ADS
Associate Professor of English: Linguistics
Grand Valley State University
remlingk at gvsu.edu

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

Date:  Wed, 5 Mar 2003 13:12:12 +0100
From:  ALAF 2003 - Workshop <alaf03 at ckl.ms.mff.cuni.cz>
Subject:  Adaptation of Automatic Learning Methods for Analytical and Inflectional Languages

***             FIRST CALL for PAPERS                   ***
***                                                     ***
***		!!! LAST REMINDER !!!			***
        ESSLLI'03 (http://www.logic.at/esslli03)

                       Workshop on

       "Adaptation of Automatic Learning Methods for
	   Analytical and Inflectional Languages"


                   August 18-22, 2003
                     Vienna, Austria

WORKSHOP WEBPAGE             http://ckl.mff.cuni.cz/~alaf03

*                  IMPORTANT DATES                        *
*                                                         *
* March 14, 2003  Submission Deadline                     *
*                 (Extended Abstracts, Homework Proposals)*
*                                                         *
* April 14, 2003  Notification of Acceptance              *
*                                                         *



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 procedures. 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 evaluation.
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 "teacher".

        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 homework.

        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 Workshop.

        Each homework should be completed before the start of
the Summer School.

  * 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!




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