14.728, Calls: Rajasthani Language Series/Dialogue Processing

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Subject: 14.728, Calls: Rajasthani Language Series/Dialogue Processing

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Date:  Sun, 09 Mar 2003 08:44:29 +0530
From:  "Gobind Prasad" <gp010 at hotmail.com>
Subject:  Rajasthani Language Series

Date:  Tue, 11 Mar 2003 18:03:49 EST
From:  Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse at cs.rutgers.edu>
Subject:  Research Directions in Dialogue Processing

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

Date:  Sun, 09 Mar 2003 08:44:29 +0530
From:  "Gobind Prasad" <gp010 at hotmail.com>
Subject:  Rajasthani Language Series

Call for Papers on Rajasthani Language

Research papers (2000 words) are invited on Rajasthani language, its
dialects (Bagri, Shekhawati, Mewati, Marwari, Dhundhari, Harauti,
Mewari, and Wagri) and other issues concerning its linguistics,
literature, culture, music, history, social status, constitutional
ramifications, documentation, teaching, relation with other languages,
suprasegmental features (particularly tone system) communication,
business, endangerment, folklore, popular culture, medieval history,
assessment, humor, slang, and its use in actual social settings.

Research paper having the above said information should be sent as an
attachment file (in MS Word only) no later than March 31st 2003 to:
gp010 at hotmail.com or lgusain at umich.edu. Along with the paper, please
also send a letter of consent that the editors can modify the
information in order to make it publishable without destroying the
central meaning of the text.

If you have further questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to
contact Dr. Lakhan Gusain (Email: lgusain at umich.edu), Department of Asian
Languages and Cultures, 3511 Frieze Building, University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor, Michigan 48109-1285, USA.

The decision of the Editors will be final regarding the selection of
the research papers for publication,

Yours sincerely,

Gobind Prasad & Lakhan Gusain

Chief Editors
Rajasthani Language Series

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Dr. Gobind Prasad
Assistant Professor
Centre of Indian Languages
School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi-110 067

Phone: +91-11-2610 7676 extn. 2244 (Office)
       +91-11-2618 4506 (Home)
Fax:   +91-11-2616 5886
Email: gp010 at hotmail.com
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Date:  Tue, 11 Mar 2003 18:03:49 EST
From:  Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse at cs.rutgers.edu>
Subject:  Research Directions in Dialogue Processing

	      Research Directions in Dialogue Processing
		      May 31st - June 1st, 2003
		      Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA

Researchers and product engineers have begun to develop increasingly
sophisticated dialogue capabilities for spoken language systems. Their
experience is rapidly creating information and artifacts which in turn
are attracting increasing interest on the part of researchers from a
variety of disciplines. One reason for this ferment is that groups who
traditionally have had little opportunity to interact with each other,
linguists, computational linguists, speech scientists and engineers,
each approaching dialog from different perspectives, have begun to
interact on a technical level. In part this is due to the emergence of
working technologies, such as recognition systems and speech
synthesizers, that for the first time allow researchers not directly
familiar with the implementation of component technologies to put
together systems that converse (however simply) with humans. As a
result, groups with very different traditions now find themselves
working on phenomena that are nominally the same. These researchers
are concerned about making use of linguistically motivated dialogue
models, the need for well-engineered, practical interfaces for use
with everyday users, and the availability of corpora that can steer
new research in this area for both computational linguists and

These shared concerns present an opportunity to encourage
cross-fertilization and to transform the study of dialog into a richer
and more energetic enterprise. In turn, such a transformation will
increase our scientific understanding of dialog and will hasten the
creation of techniques and artifacts that significantly impact
human-computer communication.

The purpose of this workshop is identify common research concerns and
to identify paradigms, tools, corpora, evaluation techniques and other
infrastructure that will promote the scientific study of dialogue.

Submission of Position Papers

Contributions are invited from active practitioners in the field of
dialog processing and can address one of the following topics:

* acquisition and decoding of signals
* multi-modal integration
* language understanding
* dialog management
* pragmatics
* output planning
* language generation
* rendering through speech and other modes

Each position paper may address one or more of the following issues:
* identify successful research paradigms
* identify accepted or emerging evaluation techniques
* identify corpora, both available and desired, that will drive research

In addition, all papers should discuss methods of sharing resources
(such as tools and corpora) across communities, for example though the
adoption or development of standards and through design for


Position papers should be no longer than 3 pages and should follow the
HLT/NAACL style (see
Note that authors should identify themselves (in contrast to the
instructions for HLT/NAACL papers). To encourage a more productive
workshop, the organizers may ask groups of several authors to combine
their thoughts into a single presentation.

Position papers should be submitted in electronic form (either pdf or
postscript) to: dialogue2003 at cs.cmu.edu

Deadline for submission: March 21st, 2003


Attendees will be invited to submit versions of their papers for
inclusion in workshop proceedings and to contribute to a summary

Organizing Committee
Alexander I. Rudnicky, Carnegie Mellon University, air at cs.cmu.edu
Candace L. Sidner, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, sidner at merl.com


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