14.747, Calls: Reference Resolution/Reading & Technology

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Subject: 14.747, Calls: Reference Resolution/Reading & Technology

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Date:  Tue, 11 Mar 2003 18:20:01 EST
From:  Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse at cs.rutgers.edu>
Subject:  Reference Resolution & Its Applications to Question Answering & Summarization

Date:  Thu, 13 Mar 2003 09:41:22 +0000
From:  ajwurr at uncg.edu
Subject:  The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal

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

Date:  Tue, 11 Mar 2003 18:20:01 EST
From:  Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse at cs.rutgers.edu>
Subject:  Reference Resolution & Its Applications to Question Answering & Summarization

                      C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S
		      2003 International Symposium on
	       Reference Resolution and Its Applications to
	           Question Answering and Summarization

			    Venice, Italy
			    June 23-25, 2003

Reference resolution algorithms are applicable for the processing of
discourse and dialogue and more recently became important tools for
textual Questions Answering (QA) systems or Summarization systems. The
objective of this Symposium is to bring together researchers whose
work focuses on the resolution of reference in natural language and to
create a forum for the presentation and discussion of their current
results. We are especially interested in the application of reference
resolution to Questions Answering and Summarization and welcome papers
and discussions that tackle the interactions of reference resolution
with these two NLP applications. This call for papers invites
submissions of papers describing recent novel and challenging
work/results in reference resolution, questions answering and
summarization. The range of topics to be covered will include, but
will not be limited to:

o new reference resolution algorithms,
o reference resolution and its contribution to discourse processing,
o new methods for single and multi-document summarization,
o recent findings in the theory and practice of textual question
o theories and formalisms for reference resolution,
o empirical methods in reference resolution,
o applications of reference resolution,
o multilingual and multidocument reference resolution,
o evaluation of reference resolution
o resources used for reference resolution.
o reference resolution for factual questions answering
o reference resolution for summarization
o reference resolution for dialog processing
o reference resolution for the identification of disourse relations
and discourse structure

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: April 17 2003
Authors Notification: May 10 2003
Camera-ready deadline: June 10 2003
Conference: June 23-25 2003

Symposium Organizers:
Sanda Harabagiu
Rodolfo Delmonte

Program Committee:

Regina Barzilay, MIT/Cornell University
Donna Byron, Ohio State University
Nicoletta Calzolari, University of Pisa
Claire Cardie, Cornell University
Dan Cristea, University of Iasi
Rodolfo Delmonte, Ca' Foscari University
Carol Van Ess-Dykema, DoD
Antonio Ferrandez, University of Alicante
Udo Hahn, University of Freiburg
Sanda Harabagiu, University of Texas, Dallas
Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto
Jerry Hobbs, USC/ISI
Nancy Ide, Vassar College
Steve Maiorano, University of Sheffield
Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton
Massimo Poesio, University of Essex
Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh

For more information please visit:

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Date:  Thu, 13 Mar 2003 09:41:22 +0000
From:  ajwurr at uncg.edu
Subject:  The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal

Call Deadline: 15-JUNE-2003

Call for Papers for Special Issue of
The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal

Theme: Reading and Technology

This special issue will explore the relationship between technology
and reading. Papers will examine issues in the following theme areas:
(1) Technology as a Tool to Teach Reading Skills, (2) Supplementing
Reading Instruction with Technology, (3) Reading in Electronic
Environments, (4) The Role of Technology as a Curricular Tool in
Developing Reading Abilities, and (5) Reading Difficulties in
Technology. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Technology as a Tool to Teach Reading Skills

- Teaching reading with technology
- Implementing technology in the reading class
- The impact of technology on reading
- How the internet/technology changes reading

Supplementing Reading Instruction with Technology

- Using technology to helping students acquire specific skills and
- Instruction to develop the critical literacies essential to
effective information use
- Training students to become proficient readers in online

Reading in Electronic Environments

- Online resources/courses for reading
- Vocabulary acquisition- Electronic dictionaries, glossing
- Electronic Books
- The World Wide Web

The Role of Technology as a Curricular Tool in Developing Reading

- Exploring reading strategy use in electronic environments
- Online reading behaviors-Hypertext and reading
- Computer-based reading strategies
- Reading-centered literacy activities
- Web-quests and web-stories

Reading Difficulties in Technology

- Affective factors, reading, and technology
- Social aspects of literacy in the digital age
- Teacher attitudes toward reading and technology
- Assessment practices in literacy that include reading on the
- Analysis and exploration of reading software programs

Please submit manuscripts by June 15, 2003 to
editors at readingmatrix.com. Submission guidelines are available at:

For additional information, please contact the Editors, Meena Singhal
(msinghal at lbcc.edu) or John Liontas (jliontas at nd.edu).

The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal is published
exclusively on the World Wide Web.


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