14.803, Calls: Computational Ling/Grammatical Induction

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Subject: 14.803, Calls: Computational Ling/Grammatical Induction

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1)
Date:  Sat, 15 Mar 2003 16:06:34 -0600 (CST)
From:  ted pedersen <tpederse at d.umn.edu>
Subject:  HLT-NAACL-03 Workshop on Parallel Text

2)
Date:  Tue, 18 Mar 2003 16:54:55 +0100
From:  Menno van Zaanen <M.M.vanZaanen at uvt.nl>
Subject:  Grammars Special Issue Announcement

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

Date:  Sat, 15 Mar 2003 16:06:34 -0600 (CST)
From:  ted pedersen <tpederse at d.umn.edu>
Subject:  HLT-NAACL-03 Workshop on Parallel Text


       Notice the April 1 Deadline for late-breaking short papers
submissions!

       Notice the upcoming test period for the shared task on word
alignment!

                  -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

                         CALL FOR LATE-BREAKING PAPERS

                   SECOND CALL FOR SHARED TASK PARTICIPATION

                      Building and Using Parallel Texts:
                   Data Driven Machine Translation and Beyond

                          An HLT-NAACL 2003 Workshop
                              Edmonton, Alberta
                                May 31, 2003

 		        http://www.cs.unt.edu/~rada/wpt

                  -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-


Short (Late-Breaking) Papers at the HLT-NAACL Workshop on Building and
Using Parallel Text provide a venue for authors to present
late-breaking results. Submitted Short Papers will be carefully
evaluated on the basis of originality, significance, technical
soundness, and clarity of exposition.

Short papers are due on April 1, 2003 5pm your local time.

Short papers are restricted to 4 pages in length. They must be
submitted in camera-ready format; see
http://www.hlt-naacl03.org/format.html. Short papers that are not in
PDF or are incorrectly formatted may be rejected on that
basis. Authors are strongly encouraged to use the LaTeX style files or
MSWord equivalents available on the website.

Submissions must describe original, completed, unpublished work, and
include concrete evaluation results when appropriate. See full paper
submission information for topics of interest.

Reviewing will not be blind. Because we need camera-ready formatted
papers, authors must include their identifying information on the
paper. This is to accommodate the late-breaking format; we need time
to review the papers and get the accepted papers to the printer in
time.

Note that notification date for acceptance and rejection is April 7,
with final camera ready copy due on April 10.


                  -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

		       SHARED TASK ON WORD ALIGNMENT

All researchers who have a word alignment system available are invited
to participate in the shared task, individually or as part of a team.

Participants in the shared task will be provided with common sets of
training data, consisting of Romanian-English and French-English
parallel texts.  Participants will be given approximately one month to
train their systems with this data, and then previously held out test
data will be released.  Participants will run their alignment system
on this test data and submit their results, which will be evaluated
using a common set of metrics.

Teams participating in the word alignment shared task are invited to
submit short papers (max. 4 pages) describing their systems and/or
evaluation methodology.

Shared task timetable:

Complete guidelines          already available
Training and trial data      already available
Test data                    March 18
Submission of results        March 25
Results back to participants March 28
Submission of short papers   April 1
   (system descriptions)

Last day to register for participation in the shared task: March 21.


                  -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

		         GENERAL WORKSHOP INFORMATION

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers
working on problems related to the creation and use of parallel
text. Recent events have demonstrated once again the importance of
inter-language communication, and reinforce the need for advances in
machine translation (MT) and multi-lingual processing tools.

The workshop will be centered around the problem of building and using
parallel corpora, which are vital resources for efficiently deriving
multi-lingual text processing tools. In addition to regular papers,
the workshop also includes a shared task that will result in a
comparative evaluation of word alignment techniques.

We invite submissions of papers addressing any of the following
issues:
- Construction of parallel corpora, including the automatic
identification and harvesting of parallel corpora from the Web.
- Methods to evaluate the quality of parallel corpora and word
alignments
- Tools for processing parallel corpora, including automatic sentence
alignment, word alignment, phrase alignment, detection of omissions
and gaps in translations, and others
- Using parallel corpora for data driven Machine Translation
- Using parallel corpora for the derivation of language processing
tools in new languages
- Using parallel corpora for automatic corpora annotation
- Language learning applied to parallel corpora
- Translation memory systems as a source of aligned corpora

While we invite submissions addressing any of the above topics, or
related issues, we particularly welcome work involving parallel
corpora addressing languages with scarce resources.

We expect to make arrangements with a journal in Natural Language
Processing or Computational Linguistics for a special issue that will
include selected papers from this workshop.

Invited Speaker:
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

Elliot Macklovitch, University of Montreal

Shared Task:
-=-=-=-=-=-=

All researchers who have a word alignment system available are invited
to participate in the shared task, individually or as part of a team.

Participants in the shared task will be provided with common sets of
training data, consisting of Romanian-English and French-English
parallel texts. Participants will be given approximately one month to
train their systems with this data, and then previously held out test
data will be released. Participants will run their alignment system on
this test data and submit their results, which will be evaluated using
a common set of metrics. See the workshop website for details
regarding the shared task.

Submission format:
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

Submissions should consist of regular full papers of max. 7 pages, or
late-breaking papers of max. 4 pages, formatted following the NAACL
2003 guidelines. In addition, teams participating in the word
alignment shared task are invited to submit short papers (max. 4
pages) describing their systems and/or evaluation methodology.

Send your submission (a ps or pdf file), prepared for anonymous
review, to both:

Rada Mihalcea, University of North Texas, rada at cs.unt.edu
and
Ted Pedersen, University of Minnesota, Duluth, tpederse at d.umn.edu

Important dates:
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

Deadline for regular paper submissions:		March 10 (passed)
Deadline for results submissions:		March 25 (shared task)
Deadline for late-breaking papers submissions:	April 1
Deadline for short paper submissions:		April 1 (shared task)
Notification of acceptance - for regular papers:April 1
             - for late-breaking papers:	April 7
Deadline for camera-ready papers:		April 10

Organization Committee:
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

Rada Mihalcea, University of North Texas
Ted Pedersen, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Program Committee:
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

Lars Ahrenberg, Linkoping University	
Nicoletta Calzolari, University of Pisa
Tim Chklovski, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mona Diab, University of Maryland
Ulrich Germann, Information Sciences Institute
Daniel Gildea, University of Pennsylvania
Maria das Gracas Volpe Nunes, University of Sao Paulo
Nancy Ide, Vassar College
Lucia Helena Machado Rino, Federal University of Sao Carlos
Eduard Hovy, University of Southern California / Information Sciences
Institute
Philippe Langlais, University of Montreal
Elliot Macklovitch, University of Montreal
Daniel Marcu, University of Southern California / Information Sciences
Institute
Dan Melamed, New York University
Magnus Merkel, Linkoping University
Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton
Grace Ngai, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hermann Ney, RWTH Aachen
Franz Och, Information Sciences Institute
Kemal Oflazer, Sabanci University
Kishore Papineni, IBM
Jessie Pinkham, Microsoft Research
Andrei Popescu-Belis, ISSCO/TIM/ETI University of Geneva
Florence Reeder, MITRE
Philip Resnik, University of Maryland
Antonio Ribeiro, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy
Michel Simard, University of Montreal
Harold Somers, University of Manchester Institute of Science and
Technology
Arturo Trujillo, Canon Research Centre Europe
Jean Veronis, University of Provence
Clare Voss, Army Research Lab
Dan Tufis, RACAI Romania
Yorick Wilks, University of Sheffield


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

Date:  Tue, 18 Mar 2003 16:54:55 +0100
From:  Menno van Zaanen <M.M.vanZaanen at uvt.nl>
Subject:  Grammars Special Issue Announcement

Call For Papers


Special Issue on
                         Grammatical Induction

to be published in
                              GRAMMARS

a Kluwer journal of Mathematical Research
on Formal and Natural Languages

Guest editors: P. Adriaans, H. Fernau, C. de la Higuera, M. van Zaanen


Tentative deadlines:
* Manuscript submissions: 1 May 2003
* Referee comments sent back by: 1 October 2003
* Revised manuscripts due: 1 November 2003
* Notification of acceptance: 1 December 2003
* Final manuscripts due: 1 January 2004
* Issue will appear: May 2004.


Manuscripts can be sent, preferrably electronically, to either of the
editors of the special issue:
* Pieter Adriaans <Pieter.Adriaans at ps.net>
* Henning Fernau <fernau at cs.newcastle.edu.au>
* Colin de la Higuera <Colin.Delahiguera at univ-st-etienne.fr>
* Menno van Zaanen <mvzaanen at uvt.nl>


Manuscripts based on papers submitted to ICGI meetings are welcome.
According to copyright policy, they must be considerably different
from the version published in ICGI proceedings.


Aims & Scope of GRAMMARS:

GRAMMARS is an international forum for the dissemination of high-level
original research in the intersection between
mathematical/computational linguistics and formal language theory. The
journal is based on the fact that a certain gap exists between
linguists---trying to find adequate formal tools for natural language
description and computer scientists---often unconcerned with the
descriptive applicability of the generative devices they design.

The aim of the journal is to bring both communities together and to
provide a platform for discussion.

Details can be checked at:
http://www.kluweronline.com/issn/1386-7393/

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