26.2171, Calls: Applied Linguistics, Computational Ling, Text/Corpus Ling/Germany

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Subject: 26.2171, Calls: Applied Linguistics, Computational Ling, Text/Corpus Ling/Germany

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Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:16:19
From: Bernhard Fisseni [bernhard.fisseni at uni-due.de]
Subject: Internat. Conference / German Society for Computational Linguistics & Language Technology

Full Title: Internat. Conference / German Society for Computational Linguistics & Language Technology 
Short Title: GSCL 2015 

Date: 30-Sep-2015 - 02-Oct-2015
Location: Essen, Germany 
Contact Person: GSCL 2015
Meeting Email: gscl2015 at gscl.org
Web Site: http://gscl2015.inf.uni-due.de/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 15-May-2015 

Meeting Description:

The bi-annual meeting of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL) in 2015 will take place from September 30 to October 2 at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

The main conference theme is ''Deep vs. shallow?''.

Currently, computational linguistics as a field seems to split in two camps: Those interested in 'deep', explanatory, potentially even cognitively motivated models and those interested in harnessing the power of emerging big data collections to solve practical problems efficiently. While the first camp often fights with a lack of coverage of the intended phenomena, the second camp is occasionally criticized as naively counting the contents of bags of words.

Of course, the conference theme is designed to provoke contradiction: Isn't the goal ultimately a synthesis of both approaches that allows linguistic theory to use 'big data' efficiently and allows broad coverage technologies to be theoretically well-founded? The conference aims to discuss the divergence of 'deep' and 'shallow' analysis, but especially also how to achieve to a synthesis constructively.

Keynote Speakers:

Chris Biemann (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
Second speaker to be confirmed.

Organization and Program Committee:


Bernhard Fisseni (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Bernhard Schröder (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Torsten Zesch (University of Duisburg-Essen)

Local Organizers:

Bernhard Fisseni (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Tim Kocher (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Bernhard Schröder (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Charlotte Wollermann (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Torsten Zesch (University of Duisburg-Essen)

Program Committee:

See CfP.

2nd Call for Papers:

The main conference theme is ''Deep vs. shallow?''.

Contributions to any topic related to Computational Linguistics and Language Technology are invited, but we especially encourage submissions that are related to the main theme, i.e., connecting broad coverage technologies with linguistic and cognitive theory, e.g.

- Learning deep grammars from corpora,
- Hybrid machine translation systems,
- Making use of 'big data' collections, e.g. for
a. Distributional semantics, or
b. Analysis of non-standard orthography texts or learner corpora

GSCL Prize:

The GSCL awards a prize for the best student thesis (Bachelor, Master, Diploma, Magister) in the field of language technology and computational linguistics. Theses from the last two years are eligible and nominations must be made by a supervisor from an academic institution within the German-speaking area.

Deadline for nominations: 15 May 2015
More information: http://www.gscl.org/preis.html

Important Dates (all deadlines GMT +2):

15 May 2015: Submission Deadline
21 June 2015: Notification of Acceptance
15 July 2015: Camera Ready Due
30 September 2015: GSCL Conference

Program Committee:

Program Committee:
Michael Beißwenger, Universität Dortmund
Delphine Bernhard, Université de Strasbourg
Chris Biemann, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Philipp Cimiano, Universität Bielefeld
Bertold Crysmann, CNRS, Paris
Michael Cysouw, University of Marburg, Germany
Stefanie Dipper, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Markus Egg, Humboldt-Universität Berlin
Anette Frank, Universität Heidelberg
Jost Gippert, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Ulrich Heid, Universität Hildesheim
Gerhard Heyer, University of Leipzig
Tobias Horsmann, University of Duisburg-Essen
Roman Klinger, University of Bielefeld
Markus Kracht, University of Bielefeld
Lothar Lemnitzer, BBAW
Nils Lenke, Nuance Communications, Aaachen
Henning Lobin, Universität Gießen
Anke Lüdeling, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Cerstin Mahlow, Universität Stuttgart
Stefan Müller, Freie Universität Berlin
Günter Neumann, DFKI Saarbrücken
Uwe Quasthoff, University of Leipzig
Karola Pitsch, Uni Duisburg-Essen
Georg Rehm, DFKI
Frank Richter, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Stefan Riezler, Universität Heidelberg
Manfred Sailer, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
David Schlangen, Universität Bielefeld
Thomas Schmidt, Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS) Mannheim
Ulrich Schmitz, University of Duisburg-Essen
Manfred Stede, University of Potsdam
Benno Stein, Universität Weimar
Angelika Storrer, Universität Dortmund
Elke Teich, Universität des Saarlandes
Tonio Wandmacher, Systran, Paris, France
Michael Wiegand, Universität des Saarlandes
Andreas Witt, Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS) Mannheim
René Witte, Concordia University, Montréal
Heike Zinsmeister, Universität Hamburg

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