Appel: Linguistic Exploration Workshop

Philippe Blache pb at
Thu Apr 20 08:08:18 UTC 2000

From: Steven Bird <sb at>

First Announcement:


    12-15 December 2000

      Institute for Research in Cognitive Science
        University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

        Organized by
       Steven Bird (U Penn) and Gary Simons (SIL)

Linguistic Exploration is a theme which unites linguists and
computational linguists who are engaged in empirical research on large
datasets through the combination of traditional field methods with new
technologies for representing, investigating and disseminating
linguistic data.  The languages under study may range from the
undescribed to the well-studied, and the "fieldworker" may operate in
a village or a laboratory.  The focus is language documentation,
coupled with an exploratory mode of research where elicitation,
analysis and hypothesis-testing form a tight loop.

At the January LSA in Chicago, a one day workshop was held on
computational infrastructure for linguistic fieldwork.  Full materials
from this workshop, including abstracts, presentations and audio
recordings, are online at

A second workshop will be held in Philadelphia in December 2000.  The
goal of this workshop is to align the many parallel efforts in this
area, and to establish a research agenda which will provide the
infrastructure for a new generation of computational tools.

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Steven Bird
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