Appel: Deadline extension, LREC Workshop on authoring aids

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Feb 8 19:49:27 UTC 2008

Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2008 16:47:12 +0000
From: Aurélien Max <aurelien.max at>
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                         2ND CALL FOR PAPERS

          Natural Language Processing resources, algorithms
                     and tools for authoring aids
                          LREC 2008 Workshop
                          Marrakech, Morocco
                        Sunday, June 1st 2008


Workshop Aims

Writing is a very complex task, involving many subtasks and
constraints, including goal setting, content determination, outline
planning, linguistic expression, discourse flow, and emphasis
control. Finally, formal output aspects (spelling, layout choices,
etc.) need to be checked. In sum, writers are juggling many, possibly
even contradictory constraints; without proper control, they might be
overwhelmed, losing orientation.

The aim of this workshop is to attract participants from both academia
and industry interested in this topic and to address questions such as
the following:

- How can we get a clearer picture of the writers' processes,
  strategies and needs (for example, by looking over their shoulders,
  or asking them to annotate text or make their needs explicit via the
  use of verbal protocols)?

- Which components of the overall task could be and should be

- What specific resources, algorithms and tools exist that could be
  used to improve existing authoring aids or to build new ones?

- How do we evaluate such tools ?

One potential outcome of the workshop would be a roadmap for future
research in the field, as well as some awareness-raising with regard
to the needs and potential of authoring aids.

Workshop Topics

The topics of interest for this workshop include, but are not limited

- writing processes, and computational tools to support the writer;
- resources to assist in writing;
- NLP techniques that can be used or have been used for assisting in
  writing, including: grammar checking, document structuring, thematic
  segmentation, and information retrieval for the writer;
- development of practical tools and resources for assisting writers
  and their evaluation.


Submissions of papers on original work are invited on any aspect
(empirical research and theoretical/methodological issues) of the
topics of the workshop, and should address the relevance for the
development of tools. Submitted papers should not exceed 6 pages
(style files will be provided later by LREC for camera-ready versions
of accepted papers). As reviewing will be blind, submitted papers
should be anonymized.

Please use the following webpage for submitting:

Important dates

Submission deadline February 19, 2008
Notification of acceptance March 17, 2008
Final papers due April 4, 2008
Workshop June 1st, 2008 (morning session)

Organizing committee

Robert Dale (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia)
Aurélien Max (LIMSI, Université Paris-Sud 11, Orsay, France) (contact
Michael Zock (LIF, Marseille, France)

Scientific committee

John Bateman (Universitat Bremen, Germany)
Nadjet Bouayad-Agha (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain)
Eric Brunelle (Druide Informatique, Montréal, Canada)
Dan Cristea (University of Iasi, Romania)
Robert Dale (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia)
Marc Dymetman (XRCE, Grenoble, France)
Patrice Enjalbert (GREYC, Université de Caen, France)
Nicolas Hernandez (LINA, Université de Nantes, France)
Graeme Hirst (University of Toronto, Canada)
Eduard Hovy (ISI, University of Southern California, USA)
Aurélien Max (LIMSI, Université Paris-Sud 11, Orsay, France)
Thierry Olive (LMDC, Poitiers, France)
Marie-Paule Péry-Woodley (ERSS, Université de Toulouse 2, France)
Gisela Redeker (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Ehud Reiter (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Michael Zock (LIF, Marseille, France)

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