Appel: NLPCS2011 Workshop, Special Theme: Human-Machine Interaction in Translation

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Feb 25 21:37:20 UTC 2011

Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 11:44:13 +0100
From: NLPCS2011 <nlpcs2011 at>
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8th International Workshop on

*Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science - NLPCS 2011 *

*Special Theme: Human-Machine Interaction in Translation*


20-21 August, 2011 - Copenhagen, Denmark

 *Scope and Topics of NLPCS workshop*

The aim of this workshop is to foster interactions among researchers
and practitioners in Natural Language Processing (NLP) working within
the paradigm of Cognitive Science (CS). Research into NLP involves
concepts and methods from many fields including artificial
intelligence, linguistics, computational linguistics, statistics,
computer science, and most importantly cognitive science.

The overall emphasis of the workshop is on the contribution of
cognitive science to language processing, including conceptualisation,
representation, discourse processing, meaning construction, ontology
building, and text mining.

The special theme of this year's NLPCS workshop is "Human-Machine
Interaction in Translation". Therefore, we particularly welcome papers
addressing aspects of human and machine translation and human-computer
interaction in translation.

Additional topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

   - Cognitive and Psychological Models of NLP
   - Computational Models of NLP
   - Evolutionary NLP
   - Situated (embodied) NLP
   - Multimodality in speech / text processing
   - Text Summarisation and Information Extraction
   - Natural Language Interfaces and Dialogue Systems
   - Multi-Lingual Processing
   - Pragmatics and NLP
   - Speech Processing
   - Tools and Resources in NLP
   - Human and Machine Translation
   - Ontologies
   - Text Mining
   - Electronic Dictionaries
   - Evaluation of NLP Systems

These topics can be addressed from any of the following perspectives:
*full automation* by machines for machine (traditional NLP or HLT),
*semi-automated processing*, *i.e. machine-mediated* processing
(programs assisting people in their tasks), *simulation of human*
cognitive processes.

With this year’s special theme we also welcome submissions on
translators’ experiences with CAT tools, human-machine interface
design, methods for and evaluation of interactive machine translation,
feasibility studies, user simulation, *etc*.

*Keynote Speaker at NLPCS*

RMK Sinha, IIT Kanpur, India, will talk about:

*Man-Machine Integration in the Translation Process: An Indian
Scenario* The talk will cover the current MT research and translation
industry status in the Indian subcontinent.

Dr. Sinha is a Professor of Computer Science & Engineering and
Electrical Engineering at IIT Kanpur where he has been serving for
more than three decades. Dr. Sinha's major research concentration has
been in the areas of language technology and applied artificial
intelligence. In the early 70s, he worked on Devanagari OCR and was
the first person to work on the topic.  In the late 70s and early 80s,
he worked on Indian script enabling and their computer processing. He
is the originator of the well-known multilingual GIST technology /
IDC, ISCII coding, INSCRIPT keyboarding and several other Indian
language technologies. Starting in the late 80s, he has been working
on computer processing of Indian languages. He is the originator of
AnglaBharati and AnuBharati technology for translation from English to
Indian languages and vice-versa. He is a member of TDIL working group,
National Translation Mission Advisory, Technical Advisory Committee of
CDAC, Standardization committee, Associate UNESCO chair in ORBICOM. He
is founding president of the Society for Machine Aids for Translation
and Communication (SMATAC), Fellow IETE, and Senior Member of IEEE. He
has been a visiting professor at Michigan State University, Wayne
State University, INRS Quebec and Asian Institute of Technology.

*Paper Submission for NLPCS*

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics
listed above. Papers should be in English, and instructions for
preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at

Since reviewing will be blind, papers should not include names of
authors and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the
author’s identity should be avoided. Once prepared, papers should be
submitted electronically for review in pdf format via the submission
system .

Selected papers from previous NLPCS workshops were published as
special issues of the International Journal of Speech Technology. Best
papers from this workshop and future ones will also be published in an
international journal.

*Important Dates for NLPCS 2011*

   - *Paper* *Submission**:* *2nd May 2011*
   - *Authors’* *Notification*: 6th June 2011
   - *Final* Paper *Submission*: 15th July 2011
   - *Registration* and *Payment*: 15th July 2011
   - *Workshop : * 20-21 August  2011

 *Information will be updated at the workshop website : ***

*Enquiries can be made to**: NLPCS2011 at*

*NLPCS Co-chairs*

   - *Sharp B. *Staffordshire University, UK
   - *Zock, M. *LIF- CNRS, France
   - *Carl, M. *Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
   - *Jakobsen, A.* *L. *Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

*NLPCS Workshop Program Committee*
Aretoulaki, M. (Dialog Connection, UK); Ball, J.T. (Air Force Research
Laboratory, USA); Barnden, J. (Birmingham University, UK); Blanchon, H
(IMAG, Grenoble, France); Carl, M. (Copenhagen Business School,
Denmark); Casacuberta F (UPV, Spain); Delmonte, R. (University of
Texas, Dallas, USA); Endres-Niggemeyer (Fachhochschule Hannover,
Germany); Ferret, O. (CEA, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France); Fischer, I. (
University of Konstanz, Germany); Higgins, C.A. (Nottingham Trent
University, UK); Higgins S.J.B (Nottingham Trent University, UK);
P. Koehn (University of Edinburgh, UK); Kutz, Oliver (University of
Bremen, Germany); Langlais P. (University of Montreal, Canada);
Lapalme,G.  (University of Montreal, Canada); Lepage Y (Waseda
University, Japan); Macklovitch, E (Bureau de la traduction, Canada);
Mladenic D.  (J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia); Murray, W. E. (Boeing
Research and Technology); Neustein, A. (Journal of Speech Technology,
USA); Netter, K (Consulting GmbH, Saarbrücken, Germany); Rapp, B.
(GRLC, Tarragona, Spain); Roche, C. (Université de Savoie, France);
Sedes, F.  (Université de Toulouse, France); Schwab D (LIG-GETALP,
Grenoble, France); Thompson G. (Liverpool University, UK); Tiedmann J
(Uppsala University, Stockholm, Sweden); Tufis Dan (University
"A.I.Cuza" of Iasi, Romania); Rayson P. (Lancaster University, UK);
Sharp B (Staffordshire University, UK); Wandmacher, T. (CEA,
Fontenay-aux-Roses, France); Zock, M. (LIF- CNRS, France)

*Local Arrangement *

   - *Borch M.* Copenhagen Business School
   - *Carl M.* Copenhagen Business School
   - *Jakobsen A.L.* Copenhagen Business School

*This year’s NLPCS* *workshop* *will be immediately preceded by a Ph.D
summer school course in Translation Processes Research – TPR**,
15-19**August, 2011 - Copenhagen, Denmark *

*Course in Translation Processes Research (TPR)*

The Centre for Research in Translation and Translation Technology
(CRITT) at the Copenhagen Business School is offering an
international, English-language course on translation process research
which will precede the NLPCS workshop. This 1st International TPR
course will focus on theoretical aspects of process research, on
experimental research design and methodology, on data representation
and visualization, on quantitative and qualitative translation data
analysis, and on user interaction with language technological
tools. Participants in the TPR course are encouraged to participate
also* *at the NLPCS workshop and may register at a special rate.

 Updated information about the summer school PhD course will be
available at ** (the information can also be
accessed via **)

*Enquiries can be made to: **Arnt Lykke Jakobsen*, *alj.isv at*

*Important Dates for TPR 2011*

   - *Registration TPR*: 15th June 2011
   - *PhD course on TPR*: 15-19 August 2011

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