[Corpora-List] MLQA06 - EACL 2006 - Call for papers

Christelle Ayache ayache at elda.org
Mon Dec 5 11:41:00 CET 2005


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MLQA06 - EACL 2006 Workshop on Multilingual Question Answering
April 4, 2006, Trento, Italy

http://nlp.uned.es/MLQA06

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CALL FOR PAPERS
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The EACL 2006 Workshop on Multilingual Question Answering will be hosted
in conjunction with the 11th Conference of the European Chapter of the
Association
for Computational Linguistics which will take place April 3-7, 2006, in
Trento, Italy.


* TOPICS

Relevant topics for the workshop include but are not restricted to:

* Monolingual QA systems for languages other than English;
* Cross-lingual QA systems;
* Multilingual Web-based QA;
* Case studies and user studies of Multilingual QA;
* Specific translation techniques for Cross-lingual QA;
* The influence of translation on Cross-lingual QA;
* Multilingual QA in restricted vs. open domains;
* QA from heterogeneous multilingual data collections such as
unstructured text, semi-structured data and structured data;
* Techniques for porting QA systems among languages;
* The effectiveness of particular techniques in different languages;
* Comparisons between QA in different languages including European and
Asian languages;
* Evaluation of Multilingual QA systems;
* Resources for Multilingual QA.


* SUBMISSIONS

Authors are invited to submit full papers on original, unpublished work in
the topic area of this workshop. Submissions should be formatted using
the EACL 2006 style in either LaTeX or Word and should not exceed 8 pages
in length. As reviewing will be anonymous, author and affiliation
information should be omitted and self-references disguised by following
the guidelines for the main conference. These guidelines together with
the LaTeX style files and Word templates are available at
http://eacl06.itc.it/submission/submission.htm .

Please submit your paper in the form of a PDF file no later than January
6, 2006 by going to the following URL and following the instructions
there:

http://nlp.uned.es/MLQA06/submission

Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the programme
committee. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Dual submissions to the main EACL 2006 conference and this workshop are
allowed; if you submit to the main session, do indicate this when you
submit to
the workshop. If your paper is accepted for the main session, you should
withdraw your paper from the workshop upon notification by the main
session.


* REGISTRATION

Information on registration and registration fees will be provided at the
conference web page.


* IMPORTANT DATES

January 6, 2006 - Deadline for workshop papers
January 27, 2006 - Notification of acceptance
February 10, 2006 - Camera-ready papers due
April 4, 2006 - Workshop

As the schedule is extremely tight, deadline extensions are NOT possible.


* PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Anselmo Peñas (UNED, Madrid, Spain) co-chair
Richard Sutcliffe (University of Essex#, England) co-chair
Lili Aunimo (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Christelle Ayache (ELDA/ELRA, Paris, France)
Johan Bos (University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
Gosse Bouma (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Hsin-Hsi Chen (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Danilo Giampiccolo (CELCT, Trento, Italy)
Brigitte Grau (LIMSI-CNRS, France)
Donna Harman (NIST, USA)
Michael Hess (University of Zürich, Switzerland)
Valentin Jijkoun (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Noriko Kando (NII, Tokyo, Japan)
Dominique Laurent (Synapse Développement, Toulouse, France)
Bernardo Magnini (ITC-irst, Trento, Italy)
André Martins (Priberam Informática, Lisbon, Portugal)
Diego Mollá (Macquarie University, Australia)
Günter Neumann (DFKI, Saarbrücken, Germany)
Carol Peters (CNR-ISTI, Pisa, Italy)
Diana Santos (Linguateca, Oslo, Norway)
Yutaka Sasaki (ATR, Kyoto, Japan)
Kiril Simov (Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgaria)
Bill Teahan (University of Wales, Bangor, Wales)
José Luis Vicedo (University of Alicante, Spain)

# On Sabbatical from University of Limerick

* FURTHER INFORMATION

Workshop web page
http://nlp.uned.es/MLQA06

Conference web page
http://eacl06.itc.it/

EACL 2006 Workshops site
http://www.science.uva.nl/~mdr/EACL2006Workshops/


* CONTACT INFORMATION

Anselmo Peñas, anselmo at lsi.uned.es
Richard Sutcliffe, rsutcl at essex.ac.uk







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