[Corpora-List] Call for participation: TLSX: Computational Linguistics for Less-Studied Languages

Elias Ponvert ponvert at gmail.com
Thu Oct 12 05:07:00 CEST 2006


Apologies for multiple postings ...

==== CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:

TLSX Texas Linguistics Society 10
Computational Linguistics for Less-Studied Languages

Austin, Texas 3-5 November 2006

http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~tls/2006tls<http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/%7Etls/2006tls>

==== DEADLINE FOR EARLY REGISTRAION:

20 October
Registration info:
http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~tls/2006tls/registration.php<http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/%7Etls/2006tls/registration.php>

==== SCOPE:
The past decade has seen great developments at the intersection of
computational linguistics and language documentation, particularly
in the focus areas of speech and video recording and
transcription, best practices for data collection and archiving,
and ontology development. TLSX aims to highlight the application
of techniques from computational linguistics to the management and
analysis of language data as well as to less-studied languages or
less-studied varieties of well-studied languages.

The goal of TLSX is to further the state of computational
linguistics for less-studied languages by bringing together
researchers working at this frontier and providing a forum for the
presentation of original research. We anticipate work both from
documentary and descriptive linguists interested in improving
technologies for linguistic analysis and from computational
linguists interested in theoretical issues such as the application
of data-driven natural language processing (NLP) techniques to
languages for which there exists relatively little
digitally-available data.

==== INVITED SPEAKERS:
* Jason Baldridge, University of Texas at Austin
* Emily Bender, University of Washington
* Steven Bird, University of Melbourne
* Katrin Erk, University of Texas at Austin
* Mark Liberman, University of Pennsylvania
* Raymond Mooney, University of Texas at Austin

==== PROGRAM:

== Friday, November 3, 2006
8:30 - 9:15 Registration / Coffee and refreshments
9:15 - 9:30 Opening remarks

9:30 - 10:45
Keynote address
Linguistic Data Management with the Natural Language Toolkit
Steven Bird, University of Melbourne, University of Pennsylvania

10:50 - 11:20
Annotating and archiving natural language paradigms online
Dorothee Beerman & Atle Prange

11:20 - 11:50
The SIL FieldWorks Language Explorer Approach to Morphological Parsing
H. Andrew Black & Gary F. Simons

1:00 - 1:30
A Method for Enhancing Search Using Transliteration of Mandarin Chinese
Vijay John

1:30 - 2:00
Inflectional Vocalization of Arabic Text: A MaxEnt Tagging Approach
Frederick M. Hoyt

2:10 - 3:35
Keynote address
Cutting Corpus Costs: Machine Learning and Annotation
Jason Baldridge , University of Texas at Austin

3:50 - 5:30
Panel Discussion

Understanding needs of documentary and descriptive linguistics,
gaps in the current tool set, problems of current technologies,
issues involved in doing work on less-studied languages
Tony Woodbury, moderator

== Saturday, November 4, 2006
9:00 - 10:15
Keynote address
TBA
Emily Bender, University of Washington

10:20 - 10:50
Two Approaches to Mayan Grammar Development in CCG
Elias Ponvert

10:50 - 11:20
A Combinatory Categorial Grammar of a Fragment of American Sign Language
Tony Wright

11:20 - 11:50
A Morphological Analyzer for Verbal Aspect in American Sign Language
Aaron Shield & Jason Baldridge

1:00 - 2:15
Keynote address
Detecting outliers: useful for word sense assignment - and for
aiding manual annotation?
Katrin Erk, University of Texas at Austin

2:20 - 2:50
Affix Discovery based on Entropy and Economy Measurements
Alfonso Medina-Urrea

2:50 - 3:20
Enriching Language Data through Projected Structures
William Lewis, Fei Xia, & Dan Jinguji

3:20 - 3:50
Finite State Methods for Bantu Verb Morphology
Robert Elwell

4:05 - 5:20
Keynote address
TBA
Ray Mooney, University of Texas at Austin

== Sunday, November 5, 2006

9:00 - 10:15
Keynote address
TBA
Mark Liberman, University of Pennsylvania

10:30 - 12:30
Panel Discussion
How can computational linguistics address the needs of documentary
and descriptive linguistics, and how will doing so further the
state of research in the field of computational linguistics? What
are fruitful directions for future research? Where do we go from
here?

==== PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
* Steven Abney -- University of Michigan
* Jason Baldridge -- University of Texas at Austin
* Emily Bender -- University of Washington
* Steven Bird -- University of Melbourne
* Cem Bozsahin -- Middle East Technical University
* Katrin Erk -- University of Texas at Austin
* Daffyd Gibbon -- Universitaet Bielefeld
* Jeff Good -- McMaster University
* Ed Hovy -- University of Southern California
* Fred Hoyt -- University of Texas at Austin
* Heidi Johnson -- University of Texas at Austin
* Jonas Kuhn -- Saarland University
* Terry Langendoen -- University of Arizona, NSF
* William Lewis -- University of Washington
* Mark Liberman -- University of Pennsylvania
* Liberty Lidz -- University of Texas at Austin
* Chris Manning -- Stanford Univeristy
* Ray Mooney -- University of Texas at Austin
* Martha Palmer -- University of Colorado
* James Pustejovsky -- Brandeis University
* Alexandré Sevigny -- McMaster University
* Gary Simons -- SIL
* Mark Steedman -- University of Edinburgh
* Tony Woodbury -- University of Texas at Austin

==== ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
* Stephen Hilderbrand
* Heeyoung Lyu
* Alexis Palmer
* Elias Ponvert

The organizing committee members are all members of the Department
of Linguistics at The University of Texas at Austin.

Please contact tls at uts.cc.utexas.edu with any questions or concerns.



--
Elias Ponvert
http://comp.ling.utexas.edu/ponvert/
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