[Corpora-List] Workshop on NLP for Educational Resources: Call for papers

Eneko Agirre e.agirre at ehu.es
Mon Mar 26 17:26:01 CEST 2007

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Workshop on NLP for Educational Resources

In conjunction with RANLP-2007
September 26, 2007
Borovetz, Bulgaria

Workshop site

RANLP 2007 site

In this workshop we will discuss how using NLP techniques in the
automatic treatment of texts
can support pedagogic goals. There are well over 100 documented projects
at the use of NLP in
Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning (ICALL) (Heift &
Schulze, 2007); however,
there are significantly fewer publications about the use of NLP
techniques in educational areas
other than language learning.
This workshop will bring together NLP and ICALL researchers with
colleagues who are
investigating NLP treatment for other educational purposes. Our main aim
is to discuss how we
can use NLP in the automatic treatment of corpora for pedagogical
purposes as well as in the
analysis of learner corpora (students free responses).
The contributions of this workshop will share at least two keywords: NLP
and Education. We
especially seek contributions about the adaptation and integration of
NLP techniques in the
following areas:

* Automatic exercise and task generation
* Controlled language
* Error diagnosis and remediation
* Essay assessment
* Fostering language awareness
* Automatic generation of didactic resources
* Analysis of learners’ interlanguage
* NLP for processing texts in ICALL environments
* Learner corpora
* Learning of textual analysis (in linguistics, literature,
anthropology, …)
* Student modelling
* Text production tools (e.g. grammar and spell checkers)
* Translator training

Heift, Trude, & Schulze, Mathias. (2007). Errors and Intelligence in
CALL. Parsers and
Pedagogues. New York: Routledge.


Call for papers: March 26, 2007
Workshop paper submission deadline: June 15, 2007
Workshop paper acceptance notification: July 23, 2007
Camera-ready papers for workshop proceedings: August 24, 2007
Workshop date: September 26, 2007


Instructions for Authors:
Submissions should be A4, two-column format and should not exceed 7
pages, including cover
page, figures, tables and references. Times New Roman 12 font is
preferred. Papers should be
submitted electronically in PDF format.
The RANLP 2007 stylefiles are available at:

Submission procedure:
The submission will be maintained by conference management software - START

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Further details will be announced soon.

Reviewing and Accepted Papers:
Each submission will be reviewed by 3 members of the Programme
Committee. Authors of
accepted papers will receive guidelines regarding how to produce
camera-ready versions of
their papers for inclusion in the proceedings. Guidelines for producing
camera-ready versions
will be available at the conference web site at
If the paper is accepted for publication, at least one of the authors
will attend the workshop; all
workshop participants are expected to pay the RANLP-2007 workshop
registration fee.

Papers should describe original work. A paper accepted for presentation
cannot be presented or
have been presented at any other meeting. Papers that are being
submitted to other
conferences or workshops must indicate this on the title page.
The reviewing of the papers will be blind. The paper should not include
the authors' names and
affiliations. Furthermore, self-citations and other references that
could reveal the author's
identity should be avoided.


Organizing Committee:
Montse Maritxalar (University of the Basque Country)
Nerea Ezeiza (University of the Basque Country)
Mathias Schulze (University of Waterloo, Canada)

Programme Committee:
Arantza Diaz de Ilarraza (University of the Basque Country)
Nerea Ezeiza (University of the Basque Country)
Pius ten Hacken (Swansea University, U.K.)
Trude Heifth (Linguistics Department, Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Ola Knutsson (School of Computer Science and Communication, Royal
Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Chao-Lin Liu (Department of Computer Science, National Chengchi
University, Taiwan)
Montse Maritxalar (University of the Basque Country)
Detmar Meurers (Ohio State University, USA)
Ruslan Mitkov - (University of Wolverhampton, U.K)
John Nerbonne (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
Leonel Ruiz Millares (Centre for Applied Linguistics, Santiago de Cuba)
Mathias Schulze (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Eiichiro Sumita (ATR Spoken Language Communication Laboratories, Japan)


For questions or comments, please contact nlper07 at gmail.com

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