[Corpora-List] CFP: RANLP workshop "Computer-Aided Language Processing"

Sandra Kuebler skuebler at indiana.edu
Wed Mar 28 16:11:01 CEST 2007


Apologies for multiple postings

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First Call for Papers

RANLP-07 Workshop: Computer-Aided Language Processing (CALP'07)


Borovetz, Bulgaria
September 30, 2007

Workshop site: http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/events/CALP07/
RANLP'2007 site: http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2007/



AIMS:

The past years have seen a variety of promising NLP projects but in
the vast majority of real-world applications, fully automatic NLP is
still far from delivering reliable results. As a result, computer-
aided methods have emerged as a practical alternative. In the
computer-aided scenario, processing is not done entirely by
computers, human intervention improves, post-edits or validates the
output of the computer program.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working on
CALP projects and to provide a forum for fruitful discussion on
related issues and further developments in the field. Topics of
interests include areas where computers can be used to help but not
to fully automate the process such as (but not limited to) machine
translation, production of summaries, generation of documents,
extraction of terminology, creation of indexes, ontology creation and
annotation of texts using semi-automatic methods.

The workshop also encourages discussions and submissions focusing on
evaluation issues addressing the efficiency of the CALP methods. Of
particular interest will be studies which compare the saving of time
and cost of CALP methods as opposed to manual methods.

TOPICS

Prospective authors are invited to submit proposals in the following
areas of interest, related to computer-aided language processing:

* computer-aided language processing for NLP tasks including but not
limited to computer-aided summarisation, indexing, translation,
generation, etc.
* semi-automatic annotation methods: post-processing vs. interactive
annotation
* semi-automatic ontology development
* interactive machine learning methods such as active learning
* evaluation issues addressing the efficiency of CALP methods
* translation memories and other translation aides
* interactive machine translation
* pre/post-editing of machine translation
* intelligent tools for language learning such as dictionaries and
concordancers
* computer-aided assessment tools
* authorship attribution and plagiarism detection


INVITED SPEAKER

Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, UK


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

* Format: Authors are invited to submit two types of papers: full
papers which describe original and unpublished work in the topic area
of this workshop, and short papers which describe full working
systems, and which, if accepted, will be presented at a special
session accompanied by live demo. Papers should be submitted as a PDF
file, formatted according to the RANLP 2007 stylefiles and not should
not exceed 8 pages for full papers and 4 pages for short papers. The
RANLP 2007 stylefiles are available at:

http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2007/submissions.htm.

As reviewing will be blind, the papers should not include the
authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that
reveal the authors' identities should be avoided. Papers that do not
conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.

* Submission procedure: Submission of papers will be handled using
the START system. Specific submission guidelines will be posted on
the workshop site shortly.

* Reviewing: Each submission will be reviewed at least by two members
of the Program Committee. Reviewers will be asked to provide detailed
comments, and to score submitted papers on the following factors:
- Relevance to the workshop
- Significance and originality
- Technical/methodological accuracy
- References to related work
- Presentation (clarity, organisation, English)

* Accepted papers policy. Accepted papers will be published in the
workshop proceedings. By submitting a paper at the workshop the
authors agree that, in case 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.


IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission deadline: June 15, 2007
Paper acceptance notification: July 20, 2007
Camera-ready papers due: August 31, 2007
Workshop date: September 30, 2007


WORKSHOP CHAIRS:

Constantin Orasan, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Sandra Kübler, Indiana University, USA


PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

Amit Bagga, Ask Jeeves, USA
Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, UK
Robert Clark, Translution Ltd, UK and Leeds University, UK
Le An Ha, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Catalina Hallett, Open University, UK
Laura Hasler, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Erhard Hinrichs, University of Tuebingen, Germany
Martin Kay, Stanford University, USA
Elina Lagoudaki, Imperial College, UK
Inderjeet Mani, Georgetown University, USA
Patricio Martinez Barco, University of Alicante, Spain
Andrea Mulloni, Cogito Srl, Italy
Masumi Narita, Tokyo International University, Japan
Matteo Negri, IRST, Italy
Gabor Proszeky, Morphologic, Hungary
Frederique Segond, Rank Xerox, France
Doina Tatar, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania


CONTACT:

calp07 at wlv.ac.uk






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