[Corpora-List] 1st CFP: NAACL-HLT Workshop on the Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications

Joel Tetreault tetreaul at cs.rochester.edu
Mon Nov 10 17:47:07 CET 2008



The 4th Workshop on the Innovative Use of NLP for Building

Educational Applications

Boulder, Colorado; June 04 or 05, 2009


Submission Deadline: March 06, 2009


The Innovative Use of NLP in Educational Applications workshops have fostered interaction and collaboration among researchers in intelligent tutoring systems (ITS) using text and speech, scoring of free-response assessments and proofreading tools. This workshop will continue to explore NLP technologies with the goal of identifying novel use of NLP techniques and tools for the development of educational applications.

We are increasing the scope of the workshop to (1) include a demo and poster session and (2) begin to plan for the first shared task of the workshop: grammatical error detection and correction of articles and prepositions (for 2010 workshop).

Full paper, demo and poster submission topics will include, but will not be limited to the following:

1) Automated scoring/evaluation for oral and written student responses

* Content analysis for scoring/assessment

* Grammatical error detection and correction

* Discourse and stylistic analysis

* Plagiarism detection

* Machine translation for assessment, instruction and curriculum


2) Intelligent Tutoring (IT) that incorporate state-of-the-art NLP methods

* Dialogue systems in education

* Hypothesis formation and testing

* Multi-modal communication between students and computers

* Generation of tutorial responses

* Knowledge representation in learning systems

* Concept visualization in learning systems

3) Learner cognition

* Assessment of learners' language and cognitive skill levels

* Systems that detect and adapt to learners' cognitive or emotional


* Tools for learners with special needs

4) Use of corpora in educational tools

* Data mining of learner and other corpora for tool building

* Annotation standards and schemas / annotator agreement

5) Tools for classroom teachers and/or test developers

* NLP tools for second and foreign language learners

* Semantic-based access to instructional materials to identify

appropriate texts

* Tools that automatically generate test questions - such as

multiple choice or short answer

* Processing of and access to lecture materials across topics and


* Adaptation of instructional text to individual learners' grade


* assist in text-based curriculum development

* E-learning tools for personalized course content

* Language-based educational games

6) Issues involving the shared tasks for the 2010 Workshop: Grammatical error detection and correction

7) Issues concerning the evaluation of NLP-based educational tools

8) Descriptions of implemented systems


Authors are invited to submit a full paper of up to 8 pages in electronic, PDF format (with up to 1 additional page for references). Previously published papers cannot be accepted. The submissions will be reviewed by the program committee. As reviewing will be blind, please ensure that papers are anonymous. Self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...". Style files will be available soon.


Submission deadline: March 06, 2009 Notification of acceptance: March 30, 2009 Camera-ready papers due: April 12, 2009 Workshop: June 04 or 05, 2009


Joel Tetreault, ETS, USA (principal contact: JTetreault at ets.org) Jill Burstein, ETS, USA Claudia Leacock, Butler Hill Group, USA


Martin Chodorow, Hunter College, CUNY, USA Bill Dolan, Microsoft, USA Jennifer Foster, Dublin City University, Ireland Michael Gamon, Microsoft, USA Maxine Eskenazi, Carnegie Mellon University, USA Na-Rae Han, Korea University, Korea Trude Heift, Simon Frasier University, Canada Derrick Higgins, ETS, USA Emi Izumi, NICT, Japan Ola Knutsson, KTH Nada, Sweden John Lee, MIT, USA Diane Litman, University of Pittsburgh, USA Detmar Meurers, University of Tubingen, Germany Lisa Michaud, Saint Anselm College, USA Ani Nenkova, University of Pennsylvania, USA Mathias Schulze, University of Waterloo, Canada Stephanie Seneff, MIT, USA Richard Sproat, UIUC, USA Jana Sukkarieh, ETS, USA David Wible, Tamkang University, Taiwan

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