First CFP for the CALICO'09 Pre-Conference Workshop on
Automatic Analysis of Learner Language (AALL'09):
From a better understanding of annotation needs
to the development and standardization of annotation schemes
March 10 or 11, 2008. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2008
In this workshop, we want to bring together researchers working on the analysis of learner language in the broad sense, including work on annotation schemes for learner corpora and NLP techniques used to detect learner errors and other learner language properties. We invite abstracts addressing these general issues, including but not limited to:
- Which properties of learner language are useful and relevant to
obtain for Foreign Language Teaching and current Second Language
- What annotation scheme or (error) taxonomy is appropriate for this
and how do different annotation schemes compare?
- How reliably can errors and other properties of learner language
be obtained automatically given the current state-of-the art in
- What is the impact of the specific properties of learner language
on the (re)use of NLP technology? How does it impact performance
and the potential use of such technology in foreign language
- Which annotated learner language corpora have been used or could
be used to evaluate the performance of different approaches to
analyzing learner language?
The workshop is intended to follow up on the pre-conference workshop on the Automatic Analysis of Learner Language held at CALICO 2008 (http://purl.org/net/calico-workshop).
We invite submissions of anonymous two page abstracts in an email with the abstract as a pdf attachment. Name, affiliation, and email address should only be included in the text of the email, not in the abstract in the pdf attachment.
Send submissions to: calico-workshop at ling.osu.edu Submission Deadline: December 1 Please use the following Subject: Submission to AALL '09
The workshop is organized by the ICALL Special Interest Group of CALICO (http://purl.org/calico/icall), currently chaired by Xiaofei Lu (Pennsylvania State University) and Detmar Meurers (Universität Tübingen).
Questions on the event? Contact us at calico-workshop at ling.osu.edu
-- Xiaofei Lu, Assistant Professor Department of Applied Linguistics The Pennsylvania State University http://www.personal.psu.edu/xxl13