[Corpora-List] CFP: CLIA2010 (the 4th workshop on cross lingual information access), an COLING 2010 workshop

zhang min mzhang at i2r.a-star.edu.sg
Fri Apr 9 09:30:25 CEST 2010


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===================== Call for paper =====================

FOURTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON CROSS LINGUAL INFORMATION ACCESS

COLING 2010, Beijing 28th August, 2010

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/UM/india/events/CLIA2010/page.htm

The fourth workshop on Cross Lingual Information Access aims to bring together researchers from a variety of fields and practitioners from government and industry to address the issue of information need of multi-lingual societies. This workshop will also highlight the contributions of NLP and computational linguistic aspects to CLIA, in addition to the previously better represented viewpoint from Information Retrieval.

IMPORTANT DATES

. 30th May, 2010 Paper submission due

. 30th June, 2010 Paper notification of acceptance

. 10th July, 2010 Paper Camera-ready due

. 28th August, 2010 CLIA 2010 Workshop

CALL FOR PAPERS

Cross-lingual information access (CLIA) is concerned with technologies and applications that enable people to freely access information that is expressed in any language that may differ from the query language. With the rapid development of globalization and digital online information in Internet, a growing demand for CLIA has emerged. Ordinary netizens who are surfing the Internet for special information and communicating in social networks, global companies which provide multilingual services to their multinational customers, governments who aim to lower the barriers to international commerce and collaboration and homeland security are in need of cross lingual access. This has triggered vigorous research and development in CLIA. This workshop is the fourth in a series of workshops and aims to address the need of cross-lingual information access. The previous three workshops were held during IJCAI 2007 in Hyderabad, IJCNLP 2008 in Hyderabad, and NAACL 2009 in Colorado.

In this workshop, in addition to Cross-lingual Information Retrieval (CLIR), the focus is on multi-lingual information extraction, information integration, summarization and other key technologies that are useful for CLIA. The workshop aims to bring together researchers from a variety of fields such as information retrieval, computational linguistics, machine translation, and digital library, and practitioners from government and industry to address the issue of information need of multi-lingual societies. This workshop also aims to highlight and emphasize the contributions of NLP and computational linguistic aspects to CLIA, in addition to the previously better represented viewpoint from Information Retrieval. We thus solicit submissions in the following and related topics:

MULTI-LINGUAL KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION

. Acquisition of multi-lingual parallel/comparable/non-comparable corpora

. Multi-lingual document/sentence/word alignment

. Multi-lingual lexicon/term extraction

. Multi-lingual new words / named entity detection and translation

MACHINE TRANSLATION IN CLIA

. Interaction between cross-lingual information retrieval and machine translation

. Query translation and document translation

. Developing statistical machine translation systems from multi-lingual corpora

. Domain adaptation in machine translation

. Multi-lingual / Cross-lingual named entity recognition

NLP/CL/IR FOR CLIA

. Multi-lingual summarization

. Multi-lingual information extraction

. Multi-lingual question answering

. Multi-lingual text categorization and clustering

. Multi-lingual opinion study and sentiment analysis

. Mono-lingual processing leveraging on multi-lingual resources

GENERAL CLIA

. Approaches to cross-lingual/multi-lingual information access

. Domain specific cross-lingual/multi-lingual information access

. Cross-lingual cross media search (speech, video, audio)

. Machine Learning for multi-lingual information access

. Scalability issues in cross-lingual/multi-lingual information access

. system evaluation

. Web-scale cross-lingual search

. User studies / interactive CLIA

PAPER SUBMISSION Paper submissions to CLIA 2010 should follow the COLING 2010 paper submission policy, including paper format, blind review policy and title and author format convention. The workshop papers are in two-column format with at least two (2) pages and up to eight (8) pages of content plus one extra page for references. A detailed abstract with two (2) pages to address your on-going work is also welcome. Submission must conform to the official COLING 2010 style guidelines. Submission is electronic using paper submission software at https://www.softconf.com/coling2010/CLIA2010/. For details, please refer to http://www.coling-2010.org

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Sudeshna Sarkar (IIT Kharagpur, India) Min Zhang (Institute for InfoComm Research) Adam Lopez (The University of Edinburgh) Raghavendra Udupa (Microsoft Research)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Eneko Agirre University of the Basque Country Ai Ti Aw Institute for Infocomm Research Sivaji Bandyopadhyay Jadavpur University Pushpak Bhattacharya IIT Bombay Nicola Cancedda Xerox Research Centre Europe Patrick Saint Dizier IRIT, Universite Paul Sabatier Nicola Ferro University of Padua Guohong Fu Heilongjiang University Cyril Goutte National Research Council of Canada A Kumaran Microsoft Research of India Gareth Jones Dublin City University Joemon Jose University of Glasgow Gina-Anne Levow National Centre for Text Mining UK Haizhou Li Institute for Infocomm Research Qun Liu ICT/CAS Ting Liu Harbin Institute of Technology Paul McNamee Johns Hopkins University Mandar Mitra ISI Kolkata Doug Oard University of Maryland, College Park Carol Peters Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione and CLEF campaign Maarten de Rijke University of Amsterdam Paolo Rosso Technical University of Valencia Hendra Setiawan University of Maryland L Sobha AU-KBC, Chennai Rohini Srihari University at Buffalo, SUNY Ralf Steinberger European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Italy Le Sun Institute of Software, CAS Chew Lim Tan National University of Singapore Vasudeva Varma IIIT Hyderabad Thuy Vu Institute for Infocomm Research Haifeng Wang Baidu, China Deyi Xiong Institute for Infocomm Research Yao Meng Fujitsu R&D Center Co. Ltd., China Guodong Zhou SooChow University Chengqing Zong Institute of Automation, CAS

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