[Corpora-List] NAACL-HLT 2012 Last Call for Participation

Smaranda Muresan smuresan at rci.rutgers.edu
Fri May 18 00:29:06 CEST 2012


============================================================================================== NAACL-HLT 2012 LAST CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HTL 2012) June 3 – June 8, 2012, Montreal, Canada http://naaclhlt2012.org

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****REGISTRATION DEADLINES******

Early Registration Closed Late Registration Closes May 23 at 11:59pm East Coast Time

Registration: http://www.naaclhlt2012.org/registration/registration.php Hotel Room Reservation: http://www.naaclhlt2012.org/participants/accomodation.php

The 2012 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2012) will be held June 3 - 8, 2012 at Le Centre Sheraton Montréal 1201, boul. René-Lévesque ouest, Montréal, (Québec), Canada.

The conference will include three days of technical presentations (June 4-6), one day of tutorials (June 3), and two days of workshops (June 7-8). In addition, this year the conference will be co-located with the First Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (June 7-8).

[NAACL-HTL CONFERENCE PROGRAM] http://www.naaclhlt2012.org/conference/conference.php

[INVITED SPEAKERS]

* Eduard Hovy, Director of the Human Language Technology Group, Information Sciences Institute of

the University of Southern California * James W. Pennebaker, Centennial Liberal Arts Professor and Chair of Psychology at the University

of Texas at Austin

[BEST PAPER AWARDS]

Best Full Paper Award: Vine Pruning for Efficient Multi-Pass Dependency Parsing: Alexander Rush and Slav Petrov Best Short Paper Award: Trait-Based Hypothesis Selection For Machine Translation: Jacob Devlin and Spyros Matsoukas IBM Best Student Paper Award: Cross-lingual Word Clusters for Direct Transfer of Linguistic Structure: Oscar Täckström, Ryan McDonald, Jakob Uszkoreit

[TUTORIALS] June 3 (http://www.naaclhlt2012.org/conference/tutorials.php)

* 100 Things You Always Wanted to Know about Linguistics But Were Afraid to Ask* (Emily M. Bender) * Structured Sparsity in Natural Language Processing: Models, Algorithms and Applications (André F. T. Martins, Mário A. T. Figueiredo, and Noah A. Smith) * Arabic Dialect Processing Tutorial (Mona Diab and Nizar Habash) * Natural Language Processing in Watson (Alfio M. Gliozzo, Aditya Kalyanpur, James Fan) * Variational Inference for Structured NLP Models (David Burkett, Dan Klein) * Processing modality and negation (Roser Morante) * On-Demand Distributional Semantic Distance and Paraphrasing (Yuval Marton) * Predicting Structures in NLP: Constrained Conditional Models and Integer Linear Programming NLP (Dan Goldwasser, Vivek Srikumar, Dan Roth)

[WORKSHOPS] NAACL-HLT 2012 features an expanded workshop program, with 16 workshops over two days (June 7-8). The workshops are:

*Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics *Future directions and needs in the Spoken Dialog Community *Induction of Linguistic Structure *Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications *Language in Social Media *Predicting and improving text readability *Twelfth Meeting of the ACL-SIGMORPHON Computational Research in Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology *BioNLP *Computational Linguistics for Literature *Evaluation metrics and system comparison for automatic summarization *Future of Language Modeling for HL *Semantic Interpretation in an Actionable Context *Syntactic Analysis of Non-Canonical Language *Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies *Joint Workshop on Automatic Knowledge Base Construction and Web-scale Knowledge Extraction (AKBC-WEKEX) *Statistical Machine Translation

For more information about the workshops visit: http://www.naaclhlt2012.org/conference/ws.php

[CONFERENCE VENUE] NAACL-HTL 2012 will be held at Le Centre Sheraton Montréal 1201, boul. René-Lévesque ouest, Montréal, (Québec), Canada. The negotiated Conference discount rate expired at May 11, 2012. Due to the Grand Prix immediately following our event, the hotel is almost sold out. However, a few Club Level rooms are still available and we have negotiated a discounted rate of $280 per night based on availability. Guests can access the site to book, modify, or cancel a reservation from May 11, 2012 to June 12, 2012. Simply follow https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1205117094&key=322B

[REGISTRATION] Early Registration Closed Late Registration Closes May 23 at 11:59pm East Coast Time Registration: http://www.naaclhlt2012.org/registration/registration.php

We hope to see you in Montreal!

[ORGANIZING COMMITTEE]

General Conference Chair Jennifer Chu-Carroll, IBM

Program Co-Chairs Srinivas Bangalore, AT&T Eric Fosler-Lussier, The Ohio State University Ellen Riloff, University of Utah

Local Arrangements Chair: Priscilla Rasmussen, ACL Business Office, acl-AT-aclweb.org Advisory committee:

Sabine Bergler, Concordia University

Guy Lapalme, Université de Montréal

Workshops Co-Chairs: Colin Cherry, National Research Council of Canada Mona Diab, Columbia University

Tutorials Co-Chairs: Jacob Eisenstein, CMU Radu Florian, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Demos Co-Chairs: Aria Haghighi, Prismatic Yaser Al-Onaizan, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Student Workshop Co-chairs: Rivka Levitan, Columbia University Myle Ott, Cornell University Faculty Advisors: Roger Levy, UCSD Ani Nenkova, University of Pennsylvania

Publications: Nizar Habash, Columbia University William Schuler, OSU

Publicity: Smaranda Muresan, Rutgers University

Exhibits: Joel Tetreault, Education Testing Services

Webmaster: Dirk Hovy, USC/ISI

Smaranda Muresan Assistant Professor Library and Information Science Department School of Communication and Information Rutgers University 4 Hungtington St New Brunswick, NJ, 08901 smuresan at rci.rutgers.edu

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