[Elsnet-list] Midwest Computational Linguistics Colloquium

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Thu Apr 8 22:33:46 CEST 2004

Please post the following announcement on your list:


Date: 25 June 2004
Submission Deadline: 20 April 2004
Location: Indiana University - Bloomington, Indiana, United States
URL: http://jones.ling.indiana.edu/~mclc/

The Computational Linguistics Program of the Linguistics Department and the
Cognitive Science Department of Indiana University are pleased to announce the
inaugural meeting of the Midwest Computational Linguistics Colloquium (MCLC). We
will build on the topics in formal-theoretical and computational linguistics,
including issues in learnability, complexity and the modeling of lexical and
grammatical knowledge of language.

The workshop is intended to offer a platform primarily to researchers in the
Midwest region, though applications from all regions are also encouraged. We
hope that this conference will expand into a fixed annual event to be hosted, in
turn, and shared among all interested and committed Midwestern Universities.
Such a workshop will serve to provide us with a strong, local venue at which to
present and discuss both our own ideas as well as those of our distinguished guests.

MCLC is especially intended to provide a forum for the presentation of unique
and original research on computational linguistic topics, including unfinished
research and research ideas that might benefit from peer review and discussion.
In keeping with this, we also encourage applications from Ph.D students seeking
outside review and constructive feedback on projects in progress. As accepted
papers will be published, this workshop can also serve to provide an opportunity
for such students to present their ideas to the wider community.

Items of interest include, but are not limited to,

    * formal and computational phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and 
    * learnability of formal grammar, grammar induction
    * integration of stochastic and symbolic models of grammar
    * foundational, methodological and architectural issues in grammar 

Confirmed Participants (at the time of announcement):

John A. Goldsmith (University of Chicago)
William G. Sakas (City University of New York)

For more information, or to make an electronic submission, go to:


For submissions and questions via regular mail:

Memorial Hall, Room 322
Indiana University
1021 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005

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