[Elsnet-list] Registration Open: Australasian Language Technology Summer School and Worshop

Diego Molla diego at ics.mq.edu.au
Tue Sep 21 10:34:55 CEST 2004

     Australasian Language Technology Summer School and Workshop
             4-8 December 2004, Macquarie University



Most human knowledge, and most human communication, is represented and
expressed using language, both in written and spoken forms.  Language
technologies permit computers to process human language, providing more
natural human-machine interfaces, and more sophisticated access to
stored information.  Language technologies will play a central role in
the multilingual information society of the future.

After the successful Summer School held in Melbourne in December 2003,
this year we are going to co-locate the event with the Australian
International Conference on Speech Science & Technology (SST 2004) at
Macquarie University [http://www.assta.org/sst/2004].

Full courses will have four sessions of 1.5 hours each, distributed in
two days. Half courses will have two sessions of 1.5 hours each. The
program is scheduled so that introductory courses run in parallel with
advanced courses.

Introductory Courses

  * VoiceXML
    Rolf Schwitter - Macquarie University, Sydney

  * Speech Annotation with EMU
    Steve Cassidy - Macquarie University, Sydney

  * Grammar Formalisms
    Ash Asudeh - University of Canterbury, Christchurch

  * Speech Processing
    David Grayden - The Bionic Ear Institute, Melbourne

Advanced Courses

  * Multiword Expressions
    Timothy Baldwin - University of Melbourne, Melbourne

  * Information Retrieval
    Mark Sanderson - University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

  * Maximum Entropy Modelling
    James Curran - University of Sydney, Sydney

  * Text Categorisation (half course)
    Prof. Jon David Patrick - University of Sydney, Sydney

  * Prosody and Intonation in Australian English (half course)
    Janet Fletcher - University of Melbourne, Melbourne

For further details and registration see

Diego Molla
on behalf of the ALTA Executive Committee

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