[Elsnet-list] EACL Workshop on Multilingual Quetion Answering - MLQA06

Valentin Sama Rojo vsama at die.upm.es
Mon Dec 5 16:59:43 CET 2005


MLQA06

EACL 2006 Workshop on

Multilingual Question Answering
April 4, 2006, Trento, Italy

http://nlp.uned.es/MLQA06

The EACL 2006 Workshop on Multilingual Question Answering will be hosted
in
conjunction with the 11th Conference of the European Chapter of the
Association
for Computational Linguistics which will take place April 3-7, 2006, in
Trento,
Italy.


* TOPICS

Relevant topics for the workshop include but are not restricted to:

* Monolingual QA systems for languages other than English;
* Cross-lingual QA systems;
* Multilingual Web-based QA;
* Case studies and user studies of Multilingual QA;
* Specific translation techniques for Cross-lingual QA;
* The influence of translation on Cross-lingual QA;
* Multilingual QA in restricted vs. open domains;
* QA from heterogeneous multilingual data collections such as 
  unstructured text, semi-structured data and structured data;
  * Techniques for porting QA systems among languages;
  * The effectiveness of particular techniques in different languages;
  * Comparisons between QA in different languages including European and
  * Asian
    languages;
    * Evaluation of Multilingual QA systems;
    * Resources for Multilingual QA.


    * SUBMISSIONS

    Authors are invited to submit full papers on original, unpublished
    work in the
    topic area of this workshop. Submissions should be formatted using
    the EACL
    2006 style in either LaTeX or Word and should not exceed 8 pages in
    length. As
    reviewing will be anonymous, author and affiliation information
    should be
    omitted and self-references disguised by following the guidelines
    for the main
    conference. These guidelines together with the LaTeX style files and
    Word
    templates are available at
    http://eacl06.itc.it/submission/submission.htm .

    Please submit your paper in the form of a PDF file no later than
    January 6,
    2006 by going to the following URL and following the instructions
    there:

    http://nlp.uned.es/MLQA06/submission

    Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the
    programme
    committee. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop
    proceedings.

    Dual submissions to the main EACL 2006 conference and this workshop
    are
    allowed; if you submit to the main session, do indicate this when
    you submit to
    the workshop. If your paper is accepted for the main session, you
    should
    withdraw your paper from the workshop upon notification by the main
    session.


    * REGISTRATION

    Information on registration and registration fees will be provided
    at the
    conference web page.


    * IMPORTANT DATES

    January 6, 2006   - Deadline for workshop papers 
    January 27, 2006  - Notification of acceptance 
    February 10, 2006 - Camera-ready papers due
    April 4, 2006 - Workshop

    As the schedule is extremely tight, deadline extensions are NOT
    possible.


    * PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

    Anselmo Peñas (UNED, Madrid, Spain) co-chair
    Richard Sutcliffe (University of Essex#, England) co-chair
    Lili Aunimo (University of Helsinki, Finland)
    Christelle Ayache (ELDA/ELRA, Paris, France)
    Johan Bos (University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
    Gosse Bouma (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
    Hsin-Hsi Chen (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
    Danilo Giampiccolo (CELCT, Trento, Italy)
    Brigitte Grau (LIMSI-CNRS, France)
    Donna Harman (NIST, USA)
    Michael Hess (University of Zürich, Switzerland)
    Valentin Jijkoun (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
    Noriko Kando (NII, Tokyo, Japan)
    Dominique Laurent (Synapse Développement, Toulouse, France)
    Bernardo Magnini (ITC-irst, Trento, Italy)
    André Martins (Priberam Informática, Lisbon, Portugal)
    Diego Mollá (Macquarie University, Australia)
    Günter Neumann (DFKI, Saarbrücken, Germany)
    Carol Peters (CNR-ISTI, Pisa, Italy)
    Diana Santos (Linguateca, Oslo, Norway)
    Yutaka Sasaki (ATR, Kyoto, Japan)
    Kiril Simov (Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgaria)
    Bill Teahan (University of Wales, Bangor, Wales)
    José Luis Vicedo (University of Alicante, Spain)

    # On Sabbatical from University of Limerick

    * FURTHER INFORMATION

    Workshop web page 
    http://nlp.uned.es/MLQA06

    Conference web page 
    http://eacl06.itc.it/

    EACL 2006 Workshops site
    http://www.science.uva.nl/~mdr/EACL2006Workshops/


    * CONTACT INFORMATION

    Anselmo Peñas, anselmo at lsi.uned.es
    Richard Sutcliffe, rsutcl at essex.ac.uk


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