[Elsnet-list] Call for papers: Computational Modeling of Lexical Acquisition - Split, Croatia

Damir Ćavar dcavar at indiana.edu
Thu Feb 10 21:47:59 CET 2005


Call for Papers

         Workshop on Computational Modeling of Lexical Acquisition
                            - The Split Meeting -

                       http://www.ohz.unist.hr/cpala/


Time: 25.-28. July 2005
Location: University of Split, Croatia

The Croatian Language Technologies Society (CLTS) and the University of 
Split
are pleased to sponsor the inaugural meeting of the Workshop on 
Computational
Linguistics held in Split, Croatia, focusing on the topic of 
"Computational
Modeling of Lexical Acquisition". We will build on the topics in
formal-theoretical and computational linguistics, in particular on 
issues in
learnability, complexity and modeling of lexical knowledge.

This workshop is especially intended to provide a forum for the 
presentation
of unique and original research on computational linguistic topics in 
the
domain of learning of lexical properties, i.e. lexical acquisition, 
including
but not limited to the following topics:

a. machine learning methods for lexical acquisition
- speech and language segmentation into lexical units
- induction and learning of phonological and morphological structure
- inducing formal grammars from discovered structural properties
- learning lexical semantic properties and lexical disambiguation
- computational models of psycholinguistic aspects of lexical 
acquisition

b. corpora, evaluation and applications
- induction of part-of-speech information for tagging and automatic 
annotation
   (via e.g. clustering and classification, using Vector Space Modeling 
or other
   strategies)
- corpora for learning phonological and morphological regularities and a
   common gold standard
- applications using machine learning and automatic lexical acquisition
   (e.g. tagger, ontologies, textmining)
- evaluation strategies and methods for learning approaches

This workshop will expand into a fixed annual event organized by the 
Croatian
Language Technologies Society (CLTS) to be hosted, in turn, and shared 
among
all interested and committed Croatian Universities.


Time: 25.-28. July 2005
Location: University of Split, Croatia

Abstract Deadline: 15th of March, 2005
Acceptance Information: 1st of April, 2005

Draft paper submission deadline: 1st of June 2005

Final paper submission deadline: 1st of August 2005


Registration and accommodation:
We will provide limited space for participants in the University guest 
house,
the hotel Spinut in Split. Early registration is required to reserve the
space. The price for a room per night can be in the range of 150-250 
Croatian
Kuna (approx. 25-35 EURO, $ 30-40 US).

For accommodation reservation please contact the organizing committee 
asap, at:
cpala at ohz.unist.hr

Detailed instructions on abstract submission and registration can be 
found on
the following web page:

http://www.ohz.unist.hr/cpala/


Organizing Committee:

Bozo Bekavac, Uni. of Zagreb               Dunja Brozovic-Roncevic, 
IHJJ Zagreb
Damir Cavar, Indiana Uni.                        Malgorzata Cavar, 
Indiana Uni.
Morten Christiansen, Cornell Uni.               Zdravko Dovedan, Uni. 
of Zagreb
Hans-Martin Gaertner, ZAS, Berlin                  John Goldsmith, 
Chicago Uni.
Thomas Hanneforth, Uni. of Potsdam                 Joshua Herring, 
Indiana Uni.
Toshikazu Ikuta, Indiana Uni.                 Gerhard Jaeger, Uni. of 
Bielefeld
Ivo-Pavao Jazbec, Uni. of Zagreb                     Bryan Jurish, 
Potsdam Uni.
Marcus Kracht, UCLA                                Hagen Langer, Uni. 
of Bremen
Roland Meyer, Uni. of Regensburg                Jens Michaelis, Uni. of 
Potsdam
Adam Przepiorkowski, Polish Academy of Science
Paul Rodrigues, Indiana Uni.                             William G. 
Sakas, CUNY
Giancarlo Schrementi, Indiana Uni.            Tomislav Stojanov, Uni. 
of Zagreb
Marko Tadic, Uni. of Zagreb                   Kristina Vuckovic, Uni. 
of Zagreb
Menno van Zaanen, Macquarie Uni.                         Alexander 
Geyken, BBAW


Sponsoring Institutions:

University of Split
Hrvatsko Drustvo za Jezicne Tehnologije (Croatian Language Technologies 
Society (CLTS))
Institut za Hrvatski Jezik i Jezikoslovlje, Zagreb



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