[Elsnet-list] Call for participation: IJCAI workshop on Grammatical Inference Applications

Menno van Zaanen menno at ics.mq.edu.au
Wed Jun 1 05:12:07 CEST 2005


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								Call for Participation
								 IJCAI 2005 Workshop

						GRAMMATICAL INFERENCE APPLICATIONS
						 Successes and Future Challenges

						To be held in Edinburgh, Scotland,
					  prior to IJCAI-05 on July 31, 2005.

					http://www.ics.mq.edu.au/~menno/IJCAI05/

Background

There has been growing interest over the last few years in learning
grammars from text and other types of sequential, structured, and
semi-structured data.  The family of techniques enabling such learning
is usually called grammatical inference or grammar induction (GI).  It
makes use of results and techniques from, among others, machine
learning, formal language theory, computational learning theory, and
statistics to learn, induce or infer a grammar or an automaton from a
training sample.  There have been many theoretical and experimental
results in the field as well as a wide range of applications,
including computational linguistics, text mining, speech recognition,
computational biology, web intelligence, and robotics.


Aim of the workshop

The workshop is intended as a meeting point of researchers working on
applications of grammatical inference with more speculative ideas.

It should be noted that a tutorial on Grammatical Inference will be
given at IJCAI, enables those interested in getting an even more
general picture of the field and the techniques to do so.


Invited speaker

Raymond Mooney  (University of Texas at Austin)


Participants

The workshop is open to all members of the AI community and we
especially encourage the participation of researchers who are
interested in GI and are working on applications where these
techniques might be used and researchers with a GI background that
have an interest in applications.

To encourage interaction and a broad exchange of ideas, the workshop
will be limited to 40 participants and ample time will be allotted for
general discussion.  Workshop attendees need not register for the main
IJCAI conference, but are encouraged to do so.

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Note that in order to register for the workshop, the organizers need
to be contacted first.  If you are interested in participating, please
send an email to: menno at ics.mq.edu.au.
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Format

The workshop will consist of 30 minute presentations and ample time
will be allocated for discussions.  In addition to the oral
presentations, a poster session is included in the programme.
Furthermore, there will be a panel discussion on future and more
speculative work in applications of GI.


Organization

- Colin de la Higuera (Universite de Saint-Etienne, France),
- Tim Oates (University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA),
- Georgios Paliouras (NCSR "Demokritos", Greece),
- Menno van Zaanen (Macquarie University, Australia).

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- Menno van Zaanen         - Everything under the sun is in tune,
- menno at ics.mq.edu.au      - but the sun is eclipsed by the moon.
- www.ics.mq.edu.au/~menno -                          -Pink Floyd
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