[Elsnet-list] Call for Participation: ACL/HCSNet Advanced Program in NLP (Melbourne 10-14 July)

Steven Bird sb at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Sat May 20 03:33:00 CEST 2006

      ACL/HCSNet Advanced Program in Natural Language Processing

                  University of Melbourne, Australia

                           10-14 July 2006
                   (immediately before COLING/ACL)


                        CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

The ACL/HCSNet Advanced Program in Natural Language Processing will be
held at the University of Melbourne in the week prior to the COLING/ACL.

           *** EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1 June 2006 ***

                           TUTORIAL PROGRAM

There will be four themes, each with twelve hours of tutorials:

NLP/IR (Convenor: Nicola Stokes)

  Sofia Ananiadou (Manchester)
    Terminology Management and Information Extraction for Biology
  Francis Bond (NTT Japan)
    (title TBA)
  Inderjeet Mani (MITRE and Brandeis)
    Temporal Information Extraction
  Alistair Moffat (Melbourne)
    Information Retrieval Nuts and Bolts

DISCOURSE AND DIALOGUE (Convenor: Lawrence Cavedon)

  Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova (Saarland)
    Information Structure and its Use for Context-Sensitive
Information Presentation
  Diane Litman (Pittsburgh)
    Learning Optimal Strategies for Spoken Dialogue Systems
  Michael Strube (EML Research)
    Recent Advances in Discourse Processing and Reference Resolution
  David Traum (USC)
    Foundations of Dialogue and Dialogue Systems

LEXICAL SEMANTICS (Convenor: Timothy Baldwin)

  Collin Baker (Berkeley)
    Frame Semantics, Constructions, and the FrameNet Lexical Database
  Timothy Baldwin (Melbourne)
    Introduction to Lexical Semantics and Semantic Language Resources
    Learning Lexical Semantic Representations
  Paul Buitelaar (DFKI)
    Lexical Semantic Representation, Ontological Semantics (title TBC)
  James Curran (Sydney)
    Distributional Semantics
  Graeme Hirst (Toronto)
    Lexical Similarity Based on Lexicographic Resources

PROBABILISTIC PARSING (Convenor: James Curran)

  Stephen Clark (Oxford)
    Statistical Parsing with Combinatory Categorial Grammar
  James Curran (Sydney)
    (title TBA)
  Anoop Sarkar (Simon Fraser)
    (title TBA)

SPONSORS: This event is funded by the Association for Computational
Linguistics, and the ARC Network in Human Communication Science.
It is also supported by the Australasian Language Technology
Association and National ICT Australia.

Steven Bird, Nicola Stokes, James Curran (co-chairs)

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