[Elsnet-list] 2nd CfP & extended deadline,
ESSLLI workshop "Exemplar Based
Models of Language Acquisition and Use"
davec at dcs.st-andrews.ac.uk
Sat Feb 3 08:16:28 CET 2007
SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
REVISED DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS; 22nd MARCH
Exemplar-Based Models of Language Acquisition and Use
13 - 17 August 2007
organized as part of
the European Summer School on
Logic, Language and Information
ESSLLI 2007 https://www.cs.tcd.ie/esslli2007/
6 - 17 August, 2007 in Dublin
Rens Bod rb at cs.st-andrews.ac.uk
Dave Cochran davec at cs.st-andrews.ac.uk
Exemplar-based models conceive of linguistic representations as being
directly shaped by speakers' memories of specific tokens of linguistic
items. Such models are being considered by a growing number of
researchers in virtually all areas of linguistics, from language
acquisition and psycholinguistics to computational linguistics and
statistical natural language processing. This workshop aims at bringing
together linguists working to expand their exemplar-based models by
computational modeling, and computational linguists interested in
extending exemplar-based models to aspects of language cognition. The
workshop is open to all members of the Language, Logic and Information
community, and is in particular intended as a forum for advanced PhD
students and more senior researchers to share their research.
- Unsupervised exemplar-based systems for parsing and other NLP tasks;
Statistical grammar induction; bootstrapping in exemplar-based models
of language, in computers and infants.
- The interaction between language and other cognitive modalities in
exemplar-based systems; exemplar based semantics and pragmatics.
- The nature of linguistic knowledge and representations in
- Distributional learning; Pattern matching and language acquisition
- Statistical, item-based and corpus-based language acquisition
- Exemplars, recency and priming.
- Cognitive consequences of the problems of computational complexity in
exemplar-based algorithms and their solutions.
- Computational approaches to exemplar-based construction grammar;
computational approaches to usage-based linguistics.
- Comprehension and generation in exemplar-based systems.
- Learning as abstraction vs. learning as storage; or, proposals for
- General theoretical/philosophical considerations regarding the
relation of computational models to experimental cognitive research
We are particularly eager to receive submissions of an
interdisciplinary nature, especially those bridging the gap between
computational and experimental approaches.
Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of 1000-2000 words.
The following formats are accepted: PDF, PS, and MS Word. Submissions
must be suitable for anonymous review; reviewing will be double-blind.
Please do not include name, contact details, affiliation, or any
self-identifying references (eg; We proved in Smith 2003
than Smith 2003 proved
) in the text of the submission; please
include a cover sheet (as a separate attachment) containing the title
of your submission, your name, contact details and affiliation. Please
send your submission electronically to davec at cs.st-andrews.ac.uk by the
deadline listed below. The submissions will be reviewed by the
workshops programme committee and additional reviewers. The accepted
papers will appear in the workshop proceedings published by ESSLLI. The
format for the final versions will be MS Word.
The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI participants.
It will consist of five 90-minute sessions held over five consecutive
days in the second week of ESSLLI. There will be 2 slots for paper
presentation (30 minutes) and discussion (15 minutes) per session. On
the first day the workshop organizers will give an extended lecture to
familiarize the audience with the topic.
Department of Psychology, Cornell University
Workshop Programme Committee:
Antal van den Bosch
Menno van Zaanen
REVISED DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: March 22, 2007
Notification: April 21, 2007
Preliminary programme: April 24, 2007
ESSLLI early registration: May 1, 2007
Final papers for proceedings: May 17, 2007
Final programme: June 21, 2007
Workshop dates: 13 17 August, 2007
All workshop participants including the presenters will be required to
register for ESSLLI. The registration fee for authors presenting a
paper will correspond to the early student/workshop speaker
registration fee. Moreover, a number of additional fee waiver grants
will be made available by the OC on a competitive basis and workshop
participants are eligible to apply for those.
There will be no reimbursement for travel costs and accommodation.
Workshop speakers who have difficulty in finding funding should contact
the local organizing committee to ask for the possibilities for a grant.
About the workshop: http://www.cs.st-and.ac.uk/~davec/workshop.htm
About ESSLLI: https://www.cs.tcd.ie/esslli2007/
Dave W.H. Cochran
Cognitive Systems Group,
School of Computer Science
University of St. Andrews
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