[Elsnet-list] RANLP 2007 Workshop on Computer-Aided Language Processing (CALP'07) -- Extended deadline

Orasan, Constantin C.Orasan at wlv.ac.uk
Mon Jun 11 17:04:12 CEST 2007


[Apologies for cross-postings]

RANLP-07 Workshop: Computer-Aided Language Processing (CALP'07)

Extended deadline: 25th June 2007

Borovetz, Bulgaria
September 30, 2007

Workshop site:  http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/events/CALP07/
RANLP'2007 site:  http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2007/


AIMS:

The past years have seen a variety of promising NLP projects but in 
the vast majority of real-world applications, fully automatic NLP is 
still far from delivering reliable results. As a result, computer-
aided methods have emerged as a practical alternative. In the 
computer-aided scenario, processing is not done entirely by 
computers, human intervention improves, post-edits or validates the 
output of the computer program.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working on 
CALP projects and to provide a forum for fruitful discussion on 
related issues and further developments in the field. Topics of 
interests include areas where computers can be used to help but not 
to fully automate the process such as (but not limited to) machine 
translation, production of summaries, generation of documents, 
extraction of terminology, creation of indexes, ontology creation and 
annotation of texts using semi-automatic methods.

The workshop also encourages discussions and submissions focusing on 
evaluation issues addressing the efficiency of the CALP methods. Of 
particular interest will be studies which compare the saving of time 
and cost of CALP methods as opposed to manual methods.

TOPICS

Prospective authors are invited to submit proposals in the following 
areas of interest, related to computer-aided language processing:

* computer-aided language processing for NLP tasks including but not 
limited to computer-aided summarisation, indexing, translation, 
generation, etc.
* semi-automatic annotation methods: post-processing vs. interactive 
annotation
* semi-automatic ontology development
* interactive machine learning methods such as active learning
* evaluation issues addressing the efficiency of CALP methods
* translation memories and other translation aides
* interactive machine translation
* pre/post-editing of machine translation
* intelligent tools for language learning such as dictionaries and 
concordancers
* computer-aided assessment tools
* authorship attribution and plagiarism detection


INVITED SPEAKER

Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, UK


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

* Format: Authors are invited to submit two types of papers: full 
papers which describe original and unpublished work in the topic area 
of this workshop, and short papers which describe full working 
systems, and which, if accepted, will be presented at a special 
session accompanied by live demo. Papers should be submitted as a PDF 
file, formatted according to the RANLP 2007 stylefiles and not should 
not exceed 8 pages for full papers and 4 pages for short papers. The 
RANLP 2007 stylefiles are available at:

http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2007/submissions.htm.

As reviewing will be blind, the papers should not include the 
authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that 
reveal the authors' identities should be avoided. Papers that do not 
conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.

* Submission procedure: Submission of papers is handled using 
the START system available at
http://www.softconf.com/ranlp/CALP07/submit.html

* Reviewing: Each submission will be reviewed at least by two members 
of the Program Committee. Reviewers will be asked to provide detailed 
comments, and to score submitted papers on the following factors:
       - Relevance to the workshop
       - Significance and originality
       - Technical/methodological accuracy
       - References to related work
       - Presentation (clarity, organisation, English)

* Accepted papers policy. Accepted papers will be published in the 
workshop proceedings. By submitting a paper at the workshop the 
authors agree that, in case the paper is accepted for publication, at 
least one of the authors will attend the workshop; all workshop 
participants are expected to pay the RANLP-2007 workshop registration 
fee.


IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission deadline: June 25, 2007
Paper acceptance notification:  August 1, 2007
Camera-ready papers due:  August 31, 2007
Workshop date:  September 30, 2007


WORKSHOP CHAIRS:

Constantin Orasan, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Sandra Kübler, Indiana University, USA


PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

Amit Bagga, Ask Jeeves, USA
Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, UK
Robert Clark, Translution Ltd, UK and Leeds University, UK
Le An Ha, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Catalina Hallett, Open University, UK
Laura Hasler, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Erhard Hinrichs, University of Tuebingen, Germany
Martin Kay, Stanford University, USA
Elina Lagoudaki, Imperial College, UK
Inderjeet Mani, Georgetown University, USA
Patricio Martinez Barco, University of Alicante, Spain
Andrea Mulloni, Cogito Srl, Italy
Masumi Narita, Tokyo International University, Japan
Matteo Negri, IRST, Italy
Gabor Proszeky, Morphologic, Hungary
Frederique Segond, Rank Xerox, France
Doina Tatar, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania


CONTACT:

calp07 at wlv dot ac dot uk

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