[Elsnet-list] CAGI'07 Call for Participation

Menno van Zaanen menno at ics.mq.edu.au
Wed Jun 13 21:08:33 CEST 2007


Call for participation
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ICML-2007 Workshop on
Challenges and Applications of Grammar Induction 

In conjunction with the International Conference on Machine Learning, 
Oregon State University, June 20 - June 24, 2007 

Sponsored by the PASCAL Network 


Invitation:

The organizing committee of the Workshop on Challenges and Applications 
of Grammar Induction, a workshop held in conjunction with the 
International Conference on Machine Learning, would like to extend an 
invitation to you. We are looking forward to quality presentations on 
a variety of topics, as shown in the program below. We also have an 
invited presentation, sponsored by the Pascal Network. The day is 
concluded by a panel discussion. 

Participation in the workshop is free! 

Workshop Format:

The workshop will include presentations of peer-reviewed papers. Each
such paper is assigned 45 minutes, including 10 minutes for discussion.
There will be an invited talk after lunch. The day will be concluded
with an open panel for discussing the key lessons learned and pointing
at relevant research perspectives.

Invited Talk:

"Grammatical Inference with String Kernels"
Alexander Clark, Royal Holloway University of London
Sponsored by the Pascal Network.

Program: 

The workshop takes place on June 24th, 2007.



8:00 Breakfast
9.00 Inference of Node and Edge Replacement Graph Grammars - J. Kukluk,
     L. Holder and D. Cook (UTA, WSU) 
9.45 Structure Induction by Lossless Graph Compression - L.Peshkin
     (Harvard) 
10.30 Coffee Break
11.00 Morphology Learning Using Tree of Aligned Suffix Rules - K.
      Shalonova and P. Flach (U. of Bristol) 
11.45 Unsupervised Grammar Induction and Matroids Hitting Sets - N.
      Harvey, D. Karger, V. Mirrokni and L. Peshkin (MIT, Harvard) 
12.30 Lunch
14.00 Invited Talk: Grammatical Inference with String Kernels -
      Alexander Clark, Royal Holloway University of London
15.00 Towards Schema-Guided XML Query Induction - J. Champavère, R.
      Gilleron, A. Lemay and J. Niehren (INRIA Futurs) 
15.45 Coffee break
16.15 Automata Learning for Numerical Entities Extraction from OCR
      output - C. Kermovant and A. Rafrafi (A2iA) 
17.00 Short Paper: Towards 1-click Tool Generation with PADS - D. Burke,
      P. White, K. Fisher, D. Walker and K. Zhu (Galois Conn, AT&T,
      Princeton) 
17.20 Final Discussion


Organizing Committee:

Istvan Jonyer, Oklahoma State University, USA 
Pierre Dupont, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Tim Oates, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
Marc Sebban, Université de Saint-Etienne, France

Program Committee:

Pierre Dupont (PC chair), Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium 
Pieter Adriaans, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Istvan Jonyer, Oklahoma State University, USA
Laurent Miclet, Université de Rennes, France
Tim Oates, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
Rajesh Parekh, Yahoo!, Inc., USA
Yasubumi Sakakibara, Keio University, Japan
Marc Sebban, Université de Saint-Etienne, France 
Menno van Zannen, Macquarie University, Australia 
Enrique Vidal, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain 


Sponsored by the PASCAL Network

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