[Elsnet-list] Extended deadline -- Workshop on NLP for Educational Resources (RANLP 2007)

Larraitz Uria larraitz.uria at ehu.es
Thu Jun 14 09:24:45 CEST 2007


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DEADLINE EXTENSION: JUNE 25, 2007

Workshop on NLP for Educational Resources

In conjunction with RANLP-2007
September 26, 2007
Borovetz, Bulgaria

The submission system is available at the Workshop site
http://ixa.si.ehu.es/NLP_ER2007

RANLP 2007 site
http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2007/

In this workshop we will discuss how using NLP techniques in the automatic
treatment of texts can support pedagogic goals. There are well over 100
documented projects at the use of NLP in Intelligent Computer-Assisted
Language Learning (ICALL) (Heift & Schulze,2007); however, there are
significantly fewer publications about the use of NLP techniques in
educational areas other than language learning.
This workshop will bring together NLP and ICALL researchers with colleagues
who are investigating NLP treatment for other educational purposes. Our 
main
aim is to discuss how we can use NLP in the automatic treatment of 
corpora for
pedagogical purposes as well as in the analysis of learner corpora 
(students
free responses).
The contributions of this workshop will share at least two keywords: NLP and
Education. We especially seek contributions about the adaptation and 
integration
of NLP techniques in the following areas:

* Automatic exercise and task generation
* Controlled language
* Error diagnosis and remediation
* Essay assessment
* Fostering language awareness
* Automatic generation of didactic resources
* Analysis of learners? interlanguage
* NLP for processing texts in ICALL environments
* Learner corpora
* Learning of textual analysis (in linguistics, literature, anthropology, ?)
* Student modelling
* Text production tools (e.g. grammar and spell checkers)
* Translator training

Heift, Trude, & Schulze, Mathias. (2007). Errors and Intelligence in CALL.
Parsers and
Pedagogues. New York: Routledge.

IMPORTANT DATES

Workshop paper submission, extended deadline: June 25, 2007
Workshop paper acceptance notification: July 23, 2007
Camera-ready papers for workshop proceedings: August 24, 2007
Workshop date: September 26, 2007

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Instructions for Authors:
Submissions should be A4, two-column format and should not exceed 7 pages,
including cover page, figures, tables and references. Times New Roman 12
font is preferred. Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format.

The RANLP 2007 stylefiles are available at:
http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2007/submissions.htm

Submission procedure:

The submission will be maintained by conference management software - START

Please submit your paper at: 
http://www.softconf.com/ranlp/NLP_ER2007/submit.html

Reviewing and Accepted Papers:
Each submission will be reviewed by 3 members of the Programme Committee.
Authors of accepted papers will receive guidelines regarding how to produce
camera-ready versions of their papers for inclusion in the proceedings.
Guidelines for producing camera-ready versions will be available at the
conference web site at http://www.lml.bas.bg/ranlp2007.
If 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.

Requirements:
Papers should describe original work. A paper accepted for presentation
cannot be presented or have been presented at any other meeting. Papers
that are being submitted to other conferences or workshops must indicate
this on the title page.
The reviewing of the papers will be blind. The paper should not include the
authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-citations and other
references that could reveal the author's identity should be avoided.

COMMITTEE

Organizing Committee:
Montse Maritxalar (University of the Basque Country)
Nerea Ezeiza (University of the Basque Country)
Mathias Schulze (University of Waterloo, Canada)

Programme Committee:
Arantza Diaz de Ilarraza (University of the Basque Country)
Nerea Ezeiza (University of the Basque Country)
Pius ten Hacken (Swansea University, U.K.)
Trude Heifth (Linguistics Department, Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Ola Knutsson (School of Computer Science and Communication, Royal 
Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Chao-Lin Liu (Department of Computer Science, National Chengchi 
University, Taiwan)
Montse Maritxalar (University of the Basque Country)
Detmar Meurers (Ohio State University, USA)
Ruslan Mitkov - (University of Wolverhampton, U.K)
John Nerbonne (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
Leonel Ruiz Miyares (Centre for Applied Linguistics, Santiago de Cuba)
Mathias Schulze (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Eiichiro Sumita (NICT/ATR, Japan)

CONTACT

For questions or comments, please contact nlper07 at gmail.com



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