[Elsnet-list] Workshop on NLP for Educational Resources: Call for papers

Larraitz Uria larraitz.uria at ehu.es
Mon Mar 26 17:02:00 CEST 2007

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Workshop on NLP for Educational Resources

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

Workshop site

RANLP 2007 site

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.


Call for papers: March 26, 2007
Workshop paper submission deadline: June 15, 2007
Workshop paper acceptance notification: July 23, 2007
Camera-ready papers for workshop proceedings: August 24, 2007
Workshop date: September 26, 2007


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: 

Submission procedure:
The submission will be maintained by conference management software - START

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Further details will be announced soon.

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 
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.

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.


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 Millares (Centre for Applied Linguistics, Santiago de Cuba)
Mathias Schulze (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Eiichiro Sumita (ATR Spoken Language Communication Laboratories, Japan)


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