[Elsnet-list] RANLP2007 workshop: Computer-aided language processing

Constantin Orasan c.orasan at wlv.ac.uk
Fri Sep 7 19:32:19 CEST 2007

                   [Apologies for multiple postings]

                         Call for participation

             Computer-aided language processing (CALP 2007)

              workshop held in conjunction with RANLP 2007

                          Borovets - Bulgaria

                      *** 30th September 2007 ***

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.


Session 1
9:15 - 9:30 	Opening remarks
9:30 - 10:00 	Sulene Pilon, Martin Puttkammer, Gerhard Van Huyssteen and
Handre Groenewald: Using Machine Learning to Annotate Data for NLP Tasks
10:00 - 10:30	Laura Hasler: From Extracts to Abstracts: Human Summary
Production Operations for Computer-Aided Summarisation
10:30 - 11:00	Yannick Versley, Holger Wunsch and Heike Zinsmeister: A
Pilot Study on Computer-aided Coreference Annotation 	

11:00 - 11:30 break

Session 2
11:30 - 12:30	Ruslan Mitkov: Invited Talk

12:30 - 14:00 lunch break

Session 3
14:00 - 14:30 	Ivan Obradovic and Ranka Stankovic: Wordnet Development
Using a Multifunctional Tool
14:30 - 15:00	Kiril Simov, Petya Osenova, Alexander Simov, Anelia
Tincheva and Borislav Kirilov: A System for A Semi-Automatic Ontology
15:00 - 15:20	Davide Picca and Adrian Popescu: Using wikipedia and
supersense tagging for semi-automatic complex taxonomy construction
15:20 - 15:40	Doina Tatar, Gabriela Serban, Andreea Mihis and Rada
Mihalcea: Textual Entailment as a Directional Relation
15:40 - 16:00	Le An Ha: Multiple-choice test item generation: A demo

16:00 - 16:30 break

Session 4
16:30 - 16:50	Hiroshi Sakaki, Takashi Tanaka and Michihiko Seki: A
Language Transfer Procedure where Entire Transformation Process is
Conducted in the Letter String Region
16:50 - 17:10	Corina Forascu, Radu Ion and Dan Tufis: Semi-automatic
Annotation of the Romanian TimeBank 1.2
17:10 - 18:00	Discussion and final remarks

Programme committe

      * Amit Bagga, Ask Jeeves, USA
      * Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, UK
      * Robert Clark, Translution Ltd, UK and Leeds University, UK
      * Gloria Corpas Pastor, University of Malaga, Spain
      * 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
      * Dalila Mekhaldi, University of Wolverhampton, UK
      * 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

Workshop organisers

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

Dr. Constantin Orasan <C.Orasan at wlv.ac.uk>
Lecturer in Computational Linguistics
Research Group in Computational Linguistics
University of Wolverhampton

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