[Elsnet-list] "Automatic Analysis of Learner Language" Pre-CALICO Workshop (Program/Call for Participation)

Detmar Meurers dm at ling.ohio-state.edu
Fri Feb 22 07:43:29 CET 2008


              Call for Participation and Program of the
                 CALICO'08 Pre-Conference Workshop on
     
               AUTOMATIC ANALYSIS OF LEARNER LANGUAGE:
    BRIDGING FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING NEEDS AND NLP POSSIBILITIES

                 http://purl.org/net/calico-workshop

                        March 18 and 19, 2008
              Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco
 

 Tuesday, March 18

 9:00 -  9:10   Detmar Meurers (Ohio State University) and 
                Anne Rimrott (Simon Fraser University): 
                WELCOME

 9:10 -  9:40   Nick Pendar and Anna Kosterina (Iowa State University):
                THE CHALLENGES OF ANNOTATING LEARNER LANGUAGE

 9:40 - 10:10   Marzena Watorek (Université de Paris 8) and 
                Aurelia Marcus (Sinequa):
                FORMALIZING THE SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNER CORPUS BY
                MEANS OF AUTOMATIC ANALYSIS"

10:30 - 11:00   Trude Heift (Simon Fraser University)
                GOALS AND CHALLENGES FOR THE STANDARDIZATION 
                OF ERROR TYPOLOGIES IN PARSER-BASED CALL

11:00 - 11:30   Michael Gamon, Chris Brockett, William B. Dolan,
                Jianfeng Gao, Alexandre Klementiev (Microsoft Research),
                Dmitriy Belenko (University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign), 
                Claudia Leacock (Butler Hill Group):
                USING STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES AND WEB SEARCH TO 
                CORRECT ESL ERRORS

11:30 - 12:00   Anne Rimrott, Trude Heift (Simon Fraser University):
                CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS FOR MISSPELLINGS 
                BY NON-NATIVE WRITERS

 1:00 -  1:30   Mathias Schulze and Peter Wood (University of Waterloo):
                ANALYZING LEARNER TEXTS

 1:30 -  2:00   Ghazi Abuhakema, Anna Feldman, Eileen Fitzpatrick
                (Montclair State University):
                A NEW ARABIC INTERLANGUAGE DATABASE: 
                COLLECTION, ANNOTATION, ANALYSIS

 2:00 -  2:30   Tony Berber Sardinha (Catholic University of Sao Paulo)
                and Tania Shepherd (Rio de Janeiro State University):
                DEVELOPING AN ONLINE SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY 
                IDENTIFYING ERRORS IN BRAZILIAN LEARNER ENGLISH

 3:00 -  3:30   Martí Quixal and Toni Badia (Universitat Pompeu Fabra):
                EXPLOITING UNSUPERVISED TECHNIQUES 
                TO PREDICT EFL LEARNER ERRORS

 3:30 -  4:00   Jennifer Foster, Joachim Wagner, and Josef van Genabith
                (Dublin City University):
                USING DECISION TREES TO DETECT AND CLASSIFY 
                GRAMMATICAL ERRORS

 4:00 - 5:00    Poster Session:

                - Stacey Bailey and Detmar Meurers (Ohio State University):
                  DIAGNOSING MEANING ERRORS IN SHORT ANSWERS 
                  TO READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

                - Adriane Boyd and Detmar Meurers (Ohio State University):
                  ON DIAGNOSING WORD ORDER ERRORS

                - Markus Dickinson (Indiana University) and 
                  Chong Min Lee (Georgetown University):
                  KOREAN PARTICLE ERROR DETECTION VIA PROBABILISTIC PARSING

                - Paul G Doyle, Hong Huaqing (Nanyang Technological 
                  University, Singapore):
                  A VARIETY OF "ERRORS"? AUTOMATED ANALYSIS OF TEACHER 
                  AND PUPIL TALK IN SINGAPORE CLASSROOMS

                - Karin Harbusch, Gergana Itsova, Ulrich Koch, and 
                  Christine Kühner (Universität Koblenz-Landau):
                  TOWARD ACCURATE SYNTACTIC FEEDBACK IN A WRITING LAB 
                  FOR GERMAN-SPEAKING ELEMENTARY SCHOOLERS: 
                  A GENERATION-BASED APPROACH

                - DJ Hovermale (Ohio State University):
                  SCALE: SPELLING CORRECTION ADAPTED FOR 
                  LEARNERS OF ENGLISH

                - Olivier Kraif, Alexia Blanchard, Claude Ponton (LIDILEM,
                  Université Stendhal, Grenoble, France):
                  MASTERING NOISE AND SILENCE IN LEARNER ANSWERS PROCESSING: 
                  SIMPLE TECHNIQUES FOR ANALYSIS AND DIAGNOSIS

                - Stela Letica (Universtiy of Zagreb, Croatia):
                  CROATIAN CORPUS OF LEARNER ENGLISH

                - Diane Napolitano, Amanda Stent (State University of 
                  New York at Stony Brook):
                  TECHWRITER: AN INDIVIDUALIZED APPROACH TO WRITING 
                  ASSISTANCE AND IMPROVEMENT

                - Hiromi Oyama, Yuji Matsumoto, Masayuki Asahara and 
                  Kosuke Sakata (Nara Institute of Science and Technology):
                  CONSTRUCTION OF AN ERROR INFORMATION TAGGED CORPUS OF 
                  JAPANESE LANGUAGE LEARNERS AND AUTOMATIC ERROR DETECTION

Wednesday, March 19
 9:00 -  9:30   Heather Hilton (Université de Savoie):
                ANNOTATION AND ANALYSES OF TEMPORAL ASPECTS OF SPOKEN FLUENCY

 9:30 - 10:00   Su-Youn Yoon, Lisa Pierce, Amanda Huensch, Eric Juul,
                Samantha Perkins, Richard Sproat, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson 
                (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign):
                CONSTRUCTION OF A RATED SPEECH CORPUS 
                OF L2 LEARNERS' SPEECH

10:00 - 10:30   Deryle Lonsdale, C. Ray Graham, Casey Kennington, 
                Aaron Johnson, Jeremiah McGhee (Brigham Young University):
                SCORING AN ORAL LANGUAGE TEST USING 
                AUTOMATIC SPEECH RECOGNITION

11:00 - 11:30   Seok Bae Jang (Georgetown University), Sun-Hee Lee
                (Wellesley College), Sang-kyu Seo (Yonsei University):
                ANNOTATION OF KOREAN LEARNER CORPORA FOR 
                PARTICLE ERROR DETECTION

11:30 - 12:00   Noriko Nagata (University of San Francisco):
                Robo-Sensei's NLP-based Error Detection and 
                FEEDBACK GENERATION

12:00 - 12:30   Luiz Amaral (University of Victoria) and 
                Detmar Meurers (Ohio State University):
                LITTLE THINGS WITH BIG EFFECTS: ON THE IDENTFICATION 
                AND INTERPRETATION OF TOKENS FOR ERROR DIAGNOSIS IN ICALL

 1:30 -  2:00   Joel Tetreault, Yoko Futagi (Educational Testing Service),
                Martin Chodorow (Hunter College): 
                RELIABILITY OF HUMAN ANNOTATION OF USAGE ERRORS 
                IN LEARNER TEXT

 2:00 - 2:30    Rachele De Felice and Stephen G. Pulman (Oxford University):
                AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF PREPOSITION ERRORS IN LEARNER WRITING

 2:30 - 3:00    Xiaofei Lu (Pennsylvania State University):
                AUTOMATIC MEASUREMENT OF SYNTACTIC COMPLEXITY IN 
                SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

 3:30 - 5:00    Jill Burstein (Educational Testing Service), 
                Jennifer Foster (Dublin City University), 
                Michael Gamon (Microsoft Research),
                Trude Heift (Simon Fraser University), 
                Detmar Meurers (Ohio State University), 
                Lisa Michaud (Wheaton College):
                PANEL DISCUSSION ON AUTOMATIC ANALYSIS OF LEARNER LANGUAGE: 
                WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP?


Abstracts and more information on the workshop can be found at
                 http://purl.org/net/calico-workshop

For questions, you can contact the organizers Detmar Meurers and Anne Rimrott 
at calico-workshop at ling.osu.edu


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