[Elsnet-list] CFP: the 4th international workshop on cross-lingual information access, a COLING-2010 workshop

zhang min mzhang at i2r.a-star.edu.sg
Sat Apr 10 08:18:58 CEST 2010


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=====================        Call for paper   =====================

 

            FOURTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON CROSS LINGUAL INFORMATION
ACCESS

            COLING 2010, Beijing 28th August, 2010 

 

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/UM/india/events/CLIA2010/page.htm

 

The fourth workshop on Cross Lingual Information Access aims to bring
together researchers from a variety of fields and practitioners from
government and industry to address the issue of information need of
multi-lingual societies. This workshop will also highlight the contributions
of NLP and computational linguistic aspects to CLIA, in addition to the
previously better represented viewpoint from Information Retrieval.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

                . 30th May, 2010 Paper submission due

                . 30th June, 2010 Paper notification of acceptance

                . 10th July, 2010 Paper Camera-ready due

                . 28th August, 2010 CLIA 2010 Workshop

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Cross-lingual information access (CLIA) is concerned with technologies and
applications that enable people to freely access information that is
expressed in any language that may differ from the query language. With the
rapid development of globalization and digital online information in
Internet, a growing demand for CLIA has emerged. Ordinary netizens who are
surfing the Internet for special information and communicating in social
networks, global companies which provide multilingual services to their
multinational customers, governments who aim to lower the barriers to
international commerce and collaboration and homeland security are in need
of cross lingual access. This has triggered vigorous research and
development in CLIA. This workshop is the fourth in a series of workshops
and aims to address the need of cross-lingual information access. The
previous three workshops were held during IJCAI 2007 in Hyderabad, IJCNLP
2008 in Hyderabad, and NAACL 2009 in Colorado. 

 

In this workshop, in addition to Cross-lingual Information Retrieval (CLIR),
the focus is on multi-lingual information extraction, information
integration, summarization and other key technologies that are useful for
CLIA. The workshop aims to bring together researchers from a variety of
fields such as information retrieval, computational linguistics, machine
translation, and digital library, and practitioners from government and
industry to address the issue of information need of multi-lingual
societies. This workshop also aims to highlight and emphasize the
contributions of NLP and computational linguistic aspects to CLIA, in
addition to the previously better represented viewpoint from Information
Retrieval. We thus solicit submissions in the following and related topics:

 

MULTI-LINGUAL KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION

                . Acquisition of multi-lingual
parallel/comparable/non-comparable corpora

                . Multi-lingual document/sentence/word alignment 

                . Multi-lingual lexicon/term extraction

                . Multi-lingual new words / named entity detection and
translation 

 

MACHINE TRANSLATION IN CLIA

                . Interaction between cross-lingual information retrieval
and machine translation

                . Query translation and document translation

                . Developing statistical machine translation systems from
multi-lingual corpora

                . Domain adaptation in machine translation

                . Multi-lingual / Cross-lingual named entity recognition

 

NLP/CL/IR FOR CLIA

                . Multi-lingual summarization

                . Multi-lingual information extraction

                . Multi-lingual question answering

                . Multi-lingual text categorization and clustering

                . Multi-lingual opinion study and sentiment analysis 

                . Mono-lingual processing leveraging on multi-lingual
resources

 

GENERAL CLIA

                . Approaches to cross-lingual/multi-lingual information
access

                . Domain specific cross-lingual/multi-lingual information
access

                . Cross-lingual cross media search (speech, video, audio)

                . Machine Learning for multi-lingual information access

                . Scalability issues in cross-lingual/multi-lingual
information access

                . system evaluation

                . Web-scale cross-lingual search

                . User studies / interactive CLIA

 

PAPER SUBMISSION

Paper submissions to CLIA 2010 should follow the COLING 2010 paper
submission policy, including paper format, blind review policy and title and
author format convention. The workshop papers are in two-column format with
at least two (2) pages and up to eight (8) pages of content plus one extra
page for references. A detailed abstract with two (2) pages to address your
on-going work is also welcome.

Submission must conform to the official COLING 2010 style guidelines.
Submission is electronic using paper submission software at
https://www.softconf.com/coling2010/CLIA2010/. For details, please refer to
http://www.coling-2010.org

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

 

Sudeshna Sarkar (IIT Kharagpur, India)

Min Zhang (Institute for InfoComm Research) 

Adam Lopez (The University of Edinburgh) 

Raghavendra Udupa (Microsoft Research)

 

 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

 

Eneko Agirre            University of the Basque Country 

Ai Ti Aw                Institute for Infocomm Research 

Sivaji Bandyopadhyay    Jadavpur University 

Pushpak Bhattacharya    IIT Bombay 

Nicola Cancedda         Xerox Research Centre Europe 

Patrick Saint Dizier    IRIT, Universite Paul Sabatier 

Nicola Ferro            University of Padua 

Guohong Fu              Heilongjiang University 

Cyril Goutte            National Research Council of Canada 

A Kumaran               Microsoft Research of India 

Gareth Jones            Dublin City University 

Joemon Jose             University of Glasgow 

Gina-Anne Levow         National Centre for Text Mining UK 

Haizhou Li              Institute for Infocomm Research 

Qun Liu                 ICT/CAS 

Ting Liu                Harbin Institute of Technology 

Paul McNamee            Johns Hopkins University 

Mandar Mitra            ISI Kolkata 

Doug Oard               University of Maryland, College Park 

Carol Peters            Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione

and CLEF campaign 

Maarten de Rijke        University of Amsterdam 

Paolo Rosso             Technical University of Valencia 

Hendra Setiawan         University of Maryland 

L Sobha                 AU-KBC, Chennai 

Rohini Srihari          University at Buffalo, SUNY 

Ralf Steinberger        European Commission - Joint Research Centre,

Italy 

Le Sun                  Institute of Software, CAS 

Jun Sun                 National University of Singapore

Chew Lim Tan            National University of Singapore 

Vasudeva Varma          IIIT Hyderabad 

Thuy Vu                 Institute for Infocomm Research 

Haifeng Wang            Baidu, China 

Deyi Xiong              Institute for Infocomm Research 

Yao Meng                Fujitsu R&D Center Co. Ltd., China 

Guodong Zhou            SooChow University 

Chengqing Zong          Institute of Automation, CAS

 

 

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