[Elsnet-list] NLPCS2011 Workshop

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Fri Feb 25 11:55:58 CET 2011

8th International Workshop on

*Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science - NLPCS 2011 *

*Special Theme: Human-Machine Interaction in Translation*


20-21 August, 2011 - Copenhagen, Denmark

 *Scope and Topics of NLPCS workshop*

The aim of this workshop is to foster interactions among researchers and
practitioners in Natural Language Processing (NLP) working within the
paradigm of Cognitive Science (CS). Research into NLP involves concepts and
methods from many fields including artificial intelligence, linguistics,
computational linguistics, statistics, computer science, and most
importantly cognitive science.

The overall emphasis of the workshop is on the contribution of cognitive
science to language processing, including conceptualisation, representation,
discourse processing, meaning construction, ontology building, and text

The special theme of this year's NLPCS workshop is "Human-Machine
Interaction in Translation". Therefore, we particularly welcome papers
addressing aspects of human and machine translation and human-computer
interaction in translation.

Additional topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

   - Cognitive and Psychological Models of NLP
   - Computational Models of NLP
   - Evolutionary NLP
   - Situated (embodied) NLP
   - Multimodality in speech / text processing
   - Text Summarisation and Information Extraction
   - Natural Language Interfaces and Dialogue Systems
   - Multi-Lingual Processing
   - Pragmatics and NLP
   - Speech Processing
   - Tools and Resources in NLP
   - Human and Machine Translation
   - Ontologies
   - Text Mining
   - Electronic Dictionaries
   - Evaluation of NLP Systems

These topics can be addressed from any of the following perspectives: *full
automation* by machines for machine (traditional NLP or HLT), *semi-automated
processing*, *i.e. machine-mediated* processing (programs assisting people
in their tasks), *simulation of human* cognitive processes.

With this year’s special theme we also welcome submissions on translators’
experiences with CAT tools, human-machine interface design, methods for and
evaluation of interactive machine translation, feasibility studies, user
simulation, *etc*.

*Keynote Speaker at NLPCS*

RMK Sinha, IIT Kanpur, India, will talk about:

*Man-Machine Integration in the Translation Process: An Indian Scenario*
The talk will cover the current MT research and translation industry status
in the Indian subcontinent.

Dr. Sinha is a Professor of Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical
Engineering at IIT Kanpur where he has been serving for more than three
decades. Dr. Sinha's major research concentration has been in the areas of
language technology and applied artificial intelligence. In the early 70s,
he worked on Devanagari OCR and was the first person to work on the topic.
In the late 70s and early 80s, he worked on Indian script enabling and their
computer processing. He is the originator of the well-known multilingual
GIST technology / IDC, ISCII coding, INSCRIPT keyboarding and several other
Indian language technologies. Starting in the late 80s, he has been working
on computer processing of Indian languages. He is the originator of
AnglaBharati and AnuBharati technology for translation from English to
Indian languages and vice-versa. He is a member of TDIL working group,
National Translation Mission Advisory, Technical Advisory Committee of CDAC,
Standardization committee, Associate UNESCO chair in ORBICOM. He is founding
president of the Society for Machine Aids for Translation and Communication
(SMATAC), Fellow IETE, and Senior Member of IEEE. He has been a visiting
professor at Michigan State University, Wayne State University, INRS Quebec
and Asian Institute of Technology.

*Paper Submission for NLPCS*

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed
above. Papers should be in English, and instructions for preparing the
manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available  at

Since reviewing will be blind, papers should not include names of authors
and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author’s
identity should be avoided. Once prepared, papers should be submitted
electronically for review in pdf format via the submission system .

Selected papers from previous NLPCS workshops were published as special
issues of the International Journal  of Speech  Technology. Best papers from
this workshop and future ones will also be published in an international

*Important Dates for NLPCS 2011*

   - *Paper* *Submission**:* *2nd May 2011*
   - *Authors’* *Notification*: 6th June 2011
   - *Final* Paper *Submission*: 15th July 2011
   - *Registration* and *Payment*: 15th July 2011
   - *Workshop : * 20-21 August  2011

 *Information will be updated at the workshop website : **

*Enquiries can be made to**: NLPCS2011 at gmail.com*

*NLPCS Co-chairs*

   - *Sharp B. *Staffordshire University, UK
   - *Zock, M. *LIF- CNRS, France
   - *Carl, M. *Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
   - *Jakobsen, A.* *L. *Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

*NLPCS Workshop Program Committee*
Aretoulaki, M. (Dialog Connection, UK); Ball, J.T. (Air Force Research
Laboratory, USA); Barnden, J. (Birmingham University, UK); Blanchon, H
(IMAG, Grenoble, France); Carl, M. (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark);
Casacuberta F (UPV, Spain); Delmonte, R. (University of Texas, Dallas, USA);
Endres-Niggemeyer (Fachhochschule Hannover, Germany); Ferret, O. (CEA,
Fontenay-aux-Roses, France); Fischer, I. ( University of Konstanz,
Germany); Higgins, C.A. (Nottingham Trent University, UK); Higgins S.J.B
(Nottingham Trent University, UK); P. Koehn (University of Edinburgh, UK);
Kutz, Oliver (University of Bremen, Germany); Langlais P. (University of
Montreal, Canada); Lapalme,G.  (University of Montreal, Canada); Lepage Y
(Waseda University, Japan); Macklovitch, E  (Bureau de la traduction,
Canada); Mladenic D.  (J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia); Murray, W. E. (Boeing
Research and Technology); Neustein, A. (Journal of Speech Technology, USA);
Netter, K (Consulting GmbH, Saarbrücken, Germany); Rapp, B.  (GRLC,
Tarragona, Spain); Roche, C. (Université de Savoie, France); Sedes, F.
(Université de Toulouse, France); Schwab D (LIG-GETALP, Grenoble, France);
Thompson G. (Liverpool University, UK); Tiedmann J  (Uppsala University,
Stockholm, Sweden); Tufis Dan (University "A.I.Cuza" of Iasi, Romania);
Rayson P. (Lancaster University, UK); Sharp B  (Staffordshire University,
UK); Wandmacher, T. (CEA, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France); Zock,  M. (LIF- CNRS,

*Local Arrangement *

   - *Borch M.* Copenhagen Business School
   - *Carl M.* Copenhagen Business School
   - *Jakobsen A.L.* Copenhagen Business School

*This year’s NLPCS* *workshop* *will be immediately preceded by a Ph.D
summer school course in Translation Processes Research – TPR**,
15-19**August, 2011 - Copenhagen, Denmark

*Course in Translation Processes Research (TPR)*

The Centre for Research in Translation and Translation Technology (CRITT) at
the Copenhagen Business School is offering an international,
English-language course on translation process research which will precede
the NLPCS workshop. This 1st International TPR course will focus on
theoretical aspects of process research, on experimental research design and
methodology, on data representation and visualization, on quantitative and
qualitative translation data analysis, and on user interaction with language
technological tools. Participants in the TPR course are encouraged to
participate also* *at the NLPCS workshop and may register at a special rate.

 Updated information about the summer school PhD course will be available at
*www.cbs.dk/tpr2011* (the information can also be accessed via *

*Enquiries can be made to: **Arnt Lykke Jakobsen*, *alj.isv at cbs.dk*

*Important Dates for TPR 2011*

   - *Registration TPR*: 15th June 2011
   - *PhD course on TPR*: 15-19 August 2011
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