[Elsnet-list] Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics, ACL 2011, Portland, Orgeon: early registration by May 23

Frank Keller keller at inf.ed.ac.uk
Sat May 21 12:36:14 CEST 2011


The 2nd Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics

A workshop to be held

June 23, 2011

at the Association for Computational Linguistics meeting
in Portland, Oregon



This workshop provides a venue for work in computational
psycholinguistics.  ACL Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Martin
Kay described this topic as "build[ing] models of language that
reflect in some interesting way, on the ways in which people use
language." Following several successful related workshops, we have
selected from a large number of submissions several outstanding
contributions that apply methods from computational linguistics to
problems in the cognitive modeling of any and all natural language

Scope and Topics

The workshop presents a broad spectrum of work in the cognitive
science of language, at all levels of analysis from sounds to
discourse.  It emphasizes precise, computational and cognitively valid
and empirically verified models.  This year's topics include

* cognitively plausible parsers, syntactic and morphological
* segmentation,
* human language acquisition, including grammar induction,
* models of adaptation and coordination in language production and
  comprehension in dialogue,
* referring expression interpretation,
* reading,
* lexical semantics, and 
* linguistic variants of clinical relevance.

Best Student Paper

The best paper whose first author is a student will receive the Best
Student Paper award, sponsored by the Cognitive Science Society.  The
award consists of USD 250 and a one-year membership to the Cognitive
Science Society.


To participate in the workshop, register now at the ACL2011 site:


Early registration runs until May 23, 2011. 

Workshop Chairs

Frank Keller,  School of Informatics,  University of Edinburgh
David Reitter,  Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University

Program Committee

Steven Abney, Michigan 
Matthew Crocker, Saarland 
Vera Demberg, Saarland 
Robert Daland, Northwestern 
Amit Dubey, Edinburgh 
Mike Frank, Stanford
Ted Gibson, MIT 
John Hale, Cornell 
Keith Hall, Google
Jeff Heinz, Delaware
Florian Jaeger, Rochester 
Gaja Jarosz, Yale
Roger Levy, San Diego 
Richard Lewis, Michigan 
Brian Murphy, Trento
Stephan Oepen, Oslo 
Tim O'Donnell, Harvard 
Ulrike Pado, VICO Research
Sebastian Pado, Heidelberg 
Amy Perfors, Adelaide 
Douglas Roland, Buffalo 
William Schuler, Ohio State 
Mark Steedman, Edinburgh 
Patrick Sturt, Edinburgh 
Shravan Vasishth, Potsdam

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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