[Elsnet-list] CfP: CLARA Thematic training course on evaluation of Human Language Technologies - 26-29 Nov., Paris France

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

CLARA Thematic training course on evaluation of Human Language Technologies
www.elda.org/clara/
26-29 November 2012, Paris, France

As part of the CLARA Marie Curie Initial Training Network, ELDA and 
University of Copenhagen organize a four-day thematic training course on 
evaluation of Human Language Technologies in
Paris.

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Goal and Focus

For any HLT research effort to be successful, it is essential that it be 
assessed through rigorous evaluations of the developed technologies. 
This allows performance benchmarking and a
better understanding of possible limitations and challenging conditions. 
The CLARA Thematic training course on evaluation of HLT aims at 
providing both ESRs (Early Stage Researchers) and
ERs (Experienced Researchers) the background and skills to use and 
implement state-of-the–art evaluation tools and techniques for speech 
technologies, grammars and parsing, machine
translation and speech-to- speech translation, information 
retrieval/filtering, multimodal interfaces, etc.).

The CLARA Thematic training course on evaluation of HLT will introduce 
and describe some evaluation concepts (comparative evaluation versus 
competition, technology evaluation versus
usage/usability evaluation). It will also describe the different types 
of evaluation and how to ensure that evaluation does not kill innovative 
not-yet-mature approaches.
Additionally, The CLARA Thematic training course on evaluation of HLT 
will elaborate on the role of evaluation on the research progress, on 
the need for a truly European infrastructure
for HLT evaluation, on the main reasons to promote an international 
dimension of the evaluation, insisting on the multilingual issues.

Given the interdisciplinary nature of the workshop, the workshop will be 
relevant for any ESRs/ERs who are involved in the development of 
algorithms and systems for speech technologies,
machine translation, parsers, information retrieval, multimodal 
interfaces, etc.

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Invited Speakers

* Khalid Choukri, ELDA, France
* Bente Maegaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
* Joseph Mariani, IMMI, France (to be confirmed)
* Patrick Paroubek, LIMSI, France
* Anders Søgaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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There is no participation fee for the CLARA thematic training course on 
evaluation of Human Language Technologies but online registration is 
mandatory.

Please register at: http://survey.elda.org/index.php?sid=67327&lang=en 
by November 23.



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