Steven Krauwer | 2 Jan 15:13 2006
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LREC2006 Workshop: Quality assurance and measurement for language and speech resources

                  FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

                         Workshop

        "Quality assurance and quality measurement for
            language and speech resources"

      on Saturday, May 27th 2006, in conjunction with

    LREC 2006, The 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
            LANGUAGE RESOURCES AND EVALUATION

                  Genoa, Italy, 24-26 May 2006

Workshop description:
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The workshop aims at
- bringing together experience with and insights in quality
   assurance and measurement for language and speech resources in
   a broad sense (including multimodal resources, annotations,
   tools, etc),
- covering both qualitative and quantative aspects,
- identifying the main tools and strategies,
- analysing the strengths and weaknesses of current practice,
- establishing what can be seen as current best practice,
- reflecting on trends and future needs.

It can be seen as a follow-up of the workshop on speech resources
that took place at LREC 2004, but the scope is wider as we
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Menno van Zaanen | 3 Jan 01:56 2006
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Call for participation: Tenjinno Machine Translation Competition

                        CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
               Tenjinno Machine Translation Competition
                 http://www.ics.mq.edu.au/~tenjinno/

** Background

Tenjinno is a competition held in conjunction with the 8th
International Colloquium on Grammatical Inference (ICGI 2006) that
combines grammatical inference with machine translation.  The task is
to create a machine translation system using a set of training
sentences and to use the model to translate a set of test sentences.

The Tenjinno competition differs from other machine translation
competitions in that the data is artificial and generated from an
underlying formal model.  The Tenjinno machine translation competition
aims to measure and improve upon the current state-of-the-art in
grammatical inference.  Tenjinno is the successor to the earlier
Abbadingo, Gowachin and Omphalos competitions.

Information on how the data is generated and ideas on how to tackle
these problems can be found on the Tenjinno website together with
other information:
                 http://www.ics.mq.edu.au/~tenjinno/

** Participants

Tenjinno defines a problem that ranges over several fields.  As such,
we encourage submission from practitioners from all areas of computer
science including (but not limited to):
- machine learning,
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Teich Elke | 3 Jan 16:03 2006
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job announcement Germany

There is a position to be filled in the area of literary computing at
the Institute of Linguistics and Literary Studies of Darmstadt
University of Technology, Germany.

Qualifications: degree in computer science, experience in programming
with Java, knowledge of the XML family, experience with issues of
humanities/literary computing

Tasks: development of literary computing applications in a grid
environment (esp. client development with Eclipse)

For details see the following URL: 
http://www.tu-darmstadt.de/pvw/dez_iii/stellen/kenn351.html 

The position is for three years, starting as soon as possible.
Applications should be sent by e-mail to:
jannidis <at> linglit.tu-darmstadt.de

Prof. Dr. Fotis Jannidis
www.linglit.tu-darmstadt.de

Rayson, Paul | 3 Jan 16:28 2006
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Final CFP: EACL06 workshop on Multi-word-expressions in a multilingual context

EACL 2006 Workshop on

Multi-word-expressions in a multilingual context

April 3rd 2006, Trento, Italy

http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/EACL06MWEmc/

The EACL 2006 Workshop on "Multi-word-expressions in a multilingual context" will be hosted in
conjunction with the 11th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational
Linguistics that will take place April 3-7, 2006, in Trento, Italy.

Online submission is now open at: http://www.softconf.com/start/EACL06_WS08/submit.html
Deadline: Friday January 6th, 2006

* DESCRIPTION

For many years, interest in the NLP community of the problems that multiword-expressions (MWE) posed was
focussed mainly on English. Recently, for example at the ACL2004 workshop on multiword expressions,
attention has begun to expand to other languages such as Japanese, Russian, Basque and Turkish. This
necessitates a re-evaluation of earlier rule-based, statistical and hybrid techniques for MWE
identification and classification. In English, MWE types such as phrasal verbs, noun phrases, proper
names, and true non-compositional idioms, are considered. However, in other languages some MWE types
are represented as compound words, e.g. phrasal verbs in English are generally expressed as verb-prefix
in Russian.  At the same time, research on MWEs for languages other than English is confronted with new
problems, such as the number of word forms per lemma or free word order. 

Our focus in this workshop will be to incorporate the requirements from different areas such as
translation, language engineering and those studying computational techniques for the processing of
MWE of language learners and how all these requirements differ across languages. 
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Michael Osofsky | 4 Jan 01:10 2006
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Executive Search: NLP Engineering Executive

JOB TITLE:  Engineering Executive
LOCATION:  Mountain View, CA

DESCRIPTION:
Want to transform the world of search?  This is a rare opportunity for a hands-on leader to develop a lean and
mean startup team into a world-class engineering organization.  Strong candidates must have a
demonstrated track record of growing and managing engineering teams, instituting appropriate
processes, and motivating engineers to execute at an extremely high level.  Above all, we are looking for a
very smart manager who is willing to get their hands dirty, choosing to lead by example.

We seek a candidate with experience in probabilistic software, natural language processing, or
artificial intelligence.  Ideal candidates will have experience managing development processes for
the Internet or software-as-a-service deployment.  Experience with enterprise software and build-buy
decisions is also a strong plus.

Headquartered in Mountain View, California, we are privately held and VC-backed.

QUALIFICATIONS:
-10+ years experience in software engineering
-Exceptional analytical skills
-Startup experience required, particularly managing growth
-Master’s degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering
-Formal study of innovation best practices a strong plus
-Ability to attract a following
-High degree of integrity, passion and drive 

Please submit resume and cover letter via email to mjosofsky <at> alum.mit.com with the subject Engineering
Executive.  US work authorization required.
Deborah Mary Keogh | 4 Jan 12:14 2006
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RE: Looking for literature on


Dear Corpora Members,

I am looking for literature, either books or articles on the following:

1) stylistic appropriateness in literary discourse, dealing in particular with
the novel and poem.

2) the concept of context, both situational context and co-text.

I would appreciate any guidance or help you may be able to give.

Best wishes and a Happy New Year.

Deborah Keogh
PhD student
French Department
Trinity College
Dublin 2.

Gaëtanelle Gilquin | 4 Jan 19:19 2006
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Learner Corpus Research: Easter School

 
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
 
EASTER SCHOOL
 
Learner Corpus Research: Theory and Applications
 
3-7 April 2006
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
 
Organised by the
Centre for English Corpus Linguistics
University of Louvain
 
 
We still have a few places available for the Easter School on learner corpus research that will take place at the Centre for English Corpus Linguistics, Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), from 3 to 7 April 2006.
 
The aim of the Easter School is to introduce learner corpus research through a series of lectures, workshops and hands-on sessions. It is intended both for researchers who have recently embarked on a learner corpus project and those who simply want to know more about this new field of research.
 
COURSE DIRECTOR: Professor Sylviane Granger, Director of the Centre for English Corpus Linguistics
 
LECTURERS: Sylviane Granger,  Fanny Meunier, Gaëtanelle Gilquin
 
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: English
 
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: c. 25
 
VENUE: University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve
 
TOPICS COVERED IN THE LECTURES:
 
- Learner corpus collection (written and spoken data): corpus design criteria and markup
- Learner corpus annotation (POS-tagging and error tagging)
- Computer-aided analysis of lexis, grammar and discourse
- Learner corpora and Second Language Acquisition research
- Pedagogical applications of learner corpora (dictionaries, teaching materials, CALL programs, testing)
 
PARALLEL WORKSHOPS:
 
- Automated extraction and analysis of phraseological units
- Relevance of corpus-based contrastive studies for learner corpus research
- PERL programming
 
HANDS-ON IN COMPUTER LAB:
 
- International Corpus of Learner English CD-ROM
- University of Louvain Error Editor
- Text retrieval software programs (concordancers)
 
 
More information, including registration form, on http://cecl.fltr.ucl.ac.be/EasterSchool2006/welcome.html
Lam Yuen Wing, Peter | 5 Jan 02:20 2006

Re: Looking for Automatic POS Tagging Software

Dear list members,

 

I'm looking for automatic POS tagging software for my research. Searches in internet often show literature about how to improve the accuracy and effectiveness of tagging programmes and about the algorithms used for tagging but not software that is available in the market. CLAWS is commonly used software but the problem is that it runs on UNIX, of which I have no knowledge.

 

I would be grateful to anyone who could give me pointers on relevant software that is available in the market or on any relevant websites.  The most suitable software for me should be user-friendly, able to produce reasonably accurate results, able to run on Windows and able to tag words with subclassification, e.g. to tag adjectives as predicates, attributes, superlatives, participles, etc.

 

Best

Peter Lam

PhD Student

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

"KCRC - Better connections; better services"

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Crowdy, Steve | 5 Jan 09:35 2006

Employment opportunity at Longman Dictionaries

Longman Dictionaries, part of Pearson Education, is looking for a hands-on Japanese native-speaker with experience in the software or electronics industry for 12 months starting as soon as possible. The role involves the following tasks:

- organizing and managing testing of electronic bilingual dictionary data by Japanese nationals

- advising on electronic fonts and screen designs

-    assessing other media content such as pictures, spoken audio, etc. This involves linking different assets like sound files and pictures to entries

The ideal candidate would have the following skills:
*       Excellent English language skills
*       Knowledge of databases in electronic product development, especially dictionaries, such as CD-ROMs, PDAs, handheld dictionaries,  etc

*       Project management skills, including experience of standard project management techniques, using Microsoft Project

*       Good communication skills, able to communicate objectives and maintain an excellent working relationship with in-house editorial and technical staff and occasionally external suppliers.

*       CD-ROM software development experience would be useful but not essential
 
The work is available immediately, and is based in Harlow, UK (midway between Cambridge and London). Salary according to experience.

If you're interested, please email with your cv to Steve Crowdy mailto:steve.crowdy <at> pearson.com


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Rayson, Paul | 5 Jan 09:48 2006
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RE: Re: Looking for Automatic POS Tagging Software

Hi Peter,

 

We now have beta versions of CLAWS for Windows, Linux and shortly for MacOSX. If you would like to try it out please contact me off-list.

 

Regards,

Paul.

 

Dr. Paul Rayson

Director of UCREL

Computing Department, Infolab21, South Drive, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4WA, UK.

Web: http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/computing/users/paul/

Tel: +44 1524 510357 Fax: +44 1524 510492

 

From: owner-corpora <at> lists.uib.no [mailto:owner-corpora <at> lists.uib.no] On Behalf Of Lam Yuen Wing, Peter
Sent: 05 January 2006 01:21
To: corpora <at> uib.no
Subject: [Corpora-List] Re: Looking for Automatic POS Tagging Software

 

Dear list members,

 

I'm looking for automatic POS tagging software for my research. Searches in internet often show literature about how to improve the accuracy and effectiveness of tagging programmes and about the algorithms used for tagging but not software that is available in the market. CLAWS is commonly used software but the problem is that it runs on UNIX, of which I have no knowledge.

 

I would be grateful to anyone who could give me pointers on relevant software that is available in the market or on any relevant websites.  The most suitable software for me should be user-friendly, able to produce reasonably accurate results, able to run on Windows and able to tag words with subclassification, e.g. to tag adjectives as predicates, attributes, superlatives, participles, etc.

 

Best

Peter Lam

PhD Student

The Hong KongPolytechnicUniversity

"KCRC - Better connections; better services"

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