Michael Hess | 2 May 09:31 2011

6th DGfS-CL Computational Linguistics Fall School


6th DGfS-CL Computational Linguistics Fall School 2011

The Computational Linguistics Fall School is a biennial event for 
students who wish to broaden their knowledge of techniques and methods 
used in natural language processing, in particular of innovative and 
emerging fields in computational linguistics not traditionally taught in 
standard degree programmes.

Date: August 29th - September 9th, 2011

Venue: University of Zurich, Switzerland

Scientific organizer: German Linguistic Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft 
für Sprachwissenschaft)

Local organizer: Institute of Computational Linguistics, University of 
Zurich, Switzerland


Track 1: Computational Linguistics and Cultural Heritage
Lecturer: Dr. Michael Piotrowski (University of Zurich)

Track 2: Summarization and Generation: From "Extracting" to "Abstracting"
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Manfred Stede (University of Potsdam)

Track 3: Connectionist Modelling of Language and Cognitive Processes
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Gert Westermann (Oxford Brookes University)
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Adam Przepiorkowski | 2 May 09:35 2011

Computational Linguistics in Poland

This is to announce the creation of the "Computational Linguistics in
Poland" (CLIP) site at:


The aim of the site is to inform the international Language Resources
and Tools (LRT) community about LRT activities in Poland and to
collect in one place links to any publicly available LRTs concerning

Although this is a wiki site, currently only representatives of the
main Polish LRT groups have the right to edit these pages.  Any
proposed modifications should be sent to clip <at> ipipan.waw.pl.

We hope this site will be useful to anybody interested in language
resources for Polish in general and in the automatic processing of
Polish in particular.

Maciej Ogrodniczuk
Adam Przepiórkowski

P.S. The creation of the CLIP site has been supported by CESAR, a
     META-NET project.


Adam Przepiórkowski                          ˈadam ˌpʃɛpjurˈkɔfskʲi
http://clip.ipipan.waw.pl/ ____ Computational Linguistics in Poland
http://nlp.ipipan.waw.pl/ ____________ Linguistic Engineering Group
http://nkjp.pl/ _________________________ National Corpus of Polish
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Verena Henrich | 2 May 11:26 2011

New Version of GermaNet, Release 6.0

We are happy to announce the availability of a new version of GermaNet 
(release 6.0).

GermaNet is a lexical-semantic net that relates German nouns, verbs, and 
adjectives semantically by grouping lexical units that express the same 
concept into synsets and by defining semantic relations between these 
synsets. GermaNet has much in common with the English WordNet 
(http://wordnet.princeton.edu) and can be viewed as an on-line thesaurus 
or a light-weight ontology.

GermaNet has been developed and maintained within various projects by 
the research group for General and Computational Linguistics (Director: 
Prof. Dr. Erhard Hinrichs) at the University of Tübingen since 1997.

For information about technical details and licensing, please consult 
the project home page: http://www.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de/GermaNet/

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Kais Dukes | 2 May 11:23 2011

New Version 0.4 of the Quranic Arabic Corpus

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The Quranic Arabic Corpus (http://corpus.quran.com) is an international collaborative linguistic
project initiated at the University of Leeds, that aims to bridge the gap between the traditional Arabic
grammar of i'rab and techniques from modern computational linguistics. This open source resource
includes part-of-speech tagging for the Quran, morphological segmentation and a formal
representation of Quranic syntax using dependency graphs. Version 0.4 of the corpus provides several
improvements over the previous release:

*** [Increased coverage for the syntactic treebank]. Version 0.4 of the treebank covers 40% of the Quran by
word count (30,895 out of 77,429 words). The treebank provides syntactic annotation using dependency
grammar for chapters 1-8 and 59-114 of the Quran.

*** [Revised morphological analysis]. Following online collaboration by volunteer annotators, over
500 suggestions have cross-checked against traditional sources of Arabic grammar, resulting in more
accurate morphological tagging.

*** [Improved Quran dictionary and lemmatization]. The list of roots and lemmas that group related
derived words has been made more consistent with traditional Arabic lexicons. The online Quran
dictionary now also includes concordance lines from Quranic verses as context.

*** [Readability and navigation improvements]. The content of the website has been better organized,
with improvements to navigation and layout. Several typing mistakes and omissions have been corrected
in the word by word interlinear translation into English.

*** [More accurate tagging of proper nouns]. Eight new named entities have been added to the semantic
ontology that were previously tagged only as nouns: Al-Ahqaf, Al-Jahiliyah, Al-Jumu'ah, Baal,
Magians, Salsabil, Sirius, and Zaqqum.

*** [More accurate tagging for particles waw and fa]. In accordance with traditional Arabic grammar, for
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Pamela Forner | 3 May 09:34 2011




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Registrations to the Labs offered at CLEF 2011 remain open till May 15



If you would like to participate in one or more of the CLEF 2011 Labs, please do not forget to register online at the CLEF 2011 website





CLEF 2011 Labs - Call for Participation -





The CLEF 2011 conference is the continuation of the popular CLEF campaigns and workshops that ran 2000-2009 (http://www.clef-campaign.org/). In 2010, CLEF was organized in a different way: the CLEF 2010 Conference (http://clef2010.org) presenting related research papers followed by a series of “Labs” covering a broad range of issues from fields of multilingual and multimodal information access evaluation. CLEF 2011 will be organized in a similar way.

Two different forms of Labs are offered:

- Labs that are a “campaign-style” evaluation for specific information access problems (during the twelve month period preceding the conference), similar in nature to the traditional CLEF campaign “tracks”

- Labs that follow a more classical “workshop” pattern, exploring issues of evaluation methodology, metrics, processes etc. in information access and closely related fields.



Labs Description


Below is a brief summary of the Labs proposed this year. 



Cross-Language Image Retrieval (ImageCLEF)


This track evaluates retrieval from visual collections; both textual and visual retrieval techniques are exploitable. Four challenging tasks are foreseen: 1) retrieval from a collection of Wikipedia images with textual annotations and topics in several languages; 2) medical image retrieval with visual, semantic and mixed topics in several languages with a data collection from the scientific literature; 3) visual classification of leaf images for the identification of plant species; 4) a photo annotation task that investigates automated semantic annotation based on visual information with approaches based on Flickr user tags and multimodal approaches. In addition, a practical showcase is planned at the conference for the real-time  evaluation of interactive image search systems.

Lab Coordinators are U. of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (CH), Oregon Health and Science U. (US), CEA LIST (FR), U. of Geneva (CH), Fraunhofer Society (DE), University of North Texas (US), INRIA (FR). See also http://www.imageclef.org/.



Uncovering Plagiarism, Authorship, and Wikipedia Vandalism (PAN)


PAN <at> CLEF 2011 divides into three tasks:

- Plagiarism Detection. Today's plagiarism detectors face intricate situations, such as paraphrased plagiarism within and across languages. Moreover, the source of a plagiarism case may be hidden within a large collection of documents such as the Web, or it may not be available at all. Building on the successful evaluation framework developed in the last two years, we continue to add new challenges this year.

- Author Identification. Throughout history and especially today, many texts are written anonymously or under false names, so that readers may not be certain of a text's alleged author. Author identification is the task determining the true author of a text, and one of the main challenges is to automatically attribute a text to a set of known authors. For the purpose of the evaluation, we have developed a new authorship evaluation corpus.

- Wikipedia Vandalism Detection. Vandalism has always been one of Wikipedia's biggest problems. However, the detection of vandalism is done mostly manually by volunteers, and research on automatic vandalism detection is still in its infancy. Hence, solutions are to be developed which aid Wikipedians in their efforts.

PAN is organized by the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, the University of the Aegean, the Bar-Ilan University, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and the Duquesne University. For more information see http://pan.webis.de/.





The research goal of LogCLEF is the analysis and classification of queries in order to understand search behaviour in multilingual contexts, and it consists of three tasks: 1) Language identification task; 2) Query classification, 3) Success of a query. In coordination with the organizers, participating groups will be devoted to different tasks in exploring and understanding the data. For some of these tasks, test sets of human labelled queries (a subset from the log files) should be assembled and released to the participants. In order to create an interesting test and training set, participants will be required to submit both manual and automatic annotations. At least two large log datasets will be made available: The European Library action logs; the Sogou chinese search engine logs.

Lab Coordinators: University of Padova, Dublin City University, University of Hildesheim. For further information: http://www.promise-noe.eu/mining-user-preference/logclef-2011/home



QA4MRE - Question Answering for Machine Reading Evaluation


QA4MRE is a new task of the Question Answering (QA) Track. The goal is to evaluate Machine Reading abilities through Question Answering and Reading Comprehension Tests. The focus is on capturing knowledge from given text collections and using it to answer questions. The task consists of the reading of single documents, where correct answers require some inference and previously-acquired background knowledge. Like in Reading Comprehension Tests, questions will be in the form of multiple choice questions. The participating systems will be required to answer the questions by choosing in each case one answer from the alternatives proposed.

Coordination: UNED (Spain), ISI (USA), CELCT (Italy), University of Limerick (Ireland). For more information see: http://celct.fbk.eu/QA4MRE/



CLEF-IP: IR in the IP domain


In 2011, CLEF-IP puts to use a collection of more than 2 million patent documents in XML format with content in English, German, and French. The collection will also include patent images.

During this benchmarking activity, several tasks will be organised:

- The Prior Art Candidate Search task requires the participants to retrieve documents that are potential prior art to a given document.

- The Image-based Document Retrieval task is a pilot task where participants are asked to find patent documents or images relevant to a given patent document containing images.

- The Classification task will ask participants to classify documents according to the International Patent Classification scheme up to the subclass level. An optional Refined Classification task will be available, where participants are asked to classify patent documents up the group and subgroups levels when the subclass is given.

- The Image-based Classification task asks participants to categorise given patent images into pre-defined categories of images (flow-charts, hand drawings, technical drawings, chemical structures, etc.)

Coordinators: Information Retrieval Facility (AT), max.recall (AT). Website: http://www.ir-facility.org/clef-ip





Currently, music search is still mostly text-based. The goal of MUSICLEF is to promote the development of novel methodologies for music access and retrieval, which can combine content-based information, automatically extracted from music files, with contextual information, provided by users through tags, comments, reviews, possibly in different languages. The combination of these two sources of information is still under-investigated in music retrieval. To this end, MUSICLEF aims at developing and maintaining a test collection of both music files and relevant desciptors, to be distributed to participants in the form of feature vectors (e.g. MFCCs, Chroma-vectors, rhythmic features, prominent pitch) and links to public available music excerpts.

Coordinators: University of Padova, Italy, and University of Alicante, Spain. More information at: http://ims.dei.unipd.it/websites/MusiCLEF/




CHiC 2011 – Cultural Heritage in CLEF: From Use Cases to Evaluation in Practice for Multilingual Information Access to Cultural Heritage


The CHiC2011 workshop at CLEF 2011 aims at moving towards a systematic and large-scale evaluation of cultural heritage digital libraries and information access systems by surveying all the evaluation efforts in the cultural heritage field as well as defining user scenarios and identifying possible relevant metrics.

Workshop participants are asked to introduce ideas for evaluation scenarios derived from use cases, user studies and previous evaluation efforts and should focus on describing possible scenarios from the CH domain that are applicable for various systems and projects.

Coordinators are: University of Padua, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and University of Sheffield. For more information see: http://www.promise-noe.eu/chic-2011/home






Pamela Forner

CELCT (web: www.celct.it)

Center for the Evaluation of Language and Communication Technologies

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38100 Povo – TRENTO –Italy


email: forner <at> celct.it
tel.:  +39 0461 314 804

fax:  +39 0461 314 846


Secretary Phone:  +39 0461 314 870


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Manuela Speranza | 3 May 15:36 2011

EVALITA 2011 First Call for Participation

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                          EVALITA 2011

      Evaluation of NLP and Speech Tools for Italian



EVALITA 2011 - First Call for Participation
May 2011

We are pleased to announce that the registration to EVALITA 2011,
the third evaluation campaign of Natural Language Processing and
Speech tools for Italian, is open.
The general objective of Evalita is to promote the development of
language technologies for the Italian language, providing a shared
framework where different systems and approaches can be evaluated
in a consistent manner.

We invite participation, both from academic institutions and
industrial organizations, in eight tasks, all for Italian.
With respect to the previous editions, we have introduced several new

Text tasks
- Parsing
- Domain Adaptation
- Named Entity Recognition on Transcribed Broadcast News
- Cross-document Coreference Resolution of Named Person Entities
- Anaphora Resolution
- Super Sense Tagging
- Frame Labeling over Italian Texts
- Lemmatisation

Speech tasks
- Automatic Speech Recognition - Large Vocabulary Transcription
- Spoken Dialogue Systems Evaluation
- Forced Alignment on Spontaneous Speech
- Voice Applications on Mobile - Student Contest

As with the previous edition, guidelines describing the different tasks
will be distributed to participants.
Participants will also be provided with training data and will have
the chance to test their systems with the evaluation metrics and
procedures to be used in the formal evaluation.

The results of the evaluation will be disseminated at the final
workshop which will be organized in conjunction with in the
next AISV Conference in Rome, on January 24-25 2012.
Final reports describing the participating systems will appear in the
workshop electronic working notes.
After the workshop, the proceedings will be published by Springer in
the LNCS subseries of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI).

In order to register for one or more of the EVALITA 2011 tasks,
fill the online form at: http://www.evalita.it/2011/registration

For updated information please refer to the EVALITA 2011 website:

- 4th April 2011: on-line registration opens
- 20th May 2011: development data available to participants
- 4th October 2011: test data available, registration closes
- 14th October 2011: system results due to organizers
- 28th October 2011: assessment returned to participants
- 24th November 2011: technical reports due to organizers
- 24th-25th January 2012: final workshop in Rome

- Scientific coordination: Bernardo Magnini (FBK-irst, Trento) and
Emanuele Pianta (CELCT, Trento)
- Scientific coordination for Speech Technology Evaluation: Francesco
Cutugno (Uni. Napoli "Federico II") and Mauro Falcone (Fondazione
Ugo Bordoni, Roma)
- Organization and Contact : Manuela Speranza (FBK-irst, Trento)
- Web site and Proceedings: Valentina Bartalesi Lenzi (CELCT, Trento) and
Rachele Sprugnoli (CELCT, Trento)

Task Organization:
- Parsing: Cristina Bosco (Uni.Torino), Alessandro Mazzei (Uni.Torino)
- Domain Adaptation: Felice dell'Orletta (ILC-CNR, Pisa), Simonetta
Montemagni (ILC-CNR, Pisa) and Giulia Venturi (ILC-CNR, Pisa)
- Named Entity Recognition on Transcribed Broadcast News: Manuela Speranza
(FBK-irst, Trento), Valentina Bartalesi Lenzi (CELCT, Trento) and Rachele
Sprugnoli (CELCT, Trento)
- Cross-document Coreference Resolution of Named Person Entities (NePS):
Luisa Bentivogli (FBK-irst, Trento), Alessandro Marchetti (CELCT, Trento)
- Anaphora Resolution: Massimo Poesio and Olga Uryupina (Uni. Trento)
- Super Sense Tagging : Stefano Dei Rossi, Giulia Di Pietro and Maria Simi
(Uni. Pisa)
- Frame Labeling over Italian Texts: Roberto Basili (Uni.Roma Tor Vergata)
and Alessandro Lenci (Uni. Pisa)
- Lemmatisation: Fabio Tamburini (Uni. Bologna)
- Automatic Speech Recognition - Large Vocabulary Transcription: Fabio
Brugnara, Roberto Gretter and Marco Matassoni (FBK-irst, Trento)
- Spoken Dialogue Systems Evaluation: Silvia Quarteroni (Politecnico di 
Giuseppe Riccardi (Uni. Trento) and Pierluigi Roberti (Interactive Media)
- Forced Alignment on Spontaneous Speech: Francesco Cutugno (Uni. Napoli),
Dino Seppi (Uni. Leuven), Antonio Origlia (Uni. Napoli)
- Voice Applications on Mobile - Student Contest: Francesco Cutugno 
(Uni. Napoli),
Roberto Pieraccini (SpeechCycle, New York, USA), Paolo Coppo (Loquendo)

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Michael Zock | 3 May 17:18 2011

NLPCS 2011 - deadline extension to 8th of may, 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

Deadline Extension for Submission of Papers: 8th of May 2011

Publication of proceedings in CSL series (http://www.csl.samfundslitteratur.dk/)

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 mining. 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
  • MultiLingual 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,
Title: 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) should follow the LNCS format. We accept short papers up to 4 pages and long papers up to 12 pages. 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 (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nlpcs2011).
Selected long conference papers will be published in the CSL series (http://www.csl.samfundslitteratur.dk/).

Important Dates for NLPCS 2011

Paper Submission: 8th of May 2011
Authors’ Notification: 12th of 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 : www.cbs.dk/nlpcs2011
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);
Cristea D. ( University "A.I.Cuza" of Iasi, Romania);
Delmonte, R. (University of Texas, Dallas, USA);
Endres-Niggemeyer, B. (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);
Koehn P. (University of Edinburgh, UK);
Kutz, O. (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, Saarbruecken, Germany);
Rapp, R. (University of Leeds, UK);
Roche, C. (Université de Savoie, France);
Rosso, P. (UPV, Spain);
Sedes, F. (Université de Toulouse, France);
Schwab D (LIG-GETALP, Grenoble, France);
Thompson G. (Liverpool University, UK);
Tiedmann J (Uppsala University, Stockholm, Sweden);
Tufis D. (Racai, Bucharest);
Rayson P. (Lancaster University, UK);
Sharp B (Staffordshire University, UK);
Wandmacher, T. (Systran, Paris, France);
Zock, M. (CNRS-LIF, France)
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Steven Bird | 4 May 06:14 2011

Workshop on prosodic systems in New Guinea languages (Dec 5-16, ANU)

Prosodic Systems in New Guinea
Australian National University, 5-16 December 2011

The goal of this workshop is to advance the study of New Guinea tone
languages, by applying practical wisdom gained from investigating tone
languages in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. The workshop extends the work of
the Berkeley Tone Workshop, which consolidated a variety of methods for
documenting, describing, and analyzing tone languages.

One product of the workshop, justifying this post to Corpora List,
will be a corpus of recordings and transcriptions, supporting research
on the tone languages of New Guinea.


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Esslli Ljubljana | 3 May 19:22 2011

23rd European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

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Meeting: 23rd European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI)
Date: 01-Aug-2011 - 12-Aug-2011
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Contact Email: esslli2011@...
Meeting URL: http://esslli2011.ijs.si/
Early registration deadline: 31-05-2011

*Meeting Description*
For the past 23 years, the European Summer School in Logic, Language
and Information (ESSLLI) has been organized every year by the
Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI) in different
sites around Europe. The main focus of ESSLLI is on the interface
between linguistics, logic and computation.

ESSLLI offers foundational, introductory and advanced courses, as well
as workshops, covering a wide variety of topics within the three areas
of interest: Language and Computation, Language and Logic, and Logic
and Computation. Previous summer schools have been highly successful,
attracting up to 500 students from Europe and elsewhere. The school
has developed into an important meeting place and forum for discussion
for students and researchers interested in the interdisciplinary study
of Logic, Language and Information. During two weeks, around 50
courses and 10 workshops are offered to the attendants, each of 1.5
hours per day during a five days week, with up to seven parallel
sessions. ESSLLI also includes a student session (papers and posters
by students only, 1.5 hour per day during the two weeks) and four
evening lectures by senior scientists in the covered areas.

In 2011, ESSLLI will held in Ljubljana, Slovenia and will be organized
by the Slovenian Language Technologies Society (SDJT), the Jožef
Stefan Institute (IJS) and The Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
(FMF) in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Chair of the Program Committee is Makoto
Kanazawa (National Institute of Informatics, Japan), and Chair of the
Organizing Committee is Darja Fišer (The University of Ljubljana,
Slovenia). To contact the ESSLLI 2011 Organizing Committee, write to:

*Summer School Programme*


*Online Registration Form*


*Programme Committee*

Chair: Makoto Kanazawa  (National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo)
Local Co-chair: Andrej Bauer  (University of Ljubljana)

Area Specialists:

Language and Computation:
- Markus Egg  (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
- Aline Villavicencio  (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

Language and Logic:
- Hans-Christian Schmitz  (Fraunhofer FIT, Sankt Augustin)
- Louise McNally  (UPF, Barcelona)

Logic and Computation:
- Ralph Matthes  (IRIT, CNRS and University of Toulouse)
- Eric Pacuit  (Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Tilburg

*Organizing Committee*

Chair: Darja Fišer  (University of Ljubljana)

Committee Members:

- Špela Vintar  (University of Ljubljana)
- Andrej Bauer  (University of Ljubljana)
- Monika Kropej (Jožef Stefan Institute)
- Špela Sitar  (Jožef Stefan Institute)
- Boštjan Bajec  (University of Ljubljana)
- Senja Pollak  (University of Ljubljana)
- Mihael Arčan (DERI, NUI Galway)
Torsten Zesch | 4 May 09:38 2011

Deadline Extension (May 17): IEEE-ICSC - International Conference on Semantic Computing

ICSC 2011 Call For Papers (Deadline extended to May 17, 2011)
The Fifth IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (IEEE ICSC 2011)
September 18th-21st, 2011 
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA 

The field of Semantic Computing addresses the derivation of semantic information from content and the
connection of semantics to knowledge, where "content" may be anything including video, audio, text,
processes, services, hardware, networks, etc.

The fifth IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2011) continues to foster the growth
of a new research community. The conference builds on the success of the past ICSC conferences as an
international forum for researchers and practitioners to present research that advances the state of
the art and practice of Semantic Computing, as well as identifying emerging research topics and defining
the future of the field. The event is located in Palo Alto, CA on the campus of Stanford University. The
technical program of ICSC 2011 includes workshops, invited keynotes, paper presentations, panel
discussions, industrial 'show and tells', demonstrations, and more. Submissions of high-quality
papers describing mature results or ongoing work are invited.

Authors are invited to submit Regular Papers (8-page technical paper), Short Papers (4-page technical
paper), Demonstration Papers and Posters (2 page technical paper), and Workshop and Special Session
Proposals. More information is available on the ICSC 2011 web page. The Conference Proceedings will be
published by IEEE Computer Society Press. Distinguished quality papers presented at the conference
will be selected for publication in internationally renowned journals.

AREAS OF INTEREST INCLUDE (but are not limited to): 
Semantics based Analysis
Natural language processing
Image and video analysis
Audio and speech analysis
Data and web mining
Behavior of software, services and networks
Services and networks
Analysis of social networks

Semantic Integration
Metadata and other description languages
Database schema integration
Ontology integration
Interoperability and service integration
Semantic programming languages and software engineering
Semantic system design and synthesis

Applications using Semantics
Search engines and question answering
Semantic web services
Content-based multimedia retrieval and editing
Context-aware networks of sensors, devices and applications
Devices and applications
Digital library applications
Machine translation
Music description
Medicine and Biology
GIS systems and architecture

Semantic Interfaces
Natural language interfaces
Multimodal interfaces
Human centered computing

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