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Subject: [ E-Conf ] Call for Participation: Workshop on Language, Cognition and Computational Models
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Date received: 03 Apr 2013
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Start date: 28 May 2013

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Paris, May 28-29, 2013

We are pleased to invite you to:

The Workshop on Language, Cognition and Computational Models,

which will be held in Paris at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS)
and at the Institut des Systèmes Complexes de Paris, on May 28th
and 29th 2013.

The goal of this event is to provide a venue for the
multidisciplinary discussion of theoretical and practical
research for computational models of language and cognition. The
event centers around recent advances on computational models for
language acquisition, processing and evolution.

The first day will mainly address language evolution and some of
the computational models that have been proposed to investigate
possible avenues for this phenomenon. The second day will address
more varied issues, ranging from the origins of language to
recent trends in machine translation. All the talks will address
key questions dealing with cognitive, formal and/or computational
issues related to language evolution and/or language processing.

The event is open to students, researchers and anyone interested
in related topics. Attendance is free but people who plan to
attend are kindly requested to register preferably before May 1st
to help with the planning of the event. The registration form is
available at


The workshop is funded by the cluster of labs (labex) Transfers.
It is organized thanks to the support of Lattice, Ecole Normale
Supérieure, Paris Sciences et Lettres, the Institut des Systèmes
Complexes de Paris-Ile de France, the Institute of Informatics of
the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil).


Tuesday May 28th

   09:00 - 09:15 - Opening - ENS - salle Dussane 09:15 - 12:45 -
   Multidisciplinary Aspects of Language Evolution  09:15 -
   10:15 - Dan Dediu (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics,
   The Netherlands) The interplay between linguistic and
   biological evolution  10:15 - 11:15 - Ted Briscoe (University
   of Cambridge, UK) A model of L1/L2 Language Acquisition and
   its implications for language change  11:15 - 11:45 - Break 
   11:45 - 12:45 - Anne Reboul (L2C2-CNRS, France) Social
   Evolution of public languages: between Rousseau's Eden and
   Hobbes' Leviathan 12:45 - 14:30 - Lunch Break

   14:30 - 17:00 - Modeling Language Evolution: Two Case Studies
   - ISC-PIF  14:30 - 15:30 - Benjamin Fagard (Lattice-CNRS,
   France) Case, Prepositions and In-Betweens: Sketching a Model
   of Grammatical Evolution  15:30 - 16:30 - Remi van Trijp
   (Sony Computer Science Laboratory Paris, France) Linguistic
   Assessment Criteria for Explaining Language Change: A Case
   Study on Syncretism in German Definite Articles  16:30 -
   17:00 - Discussions

Wednesday May 29th

   09:00 - 11:00 - Cognitive and Computational Approaches to
   Language Processing - ENS - salle Dussane  09:00 - 10:00 -
   Robert Berwick (MIT, USA) The Dead Tell No Tales: Known
   Unknowns about the Origin of Human Language  10:00 - 11:00 -
   Massimo Poesio (University of Trento, Italy and University of
   Essex, UK) Using Data about Conceptual Representations in the
   Brain for Computational Linguistics  11:00 - 11:30 - Break 
   11:30 - 12:30 - Philippe Blanche (LPL, CNRS, France) Measuring
   difficulty as well as facilitation: a new perspective for
   human language processing

   12:30 - 14:30 - Lunch Break 14:30 - 15:30 - From Language
   Variety to Machine Tanslation - ENS - salle Dussane  14:30 -
   15:30 - Shuly Wintner (University of Haifa, Israel) The
   Features of Translationese  15:30 - 16:30 - Martin Kay
   (Stanford University, USA) Putting Linguistics back into
   Computational Linguistics 16:30 - 17:00 - Discussions and


The event is organized by:  Thierry Poibeau, Laboratoire Lattice
("Langues, Textes, Traitements informatiques et Cognition",
UMR8094, CNRS, École Normale Supérieure & Université Paris 3
Sorbonne Nouvelle, France)  Aline Villavicencio, Institute of
Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)


*Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS): Salle Dussane, 45 rue d'Ulm
75005 Paris *Institut des Systèmes Complexes de Paris-Ile de
France (ISC-PIF): 57-59 rue Lhomond F-75005, Paris


For any inquiries regarding the workshop please send an email to
lccmodels2013_(at)_gmail.com More information on

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