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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   Roadmap Workshop at COLING 2002
From:   Steven Krauwer
Email:   steven_(on)_let.uu.nl
Date received:   02 Jul 2002
Start date:   31 Aug 2002

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION A Roadmap for Computational Linguistics Saturday, August 31 2002, 09:00-17:30 Workshop in conjunction with COLING 2002 (August 24 - September 1, 2002, Taipei, Taiwan) Organized by ELSNET CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE ELSNET is the European Network of Excellence in Human Language Technologies, which was created in 1991, with a view to supporting and facilitating research, development and training in the field of language and speech technologies and related areas. The network funded by the European Commission, but its scope is not limited to Europe. This workshop should be seen as a step in ELSNET's aim to build a roadmap for language and speech technology. It is one of a number of workshops of this type that have been and will be organised in order to arrive at a broadly supported roadmap for our field, which should help us identifying major challenges, setting research priorities and defining common goals. At this workshop we will * confront the audience with the approach and the results of ELSNET's roadmapping exercise thus far; * invite participants to give their own presentation of what they see as the main longer term challenges and internmediate milestones in our field as well as their strategies to meet these challenges; * organise a discussion session aimed at reaching a consensus on what the main challenges and priorities are. As a special feature we are inviting a number of rapporteurs to have a critical look at the papers presented at the various thematic sessions of the main conference, with a view to relating them to the main challenges and milestones: do we spot new challenges, new milestones, new strategies, new directions, regional differences, etc. All reports and summaries of discussions will be integrated in ELSNET's Roadmap, and given wide distribution via ELSNET's communication channels (website, newsletter, discussion forums, etc). ** NB: the invitation to act as a rapporteur is still open!!! ** ** check the workshop site for details (and your reward) ** PROVISIONAL PROGRAM Please note that the selection of areas for the area reports is tentative, and will depend on the actual areas covered by the conference. Time Activity [ Speaker(s) ] ----------------------------------------------------------------- 09:00 Opening and Introduction [ Steven Krauwer (ELSNET) ] 09:20 The ELSNET Roadmap [ Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI) ] 09:50 Area report 1: Language Resources 10:10 Area report 2: Parsing 10:30 BREAK 11:00 Talk 1: Why NLP should move into IAS [ Victor Raskin, Sergei Nirenburg, Mikhail J. Atallah, Christian F. Hempelmann, Katrina E. Triezenberg ] 11:20 Area report 3: Generation 11:40 Area report 4: Morphology and Syntax 12:00 Area report 5: Semantics 12:20 LUNCH 13:30 Talk 2: MEANING: A Roadmap to Knowledge Technologies [ Eneko Agirre, German Rigau, Bernardo Magnini, Piek Vossen, John Carroll ] 13:50 Area report 6: Information Retrieval and Extraction 14:10 Area report 7: Machine Translation 14:30 Area report 8: Multimodality 14:50 Area report 9: Dialogue and Discourse 15:10 Area report 10: Asian Language Processing 15:30 BREAK 16:00 Discussion & work: What does the roadmap for computational linguistics look like? [ Steven Krauwer, Hans Uszkoreit ] 17:15 Summary [ Steven Krauwer ] 17:30 CLOSING TARGET AUDIENCE A workshop of this type will be most appealing to people who are interested in developing longer term strategic views, e.g. senior scientists in charge of longer term research policies (both in academia and in industry), but also researchers and developers who have specific views on what will happen or what should happen, should feel invited to attend and contribute, as well as people who are responsible for the education of future generartions of researchers and developers. REGISTRATION AND OTHER INFORMATION Registration details and other information can be found on the main conference website: http://www.coling2002.sinica .edu.tw/ The URL for this workshop is http://www.elsnet.o rg/roadmap-coling2002.html CONTACT Steven Krauwer (Chair), steven.krauwer_(on)_let.uu.nl ELSNET / Utrecht University http://www.elsnet.org Trans 10 phone: +31 30 253 6050 3512 JK UTRECHT, NL fax: +31 30 253 6000
 

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