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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Workshop on NLP for Educational Resources: Call for papers
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Email:   larraitz.uria_(on)_ehu.es
Date received:   26 Mar 2007
Deadline:   15 Jun 2007
Start date:   26 Sep 2007

*** Apologies for multiple copies *** ***************************************************************************************** FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS Workshop on NLP for Educational Resources In conjunction with RANLP-2007 September 26, 2007 Borovetz, Bulgaria Workshop site http://ixa.si.ehu.es/NLP_ER2007 RANLP 2007 site http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2007/ In this workshop we will discuss how using NLP techniques in the automatic treatment of texts can support pedagogic goals. There are well over 100 documented projects at the use of NLP in Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning (ICALL) (Heift & Schulze, 2007); however, there are significantly fewer publications about the use of NLP techniques in educational areas other than language learning. This workshop will bring together NLP and ICALL researchers with colleagues who are investigating NLP treatment for other educational purposes. Our main aim is to discuss how we can use NLP in the automatic treatment of corpora for pedagogical purposes as well as in the analysis of learner corpora (students free responses). The contributions of this workshop will share at least two keywords: NLP and Education. We especially seek contributions about the adaptation and integration of NLP techniques in the following areas: * Automatic exercise and task generation * Controlled language * Error diagnosis and remediation * Essay assessment * Fostering language awareness * Automatic generation of didactic resources * Analysis of learners’ interlanguage * NLP for processing texts in ICALL environments * Learner corpora * Learning of textual analysis (in linguistics, literature, anthropology, …) * Student modelling * Text production tools (e.g. grammar and spell checkers) * Translator training Heift, Trude, & Schulze, Mathias. (2007). Errors and Intelligence in CALL. Parsers and Pedagogues. New York: Routledge. IMPORTANT DATES Call for papers: March 26, 2007 Workshop paper submission deadline: June 15, 2007 Workshop paper acceptance notification: July 23, 2007 Camera-ready papers for workshop proceedings: August 24, 2007 Workshop date: September 26, 2007 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Instructions for Authors: Submissions should be A4, two-column format and should not exceed 7 pages, including cover page, figures, tables and references. Times New Roman 12 font is preferred. Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format. The RANLP 2007 stylefiles are available at: http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2007/submissions.htm Submission procedure: <http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2007/submissions.htm> The submission will be maintained by conference management software - START * * Further details will be announced soon. Reviewing and Accepted Papers: Each submission will be reviewed by 3 members of the Programme Committee. Authors of accepted papers will receive guidelines regarding how to produce camera-ready versions of their papers for inclusion in the proceedings. Guidelines for producing camera-ready versions will be available at the conference web site at http://www.lml.bas.bg/ranlp2007. If the paper is accepted for publication, at least one of the authors will attend the workshop; all workshop participants are expected to pay the RANLP-2007 workshop registration fee. Requirements: Papers should describe original work. A paper accepted for presentation cannot be presented or have been presented at any other meeting. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences or workshops must indicate this on the title page. The reviewing of the papers will be blind. The paper should not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-citations and other references that could reveal the author's identity should be avoided. COMMITTEE Organizing Committee: Montse Maritxalar (University of the Basque Country) Nerea Ezeiza (University of the Basque Country) Mathias Schulze (University of Waterloo, Canada) Programme Committee: Arantza Diaz de Ilarraza (University of the Basque Country) Nerea Ezeiza (University of the Basque Country) Pius ten Hacken (Swansea University, U.K.) Trude Heifth (Linguistics Department, Simon Fraser University, Canada) Ola Knutsson (School of Computer Science and Communication, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden) Chao-Lin Liu (Department of Computer Science, National Chengchi University, Taiwan) Montse Maritxalar (University of the Basque Country) Detmar Meurers (Ohio State University, USA) Ruslan Mitkov - (University of Wolverhampton, U.K) John Nerbonne (University of Groningen, Netherlands) Leonel Ruiz Millares (Centre for Applied Linguistics, Santiago de Cuba) Mathias Schulze (University of Waterloo, Canada) Eiichiro Sumita (ATR Spoken Language Communication Laboratories, Japan) CONTACT For questions or comments, please contact nlper07_(on)_gmail.com _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list
 

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