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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   BOOT-LA (Indiana University) update
From:   Damir Cavar
Email:   dcavar_(on)_indiana.edu
Date received:   03 Mar 2003
Deadline:   01 Mar 2003
Start date:   21 Apr 2003

=================================================== Call for Papers: BOOT-LA Bootstrapping in Language Acquisition: Psychological, Linguistic and Computational Aspects Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA April 21-23, 2003 http://jones.ling.indiana. edu/boot-la/ !New Due Date of Paper Submission is March 9, 2003 =================================================== TITLE BOOT-LA: Bootstrapping in Language Acquisition: Psychological, Linguistic and Computational Aspects SCOPE Bootstrapping approaches to language acquisition have been extensively addressed by researchers in domains like psycholinguistics, computational and theoretical linguistics, cognitive science, machine learning. This workshop aims at bringing together researchers in these fields. LOCATION Indiana University, Bloomington campus, Bloomington, Indiana. TIME 21st to 23rd of April, 2003 AREAS OF INTEREST The workshop seeks to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of original research on different aspects of bootstrapping including, but not limited to: * its role in language acquisition for different domains, from a theoretical, computational and psycholinguistic point of view * empirical evidence for bootstrapping strategies from psycholinguistic, psychological or cognitive science * concepts, algorithms, techniques, strategies and concequences from work on: - grammar induction - learnability theory - parameter setting approaches - constraint-based approaches - cue-based learning * computational approaches to learning subctegorization frames * how much knowledge can be bootstrapped from function words * strategies for lexical/sense disambiguation. Invited speakers are: Morten Christiansen (Cornell University) Michael Gasser (Indiana University) William Sakas (City University of New York) Linda Smith (Indiana University) Juan Uriagereka (University of Maryland and University of the Basque Country) Jürgen Weissenborn (Universität Potsdam) Charles Yang (Yale University) ORGANIZATIONAL ISSUES SUBMISSION DEADLINE FRIDAY, MARCH 1st, 2003 HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT Abstracts can be at most 400 words of text. You may also include examples, references and data summaries (but no data charts or diagrams). This additional material, taken together, should not exceed 15 lines of text. METHOD OF SUBMISSION As an e-mail attachment. Name, Title and affiliation should be sent in a different attachment. The workshop homepage can be found at the following URL: http://jones.ling.indiana. edu/boot-la/ ORGANIZATION Damir Cavar Malgorzata Cavar Laurent Dekydtspotter Khaled Elghamry Steven Franks Rex Sprouse Contact: If you have questions or concerns, please contact: Damir Cavar <dcavar_(on)_indiana.edu> Indiana University Linguistics Dept. Memorial Hall, Room 402 1021 E. Third Street Bloomington, IN. 47405-7005 phone: (812) 855-3268 fax: (812) 855-5363 Note: Following this workshop will be "The 33rd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages" (Indiana University, Bloomington). Details on the LSRL can be found here: http://www.i ndiana.edu/%7Elsrl33/lsrl_page_1.htm

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