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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Grammatical inference: workshop on open problems and new directions
From:   Jean-Chris. Janodet
Email:   Jean.Christophe.Janodet_(on)_univ-st-etienne.fr
Date received:   28 Sep 2006
Deadline:   15 Oct 2006
Start date:   22 Nov 2006

Grammatical inference: workshop on open problems and new directions http://eurise.univ-st-etienne.fr/GI_workshop2006 November, 20-22, 2006. Pole Optique Rhône Alpes, Saint-Etienne, France. Grammatical inference researchers have mostly focused their attention on a number of traditional tasks. In order to be able to tackle some of the challenges we should face a certain number of questions want specific attention: stochastic languages, transducers, beyond context-free grammars or dealing with noise, for instance. The goal of the workshop is to get an updated picture of some of these key issues: Learning with noise: noisy labels, corrupted strings, learning a noise model, learning with noisy queries. What are the algorithms, the specific convergence results? Upward from context free. There are a number of ways of considering languages that are capable of describing patterns and rules that are not context-free... String kernels linear and semi-linear sets, rewriting systems, mildly context-sensitive languages. Stochastic languages: there are now a number of algorithms that learn stochastic finite state automata, deterministic or not, but the picture is still unclear: which would work better, for small or large alphabets?, in an approximation or an identification task? Transducers. From the very theoretical results of the nineties to the more experimental approaches of the Tenjinno competition, it would be interesting to study if and how the methods are applicable, for instance for morphology learning tasks. The workshop will be organized into 5 half-day sessions, 4 of which will cover the above themes. A fifth session will be left free in order to discuss alternative topics. In each session there will be a series of presentations and a panel. --------------------------------- Abstract Submission Please send a two-page abstract (including figures and references) to cdlh_(on)_univ-st-etienne.fr Presentations will be selected depending on relevance to the workshop topic, quality, and novelty. Selected papers of the workshop will be considered for publication in a special issue of an international journal. --------------------------------- Important Dates Deadline for abstract submission: October 15, 2006 Notification of acceptance: October 25, 2006 Deadline for early registration: October 31, 2006 Conference dates: November 20-22, 2006 --------------------------------- Invited Speakers Alex Clark, University of London, UK Tim Oates, University of Baltimore, USA Jose Oncina, University of Alicante, Spain Takeshi Yokomori, Waseda University, Japan --------------------------------- Organizing Committee Colin de la Higuera, University of Saint-Etienne Leo Becerra-Bonache, University of Tarragona Rémi Eyraud, University of Saint-Etienne Jean-Chris. Janodet, University of Saint-Etienne Thierry Murgue, University of Saint-Etienne Frédéric Tantini University of Saint-Etienne ---------------------------------- Registration The registration fee is: - FREE for early registration (October 15, 2006) - 50 EUR from October 16th to November 1st - 100 EUR on-site registration Registration, including the early one, must be accepted by the organizers, i.e. must come from a scientist working in the field or showing interest in the field. ----------------------------------- Sponsors The workshop is sponsored by the EU's 6th Framework Programme PASCAL Network of Excellence, and specifically by the SIG UMCHI, and the International Community in Grammatical Inference. _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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