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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   PASCAL Workshop on Learning Methods for Text Understanding and Mining
From:   Nicola Cancedda
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Date received:   06 Jan 2004
Deadline:   07 Jan 2004
Start date:   26 Jan 2004

* * * C A L L F O R P A R T I C I P A T I O N * * * PASCAL Workshop on Learning Methods for Text Understanding and Mining January 26-29, 2004 Xerox Research Centre Europe Meylan (Grenoble), France IMPORTANT DATES --------------- * Registration deadline: January 7, 2004 INTRODUCTION ------------ PASCAL (Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning) is the name of a Network of Excellence sponsored by the European Union as part of its IST program. It brings together experts from basic research areas such as Statistics, Optimisation and Computational Learning and from a number of application areas, with the objective of integrating research agendas and improving the state of the art in all concerned fields. As part of its activities, the PASCAL network organises a workshop on the subject of "Learning Methods for Text Understanding and Mining". The aim of the workshop is twofold: - Introducing to experts in statistics, computational learning and optimization problems issuing from text understanding and mining which are both relevant and suitable to be tackled within their framework; - Proposing "challenges" (i.e.: concrete benchmark tasks) that will help measuring improvements in the state of the art. THE WORKSHOP ------------ In order to achieve these objectives, the Workshop will be organised as follows: - Jan 26 (afternoon only): Pre-workshop: Presentation of the results of the EU IST project KerMIT ("Kernel Methods for Images and Text", http://www.euro-kermit.org). - Jan 27: Tutorials - Machine Learning applied to Text Analysis: Overview (E. Gaussier) - Memory-based Language Processing (W. Daelemans) - Text Mining (D. Mladenic and M. Grobelnik) - Kernel Methods for Natural Language Processing (J-M. Renders) - Jan 28: Contributed scientific talks - Jan 29: Challenge proposals and discussion A more detailed program will be issued in a near future. We anticipate that participants might attend only part of the workshop. WORKSHOP VENUE -------------- The workshop will take place at the Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE), located in Meylan (Grenoble), France. For information about reaching XRCE please consult http://www.xrce.xero x.com/grenoble/home.html. A shuttle service will be organised to bring participants from downtown Grenoble (place Victor Hugo, location of the "Hotel d'Angleterre") to XRCE in the morning and back in the evening. Lunches will be organised on-site. REGISTRATION ------------ Given the limited capacity of the facilities, workshop attendance will be limited to 60 persons. Priority will be given to PASCAL members. Both PASCAL and non-PASCAL institutions willing to send more than two persons should designate two persons which will have priority over the others, in case the number of applications will exceed the capacity of the facilities. In order to register, cut the form at the end of this call, fill it, and then e-mail it to Rachel.Reddy_(on)_xrce.xerox.com by January 7, 2004 with subject "PASCAL workshop registration". In case the number of registrations exceeds the attendance limits, the organisers will communicate the impossibility to accept the registration by January 9, 2004, by sending an e-mail message to the address provided in the registration form. ACCOMODATION ------------ For information about hotels in Meylan and in the nearby Grenoble, please consult http://www.xrce.xero x.com/grenoble/home.html. Should you need any help with hotel reservations, send an email to Rachel.Reddy_(on)_xrce.xerox.com. SPONSORSHIP ----------- The workshop will be partially funded by a grant from the European Network of Excellence "PASCAL". There will be no registration fees. ORGANIZERS ---------- * Nicola Cancedda (Xerox Research Centre Europe) Nicola.Cancedda_(on)_xrce.xerox. com * Florence d'Alch=E9-Buc (LIP6, University of Paris 6) florence.dalche_(on)_lip6.fr LOCAL ORGANISATION ------------------ * Rachel Reddy (Xerox research Centre Europe) Rachel.Reddy_(on)_xrce.xerox.com PROGRAMME COMMITTE ------------------ * Nicola Cancedda (Xerox Research Centre Europe, Grenoble, France) * Alexander Clark (ISSCO/ETI, University of Geneva, Switzerland) * Florence d'Alch=E9-Buc (LIP6, University of Paris 6, France) * Walter Daelemans (University of Antwerp, Belgium) * Ido Dagan (Bar Ilan University, Israel) * Eric Gaussier (Xerox Research Centre Europe, Grenoble, France) * Cyril Goutte (Xerox Research Centre Europe, Grenoble, France) * Marko Grobelnik (Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia) * Dunja Mladenic (Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia) * Jean-Michel Renders (Xerox Research Centre Europe, Grenoble, France) --8<----------- CUT HERE --------------------------------------------- PASCAL Workshop on "Learning Methods for Text Understanding an Mining" January 26-29, 2004 Xerox Research Centre Europe Meylan (Grenoble), France REGISTRATION FORM * First Name: * Family Name: * E-mail address: * PASCAL member (Y/N): * Institution: * Registration priority (High/Low): (note: only up to two high priority registrations are allowed per institution)=20 * Are you presenting a scientific contribution (Y/N)?: * Are you presenting a challenge proposal (Y/N)?: * Sections of the workshop that you plan to attend: - KerMIT results presentation (Jan 26, Y/N): - Tutorials (Jan 27, Y/N): - Contributed scientific talks (Jan 28, Y/N): - Challenge proposal and discussion (Jan 29, Y/N): * Do you need an invitation letter in order to apply for a visa (Y/N)? - If so, please specify: - Complete name as on your passport: - Nationality: - Passport number: - Birthplace: - Date of birth: - Address the invitation letter should be sent to: * Please specify any constraint on your diet= (e.g.: vegetarian, ...): * Do you plan to use the shuttle service from downtown grenoble to the XRCE site (Y/N)?

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