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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   COLING-02 Tutorials- Call for Participation
From:   Jing-Shin Chang
Email:   shin_(on)_lang-tech.csie.ncnu.edu.tw
Date received:   08 Aug 2002
Deadline:   15 Aug 2002
Start date:   24 Aug 2002

------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------- Call for Participation 2002/07 [apology for multiple posts] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------- COLING-2002 TUTORIALS 24 (Sat) - 25 (Sun) August, 2002, Academia Sinica, Taipei, TAIWAN URL: http://www.c oling2002.sinica.edu.tw/w-tutorials.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------- !NEW! CONF PROGRAM: http://www. coling2002.sinica.edu.tw/c-conference.html !REMINDER:! * Online registration deadline: 15 August (Thu) (GMT+0800) [Save Your Fees!!] (http://www.coli ng2002.sinica.edu.tw/r-online.html) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------- Special Issues on: Computational Linguistics && Chinese Language Processing (*) 08/24 am/pm Bio-Informatics && NLP Issues 08/25 am/pm Open-Domain Textual Question Answering 08/25 am Probabilistic Computational Psycholinguistics 08/25 pm (*) Co-Sponsored by ACL-SIGHAN: Special Interest Group on Chinese Language Processing (http://www.sighan.org/) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------- COLING has been the most important international conference on Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing for nearly 40 years. The 19th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2002) will be held in the Howard International House and Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, from August 24 to September 1, 2002. The biennial conference COLING 2002 this year will provide both pre-conference tutorials and post-conference workshops, in addition to the main conference. There will be four major tutorial issues divided into six 3-hour units during COLING 2002. The first major issue will be Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing. This tutorial will focus on Chinese language processing topics including Intelligent Character Encoding (Ching-Chun Hsieh, Academia Sinica), Treebanking and Parsing (Keh-jiann Chen, Academia Sinica), and Corpus-Based Methods in Chinese Morphology (Richard Sproat, AT&T Labs). The whole scope will cover most of the interesting and special characteristics that make Chinese language processing a different and difficult task. It will be co-sponsored with the ACL-SIGHAN. People interested in Chinese language processing issues should not miss the two tutorial units and the SigHan Workshop (http://www.sighan.org/swclp/). The second major issue focuses on NLP and Bio-Informatics. People nowadays are becoming more and more interested in knowing how the languages of humans differ from the languages of God. NLP researchers and biologists feel strongly that the two communities can work together to make things different. Our biologists, Toshihisa Takagi, Takako Takai (University of Tokyo), Ken-ichiro Fukuda (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, AIST, Tokyo, JAPAN) will discuss some theoretical issues in Bio-Informatics and how NLP techniques can help extracting and migrating biological data from the huge amount of historical archives and databases to speedup biology study. Our computational linguists, Jun-Ichi Tsujii (University of Tokyo and UMIST, ICCL permanent member), and Aravind Joshi (University of Pennsylvania, ICCL permanent member), on the other hand, will talk about the application of Information Extraction techniques in Bio-informatics and some applications of NLP Techniques for Modeling Biological Sequences in this tutorial. You could expect that such interaction between the biologists and computational linguists will bring to our communities many brand new ideas. While simple information retrieval and information extraction techniques are useful for many language processing tasks, including mining biological rules as discussed in the above major issue, such techniques combined in an intuitive way may not really provide us with good answers for many critical questions. In the third major tutorial issue, our QA experts, Professors Sanda M. Harabagiu (University of Texas) and Dan Moldovan (University of Texas) will tell us how an Open-Domain Textual Question Answering system could be constructed to serve well. Professor Harabagiu's systems had proved to be outstanding in the community. Therefore, you should really attend this course if you want more secrete behind the scenes. The forth major tutorial issue is Probabilistic Computational Psycholinguistics. This issue is important because every sentence that we processed has its psycholinguistics and cognitive process behind it. The more we know such psycholinguistic models the more we can process the sentences better. Professor Dan Jurafsky (University of Colorado) will lead you to the world of computational psycholinguistics and cognitive modeling in the sentence, lexical and discourse levels through this course. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------- Course Outlines: Please refer to the following web-page for course outlines and further information: http://www.c oling2002.sinica.edu.tw/w-tutorials.html. Additional information about on-line registration can be found on: http://www.col ing2002.sinica.edu.tw/r-general.html. Official URL of COLING-2002 is: http://www.coling2002.sinica .edu.tw/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------- ICCL Advisor on Workshops and Tutorials Prof. Antonio Zampolli Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale, CNR Via della Faggiola 32 I-56100 Pisa, ITALY tel:+39-50-560481 fax:+39-50-589055 Email: glottolo_(on)_ilc.pi.cnr.it ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------- TUTORIALS CHAIR Chu-Ren Huang Institute of Linguistics Academia Sinica Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan Email: hschuren_(on)_ccvax.sinica.edu.tw< /a> TUTORIALS CO-CHAIRS Kathleen Ahrens Graduate Institute of Linguistics National Taiwan University 1, Section 4, Roosevelt Road Taipei 106, Taiwan Email: ahrens66_(on)_hotmail.com Jing-Shin Chang Computer Science & Information Engineering National Chi-Nan University 1 University Road, Puli Nantou 545, Taiwan Email: jshin_(on)_csie.ncnu.edu.tw Martha Palmer Computer & Information Science University of Pennsylvania 200 S. 33rd Street Phila. PA 19104-6389, USA Email: mpalmer_(on)_linc.upenn.edu ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------- COLING-2002 (Taipei) The 19th International Conference on Computational Linguistics 24 August - 1 September, 2002 Official URL:http://www.coling2002.sinica .edu.tw/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------- Important Dates: * Online registration deadline: 15 August (Thu) (GMT+0800) [Save Your Fees!!] (http://www.coli ng2002.sinica.edu.tw/r-online.html) Tutorials: 24 (Sat) - 25 (Sun) August, 2002 (Academia Sinica) Conference: 26 (Mon) - 30 (Fri) August, 2002 (Howard International House) Post-Conference Workshops: 31 (Sat) - 1 September, 2002 (Academia Sinica) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------- Any inquiry, please send to: coling02_(on)_sinica.edu.tw. (Not to the sender of this post, to aviod late reply.) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------

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