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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   CoNLL-2002: Prelim. programme and Call for participation
From:   Antal van den Bosch
Email:   Antal.vdnBosch_(on)_kub.nl
Date received:   08 Aug 2002
Deadline:   15 Aug 2002
Start date:   31 Aug 2002

CoNLL-2002: Call for Participation CoNLL-2002 6th Conference on Natural Language Learning incorporating VLC and LLL 2002 Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan 31 August - 1 September, 2002 a SIGNLL COLING-2002 workshop in cooperation with SIGDAT http://www.aclweb.org/signl l/conll02/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------- The conference programme for CoNLL-2002 is avaible from http://www.aclweb.org/signl l/conll02/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Colleagues, The CoNLL programme committee and organisers and SIGNLL, ACL's special interest group on natural language learning, are pleased to invite you to participate in CoNLL-2002, the sixth Conference on Natural Language Learning. A preliminary programme is available on http://www.aclweb.org/signl l/conll02/ . CoNLL-2002 is organized in cooperation with SIGDAT, who have merged this year's Very Large Corpora (VLC) workshop with CoNLL-2002. Also, the Learning Language in Logic (LLL) workshop series has merged with this year's event. CoNLL-2002 features an invited talk by John Lafferty (School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University) on "Models, Kernels, and Algorithms for Discrete Data". CoNLL also features two sessions on this year's special theme "unsupervised and semi-supervised learning". And as part of a tradition, CoNLL-2002 includes presentations of a shared task on "language-independent named entity recognition". CoNLL-2002 is held immediately after the COLING-2002 main conference, as a two-day workshop on 31 August and 1 September at the Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan. On-line registration for CoNLL (as part of registering for COLING) is open until August 15, 2002 (http://www.coli ng2002.sinica.edu.tw/r-online.html). ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Program Committee Dan Roth (University of Illinois, Urbana, USA (co-chair) Antal van den Bosch (Tilburg University, Netherlands) (co-chair) Erik Tjong Kim Sang (University of Antwerp, Belgium) (shared task) Thorsten Brants (Xerox PARC, USA) Claire Cardie (Cornell University, USA) Ken Church (AT&T Labs-Research) James Cussens (University of York, UK) Walter Daelemans (University of Antwerp, Belgium) Diane Litman (University of Pittsburgh) Raymond Mooney (University of Texas at Austin, USA) John Nerbonne (Groningen University, Netherlands) Miles Osborne (University of Edinburgh, UK), David Powers (Flinders University, Australia) Adwait Ratnaparkhi (WhizBang! Labs - Research, USA) David Yarowsky (Johns Hopkins University) ----------------------------------------------------------------------- General COLING info: Online registration is possible until 15 August: http://www.coli ng2002.sinica.edu.tw/r-online.html Main conference: 26 (Mon) - 30 (Fri) August, 2002, Howard International House http://www.coling2002.sinica .edu.tw/

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