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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   ROMAND 2004
From:   Vincenzo Pallotta
Email:   Vincenzo.Pallotta_(on)_epfl.ch
Date received:   01 Jul 2004
Start date:   29 Aug 2004

************************************************************************* CALL FOR PARTICIPATION ROMAND 2004 3rd workshop on RObust Methods in Analysis of Natural language Data A satelite event of COLING 2004 University of Geneva - Switzerland 29th August 2004 [ http://lithwww.epfl.ch/romand2004/ ] ************************************************************************* Robustness in Computational Linguistics has been recently recognized as a central issue for the design of interactive applications based on natural language communication. If a failure of the system can be acceptable in batch applications requiring a human intervention, an on-line system should be capable of dealing with unforeseen situations in a more flexible way. When we talk about system failure we do not think at inherent program failures like infinite loops or system exception, we consider, rather, failures related to the processing of the input and its assimilation in the system's knowledge base. A failure of this kind means simply that the system does not "understand" the input. The automated analysis of natural language data has become a central issue in the design of Intelligent Information Systems. Processing unconstrained natural language data is still considered an AI-hard task. However, various analysis techniques have been proposed in order to address specific aspects of natural language. In particular, recent interest has been focused on providing approximate analysis techniques, assuming that when perfect analysis is not possible, partial results may be still very useful. ROMAND 2004 is the third of a series of workshops aimed at bringing together researchers that work in fields like artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, human-computer interaction, cognitive science and are interested in robust methods in natural language processing and understanding. Theoretical aspects of robustness in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Understanding (NLU) are concerned by the workshop's theme, as well as engineering and industrial experiences. The accepted papers covers topics related to robust syntactic parsing methods, robust semantic parsing and applications using robust parsing methods (semantic tagging, information extraction, question answering, document clustering). Please find the programme of the workshop at http://lithwww.epfl.ch/romand2004/programme.html. (See also below in this message) INVITED TALK: Frank Keller, "Robust models of human parsing" Workshop participants are invited to register at ROMAND2004. On-line registration to COLING and the ROMAND workshop are already open at: https://mcic.securesites.com/cgi-bin/mc/securereg.pl?ID=COLING04). The (late) registration fee is CHF 150 for regular participants, and CHF 120 for students. See the COLING web site (http://www.issco.unige.ch/coling2004/) for more details. 3rd ROMAND 2004 Workshop Organization Chairs Vincenzo Pallotta Amalia Todirascu Scientific Program Committee: Afzal Ballim Alberto Lavelli Alexander Clark Amalia Todirascu Atro Voutilainen Bangalore Srinivas C.J. Rupp Dan Cristea Diego Mollà-Aliod Eric Wherli José Iria Fabio M. Zanzotto Fabio Rinaldi Frank Keller Giovanni Coray Günther Görz Hatem Ghorbel J.-Cédric Chappelier Jean-Pierre Chanod Joachim Niehren John Carroll Kay-Uwe Carstensen Manuela Boros Maria T. Pazienza Martin Rajman Patrick Ruch Rodolfo Delmonte Salah Ait-Mokhtar Vincenzo Pallotta Wolfgang Menzel Local Organizers: Vincenzo Pallotta Amalia Todirascu Violeta Seretan Hatem Ghorbel COLING Workshop Program Committee: Michael Hess Fiabio Rinaldi Kai-Uwe Carstensen Rolf Schwitter Diego Molla --------------------------------------------------- ROMAND 2004 Workshop Programme Morning Session 8:30-9:00 Opening 9:00-10:00 Invited Talk Frank Keller "Robust models of human parsing" 10:00-10:30 An algorithm for open text semantic parsing, Lei Shi and Rada Mihalcea 10:30-11:00 A robust and hybrid deep-linguistic theory applied to large-scale parsing, Gerold Schneider, James Dowdall and Fabio Rinaldi 11:00-11:30 Coffee Break 11:30-12:00 Syntactic parser combination for improved dependency analysis, Francis Brunet-Manquant 12:00-12:30 Evaluating GETARUNS parser with GREVAL test suite, Rodolfo Delmonte 12:30-13:00 A step towards incremental generation of logical forms, Luísa Coheur, Nuno Mamede and Gabriel G. Bès 13:00-14:00 Lunch Break Afternoon Session 14:00-14:30 Using an incremental robust parser to automatically generate semantic UNL graphs, Nuria Gala 14:30-15:00 Recovering coherent interpretations using semantic integration of partial parses, John Bryant 15:00-15:30 Robust ending guessing rules with application to slavonic languages, Preslav Nakov and Elena Paskaleva 15:30-16:00 Tea Break 16:00-16:30 Knowledge extraction using dynamical updating of representation, Aldo Dragoni, Guido Tascini, Luigi Lella and William Giordano 16:30-17:00 Answer validation by keyword association, Masatsugu Tonoike, Takehito Utsuro and Satoshi Sato 17:00-17:30 WordNet-based text document clustering, Julian Sedding and Dimitar Kazakov 17:30-18:30 Final Panel _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_mailman.elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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