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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   NAACL-HLT 2010 Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Writing: Writing Processes and Authoring Aids
Email:   mxp_(on)_cl.uzh.ch
Date received:   18 Dec 2009
Deadline:   01 Mar 2010
Start date:   05 Jun 2010

Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this message. Please distribute it to colleagues. ******************************************************************** Call for Papers Computational Linguistics and Writing: Writing Processes and Authoring Aids (CL&W 2010) Workshop at NAACL-HLT 2010 <http://www.lingured.info/clw2010/> Workshop date: June 5 or 6, 2010 Location: Los Angeles, USA Submission deadline: March 1, 2010 ********************************************************************* Writing today, whether professional, academic, or private, relies heavily on computers. Most texts composed in the 21st century are probably written on computers or other electronic devices, such as mobile phones. People compose texts in word processors, text editors, content management systems, blogs, wikis, e-mail clients, and instant messaging applications. Each of these tools supports authors in different ways. Writing research has been concerned with word processing since the 1970s. Writing researchers today investigate specific characteristics of writing with computers and the effect of tools on writing processes. The current rise of new writing environments and genres (e.g., blogging) has prompted new studies in this area of research. During the last few decades, computational linguistics has mostly been concerned with static or finished texts. We believe there is now a growing need to explore how computational linguistics can support human text production and word processing. However, there are still very few projects where computational linguists and writing researchers work together. The Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Writing (CL&W 2010) aims to provide an overview of current developments in the area of computational linguistics for authoring aids, and an overview of recent advances in writing research. CL&W 2010 continues and builds on the workshops on authoring aids at LREC 2008 and SLTC 2008. We are interested in research that explores writing processes and text production, as well as in actual systems that support writers. In both areas, research on all languages is relevant, including less-resourced languages. We aim to bring together researchers from both communities, to identify areas where computational linguistics and writing research could benefit from each other and to stimulate discussion and interdisciplinary cooperation between these two areas of research. At CL&W 2010 we would like to address questions like the following: * How can writing be supported by methods, resources, and tools from computational linguistics? This includes NLP tools and techniques that can be used or have been used to support writing (e.g., grammar and style checking, document structuring, thematic segmentation, editing and revision aids). * How can we get a better understanding of writing processes, strategies, and needs? How can techniques from HCI research and psychology help us to gain new insights into composing and writing processes and to improve writing tools? * Which methods, resources, and tools from computational linguistics could support research in this area? * How do high-level writing processes and the mechanics of writing relate to each other? * How does the tool influence composing (including editing and revising)? Are writers aware of the possibilities and limitations of their writing tools? * Is there a need for the development of new writing tools? What can we learn from earlier approaches and tools like RUSKIN, Writer's Workbench, or Augment, or from source code editors for programming languages? * How can insights from writing research and methods from computational linguistics help to support the needs of particular user groups (e.g., foreign language learners, children, persons with disabilities)? *Topics* Topics of interest for this workshop include, but are not limited to, the following: * Tools to assist writers * Linguistic resources for authoring aids * Algorithms and techniques for authoring aids * Tools to support research on writing processes * Methods and techniques for investigating writing processes * Effects of writing tools on writing processes * User interface and HCI issues in current and future writing tools * Authoring aids for specific applications and user groups * Pedagogical writing tools * Predictive tools and techniques * Multilinguality and authoring tools * Evaluation of tools, methods, techniques, and resources *Format of the Workshop* We will have two sessions and a plenary discussion. Talks addressing mainly questions from writing research will be presented in one session, talks addressing mainly questions related to computational linguistics will be presented in the other session. The plenary discussion is intended to combine the two views, to identify future directions for research, and to stimulate interdisciplinary networking and cooperation between writing researchers and computational linguists. *Submissions* We invite researchers to submit full papers of up to 8 pages (and 1 additional page for references) or short papers of up to 4 pages (including references). These page limits must be strictly observed. Submissions must be in English. Reviewing of papers will be double-blind by the members of the program committee, and all submissions will receive several independent reviews. Papers submitted at review stage must not contain the authors' names, affiliations, or any information that may disclose the authors' identity. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...". Do not use anonymous citations. Do not include acknowledgments. Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review. All submissions must be electronic in PDF and must follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings. It is very important to specify US Letter paper format. Authors are strongly recommended to use the style files provided at <http://naaclhlt2010.isi.edu/authors.html>. All camera-ready manuscripts should look like the sample PDF file <http://naaclhlt2010.isi.edu/docs/style/latex/naaclhlt2010.pdf>, which also contains detailed formatting requirements. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their research at the workshop. Accepted papers will be published in the electronic proceedings of the workshop by ACL. Workshop proceedings will be part of the NAACL-HLT 2010 proceedings. Submission is electronic using the START submission system at: . You will find instructions for submission on the workshop Web site <http://www.lingured.info/clw2010/>. *Date and Location* Location: NAACL-HLT 2010 in Los Angeles, USA Date: June 5 or 6, 2010 *Important Dates* Deadline for submission: March 1, 2010 Notification of acceptance: March 29, 2010 Revised version of papers: April 12, 2010 Workshop: June 5 or 6, 2010 *Organizers* Michael Piotrowski (University of Zurich, Switzerland), mxp_(at)_cl.uzh.ch Cerstin Mahlow (University of Zurich, Switzerland), mahlow_(at)_cl.uzh.ch Robert Dale (Macquarie University, Australia), rdale_(at)_science.mq.edu.au *Program Committee* * Gerd Bräuer (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland) * Jill Burstein (ETS, USA) * Rickard Domeij (The Language Council of Sweden, Sweden) * Kevin Egan (University of Southern California, USA) * Caroline Hagège (Xerox Research Centre Europe, France) * Michael Hess (University of Zurich, Switzerland) * Sofie Johansson Kokkinakis (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) * Ola Karlsson (The Language Council of Sweden, Sweden) * Ola Knutsson (KTH, Sweden) * Sabine Lehmann (acrolinx GmbH, Switzerland) * Eva Lindgren (Umeå University, Sweden) * Aurélien Max (LIMSI, France) * Guido Nottbusch (University of Bielefeld, Germany) * Daniel Perrin (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland) * Martin Reynaert (Tilburg University, The Netherlands) * Dietmar Rösner (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany) * Koenraad de Smedt (University of Bergen, Norway) * Sylvana Sofkova Hashemi (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) * Scott Warnock (Drexel University, USA) * Carl Whithaus (UC Davis, USA) * Michael Zock (CNRS, France) *Further Information* <http://www.lingured.info/clw2010/> *Workshop Contact Address* <clw2010_(at)_lingured.info> -- Dr.-Ing. 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