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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   NAACL
From:   Priscilla Rasmussen
Email:   rasmusse_(on)_cs.rutgers.edu
Date received:   18 Jan 2001
Deadline:   23 Feb 2001
Start date:   03 Jun 2001

Workshop on Automatic Summarization 2001 (pre-conference workshop in conjunction with NAACL2001) Sunday, June 3, 2001 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA sponsored by ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics) MITRE Corporation New submission deadline: February 23, 2001 Organizing Committee: Jade Goldstein Carnegie Mellon University jade+_(on)_cs.cmu.edu Chin-Yew Lin USC/Information Sciences Institute cyl_(on)_isi.edu Program Committee: Breck Baldwin Baldwin Language Tech Hsin-Hsi Chen National Taiwan University Udo Hahn Universitaet Freiburg Eduard Hovy USC/Information Sciences Institute Hongyan Jing Columbia University Elizabeth Liddy Syracuse University Daniel Marcu USC/Information Sciences Institute Inderjeet Mani MITRE Shigeru Masuyama Toyohashi University of Technology Marie-Francine Moens Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Vibhu Mittal Google Research Sung Hyon Myaeng Chungnam National University Akitoshi Okumura NEC Chris Paice Lancaster University Dragomir Radev University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Karen Sparck-Jones University of Cambridge Tomek Strzalkowski State University of New York, Albany Simone Teufel Columbia University Workshop Website: http://www.isi.edu/%7Ecyl /was-naacl2001 (for the latest update) I. OVERVIEW II. CALL FOR PAPERS III. FORMAT FOR SUBMISSION I. OVERVIEW The problem of automatic summarization poses a variety of tough challenges in both NL understanding and generation. A spate of recent papers and tutorials on this subject at conferences such as ACL, ANLP/NAACL, ACL/EACL, AAAI, ECAI, IJCAI, and SIGIR point to a growing interest in research in this field. Several commercial summarization products have also appeared. There have been several workshops in the past on this subject: Dagstuhl in 94, ACL/EACL in 97, the AAAI Spring Symposium in 98, and ANLP/NAACL in 2000. All of these were extremely successful, and the field is now enjoying a period of revival and is advancing at a much quicker pace than before. NAACL'2001 is an ideal occasion to host another workshop on this problem. II. CALL FOR PAPERS The Workshop on Automatic Summarization program committee invites papers addressing (but not limited to): Summarization Methods: use of linguistic representations, statistical models, NL generation for summarization, production of abstracts and extracts, multi-document summarization, narrative techniques in summarization, multilingual summarization, text compaction, multimodal summarization (including summarization of audio), use of information extraction, studies and modeling of human summarizers, improving summary coherence, concept fusion, use of thesauri and ontologies, trainable summarizers, applications of machine learning, knowledge-rich methods. Summarization Resources: development of corpora for training and evaluating summarizers, annotation standards, shared summarization tools, document segmentation, topic detection, and clustering related to summarization. Evaluation Methods: intrinsic and extrinsic measures, on-line and off-line evaluations, standards for evaluation, task-based evaluation scenarios, user studies, inter-judge agreement. Workshop Themes: 1. Summarization Applications 2. Multidocument Summarization 3. Multilingual Text Summarization 4. Evaluation and Text/Training Corpora 5. Generation for Summarization 6. Topic Identification for Summarization 7. Integration with Web and IR Access III. FORMAT FOR SUBMISSION Submissions must use the ACL latex style or Microsoft Word style WAS-submission.doc (both available from the Automatic Summarization workshop web page). Paper submissions should consist of a full paper (5000 words or less, including references). SUBMISSION QUESTIONS Please send submission questions to cyl_(on)_isi.edu SUBMISSION PROCEDURE Electronic submission only: send the pdf (preferred), postscript, or MS Word form of your submission to: cyl_(on)_isi.edu. The Subject line should be "NAACL2001 WORKSHOP PAPER SUBMISSION". Because reviewing is blind, no author information is included as part of the paper. An identification page must be sent in a separate email with the subject line: "NAACL2001 WORKSHOP ID PAGE" and must include title, all authors, theme area, keywords, word count, and an abstract of no more than 5 lines. Late submissions will not be accepted. Notification of receipt will be e-mailed to the first author shortly after receipt. DEADLINES (Tentative) Paper submission deadline: Feburary 23, 2001 Notification of acceptance for papers: March 23, 2001 Camera ready papers due: April 6, 2001 Workshop date: June 3, 2001

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