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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   EACL Workshop on Multilingual Quetion Answering - MLQA06
From:   Valentin Sama Rojo
Email:   vsama_(on)_die.upm.es
Date received:   05 Dec 2005
Deadline:   06 Jan 2006
Start date:   04 Apr 2006

MLQA06 EACL 2006 Workshop on Multilingual Question Answering April 4, 2006, Trento, Italy http://nlp.uned.es/MLQA06 The EACL 2006 Workshop on Multilingual Question Answering will be hosted in conjunction with the 11th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics which will take place April 3-7, 2006, in Trento, Italy. * TOPICS Relevant topics for the workshop include but are not restricted to: * Monolingual QA systems for languages other than English; * Cross-lingual QA systems; * Multilingual Web-based QA; * Case studies and user studies of Multilingual QA; * Specific translation techniques for Cross-lingual QA; * The influence of translation on Cross-lingual QA; * Multilingual QA in restricted vs. open domains; * QA from heterogeneous multilingual data collections such as unstructured text, semi-structured data and structured data; * Techniques for porting QA systems among languages; * The effectiveness of particular techniques in different languages; * Comparisons between QA in different languages including European and * Asian languages; * Evaluation of Multilingual QA systems; * Resources for Multilingual QA. * SUBMISSIONS Authors are invited to submit full papers on original, unpublished work in the topic area of this workshop. Submissions should be formatted using the EACL 2006 style in either LaTeX or Word and should not exceed 8 pages in length. As reviewing will be anonymous, author and affiliation information should be omitted and self-references disguised by following the guidelines for the main conference. These guidelines together with the LaTeX style files and Word templates are available at http://eacl06.itc.it/submission/submission.htm . Please submit your paper in the form of a PDF file no later than January 6, 2006 by going to the following URL and following the instructions there: http://nlp.uned.es/MLQA06/submission Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the programme committee. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings. Dual submissions to the main EACL 2006 conference and this workshop are allowed; if you submit to the main session, do indicate this when you submit to the workshop. If your paper is accepted for the main session, you should withdraw your paper from the workshop upon notification by the main session. * REGISTRATION Information on registration and registration fees will be provided at the conference web page. * IMPORTANT DATES January 6, 2006 - Deadline for workshop papers January 27, 2006 - Notification of acceptance February 10, 2006 - Camera-ready papers due April 4, 2006 - Workshop As the schedule is extremely tight, deadline extensions are NOT possible. * PROGRAMME COMMITTEE Anselmo Peñas (UNED, Madrid, Spain) co-chair Richard Sutcliffe (University of Essex#, England) co-chair Lili Aunimo (University of Helsinki, Finland) Christelle Ayache (ELDA/ELRA, Paris, France) Johan Bos (University of Edinburgh, Scotland) Gosse Bouma (University of Groningen, The Netherlands) Hsin-Hsi Chen (National Taiwan University, Taiwan) Danilo Giampiccolo (CELCT, Trento, Italy) Brigitte Grau (LIMSI-CNRS, France) Donna Harman (NIST, USA) Michael Hess (University of Zürich, Switzerland) Valentin Jijkoun (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Noriko Kando (NII, Tokyo, Japan) Dominique Laurent (Synapse Développement, Toulouse, France) Bernardo Magnini (ITC-irst, Trento, Italy) André Martins (Priberam Informática, Lisbon, Portugal) Diego Mollá (Macquarie University, Australia) Günter Neumann (DFKI, Saarbrücken, Germany) Carol Peters (CNR-ISTI, Pisa, Italy) Diana Santos (Linguateca, Oslo, Norway) Yutaka Sasaki (ATR, Kyoto, Japan) Kiril Simov (Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgaria) Bill Teahan (University of Wales, Bangor, Wales) José Luis Vicedo (University of Alicante, Spain) # On Sabbatical from University of Limerick * FURTHER INFORMATION Workshop web page http://nlp.uned.es/MLQA06 Conference web page http://eacl06.itc.it/ EACL 2006 Workshops site http://www.science.uva.nl/%7Emdr/EACL2006Workshops/ * CONTACT INFORMATION Anselmo Peñas, anselmo_(on)_lsi.uned.es Richard Sutcliffe, rsutcl_(on)_essex.ac.uk _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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