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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   The 6th International Colloquium on Grammatical Inference
From:   Pieter Adriaans
Email:   pieter.adriaans_(on)_ps.net
Date received:   21 Jan 2002
Deadline:   05 Apr 2002
Start date:   11 Sep 2002

ICGI-2002Call for Papers The 6th International Colloquium on Grammatical Inference will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands September 11-13th, 2002 http://www.illc.uva.nl/ICGI-200 2/ SCOPE ICGI-2002 is the sixth in a series of successful biennial international conferences on the area of grammatical inference. Grammatical inference has been extensively addressed by researchers in information theory, automata theory, language acquisition, computational linguistics, machine learning, pattern recognition, computational learning theory and neural networks. This colloquium aims at bringing together researchers in these fields. Previous editions of this meeting were held in Essex, U.K.; Alicante, Spain; Montpellier, France; Ames, Iowa, USA; and Lisbon, Portugal. AREAS OF INTEREST The conference seeks to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of original research papers on all aspects of grammatical inference including, but not limited to: Different models of grammar induction: e.g., learning from examples, learning using examples and queries, incremental versus non-incremental learning, distribution-free models of learning, learning under various distributional assumptions (e.g., simple distributions), impossibility results, complexity results, characterizations of representational and search biases of grammar induction algorithms. Algorithms for induction of different classes of languages and automata: e.g., regular, context-free, and context-sensitive languages, interesting subsets of the above under additional syntactic constraints, tree and graph grammars, picture grammars, multi-dimensional grammars, attributed grammars, parameterized models, etc. Theoretical and experimental analysis of different approaches to grammar induction including artificial neural networks, statistical methods, symbolic methods, information-theoretic approaches, minimum description length, and complexity-theoretic approaches, heuristic methods, etc. Broader perspectives on grammar induction -- e.g., acquisition of grammar in conjunction with language semantics, semantic constraints on grammars, language acquisition by situated agents and robots, acquisition of language constructs that describe objects and events in space and time, developmental and evolutionary constraints on language acquisition, statistical modeling of natural language, etc. Demonstrated or potential applications of grammar induction in natural language acquisition, computational biology, structural pattern recognition, information retrieval, text processing, adaptive intelligent agents, systems modeling and control, and other domains. TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE Pieter Adriaans, Perot Systems Corporation/University of Amsterdam, Netherlands (Chair) Dana Angluin, Yale University, USA Dick de Jongh, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands Jerry Feldman, ICSI, Berkeley, USA Colin de la Higuera, EURISE, Univ. de St. Etienne, France Vasant Honavar, Iowa State University, USA Laurent Miclet, ENSSAT, Lannion, France G. Nagaraja, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India Arlindo Oliveira, Lisbon Technical University, Portugal Jose Oncina Carratala, Universidade de Alicante, Spain Rajesh Parekh, Blue Martini, USA Yasubumi Sakakibara, Tokyo Denki University, Japan Enrique Vidal, U. Politecnica de Valencia, Spain Takashi Yokomori, Waseda University, Japan Menno van Zaanen, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands Thomas Zeugmann, University at Lübeck, Germany CONFERENCE FORMAT The conference will include oral and possibly poster presentations of accepted papers, a small number of tutorials and invited talks. All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings. The proceedings of ICGI-2002 will be published by Springer-Verlag as a volume in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, a subseries of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. SUBMISSION OF PAPERS Prospective authors are invited to submit a draft paper in English with the following format. The cover page should specify: - submission to ICGI-2002 - title, - authors and affiliation, - mailing address, phone, fax, and e-mail address of the contact author, - a brief abstract describing the work, - at least three keywords which can specify typically the contents of the work. Postscript versions of the papers should be formatted according to A4 or 8.5"x11", and the length should not exceed 12 pages excluding the cover page. The technical expositions should be directed to a specialist and should include an introduction understandable to a non specialist that describes the problem studied and the results achieved, focusing on the important ideas and their significance. All paper submissions, review and notification of acceptance will be done electronically through the conference's WWW pages http://www.illc.uva.nl/ICGI-200 2/ DEADLINES Submission of manuscripts: April 5, 2002 Notification of acceptance: May 27th, 2002 Final version of manuscript: June 28th, 2002 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Pieter Adriaans (Chair) Henning Fernau (Co-chair) Menno van Zaanen (Local organization) Marjan Veldhuisen (Secretariat) SPONSORS: ILLC, Institute for Language Logic and Computation OZSL, Dutch Research School in Logic Take a look at: http://www.illc.uva.nl/ICGI-200 2/ . See you in Amsterdam in September 2002!!

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