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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   Call for Participation: EACL 2009 workshop on Computational Linguistic Aspects of Grammatical Inference
Email:   M.M.vanZaanen_(on)_uvt.nl
Date received:   06 Feb 2009
Start date:   30 Mar 2009

Apologies to those of you who receive this more than once. EACL 2009 workshop on Computational Linguistic Aspects of Grammatical Inference Call for Participation 30 March 2009 Co-located with The 12th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics Athens, Greece http://ilk.uvt.nl/clagi09 Scope There has been growing interest over the last few years in learning grammars from natural language text (and structured or semi-structured text). The family of techniques enabling such learning is usually called "grammatical inference" or "grammar induction". The field of grammatical inference is often subdivided into formal grammatical inference, where researchers aim to proof efficient learnability of classes of grammars, and empirical grammatical inference, where the aim is to learn structure from data. In this case the existence of an underlying grammar is just regarded as a hypothesis and what is sought is to better describe the language through some automatically learned rules. Both formal and empirical grammatical inference have been linked with (computational) linguistics. Formal learnability of grammars has been used in discussions on how people learn language. Some people mention proofs of (non-)learnability of certain classes of grammars as arguments in the empiricist/nativist discussion. On the more practical side, empirical systems that learn grammars have been applied to natural language. Instead of proving whether classes of grammars can be learnt, the aim here is to provide practical learning systems that automatically introduce structure in language. Example fields where initial research has been done are syntactic parsing, morphological analysis of words, and bilingual modeling (or machine translation). This workshop at EACL 2009 aims to explore the state-of-the-art in these topics. In particular, we aim at bringing formal and empirical grammatical inference researchers closer together with researchers in the field of computational linguistics. Preliminary Programme Session 1 09:00-09:30 Introduction 09:30-10:30 Invited talk: Damir ¿avar Session 2: Transduction 11:00-11:30 Jeroen Geertzen Dialogue Act Prediction Using Stochastic Context-Free Grammar Induction 11:30-12:00 Dana Angluin and Leonor Becerra-Bonache Experiments Using OSTIA for a Language Production Task 12:00-12:30 Jorge González and Francisco Casacuberta GREAT: a finite-state machine translation toolkit implementing a Grammatical Inference Approach for Transducer Inference (GIATI) Session 3: Language models and parsing 14:00-14:30 Alexander Clark, Remi Eyraud and Amaury Habrard A note on contextual binary feature grammars 14:30-15:00 Herman Stehouwer and Menno van Zaanen Language models for contextual error detection and correction 15:00-15:30 Marie-HélÚne Candito, Benoit Crabbé and Djamé Seddah On statistical parsing of French with supervised and semi-supervised strategies 15:30-16:00 Franco M. Luque and Gabriel Infante-Lopez Upper Bounds for Unsupervised Parsing with Unambiguous Non-Terminally Separated Grammars Session 4: Morphology 16:30-17:00 Katya Pertsova A comparison of several learners for Boolean partitions: implications for morphological paradigm 17:00-18:00 Panel discussion Registration Registration for the workshop is done through the EACL website. http://www.eacl2009.gr/conference/callforparticipation points to the EACL Call for Participation. Registration can be done at http://www.eacl2009.gr/conference/registration Programme Committee Pieter Adriaans, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Srinivas Bangalore, AT&T Labs-Research, USA Leonor Becerra-Bonache, Yale University, USA Rens Bod, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Antal van den Bosch, Tilburg University, The Netherlands Alexander Clark, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp, Belgium Shimon Edelman, Cornell University, USA Jeroen Geertzen, University of Cambridge, UK Jeffrey Heinz, University of Delaware, USA Colin de la Higuera, Université de Saint-Etienne, France (co-chair) Alfons Juan, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain Frantisek Mraz, Charles University, Czech Republic Khalil Sima'an, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Richard Sproat, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA Menno van Zaanen, Tilburg University, The Netherlands (co-chair) Willem Zuidema, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Organizing Committee Menno van Zaanen, Tilburg University, The Netherlands (co-chair) Colin de la Higuera, Université de Saint-Etienne, France (co-chair) Contact Menno van Zaanen Department of Communication and Information Sciences Tilburg University The Netherlands mvzaanen (at) uvt.nl Workshop website http://ilk.uvt.nl/clagi09 _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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