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Category:   E-CFP
Email:   icon2007_(on)_iiit.ac.in
Date received:   22 Apr 2006
Deadline:   22 Jul 2006
Start date:   04 Jan 2007

Respected sir, Prof Rajeev Sangal, Director, IIIT Hyderabad has requested you to announce the below announcement of ICON-2007 conference to your electronic mailing list for wide publicity. Please announce to ICCPOL list. Kindly do the needful. Thanking you, Rambabu PA to Prof Rajeev Sangal IIIT Hyderabad - 500 032 Encl: ICON-2007: Call for Papers -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ICON-2007: 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING IIIT Hyderabad, India 4 - 6 January 2007 Organized by NLP Association, India Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, India International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS The fifth International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON) will be held in IIIT, Hyderabad, India during 4 - 6 January, 2007. The conference series is intended to act as a forum for promoting interaction among researchers in the field of Natural Language Processing in India and abroad. ICON-2007 will be held just before Twentieth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-2007). IJCAI-2007 will be held in Hyderabad, India from 6 - 12 January, 2007. Participants who attend ICON-2007 Conference are likely to be given a special rate for attending IJCAI-2007. Please visit www.ijcai-07.org 1. TOPICS Papers are invited on substantial, original and unpublished research on all aspects of Natural Language Processing, with a particular focus on languages, issues, and applications relevant to India. The areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Morphology POS tagging Phonology Parsing Syntax Word Sense Disambiguation Semantics Machine Translation Discourse Information Retrieval Pragmatics Text Summarization Statistical methods Question Answering Knowledge-based methods Dialog Systems Annotated Corpora Performance Evaluation Lexical Resources Speech corpora Ontology Speech Recognition Speech Synthesis 2. FORMAT OF SUBMISSION Papers in English, not exceeding 10 pages, should be submitted at www.iiit.ac.in/icon2007. One can also submit hard copy (four copies) under special circumstances. Papers should include an abstract of about 100-200 words. Papers outside the specified length are subject to rejection without review. Please see the style file at www.acl2006.mq.edu.au/program/style BLIND REVIEW: Kindly ensure that authors' names and affiliations are given only on a separate cover sheet. Papers in electronic form can be in plain text, Postscript, PDF, Latex or Microsoft Word (RTF only). If your paper contains text of languages other than English, please attach relevant font files alongwith your submission. 3. CALL FOR TUTORIALS Proposals are invited for pre-conference tutorials. Tutorials can be of half-day or full-day duration. The proposal should be presented in the form of a 200-word abstract, one page topical outline of the content, description of the proposers and their qualifications relating to the tutorial content. Send tutorial proposals to the ICON-2007 Secretariat. For further information, please refer to the Conference URL or contact the ICON-2007 Secretariat. 4. NLP TOOLS CONTEST: POS TAGGING & CHUNKING Machine learning techniques are widely used today for a variety of tasks. In this contest, ML techniques will be applied to Part-of-Speech (POS) tagging and chunking of Indian languages. These are usually essential tasks for any NLP application. This shared task aims to collectively explore various machine learning techniques (example, Hidden Markov Models) to solve the problem of POS tagging and chunking for Indian languages. Competition: In the competition, training data will be provided to the contestants. It will consist of annotated text. The contestants will have to train their systems on the data. Test data will be made available to them to improve and refine their system. The final contest will be held in January, 2007 with new test data. A workshop will be held to allow the shortlisted contestants to present their techniques and results. The contestants may also tag data with the given tag set and submit to the contest. Those who do not submit may still participate. They will, however, be provided with reduced size of training data. Resources: * Tools which implement various machine learning techniques are available. * Data submitted by all participants would be available to all the participants who submit data. 5. STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION IN LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGIES ICON-2007 announces STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION in two tracks: Track I NLP (All areas) Track II Speech Synthesis Speech Recognition Handwriting Recognition Papers may be submitted under the link on the web page. Prizes will be awarded in each track for up to two papers based on original work carried out. The prizes are: FIRST PRIZE: Rs.10000/- SECOND PRIZE: Rs.7500/- The short-listed papers in each track will be invited for presentation in a special session in ICON-2007 conference. Registration, domestic travel and subsistence expenses will be provided by the conference organizers for one author of each paper. Upto two winners will be offered summer fellowships at major NLP Centres in India. For any clarifications, contact Student Paper Competition Chair on icon07student_(on)_iiit.ac.in. 6. IMPORTANT DATES Paper registration deadline Jul 22, 2006 Paper submission deadline Jul 30, 2006 Paper acceptance notification Sep 20, 2006 Camera ready copy due Oct 15, 2006 Tutorial proposals due Jul 30, 2006 Tutorials acceptance notification Aug 15, 2006 Lecture Materials for tutorial Nov 25, 2006 NLP Tools Contest registration deadline Aug 05, 2006 Student Paper Competition submission deadline Aug 15, 2006 7. COMMITTEES ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIR Aravind K Joshi, University of Pennsylvania, USA CONFERENCE GENERAL CHAIR Rajeev Sangal, IIIT, Hyderabad, India PROGRAMME COMMITTEE CHAIR Inderjeet Mani, MITRE Corporation, USA TOOLS CONTEST CHAIR Dipti Misra Sharma, IIIT, Hyderabad, India STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION CHAIR S.M.Bendre, University of Hyderabad, India ORGANIZING CHAIR R K Bagga, IIIT, Hyderabad, India 8. CONTACT INFORMATION ICON-2007 Secretariat Language Technologies Research Centre International Institute of Information Technology Gachibowli, Hyderabad - 500 032, India Ph: +91-40-2300 1412; Fax: +91-40-2300 1413 e-mail: icon2007_(on)_iiit.ac.in www.iiit.ac.in/icon2007 _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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