14.0584 workshop, student session

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 584.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
       [1]   From:    "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>           (53)
             Subject: Workshop on Modular Programming for NLP at Eurolan '01
       [2]   From:    "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>           (26)
             Subject: ESSLLI 01 Student Session
             Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 07:34:45 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: Workshop on Modular Programming for NLP at Eurolan '01
       >> From: Constantin Orasan <in6093@wlv.ac.uk>
                                      CALL FOR PAPERS
    Workshop on "Modular Programming applied to Natural Language Processing"
                  Held as part of EUROLAN'01 Summer School
                              July 30 - August 11
                                  Iasi, Romania
    The call for papers and comprehensive information can be found on line
    at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/sles/compling/news/workshop.html
    The effectiveness of modular programming in designing software has long
    been acknowledged by the computer science community. However, the
    computational linguistics community preferred to develop components in
    isolation, without integrating existing modules into proposed systems.
    There are several reasons for this. Firstly, integration of different
    modules is not a trivial task, requiring a lot of time. Usually the
    major problem is the loss of information caused when the output of one
    module has to be converted to the input of another. Most research
    projects do not have the time or resources to concentrate on a real
    modular architecture, using trade offs (such as manually created inputs)
    instead. Secondly, most of the work in the research community is
    directed towards proposing and demonstrating new hypotheses, and not
    building robust and fully automatic applications. In many cases
    preprocessing steps, which produce the input data for the tested method,
    are considered trivial and accurate, and as a result replaced with hand
    produced data. Therefore, when a researcher needs a certain module for a
    method, s/he prefers to produce the output of that program manually,
    either because
    s/he is not aware of an existing implementation which performs the
    required task, or because the work involved in setting it up is greater
    than that involved in manually producing the output (usually because the
    implementation was developed and tested on a different platform).
    However, this situation has started to change rapidly. More and more
    researchers have appreciated the complexity of NLP tasks and the need to
    use modular programming. A quick look at the systems presented at the
    latest MUC indicated that they are complex systems which reuse previous
    research. Systems
    like GATE have been designed in order to help with the integration of
    different modules in a system. In addition, the research community is
    increasingly requiring the development of fully automatic applications.
    This workshop will provide a forum for discussion between researchers
    involved in the development of automatic NLP systems and leading names
    in the field. We would like to invite all researchers to submit their
    original and unpublished work to the workshop. Topics of interest
    include but are not limited to:
    - modular architectures for NLP
    - black/glass box evaluation measures
    - research on the influence of substitution and alternate combinations
    of modules on overall system performance
    - reusability
    - integration of resources (including conversion formats between
    - platforms for developing modular applications
    - repositories
    Demos of the presented systems are encouraged.
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             Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 07:35:25 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: ESSLLI 01 Student Session
       >> From: Kristina Striegnitz <kris@coli.uni-sb.de>
                        ESSLLI 2001 STUDENT SESSION
                           SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
                    August 13-24 2001, Helsinki, Finland
                         Deadline: February 18, 2001
    We are pleased to announce the Student Session of the 13th European
    Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2001)
    organized by the University of Helsinki under the auspices of the
    European Association for Logic, Language and Information
    (FoLLI). ESSLLI 2001 will be held at the University of Helsinki in
    August 2001. We invite submission of papers for presentation at the
    ESSLLI 2001 Student Session and for appearance in the proceedings.
    This sixth ESSLLI Student Session will provide, like the other
    editions, an opportunity for ESSLLI participants who are students to
    present their own work in progress and get feedback from senior
    researchers and fellow-students.  The ESSLLI Student Session
    encourages submissions from students at any level, from undergraduates
    (before completion of the Master Thesis) as well as postgraduates
    (before completion of the PhD degree). Papers co-authored by
    non-students will not be accepted.  Papers may be accepted for full
    presentation (30 minutes including 10 minutes of discussion) or for a
    poster presentation.  The accepted papers will be published in the
    ESSLLI 2001 Student Session proceedings, which will be made available
    during the summer school.
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