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Estonia: NODALIDA 2007 Newsletter No. 1



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             NODALIDA 2007 NEWSLETTER NO. 1

                   (January 31, 2007)

 

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Important Dates

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Student paper submission deadline:       February 9, 2007

Poster submission deadline:                   February 9, 2007

 

Workshops:          May 24, 2007

Main conference:    May 25-26, 2007

 

 

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Table of Contents

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1. NODALIDA 2007 in Tartu, Estonia

2. Committees

3. Call for Papers (student papers and posters)

4. Workshops

5. Invited Speakers

6. Language Tutorial: Estonian

7. Newsletter No. 2

 

 

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1. NODALIDA 2007 in Tartu, Estonia

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NODALIDA 2007, the 16th Nordic Conference of

Computational Linguistics, will take place 24-26 May 2007

in Tartu, Estonia.

 

Tartu is a little wooden town in the southern part of

Estonia. The oldest in Estonia (established 1030), second

by the number of inhabitants (100 000) and widely known

by the University of Tartu (established 1632).

 

The conference will be held in the heart of the city at

the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science and the

University Library.

 

Tartu is accessible from Tallinn by coach. The coaches

run very frequently (1-2 departures per hour) and the

ride takes 2.5 hrs.

 

There are direct flights to Tallinn from Amsterdam,

Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin,

Dubrovnik, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Helsinki, Kiev, London,

Milan, Moscow, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Riga, Sharm El

Sheikh, Simferopol, Stockholm, Vilnius and Warsaw.

 

Find out more on http://math.ut.ee/nodalida2007/

 

 

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2. Committees

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE

 

Joakim Nivre (chair), Växjö University and Uppsala University

Helena Ahonen-Myka, University of Helsinki

Daniel Hardt, Copenhagen Business School

Kristiina Jokinen, University of Helsinki

Pierre Nugues, Lund University

Stephan Oepen, University of Oslo, NTNU Trondheim and Stanford University

Patrizia Paggio, University of Copenhagen

Torbjørn Svendsen, NTNU Trondheim

 

LOCAL ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE

 

Mare Koit (co-chair), University of Tartu

Tiit Roosmaa (co-chair), University of Tartu

Urve Talvik, University of Tartu

Heli Uibo, University of Tartu

Kadri Vider, University of Tartu

 

 

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3. Call for Papers

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***** The deadline for submission of regular papers *****

***** papers has expired. The deadline for student  *****

***** papers and posters is February 9, 2007.       *****

 

The Program Committee of the 16th Nordic Conference of

Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2007), to be held in

Tartu, Estonia, May 25-26, 2007, invites papers on

substantial, original, and unpublished research on all

aspects of language technology, including, but not

limited to:

 

phonetics, phonology, and morphology;

speech recognition and speech synthesis;

word segmentation, tagging, and chunking;

syntax, semantics, and grammars;

pragmatics, discourse, and dialogue;

the lexicon and ontologies;

parsing and grammatical formalisms;

generation, text planning, and summarization;

language modeling, spoken language recognition, and understanding;

linguistic, psychological, and mathematical models of language;

information retrieval, text categorization, question answering, and information extraction;

paraphrasing and textual entailment;

machine learning for natural language;

multilingual processing, machine translation, and translation aids;

multimodal and natural language interfaces and dialogue systems;

language-oriented applications, tools, and resources;

evaluation methodology.

 

More information at http://math.ut.ee/nodalida2007/.

 

 

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4. Workshops

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The following workshops will be held in conjunction with

NODALIDA 2007, May 24, 2007:

 

- The 2nd International Workshop on Typed Feature Structure Grammars

  http://cst.dk/anders/tfsg/tfsg07.html

 

- Building Frame Semantics Resources for Scandinavian and Baltic Languages

  http://nlp.cs.lth.se/frame2007/

 

- Workshop on Semantic Content Acquisition and Representation

  http://www.sics.se/~mange/scar2007/

 

- New Developments in Constraint Grammar

  http://giellatekno.uit.no/cg/ee07/

 

More information about the workshops is available at

their respective websites.

 

 

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5. Invited Speakers

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Keynote speakers at NODALIDA 2007 are

 

- Diana F. McCarthy (May 25)

- Walter Daelemans (May 26)

 

 

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6. Language Tutorial: Estonian

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In the hope of establishing a new tradition (suggested by

Koenraad de Smedt), NODALIDA 2007 will feature a tutorial

on Estonian in the afternoon of May 24, immediately

preceding the welcome reception. The tutorial will be

free of charge for everyone who has registered for

NODALIDA 2007.

 

 

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7. Newsletter No. 2

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NODALIDA 2007 Newsletter No. 2 will be published in late

March, giving among other things more information on

registration and accomodation.

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