Posts Tagged ‘cfp’

NACLO 2009

Posted: 15 October 2008 in Uncategorized
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The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad has been announced for 2009.  It’s a great outreach program to high school students to increase interest in general and computational linguistics.  I’ve talked about it before here.  I have reproduced the announcement below the jump. (more…)

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The second workshop on large scale recommender systems will be at SIGKDD in Las Vegas this year.  One of the main topics is the Netflix competition and Jim Bennett of Netflix is one of the co-chairs, so there should be some interesting stuff in that area.  Plus all the other cool stuff going on with recommender systems (yes, there is other work being done on them!).  Another of the co-chairs is Daniel Lemire, whose blog never disappoints.

The paper deadline for the workshop is May 30th.

NESCAI 2008

Posted: 16 February 2008 in Uncategorized
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This conference looks like it might be fun if you’re a student working on some area of AI/machine learning and going to a university in the Northeastern US. NESCAI is the North East Student Colloquium on Artificial Intelligence and will be held at Cornell May 2-4, 2008. The deadline for papers is March 7, 2008, so the date is fast approaching. The full CFP is below the fold.

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FSMNLP 2008 (Finite State Methods and Natural Language Processing) has issued their first Call for Papers (CFP). The deadline is May 11, 2008 and the conference will take place on September 11-12, 2008. Not the best time to be travelling perhaps, but this year it will be in Ispra, Lago Maggiore, Italy! That’s in the far north of Italy, right next to the Swiss border. From the pictures I’m finding on Google, it’s a gorgeous resort area.

Lago Maggiore - site of FSMNLP 2008

The sorts of things they are interested in include:

  • NLP applications and linguistic aspects of finite state methods
  • Finite state models of language
  • Practices for building lexical transducers for the world’s languages
  • Specification and implementation of sets, relations, and multiplicities in NLP using finite state devices
  • Machine learning of finite state models of natural language
  • Finite state manipulation software

The special theme this year will be on high performance finite state systems in large scale NLP applications.

I am going to try really hard to get something together for it this year. I had a project last year that was potentially worth submitting, but I wasn’t able to get it done in time. Unfortunately, it has languished since then as other, more pressing matters have superceded it. Going to Northern Italy ought to be motivation enough, though, don’t you think?

The entire CFP is below the jump and is also available on their website:

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The Call for Papers (CFP) is out for the Student Workshop at next year’s ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics) conference.  I’ve been playing around with a couple of side ideas, it would be nice to have something to submit to this.  We’ll see.  Full CFP is below the jump.

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ACL 2008 Call for Papers

Posted: 17 October 2007 in Uncategorized
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Well, the Call for Papers is out for ACL 2008 (Association for Computatonal Linguistics), which will be held in the city of my birth. Columbus, Ohio is such a short drive, it’d be a shame if I didn’t attend, even if I’m probably not submitting anything. The trick is getting someone else to pay for it!

Conference dates: 15-20 June 2008

Deadline for full papers: 10 January 2008
Deadline for short papers: 14 March 2008

The full Call for Papers is below the jump.

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CFP Wiki

Posted: 2 September 2007 in Uncategorized
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Just the other day I was discussing upcoming conferences with my friend Eric.  We were lamenting the choice of location for the 2008 ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics) conference in Columbus, OH — my hometown.  At least I can stay with family (assuming I even go).  The conference I really want to go to (and actually have a chance of going to) is ICML (International Conference on Machine Learning) in Helsinki, Finland.  Eric said he’d rather to go to Spain, which sparked a very brief and unsuccessful search for conferences dealing with computational linguistics in Spain.

Today I came across a post on the comp.ai.nat-lang newsgroup pointing to a new wiki for calls for papers.  How timely!  And very nice.  A brief search on WikiCFP revealed that Eric’s best chances are for the EURALEX conference in Barcelona, which deals with dictionaries (including software approaches).  Not that he’s doing any work with dictionaries.   I may be, though, with my new project.  I’d much rather go to Helsinki, though, and ICML would do my career a lot of good.