20.542 events: Computing & Philosophy; Lexicom; RANLP-07

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 07:28:06 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 542.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Soraj Hongladarom <hsoraj_at_chula.ac.th> (38)
         Subject: CfP - 3rd Asia-Pacific Computing and Philosophy

   [2] From: Adam Kilgarriff <adam_at_lexmasterclass.com> (42)
         Subject: Lexicom Europe-2007 workshop: Brno, June 4-8

   [3] From: Cristina Vertan <vertan_at_informatik.uni-hamburg.de> (62)
         Subject: 1st CfP: RANLP-07 Workshop on eLEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

         Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 07:19:13 +0100
         From: Soraj Hongladarom <hsoraj_at_chula.ac.th>
         Subject: CfP - 3rd Asia-Pacific Computing and Philosophy Conference


The Third Asia-Pacific Computing and Philosophy Conference

November 2-4, 2007

Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Website: http://www.stc.arts.chula.ac.th/APCAP2007/

The Third Asia-Pacific Computing and Philosophy Conference will again
take place at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. The
conference is being held in succession to the successful Second Asia-
Pacific Conference in January 2005 (www.stc.arts.chula.ac.th/CAP/AP- CAP.html).

AP-CAP2007 is part of the series of conferences organized by the
International Association for Computing and Philosophy (www.ia-
cap.org). The conferences have been in held in various regions of the
world. As of now there are three major regions where these
conferences are held, namely in North America (NA-CAP), Europe (ECAP)
and Asia- Pacific.

As with the other CAP conferences, AP-CAP2007 will also deal with all
aspects of the "computational turn" that is occurring through the
interaction of the disciplines of philosophy and computing. And in
continuation from the second conference, papers dealing with
'cultural' aspects of computing and philosophy would be specially
emphasized, though papers in other areas will of course be welcome.
The conference is interdisciplinary: We invite papers from
philosophy, computer science, social science and related disciplines.


The conference will be held within the campus of Chulalongkorn University.


Please send an extended abstract of not more than 1,000 words to Dr.
Soraj Hongladarom. Files in .DOC, .RTF, .TXT, or .PDF formats are
acceptable. Deadline for submission: 30 September 2007. Authors will
be notified of the committee's decision before October 15th.

PhD and master students are especially encouraged to submit. Student
speakers will not have to pay a conference fee. Registration details
will be posted on the website very soon.


Dr. Soraj Hongladarom, Center for Ethics of Science and Technology,
Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Tel. +66(0)2218-4756; Fax +66(0)2218-4755
Email: hsoraj_at_chula.ac.th

         Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 07:20:16 +0100
         From: Adam Kilgarriff <adam_at_lexmasterclass.com>
         Subject: Lexicom Europe-2007 workshop: Brno, June 4-8

                         LEXICOM-EUROPE 2007

            A Workshop in Lexicography and Lexical Computing
                 Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
                           June 4th-8th 2007

Led by Sue Atkins, Adam Kilgarriff and Michael Rundell of the Lexicography
MasterClass, Lexicom is an intensive one-week workshop, with seminars on
theoretical issues alternating with practical sessions at the computer.
There will be some parallel 'lexicographic' and 'computational' sessions.
Topics to be covered include:

* corpus creation
* corpus analysis:
    o software and corpus querying
    o discovering word senses, recording contextual information
* Frame Semantics and its application to lexicography
* writing entries for dictionaries and lexicons
* dictionary databases and writing systems
* using web data

Applications are invited from people with interests and experience in any
of these areas.

Over the last seven years Lexicom workshops (in Europe and in Asia) have
attracted well over 200 participants from 32 countries, including
lexicographers, computational linguists, professors, research students,
translators, terminologists, and editors, managers and technical support
staff from dictionary publishers and information-management companies.

The venue, Brno, the beautiful and ancient capital of Moravia, is the
Czech Republic's second city.

To register for Lexicom, go to: http://nlp.fi.muni.cz/lexicom2007
Early registration is advised. The workshop has been oversubscribed
in previous years.

Further details, including draft programme and reports of past events
can be found at: http://www.lexmasterclass.com

Sue Atkins, Michael Rundell & Adam Kilgarriff
The Lexicography MasterClass

Adam Kilgarriff http://kilgarriff.co.uk
Lexicography MasterClass http://lexmasterclass.com
Lexical Computing Ltd http://sketchengine.co.uk
University of Leeds
University of Sussex +44 (0)12 73 705 773
mailto:adam_at_lexmasterclass.com +44 (0)79 71 867 845

         Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 07:21:34 +0100
         From: Cristina Vertan <vertan_at_informatik.uni-hamburg.de>
         Subject: 1st CfP: RANLP-07 Workshop on eLEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

            CALL FOR PAPERS

             Borovets, Bulgaria
             September 26, 2007


               Workshop site: http://www.lt4el.eu/nlp_knowrep200709.html

             RANLP'2007 site: http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2007/


Several initiatives have been launched in the area of Computational
Language Resources and Knowledge Representation both at the national
and international level aiming at the development of resources and
tools. Unfortunately, there are few initiatives that integrate these results
within eLearning. The situation is slightly better with respect to the results
achieved within Knowledge Representation since ontologies are being
developed which describe not only the content of the learning material but
crucially also its context and the structure. Furthermore, knowledge
representation techniques and natural language processing play an important
role in improving the adaptivity of learning environments even though they
are not fully exploited yet.

On the other hand, eLearning environments constitute valuable scenarios
to demonstrate the maturity of computational linguistic methods as well
as of natural language technologies and tools. This kind of
task-based evaluation
of resources, methods and tools is a crucial issue for the further
development of language and information technology.

The goal of this workshop is to discuss:
? the use of language and knowledge resources and tools in eLearning;
? requirements on natural language resources, standards, and applications
originating in eLearning activities and environments;
? the expected added value of natural language resources and technology
to learning environments and the learning process;
? strategies and methods for the task based evaluation of Natural Language
Processing applications.

The workshop will bring together computational linguists, language resources
developers, knowledge engineers, researchers involved in technology-enhanced
learning as well as developers of eLearning material, ePublishers and eLearning
practitioners. It will provide a forum for interaction among members of
di erent research communities, and a means for attendees to increase their
knowledge and understanding of the potential of computational resources in


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* ontology modelling in the eLearning domain;
* Natural Language Processing techniques for supplying metadata for
learning objects on a (semi)-automatic basis, e.g. for the automatic
extraction of key terms and their definitions;
* techniques for summarization of discussion threads and support of
discourse coherence in eLearning;
* improvements on (semantic, cross-lingual) search methods to in learning
* techniques of matching the semantic representation of learning objects
with the user?s knowledge in order to support personalized and adaptive
* adaptive information filtering and retrieval (content-based filtering and
retrieval, collaborative filtering)
* intelligent tutoring (curriculum sequencing, intelligent solution analysis,
problem solving support)
* intelligent collaborative learning (adaptive group formation and peer
help, adaptive collaboration)

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