Natural Language Processing
University of Melbourne
10-14 July 2006
Dept of Computer Science, Level 2, 111 Barry Street, Carlton
This event will consist of advanced tutorials on major topics of current research interest in NLP. The goals are two-fold: to encourage international students to come to Australia for the COLING/ACL by providing a second week of NLP content, and to give Australian students the benefit of extended interaction with researchers who will be attending the COLING/ACL.
The material will be organised around four themes: NLP/IR; discourse & dialogue; lexical semantics; and probabilistic parsing, and will be presented by internationally recognised experts in each area:
|Discourse & Dialogue||
The program will be organised into two parallel streams. In the mornings, participants will need to choose one of NLP/IR and Discourse & Dialogue. In the afternoons, participants will need to choose one of Lexical Semantics and Probabilistic Parsing.
|Time||Monday 10||Tuesday 11||Wednesday 12||Thursday 13||Friday 14|
Theatres: NLP/IR (Th3), D&D (2.06), Semantics (Th3), Parsing (2.06)
Social program: On Sunday at 6pm the local organisers will meet participants at the college and the hotel, and go off to Lygon St for dinner. This will be purely informal, done in small groups, and paid for by individuals. On Tuesday from 6-11pm there will be a dinner at a restaurant/bar on the university campus, paid for by our sponsors. Anyone who is registered is invited to dinner. Wednesday is a day off, and we have suggested some possible day excursions that participants might enjoy. There will be other tourist information available at the registration desk.
|26 May:||scholarship notification|
|1 June:||deadline for early registrations, discount student accommodation|
|9 July:||welcome reception, 6pm onwards|
|10-14 July:||tutorial program|
Venue: University of Melbourne, Department of Computer Science
Level 2, 111 Barry Street, Carlton.
The University of Melbourne is one of Australia's premier research universities. The event will be held in the Department of Computer Science, which has state-of-the-art lecture theatres and laboratory facilities. The department hosts a Language Technology Group, with eight staff and a dozen research students.
The City of Melbourne has been ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world, on account of the city's infrastructure, access, education levels, low crime rate, focus on the environment, culture and events, its diversity, and connectedness with the rest of the world.
Local Arrangements: Registration | Accommodation | Guided Tours
Congratulations to the people who have been awarded studentships!
Steven Bird &
Timothy Baldwin, Lawrence Cavedon, James Curran, Nicola Stokes (theme conveners).
Support: This event is funded by the Association for Computational Linguistics, and the ARC Network in Human Communication Science. It is also supported by the Australasian Language Technology Association.