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ALTA 2011 : 9th Australasian Langage Technology Workshop


When Dec 1, 2011 - Dec 2, 2011
Where Canberra, Australia
Submission Deadline Sep 19, 2011
Notification Due Oct 10, 2011
Final Version Due Oct 31, 2011
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers

9th Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTA 2011)


(ALTA 2011)
Call for Papers

1st and 2nd December 2011, Canberra, Australia


This year, the Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTA) will be held
at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra on Thursday 1st and
Friday 2nd of December 2011. This event will be the ninth annual installment
of the ALTA Workshop in its most-recent incarnation, and the continuation of
an annual workshop series that has existed under various guises since the
early 90s.

The goals of the ALTA workshop are:

* to bring together the growing Language Technology (LT) community in
Australia and New Zealand and encourage interactions;
* to encourage interactions and collaboration within this community and with
the wider international LT community;
* to foster interaction between academic and industrial researchers, to
encourage dissemination of research results;
* to provide a forum for students and young researchers to present their
* to facilitate the discussion of new and ongoing research and projects;
* to provide an opportunity for the broader artificial intelligence
community to become aware of local LT research; and, finally,
* to increase visibility of LT research in Australia, New Zealand and


We invite the submission of papers on original and unpublished research on
all aspects of natural language processing, including, but not limited to:

* phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse;
* speech understanding and generation;
* interpreting spoken and written language;
* natural language generation;
* linguistic, mathematical, and psychological models of language;
* nlp-based information extraction and retrieval;
* corpus-based and statistical language modelling;
* machine translation and translation aids;
* question answering and information extraction;
* natural language interfaces and dialogue systems;
* natural language and multimodal systems;
* message and narrative understanding systems;
* evaluations of language systems;
* embodied conversational agents;
* computational lexicography;
* summarisation.

We welcome submissions on any topic that is of interest to the LT community,
and particularly encourage submissions that broaden the scope of our
community through the consideration of practical LT applications and through
multi-disciplinary research. We also specifically encourage submissions from


All submissions should follow the ACL style guidelines and must be in PDF

Full paper submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings
without exceeding eight (8) pages of content plus one extra page for
references. Accepted full papers will be presented orally at the workshop.

Short paper submissions should also follow the two-column format of ACL
proceedings without exceeding four (4) pages of content plus one extra page
for references. Accepted short papers will be presented as posters at the

Note that full paper submissions can be accepted as short papers as
determined by the program committee. Full papers will be distinguished from
short papers in the proceedings.

Reviewing of papers will be double-blind. Therefore, the paper must not
include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references
that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991)
...", must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith (1991)
previously showed ...".

We strongly recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word
Style files tailored for this year's conference. The style files and example
documents are available from the workshop website. We reserve the right to
reject submissions that do not conform to these styles including font and
page size restrictions.

If we cannot print your PDF file by the submission date it will be rejected
without being reviewed. Therefore you are encouraged to send an early version
with the typographical complexity of your final intended version so that we
can check it is printable. Detailed directions for submission will be made
available at the workshop website. Contact the organisers for any questions
regarding this process.


The full proceedings volume will have an ISSN and will be published online on
the ACL anthology website as well as the website of the Australasian Language
Technology Association (ALTA).


* Submissions deadline: Monday 19th September 2011
* Accept/reject: Monday 10th October 2011
* Final camera-ready copy: Monday 31st October 2011
* ALTA Workshop: Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd December 2011


* David Martinez (NICTA Victoria Research Lab and University of Melbourne)
* Diego Molla (Macquarie University)


* Timothy Baldwin (University of Melbourne)
* Steven Bird (University of Melbourne)
* Francis Bond (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
* Wray Buntine (NICTA Canberra Research Lab and ANU)
* Eric Choi (NICTA)
* Jean-Yves Delort (Google, Zurich)
* Mark Dras (Macquarie University)
* Rebecca Dridan (University of Melbourne)
* Dominique Estival (University of Sydney)
* Tanja Gaustad (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
* Ben Hachey (Macquarie University and CMCRC)
* Nitin Indurkya (University of New South Wales and eBay Research Labs)
* Alistair Knott (University of Otago, New Zealand)
* Kazunori Komatani (Nagoya University, Japan)
* Andrew Lampert (CSIRO)
* Meladel Mistica (ANU)
* Scott Nowson (Appen Butler Hill)
* Cecile Paris (CSIRO)
* Son Bao Pham (Vietnam National University, Vietnam)
* Luiz Augusto Pizzato (University of Sydney)
* David Powers (Flinders University)
* Adam Saulwick (DSTO)
* Andrea Schalley (Griffith University)
* Rolf Schwitter (Macquarie University)
* Hanna Suominen (NICTA Canberra Research Lab and ANU)
* Menno Van Zaanen (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
* Jette Viethen (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
* Wayne Wobcke (University of New South Wales)
* Simon Zwarts (Google, Sydney)


* Hanna Suominen (NICTA Canberra Research Lab and ANU)
* Wray Buntine (NICTA Canberra Research Lab and ANU)


The Australasian Language Technology Workshop is being organised by ALTA, the
Australasian Language Technology Association. For any comments or questions
about the workshop please contact the workshop organisers

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