The past years have seen a variety of promising NLP projects but in the vast majority of real-world applications, fully automatic NLP is still far from delivering reliable results. As a result, computer-aided methods have emerged as a practical alternative. In the computer-aided scenario, processing is not done entirely by computers, human intervention improves, post-edits or validates the output of the computer program.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working on CALP projects and to provide a forum for fruitful discussion on related issues and further developments in the field. Topics of interests include areas where computers can be used to help but not to fully automate the process such as (but not limited to) machine translation, production of summaries, generation of documents, extraction of terminology, creation of indexes, ontology creation and annotation of texts using semi-automatic methods.
The workshop also encourages discussions and submissions focusing on evaluation issues addressing the efficiency of the CALP methods. Of particular interest will be studies which compare the saving of time and cost of CALP methods as opposed to manual methods.
Prospective authors are invited to submit proposals in the following areas of interest, related to computer-aided language processing:
- computer-aided language processing for NLP tasks including but not limited to computer-aided summarisation, indexing, translation, generation, etc.
- semi-automatic annotation methods: post-processing vs. interactive annotation
- semi-automatic ontology development
- interactive machine learning methods such as active learning
- evaluation issues addressing the efficiency of CALP methods
- translation memories and other translation aides
- interactive machine translation
- pre/post-editing of machine translation
- intelligent tools for language learning such as dictionaries and concordancers
- computer-aided assessment tools
- authorship attribution and plagiarism detection
Prof. Ruslan Mitkov will give an invited lecture related to the topic of the workshop.
Authors are invited to submit two types of papers: full papers which describe original and unpublished work in the topic area of this workshop, and short papers which describe full working systems, and which, if accepted, will be presented at a special session accompanied by live demo. Papers should be submitted as a PDF file, formatted according to the RANLP 2007 stylefiles and not should not exceed 8 pages for full papers and 4 pages for short papers. The RANLP 2007 stylefiles are available at: http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2007/submissions.htm.
As reviewing will be blind, the papers should not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the authors' identities should be avoided. Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.
Submission procedureSubmission of papers will be handled using the START system. Specific submission guidelines will be posted on the workshop site shortly.
ReviewingEach submission will be reviewed at least by two members of the Program Committee. Reviewers will be asked to provide detailed comments, and to score submitted papers on the following factors:
- Relevance to the workshop
- Significance and originality
- Technical/methodological accuracy
- References to related work
- Presentation (clarity, organisation, English)
Accepted papers policy
Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings. By submitting a paper at the workshop the authors agree that, in case the paper is accepted for publication, at least one of the authors will attend the workshop; all workshop participants are expected to pay the RANLP-2007 workshop registration fee.
Paper submission deadline: June 15, 2007
Paper acceptance notification: July 20, 2007
Camera-ready papers due: August 31, 2007
Workshop date: September 30, 2007
Constantin Orasan, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Sandra Kuebler, Indiana University, USA