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Calls: Computational Linguistics/USA

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        1.     Katja Filippova , Workshop on Monolingual Text-to-Text Generation

Message 1: Workshop on Monolingual Text-to-Text Generation
Date: 04-Jan-2011
From: Katja Filippova <katjafgoogle.com>
Subject: Workshop on Monolingual Text-to-Text Generation
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Full Title: Workshop on Monolingual Text-to-Text Generation
Short Title: T2T

Date: 24-Jun-2011 - 24-Jun-2011
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Contact Person: Katja Filippova Stephen Wan
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: https://sites.google.com/site/texttotext2011

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2011

Meeting Description:

1st Workshop on Monolingual Text-to-Text Generation, colocated with ACL'11.

The ability to perform monolingual text-to-text generation is an important
step in solving many natural language processing problems. For example,
when generating novel text at the sentence-level, abstractive summarization
systems may need to compress sentences or fuse multiple sentences together;
the evaluation of translation systems may require additional paraphrases to
use as reference gold standards; and answers to questions may need to be
generated automatically from extracted sentences. The community of
researchers examining monolingual text-to-text generation has grown
steadily in recent years, introducing the need for a focused venue to
communicate results in this area. As tools and approaches are developed, it
is important that our community shares its experiences and its resources.

Workshop Organizers

Katja Filippova, Google, Switzerland (katjafgoogle.com)
Stephen Wan, CSIRO, Australia (stephen.wancsiro.au)

Call for Papers

This workshop will solicit work describing the use of data-oriented
text-to-text generation methods, where the generation process begins with
some source text as input. As such, it complements existing events such as
GenChal'11 at ENLG 2011, which will have a focus on data-to-text surface
realisation methods.

This year, the workshop will focus on work describing the generation of
novel sentences, with preference given to submissions that describe how the
proposed text-to-text generation model has an impact on content selection
and/or issues of grammaticality at the sentence level. Submissions can
describe work-in-progress, resources, position papers as well as
traditional unpublished work.

Suggested topics for this workshop include (but are not limited to):

* Sentence fusion
* Sentence compression
* Sentence-level paraphrase generation
* Answer generation for questions
* Sentence simplification
* Evaluating novel sentence generation
* Semantics and world knowledge for sentence generation
* Content planning issues in text-to-text generation
* Incorporating user preferences for text-to-text generation
* Discourse-level constraints for novel sentence generation
* Descriptions of new monolingual text-to-text generation problems
* Applications of monolingual text-to-text generation

A list of relevant resources can be found here:

Submission Information

Please follow the 2011 ACL-HLT submission guidelines:

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: April 01, 2011
Notification of Acceptance: April 25, 2011
Camera-ready papers Due: May 06, 2011
Workshop: June 24, 2011

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