EMNLP-CoNLL 2007 Call for Papers

EMNLP-CoNLL 2007
Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning

June 28-30, 2007
Prague, Czech Republic
http://cs.jhu.edu/EMNLP-CoNLL-2007

The annual EMNLP and CoNLL conferences will be holding an unprecedented 3-day joint meeting this year. The joint conference will be co-located with ACL 2007 in Prague. We hereby invite submissions.

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What is computational linguistics?

Computational linguistics is the scientific study of language from a computational perspective. Computational linguists are interested in providing computational models of various kinds of linguistic phenomena. These models may be "knowledge-based" ("hand-crafted") or "data-driven" ("statistical" or "empirical"). Work in computational linguistics is in some cases motivated from a scientific perspective in that one is trying to provide a computational explanation for a particular linguistic or psycholinguistic phenomenon; and in other cases the motivation may be more purely technological in that one wants to provide a working component of a speech or natural language system. Indeed, the work of computational linguists is incorporated into many working systems today, including speech recognition systems, text-to-speech synthesizers, automated voice response systems, web search engines, text editors, language instruction materials, to name just a few.

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