Program Highlights

Highlights of the Coling-ACL 2006 program include invited speakers and a panel discussion.

Invited Talks


Challenges in NLP: Some New Perspectives from the East
Thursday 20th July, 9:30-10:30, Bayside Auditorium A

  • Diversity and Universality: Are Asian languages special?
  • Some critical linguistic differences in Asia and implications for NLP.
  • Can the availability of detailed linguistic information (for example,
    morphology) help in ameliorating the scarcity of large annotated corpora?


  • Jun'ichi Tsujii, Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan and
    Professor of Text Mining, University of Manchester and Director of National Center for Text Mining (NaCTeM), UK
  • Benjamin Tsou, Chair Professor of Linguistics and Asian Languages, Director, Language Information Sciences Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong.
  • Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Professor of Computer Science and
    Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India


  • Aravind Joshi, Henry Salvatori Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

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