ACL/HCSNet Advanced Program in Natural Language Processing

July 10th - 14th 2006 at The University of Melbourne

This event will consist of advanced tutorials on major topics of current research interest in NLP. The material will be organised around four themes: NLP/IR; probabilistic parsing; lexical semantics; and discourse & dialogue. Presenters for each theme are currently being finalised.

The goals are two-fold: to encourage international students to come to Australia for the COLING/ACL by providing a second week of NLP content, and to give Australian students the benefit of extended interaction with researchers who will be attending the COLING/ACL. Places are strictly limited.

The University of Melbourne is one of Australia's premier research universities. The event will be held in the Department of Computer Science, which has state-of-the-art lecture theatres and laboratory facilities. The City of Melbourne has been ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world, on account of the city's infrastructure, access, education levels, low crime rate, focus on the environment, culture and events, its diversity and connectedness with the rest of the world.

This event is funded by the Association for Computational Linguistics, and the ARC Network in Human Communication Science. It is also supported by the Australasian Language Technology Association (ALTA).

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Program Committee

Steven Bird, Nicola Stokes, James Curran (co-chairs);
Timothy Baldwin, Lawrence Cavedon, James Curran, Nicola Stokes (theme conveners).

NB. This event is loosely modelled on the popular northern hemisphere summer schools, so we have used the "summer school" designation on the menu bar, even though the event will be held in winter! Melbourne winters are mild, with daily temperatures in the 10-15C (50-60F) range.