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Mid-Atlantic Student Colloquium: Speech, Language & Learning

CFP deadline SEPTEMBER 6th

Friday, October 11, All Day
On Campus
The third Mid-Atlantic Student Colloquium on Speech Language and
    Learning is a one day event that will bring together faculty,
    researchers and students from universities in the Mid-Atlantic
    area doing research on speech, language or machine learning. The
    colloquium is an opportunity to present preliminary or completed
    work and to network with other students, faculty and researchers
    working in related fields.
    
    The first MASC-SLL was held in 2011 at Johns Hopkins University
    and the second in 2012 at the University of Maryland, College
    Park.  

This year the event will be held at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in Baltimore, MD from 9:30 to 5:00 on Friday, 11 October 2013. There will be no registration charge and lunch and refreshments will be provided. Students and postdocs are encouraged to submit abstracts describing ongoing, planned, or completed research projects, including previously published results and negative results. Research in any field applying computational methods to any aspect of human language, including speech and learning, from all areas of computer science, linguistics, engineering, neuroscience, information science, and related fields, is welcome. All accepted submissions will be presented as posters and some will also be invited for short oral presentations. Student-led breakout sessions will also be held to discuss papers or topics of interest and stimulate interaction and discussion. Suggest breakout session topics via easychair. There will be no registration fee. Students and postdocs are encouraged to consult with their supervisors about potential reimbursement of travel expenses. Abstracts should follow the ACL style guidelines and be no more than one page, excluding references. LaTeX and Word style files are available on the 2013 ACL CFP (http://bit.ly/cfp13acl). Submit abstracts and suggestions for breakout sessions via Easychair at http://bit.ly/ECmasc13. Abstract reviewing will not be blind; please include all names and affiliations. Relevant topics include the following. o Computational models of human language processing o Computational phonology and morphology o Discourse and pragmatics o Evaluation o Information retrieval and question answering o Knowledge Base population and machine reading o Language acquisition o Language disorders o Language generation and summarization o Language resources and annotation o Lexical semantics and ontologies o Machine learning o Machine translation and multilingual processing o NLP for the Web and social media o Semantics o Sentiment analysis and opinion mining o Speaker variability o Speech recognition and synthesis o Syntax and parsing o Text and document classification o Text mining and information extraction Important dates o Registration opens: September 1 o Submission deadline (abstracts): September 6 o Decisions announced: September 13 o Program schedule released: September 20 o Registration closes: October 4 o Colloquium: October 11 Questions and requests for more information can be sent to the 2013 MASC-SLL organizers via masc13-org@googlegroups.com.
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