ACL'2000 Workshop on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval

October 7/8, 2000

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


   Workshop Program

Aims and scope

 This workshop aims at fostering the interaction between researchers in the areas of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Information Retrieval (IR), and furthermore, promoting discussions on the current and potential benefits of common approaches to related research challenges. The central topic is the application of Language Technologies to Information Retrieval, including (but not limited to):

The growing research and application possibilities provided by the increased amount of networked information have motivated new attempts to explore the relationship between NLP and IR.  For researchers in IR, a compelling challenge is to move from (monolingual) document retrieval within controlled text collections, to actually retrieving information, rather than individual documents, from multilingual, heterogeneous and dynamic webs of interlinked documents and online services. The reciprocal challenge for NLP research is to scale up, adapt and possibly reshape techniques and resources to help bridge the gap between document and information retrieval in practical applications.

Program Committee

Judith Klavans, Columbia University (Co-Chair)
Julio Gonzalo, UNED (Co-Chair)

Jamie Callan (CMU)
Bruce Croft (CIIR)
Eric Gaussieur (Xerox Research Centre Europe)
Eduard Hovy (ISI/USC)
Christian Jacquemin (LIMSI)
Noriko Kando (NII Tokio)
Bob Krovetz (NEC Princeton)
Mun-Kew Leong (Kent Ridge Digital Labs)
Carol Peters (IEI-CNR)
Mark Sanderson (Univ. of Sheffield)
Tomek Strlkowski (GE)
Evelyne Tzoukermann (Lucent Technologies)
Felisa Verdejo (UNED)
Nina Wacholder (Columbia University)

Important dates

 Deadline for submissions: July 15, 2000
 Notification of acceptance: August 7, 2000
 Camera-ready version: September 1, 2000
 Workshop: October 8, 2000

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Last revised: Dec 7, 2000. Comments to Julio Gonzalo.