PITR2012: PREDICTING AND IMPROVING TEXT READABILITY FOR TARGET READER POPULATIONS

Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: 
25 Mar 2012
Event Dates: 
7 Jun 2012
Location: 
Workshop Co-Located with NAACL HLT 2012
City: 
Montreal
Country: 
Canada

*** FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS ****

NAACL HLT 2012 Workshop

PITR2012: PREDICTING AND IMPROVING TEXT READABILITY FOR TARGET READER POPULATIONS

http://mcs.open.ac.uk/nlg/PITR2012/

*** KEYNOTE SPEAKER ***

Dr Kevyn Collins-Thompson, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA

*** IMPORTANT DATES ***

Mar 25, 2012: Paper submission deadline
Apr 24, 2012: Notification of acceptance
May 4, 2012: Camera-ready deadline
Jun 7, 2012: Workshop date

*** TOPICS OF INTEREST ***

Generation of readable language from data (data-to-text)
Text reformulation (text-to-text)
Generation of texts at different levels of difficulty
Readability measures
User evaluations of language simplification strategies
Studies on the readability of text
Simplification of lexis and syntax
Simplification of numerical quantity expressions
Simplification of logical relations
Discourse Properties (making text more transparent, etc.)
Assessing the readability of machine-generated text,
Text simplification
Accessibility of texts for specific target readers, e.g.,
adults with poor literacy,
2nd language learners,
people with language deficits (Aphasia, Deafness, Neurodegeneration, etc.),
lay readers accessing technical material,
...

*** SUBMISSION ***

Submission web site: https://www.softconf.com/naaclhlt2012/PITR2012/
Papers between 2 and 8 pages in length (excluding references)
In ACL style: http://www.acl2012.org/call/sub01.asp

*** ACCOMMODATION ***

Please note: the workshop may overlap with people arriving for the Montréal Grand Prix Formula 1 race (Jun 10).
This could make hotel space a bit tight, so if you are going to the workshop, you might want to book early. Accommodation details: http://www.naaclhlt2012.org/participants/accomodation.php

*** ORGANISERS ***

Sandra Williams, The Open University, UK.
Advaith Siddharthan, University of Aberdeen, UK.
Ani Nenkova, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

*** PROGRAMME COMMITTEE ***

Gregory Aist, Iowa State University, USA.
John Carroll, University of Sussex, UK.
Kevyn Collins-Thompson, Microsoft Research (Redmond), USA.
Siobhan Devlin, University of Sunderland, UK.
Noémie Elhadad, Columbia University, USA.
Micha Elsner, University of Edinburgh, UK.
Richard Evans, University of Wolverhampton, UK.
Lijun Feng, Columbia University, USA.
Caroline Gasperin, TouchType Ltd., UK.
Albert Gatt, University of Malta, Malta.
Pablo Gervás, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.
Iryna Gurevych, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany.
Raquel Hervás, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.
Véronique Hoste, University College Ghent, Belgium.
Matt Huenerfauth, The City University of New York (CUNY), USA.
Iustina Ilisei, University of Wolverhampton, UK.
Tapas Kanungo, Microsoft, USA.
Mirella Lapata, University of Edinburgh, UK.
Annie Louis, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, UK.
Hitoshi Nishikawa, NTT, Japan.
Mari Ostendorf, University of Washington, USA.
Ehud Reiter, University of Aberdeen, UK.
Lucia Specia, University of Wolverhampton, UK.
Irina Temnikova, University of Wolverhampton, UK.
Ielka van der Sluis, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.