Call for Part.: May 28, 29 - Workshop on Language, Cognition and Computational Models

Abbreviated Title: 
Workshop on Language, Cognition and Computational Models
Call for Participation
Submission Deadline: 
20 May 2013
Event Dates: 
28 May 2013 - 29 May 2013
Location: 
Ecole Normale Supérieure and at the Institut des Systèmes Complexes de Paris
City: 
Paris
Country: 
France
Contact: 
Thierry Poibeau
Contact: 
Aline Villavicencio
Contact Email: 
lccmodels2013 [at] gmail [dot] com

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
WORKSHOP ON LANGUAGE, COGNITION AND COMPUTATIONAL MODELS

Paris, May 28-29, 2013
https://sites.google.com/site/lccmodels/home

We are pleased to invite you to:

The Workshop on Language, Cognition and Computational Models,

which will be held in Paris at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) and at the Institut des Systèmes Complexes
de Paris, on May 28th and 29th 2013.

The goal of this event is to provide a venue for the multidisciplinary discussion of theoretical and practical research
for computational models of language and cognition. The event centers around recent advances on computational
models for language acquisition, processing and evolution.

The first day will mainly address language evolution and some of the computational models that have been proposed
to investigate possible avenues for this phenomenon. The second day will address more varied issues, ranging from
the origins of language to recent trends in machine translation. All the talks will address key questions dealing with
cognitive, formal and/or computational issues related to language evolution and/or language processing.

The event is open to students, researchers and anyone interested in related topics. Attendance is free but people who plan
to attend are kindly requested to register preferably before May 1st to help with the planning of the event. The registration
form is available at

https://sites.google.com/site/lccmodels/registration

The workshop is funded by the cluster of labs (labex) Transfers. It is organized thanks to the support of Lattice,
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris Sciences et Lettres, the Institut des Systèmes Complexes de Paris-Ile de France,
the Institute of Informatics of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil).

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PROGRAMME:

Tuesday May 28th

09:00 - 09:15 - Opening - ENS - salle Dussane
09:15 - 12:45 - Multidisciplinary Aspects of Language Evolution
• 09:15 - 10:15 - Dan Dediu (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands)
The interplay between linguistic and biological evolution
• 10:15 - 11:15 - Ted Briscoe (University of Cambridge, UK)
A model of L1/L2 Language Acquisition and its implications for language change
• 11:15 - 11:45 - Break
• 11:45 - 12:45 - Anne Reboul (L2C2-CNRS, France)
Social Evolution of public languages: between Rousseau's Eden and Hobbes' Leviathan
12:45 - 14:30 - Lunch Break

14:30 - 17:00 - Modeling Language Evolution: Two Case Studies - ISC-PIF
• 14:30 - 15:30 - Benjamin Fagard (Lattice-CNRS, France)
Case, Prepositions and In‐Betweens: Sketching a Model of Grammatical Evolution
• 15:30 - 16:30 - Remi van Trijp (Sony Computer Science Laboratory Paris, France)
Linguistic Assessment Criteria for Explaining Language Change: A Case Study on Syncretism in
German Definite Articles
• 16:30 - 17:00 - Discussions

Wednesday May 29th

09:00 - 11:00 - Cognitive and Computational Approaches to Language Processing - ENS - salle Dussane
• 09:00 - 10:00 - Robert Berwick (MIT, USA)
The Dead Tell No Tales: Known Unknowns about the Origin of Human Language
• 10:00 - 11:00 - Massimo Poesio (University of Trento, Italy and University of Essex, UK)
Using Data about Conceptual Representations in the Brain for Computational Linguistics
• 11:00 - 11:30 - Break
• 11:30 - 12:30 - Philippe Blache (LPL, CNRS, France)
Measuring difficulty as well as facilitation: a new perspective for human language processing

12:30 - 14:30 - Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:30 - From Language Variety to Machine Tanslation - ENS - salle Dussane
• 14:30 - 15:30 - Shuly Wintner (University of Haifa, Israel)
The Features of Translationese
• 15:30 - 16:30 - Martin Kay (Stanford University, USA)
Putting Linguistics back into Computational Linguistics
16:30 - 17:00 - Discussions and Closing

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ORGANIZATION

The event is organized by:
• Thierry Poibeau, Laboratoire Lattice ("Langues, Textes, Traitements informatiques et Cognition", UMR8094, CNRS, École Normale Supérieure & Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, France)
• Aline Villavicencio, Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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LOCATIONS

*Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS): Salle Dussane, 45 rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris
*Institut des Systèmes Complexes de Paris-Ile de France (ISC-PIF): 57-59 rue Lhomond F-75005, Paris

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CONTACT INFORMATION

For any inquiries regarding the workshop please send an email to lccmodels2013@gmail.com
More information on https://sites.google.com/site/lccmodels/home