[FOM] NLP for Multimedia Applications

Martin Davis martin at eipye.com
Wed Dec 24 00:42:49 EST 2003

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NLP for Multimedia Applications
16-20 August, Nancy
organised as part of the European Summer School on Logic, Language and 
ESSLLI 2004 (http://esslli2004.loria.fr/) 9-20 August, 2004 in Nancy

Workshop Organizers:
Thierry Declerck (declerck at dfki.deb)
Elisabeth André (andre at informatik.uni-augsburg.de)

Workshop Purpose:
The Workshop aims to provide a discussion platform between advanced PhD 
students and researchers, who are interested in the topics typically 
addressed at ESSLLI,
and possible multimedia applications involving research results from 
Language Processing. The submissions should not necessarily describe 
achieved work, but can
present advanced ideas on how to combine NLP and Multimedia applications.
Workshop Topics:
The workshop will explore some issues on the role natural language 
processing (NLP) can play
within the increasing number of multimedia (MM) applications that more and 
more are
influencing our everyday life. Multimodality can be addressed as well, as 
long as multimedia
aspects are considered. Main questions to be addressed will be:
- How to integrate multimedia input including natural language (spoken or 
- How to combine natural language with other media in order to generate 
high quality multimedia output;
- How to make use of NL for efficient access to MM archives, Including 
interactive retrieval;
- Multimedia segmentation, indexing, summarization, and presentation;
- Multimedia and multimodal interaction;
- How to extend multilingual NLP applications (like Question Answering etc) 
into a multi-source and multimedia setting;
- Representation (and reasoning about) of multimedia/multimodal discourse 
and context
The workshop will also investigate the type of formalisms and standards to 
be used for this
integration task. Contributions on basic research and on running or 
achieved projects dealing
with the topics are welcome.
Papers addressing one or more of the following topics are also welcome, but 
there should be
some clear possible relationships to NLP, including logical issues:
MPEG, multimedia/multimodal content, coding schemes, metadata, knowledge 
representation for
multimedia content (multimedia ontologies), semantic annotation of 
multimedia content or search,
retrieval and Web applications.
Submission details:
Authors are invited to submit full papers describing original work or 
proposals on the topics
mentioned above. Submissions should not exceed 8 pages and are not 
anonymous. The following
formats are accepted: PDF or PS. Please send your submissions 
electronically to Thierry
Declerck (declerck at dfki.de), mentioning "NLP_MM Submission" in the subject 
line of your mail. Your submission
will be reviewed by at least two reviewers of the Programme Committee or 
additional reviewers. The accepted papers
will appear in the workshop proceedings published by ESSLLI.
The format for the final version will be following the ACL style (details 
on the ACL 2002 styles can be found at
http://www.cs.ualberta.ca/~lindek/acl02/style/). So the submissions should 
ideally be conformant to this one.
Workshop Format:
The Workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI participants.
It will consist of five 90-minute sessions held over five consecutive days 
in the second
Week of ESSLLI. There will 2 or 3 slots for paper presentation and 
discussion per session.
On the first day the organisers will give an introduction to the workshop 
Programm Committee:
Noelle Carbonell, LORIA, CNRS & INRIA (Nancy & Paris, France)
Jean-Michel Borde, Digital Visuel (Paris, France)
Yiannis Kompatsiaris, CERTH/ITI (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Laurent Romary, Loria (Nancy, France)
Elisabeth André, University of Augsburg (Augsburg, Germany)
Thierry Declerck, University of Saarland & DFKI GmbH (Saarbrücken, Germany)
Horacio Saggion, University of Sheffield (Sheffield, England)
Jan Kuper, University of Twente (Twente, The Netherlands)
Marcel Worring, ISIS at University of Amsterdam, (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Ebroul Izquierdo, Queen Mary College (London, England)
Joachim Koehler, Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication (Bonn, Germany)
Local Arrangements:
All workshop participants are required to register for ESSLLI. The
registration fee for authors presenting a paper will be the same as
the early student/workshop speaker registration fee.
Important Dates:
Submissions: March 5, 2004
Notification: April 19, 2004
ESSLLI early registration: May 1, 2004
Preliminary programme: April 23, 2004
Final programme: June 25, 2004
Workshop: August 16-20, 2004
Further Information:
About ESSLLI: ESSLLI 2004 in Nancy
About the Workshop: http://www.dfki.de/~declerck/esslli04.htm

                           Martin Davis
                    Visiting Scholar UC Berkeley
                      Professor Emeritus, NYU
                          martin at eipye.com
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