NLP conference

The De La Salle University - College of Computer Studies (DLSU-CCS) cordially invites you to The 2nd National Natural Language Processing (NLP) Research Symposium on May 18 to 19, 2004. This 2-day forum highlights recent NLP researches at DLSU-CCS, including areas on natural language understanding, natural language generation, dialog systems, machine translation, and knowledge acquisition.

The invited speaker is Professor Robert Dale, the Director of the undergraduate program in Language Technology and the Director of the Centre for Language Technology of Macquarie University, Australia. He is also Director of Language Technology Pty Ltd, a consultancy that provides services in speech and language processing.

Professor Dale is author or editor of five books and has published at least 60 papers in various aspects of natural language processing. His current research interests include low-cost approaches to intelligent text processing tasks, practical natural language generation, the engineering of habitable spoken language dialog systems, and computational, philosophical and linguistic issues in reference and anaphora. He is editor of Computational Linguistics, the field's most prestigious journal, and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Natural Language Engineering, the Japanese Journal of Natural Language Processing, and Machine Translation. He has been Program Chair for conferences of both the Association for Computational Linguistics and the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, the two premier events in the field.

Professor Dale will be giving lectures on the challenges and future prospects in NLP, content planning in natural language generation, building spoken language dialog system, and managing unstructured text via information extraction.

For more information, please see the attached brochure or refer to: http://www.ccs.dlsu.edu.ph/public/courses/INTRNLP/symposium/index.html