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[w3c] Call for Participation: Workshop on Conversational Applications

From: Kazuyuki Ashimura <ashimura@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 18:26:31 +0900
Message-ID: <4BAB2C47.4020803@w3.org>
To: w3c-keio-info@w3.org
W3C日本会員および関係者の皆様,

W3C/慶應の芦村です.

いつも大変お世話になっております.

W3C Voice Browser Working Group および Multimodal Interaction Working
Group では,来る6月18-19日,米国ニュージャージー州サマーセットにて,
"Workshop on Conversational Applications" を開催いたしますので,振るっ
てご参加ください.本ワークショップの目的は,各国言語による対話的アプリ
ケーションを構築するために必要とされる,既存の言語モデルや辞書フォーマッ
トを越えた新しい言語モデルについて検討することです.

本ワークショップには,W3C会員の皆様のみならず,非会員も含めた一般の皆様
にご参加いただけますので,是非この機会にご参加登録ください.なお,ご参
加にあたっては,2-3ページ程度の "Position Paper" (見解書) のご提出が必
要となります.

ワークショップの詳細につきましては,末尾に添付のメールおよび,以下のご
参加募集ページをご覧いただけますと幸いです.

[ご参加募集ページ]
  http://www.w3.org/2010/02/convapps/cfp.html

[スケジュール]
* ワークショップ開催日: 2010年6月18日-19日
* 見解書ご提出締切: 2010年4月16日 (締切りが延びました)
  <team-convapps-ws-submit@w3.org> までお送りください.
* 議題公開: 2010年5月1日
* 登録締切: 2010年6月4日

ご不明な点等ございましたら,どうぞお気兼ねなくお問い合わせください.皆
様のご参加をお待ち申し上げております.

以上
よろしくお願いいたします.

Kazuyuki

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W3C is holding the Workshop on Conversational Applications.  The
Workshop will be held in Somerset, NJ, US, hosted by Openstream.

The Call for Participation is available at:
  http://www.w3.org/2010/02/convapps/cfp.html

Important dates and deadlines for this Workshop are:
* Workshop dates: 18 and 19 June 2010
* Position papers due: 16 April 2010 (paper due extended!)
* Final agenda: 1 May 2010
* Registration closes: 4 June 2010

To participate in the Workshop, please submit a position paper
(either as an individual or organization) to
<team-convapps-ws-submit@w3.org> by 11:59 EDT on 16 April 2010.

Registration details and information about expected audience are in
the Call for Participation.

Please note:
* To ensure maximum diversity, the number of participants per
  organization will be limited.
* W3C membership is not required to participate in this workshop.
* Workshop sessions and documents will be in English.
* Attendees are required to submit a position paper.

The Workshop will be organized by the workshop organizing committee
including James A. Larson, Deborah Dahl, Daniel C. Burnett and
Kazuyuki Ashimura.

Workshop Goals
--------------

The goal of the workshop is to understand the limitations of the
current W3C language model in order to develop a more comprehensive
model. We plan to collect and analyze use cases and prioritize
requirements that ultimately will be used to identify improvements to
the W3C language model. Just as W3C developed SSML 1.1 to broaden the
languages for which SSML is useful, this effort will result in
improved support for language capabilities that are unsupported today.

The main outcome of the workshop will be the publication of a document
that will serve as a guide for improving the W3C language model.

Scope of the Workshop
---------------------

Submissions must describe (1) requirements and use cases for improving
W3C standards for conversational interaction and (2) how the use cases
justify one or more of these topics:

* Formal notations for representing grammar in: Syntax, Morphology,
  Phonology, Prosodics

* Engine standards for improvement in processing: Syntax, Morphology,
  Phonology, Lexicography

* Lexicography standards for: parts-of-speech, grammatical features
  and polysemy

* Formal semantic representation of human language including: verbal
  tense, aspect, valency, plurality, pronouns, adverbs, etc.

* Efficient data structures for binary representation and passing of:
  parse trees, alternate lexical/morphologic analysis, alternate
  phonologic analysis

* Other suggested areas or improvements for standards based
  conversational systems development

Contact Information
-------------------

The W3C contact is Kazuyuki Ashimura.
email: ashimura@w3.org
voice: +81.466.49.1170
fax: +81.466.49.1171

Regards,

Kazuyuki

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