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            ANLP/NAACL2000 Call for Proposals: Software Demonstrations Program

    Demonstrations Chair:

    Jeff Reynar
    Microsoft Corporation


    The ANLP-NAACL2000 Program Committee invites proposals for the
    Demonstrations Program for ANLP-NAACL 2000, to be held at the Westin Hotel
    in Seattle, Washington, USA, May 1-3, 2000. The goals of this program are to
    encourage both the early exhibition of research prototypes and the
    demonstration of mature systems (commercial sales and marketing activities
    are not appropriate in the Demonstration program, and should be arranged as
    part of the ANLP-NAACL2000 Exhibit Program).

    Areas of Interest

    We would like to encourage the submission of proposals
    for demonstrations of software related to all areas of
    computational linguistics. Areas of interest include, but are
    not limited to:

    Natural language processing systems, including
    Dialogue systems and interfaces
    Machine translation systems and translation aids
    Message and narrative understanding systems
    Language-oriented information retrieval and information extraction systems
    Application systems using embedded language technology components
    Reusable components (parsers, generators, speech recognizers, etc.)
    Software tools for facilitating computational linguistics research
    Software for demonstrating or evaluating computational linguistics research
    Aids for teaching computational linguistics concepts

    Format for Submission

    Demo Proposals consist of the following parts, which should all be sent to
    the Demo Chair (electronic submissions preferred).

    An abstract of the technical content to be demonstrated, not to exceed two
    pages, including title, authors, full contact information, references and
    acknowledgements. (This will be published in an addendum to the proceedings,
    so please submit in camera ready format.)

    A detailed description of hardware and software requirements expected to be
    provided by the local organizer. Demonstrators are encouraged to be flexible
    in their requirements (possibly with different demos for different
    logistical situations). Please state what you can bring yourself and what
    you absolutely must have provided. We will do our best to provide equipment
    and resources but nothing
    can be guaranteed at this point beyond space and power. Please contact the
    demo chair at one of the addresses below for any specific questions.

    A "Script Outline" of the demo presentation, including accompanying
    narrative, and either a web address for accessing the demo or visual aids
    (e.g. screen-shots, snapshots, or sketches). No more than 6 pages, total.

    Submissions Procedure

    Proposals should be submitted as soon as possible, but before March 15th, to
    the ANLP-NAACL2000 Demonstrations Chair. Please submit your proposals and
    any inquiries to:

    Jeff Reynar
    Microsoft Corporation
    One Microsoft Way
    Redmond, WA 98052-6399

    Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their relevance to
    computational linguistics, innovation, scientific contribution,
    presentation, and user friendliness, as well as potential logistical

    Other Details

    Further details on the timing and format for the demonstrations sessions
    will be determined and provided at a later date. We anticipate charging a
    $40 fee for presenting demos, to help defray costs.

    Important Dates

    Submission Deadline for Demo Proposal: 15 March 2000

    Notification: 1 April 2000
    Conference Dates: 1-3 May 2000

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