Goals and scopes
The scope of this workshop is to join together people working in the two neighbouring and often overlapping fields of Natural Language and Speech Technologies research oriented towards Language Learning and Tutoring.
Thanks to latest remarkable advances in NLP research, there has been an increasing interest among researchers in the implementation of NLP-based educational applications for both large-scale assessment and classroom instruction. Educational applications have been developed across a variety of subject domains, among others, in automated evaluation of free-responses and intelligent tutoring.
We feel that research in Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistics, Corpus-Driven and Corpus Linguistics, Formal Linguistics, Machine Aided Translation, Machine Translation, Natural Language Interfaces, Natural Language Processing, Theoretical Linguistics has produced results which have proven, are proving and will prove very useful in the field of Computer-Assisted Language Learning.
Research areas may concern Second language oriented research but also First Language learning in presence of language deficiencies - deafness, dislexia - and sign language. In more general terms, we are targeting intelligent tutoring systems that incorporate state-of-the-art NLP methods to evaluate response content, using either text- or speech-based analyses.
The scope of the symposium will include all the sub themes and categories described below and if you are working in Intelligent CALL and do not recognise yourself under our categories, just ask whether your submission would be welcome for review.
The three-day Symposium is supported by the InSTIL SIG three parent associations, CALICO, EUROCALL and ISCA (International Speech Communication Association) and . It builds on the excellence and excitement of the ISCA workshop STiLL 98 , held in Marholmen, Sweden and on InSTIL events since (2000 and 2002).