NLP/LT activities

Since coming to Australia, I have been involved in the organization of several other NLP events, in particular:

  • Workshop on Multi-lingual Text Processing. PRICAI'96, Cairns. 27 August 1996.
  • Seminar on Natural Language Processing. University of Melbourne. 8 October 1996.
  • Australian International Natural Language Processing Fortnight: All Around Australia, 11-24 January 1998; in particular, I organised ANLPW, the Post-Graduate Workshop hosted by the University of Melbourne on 19 and 20 January 1998, and I taught a tutorial on Grammar Formalisms and Language Engineering in the Blue Mountains.
  • I taught Grammar Formalisms and Language Engineering, as part of the Computational Linguistics course jointly organised with Chris Manning and Robert Dale, at the Australian Linguistics Institute, University of Queensland, July 1998.
  • I co-taught with Robert Dale the course on Dialog Systems at the ALTA Summer School, University of Melbourne, December 2003.


  • I am a founding member of ALTA, the Australasian Language Technology Association, and was co-chair of ALTW2003, the 2003 Australasian Language Technology Workshop, as well as sponsorship chair for several of the workshops. I have been a member of the ALTA Executive Committee for the past 4 years.


  • I have been a member of HCSNet since the network was established in 2004.


  • I organised the First Australian Computation and Linguistics Olympiads (OzCLO 2008) and am now chairing the Steering Committee for the organisation of OzCLO 2009.

I have been a member of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) since 1983 and of the Association pour le Traitement Automatique du Langage (ATALA) since 1989 and I am on the editorial board of T.A.L. (Traitement Automatique du Langage), the journal of ATALA.  I have been a reviewer for several ACL and COLING conferences and have been on the program committee of a number of other international workshops and conferences. I have also served as Sponsorship Chair for Coling/ACL 2006, which took place in Sydney.


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