Australasian Language Technology Association

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ALTA 2021 Workshop

The 2021 Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop (ALTA 2021) will be held from the 9th-10th of December, 2021.

ALTA 2021 Shared Task

The 2021 ALTA shared task is now open for participation. Submit your runs by 27 September!

ALTA 2020-2021 Election

Following the latest election, we are pleased to announce the positions for the executive committee:

  • Maria Kim (president), Defence Science and Technology
  • Sarvnaz Karimi (secretary and outgoing president), CSIRO
  • Mel Mistica (treasurer), University of Queensland
  • William Lane (student representative), Charles Darwin University
  • Diego Mollá (regular member), Macquarie University
  • Massimo Piccardi (regular member), University of Technology Sydney
  • Afshin Rahimi (regular member), University of Queensland

The Role of Research in Language Technology

The cutting-edge nature of Language Technology means that research is particularly important: there are many unsolved problems in the automated processing of spoken and written language, and in many cases we have only begun to scratch the surface. Research in Language Technology, which for our purposes covers a space that also includes Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics, draws on work in a diverse array of disciplines, including linguistics, psychology, philosophy and computer science, and now, with the increasing role played by statistical methods, also mathematics.

Research Activity in Australasia

Given the wide range of contributing disciplines, research in Language Technology in Australia and New Zealand is carried out in many different contexts. The listing below provides pointers to clusters of activity that involve more than one or two individual researchers.

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