Latest ALTA News
- ALTA 2023 Workshop
2023 Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop
(ALTA 2023) will be held from the 29th of November to 1st of December, 2023, at University of Melbourne.
- ALTA 2023 Shared Task
The 2023 ALTA shared task is now open for participation. Submit your runs by 3 October!
- ALTA 2023-2024 Election
Following the latest election, we are pleased to announce the positions for the executive committee:
- Massimo Piccardi (president), University of Technology Sydney
- Maria Kim (secretary, outgoing president), Defence Science and Technology Group
- Meladel Mistica (treasurer), University of Melbourne
- Diego Molla-Aliod (regular member), Macquarie University
- Gabriela Ferraro (regular member), Australian National University
- Jey Han Lau (regular member), University of Melbourne
- Rui Xing (student representative), University of Melbourne
- ALTA 2022 Workshop
2022 Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop
(ALTA 2022) will be held from the 14th-16th of December, 2022, at Flinders University in Adelaide.
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,
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.