Proceeding of the Australasian Language Technology Workshop 2006

Lawrence Cavedon, Ingrid Zukerman
the Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTW) 2006, held at the University of Sydney   unpublished
This is the fourth annual installment of the workshop in its most-recent incarnation, and the continuation of an annual workshop series that has existed under various guises since the early 90s. The goals of the workshop are: • to bring together the growing Language Technology (LT) community in Australia and New Zealand and encourage interactions; • to encourage interactions between this community and the international LT community; • to foster interaction between academic and industrial
more » ... hers; • to encourage dissemination of research results; • to provide a forum for the discussion of new and ongoing research and projects; • to provide an opportunity for the broader artificial intelligence community to become aware of local LT research; and, finally, • to increase visibility of LT research in Australia, New Zealand and overseas. This year's Australasian Language Technology Workshop includes regular talks as well as poster presentations and student posters. Of the 36 papers submitted, 19 papers were selected by the programme committee for publication and appear in these proceedings. Of these, 13 are oral presentations papers and 6 are poster presentations. Additionally, we included 5 student posters to encourage feedback on early results. Each full-length submission was independently peer reviewed by at least two members of the international program committee, in accordance with the DEST requirements for E1 conference publications. We would like to thank all the authors who submitted papers, as well as the members of the program committee for the time and effort they contributed in reviewing the papers. Our thanks also go to Rolf Schwitter, the local organizer, to members of the ALTA executive for their support in organizing the workshop, and to HCSNet for organizational infrastructure and travel support. Finally, we would like to thank the sponsors (DSTO, NICTA, CSIRO and Appen) for their generous help in supporting the workshop.