Workshop on Interactive Language Learning, Visualization, and Interfaces
Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2014)
June 27, 2014
Welcome to the webpage for the ACL2014 Workshop on Interactive Language Learning, Visualization, and Interfaces.
Our aim is to promote collaborations across the fields of natural language processing (NLP), human-computer interaction (HCI), and information visualization (Vis).
People acquire language through social interaction. Computers learn linguistic models from data, and increasingly, from language-based exchange with people. How do computational linguistic techniques and interactive visualizations work in concert to improve linguistic data processing for humans and computers? How can statistical learning models be best paired with interactive interfaces? How can the increasing quantity of linguistic data be better explored and analyzed? These questions span statistical natural language processing, human-computer interaction, and information visualization, three fields with natural connections but infrequent meetings. Vis and HCI are niches in NLP; Vis and HCI have not fully utilized the statistical techniques developed in NLP. This workshop aims to assemble an interdisciplinary community that promotes collaboration across these fields.