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ALTA 2016 Workshop

The 2016 Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop (ALTA 2016) will be held on the 5th and 6th of December at the Caulfield Campus of Monash University in Melbourne Australia, co-located with the Australasian Document Computing Symposium. Submissions are due on the 30th of September.

ALTA 2015 Workshop

The 2015 Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop (ALTA 2015) was co-located with the 2nd Conference of the Australian Music and Psychology Society (AMPS 2015), the 20th Australasian Document Computing Symposium 2014 (ADCS 2015) and the 46th Australian Linguistic Society conference (ALS 2015). Please visit the Confluence site for more details on shared events.

ALTA 2015 Shared Task

The sixth ALTA shared task has concluded. Thank you to all participants, and congratulations to the winning team, LookForward.

OzCLO 2015 Competition Results

OzCLO, the Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad, has a winner for 2015! Here are the final results of the National competition:

  • 1st Senior: All Saints Anglican School (Queensland)
    Alastair Butcher, Nitin Niranjan, Amareesh Ravirajah, Matthew Jones
    (You can see an interview with the team here)

  • 2nd Senior: Shore School (New South Wales)
    Jamie Abel, Anthony Ma, Chuyi Wang, Ben Jefferson

  • 3rd Senior: Brisbane State High School (Queensland)
    Eloise Browne, Matthew Nguyen, Hannah Song, Elsa Zhu

  • 1st Junior: Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Armidale (New South Wales)
    Ragavi Jeyakumar, Brianna Robertson, Jessica Chambers, Georgina Hebblewhite

Congratulations to all! For more details about OzCLO, visit:

ALTA 2015-2016 Election

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

  • Ben Hachey (president), University of Sydney
  • Karin Verspoor (secretary, outgoing President), University of Melbourne
  • Andrew MacKinlay (treasurer), IBM Research
  • Kellie Webster (student representative), University of Sydney
  • Trevor Cohn (regular member), University of Melbourne
  • Sarvnaz Karimi (regular member), CSIRO
  • Diego Molla (regular member), Macquarie University
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The Proceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Workshop are registered at the National Library of Australia with the ISSN 1834-7037. They are also available at the ACL Anthology.
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