LINGUIST List 10.1520

Thu Oct 14 1999

Calls: Comp Ling/IWPT 2000, Corpora/NLP - ACIDCA'2000

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  1. Harry Bunt, Comp Ling/Parsing Technologies - IWPT 2000
  2. Lamia Belguith, Corpora and NLP - ACIDCA'2000

Message 1: Comp Ling/Parsing Technologies - IWPT 2000

Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 10:10:21 +0200
From: Harry Bunt <>
Subject: Comp Ling/Parsing Technologies - IWPT 2000

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 F i n a l C a l l f o r P a p e r s 

 IWPT 2000 

 6th International Workshop on Parsing Technologies

 Sponsored by ACL/SIGPARSE

 23-25 February, 2000
 Trento, Italy

The ITC-IRST (Institute for Scientific and Technological Research) 
in Trento, in the North of Italy, will host the 6th International 
Workshop on Parsing Technologies (IWPT 2000) from 23 to 25 February, 

IWPT 2000 continues the tradition of biennial workshops on parsing 
technology organised by SIGPARSE, the Special Interest Group on
Parsing of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). 
This workshop series was initiated by Masaru Tomita in 1989. 
The first workshop, in Pittsburgh and Hidden Valley, was followed 
by workshops in Cancun (Mexico) in 1991; Tilburg (Netherlands) and 
Durbuy (Belgium) in 1993; Prague and Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic) 
in 1995; and Boston/Cambridge (Massachusetts) in 1997. 

 ! IWPT 2000 will feature the following invited speakers: !
 ! !
 ! ERIC BRILL (Microsoft Research) !
 ! MARTIN KAY (Stanford University and Xerox Research) !
 ! GIORGIO SATTA (University of Padua) !
 ! !

More information can be found on the IWPT 2000 home page at: 

Topics of interest for IWPT 2000
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Theoretical and practical studies of parsing algorithms for natural 
language sentences, texts, fragments, dialogues, ill-formed sentences, 
speech input, multi-dimensional (pictorial) language, and parsing issues 
arising or viewed in a multimodal context. Both grammar-based and 
statistical approaches are welcome.

Submitting Papers
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Prospective authors are invited to send full papers to the IWPT 2000 
programme chair John Carroll. Papers must be in the format given at 
the IWPT 2000 home pages (see below). Papers should not exceed 12 pages. 
Submission is electronically, in postscript form. Send papers to:

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the programme committee. 

Deadline for paper submission	: November 5, 1999
Notification of acceptance	: December 3, 1999
Final papers due		: January 7, 2000

In addition to the papers that will be accepted for full length 
presentation, papers may be accepted for poster presentations 
(two pages in the proceedings).

Instruction for authors
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Instructions for authors can be found at the URL: 
or on the SIGPARSE home page: 

Programme Committee
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Robert Berwick (MIT, Cambridge, USA)
Harry Bunt (Tilburg University, Netherlands)
Bob Carpenter (Bell Labs, Murray Hill, USA)
John Carroll (University of Sussex, Brighton, UK) (chair) 
Ken Church (Bell Labs, Murray Hill, USA)
Mark Johnson (Brown University, Providence, USA)
Aravind Joshi (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)
Ronald Kaplan (Xerox, Palo Alto, USA)
Martin Kay (Xerox, Palo Alto, USA)
Bernard Lang (INRIA, Paris, France)
Alon Lavie (Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA)
Anton Nijholt (University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands)
Christer Samuelsson (Xerox Grenoble, France)
Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Oliviero Stock (IRST, Trento, Italy)
Hozumi Tanaka (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Masaru Tomita (Stanford University, USA)
Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI, Saarbruecken, Germany)
K. Vijay-Shanker (University of Delaware, Newark, USA)
David Weir (University of Sussex, Brighton, UK)
Mats Wiren (Telia Research, Stockholm, Sweden)

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General Chair: Harry Bunt (Tilburg University, Netherlands) 
Programme Chair: John Carroll (University of Sussex, UK) 
Local Arrangements Chair: Alberto Lavelli (IRST, Trento, Italy)

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SIGPARSE, Special Interest Group on Parsing of the Association for 
 Computational Linguistics
AIIA, Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence

Further information
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Information about IWPT 2000 can be found at the URL:

 < >

At this site you can also obtain information about previous IWPTs, 
proceedings and SIGPARSE related activities.

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 Harry C. Bunt
 Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science
 Dean, Faculty of Arts
 Tilburg University 
 P.O. Box 90153 
 5000 LE Tilburg, the Netherlands
 Phone: +31 - 13 466.3060 (secretary Anne Andriaensen)
 2568 (Dean's office)
 2653 (office, room B 310)
 Fax: +31 - 13 466.3110
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Message 2: Corpora and NLP - ACIDCA'2000

Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 13:55:43 +0100
From: Lamia Belguith <>
Subject: Corpora and NLP - ACIDCA'2000


 "Corpora and NLP"
 ACIDCA'2000 session
 Monastir (Tunisia), 22-24 March 2000

 Under the auspices of ELRA

 Organised by:
 University of Sfax (ENIS & FSEGS)
 Association for Innovation and Technology (AIT - Tunisia)

 Sponsored by IEEE
 co-sponsored by TSS

 Supported by:
 Tunisian State Secretariat of Scientific
 Research and Technology (SERST)


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The last few years have seen the explosively growing use of corpora in
a number of NLP areas. Corpus data are used increasingly as a basis for
the design, development and optimisation of various NLP applications but
also for their evaluation.

"Corpora and NLP" is a 3-day thematic session and will be held as part
of the International Conference on Artificial and Computational
Intelligence for Control, Automation and Decision in Engineering and
Industrial Systems (ACIDCA'2000) (for more details on ACIDCA'2000,
visit . The session
"Corpora and NLP" will be organised as a workshop with its own
Proceedings and Programme Committee.

The session will address all aspects of the use of written and spoken
corpora (including the construction of corpora to be used) in NLP.

Main Topics
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We expect submissions covering (but not limited to) the following

* Lexicography
* Lexical knowledge acquisition
* Part of Speech Tagging
* Unknown word guessing
* Term recognition
* Morphological Analysis
* Robust Parsing
* Word Sense Disambiguation
* Anaphora Resolution
* Discourse segmentation
* Machine Translation
* Agreement Error Correction
* Spelling and Grammar Correction
* Information Extraction
* Automatic Abstracting
* Text Categorisation
* Speech processing
* Multilingual corpora and multilingual applications
* Corpus annotation
* Evaluation

Papers describing industrial applications based on corpus
processing techniques are welcome.

Honorary Chairs
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Mohamed Ben Ahmed - Tunisian State Secretary of Scientific
 and Technological Research

Ghlem Dabbeche - Association for Innovation and Technology (AIT)-Tunisia

Lotfi A. Zadeh - University of California, Berkeley

General Chairs
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Adel Alimi,
National School of engineering of Sfax (ENIS)

Lamia Belguith Hadrich,
LARIS Laboratory - Faculty of Economic Science
and Management of Sfax (FSEGS)

Abdelmajid Ben Hamadou,
LARIS Laboratory - Faculty of Economic Science
and Management of Sfax (FSEGS)

Programme Committee
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Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton) - Chair

Roberto Basili (Universita di Tor Vergata, Rom)
Philippe Blache (Universite de Provence, Aix-en-Provence)
Christian Boitet (GETA, Grenoble)
Rebecca Bruce (University of North Carolina at Asheville)
Jean-Pierre Chanod (Xerox, Grenoble)
Khalid Choukri (ELRA, Paris)
Fathi Debili (IRMC, Tunis)
Jean-Pierre Descles (CAMS/Universite de Sorbonne, Paris)
Joseph Dichy (Lumiere University, Lyon)
Everhard Ditters (University of Nijemegen)
Fumiyo Fukumoto (University of Yamanashi)
Eric Gaussier (Xerox, Grenoble)
Udo Hahn (University of Freiburg)
Nancy Ide (Vassar College, New York)
Genevieve Lallich-Boidin (Stendhal University, Grenoble)
Bente Maegaard (Centre for Language Technology, Copenhagen)
Chafia Mankai (ISG, University of Tunis)
Tony McEnery (Lancaster University)
Jean-Guy Meunier (LANCI UQUAM, Montreal)
Andrei Mikheev (Harlequin Co., Edinburgh & University of Edinburgh)
Jean Luc Minel (CAMS/CNRS, Paris)
Manolo Palomar (University of Alicante, Spain)
Maria Teresa Pazienza (University of Roma, Tor Vergata)
Stelios Piperidis (ILPS, Athens)
Horacio Rodriguez (Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona)
Mike Rosner (University of Malta)
Monique Rolbert (Universite de Marseille)
Pieter Seuren (University of Nijemegen)
Harold Somers (UMIST, Manchester)
Keh-Yih Su (National Tsing Hua University, Taipei)
Isabelle Trancoso (INESC, Lisbon)
Agnes Tutin (Stendhal University, Grenoble)
Evelyne Tzoukermann (Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill)
Atro Voutilainen (Conexor, Helsinki)

Local Organising Committee
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Walid Gargouri (FSEGS, Sfax), Ahmed Masmoudi (ENIS, Sfax) - Chairs
H. Abdelkafi (FLSHS, Sfax), Chafik Aloulou (FSEGS, Sfax),
Najoua Ben Amara (ENIM, Monastir), Maher Ben Jemaa (ENIS, Sfax),
Habib Bouchhima (SEREPT, Sfax), Mohamed Chtourou (ISETG, Gabes),
Faez Gargouri (FSEGS, Sfax), Ahmed Hadj Kacem (FSEGS, Sfax),
Maher Jaoua (FSEGS, Sfax), Mohamed Jmaiel (ENIS, Sfax),
Anas Kamoun (ENIS, Sfax), Omar Mazhoud (FSEGS, Sfax),
Houssem Miled (IPEIS, Sousse), Feriel Mouria-Beji (ENSI, Tunis),
Hafedh Trabelsi (ISET, Gafsa), Mongi Triki (FSEGS, Sfax)
Mongi Triki (FSEGS, Sfax)

International Organising Committee
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Fathi Ghorbel (Rice University, USA), Fakhreddine Karray
(University of Waterloo, Canada) - Chairs
Faouzi Bouslama (Hiroshima City University, Japan),
Adel Cherif (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan),
Faouzi Derbel (University of Muenchen, Germany),
Olfa Kanoun (University of Muenchen, Germany),
Slim Kanoun (University of Rouen, France),
Mansour Karkoub (Kuwait University),
Mohamed Ali Khabou (University of Missouri Columbia, USA)
Samir Lejmi (Synopsis Inc., USA)
Christian Olivier (University of Poitiers, France)
Tarek Werfelli (Cristal/Stendhal University, Grenoble)
Ismail Timimi (Cristal/Stendhal University, Grenoble)
Sofiane Sahraoui (University of Bahrain)

Submission Guidelines
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Authors are requested to submit full-length papers which should be
written in English and must not exceed 10 pages including figures,
tables and references. The first page of the papers should feature
title, author's name(s), surface and email address(es), followed by
keywords and an abstract.

Four hard copies of each submission are to be sent to the following
address :

ACIDCA'2000 (Corpora & NLP Session)
Centre Postal Maghreb Arabe,
BP 120, 3049 Sfax

In addition, a 200-word (or so) abstract of the paper and a list of
keywords should be emailed as plain text to and
copied to

The papers will be reviewed by at least 2 members of the Programme

Authors of accepted papers will be sent guidelines how to produce the
camera-ready versions of their papers for inclusion in the Proceedings.

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Paper Submission Due: 20 October 1999 **extended deadline**
Notification of Acceptance : 10 December 1999
Camera-ready Paper Due : 10 January 1999
"Corpora and NLP" Session : 22-24 March 2000

Further information
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Registration to the "Corpora and NLP" session entitles the participants
to attend all other ACIDCA'2000 invited talks and sessions as well as
the exhibition. Registration details will be included in the Second Call
for Papers.

There will be tutorials on 21 March. More information on the tutorials
will be available from ACIDCA'2000 web site as soon as they are

ACIDCA'2000 will offer best paper awards in three categories:
Best Paper, Best Poster Paper and Best Student Paper.

The social programme will be announced in the call for participation.

The web site of the session is:

For any Information
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Please contact :

Lamia Belguith
Fax: (216) 4 296 229

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