LINGUIST List 10.1899

Thu Dec 9 1999

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Automatic Summarization

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  1. Peter Ecke, Psychological aspects of appl.linguistics, Mexico
  2. Chin-Yew Lin, Workshop on Automatic Summarization April 30, 2000 Seattle,Washington

Message 1: Psychological aspects of appl.linguistics, Mexico

Date: Thu, 09 Dec 1999 14:18:12 +0100
From: Peter Ecke <>
Subject: Psychological aspects of appl.linguistics, Mexico


V Conference on Applied Linguistics (Psychological Issues)
Cholula, Puebla, Mexico - 19-20 May 2000

Hosted by:
The Graduate Program in Applied Linguistics and the Department of
Languages, Universidad de las Am�ricas - Puebla, Mexico

The organizing committee of the V Conference on Applied Linguistics
invites abstracts for papers, workshops and poster presentations on
topics in applied linguistics with a focus on second language
acquisition and teaching. The conference theme this year is
"psychological issues". Paper proposals on psychological and
psycholinguistic topics are particularly welcome. However, proposals on
other areas within applied linguistics will also be considered. 

Confirmed Plenary speaker: Robert Bley-Vroman (University of Hawai'i at

Possible issues within the conference theme include:
Aphasia, dyslexia and second languages
Bilingual lexical representation and processing
Error analysis and error correction
Grammatical development and grammar instruction
Language attrition/loss (of L1, L2, indigenous languages) 
Language learning deficits
Language transfer/cross-language influence
Learning and communication strategies
Memory and language learning/loss
Metacognition and language learning
Metalinguistic awareness
Motivation and attitudes
Sign language
Similarities and differences in L1, L2, and L3 acquisition
Skills development and processing (listening, speaking, reading,
Teaching methodology
Universals (Universal Grammar)
Vocabulary acquisition and teaching

Abstracts should not exceed 500 words (including references). Authors
should specify whether they are submitting for a paper presentation (30
min.), workshop (60 min.) or poster presentation.

Hard copy submission by mail or fax (if necessary): 1 copy with title,
author name(s), affiliation, address, telephone and fax numbers, and 3
copies with the title and abstract only for blind review.

Electronic submission (preferred): title, abstract, author name(s),
affiliation, address, telephone and fax numbers (sent as e-mail text or
MS Word attachment).

Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 12th of 2000.
Notification of acceptance or rejection: by January 31st.

The conference will be held in the Main Auditorium of the Universidad
de las Am�ricas - Puebla. The campus is situated in the historic
community of Cholula, 15 minutes from the city of Puebla, 30 min. from
the Puebla airport, and 2 hours from the airport in Mexico
City. Airport express buses leave every 30 minutes from Mexico City to

Registration fee (general): 500.- Pesos (US $50.-)
for Latin American participants: 150.- Pesos
Students: 80.- Pesos

For more information on the conference, venue/accommodation and tourism,
please contact our web page or one of the members of the organizing

Web page:


Peter Ecke
Roberto Herrera
Pat McCoy

Tel:	+52 (2) 229 31 05
Fax:	+52 (2) 229 31 05 or +52 (2) 229 31 01

Mailing address:

V Conference on Applied Linguistics
Departamento de Lenguas
Universidad de las Am�ricas - Puebla
Sta. Catarina M�rtir
Puebla, 72820

Peter Ecke
Departamento de Lenguas
Universidad de las Am�ricas - Puebla
Sta. Catarina M�rtir
Puebla, 72820
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Message 2: Workshop on Automatic Summarization April 30, 2000 Seattle,Washington

Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1999 12:59:14 -0800
From: Chin-Yew Lin <cylISI.EDU>
Subject: Workshop on Automatic Summarization April 30, 2000 Seattle,Washington

Call for Papers
Workshop on Automatic Summarization
(pre-conference workshop in conjunction with ANLP-NAACL2000)

sponsored by
ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics)
MITRE Corporation

Sunday, April 30, 2000
Seattle, Washington, USA

The problem of automatic summarization poses a variety of tough
challenges in both NL understanding and generation. A spate of recent
papers and tutorials on this subject at conferences such as ACL/EACL,
AAAI, ECAI, IJCAI, and SIGIR point to a growing interest in research
in this field.� Several commercial summarization products have also
appeared. There have been several workshops in the past on this
subject: Dagstuhl in 94, ACL/EACL in 97, and the AAAI Spring Symposium
in 98. All of these were extremely successful, and the field is now
enjoying a period of revival and is advancing at a much quicker pace
than before. ANLP/NAACL'2000 is an ideal occasion to host another
workshop on this problem.

The Workshop on Automatic Summarization program committee invites papers
addressing (but not limited to):

Summarization Methods:
 use of linguistic representations,
 statistical models,
 NL generation for summarization,
 production of abstracts and extracts,
 multi-document summarization,
 narrative techniques in summarization,
 multilingual summarization,
 text compaction,
 multimodal summarization (including summarization of audio),
 use of information extraction,
 studies and modeling of human summarizers,
 improving summary coherence,
 concept fusion,
 use of thesauri and ontologies,
 trainable summarizers,
 applications of machine learning,
 knowledge-rich methods.

Summarization Resources:
 development of corpora for training and evaluating summarizers,
 annotation standards,
 shared summarization tools,
 document segmentation,
 topic detection, and
 clustering related to summarization

Evaluation Methods:
 intrinsic and extrinsic measures,
 on-line and off-line evaluations,
 standards for evaluation,
 task-based evaluation
 scenarios, user studies, inter-judge agreement

Workshop Themes:

1. Multilingual Text Summarization
2. Generation for Summarization
3. Topic Identification for Summarization
4. Multidocument Summarization
5. Evaluation and Test/Training Corpora
6. Integration with web and IR access

Paper submission deadline: February 4, 2000
Notification of acceptance for papers: March 1, 2000
Camera ready papers due: March 13, 2000
Workshop date: April 30, 2000

Submissions must use the ACL latex style
( or Microsoft
Word style WAS-submission.doc (both available from the Automatic
Summarization workshop web page). Paper submissions should consist of
a full paper (5000 words or less, including references). Please send
submission questions to

Submission Procedure:

Electronic submission only: send the pdf (preferred), postscript, or
MS Word form of your submission to: The Subject line
reviewing is blind, no author information is included as part of the
paper. An identification page must be sent in a separate email with
the subject line:
"ANLP-NAACL2000 WORKSHOP ID PAGE" and must include title, all authors,
theme area, keywords, word count, and an abstract of no more than 5
lines. Late submissions will not be accepted. Notification of receipt
will be e-mailed to the first author shortly after receipt.

IV. Organizing Committee:
Udo Hahn University of Freiburg
Chin-Yew Lin USC/Information Sciences Institute
Inderjeet Mani MITRE
Dragomir Radev University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

V. Program Committee:
Elisabeth Andre DFKI GmbH
Branimir Boguraev IBM Research
Chris Buckley SabIR Research
Michael Elhadad Ben Gurion University
Takahiro Fukushima Telecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan
Eduard Hovy USC/Information Sciences Institute
Hongyan Jing Columbia University
Elizabeth Liddy Syracuse University
Daniel Marcu USC/Information Sciences Institute
Shigeru Masuyama Toyohashi University of Technology
Mark Maybury MITRE
Vibhu Mittal Just Research
Sung Hyon Myaeng Chungnam University
Akitoshi Okumura NEC
Chris Paice Lancaster University
Karen Sparck-Jones University of Cambridge
Tomek Strzalkowski GE CRD
Simone Teufel University of Edinburgh
Benjamin Tsou City University of Hong Kong

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Chin-Yew Lin, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
USC Information Sciences Institute
4676 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6695, USA
Tel: 310-448-8711
Fax: 310-822-0751
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