LINGUIST List 10.1925

Mon Dec 13 1999

Calls: ANLP/NAACL2000,Scandinavian Conference of Ling.

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  1. Priscilla Rasmussen, ANLP/NAACL2000 Workshop Call for Papers
  2. Johanna Barddal, The 18th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics Call for abstracts!

Message 1: ANLP/NAACL2000 Workshop Call for Papers

Date: Fri, 10 Dec 99 15:36:46 EST
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: ANLP/NAACL2000 Workshop Call for Papers

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
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 should be
"ANLP-NAACL2000 WORKSHOP PAPER SUBMISSION". Because 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
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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Message 2: The 18th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics Call for abstracts!

Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 15:38:55 +0100
From: Johanna Barddal <>
Subject: The 18th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics Call for abstracts!


Workshop on studies within Construction Grammar

The 18th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics,
The Linguistic Department, Lund University,
May 18th - 20th, 2000

The purpose of the workshop is to get together linguists who are interested
in Construction Grammar from theoretical as well as applied aspects.
Therefore, we welcome both contributions which throw light on how
Construction Grammar differs from other grammatical theories, and empirical
studies of specific structures
(syntactic, pragmatic and/or semantic) within the framework of Construction

Johanna Barddal, Dept of Scandinavian Languages, Lund University
Beatrice Warren, Dept of English, Lund University

Abstracts should be sent to:

Please note that the deadline for receipt of abstracts is January 15, 2000.

Johanna Barddal
Dept. of Scandinavian Languages
Lund University
Helgonabacken 14
S-223 62 Lund

Fax	+46-(0)46-2224241
Phone	+46-(0)46-2224556 (office)
	+46-(0)46-394082 (home)

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