LINGUIST List 10.210

Wed Feb 10 1999

Calls: Corpora Interpretation, European Lang Resourses

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  1. Thorsten Brants, Linguistically Interpreted Corpora LINC-99
  2. Jeff ALLEN, European Language Resources Association (ELRA)

Message 1: Linguistically Interpreted Corpora LINC-99

Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1999 15:36:10 +0100 (MET)
From: Thorsten Brants <thorstenCoLi.Uni-SB.DE>
Subject: Linguistically Interpreted Corpora LINC-99

 EACL-99 Post-Conference Workshop on


 June 12th, 1999


ORGANIZERS: Hans Uszkoreit, Thorsten Brants, Brigitte Krenn, Wojciech Skut
 Computational Linguistics and DFKI, Saarbruecken,
 Austrian Research Center for AI, Vienna


Large linguistically interpreted (annotated) corpora are urgently
needed in an increasing number of projects in the field of
computational linguistics. Many groups have started to create corpus
resources for a variety of languages. These corpora are used for a
broad range of different applications and theoretical investigations.
We aim at bringing together these activities in order to facilitate
advanced and efficient corpus annotation, in order to provide
re-usable resources.

The aim of the workshop is to exchange and propagate research results
in the field of corpus annotation, taking into account different types
of information (morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse, ...). We
invite submissions of papers constituting substantial, original, and
unpublished work on all aspects of linguistically interpreted corpora,
including, but not limited to:
- creation of practical annotation schemes 
- efficient annotation techniques 
- automation of corpus annotation 
- tools supporting annotation 
- consistency checking of corpora 
- browsing corpora and searching for instances of linguistic phenomena

Hans Uszkoreit, Saarbruecken (chair)
Thorsten Brants, Saarbruecken (chair)
Brigitte Krenn, Wien (chair)
Rens Bod, Leeds
Pierrette Bouillon, Geneva
Tomaz Erjavec, Ljubljana
Jan Hajic, Prag
Veronique Hoste, Antwerp
Wojciech Skut, Saarbruecken
Atro Voutilainen, Helsinki

* Maximum length is 8 pages including figures and references.
* Use 12pt, one column style, set margins so that the text
 lies within a rectangle of approx. 16.5 x 23cm (6.5 x 9 inches)
* Review will be blind: please provide author information on an additional 
 header page and avoid obvious self references in the text.
* Electronic submissions are strongly preferred
* Electronic format: Postscript or PDF documents
* Hardcopy submission (if electronic submission is not possible):
 send four (4) copies
* Submissions should be send to the contact address below

26th March, 1999: Deadline for submitted papers.
16th April, 1999: Notification of acceptance.
23rd April, 1999: Camera ready copy.
12th June, 1999: Workshop.

 Thorsten Brants
 Saarland University
 Computational Linguistics, Geb. 17
 P.O.Box 151150
 D-66041 Saarbruecken
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Message 2: European Language Resources Association (ELRA)

Date: Tue, 09 Feb 1999 11:06:06 +0100
From: Jeff ALLEN <>
Subject: European Language Resources Association (ELRA)



Full version of call of proposals is soon to be made available at:

If you would like to receive a copy of the call for proposals by e-mail,
please contact


8 February 1999

The European Language Resources Association (ELRA) invites proposals
for the first of a series of calls for the (co-)production and
packaging of Language Resources (LRs), open to companies and academic
organisations that comply with eligibility conditions provided below.

ELRA is planning to commission the production, packaging and/or
customisation of speech and written LRs needed by the Language
Engineering (LE) community, and is inviting applications for
production and/or packaging/repackaging projects, which could be
eligible for funding from ELRA. The purpose of the call is to ensure
that necessary resources are developed in an acceptable framework (in
terms of time and legal conditions) by the LE players. This call is
targeted towards projects with short time scales (projects lasting up
to one year but preferably shorter) and the size of the funding will
be considerably small. The ELRA funding is to be seen as effective and
useful for producers being both tactical in their aims for the
targeted market, which means that they do know all about the needs on
the specific market, and strategic with regard to what to produce in
order to fulfil these needs.

In order to qualify for funding eligibility under the European
Commission 4th Programme, the institution(s) making the proposal must
belong to one of the European Union Member States, or be in
Liechtenstein, Iceland or Norway.

It is preferred that proposals not exceed 100,000 ECU. ELRA hopes to
fund several proposals.

Timetable of deadlines: 
Announcement of the Call: 8 February 1999
Submission deadline for proposals: 19 March 1999
Notification of reception of proposals before 26 March 1999
Acceptance notifications and negotiations to start on the 5th April 1999

Only complete proposals will be reviewed. Should you have further
questions, please contact Jeff ALLEN at the ELDA/ELRA office for
details before 1 March 1999.

55 rue Brillat-Savarin
75013 Paris FRANCE
e-mail: <>
Tel: (+33) 1 43 13 33 33
Fax: (+33) 1 43 13 33 30

Jeff ALLEN - Directeur Technique
European Language Resources Association (ELRA) &
European Language Resources Distribution Agency (ELDA) 
(Agence Europenne de Distribution des Ressources Linguistiques)
55, rue Brillat-Savarin
75013 Paris FRANCE
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