LINGUIST List 10.314

Fri Feb 26 1999

Calls: Knowledge Organisation, Human Lang. Technology

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  1. Omar Larouk, ISKO'99 (LYON -France)
  2. Dan Cristea, [E-SSchool] EUROLAN'99

Message 1: ISKO'99 (LYON -France)

Date: Fri, 26 Feb 1999 01:55:54 +0100
From: Omar Larouk <>
Subject: ISKO'99 (LYON -France)

Omar LAROUK (Universiti de DIJON, SII-enssib)
21-22 october 1999
Organizers :
* Enssib
* Universiti Jean- Moulin Lyon3
* Isko-france

SCOPE: Gathered around the French section of ISKO (International
Society of Knowledge Organisation), the French-speaking community of
academics doing research in this field has been organizing meetings
since 1997. The purpose of the 1999 conference, jointly convened by
ENSSIB and ERSICO- LYON 3, (in Lyon, France) is to give academics the
opportunity to get information on the most recent findings and
exchange viewpoints on research dealing with the latest developments
in the area of models, tools and research carried out in the field of
indexing. This field of expertise is definitely bound to develop
significantly because of the impact of the internet. The wealth of
available materials means that it is not possible to choose any form
of indexing but automatic indexing; moreover the abundance of
documents means that one needs to be able to use a powerful tool to
select information. To this, one must add the fact that more and more
information present on the web is in multimedia form. Indexing
languages and their semantic aspects have to be seen in a new
perspective. Vocabulary control and the descriptive role of metadata
play a new important role. The various solutions that have been
brought up (Dublin core, EAD, MCF, GILS, etc.) regarding document
structuring such as the web pages or more complex documents (for
example geography or space-related documents) mean that it is time to
take stock of research and practices within the French-speaking
community as these aspects are more and more key elements in research
in information science. This conference is interdisciplinary and
brings together academics and experts in computer science, information
science (information scientists, librarians and archivists), in
ergonomics, in linguistics or cognitive science.

Topics suitable for presentation papers include, but are not limited to:

* Metadata
* Traditional indexing and classification tools
* Multimedia and hypermedia documents
* Natural language processing
* Indexing and multilingual information retrieval
* Indexing and image retrieval
* Pattern recognition techniques
* Theoretical and formal aspects of indexing
* Indexing and its context: intranet, virtual libraries, online
catalogs, search engines, etc.
* Indexing and users studies

Local Arrangement Commitee
Jean Paul Metzger (ERSICO - Universiti Jean Moulin Lyon 3): Chair
Members :
* Dalbin Sylvie (ATD, Paris)
* Hassoun Mohamed (ENSSIB, villeurbanne)
* Dalhoumi salah ( enssib, villeurbanne)
* Larouk Omar (Universiti de Bourgogne)
* Palermity Rosalba (Universiti Pierre Mendis France Grenoble 2)
* Rey Jacqueline (Universiti Jean Moulin Lyon 3)
* Ihadjadene madjid ( Universiti de Nanterre Paris 10)
Scientific Committee
Bouchi Richard (Enssib) : Scientific Commitee Chair
* Berrut Catherine (Universiti Jean Fourrier - Grenoble 1)
* Bruandet Marie France (Universiti Jean Fourrier - Grenoble 1)
* Chaudiron Stiphane (Universiti Paris 10)
* Dachelet Roland (Universiti Strasbourg 2)
* David Amos (Universiti Nancy 2)
* Ducloy Jacques (Loria - Nancy)
* Emptoz Hubert (INSA - Lyon)
* Fluhr Christian (CEA)
* Guimiers Sorbet Anne Marie (Universiti de Paris 10)
* Hassoun Mohamed (ENSSIB)
* Hudon Michhle (Universiti de Montrial)
* Jouis Christophe (Universiti Charles de Gaule - Lille 3)
* Lardy Jean Pierre (Universiti Claude Bernard - Lyon 1)
* Larouk Omar (Universiti de Bourgogne)
* Laini-Cruzel Sylvie (Universiti Claude Bernard - Lyon1)
* Maniez Jacques (ISKO - France)
* Mustafa El Hadi Widad ( Universiti Lille 3)
* Polanco Xavier (INIST - Nancy)
* Polity Yolande (Universiti Pierre Mendis France - Grenoble 2)
* Vidalenc Isabelle (Universiti Jean Moulin Lyon 3)

* 15 March 1999 : Submission deadline (abstract) 
* 30 April 1999 : Notification of acceptance
* 1 July 1999 : Camera-ready copies
* 21-22 October 1999: Conference

Authors are invited to submit research contributions representing
original, unpublished work. Submitted papers will be evaluated based on
originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of

* Abstracts:
Please send 500 word abstracts to the convenors before 15 March 1999.
Either by email to: or by mail to:
Richard Bouchi (SII - ENSSIB)
17, boulevard du 11 novembre 1918
F 69623 Villeurbanne cidex
or to:
Jean Paul Metzger
ERSICO - Universiti Jean Moulin Lyon 3
14, cours Berthelot
F 69007 Lyon

Abstracts can be either in French or in English. Attachment or microdisk
must use rtf format.

* Articles
The full version of the presentation must reach the convenors by email
(with attachment) or by mail (microdisk) to the above addresses by 1
July 1999 and be in rtf format.
Two kinds of articles are welcome:
- original theoretical or applied research on the subjects listed above
- presentation of professional experimentation

Conference languages
The official conference languages are english and french.

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Message 2: [E-SSchool] EUROLAN'99

Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 18:57:14 +0200
From: Dan Cristea <>
Subject: [E-SSchool] EUROLAN'99

Call for participation

The 4th EUROLAN Summer School
on Human Language Technology

"Lexical Semantics and Multilinguality"

19-31 July 1999
Iai/Duru - Romania

The theme reflects the growing international interest on lexical
semantics in correlation with the current approach of the modern
information society for stimulating technological bases that would
allow minor languages to have equal access to information. It aims at
approaching problems related to the deep understanding of texts,
WordNet, discourse interpretation and intelligent web browsers based
on language interpretation. It is also our desire to stimulate
West/East and East/East collaboration in this domain.

It has become a tradition that, within the main topic of the Eurolan
Schools, related directions are approached that could also house
workshops aimed at stimulating discussions and further
collaboration. Three thematic tracks are planned for Eurolan'99:

I. Lexical Semantics - the structure of WordNet, its building
principles, how much experience from English can be borrowed in order
to apply to other languages, how WordNet can be used for word sense
disambiguation, anaphora resolution, textual summarization and machine

1. Semantics in Lexicons and Corpora: a few European initiatives
by Nicoletta Calzolari - Institute of Computational Linguistics Pisa

2. Motivation, History, and Design of WordNet 
by Christiane Fellbaum - Princeton University

3. Cross-lingual sense determination 
by Nancy Ide - Vassar College

4. Probabilistic methods in the context of a taxonomy and methods for
obtaining and using parallel text
by Philip Resnik - University of Maryland

5. Printed dictionaries, from lexical databases to lexical ontologies. A
view from CONCEDE.
by Dan Tufi, RACAI - Romanian Academy, Bucharest

6. Developing Multi-purpose LKBs for NLP
by Evelyne Viegas - New Mexico State University

7. Wordnets and ontologies in NLP
by Piek Vossen - University of Amsterdam

II. Discourse and Summarization - recent advances on Discourse Theory
and Text Summarization, discourse structure and the relation with
anaphora, how can discourse structure influence summarization, are
discourse interpretation and summarization techniques dependent on

1. Introduction to Computational Semantics
by Johan Bos - University of Saarlandes, Saarbrcken

2. Linguistic Foundations for Summary Generation from Corpora 
by Rodolfo Delmonte - University of Venice

3. Topics in Discourse Interpretation
by Jerry Hobbs - Artificial Intelligence Center, SRI International, Menlo
Park, California 

4. Automated Text Summarization
by Eduard Hovy and Daniel Marcu - USC Institute for Science of Information,
Marina del Rey

5. Discourse structure and reference
by Nancy Ide, Vassar College and Dan Cristea, 
University "Alexandru I. Cuza", Iai

6. Discourse: Theories, Parsing, Generation.
by Daniel Marcu and Eduard Hovy - USC Institute for Science of Information,
Marina del Rey

7. Knowledge Processing on an Extended WordNet
by Dan Moldovan - Southern Methodist University, Dallas

III. Applications of WordNet and Discourse - the state of the art in
information extraction and retrieval, intelligent Internet browsing
and help from Natural Language Processing domains, with particular
emphasis on WordNet and Discourse applications.

1. Concepts in Multilingual Information Retrieval
by Paul Buitelaar - DFKI Saarbrcken

2. Romanian WordNet
by Sanda Harabagiu - Southern Methodist University, Dallas

3. Word Sense Disambiguation and an Application to Information Retrieval
from the Internet
by Dan Moldovan - Southern Methodist University, Dallas

4. Title to be announced
by Gbor Prszky - MorphoLogic Budapest 

5. Title to be announced
by Laurent Romary - Loria/CNRS Nancy

6. Queering through Web
by Franois Rousselot - LIIA-ENSAIS, Strasbourg

7. Title to be announced
by Hans Uszkoreit - DFKI and University of Saarbrcken

Call for Workshops and round tables

We welcome workshops and round tables proposals within the EUROLAN'99
School topics. Proposals for workshops should contain:a title and
a content description, a budget proposal proving self-support, any
special requirements for technical needs. Proposals should be
submitted by electronic mail, in plain ASCII text no later than 15
March, 1999.

Important dates 

Workshop proposals deadline: 15 March.
Early school registration deadline: 10 May.
Late school registration deadline: 14 June.
School period: 19-31 July. 

Program Committee

Dan Cristea University "Alexandru I. Cuza" of Iai
Sanda Harabagiu Southern Methodist University 
Nancy Ide Vassar College
Daniel Marcu - USC Institute for Science of Information
Dan Moldovan Southern Methodist University
Dan Tufi RACAI, Romanian Academy
Hans Uszkoreit DFKI and University of Saarbrcken

Organizing Committee

Ctlina Barbu - University "Alexandru I. Cuza" of Iai
Sabin-Corneliu Buraga - University "Alexandru I. Cuza" of Iai
Dan Cristea - University "Alexandru I. Cuza" of Iai
Radu Negrescu - University "Alexandru I. Cuza" of Iai
Cristina Peti - University "Politehnica", Bucharest
Valentin Tablan - University "Alexandru I. Cuza" of Iai
Amalia Todiracu - University "Alexandru I. Cuza" of Iai and 
University of Strasbourg
Dan Tufi Romanian Academy
Claus Unger - ACM and University of Hagen

To contact the Organizing Committee, please send an e-mail to, or 


For registration please visit our pages at:


or write to Almalia Todiracu at: or


Romanian Ministry of Research and Technology
RACAI - Romanian Academy
University "Alexandru I.Cuza" of Iai

Dr. Dan Cristea
University "A.I.Cuza" Iasi Phone: +40.32.146141
Dept. of Computer Science Fax: +40.32.213330
16, Berthelot St. E-mail:
6600 - Iasi URL:
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