LINGUIST List 10.499

Wed Apr 7 1999

Calls: Athabaskan, Syntactically Annotated Corpora

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  1. fdehaan, 1999 Athabaskan Conference
  2. Anne Abeille, Paris workshop

Message 1: 1999 Athabaskan Conference

Date: Tue, 06 Apr 1999 16:35:14 -0600
From: fdehaan <>
Subject: 1999 Athabaskan Conference


 University of New Mexico
 May 21-23, 1999

The Organizing Committee is looking for talks and presentations from
native speakers of Athabaskan languages, native non-speakers,
storytellers, and linguists.

Suggested Topics and Themes 

Language Maintenance and Language Teaching 
- ---------------------------------------
 * Elementary, Secondary, and Post-secondary Programs 
 * Immersion Programs: Summer Programs 
 * Innovative Pedagogies 

Linguistic Research 
- ---------------
 * The Structure of the Athabaskan Lexicon 
 * Historical and Comparative Athabaskan Morphosyntax 
 * Interface of Phonetics and Phonology in Athabaskan 

Suggestions for Panel Presentations Welcome! 

Please submit the following: 

 * one-page proposal for your presentation 
 * a 50-word abstract for the Conference Program, including: 
 * your name
 * your affiliation 
 * your e-mail and/or snail mail address 

Please submit your proposal and abstract via mail, fax, or e-mail by
Friday, April 16, 1999. Talks will be scheduled for 20-minute slots,
with 10 minutes for discussion, but longer presentations may also be
 E-Mail : 
 FAX : 505-277-6355 
 Mail : Athabaskan Language Conference 
 Department of Linguistics 
 University of New Mexico 
 Albuquerque, NM 87131
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Message 2: Paris workshop

Date: Tue, 6 Apr 1999 11:38:47 +0100
From: Anne Abeille <>
Subject: Paris workshop

Association pour le Traitement Automatique des Langues (ATALA)
Workshop on Treebanks
Second Call for papers

Paris, Jussieu,
June 18-19th 1999

For the ATALA workshop on Treebanks (syntactically annotated corpora),
we solicit 40 min talks (including questions) on building and using
such corpora. Relevant topics include :

Building syntactically annotated corpora (SAC):
- methodology
- cost
- selection of material
- annotation tools
- annotation standards
- annotation formats
- validation of annotations

Using syntactically annotated corpora (SAC):
- interrogation tools
- knowledge extraction (lexicons, grammars, others)
- evaluation of NLP tools

Both written and speech corpora can be considered. Comparison with
results obtained with tagged corpora (annotated for morpho-syntax
only) are also welcome.

Program committee
Anne Abeille, U. Paris 7 (chair)
Susan Armstrong (ISSCO, Geneve)
Roberto Basili (U. Tor Vergata, Roma)
Philippe Blache (LPL, Aix en Provence)
John Carroll (U. Sussex)
Benoit Habert (ENS Fontenay)
Eva Hajicova (U. Charles, Prague)
Hans Uszkoreit (U Sarrebrucken)
Eric Wehrli (LATL, Geneve)
Annie Zaenen (Xerox RC)

Invited Speaker :
Geoffrey Sampson (U. Sussex)

Submission :
Send, preferably by email, an abstract of 5 pages maximum 
before April 15th 1999 to :

Anne Abeille,
Universite Paris 7
UFRL, Case 7003
2 place Jussieu
75005 Paris France
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