LINGUIST List 10.656

Tue May 4 1999

Calls: Slavic Ling, Information Retrieval/Asian Lang

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  1. Uwe Junghanns, Slavic Linguistics/Final Call
  2. From: iral99, Information Retrieval/Asian Languages

Message 1: Slavic Linguistics/Final Call

Date: Tue, 4 May 1999 09:12:01 +0200
From: Uwe Junghanns <>
Subject: Slavic Linguistics/Final Call


3rd European Conference
Formal Description of Slavic Languages

1-3 December, 1999

hosted by the University of Leipzig

The Slavic Department of the University of Leipzig is pleased to announce
the 3rd European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages

Abstracts are invited for 30-minute talks (20-minute presentation plus 10
minutes for discussion) on the syntax, morphology, phonology, semantics,
and psycholinguistics of Slavic languages. Presentations will be in any
Slavic language, English or German.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: May 30, 1999

How to submit abstracts:
Abstract submission must be by post (email submissions will not be
accepted). Send 4 copies of an anonymous one-page abstract to the postal
address below. One additional page with references, figures and data (no
text) may be appended, if necessary. Please include an extra sheet of paper
- title of paper
- your name (and title)
- complete mailing address and affiliation (or home address, if necessary)
- telephone and fax numbers
- email address (and URL of personal homepage)

Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be notified in mid-July 1999.

Those interested in attending FDSL-3 are invited to register their email
and/or postal addresses at the conference address below (email is preferred
for all communication except submission of abstracts).

Additional information is available at the FDSL-3 web site:

Organizing Committee:
Gerhild Zybatow, Uwe Junghanns, Grit Mehlhorn, Luka Szucsich

Postal address:
Universitaet Leipzig
Institut fuer Slavistik
FDSL-3 Organizing Committee
Augustusplatz 9
04109 Leipzig

Email: <>
Phone: ++49-341-97 37 450, -454
Fax: ++49-341-97 37 499
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Message 2: Information Retrieval/Asian Languages

Date: Tue, 4 May 1999 12:22:27 -0400 (EDT)
From: From: iral99 <From:>
Subject: Information Retrieval/Asian Languages

	 The Fourth International Workshop on
	 Information Retrieval with Asian Languages - IRAL'99
	 11-12 November, 1999
	 Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
	 Sponsored by
	 Institute of Information Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
	 Association for Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language 
	 In cooperation with: 
	 ACM Hong Kong Chapter
	 Japanese Association for Natural Language Processing
	 SIG-DBS, Information Processing Society of Japan
	 SIG-KLP, Korea Information Science Society 
	 SIG-NLP, Information Processing Society of Japan
	 Singapore Computer Society
	The purpose of the IRAL workshop is to bring together researchers and 
	developers who are interested in exchanging new ideas and presenting 
	results in the field of information retrieval (IR), with an emphasis 
	on the issues related to Asian languages and multilingual applications.

	The first International Workshop was held in 1996 in Taejon, Korea, 
	with the name "Information Retrieval with Oriental Languages". The 
	second and the third workshops were held in Japan and Singapore in 
	1997 and 1998 respectively. To further facilitate interchange between 
	the information retrieval and digital library communities, the fourth 
	workshop will be held in Academia Sinica Taipei on November 11-12, 
 1999, directly before the Second Asian Digital Libraries Conference 
	IRAL'99 welcomes submissions of original papers in the broad field of 
	information storage and retrieval, but topics contributed to Asian 
	languages are strongly encouraged. The technical issues to be addressed 
	include, but are not limited to:
	 . IR Theory including statistical and logical IR models, data fusion. 
	 . Experimentation: test collections, evaluation measures, experimental 
	 design, testing methodology, scalability. 
	 . Systems and Implementation Issues: integration with database systems, 
	 networked systems and the internet, compression, query evaluation. 
	 . Natural Language Processing: word sense disambiguation, discourse 
	 analysis, and summarization for the purposes of IR; cross-lingual 
	 IR systems, dialog management, use of linguistic resources for IR. 
	 . Filtering, Routing, and Text Classification. 
	 . Applications: task-embedded IR, electronic publishing, digital 
	 libraries, text data mining. 
	Papers (4 hardcopies) should be submitted in English only to the
	Program Chair of the Fourth International Workshop as follows:
	 Dr. Lee-Feng Chien
	 (IRAL'99 submission)
	 Institute of Information Science
	 Academia Sinica
	 Nankang 115, Taipei
	 TEL: 886-2-2788-3799 ext. 1514
	 FAX: 886-2-2782-4814
	Papers should be at most 5000 words in length, and should be double
	-spaced.The first page must contain the title of the paper and an 
	abstract of no more than 100 words, and no indication about the 
	author(s) and affiliation(s). In addition, authors must attach a 
	separate page with the title, the author name(s) and respective 
	affiliations, plus complete contact information (mailing address, 
	telephone, fax, email) for the author to whom correspondence should 
	be sent. Email will be the default means of communication.
	 5 July 1999: The deadline for receipt of papers (4 hardcopies)
	 16 Aug. 1999: Notification of result to authors (by email)
	 20 Sept. 1999: Final manuscript due in camera ready format
	 Der-Tsai Lee, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
	 Lin-Shan Lee, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
	 Jun Adachi, NACSIS, Japan
	 Lee-Feng Chien, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
	 Tetsuya Ishikawa, University of Library and Information Science, Japan
	 Mun-Kew Leong, Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore
	 Sung-Hyon Myaeng, Chungnam National University, Korea
	 Kam-Fai Wong, Chinese University, Hong Kong
	 Mei-Mei Wu, National Taiwan Normal Univ.(Organizing Committee Chair) 
	 Yuen-Hsien Tseng, Fu Jen Catholic University
	 Sung-Chien Lin, Shih Hsin University
	 Sue-Jin Ker, SooChow University
	 Hsin-Min Wang, Academia Sinica
	 Hsiao-Tieh Pu, Shih Hsin University
	 Kuang-Hua Chen, National Taiwan University
	 Lee-Feng Chien, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (Program Chiar)
	 Jun Adachi, NACSIS, Japan
	 Jun-Ichi Aoe, University of Tokushima, Japan
	 Jyun-Sheng Chang , Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
	 Hsinchun Chen, Univ. of Arizona, USA
	 Hsin-Hsi Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
	 Key-Sun Choi, KAIST, Korea
	 Schubert Foo, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
	 David Hull, Xerox RCE, France 
	 Kalervo Jarvelin, U. Tampere, Finland 
	 Asanee Kawtrakul, Kasetsart University, Thailand
	 Christopher Khoo, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
	 Kui-Lam Kwok, Queens College, CUNY, USA
	 Wai Lam, Chinese University, Hong Kong 
	 Dik L. Lee, University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
	 Geunbae Lee, POSTECH, Korea
	 Joon-Ho Lee, Soonsil University, Korea
	 Mun-Kew Leong, Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore
	 Kunio Matsui, Fujitsu Labs, Japan
	 Sung-Hyon Myaeng, Chungnam National University, Korea
	 Hiroshi Nakagawa, Yokohama National University, Japan
	 Doug Oard, U. of Maryland, USA
	 Yasushi Ogawa, Ricoh Labs, Japan
	 Keith Van Rijsbergen, U. of Glasgow, UK
	 Hae-Chang Rim, Korea University, Korea
	 Dong-Wook Shin, Chungnam National Univ, Korea
	 Von-Wun Soo, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
	 Sam-Yuan Sung, National University of Singapore, Singapore
	 Takenobu Tokunaga, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
	 Ross Wilkinson, CSIRO, Australia
	 Peter Willet, U. of Sheffield, UK
	 Ian H. Witten, University of Waikato, New Zealand 
	 Kam-Fai Wong, Chinese University, Hong Kong
	 Lide Wu, Fudan Univ., China
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