LINGUIST List 10.777

Thu May 20 1999

Calls: NLP, Language Change

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  1. nlprs 99, Final CFP for NLPRS99
  2. Dan Villa, Linguist Association of the Southwest XXVIII

Message 1: Final CFP for NLPRS99

Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 15:43:38 +0900 (KST)
From: nlprs 99 <>
Subject: Final CFP for NLPRS99


 5th Natural Language Processing Pacific Rim Symposium

 Beijing, China
 November 5-7, 1999

 "Closing the Millennium"

NLPRS has contributed to the promotion and circulation of research
efforts in Computational Linguistics and related subjects, primarily
among scholars in the Pacific Rim area. As the NLPRS culminating a
millennium, NLPRS-99 would like to invite more scholars than ever
before, including those beyond the Pacific boundaries, covering topics
of all related areas, in order to create a memorable occasion before
the next century. The papers must be original and address unpublished
work on all aspects of Computational Linguistics.


The conference papers may represent technical works in all areas of
computational linguistics. The following categories are illustrative
only. Do not hesitate to send your papers even if you think that the
area of your paper is not exactly covered by the categories below.

 General Categories
 anaphora resolution
 lexical semantics
 machine translation
 bilingual alignment
 statistical parsing

 Linguistic Data
 lexical acquisition
 corpus analysis

 applied NLP systems
 parallel implementations

 Thematic topics
 millennium view/experiences from large projects


NLPRS is considering organizing a millennium session and a panel
discussion on the issues and thoughts of what we have achieved and
what we may achieve over the fifty years of Computational Linguistics.
For instance, historical landmarks with positive influence on the
solutions of linguistic issues may need to be reinterpreted. What
would be the implication of achievements so far? On this topic, NLPRS
would like to encourage the submission of related papers. In
particular, government officials and scholars who created, funded, and
managed large-scale NLP projects are strongly urged to join this panel
discussion. The panel meeting will provide a timely occasion to
discuss successes and failures of large projects.

Those who wish to join the panel discussion on the topics stated above
are kindly requested to compile an email application with a brief note
of the opinion statement to the following address.


One of the key terms opening the next century will be the Internet.
Linguistic ideas may need to be recast into internet primitives.
NLPRS99 plans to organize a session devoted to related themes; papers
addressing the following themes are welcome:

 - internet applications of NLP systems:
 computational models as well as case studies
 - general topics on group works:
 linguistic or non linguistic algorithms that foster group


Huang, Changning Tsinghua University, China


Cao, Youqi Chinese Information Processing Society of China, China


Choi, Key-Sun KAIST, Korea

Yu, Shiwen Peking University, China
Han, Young S. Suwon University, Korea


Ananiadou, Sofia UMIST, Manchester
Boitet, Christian CLIPS-GETA, France
Bond, Francis NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Japan
Chen, Keh-Jiann Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Church, Kenneth W. AT&T Labs, USA
Dale, Robert Microsoft Research Institute, USA
Dong, Zhendong China Information Processing Society, China
Estival, Dominique Syrinx Speech Systems, Australia
Hasida, Koiti Electrotechnical Lab, Japan
Hausser, Roland University of Erlangen, Gemany
Hideki, Kashioka ATR, Japan
Hovy, Eduard USC Information Sciences Institute, USA
Huang, Chu-Ren Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Isahara, Hitoshi Communications Research Laboratory, Japan
Joshi, Aravind K. University of Pennsylvania, USA
Kando, Noriko NACSIS, Japan
Kikui, Gen-ichiro NTT Information and Communication Systems Laboratories,
Kim, Yeunbae NHK, Japan
Kurohashi, Sadao Kyoto University, Japan
Kwon, Hyuk-Chul Pusan National University, Korea
Lee, Jong-Hyeok Pohang University, Korea
Leong, Munkew Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore
Li, Sheng Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Lua, Kim-Teng National University of Singapore, Singapore
Meknavin Surapan NECTEC, Thailand
Mitkov, Ruslan University of Wolverhampton, UK
Myaeng, Sung Hyon Chungnam National University, Korea
Nishino, Fumihito Fujitsu Labs, Japan
Niwa, Yoshiki ARL Hitachi, Japan
Park, Seyoung ETRI, Korea
Rim, Hae-Chang Korea University, Korea
Sangal, Rajeev Indian Institute of Information Technology, India
Seo, Jungyun Sogang University, Korea
Su, Keh-Yih Behavior Design Corporation, Taiwan
Takeda, Koichi IBM Tokyo Labs, Japan
Tokunaga, Takenobu Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Tsujii, Jun'ichi UMIST, Manchester
T'sou, Benjamin K. City University of Hong Kong
Uszkoreit, Hans University of Saarbruecken, Germany
Utsuro, Takehito Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Wu, Dekai HKUST Human Language Technology Center, Hong Kong
Wuwongse, Vilas Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Yao, Tian-Shun Northeastern University, China
Yoshimura, Kenji Fukuoka University,Japan
Yusoff, Zaharin University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Zhang, Pu Beijing Language & Culture University, China
Zhou, Ming Tsinghua University, China
Zock, Michael Langage & Cognition LIMSI-CNRS, France


Papers should describe unique and completed work. When submitting
papers, authors must specify the category of the presentation: regular
paper, project paper, or poster paper. If a regular paper is intended
for the thematic sessions, the author is asked to indicate so by
choosing one of the two themes: millennium session or internet
session. In particular if the paper is intended for the millennium
session, the paper may length more than 3000 words constraints.


Papers should not contain more than 3200 words except millennium
papers. The title page must contain the title of the paper, author
information, paper length in words, the thematic session (if
appropriate), and up to 10 keywords in both English and the author's
native language. The main pages should not contain the author
information. Four hard copies of the original paper must be sent
directly to the following address :

 NLPRS-99 Submission
 Prof. Key-Sun Choi
 Department of Computer Science
 KAIST(Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
 373-1 Kusong-dong Yusong-gu
 Taejon 305-701 Korea
 TEL +82-42-869-3565
 FAX +82-42-867-3565

Hard copy submissions are strongly recommended, but for the authors
who cannot make hard copy submissions, the file format must be readily
browsable and printable in ps, html, or pdf. Electronic submissions
should be made to the following address:


 Paper Submissions Deadline June 1, 1999
 Notification of acceptance August 1, 1999
 Camera ready paper September 1, 1999

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Message 2: Linguist Association of the Southwest XXVIII

Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 12:37:40 -0600 (MDT)
From: Dan Villa <dvillacrl.NMSU.Edu>
Subject: Linguist Association of the Southwest XXVIII


The Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO) XXVIII To be held
in San Antonio, Texas, October 1-3, 1999

(For more information, visit our website at

Proposals for papers in any area of linguistics will be considered.
Submissions on the topic of "Language Change and Contact: Synchronic
and Diachronic Perspectives" are particularly encouraged. We welcome
submissions by graduate students, who may submit papers following the
conference for consideration for the Helmut Esau Prize, a $250 cash
award made annually by LASSO. Presentation time for papers is limited
to twenty minutes plus ten minutes for discussion. The deadline for
receipt of abstracts is June 1, 1999. Those who submit abstracts will
be notified as to whether their papers have or have not been accepted
by July 20, 1999. Only one abstract as single author and a second as
co-author will be accepted from any individual. Abstracts must be no
longer than one page (maximum 250 words) and should summarize the main
points of the paper and explain relevant aspects of the data,
methodology, and argumentation employed. Use of special font items
(e.g., phonetic symbols, diacritic marks, branching diagrams, or
logical notation) should be kept to a bare minimum. Abstracts of
papers will be published AS RECEIVED in a booklet for distribution at
the meeting. At the beginning of the abstract write the title of the
paper. At the end of the abstract repeat the title and also list the
author's name (if more than one author, list names in the order they
should appear in the program), academic affiliation, mailing address,
telephone number, and e-mail address. E-mail submissions are strongly
preferred. Abstracts should be e-mailed to:

Daniel Villa ( 

Submitters will receive an e-mail reply notifying them that their
abstracts have been received and will be considered. If such
notification has not been received within one week, that means the
e-mailed abstract did not reach its destination and should be
resubmitted. Authors who do not have access to e-mail or whose
abstracts contain special symbols should send one paper copy of the
abstract along with one disk copy (with the disk labeled as to
operating system and word processing program) to:

Daniel Villa, LASSO Vice-President
Dept. of Languages and Linguistics
Box 30001, Dept. 3L
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Telephone 505-646-4541

Authors are strongly encouraged to send their completed, polished
papers -- or any other work they want to have considered for
publication -- to The Southwest Journal of Linguistics. Presentation
of papers is a privilege of membership in LASSO. Individuals' 1999
dues must be paid by June 1 in order for their abstracts to be
considered. Annual dues are US$20 (dues for students, retired persons,
or those not employed are reduced to US$10); checks for dues should be
made out to LASSO. To pay dues or to obtain additional information,

Mary Jane Hurst 
Executive Director
LASSO Department of English
Texas Tech University Lubbock
TX 79409-3091 
phone 806-742-2501
fax 806-742-0989 

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