LINGUIST List 11.1059

Wed May 10 2000

Calls: Artificial Intelligence, MT/Multilingual NLP

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  1. SBIA/IBERAMIA 2000, Artificial Intelligence (SBIA/IBERAMIA 2000)
  2. Roger Harris, Machine Translation/Multilingual NLP (MT 2000)

Message 1: Artificial Intelligence (SBIA/IBERAMIA 2000)

Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 12:29:53 -0300 (EST)
From: SBIA/IBERAMIA 2000 <sbia2000pcs.usp.br>
Subject: Artificial Intelligence (SBIA/IBERAMIA 2000)



Due to problems caused by recent computer virus, the Conference Comittee
has decided to extend the final deadline in one week: 

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 ** FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS **

 ** EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR PAPER SUBMISSION: MAY 19 2000 **
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 International Joint Conference
 IBERAMIA'2000
(7th Ibero-American Conference on Artificial Intelligence)
 SBIA'2000
 (15th Brazilian Symposium on Artificial Intelligence)
 
 November 19-22, 2000
 Atibaia, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 http://www.pcs.usp.br/~sbia2000
 http://www.pcs.usp.br/~iberamia2000
 
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Deadlines
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For papers

19 May 2000 - Deadline for paper submission
30 Jun 2000 - Notification of paper acceptance
28 Jul 2000 - Deadline for camera-ready papers

For workshops

19 May 2000 - Deadline for workshop proposals
26 May 2000 - Notification of workshop acceptance
 
For tutorials

19 May 2000 - Deadline for tutorial proposals
30 Jun 2000 - Notification of tutorial acceptance
20 Oct 2000 - Deadline for tutorial hand-outs 

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***> For more details please consult the IBERAMIA/SBIA 2000 
 home page:
 http://www.pcs.usp.br/~sbia2000
 http://www.pcs.usp.br/~iberamia2000
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Message 2: Machine Translation/Multilingual NLP (MT 2000)

Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 08:33:28 +0100
From: Roger Harris <rwshdircon.co.uk>
Subject: Machine Translation/Multilingual NLP (MT 2000)


British Computer Society
Natural Language Translation Specialist Group
URL: http://www.bcs.org.uk/siggroup/sg37.htm


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EXTENDED DEADLINE 19 June 2000
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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MT AND MULTILINGUAL NLP 

MT 2000: 
MACHINE TRANSLATION AND MULTILINGUAL APPLICATIONS 
IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM 

Exeter, United Kingdom 
20-22 November 2000 


The Natural Language Translation Specialist Group (NLTSG) of the
British Computer Society (BCS) and the University of Exeter announce 
an international conference to be held at the University of Exeter (UK)
on 20-22 November 2000. The event is a follow-up of the successful
conference "Machine Translation: 10 Years On" held in 1994 in Cranfield. 

Against the backdrop of increasingly multilingual society, MT2000 will
look at the main challenges to MT and multilingual NLP at the dawn of
the new millennium. The focus of this year's conference is not only
recent machine translation research and products, but latest 
multilingual developments in general. The organisers aim to attract a
wide range of contributions from researchers, users, educationalists
and exhibitors in the field of multilingual language engineering. 

The conference will take the form of addresses from invited keynote 
speakers plus individual papers. All papers accepted and presented will
be available as a volume of proceedings at the conference. A selection
of papers will be published in book form soon after the conference.
There will also be an exhibition area and an opportunity to hold poster
sessions.


* Topics 

We invite papers covering multilingual aspects of any NLP
task/application. We encourage the representation of a broad
range of areas; the following list of possible topics is not
exhaustive and is intended to indicate areas of probable interest.


Machine translation (developments, techniques, applications) 
Translation aids 
Controlled Languages 
Computer-assisted language learning
Corpora (construction, annotation, exploitation) 
Evaluation 
Part-of-speech tagging 
Parsing 
Information retrieval
Information extraction 
Automatic abstracting 
Word-sense disambiguation 
Lexical knowledge acquisition 
Anaphora resolution 
Text categorisation 
Dialogues systems
Web-based NLP applications
NL generation
Speech processing 
Translation studies
Terminology
Lexicography
Syntax
Semantics
Discourse
Pragmatics


* Invited speakers 

Martin Kay (Xerox Parc)
Jun-ichi Tsujii (UMIST and University of Tokyo) 
Yorick Wilks (Sheffield University)


* Programme Committee 

Mona Baker (UMIST, Manchester)
Christian Boitet (Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble)
Francis Bond (NTT, Kyoto)
Key-sun Choi (KAIST, Taejon) 
Ido Dagan (Bar Ilan University, Ramat-Gan) 
Walter Daelemans (University of Antwerp)
Robert Dale (Macquarie University, Sydney)
Rodolfo Delmonte (University of Venice)
Laurie Gerber (Systran Software Inc.) 
Gregory Grefenstette (Xerox Research, Grenoble) 
Changning Huang (Microsoft, China) 
John Hutchins (University of Anglia) 
Hitoshi Iida (SONY Computer Science Labs) 
Gareth Jones (University of Exeter) 
Martin Kay (Xerox Parc, Palo Alto) 
Adam Kilgarriff (University of Brighton) 
Richard Kittredge (University of Montreal)
Steven Krauwer (University of Utrecht)
Tara O'Leary (TRADOS Ireland) 
Derek Lewis (University of Exeter), Co-Chair 
Gabriel Lopez (New Lisbon University) 
Bente Maegard (Center of Language Technology, Copenhagen)
Chris Manning (Stanford University) 
Tony McEnery (Lancaster University) 
Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton), Co-Chair 
Constantin Orasan (University of Wolverhampton) 
Manuel Palomar (University of Alicante)
Jennifer Pearson (Dublin City University) 
Stelios Piperidis (ILPS, Athens) 
Stephen Pulman (University of Cambridge)
Lucia Rino (Federal University of Sao Carlos)
Horacio Rodriguez (Polytechnic University Barcelona) 
Geoffrey Sampson (University of Sussex, Brighton) 
Harold Somers (UMIST, Manchester)
Isabelle Trancoso (INEC, Lisbon) 
Arturo Trujillo (Vocalis plc, Cambridge)
Jun-ichi Tsujii (UMIST and University of Tokyo) 
Agnes Tutin (Stendahl University Grenoble) 
Karin Vespoor (Intelligenesis, New York)
Yorick Wilks (Sheffield University)
Lotfi Zadeh (University of California)

* Submission Guidelines 

Authors are requested to submit full-length papers which should
be written in English and should not exceed 7 single-column 
pages (preferred font: Times New Roman 12) including figures, 
tables and references. The first page of the papers should feature 
the title of the paper, the author's name(s), the author's surface and
email address(es), followed by keywords and an abstract. Electronic
submissions (attached postscript files, pdf, rtf or Word files) are
encouraged.

The address for e-mail paper submissions is: D.R.Lewisexeter.ac.uk
In addition, the abstracts of the papers should be separately emailed
to Ruslan Mitkov (R.Mitkovwlv.ac.uk). 

The papers will be reviewed by 3 members of the Programme Committee.
Authors of accepted papers will be sent guidelines on how to produce
the camera-ready versions of their papers for inclusion in the
Proceedings.


* Schedule 

Paper Submission Due: 19 June 2000
Notification of Acceptance: 1 August 2000
Camera-ready Paper Due: 30 September 2000
Conference: 20-22 November 2000


* Venue 

The conference venue will be the Crossmeads Conference Centre at the
University of Exeter. Exeter is an historic city in the heart of Devon
in the South West of England. The campus is celebrated as one of the
most beautiful in the United Kingdom. Exeter's international airport is
a few miles away. There are good rail and coach links to London,
Birmingham and other UK cities. 


* Exhibitions 

The conference will host exhibitions of software products and books
related to multilingual NLP. Companies/organisations interested in
exhibiting their products should contact Derek Lewis (see below). 


* Call for participation 

A call for participation, including the conference program and
attendance fees, will be posted in August.


* Further information

Further information can be obtained from 

Derek Lewis 
Queen's Building 
University of Exeter 
Exeter 
United Kingdom 
EX4 4QH 
Telephone/fax: ++44 (0)1392 264296 / 264306 
E-mail: D.R.Lewisexeter.ac.uk 

or from

David Wigg, NLTSG
Telephone: +44 (0) 1732 455446
E-mail: wiggjdbcs.org.uk

Conference web site: 
http://www.bcs.org.uk/siggroup/nalatran/mt2000/index.htm
Exeter University web-site: http://www.exeter.ac.uk 
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