LINGUIST List 11.1125

Thu May 18 2000

Calls: Comp Ling:PKDD'2000,General:35th Colloquium

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  1. Hugo Zaragoza, Comp Ling:PKDD'2000 Workshop on Machine Learning for Textual Information Access.
  2. Peter Sandrini, 35th Colloquium of Linguistics at Innsbruck University,Institute of Translation Studies

Message 1: Comp Ling:PKDD'2000 Workshop on Machine Learning for Textual Information Access.

Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 18:06:16 +0200
From: Hugo Zaragoza <>
Subject: Comp Ling:PKDD'2000 Workshop on Machine Learning for Textual Information Access.

 PKDD'2000 Workshop :


 September 12, 2000.
 Lyon, France.

 Preceding the Fourth European Conference on Principles and
 Practices of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (PKDD'2000).

 PKDD'200 :


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Until recently, the exploitation of large textual collections was mainly
limited to sorting and retrieving documents. On the other hand, systems
capable of extracting meaningful document fragments dealt only with
small domain dependent tasks and models.

On-line information is becoming widely available and utilized, and
demand for tools capable of harnessing this information increases rapidly. As
this information is inherently structured and complex, classic models
are insufficient. New technological challenges arise, the solution of which
require the cooperation of several research domains.

By the term "Textual Information Access" we denote here an emerging
interdisciplinary community of researchers from different fields sharing
an interest on textual data objects, and Machine or Statistical Learning
techniques to develop automatic text analysis systems.

Among the new important challenges we will mention the need for
automatically parametrizable systems (since hand-crafted models cannot 
cope with the heterogeneous nature of data and tasks), the exploitation of new
structure formalisms for documents and collections (e.g. XML), the relations
between textual and not textual data, and more generally the emerging
text-mining and web-mining tasks. In order to solve these challenges, a combined 
approach is needed, exploiting technologies from different domains.

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Textual Information Access models and applications relating to:
 Information Retrieval and Filtering
 Information Extraction
 Multi-media Information Access
 Knowledge Acquisition
 Topic Detection and Tracking
 Text Summarization
Representation techniques of:
 Textual Information
User-feedback models and applications
User-modeling models and applications
Clustering methods and applications
Large corpus, scalability and performance issues
Evaluation techniques

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Long papers (up to 12 pages), reporting original completed research,
development activities, original state of the art surveys, etc.
Short papers (from 4 to 6 pages), reporting ongoing research, promising
new approaches, position papers.

All papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted papers will presented during
the Workshop and will appear in the Workshop Proceedings.

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Jean-Cedric Chappelier, EPFL, Switzerland,
Robert Gaizauskas, University of Sheffield, UK,
Patrick Gallinari, LIP6, Universite de Paris 6, France,
Thorsten Joachims, Universitaet Dortmun, Germany,
Martin Rajman, EPFL, Switzerland,
Hugo Zaragoza, Universite de Paris 6, France (Chairman).

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Submissions should include a short abstract (200 words) and comply with
the following format: A4, 1 column, 2.5cm margins, Times New Roman
font, single spacing. Postscript is preferred but other standard formats
will be accepted (Word, latex, etc.)

Submissions should be done electronically by e-mail to Hugo Zaragoza
(, indicating in the subject: MLTIA'2000.

Please notify to us your intention to submit as soon as possible.

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June 25th 2000 : Deadline for electronic submission of all papers.
August 1st 2000 : Notification of acceptance.
August 15th 2000 : Deadline for electronic submission of camera-ready

Contact Details
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For more information, please contact:
Hugo Zaragoza
LIP6, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6)
4, place Jussieu #169
75252 Paris Cedex 05
Tel: 33 1 44 27 74 91
Fax: 33 1 44 27 70 00

Hugo Zaragoza.
Machine Learning Group Tel: (33/0) 1 44277491 
LIP6, Univerist� de Paris 6 Fax: (33/0) 1 44277000
Paris (France)
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 LIP6 / UPMC, Boite 169 / 4, pl.Jussieu / 75252 Paris Cedex 05
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Message 2: 35th Colloquium of Linguistics at Innsbruck University,Institute of Translation Studies

Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 14:21:38 +0200
From: Peter Sandrini <>
Subject: 35th Colloquium of Linguistics at Innsbruck University,Institute of Translation Studies

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 Call for papers
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35th Colloquium of Linguistics 
35. Linguistisches Kolloquium 
35e Colloque Linguistique 
20 - 22 September 2000 
Innsbruck University 
Institute of Translation Studies

We cordially invite all linguists to participate in the 35th
International Colloquium of Linguistics, whose motto is "A Europe of
Languages: Language Competence - Multilingualism - Translation" and 
which will take place at Innsbruck University, Institute of Translation
Studies, on 20 -22 September 2000. This event is an international
conference of long-standing tradition, organised at changing European
venues, which in past years have included among others such cities as
Paris (France), Berlin (Germany), Graz (Austria), Aarhus (Denmark),
Gdansk (Poland), Bern (Switzerland) and Thessaloniki (Greece). 

Continuing the tradition of the Colloquium of Linguistics which
represents an openness towards all fields and paradigms of linguistics,
the Innsbruck event offers flexibility with regard to the choice of
topics and an opportunity to present the most recent developments in
various linguistic areas in parallel sessions. As usual, the wide
variety of topics will also enable attendees to learn about issues
beyond their own field of research. On the other hand, the colloquium
represents an innovative forum for the latest linguistic approaches and
has become a major platform for the linguistic dialogue between East and
West thanks to its openness towards young academics and different
linguistic approaches. 

Please forward your paper and the ready-to-copy abstract of between 200
and 300 words to Prof. Dr. Lew Zybatow,Institute of Translation Studies,
Innsbruck University, Herzog-Siegmund-Ufer 15, A - 6020 Innsbruck,
Austria; tel.: +43 512
07 4252, fax: +43 512 507 2885. 

Conference languages are English, German and French. The presentation
should not exceed 20 minutes and will be followed by a 10-minute
discussion. A volume of abstracts will be available at the conference.
The proceedings with the ull paper will be published after the event in
a conference volume in the "Linguistik International" series of Peter

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Important deadlines 
31st May 2000 Submission of abstracts 
 Conference registration (reduced rate) 
		 	 now extended to 20th June 2000
 Registration for excursion 

15th August 2000		Hotel reservation 

31st December 2000 Submission of papers for the conference
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further details at the website of the conference

We look forward to meeting you at the conference.

Peter Sandrini
Universit�t Innsbruck, Translationswissenschaft
Herzog-Siegmund-Ufer 15, A-6020 Innsbruck
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