LINGUIST List 11.1230

Thu Jun 1 2000

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Chinese Lang Processing

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  1. Isabelle LEGLISE, French Association of Applied Linguistics - AFLA2000
  2. Priscilla Rasmussen, Chinese Language Processing Workshop - ACL'2000

Message 1: French Association of Applied Linguistics - AFLA2000

Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 00:37:18 +0200
From: Isabelle LEGLISE <legliseccr.jussieu.fr>
Subject: French Association of Applied Linguistics - AFLA2000

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

AFLA 2000 / SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE
Paris, July 6 - 8



Under the auspices of their third International Conference on Applied
Linguistics, the French Association of Applied Linguistics (AFLA) organises
a scientific conference. This will cover two themes:

- the automatic processing of language
- language dysfonctions and learning difficulties of language and languages

The conference will be held on the Jussieu Campus in the heart of Paris
 from Thursday 6th of July to Saturday the 8th of July 2000.

The dead line for early registration is June 10.
Please register on: http://afla.linguist.jussieu.fr where you can find the
program and all the practical information.

For further information: afla2000linguist.jussieu.fr


INVITED SPEAKERS:

Theme 1: the automatic processing of language
- Christian Fluhr (CEA) : Recherche d'information dans une economie
mondialisee :
enjeux, methodes, outils.
- Lou Burnard (Oxford) : TEI XML : Electronic Texts for humanities research.
- Johann Haller (IAI, Saarbr´┐Żcken) : Research and Development in the
field of Controlled Languages. Language Technology at IAI.

Theme 2: language dysfonctions and learning difficulties of language and
languages
- Michel Paradis (Montreal) : Ce que la pathologie nous apprend sur les
mecanismes cerebraux utilises differemment selon l'age et la methode
d'acquisition d'une L2.
- Jacqueline Leybaert (UL Bruxelles) : Le role des habiletes
phonologiques dans l'acquistion de l'orthographe : evidence provenant
d'enfants sourds et dysphasiques.
- Mireille Besson (CNRS-Marseille) : De l'utilisation de l'Imagerie
Cerebrale pour etudier le langage.
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Message 2: Chinese Language Processing Workshop - ACL'2000

Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 18:22:50 EDT
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmussecs.rutgers.edu>
Subject: Chinese Language Processing Workshop - ACL'2000



 CALL FOR PAPERS


 The second Chinese Language Processing Workshop



 Sponsored by SIGLEX, SIGDAT and SIGPARSE.

 October 2000

 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 In conjunction with ACL-2000



Growing interest in Chinese Language Processing is leading to the development
of resources such as annotated corpora and automatic segmenters, part-of-speech
taggers and parsers. The first Asia ACL provides an ideal opportunity to bring
together influential researchers from Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and
Beijing, as well as Chinese language researchers in the rest of the world, to
discuss issues that are specific to the processing of Chinese. A critical tool
for developing Chinese language processing tools is the availability of
annotated corpora. The greater the consensus we have around guidelines for
corpus annotation of part-of-speech tags, syntactic bracketing and other areas,
the more useful this corpora will be.

We welcome submissions that address the following topics on Chinese 
language processing:
 . word segmentation
 . POS tagging
 . phrase identification
 . parsing
 . grammar development
 . lexicon acquisition
 . corpus development


We invite workshop participants to take advantage of two bracketed corpora:

 . The first one, Chinese Penn Treebank, was developed at University of 
 Pennsylvania, USA. It includes 100-thousand words from Xinhua News. 
 The corpus will be released via LDC at UPenn in one or two weeks. 
 For more information and announcement of the release, please check the 
 website http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/ctb/ after June 4th, 2000.

 . The second one, developed by CKIP, Academia Sinica in Taiwan, contains
 more than 30,000 sentences. A trial version of 1,000 sentences is now
 available for download by the public at
 http://godel.iis.sinica.edu.tw/CKIP/trees1000.htm
 The release of the complete treebank is being reviewed by Academia Sinica.
 Preliminary arrangements have been made for the treebank to be licensed
 through ROCLING. Please check their website
 http://rocling.iis.sinica.edu.tw/ROCLING for announcement.



The workshop will be held either on Oct 1 or Oct 2. For latest update
of the workshop (including the instruction for paper registration) and
the release of the Chinese Penn Treebank, please check
http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/ctb/ . If you have any questions concerning
the workshop or the Treebank, please email us at
chineselinc.cis.upenn.edu.



Submissions:

 Submissions are limited to original, unpublished work. Papers may
not exceed 3200 words (exclusive of title page and references). Papers
outside the specified length are subject to be rejected without
review.

 The style files for submission are the same as the ones for ACL
regular paper, which can be downloaded from
http://www.cs.ust.hk/acl2000/fcfp.html . The reviewing of papers will
be blind. Hence the title page and paper should not include the
authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that
reveal the author's identity (e.g., "We previously showed (Smith,
1991) ...") should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith
previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...".

 As reviewing will be blind, a separate title page and identification page 
will be required. The title page should include the following information: 

 Title: 
 Paper ID Code: (generated upon paper registration) 
 Topic Area: one or two general topic areas 
 Keywords: Up to 5 keywords specifying subject area 
 Which Session: just put "G"
 Word Count, excluding title page and references: 
 Under Consideration for other Conferences (specify): 
 Abstract: short summary (up to 5 lines) 

 The identification page should contain all of the information in the
title page, but in addition must include the authors' names,
affiliations, and email addresses. The format for the identification
page should be as follows:

 Title: 
 Paper ID Code: (generated upon paper registration) 
 Authors' names, affiliations, and email addresses 
 Topic Area: one or two general topic areas 
 Keywords: Up to 5 keywords specifying subject area 
 Which Session: just put "G"
 Word Count, excluding title page and references: 
 Under Consideration for other Conferences (specify): 
 Abstract: short summary (up to 5 lines) 


 Submissions must be received by July 1, 2000. Late submissions (those
arriving on or after July 2) will be rejected without review. The
Program Committee is not responsible for postal delays or other
mailing problems. Six (6) paper copies (printed on both sides of the
page if possible) including the title page plus two (2) identification
pages should be submitted to the following address:

 CLP-2000 submission
 c/o Fei Xia
 Institute for Research in Cognitive Science (IRCS)
 3401 Walnut St. Suite 400A
 Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA


Important Dates:
 July 1, 2000 Submission of full-length paper
 August 10, 2000 Acceptance notice
 September 5, 2000 Camera-ready paper due
 October 1 or 2 Conference date


	Organizational committee:
	
	Martha Palmer - UPenn
	Mitch Marcus - UPenn
	Fei Xia - UPenn
	Aravind Joshi - UPenn


Program committee: 
Nianwen	Xue - U of Delaware, USA
Shengli Feng - U of Kansas, USA
K.L.Kwok - Queens College, USA
Amy Weinberg - U. of Maryland, USA
Mary Ellen Okurowski - Department of Defense, USA
John Kovarik - Department of Defense, USA 
Andi Wu - Mircrosoft, USA
Bangalore Srinivas - AT&T Research Lab, USA
Jin Yang - Systran, USA
Ralph Weischedel - BBN, USA
Dong Zhendong - Hownet designer, China 
Shiwen Yu - Peking University, China 
Qiang Zhou - Tsinghua University, China
Chunfa Yuan - Tsinghua University, China
Maosong Sun - Tsinghua University, China
Joe Zhou - Intel China Research Center, China
Chang-Ning Huang - Microsoft Research, China
Gan Kok Wee - Hong Kong Science and Technology University
Dekai Wu - Hong Kong Science and Technology University
Benjamin K Tsou - Hong Kong City Univeristy 
Keh-Jian Chen - Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Chu-ren Huang - Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Keh-Yih Su - Behavior Design Corporation, Taiwan
Lua, Kim-Teng - National University of Singapore
Tan Chew Lim - National University of Singapore 
Fuji Ren - Hiroshima City University, Japan
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