LINGUIST List 11.1331

Thu Jun 15 2000

Calls: Yiddish Studies, Computational Lexicography

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  1. Ane Kleine, Annual Symposium for Yiddish Studies in Germany
  2. Evangelos Dermatas, Computational Lexicography and Multimedia Dictionaries (COMLEX 2000)

Message 1: Annual Symposium for Yiddish Studies in Germany

Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 11:09:41 +0200
From: Ane Kleine <>
Subject: Annual Symposium for Yiddish Studies in Germany

Annual Symposium for Yiddish Studies in Germany

28-30 August 2000

The third Annual Symposium for Yiddish Studies in Germany will take
place from 28 to 30 August 2000 at the Heinrich Heine University in
Duesseldorf. With this symposium both programs in Yiddish Studies in
Germany continue their combined effort to offer a forum for scholars
and students of Yiddish where they can present their research and
exchange ideas. Scholars and students from Germany and abroad are
invited to attend and take part. Those who would like to present a
paper (in Yiddish or German) should send an abstract to the

We will post more detailed and regularly updated information on the
internet . We will
also be happy to answer questions by fax (0211-81-12027) or e-mail
( Participants can register at
the addresses below. There is no conference fee.

Erika Timm und Marion Aptroot
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Message 2: Computational Lexicography and Multimedia Dictionaries (COMLEX 2000)

Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 03:18:13 +0300
From: Evangelos Dermatas <>
Subject: Computational Lexicography and Multimedia Dictionaries (COMLEX 2000)

Final Call for Papers

Submission deadline Extended to June 23.

Workshop on



22-23 September 2000
Patras, Greece

Organized by WCL, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Patras, Greece.

Supported by ISCA (International Speech Communication Association)
and ELSNET (European Network in Language and Speech)

The aim of this workshop is to present the state of the art in corpus
based monolingual and multilingual lexicography (corpora creation,
methods and tools for lexical knowledge extraction, knowledge
representation, etc.) and the integration of various modalities
(textual, spoken, visual) in electronic dictionaries. In particular
the workshop aims at the presentation of current work and results of
national and international projects related to the workshop's subject.

The scientific program will include several invited lectures as well as
submitted paper presentations. Submitted papers will be published in a
volume of Proceedings available at the workshop.

� Electronic corpora for lexicography
� Methods and tools for corpus based lexicography
� Acquisition and reusability of lexicography resources
� Annotation of lexicography resources
� Evaluation and validation of lexicography resources
� Lexical knowledge representation
� Treatment of morphology and polysemy
� Recognition of lexical units in text
� Monolingual and multilingual lexicography
� Integration of various modalities in electronic dictionaries
� Multimedia information retrieval
� Speech synthesis/recognition for multimedia dictionaries
� Encyclopedic dictionaries
� Specialized dictionaries (language teaching, NLP-applications, etc)
� Internet based dictionaries
� Other subjects related to the workshop

The workshop will be held at the conference center of the University
of Patras, Greece. Patras is located on the west coast of Greece, 200 km
from Athens. It is the principal seaport linking the country with Italy
and the commercial and cultural center of Western Greece.
Apart from its beautiful landscape, Patras is close to the famous
archeological sites of Olympia, Delphi and Corinth.

Anastassiadi-Simeonidi Anna (University of Thessaloniki)
Caragiannis George (Technical University of Athens)
Christodoulakis Dimitris (University of Patras)
Dermatas Evangelos (University of Patras)
Fakotakis Nikos (University of Patras)
Faloutsos Cristos (Carnegie Mellon University)
Gibbon Dafydd (Universit"at Bielefeld)
Kalamboukis Theodore(Athens University of Economics and Business)
King Philip (University of Birmingham)
Kokkinakis George (University of Patras)
Kontos John (Athens University of Economics and Business)
Potapova Rodmonga (Moscow State Linguistic University)
Spyropoulos Konstantinos (Research Centre "Democritos" Athens)
Tsoutsoura Maria (Ionian University)
Veronis Jean (Universite de Provence)
Zampolli Antonio (University of Pisa)

Cristos Faloutsos,
Computer Science Department,
Carnegie Mellon University.
"Multimedia Information Retrieval"

Dafydd Gibbon
Fakulta t fur Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft,
Universitat Bielefeld.
"Progress in Computational Lexicography"

Jean Veronis,
Centre Informatique pour les Lettres et Science Humaines,
Universite de Provence
"Building dictionaries from knowledge bases"

Antonio Zampolli
Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale del CNR, Pisa.
"Electronic corpora for lexicography"

Abstracts of original not elsewhere published papers may be submitted
either by post (three copies) or preferably by e-mail in ASCII format
only. Submissions should be typed or printed on one side of the paper
only, with ample margins. They should not exceed two A4 pages including
figures and references). All abstracts will be refereed by the
Scientific Committee. Submission of an abstract implies a
commitment to present the paper if accepted.

All submissions should begin with the following information:
Title: title of paper
Author(s): names of author(s)
Affiliation: of author(s)
Contact address: full postal address
E-mail: electronic mail address
 of main author (for
 contact), followed by
 other authors (if any)

Fax number: of main author
Phone number: of main author

Electronic submissions should be sent to:
with the subject line "<Author's surname> Submission for COMLEX2000"

Submissions by post should be addressed to:
 George Kokkinakis,
 Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering,
 University of Patras
 26500, Patras, Greece

Submission of abstracts: June 23, 2000
Notification of acceptance:July 1, 2000
Camera-ready paper due: August 1, 2000
Advance registration: July 10, 2000
Late registration: September 1, 2000
Workshop: September 22, 2000

The official language of the workshop will be English.

Several hotels are situated on the beach of Rion near the venue.
Accommodation service will be provided.

Hotel prices per night in drachmas
Hotel Single Double
**** 25.000-30.000 35.000-40.000
*** 15.000-20.000 18.000-25.000
** 10.000-14.000 14.000-18.000

The full registration fee includes conference materials, coffee breaks,
welcome reception, two meals, banquet, and the use of conference

Early registration Late Registration
Regular 190 220
Student 145 170
All prices are in Euro.

Ten grants including free registration will be given to students and
young scientists by the organizers. Applications should be submitted
together with the abstracts.
Further grants are provided by ISCA

Name: ......................................
Institution: .......................................
Address: .......................................
Country: ......................................
Email address: ......................................
Telephone / FAX: .......................................
Date of Birth: .....................

2) A curriculum Vitae with academic records.
3) A complete list of previous publications.

Grand applications should be submitted by e-mail to


George Kokkinakis (chair),
WCL, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering,
University of Patras.

Nikos Fakotakis (vice chair),
WCL, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering,
University of Patras.

Evangelos Dermatas (secretary),
WCL, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering,
University of Patras.

Evangelos Dermatas
Dept of Electrical Engineering
University of Patras
26500 Patras

Tel: + 30 61 996 189
Fax: + 30 61 991 855
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