LINGUIST List 11.1370

Tue Jun 20 2000

Calls: Natural language Data, North East Ling Society

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  1. TALN2000, RObust Methods in Analysis of Natural language Data (ROMAND 2000)
  2. Miok Debby Pak, North East Linguistic Society (NELS 2000)

Message 1: RObust Methods in Analysis of Natural language Data (ROMAND 2000)

Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2000 14:21:50 +0200
From: TALN2000 <>
Subject: RObust Methods in Analysis of Natural language Data (ROMAND 2000)

 First Call for Papers
 ROMAND 2000

 1st workshop on RObust Methods in Analysis of Natural language Data

 Department of Computer Science
 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Lausanne
 October 19-20 2000

ROMAND 2000 is the first of a series of workshop that aims at bringing
together researchers working on robust methods in natural language
processing. The term "natural language" is intended as all possible
modalities of human communication and it is not restricted to written
or spoken language. The main goal of the workshop will be to bring
together researchers working in fields like artificial intelligence,
computational linguistics, human-computer interaction, cognitive
science who are facing with the problem of feasible and reliable
systems implementation. Theoretical aspects of robustness in NLP are
welcome as well as engineering and industrial experiences.

The workshop will be held in collaboration with the TALN 2000 conference (le
Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles - Automatic Natural Language
Processing) which will be held in Lausanne from October 16th to 18th. The
ROMAND workshop will be held just afterwards, from the 19th to 20th.

We invite abstracts on all topics related to robustness in natural language
processing, including, but not limited to:

 Robust Text Analysis
 Information Extraction
 Spoken Dialogue systems
 Multimodal human-computer interfaces
 Natural Language Architectures
 NLP and Soft Computing
 Robust Semantics
 Multimedia document analysis
 Robust Parsing
 Complexity of linguistic analysis
 Hybrid methods in computational linguistics
 Text Mining


Authors should submit an anonymous extended abstract of at most 6 (included
references) single-column pages with 10' body font size (for talks with a
duration of 20' plus 10' discussion) together with a separate page specifying
the authors' names, affiliation, address, and e-mail address. The abstracts
should be submitted electronically (in postscript or pdf format) to:


Papers due: July 23rd
Acceptance notice: August 14th
Final version due: September 28th
Conference: October 19-20


Program chairs are

Afzal Ballim
Vincenzo Pallotta
Hatem Ghorbel

Program committee

Steve Abney
Wolfgang Menzel
Jean-Pierre Chanod
Alberto Lavelli
Rens Bod
Giorgio Satta
Joachim Niehren
Roberto Basili
Maria Teresa Pazienza
Manuela Boros
Diego Molla' Aliod
Herv� Bourlard
B. Srinivas
C.J. Rupp
Peter Asveld


This year's workshop is organized in collaboration with the TALN 7eme
conf�rence annuelle sur LE TRAITEMENT AUTOMATIQUE DES LANGUES NATURELLES ( ). The workshop will take place at the Swiss
Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne. The workshop is endorsed by ATALA
(Association pour le Traitement Automatique des LAngues).


Details about the registration procedure will be posted later at the official
web site. The registration fee will be:

 Normal registration: 150.- CHF
 For registered TALN attendee: 100.- CHF


For any information related to the organization, please contact:

Vincenzo Pallotta

IN F Ecublens
1015 Lausanne

tel. +41-21-693 52 97
fax. +41-21-693 52 78

News about the conference will be posted on the workshop's Web page at
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Message 2: North East Linguistic Society (NELS 2000)

Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2000 22:34:25 -0400
From: Miok Debby Pak <>
Subject: North East Linguistic Society (NELS 2000)

 NELS 2000
 Conference of the North East Linguistic Society
 October 6-8, 2000
 Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

 Gennaro Chierchia
 Junko Ito and Armin Mester
 Howard Lasnik

 Nels 2000 features:
 Roundtable: Anti-symmetry and Minimalism in Romance Syntax
 Richard Kayne
 Juan Uriagereka
 Andrea Moro
 Eduardo Raposo

 Workshop: Neurological Bases of Language
 David Poeppel
 Yosef Grodzinsky
 Michael Ullman
 Angela Friederici

 Phonology and phonetics POSTER session

We invite abstracts for twenty-minute talks plus ten-minute
discussions on any aspect of theoretical linguistics. We also invite
abstracts for posters for the phonology and phonetics poster session
and the Neurological bases of Language workshop.

Abstracts must be at most one-page with one-inch margins and typed in
at least 11-point font. An optional second page is permitted for data
and references. Submissions are limited to 1 individual and 1 joint
abstract per author.

We strongly encourage electronic submissions. Electronic submissions
should have the subject header "abstract" and include all the author
information (see below) in the body of the e-mail. Acceptable formats
are PC and Mac MS Word, text and RTF. Abstracts with unusual fonts
must attach the font file.

Postal submissions must include 6 copies of an anonymous abstract and
an index card including the following information: name, title of
abstract, area (phonology, syntax, etc.), poster or main session,
affiliation(s), mailing address, and e-mail address.


Electronic submissions:

Postal submissions: Abstract Committee/NELS2000
 Department of Linguistics
 Georgetown University
 37th and O street, NW
 Washington, DC 20057

For more detail, visit our web-site:
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