LINGUIST List 11.1406

Sat Jun 24 2000

Calls: Advances NLP/IR, Word Sense Disambiguation

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  1. Priscilla Rasmussen, Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (ACL'2000)
  2. Priscilla Rasmussen, Evaluating Word Sense Disambiguation Systems (SENSEVAL-2)

Message 1: Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (ACL'2000)

Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 16:13:06 EDT
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmussecs.rutgers.edu>
Subject: Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (ACL'2000)


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 CALL FOR PAPERS
 ACL'2000 Workshop on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing
 and Information Retrieval
 October 7/8, 2000
 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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Aims and scope
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This workshop aims at fostering the interaction between researchers in
the areas of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Information
Retrieval (IR), and furthermore, promoting discussions on the current
and potential benefits of common approaches to related research
challenges. The central topic is the application of Language
Technologies to Information Retrieval, including (but not limited to): 

* the role of lexical-syntactic information in mono- and multilingual
IR, including morphology, phrase detection and treatment, word sense
disambiguation adapted to IR needs, acquisition and use of lexical
resources, etc.

* empirical evidence regarding the use of NL techniques in different
retrieval scenarios, typification of such scenarios, and the
discussion of evaluation measures beyond precision/recall variants.

* interaction between NLP and IR techniques in topics related
to both areas such as Cross-Language and Interactive Text Retrieval,
Question Answering, Information Extraction, Text Summarization, Text
Data Mining, etc.

The growing research and application possibilities provided by the
increased amount of networked information have motivated new attempts
to explore the relationship between NLP and IR. For researchers in
IR, a compelling challenge is to move from (monolingual) document
retrieval within controlled text collections, to actually retrieving
information, rather than individual documents, from multilingual,
heterogeneous and dynamic webs of interlinked documents and online
services. The reciprocal challenge for NLP research is to scale up,
adapt and possibly reshape techniques and resources to help bridge the 
gap between document and information retrieval in practical
applications. Papers describing pragmatic, empirically tested
approaches facing these issues are especially welcome. 

Instructions for submissions
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The format of submissions is identical to the one used for the main
conference, which can be found at
http://www.cs.ust.hk/acl2000/fcfp.html 
Authors should fill the "paper ID" field in to specify: "IR&NLP
workshop". The "Topic Area" and "session" fields should be left blank.

Papers must be submitted electronically, in postscript or pdf formats,
to both Program Chairs:

Judith Klavans, Columbia University
klavanscs.columbia.edu

Julio Gonzalo, UNED
julioieec.uned.es

No hardcopy submission is required.

Important dates
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Deadline for submissions: July 15, 2000
Notification of acceptance: August 7, 2000
Camera-ready version: September 1, 2000
Workshop: October 7 or 8, 2000

Further Information
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Updated information about the workshop can be found at
http://sensei.ieec.uned.es/IRNLP-2000
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Message 2: Evaluating Word Sense Disambiguation Systems (SENSEVAL-2)

Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 16:17:20 EDT
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmussecs.rutgers.edu>
Subject: Evaluating Word Sense Disambiguation Systems (SENSEVAL-2)


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			 SENSEVAL-2
		 CALL FOR INTEREST IN PARTICIPATION

We are considering running SENSEVAL exercises in at least the
following languages:

 * French
 * English
 * Italian
 * Japanese
 * Spanish
 * Danish
 * German
 * Estonian
 * Swedish
 * Korean
 * Chinese

>From this call, we hope to gauge the level of interest in each of
these exercises.

If you are interested in submitting a sense disambiguation system to
SENSEVAL-2, please send email to senseval-coordsharp.co.uk and say
which language(s) you are interested in. Expressing your interest now
is NOT binding; it is just to help us in allocating our resources.

Please get back to us by July 10, 2000.

The SENSEVAL web site is:
 http://www.itri.brighton.ac.uk/events/senseval/
where you can find the SENSEVAL-2 schedule:
 http://www.itri.brighton.ac.uk/events/senseval/SENSEVAL2/schedule.txt

Thank you,
Phil Edmonds & Adam Kilgarriff
SENSEVAL-2 Coordinators
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