LINGUIST List 11.1496

Sun Jul 9 2000

Calls: Germanic Ling, Word Senses/Multi-Ling

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Message 1: Germanic Linguistics Conference

Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2000 10:02:23 -0600
From: rwmurray <>
Subject: Germanic Linguistics Conference

 Seventh Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference (GLAC-7)

 Banff, Alberta, Canada

 Saturday, April 21 to Monday, April 23, 2001

 Call for Papers

 Faculty and graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for 30-minute
 papers on any linguistic or philological aspect of any historic or modern
 Germanic language or dialect, including English (to 1500) and the
 extraterritorial varieties. Papers from a range of linguistic subfields,
 including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics,
 socio-linguistics, language acquisition, contact, and change, as well as
 differing theoretical approaches, are especially welcome.

 Please send to the address below a one-page, 12-point font abstract that is
 headed only by the title of your paper, as well as a separate 3" x 5" index
 card with your name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, phone/fax
 numbers, email address, and the title of your paper. Submissions must be
 received by January 5, 2001. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by
 February 11, 2001.


 Department of Linguistics

 University of Calgary

 Calgary, Alberta

 Canada T2N 1N4

 Location and Accomodation

 Banff is the townsite of Banff National Park located in the Rocky Mountains.
 This area is easily one of the most beautiful in the world and certainly an
 ideal place to celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

 The conference will take place at the Banff Conference Centre. Rooms,
 including breakfast and lunch, are available at a special conference rate of
 CDN $137.03 (U.S. $92.50) for a single or CDN $87.53 (U.S. $59.10) per
 person for a double. Please note: These rates apply only to conference
 participants. If two people (e.g. you and your spouse or a friend) share a
 room and only one is attending the conference, the single rate applies; i.e.
 CDN $137.03 (U.S. $92.50). There is an additional 5% provincial hotel room
 tax, and a 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST). The GST on all accomodation is
 refundable to Non-Canadian residents upon application. The Banff Conference
 Centre is extending these rates for three days before and after the
 conference, so we hope that you will find time to explore the area. Further
 information will be provided later.

 Please note: The exchange rate is presently U.S. $1.00 = CDN $1.48.


 Banff is most easily accessible from Calgary, Alberta, located about 120
 kilometres (70 miles) to the east. There are some direct shuttle buses from
 Calgary International Airport to Banff, and frequent buses from Calgary
 downtown to Banff. We will provide full details on transportation later.

 The Diebold Awards

 Beginning with GLAC-6, thanks to generous funding from the Diebold
 Foundation, a number of prizes in the amount of $250 are awarded to the best
 graduate student papers presented at the conference. A jury of three members
 appointed by the Executive Committee of the Society for Germanic Philology
 will judge conference papers submitted in writing within four weeks of the

 The Society for Germanic Philology

 The Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference is sponsored by the Society for
 Germanic Linguistics (SGL). The SGL also publishes the Journal of Germanic
 Linguistics, a semiannual journal devoted to the study of all present and
 historical Germanic varieties, including English (to 1500). Information on
 submissions to the journal, as well as Society membership, are accessible
 through the SGL website (


 The GLAC-7 Homepage is at: For
 further information, please send email to the local organizers:

 Prof. Robert W. Murray

 Prof. Amanda Pounder

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Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2000 13:26:38 -0400
From: Nancy M. Ide <>

 ACL 2000 Workshop 


 Sponsored by the ACL Special Interest Group for the Lexicon (SIGLEX)

 October 2000 (following ACL'2000)
 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

With an increasingly global economy and the explosive growth of the
"World" in "World Wide Web", the computational linguistics community
is faced as never before with the challenges and opportunities of
multi-linguality. At the same time, the community has returned with
renewed enthusiasm to problems of word meaning, especially the
delineation and discrimination of word senses. An intimate
relationship between the two issues is becoming apparent -- for
example, in the consideration of translation equivalence in parallel
corpora, the construction of multilingual ontologies, and the
examination of senses in relation to specific natural language
applications such as machine translation, information retrieval,
summarization, etc. The issue of multi-lingual approaches to sense
distinctions was also a central topic of discussion at the first
SENSEVAL conference in 1998, and is one of the areas to be covered at
SENSEVAL-2 (to be held in Spring 2001).

This workshop is intended to address problems of word sense
disambiguation and delineation of appropriate sense distinctions, with
specific emphasis on approaches that involve more than one language
and the ways in which observations about cross-linguistic equivalence
affect our consideration of sense divisions in the individual
languages. More generally, we seek to foster discussion and exchanges
of insight in any area of computational linguistics where a
non-monolingual approach to word sense issues is being taken. 

Some example topics include

 o multi-lingual sense inventories and systems, e.g. EuroWordNet, 
 o use of parallel corpora in investigating word sense issues
 o word senses and cross-language information retrieval
 o word senses and machine translation
 o comparative lexical semantics

We will also consider submission on issues in mono-lingual lexical
semantics relevant to sense distinctions, but priority will be given
to papers addressing multi-lingual approaches.

Where and when

The workshop will be held for a full day on either October 7 or 8,
following the main ACL conference October 3-6. The venue will be
the same as for ACL 2000.


Submissions are limited to original, unpublished work. Papers may
not exceed 3200 words (exclusive of title page and references).
They must be received by July 31, 2000, in hard copy (4 copies)
OR postscript OR rtf format. Electronic submissions should be sent to Hard copies should be mailed to:

SIGLEX Workshop Submission
Department of Computer Science
Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, New York 12604-0250

Important Dates

Submission (of full-length paper) August 10 
Acceptance notice August 31 
Camera-ready paper due September 15 
Workshop date October 7 or 8 


Nancy Ide, Vassar College 
Charles Fillmore, UC Berkeley and ICSI
Philip Resnik, University of Maryland
David Yarowsky, Johns Hopkins University
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