LINGUIST List 11.161

Tue Jan 25 2000

Calls: Social Sciences, Automatic Summarization

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  1. Eva Delgado, First International Workshop on the History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  2. Priscilla Rasmussen, ANLP/NAACL2000 Workshop on Automatic Summarization

Message 1: First International Workshop on the History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences

Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2000 12:51:17 +0100
From: Eva Delgado <>
Subject: First International Workshop on the History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences

First International Workshop on the History and Philosophy of the Social
Sciences (HPSS-00)
Donostia - San Sebastian, 6-8 April, 2000

ILCLI. Villa Asuncion. Apdo. 220. 20080 Donostia - San Sebastian. Spain.
Tf.: 34- 943- 32 09 40. Fax: 34- 943- 29 36 77. E-mail:

Contributed papers (20 minutes) connected to the topics are invited
from all areas of the Social Sciences. Authors wishing to submit a
paper should send four (4) hardcopies of an extended abstract of 5-6
pages written in English to Dr. L. A. PEREZ MIRANDA (address above) by
February 20, 2000. A cover page should be added to the abstract
including title, all authors names and affiliations, corresponding
author's address, fax number and e-mail address. To facilitate
blind review by two or more referees all indications of authorship
should appear on this detachable cover page only. Submissions by
e-mail must be sent by February 15, 2000 to Papers
will be evaluated by the Program Committee on the basis of
originality, clarity, correctness and significance of results. Authors
of accepted papers are expected to present them at the
Workshop. Notification of acceptance / rejection: March 13, 2000

(1) Sociology of Knowledge: History and Methodology

(2) "Social Action" in Philosophy, Sociology and Social Psychology

(3) Philosophy in the Origins of Neo-Classical Economics

(4) Game Theory, Rational Choice and Rational Agency: History and

List of invited speakers: P. Anand (London), C. Campbell (York), E. Lamo
de Espinosa (Madrid), T. Ibanez (Barcelona), H. Peters (Maastricht),
T. Raffaelli (Pisa), W. Thomson (Rochester), S. Woolgar (Uxbridge)

Tutorials by: J. Arpal (Bilbao), K. Korta (Donostia), J.M. Larrazabal
(Donostia), S. Hargreaves (Norwich)

The registration fee is 12,000 ptas. (8,000 ptas. for students and
accompanying persons). Last day for registrations March 20, 2000. This fee
may be paid from abroad by a bank transfer to HPSS-00 (ILCLI) and sent to
Dr. BEGO´┐ŻA ASUA, (address below), account n. 21010381020010125912, CAJA
GIPUZKOA-DONOSTIA KUTXA, Garibay 13, 20004 SAN SEBASTIAN (Spain) (please
send a copy of your transfer to Dr. ASUA); or by VISA, EUROCARD or
MASTERCARD filling in the authorization form.
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Message 2: ANLP/NAACL2000 Workshop on Automatic Summarization

Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2000 11:27:06 EST
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: ANLP/NAACL2000 Workshop on Automatic Summarization

			Second Call for Papers

		 Workshop on Automatic Summarization
	(pre-conference workshop in conjunction with ANLP-NAACL2000)

sponsored by
ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics)
MITRE Corporation

Sunday, April 30, 2000
Seattle, Washington, USA

The problem of automatic summarization poses a variety of tough
challenges in both NL understanding and generation. A spate of recent
papers and tutorials on this subject at conferences such as ACL/EACL,
AAAI, ECAI, IJCAI, and SIGIR point to a growing interest in research
in this field. Several commercial summarization products have also
appeared. There have been several workshops in the past on this
subject: Dagstuhl in 94, ACL/EACL in 97, and the AAAI Spring Symposium
in 98. All of these were extremely successful, and the field is now
enjoying a period of revival and is advancing at a much quicker pace
than before. ANLP/NAACL'2000 is an ideal occasion to host another
workshop on this problem.

The Workshop on Automatic Summarization program committee invites papers
addressing (but not limited to):

Summarization Methods:
 use of linguistic representations,
 statistical models,
 NL generation for summarization,
 production of abstracts and extracts,
 multi-document summarization,
 narrative techniques in summarization,
 multilingual summarization,
 text compaction,
 multimodal summarization (including summarization of audio),
 use of information extraction,
 studies and modeling of human summarizers,
 improving summary coherence,
 concept fusion,
 use of thesauri and ontologies,
 trainable summarizers,
 applications of machine learning,
 knowledge-rich methods.

Summarization Resources:
 development of corpora for training and evaluating summarizers,
 annotation standards,
 shared summarization tools,
 document segmentation,
 topic detection, and
 clustering related to summarization

Evaluation Methods:
 intrinsic and extrinsic measures,
 on-line and off-line evaluations,
 standards for evaluation,
 task-based evaluation
 scenarios, user studies, inter-judge agreement

Workshop Themes:

1. Multilingual Text Summarization
2. Generation for Summarization
3. Topic Identification for Summarization
4. Multidocument Summarization
5. Evaluation and Test/Training Corpora
6. Integration with web and IR access

Paper submission deadline: February 4, 2000
Notification of acceptance for papers: March 1, 2000
Camera ready papers due: March 13, 2000
Workshop date: April 30, 2000

Submissions must use the ACL latex style
( or Microsoft Word
WAS-submission.doc (both available from the Automatic Summarization workshop
web page). Paper submissions should consist of a full paper (5000 words or
less, including references). Please send submission questions to

Submission Procedure:

Electronic submission only: send the pdf (preferred), postscript, or MS Word
form of your submission to: The Subject line should be
"ANLP-NAACL2000 WORKSHOP PAPER SUBMISSION". Because reviewing is blind, no
author information is included as part of the paper. An identification page
must be sent in a separate email with the subject line:
"ANLP-NAACL2000 WORKSHOP ID PAGE" and must include title, all authors,
theme area, keywords, word count, and an abstract of no more than 5 lines.
Late submissions will not be accepted. Notification of receipt will be
e-mailed to the first author shortly after receipt.

IV. Organizing Committee:
Udo Hahn University of Freiburg
Chin-Yew Lin USC/Information Sciences Institute
Inderjeet Mani MITRE
Dragomir Radev University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

V. Program Committee:
Elisabeth Andre DFKI GmbH
Branimir Boguraev IBM Research
Chris Buckley SabIR Research
Michael Elhadad Ben Gurion University
Takahiro Fukushima Telecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan
Eduard Hovy USC/Information Sciences Institute
Hongyan Jing Columbia University
Elizabeth Liddy Syracuse University
Daniel Marcu USC/Information Sciences Institute
Shigeru Masuyama Toyohashi University of Technology
Mark Maybury MITRE
Vibhu Mittal Just Research
Sung Hyon Myaeng Chungnam University
Akitoshi Okumura NEC
Chris Paice Lancaster University
Karen Sparck-Jones University of Cambridge
Tomek Strzalkowski GE CRD
Simone Teufel University of Edinburgh
Benjamin Tsou City University of Hong Kong
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