LINGUIST List 11.17

Tue Jan 11 2000

Calls: Computational Logic, Embedded MT Systems

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  1. Raamsdonk van F, First International Conference on Computational Logic (CL2000)
  2. Clare R. Voss, Embedded MT Systems Workshop, at NAACL/ANLP2000

Message 1: First International Conference on Computational Logic (CL2000)

Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2000 14:07:04 +0100 (MET)
From: Raamsdonk van F <>
Subject: First International Conference on Computational Logic (CL2000)

 First International Conference on Computational Logic, CL2000
 Imperial College, London, UK 
 24th to 28th July, 2000 
 3rd call for papers

The deadline for submission of papers to CL2000 is FEBRUARY 1, 2000.

Papers on all aspects of the theory, implementation, and application 
of Computational Logic are invited, where Computational Logic is to 
be understood broadly as the use of logic in Computer Science. 

Papers can be submitted to one the following seven streams of CL2000
(each stream has its own separate program committee):

 - Database Systems (DOOD2000) 
 - Program Development (LOPSTR2000) 
 - Knowledge Representation and Non-monotonic Reasoning 
 - Automated Deduction: Putting Theory into Practice 
 - Constraints 
 - Logic Programming: Theory and Extensions 
 - Logic Programming: Implementations and Applications 

The last three streams effectively constitute the former ICLP
conference series that will be now integrated into CL2000. 

Please note the following:

 - Further details on formatting of the papers, publisher, 
 etcetera are available via the webpage of the conference.
 - Authors will be notified of acceptance/rejection by 
 15th April, 2000.
 - Camera-ready versions must be received by 15th May, 2000.

CL2000 is co-locating with ILP2000, the 10th International 
Conference on Inductive Logic Programming. The call for papers 
of ILP2000 (deadline for submission of papers: 29 March 2000)
and further information is available via
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Message 2: Embedded MT Systems Workshop, at NAACL/ANLP2000

Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2000 09:57:20 -0500 (EST)
From: Clare R. Voss <>
Subject: Embedded MT Systems Workshop, at NAACL/ANLP2000

****************** CALL FOR PAPERS ***************************

 held in conjunction with NAACL/ANLP2000

 Thursday, May 4, 2000
 Seattle, Washington, USA

 Embedded MT Systems homepage for this workshop


An "embedded MT system" is a computational system with one or more MT
engines among its components. These systems accept multilingual,
multimodal inputs and create various outputs that enable the users to
access the original information in their own language. An MT
component embedded in an end-to-end system allows users to perform
their specific tasks on foreign language input that they previously
only had been able to perform in their native language. To date, these
tasks have included summarization, content extraction, filtering and
document retrieval.


The first workshop on Embedded MT Systems was held in conjunction with
the biennial meeting of the Association for Machine Translation in the
Americas (AMTA), in October, 1998, in Langhorne, PA. The Embedded MT
Systems Workshop II is a response to the growing community commitment
to translingual information research, e.g., the DARPA TIDES
initiative. By holding the workshop at the combined NAACL and ANLP
conferences this year, there will be an opportunity for a
multi-disciplinary mix of researchers and developers to attend,
contribute and benefit from the workshop.


As the strengths and weaknesses of machine translation engines have
become better understood and accepted, there has been a marked
increase in the development of a range of computer systems containing
an MT component. This workshop will focus on the system designs, the
associated information access tasks of such end-to-end systems, and
the measures of system effectiveness.

Of particular interest are systems that accept one or another of
various types of input including hard-copy pages, online text files,
and speech (natural or transcribed). These inputs present real-world,
noisy data that challenge MT engine capabilities. We would like to
know the degradation in performance that these challenges present and
the compensation strategies that system developers have tested or
used. We also seek submissions describing possible channel-specific
feedback processes from other system components that help correct the
noisy input.

Papers describing multiple MT engines and algorithms for selecting
among their outputs are encouraged. It would be interesting to hear
how these complex MT components have been integrated into specific
applications. For example, do certain MT engines produce results
better suited for summarization, retrieval, or online foreign language

The field of MT evaluation currently lacks an adequate methodology.
There are no widely used standards and few statisticians have been
called upon to assess the metrics that have been proposed. We will
look for submissions that include measures for the individual system
components and end-to-end system evaluation. Also of interest are
measures that evaluate user performance on specific tasks.

We expect that the range of papers from both the first and this second
workshop will provide sufficient material for us to pursue a special
journal issue dedicated to Embedded MT Systems.


Intent to submit: Friday, Feb. 11, 2000
Paper submission deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000
Notification of acceptance of papers: Friday, March 3, 2000
Camera-ready papers due: Monday, March 13, 2000


Electronic submission of Intent to Submit should have the
following subject line:
 "NAACL-ANLP2000 WORKSHOP - Intent to submit"
Body of message should include Identification Page information:
 - title of submission
 - names of all authors
 - primary author name and email address, phone and fax
 - presentation type preference 
 (select one or more per system: demo, poster, or paper)
 - keywords 

Authors may submit short papers, full-length papers, poster
presentations and/or demos. 

For electronic submission, include the Identification Page Information
(see above) as a separate page from the paper itself. Reviewing will
be blind. No author information should be included with the main body
of the paper. Full paper submissions may be up to 5000 words in
length, including references. Submissions for poster presentations
and short papers may be up to 2000 words in length, including

Demo presentations are encouraged in conjunction with papers or
posters. For demo-only presentations, submissions up to two pages
long should describe the system design and capabilities with respect
to (ii) above: an end-to-end process flow covering the system input,
any pre-MT processing, the MT component itself, any post-MT
processing, and the system output.


Submissions must use the ACL latex style or Microsoft Word style. 
Both are available from the ANLP-NAACL2000 Conference web page:

Please send submissions and questions to: 
Notification of receipt will be sent to the primary author.


Carol Van Ess-Dykema, US Dept. of Defense
Clare R. Voss, US Army Research Lab
Florence Reeder, MITRE Corp.


Gary Coen, Boeing Phantom Works
Bob Frederking, LTI, Carnegie Mellon Univ.
Laurie Gerber, SYSTRAN 
Inge Gorm Hansen and Henrik Selsoe Sorenson, Copenhagen Business School
Lori Levin, LTI, Carnegie Mellon Univ.
Bill Ogden, CRL, NMSU
Kathi Taylor, Georgetown U.

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