LINGUIST List 11.2254

Wed Oct 18 2000

Calls: Lang/Info/Computation, Terminology/AI

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  1. Masahito KAWAMORI, Language, Information and Computation (PACLIC 15)
  2. Jean ROYAUTE, Terminology and Artificial Intelligence (TIA-2001)

Message 1: Language, Information and Computation (PACLIC 15)

Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 13:13:52 +0900 (JST)
From: Masahito KAWAMORI <>
Subject: Language, Information and Computation (PACLIC 15)


 (PACLIC 15)

 1 - 3 February 2001
 City University of Hong Kong

The Language Information Sciences Research Centre, City University of Hong
Kong, is pleased to announce that the 15th Pacific Asia Conference on
Language, Information and Computation (PACLIC 15) will be held at the City
University of Hong Kong on 1-3 February 2001, when the city would be blessed
by the joys of the Lunar New Year. The Conference is an annual meeting of
scholars in theoretical and computational linguistics from the Pacific Asia
region. For PACLIC 15 we are pleased to have Prof. Charles Fillmore as our
keynote speaker.

Extended abstracts are invited on unpublished research on all aspects of
both theoretical and computational linguistics, including, but not limited
to: morphology, phonology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse
analysis, typology, corpus linguistics, formal grammar theory, natural
language processing, natural language systems and related computer

Abstracts should at least be 6 A4 pages long (about 1,500 words), using 11pt
fonts and double line spacing throughout, with the title of the paper, the
name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s), postal address, and e-mail address
for correspondence on a separate page. Accepted papers will be published in
the Conference Proceedings. A camera-ready full paper is expected to be
about 10 A4 pages with single line spacing.

The deadline for abstract submission is 10 November 2000. Electronic
submissions are preferred. Acceptable file formats are PostScript (.ps),
Portable Document Format (.pdf), MS Word (.doc), and plain text. Please
send your file in an attachment to

For hard copy submissions, please send 4 copies, printed double-sided, to:

 Language Information Sciences Research Centre
 City University of Hong Kong
 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon
 Hong Kong

Important Dates:
Abstract Submission Deadline: 10 November 2000
Notification of Acceptance: 8 December 2000
Camera-Ready Full Paper Due: 5 January 2001

Keynote Speaker:
Prof. Charles J. Fillmore
International Computer Science Institute
University of California, Berkeley

Organizing Committee:
Benjamin T'sou (Chair), City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jae-Woong Choe (Co-Chair), Korea University, Seoul
Chu-Ren Huang (Co-Chair), Academia Sinica, Taipei
Akira Ikeya (Co-Chair), Toyo Gakuen University, Tokyo
Kim Teng Lua (Co-Chair), National University of Singapore, Singapore
Suk-Jin Chang, Seoul National University, Seoul
Yong-Beom Kim, Kwangwoon University, Seoul
Tom Lai, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Byung-Soo Park, Kyung Hee University, Seoul
Kam-Fai Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Olivia Kwong (Secretary), City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Program Committee:
Samuel Chan, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jason Chang, Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu
Jing-Shin Chang, Chi Nan University, Nantou
Chin-Chuan Cheng, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Yasunari Harada, Waseda University, Tokyo
One-soon Her, Chengchi University, Taipei
Kiyoshi Ishikawa, Hosei University, Tokyo
Makoto Kanazawa, Tokyo University, Tokyo
Masahito Kawamori, NTT Research Laboratories, Tokyo
Sue-jin Ker, Soochow University, Taipei
Jong-Bok Kim, Kyung Hee University, Seoul
Olivia Kwong (Secretary), City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tom Lai, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Chungmin Lee, Seoul National University, Seoul
Ik-hwan Lee, Yonsei University, Seoul
Kiyong Lee, Korea University, Seoul
Minhaeng Lee, Yonsei University, Seoul
Robert Luk, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Yuji Matsumoto, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara
Peter Sells, Stanford University, Stanford
Hsue-hueh Shih, Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung
Maosong Sun, Tsinghua University, Beijing
Shu-chuan Tseng, Academia Sinica, Taipei
Benjamin T'sou (Chair), City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Kam-Fai Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Chung-hsien Wu, Cheng Kung University, Tainan
Jie Xu, National University of Singapore, Singapore

For enquiries, please contact:

Language Information Sciences Research Centre
City University of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon
Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 27889288
Fax: (852) 27889828

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Message 2: Terminology and Artificial Intelligence (TIA-2001)

Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 16:06:43 +0100
From: Jean ROYAUTE <>
Subject: Terminology and Artificial Intelligence (TIA-2001)

Call for papers

4th meeting " Terminology and Artificial Intelligence "
3-4 May 2001, Nancy, France

Due to the availability of ever-increasing amount of information
institutions, companies and laboratories are facing new problems
related in particular to scale effects and the diversity of technical
texts. A full range of tasks, `from accessing text corpora to
processing lexical data, is now being entrusted to terminology. As a
result, terminology has to enrich and strengthen its links with
related disciplines, including linguistics, knowledge engineering and
information sciences. Thus, terminological work makes use of
linguistic and /or numeric techniques to process natural language
items (especially terms) and of artificial intelligence techniques for
their formalization.

These techniques share a number of methods and objec tives as well as
a common goal:

- the same starting point: corpus-based data acquistion;
- the same objectives: corpus-based domain modeling with or
without formalization, depending on the type of application
(artificial intelligence or not); 
- the same goal: production of terminological resources
(machine-readable dictionaries for machine translation,
indexing, filtering); ontologies, knowledge-based systems,
corporate memories.

The TIA Conference aims at promoting convergence and synergy among
such disciplines in order to develop and evaluate corpus-processing
methodologies, requiring refined natural language processing and
artificial intelligence techniques. The end results of those
investigations should help build relevant terminological data for
specific applications on a systematic basis.

The 4th TIA Conference will be an opportunity to explore some of the
unsolved problems raised in corpus-based acquisition of terminological
data, in the analysis of lexical behavior in specialized corpora, in
knowledge modeling and formalization of the resulting data. 

You are invited to propose a paper in the following topics:

- Meaning theories and the question of specialized texts;
- Terminology and ontologies;
- Exploitation of corpus-based term extraction;
- Terminology and knowledge modeling / formalization
- Terminological knowledge bases;
- Terminological resources for information retrieval;
- Problems of multilingual terminology;
- Reusability in linguistic and knowledge engineering
- Tools and applications.

This TIA Conference, which follows TIA'95 (Villetaneuse), TIA'97
(Toulouse) and TIA'99 (Nantes), is organized by the TIA Working Group . This group gathers researchers
in linguistics, artificial intelligence and natural language
processing. It was created to allow a confrontation between the
theoretical and methodological frameworks as well as between the
practices developed in each discipline. Submitted papers (in French or
in English) will be reviewed by an international program committee
composed of members of the TIA Working Group and of invited

Program Committee:

Chair : Monique Slodzian (CRIM-INALCO, Paris)

Sophia Ananiadou (European Media Laboratory,Germany)
Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles (IRIT, Toulouse, France)
Bruno Bachimond (INA, Bry sur Marne, France)
Roberto Basili (University of Rome, Italy)
Didier Bourigault (ERSS, CNRS Toulouse, France) 
Brigitte Bi�bow (LIPN, Villetaneuse, France)
Jacques Bouaud (DIAM/SIM AP-HP, Paris, France)
Jean Charlet (DIAM/SIM AP-HP, Paris, France)
St�phane Chaudiron (Ministry of Research, University 
 Paris 10, France)
Anne Condamines (ERSS, CNRS Toulouse, France)
Rose Dieng-Kuntz (INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France)
Chantal Enguehard (IRIN, Nantes, France)
Gregory Greffenstette (Rank Xerox Research Centre, 
 Grenoble, France)
Beno�t Habert (UMR 9952, ENS Fontenay St Cloud, France)
Udo Hahn (Freiburg University, Germany)
John Humbley (CTN, CNRS Villetaneuse, France)
Daniel Kayser (LIPN, Villetaneuse, France) 
Ingrid Meyer (University of Ottawa, France) 
Jennifer Pearson (Dublin City University, Ireland )
Fran�ois Rastier (INALF, Paris, France) 
Fran�ois Rousselot (LIIA-ENSAI, Strasbourg, France)
Jean Royaut� (INIST, Nancy, France) 
Sylvie Szulman (LIPN, Villetaneuse, France)
Philippe Thoiron (Louis Lumi�re University, Lyon, France)
Yannick Toussaint (LORIA-INRIA, Nancy, France)
Marc Van Campenhoudt (Termisti, Brussels, Belgium)
Pierre Zweigenbaum (DIAM/SIM AP-HP, Paris, France)

Organizing Committee:

Jean Royaut� (Organizing chair), Dominique Besagni, Claire
Fran�ois, Patricia Gautier, Xavier Polanco, Ivana Roche
(URI, CNRS-INIST), Filelia Ibekwe-Sanjuan (Universit� Nancy
2, IUT A), Yannick Toussaint (LORIA-INRIA)

The conference will take place at INIST, the Institute for Scientific
and Technical Information of the French National Center for Scientific
Research (CNRS), in Nancy, and will also offer the opportunity to
highlight the convergence between documentation and terminology.


Submission due date: January 15, 2001
Notification date: February 25, 2001
Camera ready date: March 15, 2001

Details concerning paper submission and the conference
organization will be given later on the conferences
and and on various lists.

Contact : Patricia Gautier & Jean Royaut� - URI-INIST-CNRS
2 all�e du Parc de Brabois F-54514 VANDOEUVRE Cedex FRANCE
Tel : +33 (0)3 83 50 46 70 -

Appel � communication

Quatri�me rencontre " Terminologie et Intelligence
Artificielle "
3-4 mai 2001, Nancy, 

Sous l'effet de l'information en r�seau, institutions,
entreprises et laboratoires se trouvent aujourd'hui
confront�s aux probl�mes consid�rables pos�s par la taille
et la diversit� des documents sp�cialis�s. Acc�der � ces
corpus textuels, les filtrer, les traiter, les stocker, les
impl�menter sur des syst�mes informatiques, telles sont,
entre autres, les t�ches auxquelles doit r�pondre la
terminologie. Devant de tels enjeux, la terminologie, en
tant que discipline, doit �tablir des relations coop�ratives
avec un ensemble de disciplines allant de la linguistique �
l'ing�nierie des connaissances en passant par les sciences
de l'information. 

La pratique terminologique fait notamment appel � des
techniques linguistiques et /ou num�riques pour manipuler
les unit�s de la langue naturelle (en particulier les
terminologies) et � des techniques d'intelligence
artificielle pour la formalisation de ces donn�es. 

Ces techniques partagent des m�thodes, des objectifs et une
m�me finalit� : 

- m�me point de d�part : elles partent de corpus pour
l'acquisition de donn�es linguistiques destin�es � la
constitution de terminologies ; 
- m�me objectif : la mod�lisation de domaines � partir de
corpus, sans formalisation dans le cas d'une production
linguistique, avec formalisation du domaine dans le cas
d'une application requ�rant les techniques de l'I.A ; 
- m�me vis�e applicative : ressources terminologiques,
dictionnaires �lectroniques pour la traduction automatique,
pour l'indexation, pour le filtrage, etc., ontologies,
syst�mes � base de connaissances, m�moires d'entreprise
(dans le cadre d'applications relevant de l'I.A). 

L'objectif de la conf�rence TIA est de faire �merger les
convergences et les coop�rations possibles entre ces
disciplines pour �laborer et tester des m�thodes de travail
sur corpus, associ�es � des techniques de traitement
automatique de la langue et d'intelligence artificielle,
afin de constituer, de mani�re syst�matique, les donn�es
terminologiques pertinentes en fonction des applications. 

Les quatri�mes rencontres TIA serviront � explorer les
nombreuses questions rest�es ouvertes en mati�re
d'acquisition de connaissances terminologiques � partir de
corpus, d'analyse du fonctionnement lexicologique en corpus
sp�cialis�, de mod�lisation et de formalisation de ces
connaissances, toujours dans le cas d'applications pr�cises.

Vous �tes invit� � y participer en proposant une
communication sur l'un des th�mes ci-dessous : 

- Th�ories du sens et la question des textes sp�cialis�s 
- Terminologie et ontologies 
- Exploitation de l'extraction de termes en corpus 
- Terminologie et mod�lisation / formalisation des
- Bases de connaissances terminologiques 
- Ressources terminologiques pour la recherche d'information

- Probl�mes de la terminologie multilingue 
- R�utilisabilit� en ing�nierie linguistique et ing�nierie
des connaissances
- Outils et applications 

Le Groupe TIA (http:/ /, est
organisateur de cette conf�rence qui fait suite aux
conf�rences TIA'95 (Villetaneuse), TIA'97 (Toulouse) et
TIA'99 (Nantes). Fond� sous l'�gide du PRC-IA et de l'AFIA
en 1994, � pr�sent groupe AFIA/PRC-I3, ce groupe rassemble
des chercheurs en linguistique, en intelligence artificielle
et en traitement automatique des langues. Il a �t� cr�� pour
permettre une confrontation entre les cadres th�oriques et
m�thodologiques ainsi qu'entre les pratiques d�velopp�es
dans chaque discipline.

Les propositions de communications (en anglais ou en
fran�ais) seront soumises � un comit� de programme
international constitu� des membres du groupe TIA et
d'experts des domaines concern�s. 

Comit� de programme

Pr�sidente : Monique Slodzian (CRIM-INALCO, Paris) 

Sophia Ananiadou (European Media Laboratory,Allemagne)
Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles (IRIT, Toulouse)v
Bruno Bachimond (INA, Bry sur Marne)
Roberto Basili (Universit� de Rome)
Didier Bourigault (ERSS, CNRS Toulouse) 
Brigitte Bi�bow (LIPN, Villetaneuse
Jacques Bouaud (DIAM/SIM AP-HP, Paris)
Jean Charlet (DIAM/SIM AP-HP, Paris)
St�phane Chaudiron (Minist�re de la Recherche, 
 Universit� Paris 10)
Anne Condamines (ERSS, CNRS Toulouse)
Rose Dieng-Kuntz (INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis)
Chantal Enguehard (IRIN, Nantes)
Gregory Greffenstette (Centre de Recherche Rank Xerox,
Beno�t Habert (UMR 9952, ENS Fontenay St Cloud)
Udo Hahn (Universit� de Fribourg)
John Humbley (CTN, CNRS Villetaneuse)
Daniel Kayser (LIPN, Villetaneuse) 
Ingrid Meyer (Universit� d'Ottawa) 
Jennifer Pearson (Universit� de Dublin)
Fran�ois Rastier (INALF, Paris) 
Fran�ois Rousselot (LIIA-ENSAI, Strasbourg)
Jean Royaut� (INIST, Nancy) 
Sylvie Szulman (LIPN, Villetaneuse)
Philippe Thoiron (Universit� Louis Lumi�re, Lyon)
Yannick Toussaint (LORIA-INRIA, Nancy)
Marc Van Campenhoudt (Termisti, Bruxelles)
Pierre Zweigenbaum (DIAM/SIM AP-HP, Paris)

Comit� d'organisation :

Jean Royaut� (Pr�sident), Dominique Besagni, Claire
Fran�ois, Patricia Gautier, Xavier Polanco, Ivana Roche
(URI, CNRS-INIST), Filelia Ibekwe-Sanjuan (Universit� 
Nancy 2, IUT A), Yannick Toussaint (LORIA-INRIA)

Calendrier :
Date limite de soumission : 15 janvier 2001
Notification aux auteurs : 25 f�vrier 2001
Date de r�ception des versions d�finitives ; 15 mars 2001

Les rencontres se d�rouleront � l'INIST - Nancy (Institut de
l'Information Scientifique et Technique du CNRS) et seront
aussi l'occasion de mettre en �vidence les convergences
entre documentation et terminologie. 

Les d�tails concernant le calendrier de soumission et
l'organisation de la conf�rence seront diffus�s
ult�rieurement sur la toile et sur diff�rentes listes.

Contact : Patricia Gautier & Jean Royaut� - URI-INIST-CNRS
2 all�e du Parc de Brabois F-54514 VANDOEUVRE Cedex FRANCE
T�l : +33 (0)3 83 50 46 70 -
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