LINGUIST List 11.2664

Fri Dec 8 2000

Calls: NLP Applications, Computational Linguistics

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  1. Priscilla Rasmussen, NAACL-2001 - WordNet-Extensions and NLP Applications
  2. Priscilla Rasmussen, ACL-2001 - Computational Linguistics

Message 1: NAACL-2001 - WordNet-Extensions and NLP Applications

Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2000 14:57:45 EST
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: NAACL-2001 - WordNet-Extensions and NLP Applications


		NAACL 2001 Workshop on 

	WordNet - Extensions and NLP Applications

		June 3 or 4, 2001
	 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

I. PROGRAM COMMITTEE (Confirmed so far)
 Martin Chodorow (Hunter College of CUNY)
 Ken Haase (MIT) 
 Sanda Harabagiu (SMU) 
 Graeme Hirst (University of Toronto) 
 Claudia Leacock (ETS Technologies) 
 Steven Maiorano (AAT) 
 Rada Mihalcea (SMU) 
 Dan Moldovan (SMU) 
 German Rigau (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain) 
 Maria Tereza Pazienza (Universita di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy) 
	 Paola Velardi (Universita degli Studi di Roma, "La Sapienza")
 Ellen Voorhees (NIST) 

Organizers: Dan Moldovan (SMU)
	 Sanda Harabagiu (SMU)


WordNet has become a valuable resource in the human language technology 
and artificial intelligence. It has been used so far in Word Sense 
Disambiguation, Generation, Information Retrieval, Question Answering, 
Summarization, Reference Resolution and other aspects of NLP. 

The success of many NLP applications depends on the availability 
of linguistic information that defines word senses and typical 
relations between concepts. Many modern, advanced NLP applications 
combine the information encoded in WordNet with statistical data, 
brought forward by the analysis of large text collections, 
complementing the knowledge encoded in WordNet with empirical data.

Due to its vast coverage of English words, WordNet
provides with general lexico-semantic information on which open-domain
text processing is based. Furthermore, the development of WordNets in
several other languages extends this capability to trans-lingual
applications, enabling text mining across languages. For example, 
in Europe, WordNet is being used to develop a multilingual database 
for several European languages (the EuroWordNet project).

Recently, several extensions of the WordNet lexical database have 
been initiated, in the United States and abroad, with the goal 
of providing the NLP community with additional knowledge that
models pragmatic information not always present in 
the texts but required by document processing.

The workshop provides a forum for presentations and discussions of 
the latest WordNet extensions and their impact on various applications. 
The workshop will also foster discussions that reveal to the NLP 
community current and future requirements of linguistic resources 
and ways of embedding them in WordNet.

Since to date, WordNet has been incorporated in several other
linguistic and general knowledge bases (e.g. FrameNet and CYK)
presentations of the interactions of WordNet with other resources as
well as their applications are sought.

This Workshop is three years after the first WordNet 
Workshop in 1998, time in which many WordNet developments 
and applications occurred. 

The target audience consists of researches currently engaged in 
developing WordNet extensions, researchers interested in lexical 
resources, those who use or plan to use WordNet, and research policy makers. 
The interest in WordNet and its applications is worldwide. 

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that describe unpublished 
research results in any area of extensions and applications of WordNet. 
Topics include but are not limited to: 

	* WordNet usage in NLP and AI

	* WordNet extensions

	* Integration of WordNet with other lexico-semantic resources

	* Corpus-based acquisition of WordNet-like knowledge

	* Mining common-sense knowledge from WordNet and other resources

	* Multilingua WordNets and applications

	* WordNet granularity and synset merging



	Paper submission deadline:	January 22, 2001
	Notification of acceptance:	February 16, 2001

	Camera ready due:	 March 2, 2001

	Workshop date: 			June 3 or 4, 2001


Submissions must use the NAACL latex style or Microsoft Word style. 
Paper submissions should consist of a full paper (6 pages or less). 

Electronic submission only. Please send the pdf or postscript file 
of your paper to: 
Because the review will be blind, no author information is included 
as part of the paper. A separate identification page must be sent 
by email including 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. 

Please address any questions to 

One can download the appropriate style or template files using the 
following links:

NAACL style file

NAACL bibliography style file

Latex sample file

Microsoft Word Template file
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Message 2: ACL-2001 - Computational Linguistics

Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2000 14:54:56 EST
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: ACL-2001 - Computational Linguistics

 ACL-2001 Final Call For Papers

 39th Annual Meeting of the Association for
 Computational Linguistics
 6 - 11 July, 2001
 Toulouse, France

General Conference Chair: Bonnie Webber (Univ. of Edinburgh, UK)
Program Co-Chairs: Norbert Reithinger (DFKI, Saarbruecken, Germany)
 Giorgio Satta (Univ. of Padua, Italy)
Local Organization Chair: Patrick Saint-Dizier (IRIT, Toulouse, France)

The Association for Computational Linguistics invites the submission of
papers for its 39th Annual Meeting, which this year is jointly hosted
with the European Chapter. Papers are invited on substantial, original,
and unpublished research on all aspects of computational linguistics,
including, but not limited to: pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax
and the lexicon; phonetics, phonology and morphology; interpreting and
generating spoken and written language; linguistic, mathematical and
psychological models of language; language-oriented information
retrieval and information extraction; corpus-based language modeling;
multi-lingual processing, machine translation and translation aids;
natural language interfaces and dialogue systems; approaches to
coordinating the linguistic with other modalities in multi-media
systems; message and narrative understanding systems; tools and
resources; and evaluation of systems.

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Papers should describe original work; they should emphasize completed
work rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state
of completion of the reported results. Wherever appropriate, concrete
evaluation results should be included. A paper accepted for
presentation at the ACL Meeting cannot be presented or have been
presented at any other meeting with publicly available published
proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences must
indicate this on the title page. (See Submission Format below.)

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The reviewing of the papers will be blind. Reviewing will be managed by
the international Conference Program Committee consisting of the
following nine Area Chairs, each assisted by a team of reviewers.

 Jennifer Chu-Carroll (Lucent Technologies Bell Labs, USA)
 Joshua Goodman (Microsoft Research, USA)
 Pierre Isabelle (Xerox Research Centre Europe, France)
 Adam Kilgarriff (ITRI, University of Brighton, UK)
 Lillian Lee (Cornell University, USA)
 Adwait Ratnaparkhi (IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA)
 Ehud Reiter (University of Aberdeen, UK)
 James Rogers (Earlham College, USA)
 David Weir (University of Sussex, UK)

Final decisions on the technical program will be made by the Conference
Program Committee. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three

Submission Format
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Papers must be submitted in hard copy. Submissions should follow the
two-column format of ACL proceedings and should not exceed eight (8)
pages, including references. We strongly recommend the use of ACL LaTeX
style files or Microsoft Word Style files tailored for this year's
conference. They are available from the ACL-2001 program committee
Web-site at These style files allow for a
graceful transition to the style required for publication. A
description of the format is also available in case you are unable to
use these style files directly.

As reviewing will be blind, a separate identification page will be
required. The identification page should include the paper title, the
paper ID code generated upon paper registration (see below), authors'
names, affiliations, and email addresses, up to 5 keywords specifying
the subject area, and a short summary (up to 5 lines). The
identification page should also specify whether the paper is under
consideration for other conferences.

The paper should not include the authors' names and
affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's
identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", should be
avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith,
1991) ...".

Papers that do not conform to the requirements above are subject to be
rejected without review.

Submission Procedure
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1) Submission notification: You must first register your submission by
January 26, 2001. This can be done by filling out an electronic form
directly at or via The form requires a specification of the
title and authors of the paper, as well as a preliminary abstract and
list of keywords. Submitting the form will return to you via email a
paper ID code which must appear on your submission. Please use the
paper ID code in all correspondences with the program committee

Do not re-submit your paper if you have already received an ID! If you
want to change any information in your submission notification, please
mail the PC co-chairs at and include your paper ID in
the subject of the mail.

If you have any difficulty using the electronic registration form,
please send email to the PC co-chairs at with all of the
title page information plus the authors' names and affiliations.

2) Paper submission: Submissions must be received by February 2, 2001.
Late submissions (those arriving after February 2) will be returned
without review. The Program Committee is not responsible for postal
delays or other mailing problems. Six (6) paper copies (printed on both
sides of the page if possible) including the title page should be
submitted to the following address:

 ACL-2001 Submission
 Norbert Reithinger
 Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
 D-66123 Saarbruecken

Two of the six copies must have the identification page attached. In
addition, strictly for the purposes of partially-automated routing of
papers to area chairs and reviewers, authors should send an electronic
version of the paper (without the identification page) to Please include the paper ID in the
subject line of your email. Latex, postscript, pdf, Microsoft word and
plain text are all acceptable formats for the electronic version. The
electronic version should also be received by February 2nd, 2001. Please
note that as the electronic version will only be used to assist the PC
in distributing the papers to appropriate reviewers, this supplementary
electronic version in no way replaces the required hardcopy
submissions. If you have any difficulty in submitting the electronic
version, please send mail to the PC co-chairs at

Acknowledgment of hardcopy submission will be emailed soon after
receipt. Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors (by email)
on or after April, 12th. Detailed formatting guidelines for the
preparation of the final camera-ready copy will be provided to authors
with their acceptance notice. Authors of accepted papers will have to
submit a signed copyright release statement along with the final
camera-ready papers.

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 Paper registration deadline: January 26th, 2001
 Paper submissions deadline: February 2nd, 2001
 Notification of acceptance: April 12th, 2001
 Camera ready papers due: May 12th, 2001
 ACL 2001 Conference: July 6th-11th, 2001

Submission Questions
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Authors unable to comply with the above submission procedure should
contact the program committee co-chairs at
sufficiently ahead of the submission deadline so that alternate
arrangements can be made.

Mentoring Service
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ACL 2001 is organizing a mentoring (coaching) service for authors from
regions of the world where English is not the language of scientific
exchange. Many authors from these regions, although able to read the
scientific literature in English, have little or no experience in
writing papers in English for conferences such as the ACL meetings.
They may also have some trouble with the style of the presentation of
the material that is expected for ACL.

The service will be arranged as follows. A set of potential mentors
will be identified by Aravind Joshi, who has agreed to organize this
service for ACL 2001. An author who would like to take advantage of
this service must send a draft of his/her paper to

 Aravind K. Joshi
 Room 555 Moore
 Department of Computer and Information Science
 200 South 33rd Street
 University of Pennsylvania
 Philadelphia PA 19104-6389 

 fax: +1 215 898 0587 

The author must send one (1) copy of the paper (hard copy by regular
mail, courier service, or fax) by no later than December 20, 2000. The
author should try to make the draft as complete as possible in order to
get the best advice. An appropriate mentor will be assigned to each
paper and the mentor will get back to the author at least two weeks
before the deadline for the submission to ACL 2001 program committee.

Please note that this service is for the benefit of the authors as
described above. It is not a general mentoring service for authors to
improve their papers.

If you have any questions about this service please feel free to send
a message to Aravind Joshi (
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