LINGUIST List 11.426

Mon Feb 28 2000

Calls: Lang Origins Society, Portuguese Language

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  1. Bernard H. Bichakjian, Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Language Origins Society
  2. Lucia Rino, Automatic Processing of Written & Spoken Portuguese Language (PROPOR)

Message 1: Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Language Origins Society

Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 12:03:20 +0100
From: Bernard H. Bichakjian <B.Bichakjianmailbox.kun.nl>
Subject: Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Language Origins Society

Sep. 5-9, 2000
SIXTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE LANGUAGE ORIGINS SOCIETY.
New Brunswick, NJ. 

Deadline for abstracts: May 15, 2000. Contact H. Dieter Steklis,
Dept. of Anthropology, Rutgers University, Box 270, Douglass Campus,
New Brunswick, NJ 08903 U.S.A.

Phone (office) +1 732 932-9351
Fax (office): +1 732 932-1564
E-mail: MntGorillaaol.com
Web: http://welcome.to/LOS



Bernard H. Bichakjian,
President of Language Origins Society


Bernard H. Bichakjian
http://welcome.to/LOS
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Message 2: Automatic Processing of Written & Spoken Portuguese Language (PROPOR)

Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 10:45:29 -0300
From: Lucia Rino <luciadc.ufscar.br>
Subject: Automatic Processing of Written & Spoken Portuguese Language (PROPOR)


V WORKSHOP ON THE AUTOMATIC PROCESSING OF WRITTEN AND SPOKEN
PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE

November 19-22, 2000
S�o Paulo, Brazil


SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

Updated information: http://nilc.icmc.sc.usp.br/propor/

I. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
Former workshops on Automatic Processing of Written and Spoken Portuguese
Language (PROPOR) have taken place yearly, either in Portugal or in Brazil.
The last one was held in Portugal, September 1999. In Brazil, PROPOR is
usually held along with the joint conference SBIA (the Brazilian AI
Symposium) and IBERAMIA (the Ibero-American AI Conference).

This year, PROPOR'2000 will take place along with SBIA/IBERAMIA'2000,
aiming at both putting together researchers interested in the automatic
processing of Portuguese and boosting linguistic resources that can bring
about conditions to solve diverse NLP problems, in special those related to
the Portuguese language. Theoretical, methodological or practical NLP
contributions addressing the automatic processing of the Portuguese
language, as well as more general and language-independent contributions in
the Computational Linguistics field are welcome.

II. TOPICS
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Mono or multilingual text processing
- Speech processing
- Linguistic tools and resources to process Portuguese
- Machine translation
- Text Summarization
- Supporting tools for Portuguese teaching
- Statistical approaches to NLP
- Corpora development and analysis
- Multimedia environments for the NLP of Portuguese
- Evaluation of NLP systems
- Writing tools

III. SUBMISSION DETAILS
The workshop committee invites full-length papers for technical
presentations and proposals for demonstrations of products or software.
Technical articles may address research results or work in progress and
different timetables for the workshop will be set according to such tracks.
Submission of products/software must address the automatic processing of
Portuguese.

IV. IMPORTANT DATES
Paper and proposals for software demonstrations: April 28 (electronic)
Notification of acceptance: July 07
Camera-ready papers: August 04 (electronic)

V. FORMAT FOR SUBMISSION
Paper submissions should consist of a full paper (3500 words or less,
excluding abstract and references, A4 format, 12 pt, double spacing)
written either in Portuguese, or in English. Small types or details in
figures/tables should be avoided, since there may be a further reduction
for publication. Each submission should include a separate title page
providing the following information: title, names and affiliations of all
the authors, full address of the contact author, including phone, fax, and
email, and a short abstract.

Software applications for demonstration should be submitted by describing
the following: title, the main software features including its goals and a
short functional description of the software itself, followed by authoring
and corresponding affiliations, the full address of the contact author,
including phone, fax, and email, and the specification of software/hardware
environment needed to run it.

VI. SUBMISSION PROCEDURE
Send submission of papers or software demonstration by means of rtf (Rich
Text Format) or ps (Postscript) files to propor2000nilc.icmc.sc.usp.br.
The content of the subject line should pinpoint the last name of the
authors, followed by "(PROPOR)" (between brackets).

Papers may be submitted to both, SBIA/IBERAMIA'2000 or PROPOR'2000, as long
as the authors specify it clearly that it is a double submission. Reviewers
of both events will not be the same and the work submitted for evaluation
will not be shared between the different reviewing committees. Papers
accepted for presentation at SBIA/IBERAMIA will be published by
Springer-Verlag (Lecture Notes). Papers accepted for presentation at PROPOR
will have separate proceedings. Presentation schedule will allow for the
participants to attend both, the main conference and the workshop. The
acceptance of a paper for presentation in one of the events automatically
excludes its presentation in the other. Faxed or late submissions will not
be accepted.

Notification of receipt will be e-mailed to the contact author shortly
after receipt.

VII. REGISTRATION
People interested in attending PROPOR'2000 should register in
SBIA/IBERAMIA'2000, allowing them to attend both events.

VIII. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
a) Papers accepted for presentation will only be published if they are
presented by one of the authors in the workshop. In this case, the speaker
must sign to SBIA/IBERAMIA'2000 by the time camera-ready papers are due.
b) There will not be accepted speakers who are not the very authors of the
paper.

 Further information: Contact Lucia Helena Machado Rino (luciadc.ufscar.br)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE CHAIR
Maria das Gra�as Volpe Nunes (ICMC/USP-S�o Carlos)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Bento Carlos Dias da Silva (Faculdade de Ci�ncias e Letras/UNESP-Araraquara
- Brasil)
Diana Santos (SINTEF Telecom and Informatics - Noruega/Portugal)
Donia Scott (Information Technology Research Institute/ITRI - UK)
Eckard Bick (University of Southern Denmark - Dinamarca)
Jos� Gabriel Pereira Lopes (Faculdade de Ci�ncias e Tecnologia/UNL - Portugal)
Isabel Trancoso (Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores/INESC -
Portugal)
Lucia Rino (Centro de Ci�ncias Exatas e de Tecnologia/UFSCar - Brasil)
(coordenadora)
Marco Rocha (Centro de Comunica��o e Express�o/UFSC - Brasil)
Sandra Alu�sio (Instituto de Ci�ncias Matem�ticas e Computa��o/USP - Brasil)
Vera L�cia Strube de Lima (Instituto de Inform�tica/PUCRS - Brasil)
Violeta Quental (Departamento de Letras/PUCRJ - Brasil)


 Lucia Helena Machado Rino 
 Departamento de Computacao - Centro de Ciencias Exatas e de Tecnologia 
 Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos 
 Caixa Postal 676 13565-905 Sao Carlos - SP, Brasil 
 Tel.: (016) 260-8232 Fax: (016) 260-8233 
 http://www.dc.ufscar.br/~lucia 


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