LINGUIST List 12.2202

Sat Sep 8 2001

Calls: Australasian NLP Workshop, Wordnet Conference

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  1. Diego Molla, Final CFP: Australasian NLP Workshop, Adelaide, Australia
  2. Christiane Fellbaum, International Wordnet Conference

Message 1: Final CFP: Australasian NLP Workshop, Adelaide, Australia

Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2001 18:02:42 +1000
From: Diego Molla <>
Subject: Final CFP: Australasian NLP Workshop, Adelaide, Australia

 5th Australasian Natural Language Processing Workshop

 Final Call for Papers

 Workshop: 11th December 2001
 Submissions due: 21st September 2001
 University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia


A one-day workshop on Natural Language Processing will be held in
conjunction with the Australian AI conference (AI'01) in Adelaide:

The goals of the workshop are:

 * to bring together the growing NLP community in Australia and New
 * to provide an opportunity for the broader artificial intelligence
 community to become aware of local NLP research;
 * to provide a forum for discussion of new research;
 * to foster interaction between academic and industrial research.

Our hope is to get as many Australasian NLPers together as possible to
encourage dialogue between those working on similar topics and between
areas with a - perhaps as yet untapped - potential to interact.

Subject to sponsorship confirmation, there will be an invited talk by
Graeme Ritchie (University of Edinburgh) with the topic: "Text
Generation with Surface Constraints".

The workshop proceedings will be printed with an ISBN number.


We invite the submission of papers on substantial, original, and
unpublished research on all aspects of natural language processing,
including, but not limited to:

 * speech understanding and generation;
 * phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and
 * interpreting and generating spoken and written language;
 * linguistic, mathematical, and psychological models of language;
 * language-oriented information extraction and retrieval;
 * corpus-based and statistical language modeling;
 * machine translation and translation aids;
 * natural language interfaces and dialogue systems;
 * message and narrative understanding systems;
 * computational lexicography.

We welcome submissions on any topic that is of interest to the NLP
community, but we particularly encourage submissions that broaden the
scope of our community through the consideration of practical NLP
applications. We especially invite people from industry working on
NLP to send us their submissions and offer an opportunity to discuss
and demonstrate their latest applications in front of an informed


 * Dominique Estival, SaySo!
 * Sabine Geldof, Macquarie University (Co-chair)
 * Alistair Knott, University of Otago
 * Diego Molla-Aliod, Macquarie University (Co-chair)
 * Cecile Paris, CSIRO
 * Jon Patrick, University of Sydney
 * Ingrid Zukerman, Monash University


The length of the submissions should not exceed 8 pages, printed
single-spaced in 12 point font. The first page should include:

 * paper title,
 * author name(s) and affiliation,
 * complete addresses including email address and fax number,
 * keywords,
 * abstract.

Only electronic submissions of PDF or PostScript files will be
accepted. If we cannot print your file by the submission date it will
be rejected without being reviewed. Therefore you are encouraged to
send an early version with the typographical complexity of your final
intended version so that we can check it is printable. Electronic
submissions should be sent to


 Paper submission: Friday 21st September 2001.
 Notification of acceptance: Monday 8th October 2001.
 Camera-ready copy: Monday 29th October 2001.
 Workshop: Tuesday 11th December 2001.


The ANLP5 webpage will regularly be updated with useful information
about the workshop:

You can contact the workshop organisers for further information:
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Message 2: International Wordnet Conference

Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2001 11:19:24 -0400 (EDT)
From: Christiane Fellbaum <fellbaumclarity.Princeton.EDU>
Subject: International Wordnet Conference

Call for papers
1st International Wordnet Conference
Mysore, India
21-25 January 2002

The Global Wordnet Association together with CIIL Mysore, IIT Bombay
and IIIT Hyderabad are very pleased to announce the first
International Conference on Wordnets. The conference will be held at
the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore (Karnataka State),
India (

Details about the Association and the full announcement for the conference
can be found on the GWA website (

The conference will include tutorials on building wordnets,
demonstrations of wordnet databases and wordnet-based software,
wordnet project presentations and scientific papers on any issue
related to wordnets, including but not limited to:

A.	Linguistics and WordNet:
	a.	In depth analysis of Semantic Relations,
	b.	Theoretical definitions of word meaning,
	c.	Necessity and Completeness issues.
B.	Architecture of the WordNet:
	a.	Language independent and language dependent components
C.	Tools and Methods for Wordnet Development:
	a.	User and Data entry interface, organization,
	b.	Extending and enriching wordnets
D.	WordNet as a lexical resource and component of NLP and MT system:
	a.	Word sense disambiguation using wordnet,
	b.	Ontologies and WordNet,
	c.	The Lexicon and WordNet
E.	Applications of WordNet:
	a.	Information Extraction and Retrieval,
	b.	Document Structuring and Categorization,
	c.	Automatic Hyperlinking
	d.	Language Teaching,
 e. Psycholinguistic Applications
F.	Standardization, distribution and availability of wordnets and wordnet

Presentations will fall into one of the following categories:

- long papers (30 mins) (9 pages)
- short papers (15 mins) (6 pages)
- project reports (10 mins) (4 pages)
- demonstrations (10 mins) (4 pages)

Submissions will have to state the preferred format. Acceptance may be
subject to changes in the format or length of the presentation.
(E.g., a long paper submission may be accepted as a short paper.)

Long papers should contain approximately 5,00 words (9 pages); short
papers should be approx. 3,000 words long (6 pages). Project reports
and transcripts of demos will be limited to approx. 2,000 words (4
pages of text). The papers should largely follow the ACL-style
sheets. Style sheets and examples can be downloaded from the
conference web site:

Papers should be submitted in electronic form (Word). Author(s) should
register as a submitter and email their paper to:

The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2001. Decisions regarding
acceptance will be announced to the authors in early November.

The host institution (CIIL) has stated their intent to publish the
Proceedings both in paper and CD format.

Program Committee:

Christiane Fellbaum (Chair), Princeton University (USA)
Piek Vossen, Irion, NL (President of the GWA)
Eneko Agirre, University of the Basque Country (ES)
Pushpak Bhattacharya, IIT Bombay (India)
Pierrette Bouillon, University of Geneva (CH)
Nicoletta Calzolari, University of Pisa (IT)
Phil Edmonds, Sharp (GB)
Charles Fillmore, University of California at Berkeley (USA)
Sandiway Fong, NECI Princeton (USA)
Fernando Gomez, University of Central Florida (USA)
Julio Gonzalo, UNED (ES)
Maria Gronostaj, University of Goteborg (SW)
Sanda Harabagiu, University of TX at Austin (USA)
Yoshihiko Hayashi, NTT (Japan)
Erhard Hinrichs, University of Tuebingen (D)
Hideki Hirakawa, Toshiba (Japan)
Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto (CA)
B.D. Jayaram, CIIL, Mysore (India)
Adam Kilgarriff, University of Brighton (GB)
Bernardo Magnini, IRST Povo (IT)
Yanis Maistros, New Technical University of Athens (GR)
Palmira Marrafa, University of Lisbon (PT)
S. P. Mudur, NCST, Mumbai (India)
Karel Pala, University of Brno (CZ)
Martha Palmer, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
Bolette Pedersen, Center for Sprogteknologi, Copenhagen (DK)
Wim Peters, University of Sheffield (GB)
German Rigau, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (ES)
Antonio Sanfilippo, LingoMotors (USA)
Rajeev Sangal, IIT, Hyderabad (India)
Frederique Segond, Xerox Grenoble (F)
U. N. Singh, Director of the CIIL, Mysore (India)
Philip Resnik, University of Maryland (USA)
Virach Sornlertlamvanich, NECTEC (Thailand)
Kadri Vider, University of Tartu (Estonia)
Evelyne Viegas, Microsoft (USA)

National Committee: Udaya Narayana Singh(Chair), Rajeev Sangal,
Durgesh Rao, Pushpak Bhattacharya, K.V. Narayana Murthy,
C.N. Krishnan, Laxmithathachar.

Local Organising Committee: Udaya Narayana Singh (Chair), B.D. Jayaram
(Secretary), K.S. Rajyashree, A.K. Basu, Jennifer Bayer, R. Krishnamurthy,
Tony McEnery.

Important dates:

01-09-2001		Call for papers and 2nd announcement
01-10-2001		Deadlines for submissions
01-11-2001		Acceptance of papers
01-12-2001		Final papers, registration is open
21/25-01-2002		Conference

Please watch the wordnet www sites for further information and

Global Wordnet Association
CIIL Mysore
IIT Bombay
IIIT Hyderabad
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