LINGUIST List 12.2506

Mon Oct 8 2001

Calls: Web Intelligence, Machine Translation

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  1. Ning Zhong, IEEE COMPUTER Special Issue on Web Intelligence
  2. teruko+, Theoretical/Methodological Issues in Machine Translation (TMI 2002)

Message 1: IEEE COMPUTER Special Issue on Web Intelligence

Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2001 18:45:57 +0900 (JST)
From: Ning Zhong <>
Subject: IEEE COMPUTER Special Issue on Web Intelligence

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 (to appear in October 2002)

Guest Editors: Ning Zhong (Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan)
 Jiming Liu (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)
 Yiyu Yao (University of Regina, Canada)
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 Web Intelligence (WI) is a new direction for scientific research and
 development that explores the fundamental roles as well as practical
 impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced Information
 Technology (IT) on the next generation of Web-empowered products,
 systems, services, and activities.


 This special issue seeks original, high quality, as well as 
 general interest papers in all aspects of Web Intelligence (WI), 
 such as Web information systems environments and foundations, 
 human-media interaction, Web information management, Web information 
 retrieval, Web agents, Web mining and farming, and emerging Web-based 

 In particular, we are interested in papers on Web agents and Web
 mining -- the two most important WI related topics for both academic
 research and industrial demands.


 All submitted papers should be limited to a maximum of 4,000 words
 (counting figures as 300 words each), and will be reviewed on the
 basis of technical quality, relevance, originality, significance,
 and clarity. Graphical illustrations and minipage summaries are

 All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Please send
 PostScript (MS-Words, or PDF) versions of your paper by February 1,
 2002 to:


 February 1, 2002: Electronic submission of the completed paper
 June 5, 2002: Notification of acceptance
 July 1, 2002: Revisions due
 October 2002: Publication


 IEEE Computer is a monthly magazine received by all members of The
 IEEE Computer Society, consisting of researchers, practitioners,
 and managers. It is one of the most ideal forums where computing
 professionals of all disciplines can share their experience, solve
 problems, and reach consensus.


 The 2001 International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI'01) will be
 held in Maebashi City, Japan, October 23-26, 2001. The WI-2001 is the
 first conference on a new and emerging subfield of computer science
 and IT known as Web Intelligence. It is a major international forum
 for researchers and practitioners to present the state-of-the-art in
 the development of Web intelligence, to examine performance
 characteristics of various approaches in Web-based intelligent
 information technology, and to cross-fertilize ideas and examine various 
 approaches as well as promising applications of Web-based intelligent 
 information technology.

 For more information, please visit the WI-2001 home page at
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Message 2: Theoretical/Methodological Issues in Machine Translation (TMI 2002)

Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 15:10:36 -0400
From: teruko+ <>
Subject: Theoretical/Methodological Issues in Machine Translation (TMI 2002)

 ***We now have a new date for Paper Submissions. See below.***

 TMI 2002 - Call for Papers and Call for Workshops

 The 9th Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues 
			in Machine Translation 

			 March 13 - 17, 2002 

			 Keihanna, Japan

The ninth meeting of the TMI conference will be held March 13-17, 2002
near the historic cities of Nara and Kyoto in Japan.

The workshops and tutorials will be held jointly with the Natural
Language Processing Society, Japan.

Important Dates:
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 Paper Submissions: October 29, 2001 (Monday) **New Date**
 Acceptance notification: December 17, 2001 (Monday) **New Date**
 Camera-ready copies due: January 25, 2002 (Friday)

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If you are interested in organizing a workshop, send your 1-2 page 
proposal by October 26 to:

 Teruko Mitamura <> and Eric Nyberg <>.

Submission Guidelines:
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Authors are invited to submit substantial, original, and unpublished
research on any issues relevant to machine translation. Papers should
be in English, not longer than 10 pages (around 5,000 words),
including references. Topics of interest include, but are not limited

 MT for the Web
 Practical MT (multilingual eCommerce, localization, etc.)
 Methodologies for MT (statistical, example-based, KBMT, ...)
 Speech and dialogue translation
 NLP techniques for MT
 Controlled language for MT
 Knowledge acquisition for MT systems 
 MT evaluation techniques and evaluation results
 MT for cross-lingual retrieval and question answering 

Format & Style Files:
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Your paper should be prepared according to the following guidelines
(for authors using LaTeX, there is a style file tmi02.cls available,
which comes with a pair of style files for formatting examples,
gb4e.sty and cgloss4e.sty. 

-The font size should be no smaller than 11pt, and the paper size
 should be A4. 

-TMI uses an anonymous review process. Therefore, all
 papers should be submitted with a separate author ID page (in a
 separate file) that includes only the title of the paper, the topic
 area, and the author name(s) and address(es). The paper itself should
 begin with the title and an abstract, but should not include the names
 or addresses of the authors. 

-Papers should be submitted as .pdf files only. All papers will be
 submitted electronically; authors must first register before uploading
 papers to the program committee database (details coming soon on the
 Author Resource page). For bibliographic references, if the author's
 name(s) is/are part of the text, then only the date should be in
 brackets. E.g. "Huddleston (1988) introduced the term ...", not
 "(Huddleston 1988) introduced the term ..."
-Make sure your figures are not wider than the text. Don't forget to
 use italics for cited words, and double quotes for glosses. If you
 cite non-Roman script please cite as follows: NON-EUROPEAN
 transliteration "gloss" (the transliteration should be in italics).

Program Committee:
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 Teruko Mitamura &
 Eric Nyberg (co-chairs) Carnegie Mellon
 Timothy Baldwin CSLI
 Christian Boitet Universit,Ai(B Joseph Fourier
 Andrew Bredenkamp University of Essex
 Lynn Carlson U.S. Department of Defense
 Satoru Ikehara Tottori University
 Hitoshi Isahara CRL Japan
 Kevin Knight USC-ISI
 Satoshi Sato Kyoto University
 Harold Somers UMIST
 Koichi Takeda TRL-IBM
 Hideki Tanaka ATR

TMI 2002 Officers:
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Program Committee Chairs: 
 Teruko Mitamura and Eric Nyberg, Carnegie Mellon University, USA 

Publicity and Local Arrangements: 
 Francis Bond and Hiromi Nakaiwa, NTT Communication Science Laboratories, 
 Kyoto, Japan 

General Chair: 
 Sergei Nirenburg, Computing Research Lab, NMSU, USA 

Locations and Times:
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TMI-2002 Papers and Panels (March 13-15 (Wed-Fri), 2002) 
 NTT Communication Science Laboratories, 
 NTT Keihanna building 
 2-4, Hikaridai, Seika-cho, 
 Soraku-gun, Kyoto, Japan, 619-0237 

Workshops/Tutorials (March 16-17 (Sat-Sun), 2002) 
 Keihanna Plaza, 
 1-7, Hikaridai, Seika-cho, 
 Soraku-gun, Kyoto, Japan, 619-0237 

TMI 2002 Home Page:

TMI 2002 CFP:

Questions for CFP? Please contact or
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