LINGUIST List 12.286

Fri Feb 2 2001

Calls: Finite State Methods/NLP, Western Conf on Ling

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  1. Ahti Pietarinen, Finite State Methods in Natural Language Processing (ESSLLI 2001)
  2. Richard A. Wright, Western Conference on Linguistics/CORRECTED (WECOL 2001)

Message 1: Finite State Methods in Natural Language Processing (ESSLLI 2001)

Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 12:45:28 +0200 (EET)
From: Ahti Pietarinen <>
Subject: Finite State Methods in Natural Language Processing (ESSLLI 2001)


Finite State Methods in Natural Language Processing
ESSLLI Workshop, August 20-24 2001, Helsinki


Finite state methods are used in various areas of linguistic
computation, including tokenization, lexicography, spell checking,
part of speech tagging, speech recognition, grapheme to phoneme
conversion, computational phonology and morphology, as well as
computational syntax.

In recent years the use of finite state methods has increased both in
practical applications (such as in morphological analyzers for a
variety of languages), as well as in more theoretical approaches (such
as in recent attempts to formalize optimality-theoretic analyses in
phonology by finite-state means).

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers and
Ph.D. students working with finite-state methods within natural
language processing and computational linguistics.

The workshop belongs to the program of the 13th European Summer School
in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) which is organized at the
University of Helsinki from August 13 until August 24, 2001 (see the
home page for more information ).

Submission guidelines:

Extended abstracts (up to four pages) for forty-five minute talks are
invited from all areas of interest for the workshop. The abstract
should be submitted by e-mail to Gertjan van Noord,

before the deadline given below, in Postscript or PDF. Note that all
participants of the workshop must register for the ESSLLI summer


Lauri Karttunen
Xerox Research

Kimmo Koskenniemi
University of Helsinki

Gertjan van Noord
University of Groningen

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: April 27, 2001
Notification of contributors: May 15, 2001
Workshop Dates: August 20-24, 2001


The workshop is co-financed by the NWO PIONIER project Algorithms for
Linguistic Processing. Further info at
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Message 2: Western Conference on Linguistics/CORRECTED (WECOL 2001)

Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 14:34:47 -0800 (PST)
From: Richard A. Wright <>
Subject: Western Conference on Linguistics/CORRECTED (WECOL 2001)

Announcing the WECOL 2001 call for Papers!

Papers are welcome from all areas of linguistics including Syntax,
Semantics, Phonetics, Phonology, and Sociolinguistics. In addition to the
regular sessions two special sessions are being organized:

Spanish Linguistics organized by Ellen Kaisse
Native American Linguistics organized by Sharon Hargus

Updates and further info will be posted on our website:

Richard Wright, Assistant Professor
WECOL organizer
University of Washington
Department of Linguistics
Box 354340
Seattle, WA 98195-4340
WECOL 2001

The Western Conference on Linguistics will be held this year
at the University of Washington in Seattle from
Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28, 2001.

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks in all areas of linguistics.
Abstracts should be anonymous, and should be no longer than one page,
with margins of at least 1 inch, in a typeface no smaller than 11
point. An additional page with examples and references may be
appended. Please provide 6 anonymous copies of the abstract and 1 copy with
the author's name and affiliation. A separate index card should contain
the following information:

 title of paper
 appropriate subfield (and special session if applicable)
 author's name
 telephone number (optional)
 e-mail address

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is Wednesday, May 23, 2001.
Abstracts should be sent to the following address:
WECOL 2001
Department of Linguistics
University of Washington
Box 354340
Seattle, WA 98195-4340

Contact Info: 
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