LINGUIST List 12.300

Mon Feb 5 2001

Calls: Corpus Linguistics, Semantic Lexicons/NLP

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  1. Dr Tony McEnery, Corpus Linguistics 2001
  2. Pierrette Bouillon, Semantic Lexicons in Natural Language Processing

Message 1: Corpus Linguistics 2001

Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 11:49:36 +0000 (GMT)
From: Dr Tony McEnery <>
Subject: Corpus Linguistics 2001

 Corpus Linguistics 2001 - 30th March - 2nd April 2001

 Call for Participants

The conference programme and registration details are now available on the
web at:

The conference incorporates an afternoon of lectures in honour of Geoffrey

We are looking forward to what promises to be a great conference. 

Best Wishes,

Tony McEnery (on behalf of the organizing committee)
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Message 2: Semantic Lexicons in Natural Language Processing

Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2001 19:25:20 +0100
From: Pierrette Bouillon <>
Subject: Semantic Lexicons in Natural Language Processing

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Call for papers
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Special issue of the French journal TAL edited by:
Pierrette Bouillon (TIM/ISSCO, Gen�ve) and Evelyne Viegas 
(Microsoft/Natural Language Group, Redmond)

Submission deadline: April 1, 2001
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No one would argue about the importance of semantic lexicons for
Natural Language Processing applications such as machine translation,
automatic indexing, information extraction, text generation,
etc. However, there is no agreement on the type of information to use,
how to represent it or how to acquire it automatically.

This special issue directly addresses this difficult topic by
how lexical semantic theories relate to applications in NLP. We will
emphasize the following questions: 
- Which theory for which application?
- How to acquire information automatically?
- How to use it in applications?


- Acquisition of semantic lexicons
- Lexical semantics in NLP applications
- Generic versus specific resources?
- Which lexical semantic theory for which application?
- Types of lexical information
- Reuse of existing lexical data


Authors must use the HERMES style files for LateX and Word at
< rubrique Auteurs>. Submissions
(30 pages maximum, double spaced, Helvetica 12) must be sent
electronically to Pierrette Bouillon
(<>) and Evelyne Viegas


Articles can be written in French or in English, but English will only
be accepted from non-French speaking authors.


- Pierrette Bouillon (TIM/ISSCO, Geneva)
- Paul Buitelaar (DFKI, Saarbr�cken)
- Nicoletta Calzolari (Istituto Di Linguistica Computazionale, Pisa)
- Ann Copestake (Cambridge University, Cambridge)
- C�cile Fabre (Univ. Toulouse-Le-Mirail, Toulouse)
- Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University, Princeton)
- Thierry Fontenelle (Luxembourg)
- Mari Olsen (Microsoft, Natural Language Group, Redmond)
- Pierre Popowich (Gavagai Technology, Vancouver)
- James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University, Boston)
- Pascale Sebillot (Irisa, Rennes)
- Fr�d�rique Segond (Xerox Research Centre Europe, Grenoble)
- Evelyne Viegas (Microsoft, Natural Language Group, Redmond)
- Piek Vossen (SailLabs, Antwerpen)
- R�mi Zajac (New Mexico State University, Computing Research

The international journal Traitement Automatique des Langues (TAL) has
been published since 1969 by the French Association pour le Traitement
Automatique des Langues (ATALA) with the support of the Centre
National pour la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). The journal TAL covers
all fields of computational linguistics and its aim is to provide
mainly (but not only) French speaking researchers and students with
publications in all domains of computational linguistics. It appears
three times a year and is distributed by HERMES.


Anne Abeill� (Universit� Paris 7)
Pierrette Bouillon (TIM/ISSCO, Geneva)
Philippe Blache (CNRS, Aix-en-Provence) -- Chief Editor 
Dani�le Cl�ment (Bergische Universit�t Wuppertal) 
Christophe d'Alessandro (LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay) -- Chief Editor 
Anne Condamines (CNRS, Toulouse le Mirail) 
Claire Gardent (Universit�t des Saarlandes) -- Chief Editor
Marc El-B�ze (Universit� d'Avignon) 
Jean-Louis Lebrave (CNRS, Paris) 
Piet Mertens (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
�velyne Tzoukermann (Bell Labs)
Bernard Victorri (ENS, Paris)
Pierre Zweigenbaum (AP-HP, Paris 6)
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Please note the new address !!!
Pierrette Bouillon | E-mail:
University of Geneva | WWW:
TIM/ISSCO | Tel: +41/22/705 86 79
40, bvd du Pont-d'Arve | Fax: +41/22/705 86 89
CH-1211 Geneva 4 (Switzerland) |
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