LINGUIST List 12.3016

Mon Dec 3 2001

Calls: Machine Learning Approaches,Chinese Linguistics

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  1. Sandra Kuebler, Workshop on Machine Learning Approaches in Computational Linguistics (ESSLLI-2002)
  2. Feng-hsi Liu, Reminder -- Call for Papers, NACCL-14

Message 1: Workshop on Machine Learning Approaches in Computational Linguistics (ESSLLI-2002)

Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2001 19:32:51 +0100
From: Sandra Kuebler <>
Subject: Workshop on Machine Learning Approaches in Computational Linguistics (ESSLLI-2002)

 ESSLLI-2002 Workshop on

 Machine Learning Approaches in Computational Linguistics

 August 5-9, 2002

 A workshop held as part of the
 14th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
 Trento, Italy
 August 5-16, 2002


ORGANIZERS: Erhard Hinrichs, Sandra Kuebler (Universitaet Tuebingen)


Over the last decade, machine learning approaches have established
themselves as an important subfield of computational linguistics. The
resulting body of research is characterized by a wide range of
techniques. These techniques have been successfully applied to a
variety of natural language annotation tasks, such as part-of-speech
tagging, shallow and deep parsing, word sense disambiguation, anaphora
resolution, PP attachment.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for these junior
researchers to present their work and discuss the relative merits of
their machine learning approaches as they apply to natural language

Possible learning approaches are:
* inductive logic programming
* memory-based learning
* transformation-based learning
* decision trees
* information-theoretic approaches such as maximum entropy models, 
 Markov models
* genetic algorithms 
* connectionist learning


All researchers in the area, but especially Ph.D. students and young
researchers, are invited to submit a paper. Electronic submissions are
highly encouraged (preferably as plain ASCII or Postscript).
Submissions should not exceed 10 (A4 or letter) pages, typeset in
10-12 points, with at least 2.5 cm / 1 inch margins. Submitted papers
should be anonymous and be accompanied by an e-mail listing the
following details:

- Title
- Authors' names and affiliation
- Address
- E-mail addresses

All submissions will be reviewed by an international program committee.
The accepted papers will be made available in a summer school reader.
If sufficiently many high-quality papers are submitted, we intend to
publish them in an edited volume.
Submissions should be sent before March 15, 2000 to the following

 Sandra Kuebler
 Universitaet Tuebingen 
 Seminar fuer Sprachwissenschaft 
 Wilhelmstr. 113 
 D-72074 Tuebingen 

If electronic submission is impossible, please send four copies of
your paper to the above address.
Informal enquiries by e-mail to the organizers are welcome.


 Mar 15, 2002: Deadline for submissions
 Apr 15, 2002: Notification of acceptance
 May 15, 2002: Final version due
 Aug 5, 2002: Start of workshop


Steven Abney
Anja Belz
Rens Bod
Antal van den Bosch
Sabine Buchholz
Walter Daelemans
Ido Dagan
Herve Dejean
James Hammerton
Erhard Hinrichs, co-chair
Yuval Krymolowski
Sandra Kuebler, co-chair
Paola Merlo
John Nerbonne	TBC
Miles Osborne
Erik Tjong Kim Sang
Jorn Veenstra	TBC
Andreas Wagner


To obtain further information about ESSLLI-2002 please visit

This workshop is held as part of the ESSLLI-2002 summer
school. Therefore all workshop participants are required to register
for ESSLLI-2002. Registration information will be announced in due
time by the local organizers on the ESSLLI-2002 website.
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Message 2: Reminder -- Call for Papers, NACCL-14

Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2001 14:39:48 -0700
From: Feng-hsi Liu <>
Subject: Reminder -- Call for Papers, NACCL-14

The 14th Annual North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics

 University of Arizona
 May 17-19, 2002

Call for Papers:
Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks in all areas of Chinese
linguistics and from any theoretical perspective.

Requirements for Submission of Abstracts:
Abstracts must be camera-ready, on a single page, single spaced, in
12-point type, with one inch margins.

Mail five(5) copies of the abstract, one of which includes name of
author(s), affiliation(s), and e-mail address(es); the other four (for
anonymous review) identified by title only.

Please include a 3x5 card containing the paper title, name of author(s),
affiliation, status (student or non-student), address, phone number, and

To facilitate the reviewing process, kindly identify on the card the
primary area of linguistics addressed in your paper (e.g., Phonetics,
Phonology, Syntax, Semantics, Functional/Pragmatics, Dialectology,
Historical Phonology, Historical Syntax, Computational/Corpus
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, or Sociolinguistics).

Please do not send abstracts by e-mail or fax.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts is January 3, 2002.

The address for submission of your abstract for NACCL-14 is:

Department of East Asian Studies
Franklin Building 404
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona, 85721, USA

For details and updates, visit our website at:
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