LINGUIST List 12.3095

Sat Dec 15 2001

Calls: English Phonology,Ontologies-Lexical Knowledge

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  1. Patrick Honeybone, Calls: Conference on English Phonology, Toulouse
  2. Kiril Simov, LREC2002 Workshop on Ontologies and Lexical Knowledge Bases

Message 1: Calls: Conference on English Phonology, Toulouse

Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 19:32:53 +0000
From: Patrick Honeybone <>
Subject: Calls: Conference on English Phonology, Toulouse


Conference on English Phonology
Universite de Toulouse, France

A Conference on English Phonology will take place at the Universite de
Toulouse, on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 June, 2002. The conference is
to be held under the aegis of the Equipe de Recherche en Syntaxe et
Semantique (Director: Marc Plenat; the ERSS, despite its name, it
includes a substantial phonology team) with the support of the Groupe
de Recheche en Phonologie 1954 (Director: Bernard Laks). The venue
will be the social sciences university in the heart of Toulouse,
surrounded by cheap bars, restaurants and cafes.

The conference will feature three invited speakers:
John Harris (UCL)
Michael Kenstowicz (MIT)
April McMahon (Sheffield)

The conference organisers are Phil Carr (Universite Montpellier III, &
ERSS, Toulouse) and Patrick Honeybone (Edge Hill College, UK). Phil
Carr can be contacted at, or, and Patrick Honeybone can be contacted at

We invite papers on any aspect of the (synchronic or diachronic)
phonetics/phonology of any variety of English, or on issues relevant
to the acquisition of English. We are keen to have papers from a range
of different approaches, including (but not limited to) the traditions
of Laboratory Phonology, Sociolinguistics, Generative Phonology (of
both OT and non-OT varieties), and Cognitive Linguistics. We also
welcome papers written within the framework of the late Lionel
Guierre, as one of our aims is to encourage cross-fertilisation of
analytic ideas between different frameworks. Papers will last 30
minutes, with 10 minutes for questions.

Abstracts should be sent to either Phil Carr or Patrick Honeybone by
Friday 25 January 2002. Abstracts should be no longer than one side of
A4, single-spaced and with a font size no smaller than 12, using 2.5cm
or one inch margins. Abstracts should be submitted by email in one of
these formats: Rich Text Format, Word, pdf, or plain text. If you need
to use a phonetic font in your abstract, please use SIL doulos, which
can be downloaded for free from this site:

Abstracts will be read by the abstracts committee: Jacques Durand,
John Harris, Michael Kenstowicz, April McMahon.

There will be a small registration fee (15 Euros, payable on arrival)
to cover the cost of photocopying and other expenses. Lunches and
dinners will take place in local restaurants and brasseries, at a
small cost. A conference dinner will be held at a restaurant in
Toulouse on the evening of Thursday 27 June (details to be announced

Further details, including information on accommodation, travel and
sight-seeing possibilities in the vicinity of Toulouse are available
at the conference's website:
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Message 2: LREC2002 Workshop on Ontologies and Lexical Knowledge Bases

Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2001 19:39:08 +0200
From: Kiril Simov <>
Subject: LREC2002 Workshop on Ontologies and Lexical Knowledge Bases

 Call for Papers

 OntoLex 2002
 Ontologies and Lexical Knowledge Bases
 27th May 2002, Las Palmas, Canary Islands - Spain

Workshop motivation and aims

The rise of the semantic web has greatly increased the interest
in ontologies, but also added new critical requirements for them,
such as wide coverage, interoperability and multi-linguality. In
the perspective of the semantic web, the link between ontologies
and natural language appears to be crucial. Indeed, there is a
high level of correspondence between ontologies and lexical
knowledge bases. They are subject to the same requirements, and
there is an ever increasing potential and need for cooperation
between the two fields.

Following the tradition of the first OntoLex workshop (OntoLex'00
Sozopol, Bulgaria 2000), this workshop will focus on the links
between ontologies and lexical knowledge bases, aiming at being a
meeting point for a number of communities that are currently not
sufficiently connected:

- lexical semanticists;
- lexicographers and terminologists;
- ontologists with computer science background;
- ontologists with philosophical background;

- ontology users active in various areas (knowledge management,
 information extraction, information retrieval, machine
 translation, conceptual modelling, eCommerce).

The needs for greater interconnectivity among the above research
areas have been widely recognized in the last years. Two good
examples of an interdisciplinary approach are the use of upper
ontologies in European projects as EuroWordNet and SIMPLE, and
some recent work on the conceptual analysis of WordNet's
top-level taxonomy presented at FOIS2001.

Lexical knowledge bases are considered an important kind of
language resources. Moreover, lexical knowledge bases and
ontologies are starting to play a crucial role in the creation
and usage of other language resources such as syntactic
tree-banks and lexicons.

The workshop will take place on the 27th of May 2002 at Las
Palmas, Canary Islands - Spain (preceding the 3rd International
Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, LREC2002). Two
European thematic networks will support the workshop: ELSNET and

Topics of interest

- design principles for upper-level ontologies and semantic
 lexical resources;
- ways for handling systematic polysemy and compound concepts;
- interoperability between semantic lexical resources and
- applications of ontologies and semantic lexical resources in IR
 and IE;
- role of semantic lexical resources in ontology learning;
- evaluation, comparison, mapping, and integration of ontologies
 and semantic lexical resources

One discussion will be organized on the following topic:

- distinctions between lexical and ontological knowledge.

Important dates

Deadline for workshop abstract submission
8th of February 2002

Notification of acceptance
8th of March 2002

Final version of paper for workshop proceedings
5th of April 2002

27th of May 2002


Papers should describe existing research connected to the topics
of the workshop. The presentation at the workshop will be 25
minutes long (20 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for
questions and discussion). Each submission should show: title;
author(s); affiliation(s); and contact author's e-mail address,
postal address, telephone and fax numbers. Abstracts (maximum
500 words, plain-text format) should be sent to:

Name: Wim Peters

Those who wish to attend without offering a paper are asked to
briefly motivate their interest.

The final version of the accepted papers should not be longer
than 4,000 words or 10 A4 pages. Instructions for formatting and
presentation of the final version will be sent to authors upon
notification of acceptance.

Organizing committee

Kiril Simov
Linguistic Modelling Laboratory, CLPP,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Acad. G.Bonchev St. 25A
1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
OntoText Lab. Sirma AI Ltd
Phone: +359 2 979 2812
Fax: +359 2 707273

Nicola Guarino
National Research Council
Corso Stati Uniti, 4
I-35127 Padova
Phone: +39 O49 8295751
Fax: +39 O49 8295763

Wim Peters
NLP group
Department of Computer Science
University of Sheffield
Regent Court
211 Portobello Street
Sheffield S1 4DP
Phone: 00-44-114-2221902
Fax: 00-44-114-2221810

Program Committee

Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles (IRIT, Toulouse, France)
Michael Brown (SemanticEdge, Germany)
Paul Buitelaar (DFKI, Germany)
Werner Ceusters (L&C, Belgium)
Aldo Gangemi (Institute of Biomedical Technologies, CNR, Italy)
Julio Gonzalo (UNED, Madrid, Spain)
Erhard Hinrichs (SfS, Tuebingen University, Germany)
Atanas Kyriakov (OntoText Lab., Bulgaria)
Alessandro Lenci (Universita' di Pisa, Italy)
Kavi Mahesh (Knowledge Management Group, Infosys Technologies, USA)
Sergej Nirenburg (CRL, New-Mexico State University, USA)
Piek Vossen (Irion Technologies, Delft, The Netherlands)
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University, USA)
Paola Velardi ("La Sapienza", Rome, Italy)
Ellen Voorhees (NIST, USA)

Invited Speakers

Yorick Wilks (Shefield University, UK)
Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University, USA)

Workshop registration

The registration fee for the workshop is:

If you are not attending LREC: 140 EURO
If you are attending LREC: 90 EURO

The fees cover the following services: a copy of the proceedings
of the attended workshop, coffee-breaks and refreshments.

Participation in the workshop is limited by the venue. Requests
for participation will be processed on first come first served
basis. Registration will be handled by the LREC Secretariat.

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