LINGUIST List 12.495

Thu Feb 22 2001

Calls: Discourse/Communication, Research/Education

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  1. Carlos A. M. Gouveia, Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise
  2. Priscilla Rasmussen, Sharing Tools & Rescources for Research & Education (ACL-2001)

Message 1: Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise

Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 13:36:01 -0000
From: Carlos A. M. Gouveia <>
Subject: Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise

Dear all,

We are pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the International
Conference "Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise", to be held
in Lisbon, Portugal, at Faculdade de Letras de Lisboa, in October.

Please join us in this significant event.

Best Regards,

Carlos A. M. Gouveia
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International Conference on
"Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise"

University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies, Portugal, October 25-26,

This two-day conference aims at bringing together academics, researchers and
professionals from a variety of disciplines interested in the general field
of discourse and communication in the enterprise, such as management,
linguistics, economics, marketing, sociology, psychology, business studies,
trade, e-commerce and law. The organisers invite papers dealing with either
macro or micro analysis of discourse. Particularly welcome are papers in
Applied Linguistics and related fields, i.e., on language in use and the
framing of discursive and cultural practices in the enterprise.

Invited Speakers:
Francesca Bargiela (Nottingham Trent University)
Britt-Louise Gunnarsson (Stockholm University)
Maria do Carmo Leite de Oliveira (Pontif�cia Univ. Cat�lica do Rio de

Organising Committee:
Linguistics Research Group - University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies

Papers will be timetabled at half hourly intervals with 20 minutes for
presentation and ten minutes questions and discussion.
Proposals with an abstract of maximum length 300 words should be sent either
by e-mail or post to Em�lia Ribeiro Pedro or Carlos A. M. Gouveia at the
addresses below. The deadline for submission of abstracts in any form,
including e-mail, is 15 May 2001. Notice of whether your paper is included
will be sent by 31 May 2001.

Address for correspondence:
Em�lia Ribeiro Pedro/ Carlos A. M. Gouveia
Conference on "Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise"
Centro de Estudos Angl�sticos
Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa
Cidade Universit�ria
1600-214 Lisboa
E-mail / Correio-electr�nico:
Phone / Telefone: 351 21 792 00 00
Fax: 351 21 796 00 63
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Message 2: Sharing Tools & Rescources for Research & Education (ACL-2001)

Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 17:30:51 EST
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: Sharing Tools & Rescources for Research & Education (ACL-2001)


ACL/EACL Workshop on

Sharing Tools and Resources 
for Research and Education

Co-organised by ELSNET

Toulouse, Saturday 7th July 2001


At a workshop at ACL 2000 in Hong Kong dedicated to Infrastructures
for Global Collaboration there was an agreement between the main
professional organisations in NLP and Speech (ACL and ISCA), and
ELSNET, and the other meeting participants, that it would be useful to
aim at a broadly supported, joint repository or catalogue for
tools and materials for the language and speech communities.

An ELSNET-sponsored workshop on educational issues held at EACL99
concluded that certain non-transient infrastructures needed to be
instigated to raise the public perception of educational issues in
NLP. It also concluded that a repository of shared materials,
appropriately indexed for educational usage, would be a useful point
of departure.

This workshop will build on the consensus reached at these previous
workshops. There will be two clear foci: one upon instruments for
sharing tools and resources in general that addresses practical
problems, and the other upon the technological and infrastructural 
issues surrounding the educational uses of repositories.

Good examples of existing initiatives in this area are among others
the ACL Natural Language Software Registry (hosted at DFKI, which was set up as a repository for tools
for the distinct fields of Human Language Techology (HLT), the
ELRA/ELDA, LDC, TELRI and Elsnet resources catalogues and repositories,, and , OLAC (a
worldwide network of language archives at,
JEWELS (, an as-yet incomplete EU
funded website for educational materials in Language and Speech.

A third theme concerns how to build upon existing initiatives as
sources of data or inspiration. 


The main goal of the workshop is to discuss methods for the
improvement and extension of existing repositories; the educational
uses of repositories; the closer interlinking between different kinds
of repositories (tools and resources); global infrastructures for the
achievement of joint actions. However, we expect the scope of the
workshop to be much wider than that, as the issues addressed are of
general interest to everybody who believes that sharing tools and
resources is essential for the progress of research and education in
our field.

Contributions of papers and demonstrations are solicited that address
the above themes. The following list of topics is suggestive rather
than exhaustive:

* Repositories versus catalogues

* Mechanisms and infrastructures for sharing and describing content
* Repository management
* Standards for exchange, description, and annotation
* Metadata descriptions
* Quality assessment
* Structure and content of an NLP/CL repository
* Tools and materials for NLP/CL education
* Web-based teaching methods for NLP/CL


* Electronic submissions only (PostScript, Word, or PDF), following the
 appropriate ACL latex style or Microsoft Word style. Submissions
 should not exceed eight (8) pages, including references. You can
 download the appropriate style or template files using the following
 link: In case of problems with the
 submission format, please contact one of the co-chairs.

* Submissions to either co-chair ( and All submissions will be acknowledged.

* Please provide a list of keywords in the separate header page and
 indicate the best fitting subtopic(s) from the above list.


* Demos may be submitted with or without an accompanying

* Please write a 2-page description of the demo and send
 to either co-chair. Please let us know about special hardware
 requirements over and above the standard PC + beamer without
 internet access provided by default


- Thierry Declerck (DFKI) Co-chair (Repository)
- Mike Rosner (Malta) Co-chair (Education)

- Steven Bird (U. Penn)
- Bill Black (UMIST) (UMIST, Manchester, UK) 
- Gosse Bouma (University of Groningen)
- Koenraad de Smedt (University of Bergen)
- Claire Gardent (CNRS, Nancy)
- Steven Krauwer (Utrecht University)
- Donna Harman (NIST)
- Julia Hirschberg (ATT, ISCA)
- Jun'ichi Tsujii (Tokyo)
- Andy Way (Dublin City University)


 * Submission Deadline: 6th April 2001
 * Notification Date: 27th April 2001
 * Camera ready copy due: 16th May 2001



Michael Rosner

Thierry Duclerc 
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