LINGUIST List 12.756

Mon Mar 19 2001

Calls: Semantic lexicons/NLP, Corpus-based Analysis

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  1. Evelyne Viegas, Semantic lexicons in NLP - DEADLINE EXTENSION
  2. Nancy M. Ide, Multi-layer Corpus-based Analysis

Message 1: Semantic lexicons in NLP - DEADLINE EXTENSION

Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2001 21:06:58 -0800
From: Evelyne Viegas <>
Subject: Semantic lexicons in NLP - DEADLINE EXTENSION


 APRIL 15, 2001

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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)

 New submission deadline: April 15 , 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
investigating 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


(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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Message 2: Multi-layer Corpus-based Analysis

Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 07:59:53 -0500 (EST)
From: Nancy M. Ide <>
Subject: Multi-layer Corpus-based Analysis


 Summer Institute
 Creation and Exploitation of Annotated Language Resources 
 30 July - 11 August 2001 
 Iasi, Romania


 JULY 30 - AUGUST 1, 2001 - IASI, ROMANIA 


 Dan Cristea, University "A.I. Cuza", Iasi, Romania 
 Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA 
 Daniel Marcu, ISI, University of Southern California 
 Massimo Poesio, University of Edinburgh

Corpora annotated for a variety of linguistic features are becoming
increasingly available. Part of speech annotated corpora are
commonplace; treebanks in a variety of languages are available or
under development; and corpora annotated for various features of
discourse, including co-reference and discourse structure, are also
available (e.g., the MUC corpora). In addition, large speech corpora
annotated with phonetic transcriptions and prosodic analysis and
various multi-lingual aligned corpora are available from centers such
as the Linguistic Data Consortium and the European Language Resources

This workshop will address issues of using corpora annotated for
multiple layers (e.g., syntax and discourse, prosody and part of
speech, etc.) or combining multiple layers of annotation in natural
language analysis. We invite submissions on the following topics: 

 - Research that exploits information on different linguistic levels; 

 - Consideration and demonstration of the ways in which information 
 from different layers can be used in automatic language processing; 

 - Compatibility of corpora annotated for different linguistic layers, 
 including means to harmonize different annotation types and levels; 

 - Tools for exploiting different levels of annotation. 

The workshop will be held in conjunction with the EUROLAN 2001 Summer
School on Creation and Exploitation of Annotated Language Resources,
to be held in Iasi, Romania from 30 July - August 11, 2001. Because
EUROLAN 2001 is concerned with a wide variety of types of linguistic
annotation, the workshop will serve to complement the content of
lectures and tutorials that are part of the School's main
program. Registration for the workshop is included in the Summer
School registration fee. 


Papers should report on original work not previously presented
elsewhere. The workshop is intended to provide a forum for discussion
and a means to receive feedback for future development; therefore,
papers describing both completed work and work-in-progress are

Submissions of 3500-5000 words should be sent via email to with the subject line "EUROLAN 2001 WORKSHOP
SUBMISSION". Submissions in Postscript, PDF, or plain ASCII text
formats are acceptable. 


 Deadline for receipt of submissions April 15, 2001
 Notification of acceptance May 5, 2001
 Final Paper due June 15, 2001
 Workshop date July 30 - August 1, 2001


Paul Buitelaar - DFKI, Saarbr|cken 
Charles Fillmore - ICSI, UC Berkeley 
Atsushi Fujii - University of Library and Information Science, Tokyo 
Jan Hajic - Charles University, Prague 
Graeme Hirst - University of Toronto 
Adam Kilgarriff - University of Brighton 
Ruslan Mitkov - University of Wolverhampton 
Sergei Nirenburg - New Mexico State University 
Laurent Romary - LORIA Nancy 
Dan Tufis - Romanian Academy 
Hans Uszkoreit - Saarland University of Saarbrucken 
Piek Vossen - Sail-labs, Antwerp-Berchem 
Yorick Wilks - University of Sheffield

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