LINGUIST List 12.946

Thu Apr 5 2001

Calls: Machine Translation, Semantic Processing

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  1. steven, MT 2010 -- Towards a Road Map for MT
  2. SEMPRO - Semantic Processing Workshop, Cognitively Plausable Models of Semantic Processing (SEMPRO-2001)

Message 1: MT 2010 -- Towards a Road Map for MT

Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 13:48:07 +0200 (MEST)
From: steven <>
Subject: MT 2010 -- Towards a Road Map for MT

 Final Call for Workshop Contributions

 Analytical, critical and visionary papers wanted:
 Where do we stand, where do we go?!

 Submission deadline: April 15
 MT 2010 -- Towards a Road Map for MT
 September 18, 2001
 Workshop organised by ELSNET
 and hosted by MT Summit VIII
 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
 September 18-22 2001
Aim and context:

 The aim of the workshop is to contribute to ELSNET's ongoing action to
 establish a road map for MT for the next decade. A road map comprises
 an analysis of the present situation, a vision of where we want to be
 in ten years from now, and a number of intermediate milestones that
 would help in setting intermediate goals and in measuring our progress
 towards our goals. The function of the road map is not to impose
 anything on anyone, but rather to provide a broadly supported
 definition of a context in which to position the MT community's
 efforts, which would allow us to identify common priorities for joint
 activities in e.g. research, resources and training.

 Papers are invited that
 * give critical analyses of the present state of the art in machine
 translation of written and spoken language,
 * present visions of the future of machine translation, both from a
 technological and from an application point of view, or
 * identify major milestones and challenges on our way towards the
 future, and/or ways to measure our progress along the road.

 It will be a half- or full-day workshop, with three sessions:
 * The first session will aim at giving a critical analysis of the
 present situation.
 * The second session will be dedicated to visions of the future.
 * The third session will aim at establishing intermediate milestones
 (e.g. timelines, necessary research achievements), methods to
 evaluate progress along the road, and training requirements to be
 met in order to reach our goals.

 The primary audience consists of people with an analytical or future
 oriented, programmatic interest, both from research and from industry.
Workshop schedule:

 * 15 April 2001: Submission deadline
 * 31 May 2001: Notification of acceptance
 * 15 July: Submission of final versions
Submission details:

 Papers should be sent in electronic form to
 For the submission format we follow the same guidelines as the main
Core Programme/Organisation Committee:

 * Steven Krauwer (ELSNET, Netherlands) Chair
 * Niels Ole Bernsen (NIS, Denmark)
 * Paul Heisterkamp (Daimler-Chrysler, Germany)
 * Jose Pardo (UPM, Spain)
 * Pierre Isabelle (XEROX, France)
 * Arjan van Hessen (IP Globalnet, Netherlands)
 * Antonio Zampolli (U. Pisa, Italy)
 * Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI, Germany)
 * Oliviero Stock (IRST, Italy)
 * Susan Armstrong (ISSCO/ETI, Switzerland)
 * Herman Caeyers (LANT, Belgium)
 * Nuria Bel (gilcUB, Spain)
 * Ed Hovy (ISI, USA)
Workshp URL:
Contact details:

 Steven Krauwer email:
 ELSNET / UiL OTS www:
 Trans 10 phone: +31 30 253 6050
 3512 JK Utrecht, NL fax: +31 30 253 6000
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Message 2: Cognitively Plausable Models of Semantic Processing (SEMPRO-2001)

Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 16:43:51 +0100 (BST)
From: SEMPRO - Semantic Processing Workshop <>
Subject: Cognitively Plausable Models of Semantic Processing (SEMPRO-2001)

 Last Call and Revised Deadline (Now: April 22nd)


	 (A workshop in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the 
		 Cognitive Science Society) 

 July 31st, University of Edinburgh

The goal of this workshop is to be a forum and a meeting point for researchers
developing models of semantic / pragmatic processing (computational and
non-computational) motivated by psychological evidence or corpus studies, with
a focus on human language processing. Topics of interest include:

- incrementality and underspecification in semantic processing
- lexical access and disambiguation
- semantic composition (e.g., interpretation of modifiers such as adjectives,
 of modal expressions, of negation)
- anaphora resolution
- scope assignment
- detection and exploitation of discourse structure 
- semantic interpretation in dialogues (e.g., models of grounding)

We would especially like to encourage the exchange of results between
psychological experimentation, computational modelling, and
corpus-based work.

INVITED SPEAKERS: Julie Sedivy (Brown), Anthony Sanford (Glasgow).

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Massimo Poesio (local organizer), Alan Garnham,
Maria Lapata, Julie Sedivy, Rosemary Stevenson, Peter Wiemer-Hastings.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Anonymous extended abstracts of at most 5 pages
(2500 words) should be submitted by e-mail to 
Accepted formats: ASCII, postscript, pdf.
Include the words 'Submission for SEMPRO 2001' in the Subject line. 

Papers due: April 22nd.
Acceptance Notification: June 15th.
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