LINGUIST List 13.1072

Thu Apr 18 2002

Calls: Computational Ling, Discourse Analysis

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  1. Adam Kilgarriff, Correction to Final CFP: Web as Corpus Special Issue of Computational Linguistics
  2. Oscar Loureda, conference

Message 1: Correction to Final CFP: Web as Corpus Special Issue of Computational Linguistics

Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 10:54:21 +0100
From: Adam Kilgarriff <adam.kilgarriffitri.brighton.ac.uk>
Subject: Correction to Final CFP: Web as Corpus Special Issue of Computational Linguistics

NB: Submission instructions in earlier postings have been revised,
hence this re-posting. With apologies.


			 FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS	
		 SPECIAL ISSUE of COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS
			 Web as Corpus


Guest editors

Adam Kilgarriff, ITRI, University of Brighton
Gregory Grefenstette, Clairvoyance Corporation 


The Web is an immense, multilingual, freely available corpus. As with
other large new corpora, computational linguists have been stimulated
by its presence. Web research includes many of the most talked about
papers of recent ACL and other meetings (eg Resnik, ACL '99; Brill,
"Does the web change everything?", ACL SIGNLL '01).

In comparison with most corpora studied to date, the web is
heterogeneous and noisy. Methods for handling the noise, and
extracting and exploiting subcorpora meeting particular criteria, are
being developed by a widening population ranging from students who
realise that it is an obvious place to obtain their corpus for free,
to companies who seek to use HLT techniques on datasets other than the
ones HLT researchers usually use.

NLP can both give to, and take from, the web (distinction due to
Dragomir Radev). It can give to the web technologies such as
summarisation, MT and question-answering. But the giving side of the
equation looks only at short-to-medium term goals. For the longer
term, for 'giving' as well as for other purposes, a deeper
understanding of the linguistic nature of the web and its potential
for CL/NLP is required. For that, we must take the web itself, in
whatever limited way, as an object of study, and uncover what it has
to tell us about the nature of language. The Special Issue will focus
on how we can use the web, rather than how we can help web users.

The issues which we will expect Special Issue papers to cover include: 

 Lexical data derived from the Web 
 Classifying Web language; the range of text types on the Web 
 Mapping Web documents onto existing ontologies; 
 implications for ontologies 
 Clustering in an open corpus 
 The multilingual Web as a resource for translation 
 CL/HLT engagement with the Semantic Web 


Papers should meet the usual criteria for CL; we expect most
submissions to be short papers (up to 15 journal pages, ca 4000 words)
but long papers (15--30 pages, ca 8000 words) are also permissible.

SCHEDULE

Papers due: 30 April 2002 

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Submissions may be either hard copy or soft copy. 

Soft copy submissions must meet Computational Linguistics
specifications, see CL formatting instructions at

 http://www.itri.bton.ac.uk/~Adam.Kilgarriff/cl-format.txt 

and are to be sent to Adam.Kilgarriffitri.brighton.ac.uk. 

For hard copy submissions, seven copies are to be sent to 

 Adam Kilgarriff
 Web as Corpus Special Issue
 ITRI
 University of Brighton
 Lewes Road
 Brighton BN2 4GJ
 United Kingdom 

In this case authors are also requested to submit a soft copy, in ps,
pdf or rtf, to Adam.Kilgarriffitri.brighton.ac.uk.

Questions about submissions should be directed to the two Guest
Editors, rather than the Journal or Publishing Editors.
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Message 2: conference

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 12:14:22 +0200
From: Oscar Loureda <olouredaudc.es>
Subject: conference

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE.
DISCOURSE ANALYSIS: LANGUAGE, CULTURE, VALUES.

Pamplona, 26th, 27th and 28th, November, 2002

http://www.unav.es/linguis/CONGRESO/englishversion.html

The deadline for the presentation of abstracts has been postponed to
June 15, 2002
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