LINGUIST List 13.1202

Wed May 1 2002

Calls: Computational Ling, Theoretical Ling

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  1. Alessandro Lenci, EXTENDED DEADLINE: Workshop on Asian Resources and International Standardization
  2. Anke Ludeling, 2nd CfP for Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics

Message 1: EXTENDED DEADLINE: Workshop on Asian Resources and International Standardization

Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 17:51:36 +0200
From: Alessandro Lenci <>
Subject: EXTENDED DEADLINE: Workshop on Asian Resources and International Standardization

 ********************* EXTENDED DEADLINE ****************

 ----- NEW DEADLINE: MAY 10th -----

 COLING 2002 Post-Conference Workshop

 The 3rd Workshop on Asian Language Resources
 International Standardization

 Center of Academia
 Activities, Academia Sinica Taipei,
 Taiwan August 31, 2002


Language resources play an important role in recent corpus-based
natural language processing research. A lot of effort has been focused
on compiling various kinds of language resources, particularly in the
US and European countries. In addition, standards represent a
necessary step to consolidate technological achievements in this
sector, to enhance and foster the exchange of know-how between
research and industry, and to define infrastructures for the re-use
and sharing of existing language resources through the specification
of common formats and frameworks. Since 1993 the Commission of the
European Union has been actively supporting the standardization
process in human language technology, in particular by sponsoring the
EAGLES initiative. This activity has extended to the framework of the
EU-US International Research Co-operation, supported by NSF and the
European Union

Compared to English and many European languages the availability and
accessibility of Asian language resources is still limited. Moreover,
there is more diversity of Asian languages from viewpoints of
character sets and grammatical properties. Because of these
peculiarities, Asian languages do not always fit with the existing
linguistic resource standardization frameworks. We have held two
workshops on the same topic, the first was in January of 2001 at Tokyo
on invited basis and the second was in conjunction with the 6th
Natural Language Processing Pacific Rim Symposium (NLPRS 2001) in
November of 2001 at Tokyo

In this third workshop, we would like to put emphasis on
standardization of Asian language resources, and to provide a chance
to discuss research results and the possibilities of international
collaboration on the development of Asian language resources in the
future. The workshop also aims to introduce the status of Asian
language resources to researchers in other regions. We invite papers
on all topics related to language resources, in particular Asian
language resources and their development including, but not limited

* Text corpora
* Machine-readable dictionaries
* Lexicons
* Grammars
* Exchange and annotation schemata
* Infrastructure for constructing and sharing language resources
* Exchange formats
* Best practices for creating and disseminating language resources
* Metadata for resource classification and discovery
* Strategies and priorities for EU-US and Asian cooperation
* Standards for language resources (lexicons, corpora, ontologies, etc.)

* Lexical standards and multilinguality
* Standards for content management
* Standards and applications
* Standards and evaluation


* Nicoletta Calzolari (co-chair) - Istituto di Linguistica
	Computazionale CNR, Pisa (Italy)
* Key-Sun Choi (co-chair) - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and
	Technology (Korea)
* Asanee Kawtrakul (co-chair) - Kasetsart University (Thailand)
* Alessandro Lenci (co-chair) - Dipartimento di Linguistica -
	Universita di Pisa (Italy)
* Tokunaga Takenobu (co-chair) - Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
* Steven Bird - University of Pennsylvania (US)
* Nuria Bel - GILCUB (Spain)
* Ehara Terumasa - NHK (Japan)
* Christiane Fellbaum - Princeton University (USA)
* Ralph Grishman - New York University (USA)
* Chu-Ren Huang - Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
* Hammam Riza - BPPT (Indonesia)
* Kurohashi Sadao - University of Tokyo (Japan)
* Martha Palmer - University of Pennsylvania (USA)
* Hae-Chang Rim - Korea University (Korea)
* Rajeev Sangal - International Institute of Information Technology
	Hyderabad (India)
* Shirai Kiyoaki - Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Tecchnology
* Virach Sornlertlamvanich - NECTEC (Thailand)
* Gregor Thurmair - SAIL Labs (Munich)
* Benjamin Tsou - City University of HongKong (China)
* Antonio Zampolli - Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale ? CNR


Paper submission due *** NEW DATE!! ***

** May 10, 2002 **

Notification of acceptance
June 7, 2002

Deadline for camera-ready papers
June 29, 2002

Workshop date
August 31, 2002


Center of Academia Activities, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.


A paper no more than 8 pages long should be sent via E-mail in the PDF
format with all non-ASCII fonts embedded, no later than April 30, 2002
to Alessandro Lenci ( After acceptance
notification, the authors are requested to make a camera-ready no more
than 8 pages long, and in the format prescribed by COLING 2002. Please
see to get style sheet. The
camera-ready should be sent electronically in the PDF format with all
non-ASCII fonts embedded, no later than June 29, 2002 to Tokunaga
Takenobu (

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Message 2: 2nd CfP for Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics

Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 13:14:29 +0200
From: Anke Ludeling <>
Subject: 2nd CfP for Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics

 Second CALL for PAPERS

Workshop: Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics (QITL)

October 3-5, 2002
University of Osnabruck

Theoretical research into the nature of the human language faculty
(generative grammar, in the broadest sense) often appears only
distantly related to quantitative investigation of linguistic
performance data ("empirical" linguistics), if at all. Certainly,
theoretical linguistics has for its part traditionally denied the
applicability of quantitative methods to central linguistic questions,
while researchers applying sophisticated quantitative methods to
language have often taken pains to distance themselves from (and
occasionally been highly critical of) the basic premises of generative

It is our firm conviction, however, that quantitative research can
contribute significantly to our understanding of the human language
faculty and that only in the presence of a well-developed linguistic
theory can quantitative methods be fruitfully applied to questions of
language use and interpretation. We are heartened by the fact that in
recent years there has been a slow but steady outpouring of research
which combines a generative outlook on linguistics with sophisticated
use of quantitative methods.

The purpose of this workshop, then, is to provide a forum for such
research. We envision a relatively small workshop (10-15 talks) in
which researchers using sophisticated quantitative methods to
investigate the structure of the human language faculty can share
their work. Topics of interest range from the use of specialized
statistical models, like LNRE models for the measure of morphological
productivity, to studies of degrees of grammaticality and lexical
biases. The focus should be on the linguistic question, not
computational linguistic applications, and how quantitative methods
can be used address them.

We invite interested researchers to submit abstracts for 40 minute
talks (plus 20 minutes discussion). Abstracts should be no longer than
one page PLUS a separate page for figures and references. Electronic
submission (postscript, pdf, rtf) is strongly preferred.

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Invited Speakers: we are very happy that

Joan Bresnan, Stanford and 
Walter Daelemans, Antwerp & Tilburg

have accepted to give the plenary talks
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Graham Katz & Anke Ludeling
University of Osnabruck
Institute for Cognitive Science
Harald Baayen
University of Nijmegen
Interfaculty Research Unit for Language and Speech

Programme Committee: 
Rens Bod, Amsterdam
Peter Bosch, Osnabrueck
Walter Daelemans, Antwerp & Tilburg
Stefan Evert, Stuttgart
Jennifer Hay, Canterbury
Frank Keller, Edinburgh
Brigitte Krenn, Vienna
Jonas Kuhn, Stanford
Paola Merlo, Geneva
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Important Dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts: June 01, 2002
Date of notification: July 01, 2002

Contact address:
snail mail: Anke Ludeling, IKW, Universitat Osnabruck,
Katharinenstr. 24, 49069 Osnabruck, Germany

for more information see

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