LINGUIST List 13.1263

Mon May 6 2002

Calls: Germanic Ling, Semantic Networks

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  1. ellyvangelderen, Call For Papers
  2. grace, CFP: DEADLINE EXTENDED for SemaNet'02: COLING-2002 Workshop on Building and Using Semantic Networks

Message 1: Call For Papers

Date: Thu, 02 May 2002 15:06:02 -0700 (MST)
From: ellyvangelderen <ellyvangelderenasu.edu>
Subject: Call For Papers

Call for Papers
Joint Meeting of the Forum for Germanic Language Studies and the
Society for Germanic Linguistics
London, 3-5 January 2003

Faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars are invited to
submit abstracts for 30-minute papers on any linguistic or
philological aspect of any historical or modern Germanic language or
dialect, including English (to the Early Modern period) and the
extraterritorial varieties. Papers from a range of linguistic and
philological subfields, including phonetics, phonology, morphology,
syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, language acquisition,
contact, and change, as well as differing theoretical perspectives,
are welcome.

Papers will be selected for the program by a broad-based
committee. Please send your (one-page) electronic abstract to
Professor Martin Durrell: martin.durrellman.ac.uk. Submissions must
be received by September 2, 2002. Notifications of acceptance will be
distributed by October 1, 2002. (Student members of SGL will be able
to apply for some travel reimbursement)
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Message 2: CFP: DEADLINE EXTENDED for SemaNet'02: COLING-2002 Workshop on Building and Using Semantic Networks

Date: Sun, 5 May 2002 01:40:12 +0800 (HKT)
From: grace <graceweniwen.com>
Subject: CFP: DEADLINE EXTENDED for SemaNet'02: COLING-2002 Workshop on Building and Using Semantic Networks

COLING-02 Workshop CFP: Building and Using Semantic Networks

SemaNet'02: Building and Using Semantic Networks

Workshop in conjunction with COLING 2002, 1 September 2002, Taipei, Taiwan 

Workshop website: http://www.ee.ust.hk/~semanet02/
COLING website: http://www.coling2002.sinica.edu.tw/

Call for Papers

There has been a lot of interest over the past decade in WordNet
(http://www.cogsci.princeton.edu/~wn/), a thesaurus-like semantic
network that has many NLP applications including (but not limited to)
machine translation and multilingual (or cross-lingual) information
retrieval.

Among the languages which have attracted higher interest recently are
some of the "low-density" languages, in which very little research and
resources exist. A semantic network in such a language would be a very
useful resource; however, the amount of needed resources and the
length of time needed to hand-construct such a network is often
prohibitive. To add to the problem, some minority languages
(especially the indigeneous languages) have very different language
structures, which may become problematic when attempting to fit
concepts in those languages to wordnet hierarchies which were
constructed for languages such as English.

The goal of this one-day workshop is to explore issues surrounding the
construction of semantic networks, including the construction of
wordnets for minority languages and multilingual wordnets. In
addition, we would like to invite papers and demos on industrial
applications.

Submissions:
Instructions on submitting papers can be found on the workshop website at 
http://www.ee.ust.hk/~semanet02/

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: May 15th, 2002 (NOTE: DEADLINE EXTENDED!)
Notification of Acceptances: June 17th, 2002
Camera-Ready Copies due: July 1st
Workshop: August 31

Organizing Committee: 
Grace Ngai (Weniwen Technologies)
Pascale Fung (Weniwen Technologies and Hong Kong University of Science and
Technology)
Kenneth W. Church (AT&T Labs)
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