LINGUIST List 13.1305

Thu May 9 2002

Calls: Chinese Lang Processing, Conceptual Structure

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  1. Olivia Kwong, SigHAN Workshop: Extension of Deadline -- Please post
  2. kemmer, CSDL 2002 Last Call for Papers

Message 1: SigHAN Workshop: Extension of Deadline -- Please post

Date: Wed, 08 May 2002 09:28:30 +0800
From: Olivia Kwong <rloliviacityu.edu.hk>
Subject: SigHAN Workshop: Extension of Deadline -- Please post

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS **EXTENSION OF DEADLINE**

First SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing
In Conjunction with COLING 2002
1 September 2002
Taipei, Taiwan

**TO BE IN LINE WITH OTHER COLING WORKSHOPS, THE DEADLINE FOR
SUBMISSION IS NOW EXTENDED TO 15 MAY 2002.**

There are unique problems and interests in the computational
processing of Chinese language. Apart from the foremost problem of
word segmentation (with complications arising from Chinese not being
written in an alphabetic script), there is growing interest in many
other areas, including lexical semantics, discourse processing, corpus
development and annotation, just to name a few. Core research groups
on Chinese language processing (CLP) are found in almost every major
Chinese-speech community, e.g. Beijing, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and
Singapore, and extending afar to Japan, Korea, and even the USA.

SIGHAN is established in 2001 as an ACL Special Interest Group to
realize and promote such a widespread interest, and COLING 2002 offers
the ideal time and place for its first workshop. It is a suitable
moment for researchers in the field to get together again to discuss
their latest progress and to inspire one another to break new grounds,
following the success of the CLP workshop two years ago at ACL-2000 in
Hong Kong.

Paper submissions are invited for original and unpublished research on
all aspects of Chinese language processing, including but not limited
to:
. word segmentation
. part-of-speech tagging
. syntax and parsing
. lexicons and semantics
. discourse processing
. generation
. corpus development
. speech processing
. NLP applications with Chinese language
. Language engineering related to Chinese


Method of Submission:

Papers should be written in English and may not exceed 7 pages
(including references, and using 11pt or 12pt for the main text).
Submissions outside this length are subject to be rejected without
review. An optional 1-page abstract written in Chinese might be
included in the submission. Simultaneous submission to other
conferences or workshops must be clearly indicated on the
identification page (see below). Nevertheless, a paper accepted for
presentation in the SIGHAN workshop cannot be presented or have been
presented in any other meeting with publicly published available
proceedings.

A4 format should be used and margins should be set so that the text
lies within a rectangle of 6.5 x 9 inches (16.5 x 23 cm). Please use
Times New Roman, 11 or 12 points for text, 14 or 16 points for
headings and title. Use 2 columns after title and abstract. Figures
may range across columns. We strongly recommend the use of the LaTeX
style files (colaclsub.sty with acl.bst for bibliography) or MS-Word
document template, downloadable from
http://www.ikp.uni-bonn.de/coling2002/psg.html.

As reviewing will be blind, self-references that reveal the author's
identity (e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) .") should be
avoided in the submission. Instead, use references like "Smith
previously showed (Smith, 1991) .".

Please include, on a separate identification page, the following
information: title, name(s) of author(s), affiliation(s), email
address(es), topic area, up to 5 keywords, whether the paper is under
consideration for other conferences, and a short summary of the paper.

Electronic submissions are preferred. Acceptable file formats are
Portable Document Format (.pdf), PostScript (.ps), and MS Word (.doc),
with all non-ASCII fonts embedded. Please send your file in an
attachment to sighan.clp2002cityu.edu.hk.

Hard copies will be accepted only under exceptional circumstances. If
you are submitting by hard copy, please send TWO copies of your paper
to the following address:
 c/o Olivia Kwong
 Language Information Sciences Research Centre
 City University of Hong Kong
 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon
 HONG KONG

Submissions must be received by 15 May 2002 (**EXTENDED**). Note that
hard copy submissions should also reach us by the same date.


Important Dates:

Paper Submission Deadline: 15 May 2002 **EXTENDED**
Acceptance Notification: 10 June 2002
Camera-ready Paper Due: 1 July 2002
Workshop Date: 1 September 2002


Program Committee:

Benjamin K. Tsou (Chair), City University of Hong Kong
Aitao Chen, University of California, Berkeley
Keh-Jiann Chen, Academia Sinica, Taipei
Zhendong Dong, Chinese Information Processing Society of China
Tom Emerson, Basis Technology
Chu-Ren Huang, Academia Sinica, Taipei
Aravind Joshi, University of Pennsylvania
K.L. Kwok, Queens College, CUNY
Olivia Kwong, City University of Hong Kong
Tom Lai, City University of Hong Kong
Wenjie Li, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Robert Luk, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Helen Meng, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jian-Yun Nie, Universite de Montreal
Martha Palmer, University of Pennsylvania
Yan Qu, Clairvoyance Corporation
Philip Resnik, University of Maryland
Richard Sproat, AT&T Labs
Keh-Yih Su, Behavior Design Corporation
Maosong Sun, Tsinghua University, Beijing
Chew Lim Tan, National University of Singapore
Hsiao-Chuan Wang, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu
Kam-Fai Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Andi Wu, Microsoft Research
Fei Xia, IBM
Shiwen Yu, Peking University
Ming Zhou, Microsoft Research Asia
Qiang Zhou, Tsinghua University, Beijing


Contacts:

For any questions regarding paper submissions or enquiries about the
workshop, please email us at sighan.clp2002cityu.edu.hk.
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Message 2: CSDL 2002 Last Call for Papers

Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 20:45:39 -0500 (CDT)
From: kemmer <kemmerruf.rice.edu>
Subject: CSDL 2002 Last Call for Papers

LAST CALL FOR PAPERS

6th CONFERENCE ON
CONCEPTUAL STRUCTURE, DISCOURSE AND LANGUAGE


RICE UNIVERSITY
Houston, Texas
OCTOBER 12-14, 2002


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

JOHN LUCY, University of Chicago (tentative)
RONALD LANGACKER, University of Californa, San Diego
SUSANNA CUMMING, University of California, Santa Barbara


CSDL 6 welcomes papers in the fields of Cognitive Linguistics,
Discourse, Functional Linguistics, and Speech and Language Processing,
dealing with all aspects of language (structure, acquisition,
variation, change) and all levels of language (phonology,
morphosyntax, lexicon, discourse, and neural processing).

There will be a general session and a poster session.

ABSTRACTS DEADLINE: May 10, 2002 (see abstract guidelines on website below). 
 Small grace period: The abstracts will be accepted until May 12, 2002. 
ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION DATE: June 15, 2002
PREREGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 1, 2002
CONFERENCE WEBSITE: http://www.rice.edu/csdl 

CONTACT INFO: Michel Achard (achardrice.edu) and Suzanne Kemmer
(kemmerrice.edu)


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