LINGUIST List 13.142

Mon Jan 21 2002

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  1. Jan Hajic, EMNLP'02 Call For Papers
  2. Methods for Modalities, AiML 2002: First Call for Papers

Message 1: EMNLP'02 Call For Papers

Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 16:10:14 +0100 (CET)
From: Jan Hajic <>
Subject: EMNLP'02 Call For Papers

 2002 Conference on Empirical Methods
 in Natural Language Processing
 (EMNLP 2002)

 Preliminary Call for Papers

SIGDAT, the Association for Computational Linguistics' special
interest group on linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to NLP,
invites submissions to EMNLP 2002. The conference will be held at
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA on July 6-7,
immediately preceding the anniversary 40th meeting of the ACL (ACL

We are interested in papers from academia, government, and industry on
all areas of traditional interest to the SIGDAT community and aligned
fields, including but not limited to:

- information extraction
- information retrieval
- language and dialog modeling
- lexical acquisition
- machine translation
- multilingual technologies
- question answering
- statistical parsing
- summarization
- tagging
- term and named entity extraction
- word sense disambiguation
- word, term, and text segmentation
- general NLP-related machine learning techniques:
 theory, methods and algorithms
 (incl. text mining, smoothing, etc.)

As a follow-up to last year's focus on analyzing the current
"Successes and Challenges" in the corpus-based methods, we encourage
submissions on the theme

 "The Next Big Thing in Data-driven NLP"

We solicit papers that describe attempts to substantially and
radically deviate from current practice of simple adaptations of
existing and usually well-studied methods. All directions of a venture
to a territory previously unknown (or once abandoned for one reason or
another) to NLP are welcome, such as but not limited to

- using Really Large Corpora (cf. last year's Brill's talk);
- using previously neglected methods, including those from
 non-NLP fields, such as biology, nuclear physics, or
 finance, with promising results and/or reasonable potential
 for the future;
- employing known methods in a radically different way or on
 problems they were not tried upon previously, with truly
 significant improvement;
- combining intuition-based and data-based methods
 (finally!) with substantially improved results on known

We stress though that such papers, however radical their content might
be, stick to the usual practice of documenting the results using
standard experimental and evaluation practice. That does not exclude
that authors provide extended final section in their submissions,
discussing perhaps even slightly speculatively what the future might
look like.


Submissions should take the form of full papers (3200 words or less,
excluding references) describing original, unpublished work. Papers
being submitted to other meetings must provide this information on the
title page.

More info will be coming soon; see also last year EMNLP's
website at

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: April 4, 2002
Acceptance notification: May 8, 2002
Camera-ready copy due: June 6, 2002
Conference: July 6-7, 2002

Conference Organizers:

- Jan Hajic (chair), Charles University, Prague, Czech
 Republic (
- Yuji Matsumoto (co-chair), Nara Institute of Science
 and Technology (

Conference URL:
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Message 2: AiML 2002: First Call for Papers

Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 16:20:54 +0100
From: Methods for Modalities <>
Subject: AiML 2002: First Call for Papers


 AiML 2002
 Advances in Modal Logic 
 September 30 - October 2, 2002, Toulouse

DEADLINE: May 15, 2002

Advances in Modal Logic is an initiative aimed at presenting an
up-to-date picture of the state of the art in modal logic and its many
applications. The initiative consists of a conference series together
with volumes based on the conferences.

AiML 2002 is the fourth conference organized as part of this
initiative. It will be held September 30 - October 2, 2002 in
Toulouse, France.

Topics of interest include: 
 o complexity and decidability of modal and temporal logics, 
 o deontic logic, 
 o description logics, 
 o dynamic logic, 
 o epistemic logic, 
 o modal logics of space, 
 o modal logic and game theory, 
 o modal logic and grammar formalisms, 
 o modal realism and anti-realism, 
 o modal and temporal logic programming and theorem proving, 
 o model theory and proof theory of modal and temporal logic, 
 o representation of time in natural language semantics, 
 o non-monotonic modal logics,
 o provability logic, 
 o common-sense temporal reasoning.
Papers on related subjects will also be considered.

During the workshop there will be a special session on modal logics of

Invited speakers include:
 o M. Fitting (USA)
 o R. Goldblatt (New Zealand)
 o I. Hodkinson (UK)
 o C. Lutz (Germany)
 o H. Ono (Japan)
 o P. Schnoebelen (France)

Authors are invited to submit a detailed abstract of a full paper of
at most 10 pages (a4paper, 11pt) by e-mail to one of the programme
chairs, using `AiML Submission' as the subject line. The cover page
should include title, names of authors, the coordinates of the
corresponding author, and some keywords describing the topic of the
paper. To be considered, submissions must be received no later than
May 15, 2002.

Note that at least one author of each accepted paper is required to
register for and attend the conference to present the paper.

Preliminary versions of the full papers should be made available at
the workshop; the proceedings volumes will be submitted to CSLI
Publications. Notification date for the conference is July 15, 2002;
for the volumes it is December 1, 2002.

 P. Balbiani (France)
 G. Corsi (Italy)
 L. Farinas del Cerro (France)
 M. de Rijke (Netherlands)
 L. Moss (USA)
 M. Reynolds (Australia)
 R. Schmidt (UK)
 N.-Y. Suzuki (Japan)
 H. Wansing (Germany)
 F. Wolter (Germany)
 M. Zakharyaschev (UK)

 Nobu-Yuki Suzuki
 Department of Mathematics
 Faculty of Sciences
 Shizuoka University
 Ohya 836, Shizuoka 422 8529 Japan

 Frank Wolter
 Institut fuer Informatik
 Leipzig University
 Augustusplatz 10 - 11
 04109 Leipzig

 Philippe Balbiani, Toulouse Luis Farinas del Cerro, Toulouse

 Submission deadline: May 15, 2002
 Notification: July 15, 2002
 Conference: September 30 - October 2, 2002
 Preliminary version for workshop volume due: at the workshop
 Notification of acceptance for publication: December 1, 2002

Information about AiML-2002 can be obtained at

E-mail enquiries about AiML-2002 should be directed to
<> or <>. 

Information about AiML can be obtained at
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