LINGUIST List 13.1727

Tue Jun 18 2002

Calls: Computational Ling, Syntax & Semantics

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  1. jshin, [COLING-02] Tutorials -Call for Participation, early registration
  2. DagmarHaumann, call for papers as mail (from

Message 1: [COLING-02] Tutorials -Call for Participation, early registration

Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 17:47:18 +0800 (CST)
From: jshin <>
Subject: [COLING-02] Tutorials -Call for Participation, early registration


 24 (Sat) - 25 (Sun) August, 2002, Academia Sinica, Taipei, TAIWAN

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** REMINDER: Early Registration extended to June 22 !! (30+% saving!!)
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Special Issues on:

 Computational Linguistics && Chinese Language Processing (*) 08/24 am/pm

 Bio-Informatics && NLP Issues 08/25 am/pm

 Open-Domain Textual Question Answering 08/25 am

 Probabilistic Computational Psycholinguistics 08/25 pm

(*) Co-Sponsored by ACL-SIGHAN: Special Interest Group on Chinese
	Language Processing (
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COLING has been the most important international conference on
Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing for nearly
40 years. The 19th International Conference on Computational
Linguistics (COLING 2002) will be held in the Howard International
House and Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, from August 24 to September
1, 2002.

The biennial conference COLING 2002 this year will provide both
pre-conference tutorials and post-conference workshops, in addition to
the main conference. There will be four major tutorial issues divided
into six 3-hour units during COLING 2002.

The first major issue will be Computational Linguistics and Chinese
Language Processing. This tutorial will focus on Chinese language
processing topics including Intelligent Character Encoding (Ching-Chun
Hsieh, Academia Sinica), Treebanking and Parsing (Keh-jiann Chen,
Academia Sinica), and Corpus-Based Methods in Chinese Morphology
(Richard Sproat, AT&T Labs). The whole scope will cover most of the
interesting and special characteristics that make Chinese language
processing a different and difficult task. It will be co-sponsored
with the ACL-SIGHAN. People interested in Chinese language processing
issues should not miss the two tutorial units and the SigHan Workshop

The second major issue focuses on NLP and Bio-Informatics. People
nowadays are becoming more and more interested in knowing how the
languages of humans differ from the languages of God. NLP researchers
and biologists feel strongly that the two communities can work
together to make things different. Our biologists, Toshihisa Takagi,
Takako Takai (University of Tokyo), Ken-ichiro Fukuda (National
Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, AIST, Tokyo,
JAPAN) will discuss some theoretical issues in Bio-Informatics and how
NLP techniques can help extracting and migrating biological data from
the huge amount of historical archives and databases to speedup
biology study. Our computational linguists, Jun-Ichi Tsujii
(University of Tokyo and UMIST, ICCL permanent member), and Aravind
Joshi (University of Pennsylvania, ICCL permanent member), on the
other hand, will talk about the application of Information Extraction
techniques in Bio-informatics and some applications of NLP Techniques
for Modeling Biological Sequences in this tutorial. You could expect
that such interaction between the biologists and computational
linguists will bring to our communities many brand new ideas.

While simple information retrieval and information extraction
techniques are useful for many language processing tasks, including
mining biological rules as discussed in the above major issue, such
techniques combined in an intuitive way may not really provide us with
good answers for many critical questions. In the third major tutorial
issue, our QA experts, Professors Sanda M. Harabagiu (University of
Texas) and Dan Moldovan (University of Texas) will tell us how an
Open-Domain Textual Question Answering system could be constructed to
serve well. Professor Harabagiu's systems had proved to be outstanding
in the community. Therefore, you should really attend this course if
you want more secrete behind the scenes.

The forth major tutorial issue is Probabilistic Computational
Psycholinguistics. This issue is important because every sentence that
we processed has its psycholinguistics and cognitive process behind
it. The more we know such psycholinguistic models the more we can
process the sentences better. Professor Dan Jurafsky (University of
Colorado) will lead you to the world of computational
psycholinguistics and cognitive modeling in the sentence, lexical and
discourse levels through this course.

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Course Outlines:

Please refer to the following web-page for course outlines and further

Additional information about on-line registration can be found on:

Official URL of COLING-2002 is:
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ICCL Advisor on Workshops and Tutorials

 Prof. Antonio Zampolli 
 Istituto di Linguistica 
 Computazionale, CNR 
 Via della Faggiola 32
 I-56100 Pisa, 
 ITALY tel:+39-50-560481
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 Chu-Ren Huang
 Institute of Linguistics
 Academia Sinica
 Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan


 Kathleen Ahrens
 Graduate Institute of Linguistics
 National Taiwan University
 1, Section 4, Roosevelt Road
 Taipei 106, Taiwan

 Jing-Shin Chang
 Computer Science & Information Engineering
 National Chi-Nan University
 1 University Road, Puli
 Nantou 545, Taiwan

 Martha Palmer
 Computer & Information Science
 University of Pennsylvania
 200 S. 33rd Street
 Phila. PA 19104-6389, USA
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 COLING-2002 (Taipei)

 The 19th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

 24 August - 1 September, 2002

 Official URL:
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Important Dates:

* Early Registration Deadline: 22, June.

Tutorials: 24 (Sat) - 25 (Sun) August, 2002 (Academia Sinica)
Conference: 26 (Mon) - 30 (Fri) August, 2002 (Howard International House)
Post-Conference Workshops: 31 (Sat) - 1 September, 2002 (Academia Sinica)
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Message 2: call for papers as mail (from

Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 11:31:39 EDT
From: DagmarHaumann <>
Subject: call for papers as mail (from

Call for papers

As part of the Annual Meeting of the German Linguistic Society
(Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Sprachwissenschaft), to be held in Munich,
Germany, 26-28.02.2003, there will be a two-day workshop
(27.-28.03.2003) on the following topic:

"The (non)distinction of the syntax and semantics of adjectives and adverbs"

Since adjectives and adverbs are diachronically and categorially as
well as synchronically and morphologically related, these two
categories are often conceived of as one conflating category the
members of which are often hard to distinguish on the basis of formal
criteria. Both the structural parallels that exist between adjectival
and adverbial projections and the functional and semantic parallels
these elements display (in the context of nouns and verbs) are also
closely related to the categorial non-distinction of adjectives and
adverbs. However, this characterization does not hold true for all
adjectives and adverbs. A case in point applies to adjectives and
adverbs that display syntactic, functional and semantic similarities
with elements of other syntactic categories such as determiners,
numerals and quantifiers in the case of adjectives and such as
prepositions, particles and degree words in the case of adverbs.
Contributions taking a theoretical and / or empirical perspective one
(or more) of the following topics are invited:

- (non)distinction and lexical representation of adjectives and adverbs
- morphological aspects of adjectives and adverbs
- adjectives and adverbs in word formation processes
- the structure of adjectival and adverbial projections
- functional categories within and complexity of adjectival and
	adverbial projections
- synchronic and diachronic development of adjectives and adverbs
- universality of adjectives and adverbs
- prosodic restrictions on adjective and adverb placement
- pragmatic restrictions on adjective and adverb placement

Papers should not exceed 20 minutes ( + 10 minutes for discussion).
Would those interested please mail a one-page abstract to the
organizers by August 15, 2002.,

Dr. Dagmar Haumann, Anglistische Linguistik, Universitat Erfurt,
Nordheuser Str. 63, D-99089 Erfurt

Dr. Britta Mondorf, Anglistik/Sprachwissenschaft, Universitat
Paderborn, Warburger Str. 100, D-33098 Paderborn
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