LINGUIST List 13.1892

Wed Jul 10 2002

Calls: Natural Lang Processing,Natural Lang Processing

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  1. Fabio Ciravegna, CFP: IEEE Intelligent Systems: Special Issue on Advances in Natural Language Processing
  2. Diego Molla, 2nd CFP -- ANLP2002

Message 1: CFP: IEEE Intelligent Systems: Special Issue on Advances in Natural Language Processing

Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2002 10:34:51 +0100
From: Fabio Ciravegna <>
Subject: CFP: IEEE Intelligent Systems: Special Issue on Advances in Natural Language Processing


 IEEE Intelligent Systems:

 Special Issue on Advances in Natural Language Processing



 Fabio Ciravegna University of Sheffield, UK
 Sanda Harabagiu , University of Texas at Dallas, USA

The inherent complexity of processing human language imposes several
challenging difficulties for the integration of the Natural Language
Processing (NLP) technology in current systems. This special issue
intends to present the state-of-the-art in Natural Language Technology
when applied to either text or speech processing. We invite original
and high quality submission reporting on NLP applications or
describing implemented NLP systems either in isolation or as part of
broader systems.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

 Question answering
 Information Extraction
 Summarization and generation
 Machine translation

In particular we welcome papers focusing on:
 Applications involving the use of NLP;
 Opportunities for the use of NLP; 
 Challenges and requirements of current state-of-the-art Natural
 Language Processing techniques (e.g. portability, robustness,
 efficiency and effectiveness issues);
 Novel applications of NLP techniques.

 September 15, 2002: Deadline for submission.
 October 15, 2002: Notification of acceptance
 November 7, 2002: Deadline final versions.

Format of Submission
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Please follow the instruction at 
Manuascript should be no longer than 35 double-spaced pages.

For any information, please refer to Fabio Ciravegna,, or Sanda Harabagiu,"

Please visit the workshop page at:

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Message 2: 2nd CFP -- ANLP2002

Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 12:30:25 +1000
From: Diego Molla <>
Subject: 2nd CFP -- ANLP2002


 Second Call for Papers

 Workshop: 2nd December 2002
 Submissions due: 31st July 2002
 Canberra, Australia


A one-day workshop on Natural Language Processing will be held in
conjunction with the Australian AI conference (AI'02) in Canberra:

The goals of the workshop are:

 * to bring together the growing NLP community in Australia and New
 * to provide an opportunity for the broader artificial
 intelligence community to become aware of local NLP research;
 * to provide a forum for discussion of new research;
 * to foster interaction between academic and industrial research.

Our hope is to get as many Australasian NLPers together as possible to
encourage dialogue between those working on similar topics and between
areas with a - perhaps as yet untapped - potential to interact.

The workshop proceedings will be published with an ISBN number.


We invite the submission of papers on substantial, original, and
unpublished research on all aspects of natural language processing,
including, but not limited to:

 * speech understanding and generation;
 * phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and
 * interpreting and generating spoken and written language;
 * linguistic, mathematical, and psychological models of language;
 * language-oriented information extraction and retrieval;
 * corpus-based and statistical language modeling;
 * machine translation and translation aids;
 * natural language interfaces and dialogue systems;
 * message and narrative understanding systems;
 * computational lexicography.

We welcome submissions on any topic that is of interest to the NLP
community, but we particularly encourage submissions that broaden the
scope of our community through the consideration of practical NLP
applications. We especially invite people from industry working on NLP
to send us their submissions and offer an opportunity to discuss and
demonstrate their latest applications in front of an informed


 * Diego Molla-Aliod, Macquarie University (Co-chair)
 * Sabine Geldof, Macquarie University (Co-chair)
 * Dominique Estival, Human Systems Integration Group, DSTO (AU)
 * Alistair Knott, University of Otago (NZ)
 * Christopher Manning, Stanford University (USA)
 * Cecile Paris, CSIRO (AU)
 * Jon Patrick, University of Sydney (AU)
 * Graeme Ritchie, University of Edinburgh (UK)
 * Peter Wallis, University of Melbourne (AU)
 * Eric Wehrli, University of Geneva (CH)


The length of the submissions should not exceed 8 pages, printed
single-spaced in 11 point font. For the camera-ready version of the
papers, please follow the instructions detailed on the workshop's
homepage (instructions for authors).

The first page of your submission should include:

 - paper title,
 - author name(s) and affiliation,
 - complete addresses including email address and fax number,
 - keywords,
 - abstract.

Only electronic submissions of PDF or PostScript files will be
accepted. If we cannot print your file by the submission date it will
be rejected without being reviewed. Therefore you are encouraged to
send an early version with the typographical complexity of your final
intended version so that we can check it is printable. Electronic
submissions should be sent to


Paper submission: Wednesday 31st July 2002
Notification of acceptance: Monday 16th September 2002
Camera-ready copy: Wednesday 16th October 2002
Workshop: 2nd December 2002


The ANLP2002 webpage will regularly be updated with useful information
about the workshop:

You can contact the workshop organisers for further information:

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