LINGUIST List 13.232

Mon Jan 28 2002

Calls: American Indigenous Lang,Computational Humour

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  1. Jeanie Castillo, Amended Call for Papers for the 2002 Workshop on American Indigenous Languages
  2. Salvatore Attardo, Call for papers Workshop on Computational Humor, Trento, Italy

Message 1: Amended Call for Papers for the 2002 Workshop on American Indigenous Languages

Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 16:38:17 -0800 (PST)
From: Jeanie Castillo <jeaniecumail.ucsb.edu>
Subject: Amended Call for Papers for the 2002 Workshop on American Indigenous Languages

**IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING ABSTRACTS FOR THE 5TH ANNUAL
WORKSHOP ON AMERICAN INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES**

It has come to our attention that several people experienced problems
submitting abstracts by email. Therefore, we are extending the
deadline for abstract submission to Thursday, January 31, 2002. If
you submitted an abstract and have not received email confirmation,
please resubmit your abstract to Jeanie Castillo at
jeaniecumail.ucsb.edu or fax it to (805) 893-7769. The call for
papers has been repeated below.

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Workshop on American Indigenous Languages
Santa Barbara, CA
April 26-28, 2002

The Linguistics department at the University of California, Santa
Barbara announces its fifth annual Workshop on American Indigenous
Languages (WAIL), which provides a forum for the discussion of
theoretical and descriptive linguistic studies of indigenous languages
of the Americas.

Anonymous abstracts are invited for talks on any topic in linguistics.
Talks will be 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for discussion.
Individuals may submit abstracts for one single and one co-authored
paper. Abstracts should be 500 words or less and can be submitted by
hard copy or email.

For hard copy submissions, please send five copies of your abstract
and a 3x5 card with the following information: (1) name; (2)
affiliation; (3) mailing address; (4) phone number; (5) email address;
(6) title of your paper.

Send hard copy submissions to:
 Workshop on American Indigenous Languages
 Department of Linguistics
 University of California, Santa Barbara
 Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Email submissions are encouraged. Include the information from the
3x5 card (above) in the body of the email message with the abstract as
an attachment. Please limit your abstracts to the following formats:
PDF, RTF, or Microsoft Word document.

Send email submissions to: 
 jeaniecumail.ucsb.edu

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS: January 31, 2002
Notification of acceptance will be by email by February 15, 2002.

For further information contact the conference coordinator at
waillinguistics.ucsb.edu or (805) 893-3776 or check out our website
at http://orgs.sa.uc
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Message 2: Call for papers Workshop on Computational Humor, Trento, Italy

Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 00:07:34 -0500
From: Salvatore Attardo <sattardoneo.rr.com>
Subject: Call for papers Workshop on Computational Humor, Trento, Italy

 CALL FOR PAPERS

THE APRIL FOOLS' DAY WORKSHOP ON COMPUTATIONAL HUMOUR

 http://haha.itc.it/FAWCHindex.html


April 15-16, 2002 
ITC-irst, Trento, ITALY

Despite its name, the April Fools' Day Workshop on Computational Humour is
a serious event. It aims at bringing together research results in the area
of computational humor, with an emphasis on the computational
interpretation and generation of verbal humor. The workshop follows the
successful International Workshop on Computational Humour held in Enschede
in 1996. The workshop is an initiative of HAHAcronym, the first European
project about computational humour. Workshop Organizers invite researchers
to submit original papers. For details on submission, the program or
participation, see below.

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Preliminary Announcement and Call for Papers

The April Fools' Day workshop aims at bringing together research results in
the area of computational humor, with an emphasis on the computational
interpretation and generation of verbal humor. Stimulating the interaction
between artificial intelligence (e.g. natural language technology) and
computational humor research is one of the goals of this workshop.

What 'intelligence' is required for the skillful use of humour ? How can
modelling humour contribute to modelling intelligence ? What role can
humour play in making systems look more intelligent ? A number of research
results on humour can suggest a computational treatment of the topic.

One assumption that underlies the research on computational humour is that
in future human-machine interaction, humans will demand a naturalness and
effectiveness that requires also the incorporation of models of possibly
all human cognitive capabilities, including the handling of humor. We
believe there are many practical settings where humour will add value.
Among them there are:

* business world applications (such as advertisement, e-commerce, etc...)
* general computer-mediated communication and human-computer interaction,
* increase the friendliness of natural language interfaces,
* edutainment and autonomous agents systems.



In addition to some invited papers there will be presentations of a
selected number of submitted papers. The Workshop Organizers invite
researchers to submit original papers as well any demonstrations of systems
relevant for the workshop. Details on submission can be found below.
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Topics 
Major topics of interest include, but are not restricted, to the following:


* computational theories of humor, irony and sarcasm
* artificial intelligence and creative language
* computational humour in applied systems
* the role of humor in human-machine interaction
* machine translation and verbal humor
* formalization and processing of humorous language
* semiotics of humor
* storytelling and humour
* multimodal humour
* ... 
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Program Committee 

* Chairman: Oliviero Stock (ITC-irst, Italy)
* Salvatore Attardo (Youngstown University, USA)
* Kim Binsted (I-Chara, Japan)
* Douglas Hofstadter (Indiana University, USA)
* Anton Nijholt (University of Twente,The Netherlands)
* Andrew Ortony (Northwestern University, USA)
* Victor Raskin (Purdue University, USA)
* Willibald Ruch (Queens University, Belfast, UK)
* Carlo Strapparava (ITC-irst, Italy)
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Invited Speakers 

* Salvatore Attardo (Youngstown University, USA)
* Graeme Ritchie (Edinburgh, Scotland)
* Victor Raskin (Purdue University, USA)
* .... 
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Proceedings

The proceedings will be available at the workshop. It is planned to have a
selection of the papers (after a second process of reviewing) published in
a book/international journal.

Papers will be reviewed by the members of the program committee. Submitted
papers must be written in the workshop specific format and must not be
longer than 10 pages (including bibliography) . They should be submitted
electronically to foolsdayitc.it.
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Important Dates 
January 31, 2002: submission
February 20, 2002: acceptance notification
March 5, 2002: final paper due
April 15-16, 2002: workshop
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