LINGUIST List 13.284

Sun Feb 3 2002

Calls: Computational Ling, Applied Ling

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  1. Claudia Kunze, LREC 2002 Workshop on Wordnet Structures and Standardization (2nd Call)
  2. Emmy Goldknopf, Call for Papers -- Communication Disorders: Issues in Applied Linguistics announces a special issue

Message 1: LREC 2002 Workshop on Wordnet Structures and Standardization (2nd Call)

Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2002 13:34:59 +0100 (MET)
From: Claudia Kunze <>
Subject: LREC 2002 Workshop on Wordnet Structures and Standardization (2nd Call)

Workshop on Wordnet Structures and Standardization and how these
affect Wordnet Applications and Evaluation

 Workshop held in conjunction with the
Third Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2002)
 in Las Palmas, Spain

 May 28, 2002


Wordnets, which are structured along the lines of the Princeton
WordNet, have become popular lexical-semantic resources in the field
of language technology. Various initiatives to monolingual and
multilingual wordnet construction have been launched (EuroWordNet,
BalkaNet, Portuguese Wordnet etc.), and numerous language processing
tasks rely on wordnet resources and their implicit knowledge

Existing wordnets vary as with respect to their stage of development,
coverage of concepts, encoding principles of linguistic contents and
semantic relations, and thus their applicability in different NLP
tasks. Furthermore, language-specific peculiarities of wordnets have
to be considered in the field of cross-lingual applications. Recently
attempts have been made towards the construction of wordnets for the
less-studied languages, which are in need of reliable standards,
yielding at the same time new perspectives on wordnet construction.

This one-day workshop emphasizes two major topics: wordnet structures
for less-studied languages on the one hand, and wordnet
standardization, evaluation and application on the other hand. The
workshop aims at bringing together wordnet builders and wordnet
appliers from academia and industries in order to integrate the
efforts being made by different sites.

One major topic focuses on wordnets for less-studied languages,
i.e. Eastern European and Scandinavian languages which have recently
started developing sementic networks in order to exchange new
approaches for linguistic structures and architectures of semantic
networks and communicate their preliminary results to a wider research

The other major topic discusses standardization issues for wordnets
and wordnet-related tools, as well as evaluation of wordnet resources
and the information encoded in them, and experiences with wordnet
applications in the area of information retrieval and sense tagging.

Conference topics:

- guidelines and methodologies for building wordnets;
- new approaches to wordnet construction;
- building of wordnets for less-studied languages;
- architecture of semantic networks and its relationship
to the language type;
- semantic relations of less-studied languages and
their representations;
- structure as language-independent module;
- applicability of WordNet assumptions to other language types;
- standardization of wordnet specifications including the
Interlingual Index as a universal index of meaning;
- standardization of wordnet representations as with respect to
metalanguages (XML, etc.);
- compatibility issues with regard to different formal representations;
- criteria and methods for verifying the content encoded in wordnets;
- consistency checking, comparison and evaluation of wordnet modules;
- evaluation of the value being added by integrating wordnets in
natural language processing tasks;
- experiences from sense-tagging with wordnets.


Papers are invited that will describe existing research connected to
the topics of the workshop. Each presentation will be 20 minutes long
(15 minutes and 5 minutes of discussion). Each submission should
indicate: title; author(s); affiliation(s); and contact author's
e-mail address, postal address, telephone and fax numbers. Abstracts
(maximum 1.500 words, plain-text format) should be sent to the
respective contact persons:

Papers related to Wordnet Structures and Applications for the
Less-Studied Languages should be submitted to:

Papers related to Wordnet Applications, Standardization & Evaluation
should be submitted to:

All submissions will be reviewed by an international programme
committee. Accepted papers will be published in the Workshop

The final version of the accepted papers should be no longer than
4,000 words or 10 A4 pages. Instructions for formatting and
presentation of the final version will be sent to authors upon
notification of acceptance.

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission: 10th of February 2002
Notification of acceptance: 			10th of March 2002
Final version of paper for workshop proceedings: 5th of April 2002

Pre-conference Workshop: 			28th of May 2002

Organizing Committee

Dimitris N. Christodoulakis (Patras University, Greece)
Claudia Kunze/ Lothar Lemnitzer (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
Karel Pala (Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic)

Contact Persons

Prof. Dimitris N. Christodoulakis
Databases Laboratory of Computer Engineering & Informatics Department
Patras University
GR 26500 Greece
Phone: +30 61 960 385
Fax: +30 61 960 438

Claudia Kunze
Seminar fuer Sprachwissenschaft
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstr. 113
D-72074 Tuebingen
Phone: +49 7071 29 77474
Fax: +49 7071 551335

Programme Committee

Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University, USA)
Piek Vossen (Irion Technology Delft, The Netherlands)
Kemal Oflazer (Sabanci University Istanbul, Turkey)
Sofia Stamou (CTI Patras, Greece)
Jeroen Hoppenbrouwers (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
Randee Tengi (Princeton University, USA)
Wim Peters (Sheffield University, GB)
Kadri Vider (Universtiy of Tartu, Estonia)
Julio Gonzales (UNED Madrid, Spain)
Palmira Marrafa (University of Lisboa, Portugal)
Paul Buitelaar (DFKI Saarbruecken, Germany)
Andreas Wagner (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
Erhard Hinrichs (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
Simonetta Montemagni (University of Pisa, Italy)
R.J.H.M Ermers (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Workshop Fee

for Conference participants: 90 EURO
for others: 140 EURO

To obtain further information about the workshop please visit or

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Message 2: Call for Papers -- Communication Disorders: Issues in Applied Linguistics announces a special issue

Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2002 01:44:23 -0800
From: Emmy Goldknopf <>
Subject: Call for Papers -- Communication Disorders: Issues in Applied Linguistics announces a special issue

Call for Papers

Issues in Applied Linguistics invites submissions for the upcoming

Special Issue on Communication Disorders

Deadline: March 15, 2002

We are looking for research which draws upon the varied resources of
Applied Linguistics and related fields to explore diverse aspects of
communication disorders, including their causes, nature, context,
consequences, and treatment. Examples of communication disorders
include but are not limited to expressive-receptive language disorder,
phonological disorder, Specific Language Impairment, communication
disorders which are associated with brain damage (such as aphasia) or
with genetic disorders, and communication disorders associated with
psychiatric diagnoses such as autism or schizophrenia.

We invite papers which approach communication disorders from a wide
variety of perspectives such as
 *Speech pathology
 *Language Acquisition
 *Language Assessment
 *Discourse analysis
 *Conversation Analysis/Talk-in-Interaction

Manuscripts for this special issue must be received by March 15, 2002.

Issues in Applied Linguistics is a refereed journal published by the
graduate students of UCLA's Department of Applied Linguistics and
TESL. We are particularly interested in publishing new departures and
cross- disciplinary applied linguistic research. For more information
please see our website at

For information about this special issue, please contact Emmy
Goldknopf at: or Debra Friedman at

Information for contributors:

Contributions should be submitted in three copies and sent to Emmy
Goldknopf or Debra Friedman, Editors, Issues in Applied Linguistics,
Applied Linguistics & TESL, UCLA, 3300 Rolfe Hall, P.O. Box
91531-1531, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1531.

Manuscripts should be printed double spaced (including references,
examples, etc.) on one side only of white 8 1/2 by 11 or A4 paper and
use black printing ink. Figures and tables should be camera ready,
numbered, provided with a caption, and printed on separate sheets.
Please attach a cover sheet with the following information: a) the
full title of your paper, b) your name, c) name and address of your
institution (or other address where you can best be reached), d) your
phone number (work and home), FAX-number and E-mail address, and e)
short title of your paper (for running head). The first page must
include an abstract of the article which is less than 150 words.
Authors should also supply a biographical note of approximately 50

References: References and citations should be made using APA format
as described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological
Association, Fourth or Fifth Edition.

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